At Children's House we love to get outdoors and engage with the natural elements, whatever the weather.
Whilst we had been warned about Storm Ciaran today, the weather was wet and not too windy. Staff supported children in finding ways to engage in the wet weather outdoors.
In between showers, we made sure children were out and almost everyone was wrapped up. Children selected buckets and pots and, collected rain water. They then used their paint brushes to paint the fence. Children cooperated and shared buckets and brushes, they used their painting skills to make marks all over the wall with the rain water and talked about what they could see, hear and feel.
A large group of children were engaged for a sustained period in team work, collaboratively sweeping some washing up liquid (just a little) in a large puddle. Children showed great excitement and joy in this experience, children also took their time, persevered, talked to each other and carefully observed what happened to the water and bubbles.
Remember being outdoors in almost all weathers is great for children's development. Just be careful in high winds and with lightning.
The blog is updated regularly with a range of learning from across our wonderful school. All the rich learning experiences the children have been involved in will be in their Special Books so please do borrow those regularly.