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What is important to me ?

While working together to make a model of the world the children have been discussing what matters to them.

The children thought that ” it’s important to have friends, kind friends”, “I like to choose what to play” “that I feel safe when I go somewhere new” and that “I like having a happy house” all relevant and important rights to us all.

Here we are developing our fine motor skills by tearing up the newspaper into long strips and applying it to our balloons.

Next we are developing our problem solving skills by building a wooden triangle for the model to sit on “so it will be safe and not roll away”.  Then we are measuring the sticks (maths) and sawing them safely (risk assessment skills) to create a 3d pyramid.

Ta da, our model!

St Andrews Day Celebrations at Cart Mill

What wonderful experiences the children have had all week at Cart Mill FC celebrating  ST Andrews day. Today was the finale and what a spectacular time all the children and staff had, all thanks to the Johnston family pipe and drum band. We enjoyed listening to the bagpipes and drums, ceilidh dancing, marching and tasting traditional Scottish fare.

Celebrating Scotland!!

With St Andrews day fast approaching the children in the toddler room are continuing to celebrate all things Scottish! They are enjoying singing Scottish songs and listening to Scottish music.

Today we were talking about the Scottish flag and what colours it is made up of.  Inspiring the children to make blue play dough which they then used to create their own Scotland flag!

We were also discussing tartan, which the children knew was used to make Scottish kilts.  The children created their own tartan patterns using shower puffs dipped in paint to make colourful backgrounds and then they then used toy cars dipped in paint to create the lines. The children created very effective tartan prints and had great messy fun!! They are going to stick their tartans together to create one big kilt when they are dry!

STORY TIME!

Children have been using a story sack ‘ The Animal Boogie’ and exploring about different creatures in the Jungle, what do they look like? and what they do in the Jungle?

The children have been learning about animal’s actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while looking different jungle’s creatures. They were creating their own animals and coping their actions. This way they were developing sensory perceptions by exploring, expressing and communicate ideas thoughts and feelings.

I enjoy exploring events and characters in stories and other texts, sharing my thoughts in different ways. LIT 0-01c

I use drama to explore real and imaginary situations, helping me understand my world. EXA 0-14a

“Look at my black stripy Zebra”.

“Monkeys are climbing on the trees and eats bananas”.

“I can stomp like an elephant”.

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“Look at my black stripy Zebra”.

“My lion name’s Simba, he is roaring in the jungle”.

“I have a waterfall beside my tree”.