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We had lots of fun being Winter Detectives. We found lots of signs of winter but we would really like it to snow!

Take a look at some of the photographs from our winter walk.

We painted some beautiful pictures of winter trees. First of all we painted our backgrounds, mixing lots of tones and shades of blue. Next, after studying the shape of winter trees, we mixed really thick brown paint and painted a large tree onto our background. Finally we used thick white paint to add some snow. Our teachers think we did an amazing job! 

We watched lots of different videos of snowflakes falling and listed lots of exciting words to describe their appearance and movement. Then we wrote our own poems about the snow, using alliteration and a simile. Some children used adverbs too!


We also watched the snow videos again and then composed our own snow dances. We included partner dances and group dances too! Well done Year 1... You are amazing!

Sapphire Class presented an amazing Together Time about Winter. This included, storytelling, performance poetry, sharing information, dancing, singing, reading out their own poems and even speaking French! Take a look at the photos. They performed with such confidence and we were so very proud of them! 
We decided to conduct a winter bird survey and we sent our data to the RSPB. We then had lots of fun making bird feeders.