This week sees the last week on our topic Colours. They children have experienced various teacher led activities exploring colour in many different ways. This weeks focused learning activities have been…..
to use the unifex to decide whether the children had chosen a light or dark colour and compared with their friends.
To discuss the different colours animals are.
The children enjoyed a wonderful story “What the ladybird heard next” which involved learning rhyming strings.
The children all practised writing their name in the cursive style or worked on writing rhyming words.
The children were focusing on their hemisphere writing skills of certain letters remembering that all letters start from the grass.
The children have learned about Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The children looked at some of his best known work where he made use of rectangles and lines with bright colours of red, blue and yellow.
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?
This week the children were challenged to describe where in the world did certain animals live.
Â Â “Giraffes eat leaves from the trees” Â Â Â Â Â Â “I like whales because they are big”Â Â Â “Camels live in a hot country and have humps for water”Â . “This one swims in the sea and is black and white”
Â Â ” I like leopards, he’s like a cat with spots” (we looked at the difference between leopards and Jaguars as Matilda pointed to the jaguar not the leopard)
Â Â ” I like these birds”Â Â ” penguins live in the ice because it’s cold” Â Â Â ” horses are my favourite, there’s one”
Â Each child enjoyed searching and learning about where each of the animals would be found.. But there was a question maybe someone knows the answer to which the children couldn’t quite answer:
why don’t penguins and reindeer live in the same place if they like the cold?
Some me children said its” because Santa doesn’t need penguins for his sled” or “the penguins can’t help the elves? ” (they had established that penguins live in the south and reindeer in the north)
This half of term we are learning all about animals. This week in the construction room we have decided to print animal footprints. At first we tried using small world animals but decided the footprints didn’t work out very well so Mrs Short made some footprints which have been much more successful. The children choose which footprint and colour paint to use and away they went making some super prints.
“I like horses!”
” can I do another footprint?”
For best results the children had to push down hard on the print.
The footprints will go up on display in the construction room, please come and take a look and try to see which animal footprints we have used.