The garden 2/07/21

In the garden, we had bubbles which then sparked the interest of the bubble trouble book, we read and spoke about the book and a child said “ we have green bubbles too”. We then spoke about the size of the bubbles that we had small, medium and large and then the children were running around the garden trying to catch the bubbles. The children then were trying to use the bubbles themselves and let their friends catch them.

Following the interest from the bubbles, the children have been interested in washing the dirty cars with water and making their own bubbles with fairy liquid. We have being using various materials such as sponges, buckets, fairy liquid and coloured paint. We have been mixing the paint in the after to make it a foam coloured car wash also adding lots of fairy liquid to make it very soapy and bubbly. We were also transporting the water from the wheelbarrow to tuff tray adding in boats and also different cars. As we were choosing the cars and the boats we were speaking about the different colours that we had and the size of the cars and boats.

After using our tuff tray from the garden washing dirty toy cars and boats in the garden, the children wanted a real life experience of washing a real car, so then we had our very own Oakburn Carwash! The children had their own individual bucket and sponge filled with car soap, they had a great time, washing the dirty car. As we were out the front our our nursery the children had to risk asses the area and think about

How we could keep ourselves safe? What the dangers were.?  What we needed?

To keep safe the children said – Use our listen ears and looking eyes and be careful strangers could be there.

They said the dangers were- Making sure we only stay beside the car we are washing and don’t go on or near the road and stay with the grown ups.

The children said we need- sponges, soapy water, hi-vis vest, goggles and buckets.

The Acorn Room 2/07/21

Our little Acorns, have been very active and curious this week.

The children chose to engage in our “We are going on a bear hunt” book where they showed an interest in pointing at the bears body parts. We followed their interest and provided mirrors and an experience of point to your… This supported our little Acorns as they began to learn their body parts. We followed this on with a painting experience, the children were keen to paint there hands and feet. P.M- “paint nonies hands”.

We then supported their numeracy skills, creating spiders with peg legs.  The children counted their legs O.M- “1,2,3,4,5”.

One of our little Acorns was wearing a top that had mini beasts on it, they showed an interest in looking at their top and naming the bugs. We then got out a bug game, we caught the little bugs, developing their fine motor skills and naming them , promoting language.

Our little Acorns have been beginning to develop early friendships with their peers as they explore what our centre has to offer them. A child pointed at their friends and their Early Years Worker (EYW) named them.  With this we created photos of all the peers to support the children learn each other’s names.

We have created a self registration with this to allow the children to strive to develop their self help skills/independence.

The courtyard week beginning 2/7/21

Following on from our walk to Milngavie village we have been exploring landmarks in Milngavie. We had a look at Tesco, The reservoir, The Allander, the famous West Highland Way and Mugdock Country Park. We even showed dinosaurs and superheroes around Milngavie too!