INTRODUCTION: Colours in the Environment


Recognizing, identifying and being able to name colours are essential steps in the early education of all children. Colour knowledge is an important means of helping children to make comparisions and observe and explore their environment. Nature can contribute to a child's learning and development in a fun and interesting way.
The children can see colours all around them. They observe and explore their environment.
They explore the school garden for insects, animals, grasses, trees and flowers. They explore the colours of the sky and the sea. Lively and stimulating activities are carried out to reinforce these exciting discoveries.


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hndarrw01d.gif The Oceanographic Aquarium in Lisbona



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hndarrw01d.gif LEARNING COLOURS LEARNING ART
Firstly the pupils paid attention on some famous painters, MONET and VAN GOGH. Notice that we are concentrated on RED.

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hndarrw01d.gif The colour of the sea

We can see many colours in the sea water. The sea often looks blue because sunlight shines on tiny particles suspended in the water.
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hndarrw01d.gif The cockchafer is bronze

This is the cockchafer which came flying to our kindergarten in June. What body parts of the cockchafer are visible?
How many legs has it got? Count, please?
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hndarrw01d.gif The snail is grey and bronze

In our garden live many animals and insects. Today we met the snail. He moves very slowly. We observed how it moves.
We observe the colours of the snail which are grey and bronze. Everyone has snails in their garden. Garden Snails mainly eat garden plants and vegetables, but they will also eat decaying plants and soil. The snail is slimy and has a shell. Snails rely mainly on their sense of touch and smell when finding food because they have very poor eyesight. Snails cannot hear. They hibernate during the winter and live on their stored fat. Snails breathe with lungs.
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hndarrw01d.gifThe slains from Malta

The snail is all shades of brown. In the summer the snail finds a sheltered place to keep cool away from the summer heat. It finds places under stones and rocks. It seals the opening of his shell with material which doesn’t let it lose its moisture. It goes to sleep until the temperature is cooler. With the first rains, usually in October, it comes out to feed itself. There are many species of snails. There are some rare species of snails. There are also edible snails which are about four centimeters long and found distributed throughout the Maltese Islands. It prefers rocks and rubble walls. It is considered both an agricultural pest and a delicacy. /View more.../

hndarrw01d.gif Butterflies

Butterflies are colourful insect. One can see different colours on different butterflies. The butterfly starts its’ life as an egg, then larva or caterpillar - feeding on its preferred food plant and then turns into a pupa to become a butterfly, feeding on nectar. Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
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The benefits of earthworms are well-known. They are tireless tillers of our soils and their castings are the richest and best of all fertilizers. It is would be impossible to ever have too many in our gardens, unless you don't want lush, healthy plants!
Earthworms derive their nutrition from many forms of organic matter in soil, things like decaying roots and leaves, and living organisms. They can consume, in just one day, up to one third of their own body weight.
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