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A White Weekend

For once the snow was perfectly timed.  It started after 9.00am on Friday and continued throughout the day.  Those of you with school age children will know the significance of 9 o ‘clock. It meant that the school was open on Friday.  The school did, in fact, ask for children to be picked up early so […]

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Snow and Ice Activities: Making Ice Sculptures with Children

The cold weather has provided us with a great opportunity to make some lovely ice sculptures this week. We were reminded about them when one formed naturally from water left a sand mould in my son’s sand and water table. I photographed the result above. So the next evening the remaining moulds were washed and […]

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Spiders’ Webs, Hoar Frost and a Festive Walk

Spiders’ webs are great structures for children to look at, copy the patterns and to view spiders.  Back in September the spiders were hard at work in the garden weaving away.  It was impossible for me to pass through my archway without getting threads tangled in my hair.  However by the time I got my […]

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Its Back Again

Well I got it wrong in my last post. We have over an inch of snow today. The garden looks lovely with a fantastic frozen washing line. One of my best Christmas presents, a ladybird house, although not being used yet, also looks great. Has anyone got any ideas where would be the best place […]

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