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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Act out the roles of different bacteria within a human digestive system, to appreciate how important bacteria are.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Make yoghurt, explaining that it is made by the multiplication of a particular bacteria.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Activate yeast to make bread, observing and hearing an explanation that the action of yeast is what creates the bubbles of air.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Role play a 'living beings' court in which some bacteria are being accused of being bad. Children act as the lawyer, prosecution, jury, judge. The children defend the positive contribution that bacteria make to the world and show that most bacteria are good.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Learn that there are many different types of bacteria and many of them help people (and other animals), and others can make them ill.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Learn that there are more bacteria in your body than there are human cells!
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Learn that the essential nutrient called vitamin B12 is made by bacteria in the digestive systems of humans and animals.
The animal, fungus and bacteria kingdoms The Microscopic World Learn that some bacteria are harmful, whilst others are helpful, thus it is necessary to wash your hands after touching animals, going to the toilet and before eating etc.
Using nature's gifts wisely Handcrafts Touch, smell, feel and see different materials (e.g. wool, cotton, hemp, bamboo).
Using nature's gifts wisely Handcrafts Learn some basic crafts (e.g. French knitting).
Using nature's gifts wisely Handcrafts Model clay (preferably harvested locally).
Using nature's gifts wisely Handcrafts Happa Zome/ textile imprinting.
Using nature's gifts wisely Handcrafts Listen to folk stories about traditional crafts.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Observe how waste can be reused.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Create a repair cafe with families repairing together, e.g. bicycles, toys etc.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Put food waste into the compost bin.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Create a simple work (e.g. art) with recycled materials e.g. instruments for a sound garden.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Create ways to exchange toys e.g. in a lottery or gift exchange.
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Experiment with filtering water with different materials (e.g. Galium aparine).
Using nature's gifts wisely What happens to our waste? Put coloured dye in water then put a celery stalk in, to watch how the dye rises in the stalk. This can show how chemicals in the water get into things that we eat.

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