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O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree

Christmas is in full swing at Cart Mill, the children have been very busy using lollipop sticks to make colourful Christmas Trees. They have been sorting their sticks into sizes and discussing the colours they have picked. Everyone said their favourite part was sprinkling the glitter over the finished tree!

“The glue looks like snow”
“This stick is the biggest”
“I like the red stick”
“The glue is sticky”

Christmas is for Giving

This month our staff decided to help the homeless instead of buying a Secret Santa gift.  We filled cosy socks with toiletries and treats and wrote a little message on a tag and tied the sock with some ribbon.

Today the socks were delivered to CCI Glasgow, a charity that helps the homeless people in Glasgow city centre. Leeanne Macklin, one of our parents, volunteers with the charity and she delivered them for us. We were thanked on Facebook by CCI but we are humbled by the work that they do to help the homeless.

We hope that we have helped people who are on the streets this Christmas and we will continue to support this charity in the new year.

Counting Fun!

We had great fun in the numeracy area with lots of Christmas themed counting experiences to explore!

We looked at the numbers on the baubles and decorated the tree sequencing the numbers in the right order. We started with 0 and ordered them up to 12.


We explored using loose parts to decorate the trees and counted how many decorations we had used.


Lastly we were developing our fine motor skills by making snowmen.We had to use the tweezers to pick up the cotton balls. and put them into the bottles.

When it was full, the bottle turned white to make it look like snow!