We have been learning about the importance of Fairtrade. We have been learning about why it is important for workers to be paid a fair wage for the food they grow. We can recognise the Fairtrade sign and we visited the shops to buy some Fairtrade goods.
We love to have parents and carers into Glenwood to sharing their knowledge and expertise with us. Joseph was delighted when his mummy was able to come to bake scones with us. The children loved taking part and the scones smelled delicious!
“My mummy is helping today. She doesn’t always bake in the house. I like having her here. I hope she can come again.” Joseph
Some of our children have been developing their gross motor skills during Gym Teds sessions in Carmichael Hall. Climbing, crawling, jumping and balancing is the order of the day and great fun is had by all.
What a beautiful spring morning for our walking group for parents on their first walk round Rouken Glen Park! All parents and carers are welcome to join us and this walk is suitable for parents with prams and buggies. Ask staff for more details.
We celebrated World Book Day this week. We dressed as our favourite storybook character and shared our books in nursery. We invited parents and carers in to share stories with us and we used the internet to hear authors retelling their stories. World Book Day inspired us to write, draw and paint.
We have been learning about the importance of recycling, reusing and reducing waste. We took part in a fantastic workshop by Eco Drama, Recycling Heroes to help us learn more about this. We were all given a guide to reducing waste to allow us to share this at home.
We have been very interested in volcanoes recently and decided to make our own. We used the internet to find out how to make one. We used a bottle and papier mache to build it and then painted it.We then carried out an experiment with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make it erupt!
We have been exploring the outdoors to discover what bugs live in our garden. We used bug hunting kits- magnifying glasses, collection jars and note pads and pencils to record what we found. We looked in our log pile, under rocks and on the ground.
As a result of the Red Warning for weather in surrounding areas, and the continued Amber Warning for East Renfrewshire, all schools and family centres in East Renfrewshire will remain closed tomorrow (Thursday). Staff and pupils should not attend.
We wanted to change our role play area into something else. We shared our ideas and voted to choose a castle. We decided we needed turrets, a drawbridge and thrones for the King and Queen. We added costumes and made crowns.
Children are consulted on decisions made in Glenwood. We recently purchased resources for the house corner following consultation with the children. The children used catalogues to help them make decisions.
I like the pizza because I like pizza!And the birthday cake. It has a pretend knife.– Noah
These (vegetables) look real. I like them better that the plastic ones.-Leo
The eggs look real too. – Rebecca
I like those ones (plates) because there will be enough for all the people. – Aisling
That costs too much. The head teacher won’t have enough money for that. It is like a 100 things and would cost £100! -Fern
We are delighted to announce that Glenwood Family Centre’s design for the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden has been selected as a winning entry in the ECO Scotland competition! Our next step is to develop our garden for display in the Garden for Life area of Gardening Scotland, the national gardening and outdoor living show and Scotland’s gardening festival, which takes place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.
Our design is for a Living Foodbank which will produce fruit and vegetables for families in need. “If you don’t have any food you can come and take some food from the garden.”
We are taking part in the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden design competition. We are designing and planning a sustainable garden which can be either based on growing food or a wildlife garden linked with the Global Goals. The Global Goals aim to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
The children have been very busy gathering and sharing their ideas as we plan our garden.
Our Children’s Committee have been spreading the news about the importance of recycling. The children decided to create a recycling plant in the construction area, complete with sorting areas, giant magnets, litter pickers and a “conveyor belt” for sorting all the rubbish.