Mid Argyll schools and nurseries came together last week to celebrate their joint transition project , Blue Kangaroo with a very different parents’ night for P1 children. The project provided continuity and progress for children during their transition into P1. The learning started in nursery, with a wide variety of experiences, taking account of the children’s interests and involving parents and grandparents with one grandparent knitting a very special Blue Kangaroo.
There was community involvement over the summer holidays and schools then built on the project during the first term in the new school year. The celebration event was held at Lochgilphead Joint campus where parents dropped in between 4.30 and 6pm. Story boards showcased the work which had been done during both stages of early level and staff were on hand to chat to parents about the learning which took place.
There were activity stations for children to participate in including a Blue Kangaroo game which was designed by a group of children.
There was a Bookbug Session with a visit from Bookbug himself, one parent was especially delighted as she had been waiting some time to meet him! There was a Zumba session linked to the project and there were book prizes to be won in return for adults and children naming their favourite books . Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson books were firm favourites with the children and the top adults’ choice was Tolkien’s, Lord of the Rings.
Early Years Development Officer