Arthurlie Family Centre

March 29, 2017
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

  The children have been enjoying the good weather over the past few days.   they have been planting sunflower seeds,  Bringing Science to the woods by creating a vortex inside a water bottle, And their very favourite Easter Egg hunt.   … 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

November 2, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

We have Celebrated Halloween at the woods with Spooky Stories, Feeling Grew some objects and making potions and spells.    The weather was so mild that the children were able to remove their thermal suits.     We had a great party. The … 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

This week we have had visits from the Fairies.   They have left us little letters.   We have also been doing an assault course whereby the children have had to balance, jump and crawl.    There has been a fascination over the … 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

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 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

September 7, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

The children have had a basic introduction to tools.   Whittling and hacksaws.   this helps build on their fine motor skills.   It also encourages safety when using tools.   We have also been looking at the insects that we share the woods … Continue reading

October 28, 2015
by Sheena Rainey
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Woodland Wonders

The children have been learning about Autumn.   the have been working together to collect leaves match leaves, identify which types of tree the leaf come from and sort into shapes and sizes.   They have also been collecting Chestnuts.   We have … Continue reading

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