28th January 2022
The last couple of weeks saw a return of cold weather again and we finally managed to make ice pendants and hung them on the trees. It was so cold that they were still hanging there at the end of the day, not just pieces of string as had happened on a previous occasion when they had all melted by lunch time.
The children have been practising how to use a knife and fork with playdough food and many are now finding that they tackle cutting up some of their own food at lunch time such as fish fingers and sausages - wonderful.
The children have been learning about animals hibernating in winter and headed off to the woods to build some homes that would be nice for animals to hibernate in, to keep them warm and dry. They were keen to check whether any animals had slept in the homes later in the week.
We have continued to explore the winter weather this week and felt sure our ice pendants would have frozen with all the cold temperatures, but alas not yet. There was plenty of moisture one morning which led to a very wet outside area with some stunning spider webs. We have however had some more thick frosts to explore and even went for a little jog in the fog!
We have been tricked a few times since returning from the holidays by JoJo the Christmas elf who has been very cheeky by moving things around and using the children's toys outside. We have been learning about some other elves too in the story of the Elves and the Shoe Maker and have undertaken a couple of dance lessons this week imagining ourselves as different characters in the story.
7th January 2022
It's been a chilly return to school after the Christmas Break and the children have been exploring the frost and ice that has formed overnight. We noticed the frost which was initially very thick on the field and also glistening on the tyres in the garden. Some children also spotted ice on the top of the sand tray.
The children filled some sand moulds with water and left them outside overnight to see what would happen. The first thing we noticed in the morning was the puddle in the middle of the tough tray - it had turned to ice.
Then there was even more excitement as the children turned out their ice models.
and the ice in the water tray was mammoth!