This half term our interest in the weather and changing seasons was sparked by the sighting of a large rainbow over Pre-School. We went on lots of walks in the local environment to explore the weather further. We enjoyed the frosty mornings and explored how water freezes and thaws. From our local walks we began to look at different buildings, those close to us eg the church, school, shop and those further afield eg Buckingham Palace, The Eiffel Tower. We created 3D maps using blocks and loose parts and talked about the kind of houses we lived in compared to different homes around the world. We wrote letters home and walked to the post box to post them. We were really pleased when we received letters back and developed our early writing skills by writing letters and cards to each other, and making little books to share.
As the weather changed and winter turned to spring, we went on more walks to look for signs of spring. We enjoyed learning the words "Amaryllis" and "Hippeastrum" as we took great care and interest in the spring bulbs we had planted. We also watched with interest as our frogspawn turned to tadpoles and our incubating eggs began to hatch into chicks. We have celebrated World Book Day and Red Nose Day and have prepared for Easter with lots of crafts and baking, finishing the term off with a well deserved Easter egg hunt!