SOME OF THE CHILDREN WENT TO THE BARRHEAD FOUNDRY TODAY TO BE PART OF THEIR RISE AND SHINE STORYTELLING SESSION. THE CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO MAKE A MOON PICTURE AND THEN LISTEN TO A STORY ALL ABOUT TRAVELLING TO THE MOON. GREAT FUN WAS HAD BY ALL. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WERE ABLE TO ATTEND AND THANK YOU TO THE BARRHEAD FOUNDRY FOR INVITING US.
PLEASE HELP US TO CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY ON THURSDAY, 7TH MARCH 2019. WE WILL BE TELLING STORIES, SINGING STORIES, AND ACTING STORIES. COME ALONG WITH YOUR CHILD AND SHARE STORIES TOGETHER.
MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW, SO PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR IT
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FAMILIES WHO WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SONGS IN AIKEN DRUM. I’M SURE YOU WILL ALL AGREE THAT THE CHILDREN PERFORMED WELL FOR A LARGE AUDIENCE.
SOME OF THE CHILDREN IN THE ALLY BALLY BEE ROOM, ZICKETY DICKETY DOCK AND AIKEN DRUM ROOM JOINED UP TOGETHER TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE BREAD. THE CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO SEE THE PROCESS OF MAKING BREAD AND LEARN ABOUT MEASURE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KNEADING THE MIXTURE TO FORM THE DOUGH.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cooking encourages children’s thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.
It also allows children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and cause and effect.
Thank you so much to our families past, present and future for attending our Festive Fun Day. It was an amazing community event and great to see everyone having fun. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Claus and to all the helpers on the day and all the parents and families for your kind donations and help and also to our wonderful staff team. The event was such a success due to all your continued support. You have helped us to raise more than £1,400 with more money coming in. This will help with our festivities for our children. Thank you once again.
Thank you to the Young people on the Creative Pathways employability programme in Barrhead who worked with our children on Wednesday afternoon to make artwork and plant greenery for their garden.
This marked the end of a 12-week block of Creative Pathways in Barrhead, where young people have worked with artists Rosanna, Portia and Hannah, excelling at creative writing, arts and crafts – while learning more about the environment, their community and getting help to find work.
Last month, the young people presented their ideas to children, parents and our Centre, before creating a fairy garden to stay at the nursery for everyone to play with.
COME AND JOIN US FOR SOME FUN WITH LITERACY ON THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER AT 9.00-9.30 AM
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
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 children in the Alley Bally Bee Room have been making resources for the traditional tale Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. They made a bed with a slide and ball pit for Baby Bear, a soft bed for Mummy Bear and a lumpy bed for Daddy Bear. Then the beds made from recyclable materials were used to retell the story.
Our Eco group will be meeting on
- Thursday, 4th October at 1.00 pm
- Tuesday, 23rd October at 9.00 am
- Tuesday, 20th November at 1.00 pm
Everyone is welcome. Please come to any meetings that you can manage.
Look out for updates on Eco group activities.
WE ARE IN MUCH NEED OF FUNDS FOR OUR FAMILY CENTRE AND SO WE ARE HOPING TO START A NEW FUNDRAISING GROUP AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP. YOU CAN DROP IN AND OUT OF THIS AS YOU PLEASE. WE ARE HOLDING A MEETING ON THURSDAY, 4TH OCTOBER AT 11.00 AM TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUNDRAISING EVENTS THAT WE COULD HOLD.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
MAKING MATHS COUNT
During maths week we will be highlighting the rich mathematical thinking that is happening during play at Arthurlie Family Centre.
We are also holding maths workshops for parents and children on Wednesday, 12th at 1.15pm and Friday, 14th at 9.15 am. Families can come along to the community hall to join in the fun!
PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE OFFICE WINDOW AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE.
Some of the children were helping to make banana muffins this week. The children were learning to keep safe when using electrical equipment, as well as learning how to follow a recipe and bake in the oven. A parent was very intrigued by what her child was doing so she decided to stay to get involved with the whole process. Another child enjoyed making the muffins so much that he made them when he went home with his gran. Children went to the house area afterwards and re-created making the muffins in there. They demonstrated symbolic play and also demonstrated the skills they learned whilst making the muffins.