Winter Walks


Winter is upon us, but that is not going to stop us from playing and exploring! We put on our gumboots, jackets and beanie; and off we go on our weekly bush walks, which is a very special rite of passage for our four year old tamariki. 

Our Hapori Whānui (Community) focus is a valued part of our philosophy and curriculum here at Richmond Kindy, so we are very fortunate to be able to visit the bush reserve next door to our Kindy. Bush Kindy is been a great opportunity to explore nature and learn about Papatuanuku. We like to hunt for bugs, explore different fungi and learn about caring for our environment. On one of our adventures, the children from our neighbouring school, Waipapihi Primary School, had just been and they had collected twigs and branches to make a hut. We added a few branches to their creation and left it for the next person to find and enjoy. 

Getting out into the community creates so many different leaning experiences and it is a much loved part of our curriculum. Our tamariki always look forward to their next adventure and can’t wait to see what they will find next!