Mathematics: Our weekly Mathematics group activity was very exciting this week. To start with, the children were asked if they knew how many colours there are in a rainbow. We then counted them after naming the colours sequentially. The children were then asked if they knew what a rainbow was. Impressively, many children were able to say “when it rains and the sun comes out, that’s when you see a rainbow.” When asked “but what exactly is a rainbow?” I got some lovely answers, one of which was, “some people paint the sky.” We gave this some serious consideration but decided that there probably aren’t ladders high enough to do the job! When told that it was ‘white light’ from the sun, I could see some doubt. Luckily, Mrs. Panshiker from the Science department kindly lent us some prisms. We were even more lucky that the sun shone everyday during our activity. Doubt soon turned to excitement and delight as the children used the prisms to look at ‘rainbows’ and held them up to create rainbows on the ground, walls and on paper.
Our budding physicists!
During the week some children volunteered to help make a ‘touchy, feely’ rainbow for our Sensory Room. They worked really hard and the result, I am sure you’ll agree, is spectacular!
This afternoon the children were able to choose to work in the garden or in our new Forest School. The addition of a third Â site at Little Grange has opened up an amazing new learning environment for the pupils. The learning potential is immense and will develop all 7 areas of learning. The children are taking their own learning forward and the cooperation and collaberation is a pleasure to observe.
This habitat is also now the day time home for our goats, the delight on the faces of the children is a joy to behold and in return we now have two very happy goats!
We are so very lucky, what do you think?
The colour hunt is on! Each morning a new challenge is set to search Little Grange for objects of the chosen colour for that morning. We listened to the instructions well and set of for a hunt. Can you name everything we found?
Â Guess how many blue items we found?Did we find more blue or yellow items around nursery? What do you think?
This afternoon the children excitedly set off to plant their fruit and vegetables in their bed in the poly tunnel.
The children dug holes with the trowels and watered the plants with the watering cans.
Can an you recognise what we are growing?
We are talking about the seasons of the year this week. As we do so we are thinking about the colours that denote each season. Today we created a summer time focus creating green leaves, a yellow sun, pink petals, green leaves and some blue sky.
Which colours would you choose to go with spring, autumn and winter?
We are concentrating on mark making and holding pencils and pens correctly. The children moving to Reception are working hard on their cursive writing. Here are the children focusing on the formation of the letters in their names.
We are looking very grown up sitting at the tables in the Transition classroom!
what can you write?
This week the children have been making rainbow biscuits using their favourite colours. The children measured the ingredients to make a biscuit dough and then added their favourite colours to separate portions before combining together once more and rolling out for cutting and cooking. The results were individually different rainbow coloured biscuits that the children had created but that all agreed had one thing in common – they tasted yummy!
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