Archive for the ‘Eco Schools’ Category

Climate Action Day 2019

Monday, January 13th, 2020

We had a very successful Climate Action Day last month where we joined others from different schools in Scotland taking part in activities as part of the “wee voices big action” campaign.  We had our local Tesco Community Champion, in nursery working with the children.  Tracey, children and staff were looking, touching and tasting different vegetables.  We took part in recycling games, learning about what goes in which bin and the importance of recycling. We also made bird feeders for our garden using recycled milk cartons from our snack and heard stories from Oscar the Eco bunny!  Thank you for your kind donations of jam jars which we used for planting beans.

Investigating with vegetables
 “You have to wash them before you eat them.  They grow in the garden.”
 “Plants grow.  You put seeds in the dirt. Seeds need water to grow.  With the rain, seeds will grow.  I like peas for dinner.  They grow in plants too.”
“Vegetables grow.  Seeds and water makes them grow.  I like carrots.  They come from Bathgate in Morrisons.”
 “Apples come from shops.  They grow on the tree.”
“I only eat carrots because they are yummy.  Potatoes and carrots come from the shops.  They grow in the garden.”(making soup) “We had carrots, tomatoes and potatoes.  Get the skin off.  Vegetables come from the ground.  Carrots come form the ground.”
Making bird feeders with recycled milk cartons
We have to feed the birds because they will die if they have no food.”
“We had to get an empty milk bottle, string and bird seed.  The birds can stand on the pencil.”
“We need to feed the birds because they’re hungry.”
“I’m hanging up the milk box with no milk in it, just seeds.”
“We put out bird seeds because the birds don’t have any food.”

January Newsletter 2020

Monday, January 13th, 2020



The School Bank West Lothian Drop – Off Point

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

The School Bank West Lothian Drop – Off Point
Bathgate Early Years Centre will be collecting new/good quality used school uniforms, gym kit, jackets, hats/gloves, school bags and stationary, as well as brand new socks, tights, pants and footwear. For ages 5-18 years.  If you can donate any of the above items, The School Bank will be extremely grateful.

Merry Christmas BEYC

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Today marks the end of a very busy and fun filled term, revisiting our learning using the Blog and Twitter account we can’t quite believe just how much we have managed to squeeze in since August. We have loved building our relationships with all of our children and families and look forward to continuing to do so in 2020.

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Christmas Sing-a-long’s, we are pleased to say we raise £150 for West Lothian Food Bank!!

Please click on the link below to watch the AM session singing for WLC.

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the Christmas Party Sway.
Special Thanks to Blair’s Dad, Neil for making the parties so much fun and of course to Santa for spreading the Christmas Magic!! 


The staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 

December Newsletter 2019

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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Operation Christmas Child – BEYC Shoe Box Appeal

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Please use the arrow keys on bottom right side to navigate through the Sway, when you see a stack of photos click the top picture to flick through the stack. 

November Newsletter 2019

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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Autumn Learning

Tuesday, 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.

Children’s interests at BEYC

Monday, 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

Friday, October 4th, 2019


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