Arthurlie Family Centre

September 19, 2018
by Mrs Silvester

Welcome to our Jungle in Ally Bally Bee Room

Children have taken part in collecting resources for our jungle area collecting mint leaves, anise seeds and branches from the woods, going on jungle animal hunts around the playrooms to find other animals and books. There are lots of different textures and loose parts in our jungle to create imaginative ideas. Children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring a variety of animals and taking part in role pay with peers. We have also added some African drums! Come and join in the fun!


September 18, 2018
by Mrs Silvester

Did you know that blowing bubbles can have a calming effect on children?

The exercise of blowing the bubble encourages children to practice deep breathing which has calming effects on the body. The activity of blowing bubbles is also good for strengthening muscles in the mouth.

How to make bubble paint

Put a squirt of paint and a squirt of washing-up liquid into a container. Add a little water and mix well until the mixture is runny enough to blow bubbles with. Using the straw, blow into the mixture until the container is so full of bubbles that they rise above the top rim.




September 17, 2018
by Mrs Silvester

The children have been exploring the new water resources in the Zickety Dickety Room.

When playing with water children learn:


  • to improve their skill at pouring by developing their arm and hand muscles
  • how water behaves when you pour it from one container to another
  • how water feels and that it can be squirted
  • objects either float or sink
  • that containers hold the most or least
  • that water leaks from containers with holes
  • hand eye co-ordination


“This is so cool!”

“Look its coming out the pipe”

September 12, 2018
by Mrs Liddell

Family Maths Fun

Thanks to everyone who came along to our parent and child maths session. We had fun sorting leaves, sticks and acorns and making patterns together. If you collect leaves this weekend, you could try sorting by shape or colour or size. Can you make a two-part pattern?

September 11, 2018
by Mrs Silvester

DIY Outdoor Games to Make with stones

The children have demonstrated their knowledge of matching and number order using the number line on a piece of wood and number stones.

Games don’t have to come in a box and they definitely don’t need to be battery operated to be enjoyable. Sometimes the best games are the simplest. Playing games outdoors using natural materials can support children’s learning.


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