Pre-school have been reading the run away iceberg, this has sparked a great interest in the ice process – using STEM to encage the children in their learning. We have been exploring ice in lots of different ways, we have been melting it, painting our own ice bergs using ice, we have been outside in our new puddle suits playing in the snow and ice, looking at spiders webs and playing what time is it Mr Penguin.
As we were all excited for the run up to Christmas we did lots of different activities, we enjoyed decorating out preschool tree – we had lots of conversations starting around what they have at home, what they have seen when they have been out and in the community and noticing differences and similarities with themselves, their friends, and their families. We have been writing letters to Santa, talking about stamps and post boxes and have even been practising our fine motor skills and different ways to approach things when facing challenges as we wrapped up “Presents”
We have been practising our fine motor skills and mark making skills to paint our own penguins, we have been talking about penguins habitat, hot and cold weather, different clothing we wear for different temperatures. We have explored sinking and floating In the water try and using lots of different media and materials to make ice melt.