“I was following the bear’s and the numbers up to ten. “I liked number one we made a big noise. “I liked when I saw pictures and I had to do something, then we went back to nursery. “Paddington … Continue reading →
We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe. It tasted like yogurt. I played here its … Continue reading →
St Patricks day the children wanted to cook but we had to look through our recipe book to find one with no eggs. We found one for scones and made the mixture but one of the girls wanted pink scones … Continue reading →
We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe. It tasted like yogurt. I played here its alien ears. Its … Continue reading →
“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 →
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.
We have been learning about our bodies. We have been naming all our body parts and learning what we have underneath our skin. The boys and girls have learned we have a skeleton underneath our skin and that it gives … Continue reading →
We were reading about Scottish monsters and one of the stories was Tam O’Shanter and how he saw the witches and monsters dancing. They then saw him because he made a noise and chased him in a storm … Continue reading →
The children are learning to identify and name their emotions. Throughout each day, children experience a wide range of feelings. Using art to express some of the inner most feelings that they have trouble expressing to the world can be a … Continue reading →
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 →
The Children have been working so hard to prepare for their Nativity. We have had four rehearsals per day and the most exciting dress rehearsal. They are now all set and very excited for the Performance on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
To bring the learning to life a local police officer visited the nursery to talk to the children about the vital role the police play in helping and supporting our community. They listened to the PC’s explanations about the many … Continue reading →
Thanks to parents/carers who gave their time and support to our Magical Christmas Fun Day. We have to date made more than £1000, however as we are still selling raffle tickets this money is increasing. The feedback received from parents … Continue reading →
The children have been going on Adventures to collect wood. they have been using gross motor skills, team work and literacy skills. the children have discussed what they wanted to make and have started on a den and pirate ship. … Continue reading →
The Young Enterprise Garden helped the Eco Group in the nursery garden today. They brought with them orange coloured pallets to use as planters. Then compost and seedlings were planted in the pallet planters. Now the children hope that the seedlings will grow into … Continue reading →
This week we have been learning how to use saws. When visiting the woods we have entered another kingdom, the children are in awe and wonder at the change into Autumn and the woods are a carpet of glistening golden … Continue reading →
Woodland Wonders Children were delighted to be invited to the St Lukes cluster visit of John Swinney The Deputy first Minister of Scotland. The Woodland Wonders children represented Health and Wellbeing. Mr Swinney spoke to the children and was interested in viewing … Continue reading →
We have been learning the safe way to use hammers, the children have enjoyed this challenge and some have started to sing Peter Hammers in time while hammering. We have also been looking at patterns and the children have been … Continue reading →
This week we have been learning about patterns creating them from natural materials and following them. We have been working on this as groups to engage and involve all of the children. The children have also been looking for … Continue reading →