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November Newsletter 2019

November 7th, 2019


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Hallowe’en 2019 at BEYC

November 4th, 2019

Autumn Learning

October 29th, 2019

Please see the sway below documenting activities/interests following the children’s lead in Seasonal changes. Click on the arrows below to navigate through the Sway.

Mindfulness Sessions

October 9th, 2019

To encourage the children to connect with their own thoughts and regulate their feelings Mrs Hendry has been inviting small groups of children to take part in a Mindfulness session. While engaging with all of their senses with the use of scented candles, flowers, sensory light equipment  the children were transported on a magical flying carpet, it was amazing to hear where their imagination took them…

Katie – ‘We imagined we were on magic carpet. It was comfy on the ground. It was really dark the moon and the stars were there, the carpet was flying it was like magic’

Ryan – ‘We were on a magic carpet, we used our imagination, it was good’

Thea – ‘Went on a flying carpet but it wasn’t real it was pretend, it was fun’

Robbie – ‘We were using our imagination, It was making me calm. I was going to my place’

Gracie – ‘We went on a carpet and Mrs Hendry turned the light off and took our shoes off’

Tyler – ‘We were imagining stuff, we were on a carpet and it could fly. The lights were switched off but we seen the stars and the moon’.

Zak – ‘I went up there, in the sky’.

Finlay – ‘Flying a magic carpet, the lights were off. Using imagination’

Lewis – ‘I went on a magic carpet, we were flying, it was just fun and that’s the end.’

Imogen – ‘I saw the starts and the moon and we lied down. The moon was changing colours’

Zoe – ‘It was sparkly ad dark, there was a sparkly crown, there was a carpet. Fun.’

Children’s interests at BEYC

October 7th, 2019

Please use the arrow buttons below to navigate through our planning SWAY, documenting some of the children’s interests and learning…

October Newsletter 2019

October 4th, 2019

 

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Afternoon at the fire pit.

October 1st, 2019

This afternoon we got the fire pit out and together begun to make the fire.
The children helped shred the wood , put twigs and sticks  into the fire pit  and made  a spark with the flint.
Throughout the  fire pit activity ,children developed their awareness of fire safety rules.
Please see the children  comments :
”If  you touch the fire you will get burn ” Millie 
”Yes and this is very sore” Rhodes 
 ” We not allow to go over the yellow line ” Amelia
” Only  an  adult can set the fire up ” Aleksander 

” Water puts fire out ” Millie

And then  children’s curiosity ……………
Why is the smoke white”     Rhodes

‘Why dose the fire dance ” ” Looks like  orange”  Millie
” Why dose smoke smell like that ”   Conner
” Can we cook in the fire ”  Rhodes
‘ Yeah Marshmallows” Amelia
”Burned toast” Rhodes
”Chocolate ” Mirac 

 

 

Engaging our listening and attention skills

September 18th, 2019

Mrs McGonigal a teacher from Murryfield language centre visited our nursery. She brought lots of exciting props and hid them in bags, boxes and buckets. We played games to develop our attention and listening skills. Our group ladies said we demonstrated fantastic listening skills !!

 

Shoebox Appeal

September 18th, 2019

Thank you for your donations of empty shoeboxes with lids so far. More boxes are welcome too. Please them put on the table in the foyer.
We are now starting to collect our items to eventually put in our boxes. These items need to be suitable for a boy or girl aged 2 to 4 years.

Please take a look at the poster and photos below to see what items are suitable to send.

September Newsletter 2019

September 9th, 2019

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SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER