We have been talking about things that make us happy. The children have asked for a show and tell Day tomorrow. They can bring in one thing from home that they love (as long as parents are happy for it to be brought in) to talk about and show to our friends.
The children have shared their amazing experiences of the snow and all the different ways they enjoyed it. It is wonderful to know that they have been able to explore the rare occasion that the Isle of Wight has had snow.
The children look fantastic in their costumes.
In school we are sharing the story: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywelt. The crayons are so fed up with being used for the same old thing. The children have decided to make their own picture and maybe using their colours differently.
Today the eggs have arrived at school and we are all very excited. We have set up the incubator and the eggs have been put in. Some of the children have worked hard to make a calendar to count the days to hatching.
We have had great fun playing in the snow today. The children will be coming home in their wellies today in case you need them tomorrow morning. Please can I ask that the children bring them in every day in case we need them in school too. Their school shoes are in their book bags. Please can I also request that all children have hats, scarves, gloves and coats in school as we do play outside and the children will need them to keep warm. Enjoy the snow everyone and stay safe.
We have had a wonderful time being wrapped up and digging in the mud pit today. Ask us about what we found and how the ground felt to dig in.
The children have been chatting today about islands and this led to discussions about volcanoes. We have researched volcanoes on the computer and some of the children have been making their own volcano models out of papier-mâché and play dough.
This afternoon we were moving in different ways like different animals which led to the children talking about crabs, both real and make-believe. We researched these on the computer and found clips from blue planet. The children loved talking about what they saw and sharing their knowledge with each other.
We are sharing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in class this week.
After reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, the children decided they would like to make a beanstalk out of painted footprints. They had a wonderful time having the cold paint tickle their feet and then they squelched their way up the paper leaving their footprint trail.
It is lovely to see everyone after the half term break. The children have been full of beans and have chatted lots about what they have done over the holiday.