Getting close to nature at Greengables Day Nursery
After reading the story of ‘Superworm’ by beloved children’s author, Julia Donaldson, pre-schoolers from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor were inspired to find out more about the insects from the book and even get up close and personal with them.
The children began researching the invertebrates by gathering pictures and information, before going on a worm hunt in the garden of the day nursery on Yeovil Road, where they were then transferred into the homemade wormery for further observations.
Pre-schoolers developed their mathematical skills by measuring the worms in order to monitor their growth whilst in the wormery, as well as taking note of the various foods they enjoyed eating, including leftover fruit and vegetable scraps.
Greengables Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Julia Grant explained;
“We love to follow the children’s interests in nursery to provide them with rich and exciting learning experiences, and this activity was no different. A wormery will recycle your waste food to make nutrient-rich compost for your plants and children will love watching the worms as they wiggle and navigate their way through the soil.”