Archive for the ‘Literacy and English’ Category

Exploring New Life

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Caterpillar’s have arrived at nursery, the children are more than welcome to invite their parents/carers into nursery to have a look!
Please use the arrows below to navagate through the SWAY, Look out for some of our favourite YouTube videos.

Wrigley Litter Campaign – Feb litter walk

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g! 
Henry documented the Litter Walk by wearing our GoPro Action Camera, Press play on the YouTube video below to see the Eco Heroes in action.

Our next Litter Walk takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 1pm. Parent/grandparent help would be most appreciated. Please let staff know if you would like to help. 

 

Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g!

Transition to Primary 1

Friday, March 1st, 2019

As we prepare to begin our transition process to associated schools please keep checking the blog/Twitter and ‘transition Notice board’ in the foyer for most recent updates. If you have any questions or concerns regarding transition, please don’t hesitate to speak to Miss Kelly.

 If you have applied for a primary one place at Windyknowe Primary School please click on the link below for first transition dates. (Copies of letter can be found under notice board)

Our Superheroes

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Please have a look at our Sway Link above.  Sway is an online Microsoft presentation programme.  Tap/click on the right arrow to scroll through the presentation and view the photos and videos.  When you see a ‘stack’ of photos, tap/click on each photo to flick through the stack.

Keeping Safe Online

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Stay Play and Learn

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

You are invited to Stay play and Learn week

week beginning 28 January 2019

Between 9-10AM
2-3PM

Please see Mrs Todd to arrange a date to play

Big Bed Time Read Launch

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Yesterday we had a fantastic Pyjama day launching our Big Bed Time read, after the Pre-school children picked their books pack we celebrated with hot chocolate & cookies while listening to some of our favourtie stories read by Miss Toner.

Book packs will go home with Pre School children each Wednesday and to be returned every Monday. 

Happy Reading! 

Fire Pit Vegetable Pizza

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
After reading ‘Olivers Vegetables’ we discussed what we could make if we had lots of fresh vegetables. We are very lucky to have such a fabulous orchard so we already knew where some of the vegetables came from just like in Olivers grandpa’s garden. We decided on vegetable pizza and vegetable (carrot) soup. Please see floor book in nursery for more comments.
Instead of buying pizzas we put our fire pit to good use. After preparing selecting our toppings we used the heat from the flames to melt the cheese toppings. Margaret and Miss Kelly used our safety fire booklet and explained to us how to keep ourselves and each other safe by being responsible around the fire.
We each took turns carefully placing our pizza on the grill and watched closely to see the cheese begin to melt.
At Bathgate Early Years Centre we promote experiences with a risk benefit, ’embrace risk in a positive sense rather than limiting valuable experience’
All activities are risk assessed prior to being carried out, a task we complete alongside the children. We believe this is a valuable lesson for every child as this provides the early skills and abilities for a child to risk asses their own play and challenges throughout life.
Have any ideas of what else we could cook on our fire pit? Please comment below or tweet any suggestion to @wlbeyc
Please have a look at our video below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaxoMe1r6o

Introducing Clay

Friday, September 28th, 2018

 

 

Please have a look at our Sway Link above.  Sway is an online Microsoft presentation programme.  Tap/click on the right arrow to scroll through the presentation and view the photos and videos.  When you see a ‘stack’ of photos, tap/click on each photo to flick through the stack
When you see a ‘Video’ tap/click the play button

Online Learning Journals

Friday, September 7th, 2018

We are very pleased to have started the process of moving to Online Learning Journals, hopefully you have been able to create your own account and password to access your child’s profile.
If not please ask for another permission form asap to return to nursery to allow Miss Kelly to set your details and create the profile.

We are hoping to hold an AM & PM workshop to support parents access their child’s journals after the September holiday please check back for a date.

You will be able to view an entry for Literacy, Numeracy, Motivating and Challenging Contexts and Health and Wellbeing, over a course of a term. The observation entry will ping into your email account which will then provide you with a link to view your child’s profile.
In the mean time we would love to see some entries from home, this can be completed through the ‘Learning from home’ tab on the left hand side. The children can then share this with their peers using the Promethean Panel at group time.