Glenwood Nursery recently received some new furniture… which came in great big boxes!
Mrs Husbands and Mrs Brown hosted a parent workshop on Early Writing on Thursday 29th January. This focused on
- the importance of gross motor skills such as large movements involving the shoulder joints, elbows and wrists
- developing fine motor skills including using scissors, threading, malleable materials (like playdough)
- early mark making indoors and outdoors
- the stages of early writing
- correct letter formation
Information sheets including recipes for playdough and correct letter formation are available from the office.
The children of Glenwood suggested we have Christmas dinner for snack so the children prepared and enjoyed a tasty meal of brussels sprouts, carrots, peas, mashed potato and sage and onion stuffing.
‘ We peeled the potatoes and the brussels sprouts.’ -Isabella and Rachel.
‘I had potatoes, peas and carrots. I love peas.’- Lucy
‘It was good.’- Eamon
‘I ate up all of the carrots and the potatoes and I ate one pea.’- James
We took part in the UNISON Stars in our Schools celebration day to say thank you to the support staff for the great work they do in our nursery. We made thank you cards for people who help us including Mrs Beveridge in the office and for the janitor and cleaner.
Our final charity appeal this session has been the BackPack Project for Mary’s Meals. We collected a total of 59 backpacks. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to this appeal and others throughout the year.
The Commonwealth baton visted Glenwood Nursery on 3rd June.The children took part in a relay race and experienced the thrill of holding the baton.
The children had a fantastic and active sports day on Thursday 29th May. Thank you to our active schools co-ordinator and the p7 pupils from OLM primary who organised this event.
Our children were recently introduced to Mandarin thanks to one of our parents (Naomi’s mum). Mandarin is taught in our cluster primaries and secondary so we were delighted to be able to give our children a taster of this language. An information sheet is available by clicking here.