Wow! What a wonderful week we’ve had exploring the snow and ice in the garden. It also gave us a great reason to light a fire – we couldn’t think of a better way to keep warm. We have had a wonderful time sitting around the fire. We sorted sticks into different sizes and learnt how to light a fire. We learnt about the fire circle and followed the rules to keep ourselves safe. We have used lots of descriptive language to talk about the fire, enjoyed hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
It has been very exciting exploring the ice in the garden. We found it in lots of different places and worked out the best way to break it. We tried stamping on it, throwing it, and hitting it with everything from a ladle to a whale. We have slid on the ice and made tracks in it. We have painted it different colours and written our names in it. We have discovered icicles and we watched the incredible determination of 4 boys who took 45 minutes involving teamwork, problem solving and creative thinking to reach an icicle hanging from the shed roof. We have caught snowflakes in our mouths and shaken it from the trees. We have licked it, tasted it, tried different ways to melt it, and made footprints in it. We have made patterns, snow angels, and had heaps of fun playing with it.
And for those who preferred the warmth of indoors there was mark making and storytelling. The children looked brilliant in their World Book Day outfits and performed the traditional tales of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Billy Goats Gruff at story time. Wishing you all a warm and cosy weekend!