Exploring the weather

This morning, Crew MW took a little walk around the outdoor area of our school. We discovered that the frost had come! We explored the crunchy, frosty grass and then glittery frost on the tyres! We also found out that frost and ice makes everything a little bit slippery and we practised our skating on the tarmac under the climbing frame! When we walked around to the forest area, we also found that the water in the water tray had frozen 🥶 We talked about what will happen as the sunshine comes out and warms up the temperature, and we decided that the ice would probably start to melt.

Snow and Ice🧊❄️🌨️⛄

To fit with the weather we have had this past few days, we have been playing with the frozen water outside and using different tools to break up the ice. We then plated with the foam and cotton wool this morning and used it as snow. We enjoyed playing with the different textures and creating different pictures with the foam.

Active break times 🚶‍♀️🎶⚽️

In Crew Marsh the children have really embraced working in small groups during their break and lunchtimes. They have been working on lots of different skills, some new and some previously shown in PE lessons. This varies from dancing and balancing, to target throws and tennis games. It has been great to watch the children grow in confidence and now start to set up these activities themselves, showing great teamwork throughout. We always end our break time by joining one long line and doing the ‘conga’ to collect all of our equipment around the playground before heading back inside. I can’t wait to see what other exciting activities are coming up!

Scotty’s Heroes

This week’s session was enjoyed by all. The children started off playing games to get them warmed up which was evident when all their coats came off despite the cold weather.

They then had to work in pair to give each other instructions while one of them wore a blindfold. Have you ever tried walking in a straight line with your eyes closed? It’s not as easy as you’d think which was why clear communication between partners was vital.