GO LIVE! at the Green will take place from 2-12 August. This innovative live experience will bring together sport, fitness, health, arts, food and drink as never before in an engaging and exciting way to encourage people to lead healthy and active lives.
Glasgow Green will also be a key sport venue during the Championships as it hosts three days of elite cycling events.will take place from 2-12 August. This innovative live experience will bring together sport, fitness, health, arts, food and drink as never before in an engaging and exciting way to encourage people to lead healthy and active lives.
Glasgow Green will also be a key sport venue during the Championships as it hosts three days of elite cycling events.
Access is free, no tickets are required and the venue will be open daily from 10am until 7pm. Except on cycling event dates of 5, 8 and 12 August when the venue opens at 8am.
Andrew brought his volunteering uniform and bag to nursery to let the children explore.
The children said –
“This bag heavy.” “Can I see in the bag?”
Thousands of people over the age of 16 have volunteered to take part in the European Championships. The championships will combine the existing sports of athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon with new golf team championships.
Organisers hope attendances for the Glasgow European Games of 2018 will be in the region of 250,000 people.
Having researched the European games our children have been developing their physical skills by stretching, balancing, running and jumping with others during their play.
Physical play includes activities that use physical movements to allow children to use their energy, and it gives children the chance to develop gross and fine motor skills, learn new things and socialise.
At nursery the children have been researching the Glasgow European Championships 2018. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Bonnie the Seal, on the smartboard, who is learning about different sports. The Bonnie the Seal story inspired the children to then made their own games. Some children decided to make a golf game using a bucket, a paper ball and a kitchen roll tube. “Look I can hit the ball in the bucket.”
Glasgow’s George Square will be at the Centre of Festival. During the Championships there are ticketed events some of which are free. The sporting action will also be on shown on the big screens.
To allow us to visit Dams to Darnley Country Park today McGill’s Bus Company provided us with free transport. For some of our children this was their first time on a bus, so there was much excitement. As the bus drove to the country park the children sang some of their favourite songs and rhymes including the wheels on the Bus.
When we arrived at Dams to Darnley Country Park we met Alyson the park ranger who organised some activities including a nature scavenger hunt, clay face making for the trees and a bug hunt which we studied in the magnified bug jars. Staff listened as children talked to each other during their trip.
“That’s a frog. I found a frog. Its jumping off my hand. It was on the ground on that stick.”
Making Clay Faces
“I’m using this feather to make ears for the bunny face. It is made of clay and I’m putting it on the tree for the fairies.”
“My Mum was in the fairy house. Its over there in the tree.”
“I’m putting leaves and twigs in my bag. That flower smells of lemon.”
The country park is made up of different landscapes, including open water, woodland and grassland. The area is important for its wildlife.
Why not have a look on their website for family organised activities available over the next few months.
We are all feeling emotional as it’s our last day for Let’s Play. A good week was had by all according to the positive feedback from parents, children and staff. Today was Let’s go Playdough. Parents were shown the various ways of how to make playdough and the learning opportunities that could potentially occur. We also used our playdough along with the Playdough Disco song. This was a fun way to end our session. A further experience is organised for Dams to Darnley on July 24th so looking forward to that.
Thank you to everyone who attended Let’s Play and helping to make it a great success.
Thank you for attending the first day of Let’s Play. Let’s Get Physical was a great success with many families taking part and being involved in valuable experiences with their children. Children were developing their fine and gross motor movements as a result. Let’s Get Arty is today. We are looking forward to seeing you today.
Today we had eight students visiting from Barrhead High who have volunteered during the holiday provision at our family centre to experience 1st hand what is involved in the child care. This will give them taster sessions for the Modern Apprentice – Early Years & Childcare Level 3.
The first phase of the Council’s approach to increasing free early learning and childcare provision across the area will be introduced at four nurseries in August. Local authorities currently provide 600 free hours a year for all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds. As part of changes being introduced by the Scottish Government, this will increase to 1,140 hours by 2020.
The children have loved playing with the ladybird game this week in the Zickety Dickety Dock Room. This is a simple craft idea uses milk bottle lids to create a sweet ladybird number game. Why not try it at home?
Milk Bottle Lids
Paint or Pen or collect red milk bottle lids from Pauls Trim bottles
Google eyes (optional)glue
Colour the milk bottle lid red with the paint pen (permanent marker or paint).
Allow to dry.
Skip this step if you already have red milk bottle lids.
Draw three lines and spots 1-6 with black permanent marker as shown.
Add the spots on the wings and glue or draw on the eyes.
Roll the dice and match the numbers on the dice to the ladybird.