This half term we will be experiencing the topic of Winter Wonderland
Throughout this topic we will be exploring celebrations from around the world including Diwali, bonfire night and Christmas. The children will be doing lots of arts and crafts throughout making rangoli patterns, glittery firework pictures and of course those very special Christmas cards.
We will be starting with the story ‘Treasure Hunt’ with Percy the Park Keeper. We will be drawing our own maps and going on our very own treasure hunt in the woods. In our circle times we will be talking about stories and rhymes that we are already familiar with and retelling and singing those familiar stories and rhymes.
For the remaining four weeks we will be turning our role play area from Percy’s hut into an icy winter wonderland. We will be exploring hot and cold. We will be looking at those animals that live in such places and how they keep themselves warm. We will also be experimenting with ice and how we can make it melt.
We will eventually be getting ourselves ready for Christmas, letting the children put up and decorate the tree and learning some new songs to sing with parents on our craft afternoon.