# Maps

We enjoy creating maps and have been using real maps to extend this learning.

We decided to create a 3-d map and we chose to make a model of London. We used the Chrome book to help us find out about some buildings. We added the River Thames to our map and used junk modelling to build some of the well known buildings.

# Roads, runways, routes and ramps

In the construction area we have been working together to develop the area. We used small construction resources to build vehicles and used the large blocks to create roads and ramps.  We added a runway for aeroplanes and have created more roads using tape.  As we play, we are exploring forces using ramps and gutters to create slopes and we are learning about direction using arrows.

# Pizza restaurant

We created a pizza restaurant in the role play area.  We take on different roles such as chef, customer and waiter and develop many skills including communication and  numeracy as we write down orders, take phone orders and handle money while learning about the life of work.

# Measure

We have been exploring measure as we play.

We measured the length of our bodies using cubes… we even measured Mrs Russell!

We explored weight using balance scales and loose parts.

# Out and about on our Maths Scavenger Hunt.

Last week each group got a chance to go on a Maths Scavenger Hunt – looking for shapes, numbers and patterns, as well as finding matching leaf shapes and looking for tall and short things.

A huge thank you to those parents and carers who were able to join us on our adventures.

# Developing the Young Workforce

The children have been developing their skills for learning,  life and  work. We harvested the potatoes we grew in the garden and then decided to sell these to our families.

We had to weigh the potatoes and bag them and decide how much to sell them for.

We wrote the price on the bags and set up a stall.

We handled money, issuing change and totalled the amount of money raised.

We decided to use the proceeds to purchase more seeds so we visited Rouken Glen Garden Centre to buy more.

Some children brought in photographs of the potatoes which they had for their dinner and told us how tasty they were!

# Our Recycling Plant

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.

# Hands up Scotland travel survey

We took part in the Hands up Scotland travel survey asking “How do you normally travel to school?” Most children travel by car. Many children walk to nursery or come by scooter. A few travel by bike and one child travels on the bus.

Perhaps you can consider one of the more healthy and ECO friendly ways to travel on occasion? Or park a little further from the nursery and walk part of the way?

# Comparing size

While in the woods we found sticks and logs all different lengths and widths! We compared them and put them in order.

# Shrove Tuesday

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!

# Numbers

We have been learning to recognise and sequence numbers.

# Space

We have been learning about space and creating space rockets from junk. 5,4,3,2,1…blast off!

# Our pizza restaurant

We decided to create a restaurant in the role play area. The children voted and decided to make a pizza restaurant. They wrote signs and designed menus and have the opportunity to handle real coins as they order and pay for their meals.

# Turn taking

We have been learning to play with other and take part in turn taking games.

# Spend at Snack

We have been learning about money and how it is used. We have Spend at Snack. We have to select the coins we need to ‘purchase’ our snack choices.

# What shall we call our two playrooms?

Our playrooms were known as the West Wing and the East Room. We noticed no-one was very familiar with those names and decided to re-name them. We asked the children what we could call the two playrooms in our nursery. The children had many ideas. We decided to choose names of some of the features of our outdoor areas.  We took photographs of our outdoor areas and made a graph.

Everyone voted for their favourite name.The winning names were Willow and Meadow. The Willow Room is to the left hand side (Previously known as West Wing) and the Meadow room is to the right hand side (previously the East Room).

# The Elves and The Shoemaker

We welcomed Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre to Glenwood for a performance of The Elves and The Shoemaker.  This inspired the children to change our role play area into a shoe shop. The children are learning about measure, money and matching and sorting as they play together.

The Puppet Theatre

Our Shoe Shop

# On the Stage.

We have been learning to use our voices, movements and expression in drama.

Welcome to Fairywhale Theatre. Buy your tickets and come along to see our performers!

Choose a costume and choose a song!

# Building blocks

Our young builders have been making plans and working with others as they build using the large and small blocks.

Block play provides children with opportunities to develop socially as they communicate and interact with others and to develop their imaginations through exploration. They faciliate the development of mathematical skills and motor skills as they lift, stack and balance.

# Children in Need

The children of Glenwood worked hard to raise funds for Children in Need. They made spotty Pudsey bandages for teddies and sold these for a donation. A lot of money was collected and the children had to sort all the notes and coins and count the money.

Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthwhile charity. Glenwood Family Centre raised £243.11. Well done!