Let it snow!

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By Christine Kenworthyfreelance writer and teaching assistant in Reception/Year 1

Christine Kenworthy’s school decided that rather than shy away from a sudden snowfall, they would embrace it

Let it snow!

There is something quite magical about waking up to a white world, especially if you are five years old. After an overnight fall of snow, our Reception children arrived at school in varying states of excitement. It soon became apparent that there was no way they would settle into daily routines until they had been out to play. The morning’s planning was quickly abandoned and replaced with an impromptu session of snow play.

It’s a good idea to have a few activities and resources prepared, so that you can take advantage of unexpected snowfall before it either melts away or freezes and becomes impossible to play with. Ask parents to provide wellies and a bag of spare clothing to be kept in school. A stock of hot chocolate makes a nice treat for warming up afterwards! Here are some snowy ideas to try:

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