Hathersage St. Michael's C of E (A) Primary School

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School Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BZ


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Hathersage St. Michael's C of E (A) Primary School

Derwent Class Year 1 & 2 22-23

Derwent Class is taught by Mrs Scully. 

Derwent Class  Snow Day Activities 10.3.23


Year 1s: collect some objects to represent tens and ones such as pencils/straws/sticks/coins/counters. Practise making numbers up to 50 by grouping in tens and ones. Practise writing these numbers and saying what each digit represents. You could even try writing some numbers in the snow!

Year 2s: if you have a ruler or tape measure at home, do some of your own measuring! Collect 5-10 objects to measure. Start by predicting how long/tall your objects are in cm or m. Then accurately measure each object and write on a piece of paper. Then compare 2 objects using less than/greater than/equal to symbols. E.g. teddy 38cm < train track 97cm. You could even practise measuring the depth of the snow in different places around your garden or outdoor space! Where is the deepest snow?



Get creative with snow and poetry! Here is a short acrostic poem about the snow. Can you write your own? You could make it a little longer if you like by writing about a snowman or snowflake. Then add some pictures too or type it up on a laptop if you have access to one.

S – snow falling, drifting silently through the night

N – nearly everyone wants to play out

O – on their sledges, building snowmen

W – wild and wintery wonderland

Practise reading your book, or get cosy and share a book with someone at home!

Year 2 group- please practise your spellings



If it is safe to do so and you have appropriate clothing, be energetic and have fun in the snow.


Snow Art/Challenges

If you have food colouring, add a few drops to a pot of water, find a paintbrush and paint some pictures outside! This also works if you use a squeezy waterbottle full of coloured water. You could even try a portrait of Queen Elizabeth 2nd or Queen Victoria. 

Collect some snow from outside, try to make tightly compacted snow balls. Time how long it takes for them to melt! Does the smaller snow balls melt more quickly than the big ones?

Using snow, can you build/create a snowman, a snow animal, a bridge/tunnel, an igloo?!



Click here to view Welcome Derwent Class letter 2022