Thank you to Sue Griffiths (Anthony’s gran) who diligently tends to our gardens one a regular basis and has recently brought a touch of springtime to our entrance. If you would like to help in any way- weeding, digging, planting flowers and vegetables- please speak with Mrs Buchan who leads the Gardening group. This is a group of parents and grandparents who lend a hand around the nursery grounds when they can. Anyone can get involved. No PVG is required as you are not working directly with the children.
We have been learning about Fairtrade goods. We have been thinking about where our food comes from and the importance of food producers and workers around the world being paid a fair wage. We held a Fairtrade shop in the nursery and raised £277.65 to support Rainbow Turtle Fairtrade shop. http://www.rainbowturtle.co.uk/
We visited our local Sainbury’s store and identified many Fairtrade goods including flowers, sugar, chocolate and bananas.
We made chocolate and banana muffins using our Fairtrade purchases. They smelled lovely and tasted yummy!
We have been learning about the Christian celebration on Shrove Tuesday. We made pancakes and enjoyed these for snack. We had to measure the ingredients and follow the instructions on the recipe. we even had fun trying to toss the pancakes!
We welcomed some students from UWS to Glenwood from to help us learn about children around the world and Children’s Rights. We learned about Shompa and her family who live in India. We thought about our own families and what we would like to ask Shompa.
The children in the Willow room have created a theatre with a stage in the role play area. They voted to select the name for their theatre and have been developing their writing skills as they make tickets, signs and posters for their theatre.
We have been learning about volcanoes. We used books and the internet to research volcanoes and what they look like. We made a model volcano and created a reaction by mixing bicarbonate of soda with vinegar and tomato sauce to make our volcano erupt.
The Psychology of Parenting Project (PoPP) is aimed at improving the availability of high-quality evidence-based parenting programmes for families with young children who have elevated levels of behaviour problems. Please see the link for more details.
This is available for parents/carers of children who live/attending school/nursery within East Renfrewshire between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. If you require any more information please speak to Julie Shields or your childs keyworker.