m-o-n-d-ay – Monday!

Good morning!

Have you all looked out your windows…. It’s SNOWED!

Snow day activities

Today we would like you to learn and find out about where snow comes from and what it is – Here’s a video for you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZGS23QOLQU 

Then, have a try at some of the other activities or all of them if you’d like.;

Be sure to wrap up warm as remember we’re still in our Winter month so it’s very very COLD outside. We would like you to go outside and build a snowman. Can you give your snowman a body and a head, how many snowball do will you need to roll? How many arms does your snowman need? What will you use for his eyes and nose? How many will you need? Can you measure how tall your snowman is? Who is the tallest, you or your snowman? I wonder if you can build a snowman family in different height sizes? ‘Tall’ ‘Medium’ ‘Short’ What else can you use to measure your snowman with?

Throw a snowball at a target. Like when we do Funky Fingers and I say I’m getting you all with my pretend snowballs. This time though, you get to make real snowballs and throw them at a wall or a target you and your family make. See how far you can throw them, Who threw their’s the furthest or shortest distance?

If you have a sledge, ask you family to pull you along on it whilst out on your daily walk.

We recon you’re getting cold outside now, do you like you could scoop a little snow up and take it inside to use for a mark making activity. You could pop the snow on a plate and practice forming our new sound ‘s’ in the snow. Hang on… What sound does snow start with? 🙂

If you have any paper and some scissors have a try a making your own snowflake, like what we did at Christmas time in our Classroom. Here’s a picture and video to help remind you, just in case you’ve forgotten. https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GCEV_enGB920GB920&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=snowflake+cutout+for+eyfs&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3-cyu3dnuAhUlUBUIHXTQDYgQjJkEegQIBBAB&biw=1366&bih=657#imgrc=ekGCBUgLgGkxJM

Learn the Snowflake, Snowflake song;

Snowflake, snowflake, twirl around,

Snowflake, snowflake,

touch the ground,

Snowflake, snowflake,

land on my nose,

Snowflake, snowflake,

freeze my toes,

Snowflake, snowflake,

in the air,

Snowflake, snowflake tickle you

everywhere!

Can you do the actions to the song whilst singing it?

Enjoy a nice warm hot chocolate, look outside your windows and tell your families an imaginative snow story or retell today’s memories you and your families have made in your garden’s building snowmen, having snowball fights, making snow angels.

We can’t wait to hear all about your snow day learning.

Tomorrow we will start our final part of our Bear topic which is ‘Our Bears’. For this part of the topic will be focusing on the children’s speaking and listening skills, as they will be sharing lots of information on their bears with yourselves and us. I’m sure you families already know lots of information on your child’s teddy bear and for this I can only apologise.

See you all at zoom school.

Stay safe,

Miss Thrower & Mrs Pollard