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)

NYCOS Active Nursery Learning lessons.

Hello everyone .

We all hope  you are  well 🙂

Who remembers  Nycos music sessions with Mrs Ola, Miss Toner and Mrs. Collins?  We sang different songs, nursery rhymes and played different games, we used various resources  that helped in developing new skills, e.g. rhyming skills, syllables, developing listening skills, developing independent thinking and many other skills. We know how much fun this  session gave you  and that’s why we wanted to share with you Nycos Active Learning  lessons.
That you can enjoy  at home too 🙂

Please click on the link below .

Have fun everyone
Nursery Team .

Transition to Primary One 2020

Hello to all of our pre-school children,
Transitioning to Primary 1 is such a exciting milestone in your journey and we are looking forward to supporting you all during this. We have collaborated with staff from Bathgate West Nursery School to create this sway filled with lots of information and activities to help support your transition. Please continue to check you inbox for weekly updates and PEEP activities from Mrs Ola.

If you have any concerns, problems or questions about your child’s transition to Primary 1 please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Kelly ( and I will get back to you asap. 


Try at home ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar independent making fruit smoothie,snack ”

Good morning everyone !!!!

Please see  how busy Harry was this time. ,

Harry loves to listen to the story of ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” One of his favorite passage is when caterpillar eats delicious fruit, delicious apples, pears, plums , strawberries and  oranges ……
Yum Yum thought Harry, he loves fruit so much that  he decided that he would also be like a caterpillar and will make delicious fruit smoothies. Harry prepared his own ”  The Very Hungry Caterpillar” fruit smoothie recipe. He used ingredients such like : 1 yellow banana, 2 juicy big red apples , 3 small ice cubes , 4 red yummy strawberries and  1 glass of orange juice.   Carefully chopped all the fruits, put them in a blender, then added orange juice and ……… blend  everything together.
Harry and Miss Collins enjoyed the smoothie with 3 small ice cubes . Yummy Yummy in my tummy  ; said Miss Collins and Harry.

Try at home challenge for all of you 🙂 

So you too can be like a Hungry Caterpillar and like Harry make your own smoothie  or snack, using your own recipe. You can tell us what ingredients you used, how much you used, whether they were big or small, where hard or soft, what shape they were etc.

Please share your smoothies or snack  with your nursery  friends by sending us photos, videos.

Good luck everyone 🙂
And here is a special  song for you all 🙂

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.

Growing & Planting: Try at home activity

Try at home activity:
Now we have more time to spend at home, it is a great opportunity to take part in growing, planting and observing the changes happening. We would love if you could join us in this journey, we would like to document the progress on the Sway below so please take lots of photos and video clips. You can Share them via our twitter page BEYC Twitter or your online Learners Journal under the learning from home tab.

What could you grow in your garden or from your home?

How could you document and share the results?

Keep Scotland Beautiful’s #GrowASeed initiative is also encouraging people in Scotland to take part and get growing. Visit their website for more useful information.

Make your own musical instrunment: Try at home

Make your own musical instrument!
Use things around the house to see if you can make quiet or loud sounds. Can you shake, hit or scrape?
Please watch the video below where you will see Miss Heenan playing a tune on her Euphonium, some of the nursery ladies and Harry the Hedgehog making use of items around their home to create musical instruments.
Your try at home challenge is to join our BEYC band.
Please send videos and photographs to us using twitter @WLBEYC or uploading onto your Online Learners Journal. Miss Kelly will use all the photos/videos to make a video showing our band together!

Some items you could use to make your own instruments… 


Discovery Bottle Activity – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Following on from yesterday’s try at home Bear Hunt activity today we would like to share an activity inspired by one of our most popular and highly requested stories to read at nursery. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Discovery bottles can help enrich your child’s experience while listening to a story and help them to connect with the words in the book. While reading or listening to the book ask your child to find the matching bottle listening out for words which describe the objects inside e.g Squelch/ Stumble building on their vocabulary and early literacy skills.
Please watch the video at the bottom of this post to listen to the story and play along.

What you will need:
Clear bottles/ jam or coffee jars/ zip lock food bag
White Paper or cotton wool

Fill up the clear container to resemble the Grass, River, Mud, Forrest and Snowstorm in the story. While creating the discovery containers your child will be developing their fine motor skills.  

Mrs Bonnar and her family had great fun completing this activity have a look at the photos below.


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