Maths Week Scotland is back!

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.


Trying Different Foods

We wanted to try lots of new food for snack!

We helped our self to cereal.
We made our own mango and strawberry kebabs.
It was hard work cutting the pineapples in to rings.
Frozen berries make good smoothies.
Frozen berries make good smoothies.
We used the onions and turnips from our garden to make soup.
We used the onions and turnips from our garden to make soup.
Watermelon is our favourite so far.

We are looking forward to trying more new foods soon.

Woodland Adventures

Our regular Woodland Adventure sessions for this term have begun. Here are just a few of the things that we have been doing…

Learning about how to stay safe – there are lots of toadstools just now.
Taking turns with our friends.
Finding and re-hiding Glenwood stones.
Eating snack together.
Solving problems – how can we get this seesaw to work?
Developing our gross motor skills as we explore.

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.

Developing the Young Workforce

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 handled money, issuing change and totalled the amount of money raised.

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

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)
  • Paint/Pens/crayons
  • Varnish (This could be clear nail varnish)

Charcoal Making

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…

The charcoal making tin in the fire.

… and watched the smoke come out of the hole…

The smoke tells us the sticks inside are burning.

… and waited some more!

Finally our charcoal is ready to use.

The world of work- young builders

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!

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