January 2021 Active Fun Challenge

Happy New Year everyone.

I’m hoping that you all made your New Year Resolution to be as active as possible in 2021 because I have entered the school into a competition to find the most active school in West Lothian and in true Carmondean spirit we are in it to win it!

How can you help?

  1. Be as active as you can.  Any activity counts from taking taking part in PE lessons to walking your dog to dancing along to Just Dance.
  2. Record the number of minutes each week you are active and submit the number on this form. This most be done by 10am every Monday. ( first submission date is Monday 18th January)

  1. Every Tuesday the school with the highest number of weekly activity minutes will be announced and at the end of the month the school with the highest number of minutes throughout the month will be the champions.

Good luck, happy exercising and if you have any questions please get in touch.

Mrs Ferguson

Win a £10,000 Playground for Carmondean

Hands up if you would like to win a £10,000 creative playground for Carmondean.

I see lots of hands up for this. Well here is how you can do it.

  1. Download the Home Learning  Playground Design Activity Pack using the link below.
  2. Have a think about what you your perfect playground would look like and complete all the activities in the pack.
  3. Submit it all back to them by Friday 1st May.
  4. You can enter more than once so remember that the more entries we have for the school the better the chance we have of winning

Home Learning Resources

Primary 1 Nativity Songs

Nativity Songs

Please practise these songs with your child in preparation for our Nursery-P1 Nativity.

Welcome

Clip-Clop

Knock-Knock

Warming Our Toes

An Angel Appeared in the Sky

Three Kings Were Riding

Baby Sleeping

Jesus is Born

Little Donkey

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Away in a Manger

PE snow day ideas

I wonder if any of you fancy being the next Lizzie Yarnold?  Have a look at the video clip of Lizzie winning her second gold medal at the recent Winter Olympics and then get out sledging today! Remember to be safe though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We4rtSaRgSs

If you don’t have a sledge you can just get out in the snow and try all different activities in it.  I think you’ll find it’s much harder walking, running and jumping in the snow.  How many different activities can you do in the snow and  how does your body feel when you try them?

And if you cant get outside here are some indoor activities you can try.

Cha Cha Slide Plan Challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/Twistandpulseofficial/videos/10156046217387557/

 

Dungeon Runner Fitness Quest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh8R15u2G_0

 

Just Dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZA8NKgrBI

 

Snowed in HIIT Workouts:

https://pin.it/hgfqxdmhy3jvvh

https://pin.it/b7mc7ueyecadhs

 

Various Games and Activities:

https://twitter.com/PE4Life_Spencer/status/957010728711471104

https://twitter.com/justybubPE/status/947472891066699777

https://twitter.com/justybubPE/status/925725811201794050

https://pin.it/npscfutwggpjzg

https://pin.it/pc5fxxqaafreji

https://pin.it/toxtrzk5h5g5ua

https://pin.it/73ahxkd7ozgqk3

https://pin.it/qijz3selmchx3k

https://pin.it/qoxbbfjqbrsymu

 

Pupil Winter Ready Survey

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If our school is closed due to extreme weather conditions, learning and teaching will still carry on through our School BLOG.

To find instructions for using the BLOG for this purpose, click the link below:

winter-ready

Please fill in the online form by clicking the link below to let us know if you are ‘Winter Ready’:

https://goo.gl/forms/TGuBF2tpOjSukSNx2

 

Carmondean Nursery Week beginning 5 September 2016

Another busy week in our Nursery with lots of new boys and girls starting. Children have enjoyed playing in our garden, even in some rain showers! They have been making yummy mud soup and counting the ducks in the water tray. Please remember to send your child to Nursery with a coat as we do go outside in all weathers. In group time we have been practising how to be good learners by sitting with out legs crossed and having our eyes and ears switched on. We have read and discussed stories and talked about our Nursery Golden rules. In numeracy group time we have been counting and then matching our counting to collections of objects. We were learning counting Nursery rhymes and singing ‘One, two, three, four, five once I caught a fish alive’. We have been helping to make snack and are becoming very independent at collecting our own plate of food and water or milk to drink. Children have gone to the main school for gym lessons and here we are learning to listen carefully and find a space of our own. Well done boys and girls a very successful week at Carmondean Nursery.

Nursery 29 August – 2nd September

What a busy week we have had in our Nursery! We have welcomed lots of new children and their families and our Pre-school children have been helping the little ones find out about Nursery life. On Monday our Pre-school children attended the Early Years school assembly where we got a certificate for being ‘Responsible Citizens’. This reflected how well the children were managing to move from Nursery to the main school building, particularly as the building works make this a little tricky at the moment. On Tuesday we held our Nursery Open Afternoon, only a very few families managed to attend this event, we would welcome your feedback about how we could change things in the future to make it possible for more families to attend. On Wednesday we dug up some of our Nursery vegetables and with the help of Mrs Murphy the children made some delicious soup which they had for snack the following day.

The children have been learning our Nursery welcome song and have been interested in the change of month from August to September as well as a change of season.

We have been working on our big poster for the main school hall – our focus is on ‘Being Safe’ and the children have been painting pictures about how they stay safe and who keeps them safe. This has linked with our GIRFEC focus on ‘Being Safe’.

Please see our weekly bulletin below:

Carmondean Nursery: Weekly Bulletin 05/09/16

 

Our learning focus this week will be centred around learning the nursery Golden Rules, settling in and meeting new friends. We are linking this work to our GIRFEC focus (Getting it right for every child) and our emphasis this week is on SAFE. Our assessment focus this week will be about children’s level of engagement in all areas of the Nursery.

We will introduce the children to the following:

How to self-register, secure areas of the nursery, supervision (what happens when I need to go to the toilet?), building work and travelling to the school, as well as safety in the garden. For the home link focus this week we would very much appreciate if you could talk to your child about being safe within your home setting and travelling to Nursery.

We continue to have new children arriving in Nursery this week and we are looking forward to meeting them and their families.

Gym for morning children will be on Friday and afternoon children on a Tuesday.

 

Notices

  • The Nursery have our own page on the school blog, please go to the Carmondean Primary blog where you will be able to navigate your way to the Nursery page and find out what we did in Nursery last week. This will be updated on a Friday.
  • If you have not already done so please sent your child into Nursery with a box of tissues and any junk material you may have. Thank you.
  • We are looking for anyone who would be interested in joining our new Nursery Parents/Carers Association to let one of the Nursery Team know.
  • We are currently putting children’s names on shoes, if your child has not got their name on their gym shoes please hand them to the member of staff on the door.
  • Snack money is now due, please either pay via parent pay or put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on the front and clearly labelled ‘Snack Money’ (£12 from now to October holidays).
  • Any parent/carer who would like to be a Nursery Helper please speak to Mrs Fletcher who will organise the necessary paper work.
  • A Parent/Carer meeting to roll out the new Learner’s Journey web site will be held on Thursday 29thSeptember at 6pm in the Nursery.Carmondean Nursery: Weekly Bulletin 05/09/16

29 August – 2nd September

What a busy week we have had in our Nursery! We have welcomed lots of new children and their families and our Pre-school children have been helping the little ones find out about Nursery life. On Monday our Pre-school children attended the Early Years school assembly where we got a certificate for being ‘Responsible Citizens’. This reflected how well the children were managing to move from Nursery to the main school building, particularly as the building works make this a little tricky at the moment. On Tuesday we held our Nursery Open Afternoon, only a very few families managed to attend this event, we would welcome your feedback about how we could change things in the future to make it possible for more families to attend. On Wednesday we dug up some of our Nursery vegetables and with the help of Mrs Murphy the children made some delicious soup which they had for snack the following day.

The children have been learning our Nursery welcome song and have been interested in the change of month from August to September as well as a change of season.

We have been working on our big poster for the main school hall – our focus is on ‘Being Safe’ and the children have been painting pictures about how they stay safe and who keeps them safe. This has linked with our GIRFEC focus on ‘Being Safe’.

Please see our weekly bulletin below:

Carmondean Nursery: Weekly Bulletin 05/09/16

 

Our learning focus this week will be centred around learning the nursery Golden Rules, settling in and meeting new friends. We are linking this work to our GIRFEC focus (Getting it right for every child) and our emphasis this week is on SAFE. Our assessment focus this week will be about children’s level of engagement in all areas of the Nursery.

We will introduce the children to the following:

How to self-register, secure areas of the nursery, supervision (what happens when I need to go to the toilet?), building work and travelling to the school, as well as safety in the garden. For the home link focus this week we would very much appreciate if you could talk to your child about being safe within your home setting and travelling to Nursery.

We continue to have new children arriving in Nursery this week and we are looking forward to meeting them and their families.

Gym for morning children will be on Friday and afternoon children on a Tuesday.

 

Notices

  • The Nursery have our own page on the school blog, please go to the Carmondean Primary blog where you will be able to navigate your way to the Nursery page and find out what we did in Nursery last week. This will be updated on a Friday.
  • If you have not already done so please sent your child into Nursery with a box of tissues and any junk material you may have. Thank you.
  • We are looking for anyone who would be interested in joining our new Nursery Parents/Carers Association to let one of the Nursery Team know.
  • We are currently putting children’s names on shoes, if your child has not got their name on their gym shoes please hand them to the member of staff on the door.
  • Snack money is now due, please either pay via parent pay or put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on the front and clearly labelled ‘Snack Money’ (£12 from now to October holidays).
  • Any parent/carer who would like to be a Nursery Helper please speak to Mrs Fletcher who will organise the necessary paper work.
  • A Parent/Carer meeting to roll out the new Learner’s Journey web site will be held on Thursday 29thSeptember at 6pm in the Nursery.Carmondean Nursery: Weekly Bulletin 05/09/16Our learning focus this week will be centred around learning the nursery Golden Rules, settling in and meeting new friends. We are linking this work to our GIRFEC focus (Getting it right for every child) and our emphasis this week is on SAFE. Our assessment focus this week will be about children’s level of engagement in all areas of the Nursery.We will introduce the children to the following:

    How to self-register, secure areas of the nursery, supervision (what happens when I need to go to the toilet?), building work and travelling to the school, as well as safety in the garden. For the home link focus this week we would very much appreciate if you could talk to your child about being safe within your home setting and travelling to Nursery.

    We continue to have new children arriving in Nursery this week and we are looking forward to meeting them and their families.

    Gym for morning children will be on Friday and afternoon children on a Tuesday.

     

    Notices

    • The Nursery have our own page on the school blog, please go to the Carmondean Primary blog where you will be able to navigate your way to the Nursery page and find out what we did in Nursery last week. This will be updated on a Friday.
    • If you have not already done so please sent your child into Nursery with a box of tissues and any junk material you may have. Thank you.
    • We are looking for anyone who would be interested in joining our new Nursery Parents/Carers Association to let one of the Nursery Team know.
    • We are currently putting children’s names on shoes, if your child has not got their name on their gym shoes please hand them to the member of staff on the door.
    • Snack money is now due, please either pay via parent pay or put the money in an envelope with your child’s name on the front and clearly labelled ‘Snack Money’ (£12 from now to October holidays).
    • Any parent/carer who would like to be a Nursery Helper please speak to Mrs Fletcher who will organise the necessary paper work.
    • A Parent/Carer meeting to roll out the new Learner’s Journey web site will be held on Thursday 29th September at 6pm in the Nursery.

Welcome back to Carmondean Nursery

It was lovely to see  the boys and girls back at Nursery this week. Staff went out on home visits to meet all our ante-preschool children and we are looking forward to welcoming them into Nursery over the next few weeks. We enjoyed learning about what our friends were up to during the summer holidays. Some of the children’s brothers and sisters started school on Tuesday and off course this was very exciting! In some more exciting news we wish to congratulate Keaghan McQuade and his family on the safe arrival of baby Oli, we are looking forward to meeting him.

The start of the Nursery School year has seen the children enjoying playing in the garden and finding out how the vegetables we planted before the summer holidays have been growing. However, there has been a problem!! Some little creatures have been nibbling away on our lovely cabbages so some of the children decided to investigate! We found worms, snails and slugs and we gave them a firm telling off!! Next week we will make some vegetable soup with vegetables from our garden and will look forward to tasting it at snack time with some crusty bread.

We have been revising our Nursery rules and routines and linking this in with our curriculum focus over the next few weeks which is based around the GIRFEC principals. This ties in with some work the whole school are focusing on at the moment and we as a Nursery will be contributing to a whole school display by doing some art work for the school hall. Children have settled well and the pre-school children are excited about being the ‘big’ boys and girls when our little ones start next week.

Building works is ongoing and we very much appreciate your understanding as the main entrance to the Nursery is still via the bottom gate and the cloak room is in the big room. We have been watching the builders working when out playing in the garden and are really looking forward to using our new gym hall.

Newsletters were handed out and emailed this week. Please see one of the Nursery team if you did not receive one. Annual updates will be sent home with the children next week. Please ensure you complete and return these as they contain important information including email addresses etc for us to send home newsletters and bulletins etc. Each week I will post on the blog a weekly bulletin (I will print some paper copies for those without email) which will contain important information about the week ahead, I hope this helps keep you informed about what is happening in Nursery the following week.

It has been an exciting week at our Nursery everybody is happy to be back and we are looking forward to next week when more boys and girls will join us for the very first time.

Best wishes

Mrs Fletcher and the Nursery Team