3D Shapes

The children enjoyed exploring with 3D shapes during our maths group time. We learnt that 3D shapes are solid and that the names of them are different to 2D shapes. The children then chose a shape to hold and learnt to count the edges, corners and faces on each shape.

A cube……. A triangular prism

A sphere which the children found tricky to pronounce!

A cone or as the children refered this shape to as an ice cream cone! Remember to quiz your children on this shape during the summer holidays.

A cuboid..  Hexagonal prism.    And a cylinder  Can you find any items at home that look like one of our 3D shapes?

Looking after our rabbits

This week we are looking at why and how we take care of our nursery rabbits. We spoke about the home they live in, what they need for their hutches and what they like to eat and drink. We also talked about our trip to the farm that is happening this week and how we need to keep calm, no shouting or screaming when we visit and hold the animals as we do not want to scare the animals.

The children all enjoyed a cuddle with hoppy and either stroked or gave his beautiful soft fur a brush.

Hoppy was a super star with the children, he sat very nicely and definitely showed the Holme Grange Way.

Do you have any pets at home?

Self portrait

The children have been working on creating their very own self portrait. They have different skin colour crayons and pencils to choose from along with coloured pencils to use for their hair, eyes, mouths and cheeks. A large mirror was put on the table for the children to use so they could look at themselves to help decide which colours were best to use.

Independence and enthusiasm was present as the children chatted to each other about what colour hair and eyes they had! The children learnt how similar and different they are from each other.

“I have yellow hair”    “I have green eyes”   “My hair is black”

Could you draw yourself?

Interactive Whiteboard

The children enjoyed using the interactive whiteboard this morning to mark make. The challenge was to write their name, cvc words or a sentence. The children understand that they needed to take turns as its only one person at a time using the board. Whilst the children waited patiently the children were busy writing their words on the hemisphere lined paper.

Some super letter formation was going on, the children really enjoy using this tool to mark make.

What would you write on the interactive whiteboard?

Communication and language

The children have enjoyed listening to The Large Family stories during our communication activity. The children were able to listen to the story and maintain concentration. Lots of discussions happened throughout  the story and the children spoke how different and similar they are in relation to The Large Family.

The children were able to tell me who the main characters were and recalled some of the events that happened in the story.

Which is your favourite story and why?

Afternoon trek around Holme Grange

This afternoon we went for a trek around our amazing grounds within the school. Mrs Short had the idea of going on a bear hunt but I was out numbered!! So we decided to visit the goats, Horatio and Goliath. They were happy to see some Little Grangers visit them.

We then wondered down to see the ducks and the chickens. The children took delight in feeding them!

We even had children interested in going into to see where the chickens live.

Everyone loves jumping in muddy puddles!!

A quick run across the field……..

Then an explore into the Willow Village.

Performances then started with a sing along on the stage!

Then we headed into the TLC hub for more fun and adventures.

Fun was had on the wooden see-saw, could they balance?

Great balancing was shown.

Rope swinging was a bit tricky….some managed well.

A great afternoon was had by all.

Pantomime time!!

The children in Little Grange right through to year 4 were super lucky this afternoon to watch Jack and the Beanstalk. We spoke about what a pantomime was before we arrived as this may of been a first for some of the children. The children sat beautifully in anticipation.

Â The stage was set, audience ready……

Â He’s behind you………oh no he’s not……

The children joined in with the clapping, singing and a dance at the end.

A very big thank you to the PAA for funding the pantomime.

Are re you going to the theatre this Christmas holidays?

Remembrance Day

As it was almost the time of year where we wear a poppy, some children got inquisitive asking questions like wh do people wear them.

So I found a children’s story book that tells the story of a big country which didn’t show the Holme grange way because they thought there way of life was the best. The children discussed what was the right choice saying the little country was doing the Holme grange way by being kind and friendly.

The he children had the opportunity to look through the book to talk about what was just read to them..

Â  “The leader has a black hat” Â ” the soldiers are wearing the same clothes as the others now”

Â  ” look they are dancing” Â Â

Handa’s surprise..story UTW

This week we have been looking at the different types of names of vegetables that other countries have.

the perfect story of Handa’s surprise helped the children with this.

Â  Â Once we read through the story together, the children went through the book themselves and re-told the story in their own words.

The children took great care when turning the pages each taking it in turns.

Â What do you think happened?

Amelie Â was asking some great questions.Â Â “Who ate the banana?”

Jaiden ” I can see the giraffe eating the pineapple. ”

Â  Can you name all of the fruits in the story?