Welcome to Winter Outdoor Explorers

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As Outdoor Explorers enters Term 3, we are celebrating our winter months at home, at school and in our local community.

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Snow art

I can paint a snowman - Snow Art in the classroom.

Keep Smiling - Snow Art in the playground.

I can paint a snowy picture

Be happy - Snow Art at Smithton Primary

A snowy Sunday Stroll

Smithton Primary Outdoor Explorers on a Sunday afternoon walk to watch the birds on the pond at UHI.

There was not much water for the ducks and swans to swim in as it had frozen over in the cold, icy weather.

We used a glove to work out the size of some of the bird prints we found at UHI. The bird that left these prints is much bigger than the one on the right hand side.

When you compare the shape and size of these bird prints you will notice that they are a lot different from the photo we can see on the left.

Smithton Snow Beach

Helping our Winter Wildlife

Follow this recipe to make a cake for the birds.

Laura is putting her bird cake up in the garden for all the birds to enjoy

Deer prints found in Culloden Forest.

Look out for red squirrel tracks in your garden or the local woods.

This garden visitor was filmed by one of our Outdoor Explorers from their window. At this time of year it is important to help the wildlife that live around us, as their food and water is often frozen or hidden beneath the snow.

Film is 1 minute long.

Track Detectives 1- Can you help Tara find her paw prints in the snow?

My name isTara - Can you find my footprint in the snow?

Does this belong to Tara the dog, a seagull or a blackbird?

Does this belong to Tara, a seagull or a blackbird?

Does this print belong to Tara the dog, a seagull or a blackbird?

Smithton Snow Hill

Smiling

Slipping

Sharing

Belly sliding

Turn Taking

Climbing

Pulling

Helping

Track Detectives 2: Can you help Andi find his paw prints in the snow?

My name is Andi. Can you find my paw prints in the snow?

Does this snow print belong to a sledge, Andi or some birds?

Does this snow print belong to a sledge, Andi or some birds?

Does this snow print belong to a sledge, Andi or some birds?

Family of Footprints

Which Footprint belongs to me from this family of footprints?

Which footprint belongs to me from this family of footprints? Do you think it will be bigger or smaller than my brother's? I wonder who the other footprints belong to?

Track Detectives 3: Can you help Amber find her paw prints in the snow?

My name is Amber - Can you find my paw print made in the snow?

Does this print in the snow belong to Amber the dog, a deer or an adult?

Does this print in the snow belong to Amber the dog, a deer or an adult?

Does this print in the snow belong to Amber the dog, a deer or an adult?

Outdoor Explorers sledging in the park.

Making Snow sculptures - A smiley snail sculpture.

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