Arthurlie Family Centre

September 7, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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Banana muffins

Some of the children were helping to make banana muffins this week. The children were learning to keep safe when using electrical equipment, as well as learning how to follow a recipe and bake in the oven. A parent was … Continue reading

March 15, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Muddy Movers. I can use loose parts outdoors.

The children had a problem. There was a child stuck at the top of the hill and he needed rescued. The children had to problem-solve and try to find ways to cross the river to get to the child. The … Continue reading

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

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 23, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

The children have been excited at having their parents/carers visit the woods.   they have been learning about fire and parents and children were given the opportunity to light the fire using a fire steel.  The parents were cheered on by … Continue reading

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 5, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

The children have been learning to use hammers safely and can hammer a nail into wood and remove the nail with the claw part of hammer.   They have also been on woodland walks and  appreciating the beauty of the nature … Continue reading

September 22, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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We can explore and discover.

The children were exploring the magnetic resource. They were interested in the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ force from it and were learning about how one side pushes away and one side pulls it together and sticks. By chance, the magnetic resource … 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 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 18, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Shapes and Patterns. I can make my own pattern.

Some of the children were making stained-glass window pictures today. The children were enhancing their cutting skills by cutting out various shapes and they were also using various colours of cellophane to create their picture. The children were able to … Continue reading

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