The Alien has landed at Catrine ECC

In the Green space we have been using our imaginations while we play with our friends, making mud pies, soup, cookies or even a salad at the mud kitchen. The children have been further developing their number skills by counting leaves. We have also been learning how to risk assess ourselves, by looking around the green space grass before we play.

An Alien has landed at Catrine ECC!

He/she has lost all his/her clothes and has forgotten his/her name! The children thought he/she needed some songs to welcome him/her to the ECC. They are now going to design a new coat for him/her and think up a new name.

The children have been learning about safety when the Kelly Kettle was being used. No one is allowed into the safety circle unless they are sitting down. After the children had toasted marshmallows and the fire sticks were cold, the children were able to mark marks on the wall. The children were also able to get a turn on the rope swing.

ECC Stay and Play

Some of our parents joined us for a Stay and Play session in our outdoor learning area. They had great fun trying out our resources, found lots of bugs and were able to see how their children learn through play.  Thanks to everyone who managed to join us.

ECC – Monkey Room and Outdoor Learning

We have been busy doing lots of active maths both inside and outside.

They have been using games like hopscotch to develop their number recognition, counting and ordering.

They have also been using natural objects such as pinecones and conkers to practice counting, estimating and matching amounts to the number.

ECC – The O Factor

Catrine ECC was an exhibitor at East Ayrshire’s O Factor, this was a showcase for all the amazing outdoor learning that is happening throughout East Ayrshire.

Jan Wardrop our Outdoor Learning Champion in the ECC was a Nominee for the Excellent Outdoor Practitioner Award. This was for the hard work she has put in to improving and extending Outdoor Learning in the ECC. This was shown in the efforts she put in to the stall she set up for the O Factor exhibition. Practitioners from other centres showed lots of interest and Jan was happy to explain all the things we have been doing.

ECC – Monkey Room/ Outdoors

Outdoors we have been using the ladders, planks and crates; working together to build them up.

We have been using the song box outside. We pick the song we want to sing using the props in the box.