Winter Solstice

In a brief departure from Xmas madness, Reception class have been thinking about a much older festival, the Winter Solstice. We have considered the movement of the Earth around the Sun, and the fact that our planet is tilted meaning that we have seasons. We have discussed the shortest day of the year, the 21st of December (in the Northern hemisphere at least), and talked about how dark it is in winter.

We brought in a Yule log and some holly and thought about some of the traditions that pre-dated Christianity. All of us made a beautiful Winter Solstice card to take home, welcoming the Sun as the days start to get longer again.



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