Welcome back Meadows and Happy New Year! 

This week it has been lovely to see all of Meadows and to hear all the ways they have enjoyed their Christmas break. Next week, our new friends...

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This week it has been lovely to see all of Meadows and to hear all the ways they have enjoyed their Christmas break. Next week, our new friends in Meadows will be starting so we look forward to welcoming them. 

In our class this week, we have introduced our new project – Weather. We have been looking at the differences in weather in the different seasons through the book ‘Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go’ by Patricia Hegerty.  

We have had frost and ice this week outside, children were very keen to explore these, using tools to collect them or break them. We were amazed how a very large piece of thin ice shattered on the ground when we dropped it.  

Winter weather brings us amazing textures and patterns outdoors, send us a picture if you come across anything during your time spent outside over the weekend. 

In our mathematical learning, we have been looking at counting numbers in sequence, with a focus on the numbers 1-5. We enjoyed singing our nursery songs, such as 1,2,3,4,5, Once I Caught a fish alive, or 5 little ducks went swimming one day. 

We have been exploring playing loudly and quietly with different instruments, children are becoming great experts at following the different instructions and stopping when asked. You might want to find a few pans and wooden spoons and make your own band at home. Let your child take the lead in conducting the speed and the volume. 

During music and movement sessions we talked about different ways to come to school, including walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and leaping. How do you make your way to school? Send us a photo if you would like to show us! 

Next week we will be looking at stormy weather! We will be making kites to fly in the wind, going on a listening walk to see what environmental sounds we can hear, and find different ways of moving our body that might represent stormy weather!