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 children have been pleased to be able to explore the nursery grounds in the sunshine this week and have noticed the creepy crawlies are enjoying the warmer weather too!
They are wondering whether any of them have been staying in our bug hotel.
All the best places to stay have a good name. Some suggestions for our bug hotel are:
Bug Fun Place – The Bug Play Area – Creepy Crawly Cave – Bug Flag Hotel – The Bug Station – Minibeast Mansion
What do you think? Please let us know!
Thank you to those who came along to our gardening club recently.
The minutes from the last meeting are below and if you would like to come along to our next meeting, it is taking place on:
Wednesday 7th May at 11am and 2.30pm.
The gardening club is opent to all parents and carers who are keen to help maintain the grounds of the nursery. You don’t have to be an expert gardener!
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.
Due to the success of our recent reading workshop and at the suggestion of one of our parents, Mrs Buchanan is establishing a picture book group.
All parents and carers are invited to the group where we will discuss aspects of an identified picture book including:
– your experience of the book (maybe its a favourite, maybe you haven’t heard of it before?)
– other titles by the same author
– features of the story including: illustrations, rhyme and conversation starters
– tips and ideas on how to explore the picture book with your child
Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 6th May at 9am and 12.30pm and will last no more than an hour.
On 6th May we will discuss the ‘Alfie’ books by Shirley Hughes, in particular ‘Alfie Gets in First’ (a particular favourite of Mrs Buchanan’s).
Elissa from East Renfrewshire Libraries will also come along on the day to talk about:
– Bookbug sessions
– The Library Challenge
– Her favourite picture books.
If you do not own any ‘Alfie’ books and would like to come along Elissa has ensured there are many copies of ‘Alfie Gets in First’ as well as other stories involving Alfie in Giffnock and Thornliebank libraries. We also have some copies of the books in the nursery that you are welcome to borrow.
If you are unable to borrow a copy before the picture book group meets do not worry – come along anyway!
If you would like to learn more about Shirley Hughes and her Alfie books follow this link: http://www.alfiebooks.co.uk/
Or watch this video: http://youtu.be/n3m6ibi6G0k
If you are able to come along just let Mrs Beveridge in the office know (so we can buy enough biscuits!)
We look forward to seeing you there!