“look, look, look”. “The princess had a frog and it ate a spider”. Why are stories so important for young children? Apart from the pleasure that telling a story can give to both teller and listener, they’re a marvellous … Continue reading →
We all know that playing with building toys is beneficial for children but did anyone ever tell you why?
Improves fine motor manipulation and strength: Children have to learn how to move and manipulate various shaped objects, big and small, as well as have the fine motor control to “click” them into place.
Enhances spatial awareness: Building toys helps children enhance the understanding of their body and of the relationships between objects which is crucial for reading readiness.
Encourages thinking and reasoning: These skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults!
Involves focus and patience: Children need to work slowly and carefully to be successful at creating their designs.
We have been learning about our bodies. We have been naming all our body parts and learning what we have underneath our skin. The boys and girls have learned we have a skeleton underneath our skin and that it gives … Continue reading →
We were reading about Scottish monsters and one of the stories was Tam O’Shanter and how he saw the witches and monsters dancing. They then saw him because he made a noise and chased him in a storm … Continue reading →
The children continued to explore the new resources and showed that they were curious as to what the recourses could do. They demonstrated imaginative skills throughout and were learning to take care and tidy the new recourses away.
The children are learning to identify and name their emotions. Throughout each day, children experience a wide range of feelings. Using art to express some of the inner most feelings that they have trouble expressing to the world can be a … Continue reading →
Its been so cold we have been looking at things when they freeze and thaw. Inside the water jugs were so cold they froze. Some of the children weren’t sure how it became like that but they saw that It … Continue reading →
Liz Murray has been continuing to visit the nursery and co-ordinate specific dance moves for the children to learn relating to Katie in Scotland story. The children made a big loch ness monster using the shapes of our bodies and also had … Continue reading →
Some of the children were baking shortbread as part of their learning about Scotland. The boys and girls were learning skills like pouring, measuring, weighing, whisking, rolling and simple mathematics such as adding and subtracting and all sorts of other … Continue reading →
The children are still continuing to learn about clocks and time. Some of the children helped to make a clock through using their number mats. The children were encouraged to match the numbers of the clock and were learning the … Continue reading →
The children have been learning about time and how clocks tell us the time. The children helped to create a grandfather clock and clocks using re-cycled materials. As the children were doing so, they were able to discuss different … Continue reading →
A dance specialist, Liz Murray from Oktokids , was invited into nursery today to help teach the children some music and movement based on the story, Katie in Scotland. The children were able to follow instructions and participate in specialised … Continue reading →
We have started talking and learning all about Scotland. We have been reading the story Katie in Scotland and have shown lots of interest in the Loch Ness monster, Nessie. We have been busy painting and exploring the arts and … Continue reading →
The Children have been working so hard to prepare for their Nativity. We have had four rehearsals per day and the most exciting dress rehearsal. They are now all set and very excited for the Performance on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
It’s almost Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf has been leaving some challenges behind the Christmas tree advent calendar. One of them was to build a fireplace for Santa. The elf left some pieces of wood for the children … Continue reading →
We have learning how to keep ourselves safe and this week is road safety week so we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe when travelling to nursery as a pedestrian or a car passenger. We also … Continue reading →
The children have been excited at having their parents/carers visit the woods. they have been learning about fire and parents and children were given the opportunity to light the fire using a fire steel. The parents were cheered on by … Continue reading →