The Winter season is something which everyone remembers fondly from their childhood. Warm cups of hot chocolate, Christmas jumpers, spending time with family and friends.
Strangely enough, some of my fondest memories back from Primary School is during the Winter/Christmas period and having Snow In Lunches, where we would sit in the assembly hall with our packed lunch and watch Christmas films like Home Alone and Muppets Christmas Carol :).
Below is a small selection of inspiring Lesson and Classroom ideas which will spark the imagination of all of your pupils. If you find yourself borrowing some ideas make sure to tag us on social media with a photo and it may be featured in the Topic Calendar.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to help make learning more fun and engaging for kids during the school day, why not try and a splash of creativity to a spare section of the classroom and make an immersive learning area.
SciShow Kids: 5 Videos about Winter
The snow is really coming down where Jessi lives, so she and Squeaks decided to stay indoors where it’s nice and warm and look back on some of the amazing things they’ve learned about winter! Grab a fuzzy sweater and a mug of cocoa and join them!
National Geographic: What is a Solstice?
What is the definition of a solstice, and when do they happen? Is the winter solstice always the first day of winter? Find out what causes these events, as well as how they bring about the shortest and longest days of the year.
BBC Teach: British Winter
Humans have great fun in the winter snow building snowmen, sledging and throwing snow balls.
Winter for animals is not so much fun, and this clip looks at the work animals put in with their continuing quest for food.
Mock Weather Report- Record, Green Screen, etc
After all of this learning it would be a good idea to put it into practice, wouldn’t it?
A very engaging and creative lesson is to have the children stage their very own weather report; similar to the video which i’ve linked below.
Now, you don’t have to go all in with green-screen, makeup, suits and the like; but regardless of the visual effort you put in, it will most definitely spark both the creativity and imagination of your children- which at the end of the day is what matters most as a teacher.
We hope that this blog has inspired you. Don’t forget to let us know in the comments and on social media how you helped your school celebrate this years Winter Solstice (they might be added into the topic calendar).