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 (tayloranne.kelly@westlothian.org.uk) and I will get back to you asap. 

 

Mental Health Awareness – June Update

As we are still transitioning through a period of change we are continuing to prioritise our families and personal mental wellness.
Mrs Hendry came across a beautiful poem in the book The Purrfect Pawse by Avril McDonald illustrated by Tatiana Minina. We would recommend cuddling up before bed listening to the poem and discussing some of the questions you can hear.

To listen to the poem, view other updates and activities please use the arrows  below to navigate through the sway…

 

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 

Bathgate Early Years Centre Promoting Positive Relationships

Best Start Grant School Age Payment

Best Start Grant School Age Payment re-opens on Monday 1 June. This payment is part of Best Start Grant and is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 ie. Those transitioning from Early Years support, to help with the costs of a child starting school. This money can be used for anything that families may need at this key stage in a child’s life.
You do not need to take up a place in school to get this. When to apply for School Age Payment depends on when your child was born. Applications will open on 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 for children who were born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016

Please click on  Fact Sheet links below for more information on how to apply.

BSG-School-Age-Payment-Payment-Factsheet-V3

BSG-School-Age-Payment-Payment-Factsheet-v2_HR_PL

BSG-School-Age-poster-2020-updated

or visit the Mygov.scot webpage  https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

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.

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 🙂