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Starry Night and Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there. The Starry Night project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

 

In the Winter Wonderland project, your child will explore the seasonal changes that happen during winter. They will find out about the different weather associated with the winter season and explore changes that happens to water as it freezes. They will find out about what happens to plants and animals during cold weather and explore places in the world that are always cold and snowy, including the animals that live there.

 

Words to use and explore:

  • winter
  • season
  • cold
  • snow
  • ice
  • freeze
  • frost
  • icicle
  • snowflake
  • Arctic
  • Antarctic
  • camouflage

 

In the Starry Night project, your child will explore the differences between the world at night time compared with daytime, through a range of exciting and creative activities. They will find out about nocturnal animals and how they find food when it is dark. They will find out about people who work at night and the different jobs that people do when we are asleep. They will discuss bedtime routines and the importance of a good night’s sleep. They will explore the night sky and find out about the Moon and stars.

 

Words to use and explore:

  • nocturnal
  • diurnal
  • night
  • night time
  • day
  • daytime
  • Moon
  • Sun
  • star
  • light
  • dark
  • sleep
  • health
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