The children experienced the excitement of performing for their families today at our Christmas concerts . All their practising and hard work was evident as they sang beautifully and signed using Makaton.
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!
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.
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!