We wanted to share with you a video made by ELC about outdoors play in our setting.
We hope you enjoy it.
Hope this finds you all well? What a shame the weather has turned, again! Was lovely yesterday! Guess we can’t be lucky all the time.
Did many of you manage to send videos of you throwing snowballs to Mrs Smith? If you haven’t she says you still can this week. I realise there is no snow but you can ball up a pair of white socks, go outside you could still throw that. Please check previous message for Mrs Smiths email.
Its been lovely seeing you all enjoy the craft pack! Please keep sharing what you get up too! This week we are focusing on food – its been Chinese New Year and its Pancake day today! Yum! 16th Feb
This week’s story is read by Claire –
Just a reminder that Thursday is Inservice and Friday (+ Monday) are holidays. So this is a short week.
We find out today from the Scottish Government if we are back to school next week (Tuesday 23rd) crossing fingers we are as that’ll be so lovely. It may be an anxious time for children or parents, but remember we are here if you need to contact us.
Good morning! Hope you are all well? I can’t believe that is another week gone by.
I have really enjoyed spending time looking through (+commenting) on your home learning. Please keep sharing what you get up too as it really is so lovely to see all you are doing.
Please find attached this week’s grid, the theme is Love and there is tasks such as making a valentines card, cooking, finding blue things, yoga and a story by Rebecca. There is also tasks in your craft pack that go along with the theme. So I can’t wait to see what you do from this week’s grid.9th Feb https://youtu.be/7JN-WMxcNmc
Mrs Smith (PE teacher) is asking for all pupils to take part in a new lockdown video. Last lockdown she made one of every pupil throwing toilet roll, this time she wants to do the same but throwing a snowball (safely). If you want to take part please video your child doing this and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Underarm technique click on this link to see the technique Mrs Smith would like to use when throwing the snowball.
Good Morning! The is shining today! Always makes me happy when it does
I will upload this weeks grid which has a focus of ‘sunshine’ and different activities you can do. As you know there are craft packs available to those who asked for them. These have resources, recipes and more that you can use to help with each week’s theme. 2nd Feb
I look forward to seeing the wonderful things you get up to with the help of the craft pack. Please remember to share on your child’s Learning Journal.
This week’s story is read by Lee
Happy (what should have been) Up Helly Aa Day
I want to start by my apologies in the delay in getting this posted out today, been quite a juggling match with homeschooling and work today.
I hope this finds you well and you are making the most of the gorgeous but cold weather!
Please find attached this week’s grid of suggested activities that you and your child can do. I have tried to give you a variety of tasks to enjoy with your child, if they wish to take part.
If you and your child do partake in any of the tasks please upload onto your Learning Journal so we can see. All of the Nursery staff are working in the school so we may not be able to check and respond as quickly as last time but we will get back to you. We do respond when we can. I have enjoyed looking at the entries that have been uploaded, thankyou.
Thankfully today seems better weather so hopefully the worst is by us and we can all enjoy the outdoors again.
Attached below is this weeks grid – week 2. I hope you find it helpful and if you and your child do opt to do an activity then please share your learning on the Learning Journals for us to view.
This week’s story is read by Tahnae.
I hope you all had a lovely festive break, it was a bit different to the norm but I hope you managed to enjoy it.
Not the start of the year we were hoping for but hopefully we will all be back to school again soon.
In the meantime, I will attach on here this week’s grid of suggested activities that you and your child can do. There are many things on there from literacy, numeracy, a story of the week read by a familiar staff member, cooking and much more.
If you and your child do partake in any of the tasks please upload onto your Learning Journal so we can see. All of the Nursery staff are working in the school so we may not be able to check and respond as quickly as last time but we will get back to you.
If you need anything remember you can always contact myself or Lee directly through our email:
EARLY YEARS CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE
Please find attached the new Nursery Christmas Performance;
It is week
Can’t believe it! Been a lovely morning here as we have been celebrating some of you moving up to Primary 1.
Please find attached this week’s grid week 12 and the story of the week is being read to you by Mrs Bray.
Have a wonderful summer
Mrs McClelland + EYD Team
We’ve had a very exciting morning here and had our 1st transition session with some of our pupils who are moving up to P1 after the holidays. So lovely to see them again.
Please find this week’s grid attached, it is a construction theme! week 11
Also this week’s story is a different version of the Gruffalo read by Kaleen, we hope you enjoy.
Mrs McClelland + EYD team
Tuesday 16th June
What a beautiful sunny day! I hope you are all out there enjoying it? I plan to get out as soon as I can.
Please find attached this week’s grid which has an ‘all about me’ focus. week 10
This week’s story is read by our very own Librarian Zuzanna. Hope you like it.
Take care and I’ll be in touch again soon.
You will be emailed out the grid and information about a special task for all transition pupils.
Mrs McClelland + EYD team
Tuesday 8th June
Good afternoon, I hope this finds you all well? Please find attached this week’s grid week 9 for you – we have a theme of the hungry caterpillar! Please see separate sheet SJHS Very Hungry Caterpillar with a suggested whole setting activity that involves painting stones.
This week’s story is from Mr Manson and he is reading Sugarlump and the Unicorn – a firm favourite! Hope you enjoy!
Mrs McClelland and EYD team
Hello to you all
Hope you are all well. Please find attached this week’s grid in a PDF format (to stop it jumping around) as well as this weeks story. Tahnae is emailing out daily Bump2Bairns for you all also. I will upload onto the Learning Journsals through messages also.
This week’s story is read by Mr Clubb! Enjoy.
Mrs McClelland + EYD team
Hello everyone – Friday 22nd May 2020
Tuesday 18th May
What a beautiful and sunny day! Shame its changing again tomorrow!
I have attached this week’s grid for you all, this time it is a PDF format and I’m hoping it means it wont jump around and be better. Please email and let us know if its better as word or PDF. I can also try to make it a JPEG if need be.
We hope you’re enjoying our grids, we are loving researching and putting them together! Also, we are finding your input into the parent contributions on Learning Journals a super way for seeing your child’s progress, thank you to those who have been contributing. Like the activity grids your input is optional, but if you’re having difficulty in accessing the parent contribution part of your learning journals, and would like to, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can help you with any queries.
I am also attaching this weeks story read today by Laura! We hope you enjoy.
Mrs McClelland + EYD Team
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Tuesday 12th May 2020
Hello everyone – can’t quite believe the difference a week makes! No lovely sunshine or warmth for us at the moment just very cold and snow! Still if your dressed for it, you can still get out and enjoy it.
We hope you have been getting your daily emails with your suggestions from Bumps2bairns? Always fun ideas on there.
I am going to attach on here and through a message on Learning Journals this week’s grid and story. Today’s story is read by Tahnae – hope you enjoy it.
We love hearing all your news through the Learning Journal – so please keep doing that. The slideshow of all your photos should be shared with you soon.
Take care and stay safe
Mrs McClelland + EYD Team
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Another sunny day – we hope you are managing to get out and enjoy it! Below I will attach this weeks grid for you. Our story of the week has been read by Emma , please see below:
If you all check your email in box AND Learning Journal messages you should see an email with our ‘rainbow message’ attached. I had a big smile on my face making it and hope it makes you smile too! We miss you
Just a reminder about the whole school community #buildabroch challenge – more info on the grid.
Tuesday 28th April.
Hope this finds you all well? The wind has picked up but it is still nice to get out and about 🙂
Below is this week’s grid full of different suggestions we would like you to do – if you and your child want. There is also the #BuildaBroch challenge – a whole school challenge that would be great if you could take part.
Also the Bump2Bairns activities and this week Claire Smith is reading a story for us.
I am going to send a message to you all on Learning Journals so I hope you get it and we have contacted you through snail mail too! Keep in touch, we miss you all.
Tuesday 21st April
Hello on another sunny day! Aren’t we blessed to live where we live! Especially when the weather is so nice! Hope you are all looking after yourself and soaking up some vit D when you can
Below is a video of myself reading this week’s story to you all! I hope you enjoy.
Please click on the following links to see this week’s grid with suggestions for your bairns to do as well as 2 attachments that go with the grid.
Monday 20th April, hope you are all getting out and making the most of this sunshine!!
Below is the link for todays bump2bairns task:
Friday 17th April – below is the link to todays bump2bairns task
We hope you are accessing this page, making use of Learning Journals too!
Be safe and have a lovely weekend in the SUN!!!
Wedneday 15th April
Above is a message from us all! Hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays and ate lots of chocolate
As always, if you need anything please keep in touch. We are enjoying looking at the Parent contributions section of the Learning journal app and there is also the weekly email.
Below is a weekly grid of suggestions to do at home for you an your child. Each week a member of staff is going to read you a story too 🙂
This week is Lee with The Dinky Donkey, words by Craig Smith. Illustrated by Katz Cowley. Published by Scholastic (had to be taken down due to publishing rights)
Below is a link to an article from Bumps2Bairns. Every day we will share something new with you. There are great suggestions of different things you can do with your child. Just click on the link below
For music lovers Sticky Kids are doing podcasts to help you get your groove on! Go to stickykids.podbean.com
Thank you, EYD Team
___________________________________________________________________________________________________Today is the last day of term: Friday 27th March
This is a link to a really good site https://bumps2bairns.com/ it has lots If you are looking for ideas how to help young children learn at home through play. It is worth a look.
What I have started doing in my house is something you may want to do. Weve got post its and an empty jar and during the holidays as we are all on lockdown there will be many things you want to do but cant: like go to Grannys, have a sleepover at a friends, go to Michaelswood and so on. You write it down on a post it and put in the jar. Once lockdown is over and we have the all clear its like a bucket list o things to do.
Please remember to use the Learning Journals app (mentioned below) to share with us and WE can all comment. Its such a lovely way to keep in touch
Its the HOLIDAYS. Remember to enjoy and get outside when you can. Be safe. Mrs McClelland and EYD team
Hello today is Thursday 26th March
We miss seeing your children terribly and would love to hear from you as much as we can to see what you have been up to. As well as emailng us on:
Mrs McClelland: email@example.com
Lee Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another form of keeping in touch with us is using the Learning Journals app. Please search for:
Learning Journals for parents
Simply login and everything is there. There is a section called parent contributions and there you can upload photos straight off your phone and add comments telling us what you have been up too. We can then login in and see you have added a contribution and comment back.
See below for different ideas on how to have fun at home, stay safe and keep in touch
ELC – Learning in the Home
Stuart Clubb Head Teacher
Gemma McClelland Early Years Teacher
Lee Smith Early Years Senior Practitioner
Claire Smith Early Years Worker
Tahnae Maclennan Modern Apprentice