All three classrooms had lights off, with only twinkling fairy lights and the glimmer of fires onscreen to be seen.
Classroom tables had been turned into caves with the help of PE mats and large dark sheets! Inside the "caves" the children could get creative with cave drawings as they lay on their backs, using black paper taped to the underside of the tables and shiny gold or silver crayons.
We also read books by torchlight, had special circle times where we named our teddies, ate a teddy-bear picnic snack in the PE hall (all three classes together) and even learned some teddy bear yoga later in the day.
Over this half term, the general topic in Reception is BEARS so the children decided they would also like to find out what it's like to hibernate, but in SCHOOL! Books such a "Bear Snores On" written by Karma Wilson really helped us in our hi-BEAR-nation journey through January.
Great fun was had by all, including the teachers! Thank you to the parents who supported the event and to the children, for not actually falling asleep and for showing us how important it is to take their ideas and turn them into a reality in the classrooms on a cold January day!
Reception Teacher and Learning Leader