January 15, 2017
by Ms Payne
This week we have been learning all about Scotland. We thought about what we know about Scotland:
We live in Scotland – Ruairidh
The flag has a cross – Rowan
Scotland has a big castle – Ellie
Sometimes people play songs and bagpipes – Lewis
There are sheep in Scotland – Ailsa.
We also thought about what we would like to learn about Scotland:
What animals are there? – Freya
What food do we have in Scotland? – Lewis
I want to learn about the castles – Ailsa/Georgie
What do we wear? – Luke.
I want to learn about the flags – Riley
We learned where Scotland was and looked at the shape of it. We also tried to find it on different maps.
We learned about the Saltire flag and looked at the shapes and colours in it. We made lots of flags to put in our Nursery.
We also listened to the song “Flower of Scotland” and did observational drawings of thistles.
Some of us knew that there were castles in Scotland and we made our own castles using the big blocks.
We talked about the different parts of a castle. We knew castles had special towers but decided we needed to try to find more information. We also talked about and built some tall and short towers.
We asked to have the small world castle out to play with and decided to build our own castle in the nursery. We have taken the climbing frame inside and will try to turn it into a castle next week.
Ben also really liked the Scottish music that we were playing. He knew that the instrument playing was the bagpipes and decided to make his own bagpipes in the nursery.
In other nursery news:
We are taking more ownership of our snack. The staff have purchased children’s knives, finger guards and graters and we have been helping to make snack for the whole nursery. We also suggest foods that we could eat for snack for the week on a Monday – If any of our parents and carers have any suggestions please make a comment on the box below or on the notice board or floorbook in the cloakroom.
In the garden we have been splashing in muddle puddles again and using our imagination and performing on our stage.
We have also spent a lot of time playing hide and seek and have found some creative hiding places!