What a beautiful day it is🌞
After discussions last week on how to keep cool in the sun, the children decided they wanted to open their own ice cream parlour.
- Shaving foam
- Food Colouring
- Chocolate powder
The children used different sized spoons and bowls to mix the foam and chocolate power to make chocolate ice cream. They then mixed red food colouring to make strawberry ice cream.
“We need to add more chocolate powder, I cant smell it properly”
“I’m going to have a pink cone”
”I’m scooping the ice cream, it’s very slippy”
” I made a unicorn Ice cream, it’s gooey”
We made our ice cream cones in the shade while we had a break from the sun.
The children used their senses to smell and touch the foam with their hands.
They used their counting skills to count how many scoops of ice cream it took to fill the cone.
At our centre we value learning in the outdoors and children have free access to the garden all day. There is a risk during periods of hot weather that children’s skin could be damaged by the harmful rays of the sun which could lead to skin cancer in later life.
When we experience a period of extended hot weather we would advise that you follow our sun protection protocol stated below.
• We would ask that you apply the first coat of sun cream to your child before you bring them to our centre in the morning or afternoon. Sun cream should have a factor of at least SPF 30 and have 4/5 star protection against UVA and UVB rays.
• Please leave a sun cream with us for your child which has their name on it.
• Staff will then apply further coats if and when required depending on the heat of the sun and the length of time spent outdoors or if they stay for an extended day.
• We would ask that your child always has a sun hat (one with a wide brim and neck protection is ideal) and at least a short sleeved T-shirt to protect their shoulders from the sun.
Following this protocol will ensure will ensure that children can continue to enjoy their outdoor experiences.
For more information on sun safety click this link to the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/safety-in-the-sun/