Arthurlie Family Centre

March 7, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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The children have been making their own stories and retelling them using puppets.

“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

Learning outdoors exploring with new resources – The children in the downstairs garden made trains and a physical assault course with the new crates.

March 3, 2017 by Mrs Allison | 0 comments

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.

February 24, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Promoting curiosity, creativity and enquiry.

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.  

January 30, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Scotland. I can bake shortbread.

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

January 19, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Numeracy. I can talk about my day using morning, afternoon and night. I can recognise the numbers on a clock. I can say that a clock tells us the time.

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

January 13, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Numeracy. I can say that a clock tells us the time.

  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

January 11, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Katie in Scotland. I can listen to a story and participate in special dance moves.

  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

December 9, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Technologies. I can make a fireplace.

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

November 23, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

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

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