I hope everyone is making the most of the beautiful weather. Please find attached the Nursery descriptor for June. This lets you know some of the learning which will be taking place in the nursery as well as ways which you can support the children’s learning at home. Please ask a member of the nursery team if you have any questions or queries regarding this.
This week we have thoroughly enjoyed the sunny warm weather. A lot of us have been eager to spend the nursery sessions playing outdoors so we have moved many of our indoor learning opportunities to the outdoors. We have enjoyed expressing ourselves with painting. Lots of concoctions have been produced in our busy mud kitchen. Building work has continued as children enjoyed making dens from the waffle blocks. We have also been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk where we decided to grow our own beanstalks. We used small food bags and cotton wool to place our bean in. Through this process we discussed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and what we had to provide for our beans to grow big and strong. All children have now started to learn about emotional literacy through the Oh Lila story. Lila is a small hare who gets into a spot of bother. The story helps children identify different feelings and recognising that it is ok to ask for help. We now have a forest in our Library area where children can play with the Oh Lila puppets and story book.
The nursery children are following the story of Oh Lila, a young hare who gets herself into a spot of botherOh Lila PARENTS INFO PACK
Oh Lila HOME ACTIVITY PACK. Oh Lila supports young children in developing their emotional literacy and helps them recognise the importance of talking when you need help.
Information attached provides an outline of the story and some home link activities.
World Book Day was celebrated in style with another successful book swap and lots of class activities.
The highlight of the day was the Potato Book Character competition. The judges were blown away with the number of entries and found it extremely difficult to choose the winners from each stage. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who took part – all the entries were amazing!
We enjoyed sharing our learning at a whole school assembly. The nursery children had fun presenting their Gruffalo artwork, Primary 1 and Primary 2 told us about their favourite books and Primary 3 read “Whit the Clockleddy Heard” in their best Scottish accents! Primary 4 presented their learning about Holy Books and other religious stories and Primary 5 gave a wonderful performance of a song from “Matilda”. Primary 6 shared Dr Suess with us and Primary 7 taught us all about William Shakespeare! Thanks go to the library reps who led the assembly.
Remember to exchange your World Book Day token and “Keep on Reading”.
Our nursery children have been very creative when designing their potato book characters. We have had: The Gruffalo, Peppa Pig, Rapunzel, Goldilocks, Humpty Dumpty, A ladybird, fox, aliens and lots more. Good work!