Try at Home: Single Use Plastic Activity

At Bathgate Early Years Centre we are a proud Eco School and through our work at BEYC we like to look after the environment in whatever way we can. Can you take part in the activity below from Keep Scotland Beautiful?

 Go around your home looking at products that are made of or packaged in plastic that will be only useful during the life of the product. That is what is called ‘single-use plastic’. Examples of this are toothpaste tubs, plastic toothbrushes and yogurt pots. Count how many different types of single-use plastic products or containers can you find at home.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

BEYC Eco Song (sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)

TAKE CARE NEAR ROADS
TAKE CARE NEAR ROADS
OH DON’T YOU
OH DON’T YOU
STOP AND LOOK AND LISTEN
STOP AND LOOK AND LISTEN
WE WILL TOO
WE WILL TOO
WE LOVE GARDENS
WE LOVE GARDENS
OH DON’T YOU
OH DON’T YOU
PLANT SOME TREES AND FLOWERS
PLANT SOME TREES AND FLOWERS
WE WILL TOO
WE WILL TOO
WE LOVE BEING HEALTHY
WE LOVE BEING HEALTHY
OH DON’T YOU
OH DON’T YOU
EXERCISE AND EAT RIGHT
EXERCISE AND EAT RIGHT
WE WILL TOO
WE WILL TOO
WE RECYCLE
WE RECYCLE
OH DON’T YOU
OH DON’T YOU
SAVE IT FOR THE FUTURE
SAVE IT FOR THE FUTURE
WE WILL TOO
WE WILL TOO
SWITCH THE LIGHT OFF
SWITCH THE LIGHT OFF
OH DON’T YOU
OH DON’T YOU
TRY TO SAVE SOME ENERGY
TRY TO SAVE SOME ENERGY
WE WILL TOO
WE WILL TOO
We would love to see a clip of you and your family singing our Eco song or a photograph of the single use plastic items you have found around your home. Please email, tweet or upload onto your Online Learning Journal
Curricular Areas
Technologies To help care for the environment, I reduce, re-use and recycle the resources I use. TCH 0-06a
Technologies I enjoy taking photographs or recording sound and images to represent my experiences and the world around me.
Expressive Arts Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through musical activities. EXA 0-18a
Sciences (Materials) Through creative play, I explore different materials and can share my reasoning for selecting materials for different purposes. SCN 0-15a (Sorting what can be recycled or not)

Try at Home: Stick Man

Welcome to our Try at Home Sway inspired by one of Bathgate Early Years Centre’s most popular books Stick Man. Please use the arrows below to navigate your way through the sway.

We would love to know if you try any of the activities, please do share your photographs onto your Online Learning Journal (We have attached a little how to video to help you do this)

Tour of Bathgate Early Years Centre 2020

Hello everyone,
We hope you are all doing well and looking forward to returning or starting Bathgate Early Years Centre soon. We have been missing you all.

Please take a look at Miss Collins and Harry the Hedgehog showing you around some of the areas at BEYC. Which area are you looking forward to playing in?

Minibeast Hunt : Try at Home

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the sway to view a fantastic song and dance from Miss Collins and a story all about a very brave caterpillar read by Miss Kelly. After you have watched the videos you may wish to take part in the try at home minibeast hunt activity.

It was a very rainy day so after a short hunt in the garden Harry the Hedgehog then completed the minibeast hunt using the Adventure by Jess YouTube videos indoors.

Bathgate Procession 2020

Hip Hip Hooray!
Although it was a very different Procession/Galaday we hope you all enjoyed it safely in the sunshine.
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos/videos please continue to do so. It is great to see and really makes the nursery ladies smile!

BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes – Children’s video. 

BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes – Staff Video 

Hip Hip Hooray – Bathgate Procession 2020

As the date of Bathgate Procession approaches we are of course saddened that we won’t be celebrating as we would normally.
We have decided that of course we can still support and join in with this wonderful community event.
Our theme for 2020 was BEYC Superheroes. How fitting was our choice as our children, Families, NHS staff and all key workers have truly shown as real life superhero’s while faced with this challenging time.
On Saturday the 6th of June the staff will be sharing photos and videos dressed up and celebrating as BEYC Stay at Home Superheroes we would LOVE for you all to join us. Please share your photos of you and your children in their chosen superhero costumes we will pop them all together in a video so your children can see their friends dressed up too, feel free to get creative. Can you use any recycled materials when making your costume?  Mrs Mckay will be delighted to see you all in costumes.

Please click this link to watch animated video ‘Stay at home Superheroes’

Please also have a look at the Bathgate Procession website below to see ways you can still join in with this Bathgate community celebration safely from your home/garden.
https://bathgateprocession.com/how-to-celebrate-at-home/

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

During this uncertain time it is important that you take steps to ensure you and your families mental health is a top priority. Staff at BEYC have collected together some resources, activities and videos to create a point of reference if you are looking for help.

Please don’t forget that even though our setting is closed we are also here in person if you need a wee chat or some support. Please contact Miss Kelly and Mrs Ola with your mobile number and we will contact you back asap milena.krowinska@westlothian.org.uk or tayloranne.kelly@westlothian.org.uk.

Please use the arrows below to navigate through the sway.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Try at home activity sway

After Harry and Miss Collins spotted some tiny caterpillars in their garden they were inspired to share some learning opportunities with you all. Please use the arrows below to view Miss collins reading the very hungry caterpillar and see how you can get involved.
We would love to see some photos and videos of your child taking part, please upload to twitter @WLBEYC or your child’s online LJ.

Keeping Safe Online: Try at home activity 1

During this time technology has been at the forefront of keeping us all connected. Your young children may now be accessing and interacting with their devices now more than ever. Although we are so grateful that these devices, websites and apps exists the key important message of using them safely and responsibly must be emphasised to our young learners.

Harry the Hedgehog and Miss Collins took part in a try at home activity lesson from ThinkUKnow.co.uk.

First of all together they watched Episode One – Watching Videos (Click here to view video)

They then discussed how Jessie felt scared and had a worried feeling in her tummy when the crocodile appeared unexpectedly on screen. They sang the ‘Funny in my Tummy’ song and had a chat about what the lyrics meant. Who could be a trusted adult in Harry’s life? Harry then drew Miss Collins as his trusted adult, knowing that while using his device online if he saw anything that upset him he knew Miss Collins could help.

After watching the video can you also have a chat with your child about their feelings and draw a picture of their trusted adult/s. We would love to see their drawings or hear any important online safety messages they took from this activity, please share via twitter @WLBEYC or their learning from home tab on their Learning Journal.  

Please click this link to download full activity sheet… 
thinkuknow-4-5s-home-activity-sheet-3

During this time we will continue to share useful online safety activities and try at home activities in the meantime please have a look at these websites for helpful online information and tips  covering a range of ages…

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
www.Childnet 3-7 Year old resources
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/