Arthurlie Family Centre

September 7, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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Banana muffins

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 … 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

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

April 10, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Creating new and exciting learning environments

  The children have been creating new sand areas in our playrooms. We asked some of the local businesses in our community for there help. The Casey Tree Company donated logs for our space and another local business transported them to our … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have been designing and building a den.

There is an area in the upstairs garden where the bushes have been cut back creating a small space to play. The children have been hiding in it.”It’s our club.” With adult assistance the children decorated their den by painting sticks and other objects … Continue reading

April 22, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Experimenting with Playdough

The children have been using different ingredients in the playroom to see what happens. They started off making a big bowl of play-dough together remembering the ingredients of ‘flour’, ‘oil’ and ‘water’. The children loved measuring out the ingredients and mixing it all together. Once … Continue reading

February 11, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Block play and technologies

Some of the children were displaying excellent imaginative and creative skills whilst using the large blocks. They initially made a skateboard ramp, which led to making ramps for cars and using the remote-control cars. They instigated making tunnels and having … Continue reading

February 8, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Chinese New Year

The children were involved in celebrating Chinese New Year. They were learning to repeat Kung Hey Fat Choy, which is Chinese for Happy New Year. The children were able to be involved in many activities associated with Chinese New Year … Continue reading

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