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!


The courtyard Week beginning 14/06/21

  • After our racing experiences last week Β where children made their own signage the children had decided they would like to do lots more writing. One child came to nursery with a dragon on his T-shirt, this sparked some conversation and we decided to write our own stories about a dragon. Other children created their own stories, we have some very good imagination skills here at Oakburn.

The children have also been interest in a lemon smelling hand sanitiser, this sparked conversations about smells. We introduced some citrus fruits for the children to smell, however many children wanted to taste them, so we had a tasting session for the children to try some lemons, limes and oranges, we had some great describing words come out of our tasting sessions and some very funny reactions.

The Garden Week beginning 14/06/21

Garden blog

Exploring insects have been the main focus in the garden this week. Looking for different types of bugs in different places and identifying them. We pressed toy bugs into clay to explore the insects in more depth and detail.

We have been planting more seeds in the garden! Putting soil in pots and sprinkling carrot seeds on top, we decided to bring them inside to grow at the moment but will plant them in our allotment once they germinate.

Fine motor development Wk beginning 14/06/21

This week the children have been working on counting up to ten and sorting colours into groups using different resources.Β  Children have been been practicing their fine motor skills also using tweezers to pick up different sized items.

Expressive Room Wk beginning 14/06/21

This week we have explored a Pirate theme πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ. The boys and girls have enjoyed making pirate telescopes and hats . We then went out to the Oakburn ship πŸ›³ in our garden to see if there was any Pirates coming to steal our treasure chest.

Kirsty the pirate and her pirate helpers made sure that we were keeping a close eye on the treasure chest to make sure it was safe . Percy the parrot 🦜 made an appearance he was very excited to meet all the boys and girls at Oakburn. He left a little message to say β€œ thanks for having me see you the next time β€œ .

The boys and girls loved the water tray filled with rice and some hidden treasures , we looked at the Gems and Jewels πŸ’Ž that the Pirates had left , feeling them to see if they were soft or hard.

Great job to all my little Pirate helpers

Discovery room Week beginning 14/06/21

We have been using puppets this week as a way of communicating and thinking about our feelings.πŸ’•Flora the flamingo made an appearance and encouraged the children to share their news and speak out in front of a group. We also used the inflatable microphones to add a bit of fun!πŸ˜€

The tuff tray has been a hive of activity also, with various provocations to engage the children such as β€˜Going on a Bear Huntβ€™πŸ»and Claudia the Counting Cockerel!πŸ”We have been practicing our counting, number recognition and fine motor skills too! Busy, busy, busy!πŸ˜€