Summer Fete and Miniature Garden Competition.

Everyone at Bathgate Early Years Centre celebrated School Grounds Week with their annual Garden Fete on Tuesday 23rd June.

The sun shone and the event was enjoyed by many children, families and friends.

Matthew Ennis and Maya Dubla won the Miniature Garden Competition with their imaginative and colourful designs.

Mrs Lynch, Headteacher thanked all children, staff and families for their support of the event and continued success of the centre throughout the year.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

The children have been learning about Chinese  New Year over the last few weeks at nursery and wraparound through a variety of multi-sensory activities. We think everyone will agree tasting Chinese food for a special group snack was the most enjoyable experience!

The wraparound children worked extremely hard to plan and create a fabulous Chinese dragon.  They searched the internet to learn about Chinese dragon dances and put on a super show while we ate our noodles and prawn crackers!

Have  a look at our photos to find out what else we have been doing to learn about  Chinese New Year and celebrate the year of the Sheep ………


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Valentine’s Celebration

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at nursery was a lovely end to the term.  Children enjoyed hearing nice stories about ‘animals in love’ and enjoyed creating pretty Valentine’s collages, paintings and greetings cards, using various red and pink materials and media in the art area.   We were also busy making yummy love heart cookies to take home to give to someone we love (if not eaten on the journey home!).

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Wild Animals Art Gallery

Inspired by the African art work of local artist Kirsten Harris and ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ story by Giles Andreae, children at Bathgate Early Years Centre have been busy creating beautiful pieces of art work of ‘Wild Animals’.  Children painted colourful backgrounds with a variety of paints and then looked for their animals in the colours and patterns, which they then brought to life using pastels.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Bathgate Early Years Centre……

The boys and girls are practicing all the songs for this year’s Nativity ‘Jesus Christmas Party’.  We have 12 to learn! Hope you are practicing at home too!  It is lots of fun dressing up as Nativity characters and playing in our stable.  Rehearsals are now in full swing and we are looking forward to having our audiences watch us perform.

We have been busy decorating our Christmas tree and making decorations for our Christmas party house, dancing to Christmas music, reading Christmas stories, playing Christmas puzzles/games and playing with Santa and his reindeer in the sparkly sandpits.  We are also working hard in the art area to make a ‘surprise’ to take home to our families at the end of term (ssshhhh).

We are having ‘planning meetings’ to decide on what food, music and games we would like at our end of term Christmas parties.

Next week (Monday 8th December) we will be making our own Christmas cards and the nursery Christmas Post begins for one week.  Please remember to just bring one card for everyone at nursery as we are an Eco School.

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