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n;vestigate launch March 2011. WHAT ARE 4 – 8s like? They are active They love to chat They have short concentration spans They are active & imaginative They are just learning to read & write Their vocabulary is limited They like routine and repetition They love to ask questions

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WHAT ARE 4 – 8s like?

They are active

They love to chat

They have short concentration spans

They are active & imaginative

They are just learning to read & write

Their vocabulary is limited

They like routine and repetition

They love to ask questions

They learn through personal experience

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SO....THE NEW PROGRAMME

Is based round the Explorer’s life experiences:

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INVESTIGATE....

Our Homes:

This n:vestigation looks at the importance and variety of homes - exploring what makes them special and happy places to live.

God’s Family:

This n:vestigation explores in simple terms what it means to be a

Christian.

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THE NEW PROGRAMME

..... is based round questions which they investigate:

Our Homes:

Week 01 – Why do we need homes?

Week 02 – What different homes do people live in?

Week 03 – How can you welcome visitors into your home?

Week 04 – What makes your home special?

Week 05 – How can you help around your home?

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THE NEW PROGRAMME

  • ..... has a routine for each week to give
  • security
  • Within each week’s investigation there
  • are activities under five headings:
  • ‘Explore it!
    • ‘Dig deep!’
    • ‘Get mucky!’
    • ‘Jump up!’
    • ‘Zoom in!’
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THE RESOURCE

20 booklets & a Leaders’ Guide

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GABBY

  • God gives strength
  • Girl of God
  • Likes to explore
  • Likes to share
  • Determined
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BARNEY

  • Encourager
  • Missionary
  • Likes to explore
  • Enthusiastic
  • Adventurous
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A

.... A story about Gabby and Barney

let s delve in
LET’S DELVE IN!

.... a story about Gabby and Barney

let s delve in1
LET’S DELVE IN!

.... exploring and applying interesting information and thoughts

Using a feely bag...

Play with a train set /

road lay out

let s delve in2
LET’S DELVE IN!

Green Cross Code Game

....physical activities games and challenges

Transport Game

let s delve in3
LET’S DELVE IN!

Create a paper plate boat

.... arts, crafts and creative, practical activities

Create a paper boat

let s delve in4
LET’S DELVE IN!

....getting help from the Bible & the Christian faith

Use your journey bag

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RESOURCE

Party blower

Journey bag

Walkie talkie

The Bible

Photo

let s delve in5
LET’S DELVE IN!

....getting help from the Bible & the Christian faith

Interactive Bible telling

Theme song

Linking story to the theme

Creative prayer ideas

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CELEBRATION

G&B stickers each week

At the end of the investigation get a big sticker with the name of the investigation on it

Leader to sign the book

Certificates available

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What awards will the explorers receive?

    • A new award system is being planned to launch in July 2011.
    • In the meantime:
    • 1 completed investigation = one metal badge/certificate
    • 4 completed investigations = 1 Explorer Star
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Be flexible

      • Adapt the timings
      • Decide who leads what
      • Change the activities
      • Add your own ‘signature’
      • Create your own investigation
  • And if there is time to spare:
      • Add in more games, chat time, meeting with other sections, extra activities.
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Extra Weeks

    • Have a games evening.
    • Dedicate an evening to cooking or craft activities.
    • Focus on a seasonal evening with activities related to Christmas, Easter, Mothers Day, Comic Relief day etc.
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What happens if I am part way through a star?

  • How do I fill in the badge form?
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WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME SEEK TO DO?

Fulfil our mission amongst 4-8 year olds:

‘The word became flesh and

blood and moved into the

neighbourhood..’

John 1:14 (Msg)

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WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME SEEK TO DO?

Fulfil our mission amongst 4-8 year olds:

Relational ...

Relevant ...

Responsive ...

Restorative ...

... seeing lives transformed and enriched!

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