Fairtrade Fortnight and Comic Relief.

We recently celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight in nursery. A small group of children enjoyed a visit to Scotmid to search for Fairtrade items in the store. We used our vouchers that were kindly donated by Scotmid to buy Fairtrade bananas to use for snack as well as buying Fairtade ingredients to use for baking and smoothies and to make banana splits on our firepit. We also bought a selection of Fairtrade products for prizes for our Fairtrade raffle for parents and staff.  Tom the Manager was very helpful and spoke to the children about Fairtrade and shared Fairtrade chocolate and bananas with them.

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets.  Proceeds will go to Comic Relief. Thanks also to everyone who took part in our Fairtrade competition. We collected lots of Fairtrade packaging which we used in our Fairtrade cafe and shop and also in our art and craft area.

 

Well done to everyone who dressed in red, wore a ‘funny face’ red nose and donated to Comic Relief 2015.  The total amount raised this year was £73.

 

 

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Searching for Spring.

The children have been exploring on the hill, searching for the early signs of spring. They found some snowdrops, a tree with tiny leaf buds and even a crocus or two.

I am learning about where living things come from and about how they grow, develop and are nurtured.

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Within real and imaginary situations, I share experiences and feelings, ideas and information in a way that communicates my message.

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I am aware of how routines and events in my world link with times and seasons, and have explored ways to record and display these using clocks, calendars and other methods.
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I can talk about science stories to develop my understanding of science and the world around me.
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I explore and appreciate the wonder of nature within different environments and have played a part in caring for the environment.

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Fire Pit Fun in February

In February we are learning how to risk assess and responsibly make fires in our fire pit.  We are discovering how to safely toast and eat marshmallows, bread and cheese.  The children are developing their sense of personal safety while working well in teams. Lots of problem solving and mathematical and science concepts are being explored.  This exciting hands on activity promotes great cross curricular learning;

Gabriel “Too many sticks kill the fire.”

Louis “Wet twigs don’t go on fire.”

Lily “ Marshmallows melt fast.”

Conlan “Smoke nips your eyes.”

Alfie “Blowing gently (on the embers) makes the fire grow.”

AJ “You can burn yourself.”

Beth “We needed sticks and cough (cotton) wools.”

Roisin “We put fire on the marshmallow.”

Ava “We ate it.”

Gabriel “ We were eating them.”

Darcie “We put marshmallows in the fire pit.”

Sadie “We made the fire with sticks.  My clothes were all smoke.”

Jack “Wood.”

Matthew “We had to split some wood, then put some sticks in, then it made fire!”

Conlan “Smoke was in my eyes.”

Megan “I made toast on the fire.”

Reuben “I tasted the burny bit and it was yuck!”

Evan “It was soft and sooooooo yummy!”

Gillan “If you fall in then you will just die.”

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Ice Explorers

At the beginning of the week we discovered icy patches on our playground and frost all over the grass as temperatures dropped.  We have been experimenting with water by leaving it in various sized and shaped containers to see if ‘Jack Frost’ will turn it into ice overnight.  We then added paint to water to make rainbow ice.

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