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A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
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Holistic planning (HP):

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Air Breath "Breathing pillows" - invite the children to lie down with their heads on each other's tummies, to feel each other's breath.
Air Weather Observe different shapes shifting and changing in the clouds.
Air Weather Work out ways to measure and record different aspects of the weather - the rainfall, wind direction, wind speed, hours of sunlight.
Air Weather In a creative visualisation, imagine being as light as a bird and flying through the air - what do you see?
Air Weather Become familiar with words of weather such as windy, foggy, hail etc.
Air Weather Feel where the wind is coming from (e.g. lick a finger and hold it up) try this on different days and in different places.
Air Weather Play with shadows and see how they change over a day.
Air Weather Celebrate the passing of the seasons (e.g. solstice or equinox) with rituals invented together with the children as well as traditional ones from local community or inspired by other peoples
Air Breath Find out that everything breathes in different ways (plants, fish, etc).
Air Measuring Weather Observe changes in the sky/clouds that announce changes in weather.
Air Weather Be outdoors playing in all weathers (including the wind and rain).
Air Weather Play with wind (e.g. pinwheels, kites, play sailboats, flags, musical instruments).
Air Weather See how far away you can feel someone blowing towards you.
Air Weather Feel the wind on the skin.
Air Breath Breathe in and then release the breathe with a beautiful sound.
Air Weather Make a wind dance.
Air Breath Notice your own breathing, try breathing like a turtle/rabbit/ladybug/mouse/horse/cow etc and see how it makes you feel.
Air Weather Read the book 'Little Cloud' by Eric Carle and then use your imagination to see shapes in the clouds outside.
Air Weather Sing songs which celebrate all the different types of weather (including rain and wind).
Air Measuring Weather Based on your weather measurements for a year, work out which plants are likely to grow well in your location.

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