At Glenwood children learn about their emotions and strategies they can use for dealing with them using a programme called Fun Friends.
A big thanks once again to those parents and carers who came along to our workshop.
Find the presentation here: fun-friends
Thank you to the parents and carers who came to our workshop on Developing Physical Skills at Glenwood – We hope you found it interesting and beneficial.
The presentation can be found here: physical-literacy
We have been using pulleys to explore pulling forces as we empty and fill the buckets at the water tray.
We are learning to match and identify different letters and sounds.
We are discovering ways to create objects using different materials. We have been using paper mâché to create models. We tear the newspaper and use paste to create the shape of our model. Some of our models use boxes and some use balloons. We have to plan what we are making before selecting the resources.
We have been developing our fine motor skills as we explore the nuts and bolts. We like to turn the screws and fasten and loosen the bolts as we join the parts together.
We are learning about forces and their effects. We have been exploring cause and effect as we play in the sand. We created chutes and can predict what will happen as we scoop the sand into the chutes.
As we learn about forces we discovered that forces keep a hovercraft afloat. We researched on the internet how this works and we made our own hovercrafts from CDs and balloons. We watched them travel across the water.
We are learning to explore characters and events in stories. We have been creating characters and thinking about the setting as we create and act out our own stories. We have been learning that stories have problems which result in actions to resolve the problem. We write and illustrate our stories.
On our Woodland Adventures we collected some things we found as we walked through the woods. We created journey sticks by tying the things we found onto big sticks. We discovered some things were natural and some were not. We even wondered how some of them got into the woods.
Staff in Glenwood wish all our families and friends a happy and peaceful 2017.
Oh what fun we had at our party…. and we were delighted that Santa made a visit!
I would like to wish all our families and friends a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Nativity- Christmas Eve in the Toy Shop
Our Nativity takes place on Monday 19th December in Our Lady of the Missions junior gym hall (the building closest to us). This year we are having one performance in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Parents/ guardians of children who attend in the morning are invited to come to watch us perform at 11.00am. (Doors open for parents at 10.50am)
- Parents/ guardians of children who attend in the afternoon are invited to come to watch us perform at 2.00pm. (Doors open for parents at 1.50pm)
Every family has been allocated two tickets. A limited number of additional tickets will be available maximum one extra per family. Doors open for each performance 10 minutes before start time. All children should attend nursery for their full session and children MUST be dropped off and collected from Glenwood Family Centre, not OLM primary.
Tuesday 20th December – Christmas Party. Children can wear party clothes. I wonder if we may have a special visitor!
Thank you to all our families who have already donated a gift through our Giving Tree. This year we are once again supporting the local charity Govan Starter Packs . If you wish to take part, you and your child can select a gift tag from the giving tree (in the cloakroom) and buy the gift suggested. The tags will indicate who you are buying the present for. We hope that by involving the children in the buying the gift, the children will experience the fun of giving to others.
GIFTS SHOULD NOT BE WRAPPED.
Please help your child secure the tag onto the unwrapped gift and return to the nursery by Friday 16th December.
We have been learning to use recipes to help us prepare our own food.
We have followed recipes to make many tasty foods for snack including banana loaf, apple crumble and scones.
We have been learning the importance of following the instructions in the correct order and we used our sequencing skills to prepare sandwiches.
We have a potted Christmas tree which we love to decorate. When we are near the tree we can experience the fragrance of the pine needles.