Arthurlie Family Centre

October 5, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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WHO BROKE BABY BEAR’S CHAIR?

  BREAKING NEWS IN ARTHURLIE FAMILY CENTRE! BROKEN CHAIR MYSTERY This week we discovered a broken chair outside the Ally Bally Bee Room. The children investigated the crime scene to find out who might have broken the chair. The children … Continue reading

October 4, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Storytelling with Props: Bring Favorite Stories to Life

Setting the scene and acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears with props is one of our all time favorite story telling activities in Arthurlie Family Centre. Have you ever tried storytelling with props? We loved turning a book into a play. The … Continue reading

September 6, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Where does this go?

The children have been sorting and labelling the resources. The children have been exploring their new nursery environments after their summer break. To support the children’s learning the children and staff have been taking photographs of the resources to label the storage drawers. … Continue reading

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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Some photos of today’s Book Bug session with some of our new families.

What is a Bookbug Session? Bookbug Sessions combine stories, songs and rhymes in a fun and interactive way for children and families. A Bookbug Session is typically about 30 minutes long. It will always start with a hello song and … Continue reading

October 10, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Number Car Tracks

To give children opportunities to explore numbers through their interest in cars staff planned and develop “Number Car Land” with the children.  First the children painted some old boxes and pieces of wood with black paint and chalked road markings to make a garage. Staff … 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

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