Last week each group got a chance to go on a Maths Scavenger Hunt – looking for shapes, numbers and patterns, as well as finding matching leaf shapes and looking for tall and short things.
Next week (10th – 16th September) is Maths Week Scotland and we have lots of plans to celebrate at Glenwood!
We have organised walks in the local community for each group and parents, carers and younger siblings are invited to join us. Click here for the timetable.
Everyone will also get a Maths Treasure Map to take home and we look forward to seeing what you do at home!
Of course, there will also be lots of maths and numeracy happening in the playrooms and outdoors as well.
We wanted to try lots of new food for snack!
We are looking forward to trying more new foods soon.
Our regular Woodland Adventure sessions for this term have begun. Here are just a few of the things that we have been doing…
If you would like to come and join us on one of our adventures, then please add your name to the list on the noticeboard.
The children have been developing their skills for learning, life and work. We harvested the potatoes we grew in the garden and then decided to sell these to our families.
We had to weigh the potatoes and bag them and decide how much to sell them for.
We wrote the price on the bags and set up a stall.
We decided to use the proceeds to purchase more seeds so we visited Rouken Glen Garden Centre to buy more.
Some children brought in photographs of the potatoes which they had for their dinner and told us how tasty they were!
Hide, Find and Rehide
We have been busy decorating stones to hide in our local parks for our families within Glenwood and the community, to enjoy finding, rehiding and even decorating our own stones to hide.
This is a great way to get active and creative whilst spending quality time with family and friends without spending any money.
By the end of the week, we aim to have stones hidden in Eastwood Park and Rouken Glen Park. Please feel free to take your child out on a ‘stone hunt’ and even add to our collection by designing your own special stone. If you find a stone, you will be able to tell if it is one of ours as it has our twitter address on it @GlenwoodFC. Once you’ve found the stone you can take a photo, rehide it or hide one of your own, then post to twitter.
We hope you enjoy this fun experience with your children.
What you need
- A stone (any size)
- Varnish (This could be clear nail varnish)
Remember to follow us on Twitter to keep up with all the latest activities.
Glenwood is currently looking for donations of backpacks to support this worthwhile project.
During my visit to Malawi in September 2017 I saw first hand how this project could have positive impact on a child’s time at school.
Find out more here: Going to School in Malawi
Please bring in your donations before the end of term. Thank you.
We have great fun as we use the code-a-pillar to learn how to sequence as we programme it to move in different directions. We use our problem solving skills to create a path for code-a-pillar to reach a target. This helps us develop skills like sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem-solving and experimentation.
Today we noticed that we had no charcoal left to draw with in the garden, so we decided to make some more.
Once we had the fire alight, we cut some sticks to put in the tin. Then we put the tin in the hot fire and waited…
… and watched the smoke come out of the hole…
… and waited some more!
Finally our charcoal is ready to use.
We were building a house using the large blocks . We used tools and took on the roles of the different people needed to build a house. We had to plan and work together and we had to take risks as we climbed up to construct the roof.
We even decided to build a shop for the workers to go to when they had a break!