Let’s get busy at the Tinker Table!

The children have enjoyed exploring the resources in the discovery room. This week we made up our rules to keep ourselves safe while using real tools at the tinker table.

We started by exploring different tools and what they could do…..

Then we used different loose parts and wood to create a robot.

The children at the tinker table risk assessed their own safety while using the tools and kept themselves and others safe.

I wonder what creations we will make next week!

Supporting Children and Young People in Challenging Times

THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS

East Renfrewshire Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March. The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways that you can support your child through the current challenges.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the brief online form with information about your child’s age and needs, and select which session you would like to attend. Please respond by the 2nd of March if you are hoping to attend Session 1, and respond by the 9th of March if you are hoping to attend Session 2 or 3. Please also include any questions that you would like to be answered in the session:

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Measuring Fun

In the garden the children had a great time using both standard and non standard units to measure the length and width of all sorts of items around the garden before practicing their literacy skills by recording  their findings.

They decided to measure themselves by drawing  a line with chalk on the wall and measure from it giving us their “exact” height.

They measured the length of their obstacle course.

Some of the children were delighted to be 7 blocks tall.

I think we might even have an architect in the making.

 

Coloured water is more fun!!

Today in the Studio the children were experimenting with coloured water whilst developing their fine motor skills. They started with clear water and added red food colouring using little pipettes. The children were fascinated with how the red rippled through the water changing its colour. Great fun was had scooshing the water. The children then wanted to add the sea animals to the water and enjoyed playing with them.  They then added some jugs and cups and practiced their pouring skills. It was a very busy day back at Cartmill!

Welcome back to the Discovery Room.

Welcome back everyone it’s good to see everyone back again,  We have all been busy exploring the toys in the discovery room and reconnecting with our friends.

We have been investigating the technology toys, working out how to make them move.

We used our creative skills to work side by side with our friends to discuss our feelings and use or writing skills to record how we feel.

We used the interactive board as another way to mark make and record our feelings today.

We were busy using our curiosity to make different objects using different shapes and sized  loose parts in our construction area.

We also took our learning outdoors, to use our muddy movers skills.
It has been so much fun being back and can’t wait to come back again tomorrow.

 

Fun Friday!

As today was our last day with our children attending the hub, we decided it should be Fun Friday!

The children chose some of their favourite activities. We started with choosing different materials to make some beautiful artwork.

We made beautiful patterns in our play dough and managed a bit of climbing too!

We demonstrated fabulous numeracy skills and turn taking while using our interactive board.

The horrible weather didn’t stop us having lots of fun in our garden.
We investigated making special potions using different colours of paint. We demonstrated lots of fabulous pouring, mixing and measuring and of course we had to add a little sparkle!

With a bit of teamwork, we constructed our obstacle course. Even though it was a little bit windy, we managed some brilliant balancing!


We demonstrated excellent ball control, teamwork and sharing during our game of football.

We decided we needed a little rest so we headed inside for a tasty snack.

We decided to relax with a little yoga!

Of course we had to fit in some fabulous dancing before it was time to go home.

Phew what a busy day. It really was a fun Friday!

We have loved getting to know the amazing children attending our hub. We have  had lots of fun and made lots of new friends.
Take care and we will miss you lots. Xx

Let’s go fly a kite…

From our garden today we saw a boy flying his kite on the hill.  The children were enthralled by it and were jumping up and down in delight as it whipped through the sky.  They discussed it with each other “it’s up in the sky”, “it’s gone” as they watched.

“Look it’s coming right to our garden”

When the boy went home the children asked to make their own.

They said we would need paper, pens, string and scissors.

“It needs string so it can fly”

 

They were very keen to design their kites and had fun flying them afterwards.

“The winds making it fly”

 

“If I run it can fly”

 

“Up”
“Look at my kite”

Lots of fun and excitement was had!