We are starting monthly sessions of Bookbug and Musicality (Literacy through music) for parents and their Glenwood children. Please come along and join us. Let us know if you can manage to allow us to organise the children.
- Monday 18th February 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 21st February 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 4th March 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 7th March 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
- Monday 18th March 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 21st March- 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 15th April 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 18th April 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
- Monday 29th April 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Musicality
- Thursday 2nd May 10.00am- 10.30am- Musicality
- Monday 13th May 2.00pm- 2.30pm- Bookbug
- Thursday 16th May 10.00am- 10.30am- Bookbug
As part of our induction to Glenwood programme, we invite children who will be starting soon to join us for Bookbug sessions. Many other children joined in too.
We love to hear stories and we have been listening to one of our favourites read to us by the author. Michael Rosen is the author of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and we can join in with the actions as he reads this story.
We loved this story so much we decided to make props and puppets to retell it. We made a big bear puppet and some long swishy grass.
I wonder what else we will need to make to tell this story?
We have enjoyed some Chinese food for snack this week as part of our celebrations for the Chinese New Year.
“I don’t like the noodles but I like the rice.” Naomi.
“It’s good and yummy.” Marnie.
“I don’t like the stir fry. My daddy likes stir fry.” Euan.
“Lovely. I want some more. It’s delicious. I don’t like the corn.” Matthew.
This week we have been creating stories with Mrs Kerr from the early literacy team. We used story dice to think about the characters and setting and events of the story. We wrote our stories in our story book and we illustrated them. Today we acted out our stories.
Look at the fantastic model we have built using our large blocks!
We have been using puppets to re-tell familiar stories.
We decided to hold a puppet show and made tickets for the audience.
We began to create our own stories and wanted different characters for our puppet shows and so we made our own!
We especially like telling stories using our Transformer puppets!
We design and create all sorts of models in the construction area. Recently we have been making enclosures for animals and ourselves!
As we play we use measuring skills.
We work with others and develop our problem solving skills.
We develop our mark making skills as we plan what we are going to construct.
We love to take part in turn taking games and are developing our matching, sorting and counting skills as we play with others.
We loved flying a kite on a windy day so we decided to make our own! We used the internet to research and tried different materials. We liked using the recycled carrier bag.
We are taking part in RSPB’ Big Birdwatch. https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/
We made tasty bird cakes to entice birds into our garden.
We prepared a birdhide to allow us to watch the birds without being seen. We have been reading books to help us identify the birds which visit our garden. We spotted a big magpie from the playroom window.
We are all involved in planning and preparing our snacks. We are supported to make healthy choices and we have fresh fruit and vegetables each day.
We set the table and prepare the food and drinks.
Last week we made clootie dumpling for snack as part of our Burns celebrations.
Today we made our own salad sandwiches. We put spread on our bread and chose our salad filling.
Loss is a common occurrence which affects individuals in very different ways. Loss is most often considered to be a negative or painful process and one which requires time, space and the support of others to aid recovery. This is especially true for loss suffered through death. Regardless of age, the experience of bereavement is significant and can be life changing.
The following leaflets are designed to support children and families facing loss, grief and bereavement. Further advice and resources are available from staff.
Bereavement in Childhood Leaflet for Children and Young People
Final Bereavement in Childhood Leaflet Parents Final
The underwear rule is a simple way that parents can help keep their child safe from abuse. Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried. NSPCC offers further advice.
We have been learning about stories and creating our own. We know that stories have a character, a setting and problem and a solution. We used the book Mixed up Fairy Tales for ideas and then created our own mixed up stories by adding characters, settings, problems and solutions.
We created a Jurassic World for our dinosaurs outdoors in the tough spot. We added plants, logs, stones and sand to create the environment.