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Holistic Planning

A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Soil and stone Stones Climb rocks and experience the heat and texture at different times of the day.
Soil and stone Stones Look underneath stones and see what you find (minibeasts, mycellium etc).
Soil and stone Stones Build a shelter for minibeasts from stones.
Soil and stone Stones Make artwork with the natural colours of stones e.g. grading from light to dark.
Soil and stone Stones Build a cairn together with different stones.
Soil and stone Stones Hit different stones together to make different sounds.
Soil and stone Stones Choose a stone with different patterns, colour, shape or size that you admire, then share and compare with friends.
Soil and stone Stones Listen to a story about the friendship between rocks and plants (rocks providing mineral, heat etc.).
Soil and stone Stones Learn about different types of stones.
Soil and stone Stones See, feel, smell different types of rocks and stone, and guess at how they were made.
Soil and stone Stones Notice the presence of different quantities and types of rocks and stones in different landscapes.
Soil and stone Stones Compare the growth of plants grown in the open, with plants grown near large rocks acting as heat stores (all other factors e.g. soil depth, should be kept equal).
Soil and stone Stones Identify common rocks in the region.
Soil and stone Stones Put rocks in a garden to catch and store heat energy in places where it is needed.
Soil and stone Stones Hear a story of how rocks were made and are still moving very slowly.
Soil and stone Stones Give thanks to stones and all the different things they give to us, e.g. warmth, buildings, walls, soil, a place for minibeasts to live.
Soil and stone Stones Learn the main ways which rocks are formed (if children interested can use names igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic) and how that relates to forming soils, thus our food.
Soil and stone Stones Explore which types of soil and stone resources are in the region and how that impacts on the different plants and animals that can live there.
Soil and stone Experiencing different landscapes (beaches, hills, forests, fields). Experience different landscapes - such as plains, hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, sea.
Soil and stone Experiencing different landscapes (beaches, hills, forests, fields). Play in different landscapes - beach, rivers, woodlands etc.

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