Arthurlie Family Centre

March 21, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Thank you Tesco in Barrhead for donating fruit for our Sponsor Bunny Hop Obstacle Course which is on Thursday 22 March 2018 during the children’s session at nursery.

Designing their own obstacle course The children can select a range of materials to design and build their own obstacle course. I wonder what they will select from these loose parts and how will they use it! In conjunction with … Continue reading

March 20, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Children found plastic bottles in the recyling and used a saw to cut them on the workbench.

What are the benefits of using real tools? ·         Allows children to actively learn .      Encourages children to play ·         Gives the opportunity to think and create ·         Children can begin risk assessing themselves ·         Gives children responsibility and independence ·         Shows children you trust them ·         Great … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Arthurlie Family Centre’s Dentist in Zickety Dickety Room.

Information Role play is a fantastic way for dental practices and oral health educators to demonstrate what happens during a routine dental check-up. It’s important that children learn to get used to the environment of a dental practice from an … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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A great big thank you to Tesco’s Branch in Barrhead who donated food through Tesco’s Community Food Connections Programme.

Arthurlie Family Centre has received donations of food through Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme where surplus food is supplied to charities and community groups across the UK. The food is a mixture of bakery products, fruit and vegetables, cheese and … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have continued to design their pirate ships both inside and out.

The sandpit inside and the decked area in the  upstairs garden have both been developed into pirate ships. The children made a jolly roger flags and painted a wooden plank for the pirates to walk along. The children then followed their treasure maps which led … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story and learning experiences.

Outside when the children were harvesting the apples and pears form the fruit trees in the nursery garden they noticed a butterfly on a leaf of a tree.  “One boy said to the children,” Look it’s a butterfly, come and … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Producing art using hammers and wooden shapes.

The children produced art using corkboards, metal tacks and hammers. The wooden shapes can be positioned to create patterns and pictures. This activity develops hand eye coordination and encourages children to use their imagination to express their creativity.

June 13, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Preparing vegetables and washing dishes

“I’m chopping the carrots for snack.” “I like carrots the rabbits eat them.” “It is hard to cut.” “Can I have a cloth? I need to get the dirt off.” Involving the Children Involving children in meal routines, food choice … Continue reading

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