Here's what happened and how we linked it to a story...
When we've crossed the bridge we feed the birds with some little bits of bread - not too much though. Hundreds (well it seemed like hundreds) of black-headed gulls fly down at this point and we are joined by some greylag geese and a family of swans - they're really big - bigger than the children. But the children love it - they point and laugh at the funny birds.
So we move on... run around the maze for a bit, have a snack, and then get out our scavenger hunt bags.
Later, at home, we read Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek - Suzy wants to be different from all the other geese and tries to imitate all the other animals - the children join in with the animal noises and actions. The Suzy tries to wake up the sleeping lion - we talk about whether this is such a good idea! A lovely story for joining in, sharing and promoting talk.
Why not explore the outdoors this week and talk about the changing seasons and the amazing wildlife we have here in the UK.
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