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Winter, Temperatures, Fire and Ice

Jun 23, 2023


Winter, Temperatures, Fire & Ice









Ww – Winter

Winter is well and truly upon us, which gives us so many opportunities to explore this awesome theme. This week we explored Winter, temperatures, Fire and Ice! A theme of extremes.

We played with a lot of ice and examined what happened when we put the ice into water, placed it in the sunshine, put salt on it… It was so interesting! Obviously our Bugs were not going to pass up an opportunity to put the ice in their mouths, either! Haha!

We had lots of conversations about fire and fire safety, what it is used for and how it’s actually quite dangerous, even though it is so beautiful, and we must always stay far away from fires and anything that can make a fire – like a heater, or matches and lighters! For our fire art, we use tinfoil dipped in red, orange and yellow paint to dab beautiful fire onto a page, and then collected sticks from the garden for the base of our fire.

In winter, our children told us that the weather gets very cold, and that we have to wear long tops and pants, and put on jackets and beanies to keep warm! We use gloves and extra blankets and scarves so that we can keep the cold away! It is fun to drink hot chocolate with marshmallows and eat yummy warm soups! We are all very lucky to have enough warm clothing and a nice warm bed to sleep in at night! We spoke about how, in Benoni, it really hardly ever snows, although it does happen sometimes. We do get frost on the ground in the mornings and sometimes, there is fog and mist that we can’t see though! Frost is fun to walk on and goes “crunch crunch crunch!” under our feet!

Friday book character dress-up day was so much fun! These kiddies all looked amazing dressed as their favorite book characters!

Reports have gone out, and we hope you enjoying reading about your kiddos adventures at school. If you have any questions regarding reports, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Have a wonderful, relaxing, mid-term break, and we can’t wait to see all of our Bugs back at school for the second half of the term!

Please remember to send beanies AND sun hats back to school, and label jackets please, as jackets always almost come off after playtime. Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!

The Next Theme Is: Reptiles


Have A Wonderful Mid-Term Break! ... Keep Warm! ... Safe Travels To Those Going Away!


 Dates to Diarise: 

3 July: Back to School

5 July: Reptile Day

7 July: Hearing Tests (details to follow soon)

12 July: Haircut Day

15 July: EcoKids Concert

18 July: Nelson Mandela Day

21 July: Eye Screening


Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

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