Category Archives: Nursery Class

Nursery Week

In the nursery this week we celebrated World Book Day. The children were invited to dress as a character from a book they enjoy reading, some children even brought their books into nursery to share. All stories were enjoyed at group time, and some were an interesting read! Here are a few of the children dressed up. Can you guess who they were?
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Nursery News

The nursery has been very busy recently making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and celebrating Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed learning how to make pancakes and Mrs Baxter’s pancake mix was particularly good!
We also tasted some tastes from China with our vegetable spring rolls and noodles with sauces and dips,delicious!
There has also been lots of pirates in the afternoon nursery and some in the morning who have been searching for treasure and looking for all things piratey “Ahoy me hearties!
We had another great dance session with Amy where we were being pirates, dancing, singing and moving to different music.
We have also been planting in the nursery in preparation for Spring!
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Snow at last!

The children were very pleased to see the snow had arrived in the nursery garden. They were able to build a snowman and have fun feeling how soft the snow was, and how different the garden looks when it is covered in a thick blanket of white.They also did some experiments with the snow and ice to find out some properties of water. The children made sure the birds were fed and this reminded us how difficult is for birds and wildlife to find food in the winter epecially when the earth gets very hard.

Also, a BIG thank you to all who learned the Burns’ Day poem, the children were given home.They all sounded great!

National Breakfast Week, 25th – 31st January 2015

The Shake Up Your Wake Up campaign is all about showcasing the most important meal of the day to raise awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of breakfast. The aim is to encourage children to enjoy a healthy breakfast every day.
Breakfast Week, which takes place every January, is a perfect opportunity to promote the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce on offer around the UK. From butchers style bacon and sausages to speciality bread and cereals, there is a fantastic choice to kick start the day!

If you want to get involved in our Bellsquarry Breakfast Week….
Arrive at 8.00 – 8.15 a.m. in our school hall or 8.15 -8.50 a.m. in our nursery
Monday – Pancake Day
Tuesday – Smoothie Day
Wednesday – French bread, hams and cheeses
Thursday – Waffle Day
Friday – Croissant Day

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In the Nursery

We are looking forward to another busy session in nursery.The children are looking round the garden for any signs of winter and how birds or animals survive and how we can help them.
We will celebrate Burns’ Day and Chinese New Year.
This will take the form of listening/dancing to music,eating different foods and learning a small poem for Burn’s.
Last session we had a lovely Christmas Party with our entertainer Peter Merlin. We thought he was very funny.

Class topics for January 2015

We thought it might be helpful to share each class’s new interdisciplinary topic for next term….

Nursery         –   Winter
Primary 1      –   Toys
Primary 2/1  –   Katie Morag stories / Sun, Moon & Stars
Primary 3/2  –   Pirates
Primary 3      –   Romans
Primary 4      –   River Study
Primary 5      –   Titanic
Primary 6      –   Scotland / Inventor’s Challenge
Primary 7      –   Robert Burns / Chinese New Year

All children will also learn an aspect of Scottish culture during January.

The Primary 7 Burns Supper will take place on the evening of  Thursday 29th January 2015.

Our Scottish poetry competition will take place on Tuesday 10th February 2015.

In the nursery this week.

This week in nursery we had a return visit from the fire fighters for the morning children.They let some of the children who wanted, to try on their protective clothing! It was very exciting. Once we were outside they allowed us to use their fire hoses to put out a pretend fire.
We also had PC Spencer who came along to tell us about being safe on the road and let us see all the different parts of her uniform.Some children were very interested and wanted to wear her jacket to see how heavy it was.

Finally on Thursday/Friday we had a Superheroes day which was to help raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust which is a cancer charity in aid of young people.This day was particularly important for our nursery, as Calum one of our children is recovering well and hopefully will be able to return to nursery soon.