Crew MW enjoyed their first Christmas story in the library today. We explored the story ‘There’s an elf in your book’ by Tom Fletcher. We loved deciding whether we should do the things that the elf was telling us to do or not and had lots of fun laughing at the illustrations!
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.
We made sure to wrap up warm for playtime today, we put our hats, gloves and coats on.
This morning Crew Godley had a difficult crew challenge, especially as we weren’t allowed to communicate other than using facial gestures! Our challenge was to group ourselves according to our colour, the tricky part was that we did not know own colour. Kaison leadership skills were second to none, he was fantastic at leading his crew to success!
Despite the bitter cold weather, Crew Shields had a great time in Scotty’s. They played lots of games to keep them warm which was evident when the coats started coming off.
It was lovely hearing the great communication but also them holding each other to account so they were playing fair.
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.
Today we started our new story The Smartest Giant in Town. We read the first section where the giant walks through the local town and bumps into a giraffe. The giraffe moaned that he was cold and needed to warm up, therefore we all needed to make a tie for the giraffe to warm up his long neck!
Look at the designs we created on our ties! 👔
This morning, Crew Hamill took part in a Crew Challenge in which they had to work in mini crews to create the tallest, free-standing tower using their shoes. They worked together to stack their shoes in order to create towers. Can you see which mini crew made the tallest tower?
Last week, we had the opportunity to explore how light travels. Before the experiment, we wrote a hypothesis about how we think light travels.