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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.

 

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

Sensory Fun 🙂

In the nursery today the children explored and developed their fine motor skills and science through colour mixing.


We were mixing colours and mark making using our fingers. ‘ It feels squishy’  ‘ I made brown by mixing red and yellow’

Making clouds of soap for bath time.

We talked about changing matter and used lots of descriptive language.


‘I like how it feels’  ‘It feels soft’ ‘It’s a bit slimy’

February Newsletter

Please have a look at our February Newsletter. 

From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF and we’re encouraging all our children and parents to explore the different ways we can EXPRESS OURSELVES, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and ideas.

 

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Mark making with Ice paints

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The children in the nursery have been busy exploring ways to mark make using a variety of media and techniques.

We decided to make our own ice paints.

We took turns to fill an ice cube tray with water.

Adding a small drop of food colouring or paint.

We found some lollipop sticks and added them to the tray.

Carefully we took the ice cube tray to the freezer and left them overnight to freeze.

The next day the coloured water had changed to ice!

We popped the ice paints out the tray with a little help from the ladies.

All the children enjoyed making marks on our paper using the ice paints.

 

“I have made zig zags in green”

“I’m drawing me”

”it’s an orange circle”

 

The children continued to enjoy developing their mark making skills outdoors……

In a beautiful blank canvas of snow.

 

 

 

Play dough with a twist!

This morning the boys and girls had lots of fun working together to make some delicious strawberry scented angel delight play dough.

  1. First we poured in the angel delight ingredients

  1. The added a cup full of water

  2. And a cup of cornflour

  1. Then we use our gross motor skills to mix mix mix

As you can see the boys and girls showed great turn taking skills.

Here is our finished product, the boys and girls were very happy with it, we had fun rolling, squeezing, flattening and poking the play dough. We also used natural resources to create patterns using our fine motor and co ordination skills.


“I’ve made a pattern, it goes shell then pine cone then shell”

 

 

 

Good Morning!

Good Morning Everyone !

I would like to invite you all to our Google Classroom this week where you will find lots of learning at home experiences. that have planned by your child’s key worker.  There are stories, music, french, art and lots more.

We also have toddler learning at home experiences so please join us on Google Classroom.

Here is an overview of the learning experiences.

3-5 Weekly Learning Plan 18.01.21

18.01.21 Toddler Learning Plan