Arthurlie Family Centre

January 30, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Scotland. I can bake shortbread.

Some of the children were baking shortbread as part of their learning about Scotland. The boys and girls were learning skills like pouring, measuring, weighing, whisking, rolling and simple mathematics such as adding and subtracting and all sorts of other … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Science, I can care for living things

                A group of children have been looking after some monster plants that eat insects. Today we fed our Venus Fly  Trap plants for the first time with some blood worms. The children had crushed … Continue reading

January 11, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Katie in Scotland. I can listen to a story and participate in special dance moves.

  A dance specialist, Liz Murray from Oktokids , was invited into nursery today to help teach the children some music and movement based on the story, Katie in Scotland. The children were able to follow instructions and participate in specialised … Continue reading

December 9, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Technologies. I can make a fireplace.

It’s almost Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf has been leaving some challenges behind the Christmas tree advent calendar. One of them was to build a fireplace for Santa. The elf left some pieces of wood for the children … Continue reading

November 17, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Health and Well-being/Science. I can be independent. I can make my own playdough.

                We had a new flour holder delivered for our playdough station but it was in pieces. Luckily some of the blue group were able to follow the ‘instructions’ that ‘tell you how … Continue reading

October 24, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Expressive and Aesthetic. I use drama to explore real and imaginary situations, helping me to understand my world.

    The children used a variety of props and materials to showcase their understanding of their world. They were able to re-create a jungle scene and act out accordingly their ideas, thoughts and feelings.

October 5, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Pretend Play. I can be a dentist.

                  The children got the opportunity to act out being at the dentist in the downstairs playrooms. The children were able to learn about oral health and the importance of brushing your … Continue reading

September 7, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Harvest

Some of the children were involved in harvesting apples and rhubarb from our garden. The children got the opportunity to be involved in the whole process of collecting the fruit, washing it, cutting it and then cooking with it. This … Continue reading

September 1, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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We can be focussed and engaged.

The downstairs children are settling into their nursery environment and have shown that they are able to choose specific activities that they wish to be involved in. The children are exploring their environment well and are accessing the many different … Continue reading

June 17, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Literacy; I can re-create a story.

The children were acting out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears outside. They used the playhouse and natural resources as props to bring the story to life. They also got dressed up into their character and each took … Continue reading

June 9, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Jewellery making.

                      Some of the children were developing the fine movements in their fingers through making jewellery. The children had to thread the beads accordingly and create a piece of jewellery. … Continue reading

June 2, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Real life experiences; I can learn skills for life and work. I can be safe when using tools.

      Some of the children were using the tools outdoors today. The children were learning the importance of keeping safe when using tools and were encouraged to be creative and make something out of the wood. By being … Continue reading

May 12, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Outdoor learning.

The children have been enjoying the lovely sunshine and have been involved in various outdoor experiences. As sports day is approaching, Wednesday, 18th May, the children got the opportunity to be involved in some practice races. The children were learning … Continue reading

April 6, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Consulting with the children; we can make choices and express our likes and dislikes.

  The children were consulted on what they would like for snack. Mrs Bell helped to create a shopping list for the children, which was later purchased. The children were able to make choices and express their likes and dislikes. From the shopping … Continue reading

April 5, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Britain’s little bakers: we can bake.

              The children were making their own bread and cakes today. The children were learning to follow a recipe card and the importance of following the instructions within it step by step. This enabled … Continue reading

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