Arthurlie Family Centre

March 28, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Messy Play exploring our senses through touch smell taste and fun

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

March 7, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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The children have been making their own stories and retelling them using puppets.

“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

Learning outdoors exploring with new resources – The children in the downstairs garden made trains and a physical assault course with the new crates.

March 3, 2017 by Mrs Allison | 0 comments

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.

January 19, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Numeracy. I can talk about my day using morning, afternoon and night. I can recognise the numbers on a clock. I can say that a clock tells us the time.

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

November 17, 2016
by Mrs Silvester
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Science: Supermoon

  We have been researching supermoons this week. What is a supermoon? This month’s supermoon was bigger than normal because the full moon was as  close as it gets to the Earth on its orbit.

November 16, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

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

October 26, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

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

October 12, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders Visit from John Swinney

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

September 28, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

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

September 14, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

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

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