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The worm

During a walk outdoors, a group of children decide to 'rescue' a worm.

Good for looking at:

  • Outdoor play
  • Natural environment
  • Understanding the world
  • Communication
  • Cognitive and scientific development
  • Effective adult support


  • What cues can you see that show what the children are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How are the children learning?
  • Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • What affect the outdoor environment had on the children’s learning?