Meadows are ‘snowamazing!’ What a chilly feel this week! A fantastic full week discovering all things snow and ice!
We thoroughly enjoyed creating our ‘family of snow-people’ using loose parts and we even gave each one a name!
We enjoyed listening to action songs related to ice and snow, danced like waddling penguins, floating gracefully like snowflakes and froze like snowmen!
We made delicious ‘melting snowmen’ that were super gooey and had raisin eyes!
In our new science lab, we looked closely at the shapes and patterns using our new ‘talking microscopes’ and made detailed observational drawings.
Focus Text/Musical: Cwmwl Bychan –Little Cloud- (Welsh) By A. Booth S. Massini
Adult Focus: I can create cloud characters, developing my own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.
Mark Making/Physical: Using large and small muscular movements to create shapes. Messy creativity- I can use my hands and fingers to create clouds with paint and shaving foam.
Mathematics: I can talk about and explain the amounts that I can see in groups of objects and identify and explain how they are the same or different.
PSED: Talk about feelings in more elaborated ways- Linked to focus story.
I can use the sentence stem ‘My turn/your turn’ during turn taking activities and board games.
EAD: I can look up to the sky, talk about how it makes me feel and draw what I see.
Ways to support at home.
Whilst you are ‘out and about’ in the environment, encourage your children to look up at the sky. Talk about the shapes and different shades of clouds. What do the cloud shapes remind you of? Do they look like any creatures, faces or anything else? Maybe take a photo to share in class or draw them. How would you describe it? Vocabulary- curvy/straight float, light, drift, shades of white/grey, what colour are they at sunrise/set? Small fluffy, big rain clouds, etc
Other Information: HELP PLEASE!
- Please could we have photos of your children/family experiencing different types of weather? This could be from abroad too. E.g. skiing, snow-play, rain/wet, sunny-sunglasses, rainbows, frost, morning dew, melting ice/icicles etc. We will use these as a talking point on our ‘weather board’. Hard copies or emails, both welcome! Please write a short description for each.
- Please bring in a tube with a lid (the Pringle type) with your child’s name on, as we will be making musical Rainmakers. It would be helpful if you have any extras too.
- In preparation for Chinese New Year Celebrations, we would like to ask for any traditional items to help learn more and grow together with our Chinese community at UCPS. Please come and speak to us if you are not sure.
Keep safe and warm this weekend!