Nursery News

2.2.2018

Dear Nursery Parents and Carers

Volcanoes have still been of interest this week in nursery. The volcano experiment was carried out in the garden.  The pupils watched the volcano erupt using the experiment with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.  The children used fabulous vocabulary such as ‘dormant,’ lava and ‘extinct’. This is the beginning of understanding chemical reactions and the world around us.

We will also be joining the school achievements celebrations in giving the Star of the Week award.  A pupil can receive this recognition for being a good friend, following instructions, tidying up, sharing and good listening.  The staff will decide at the end of the week and the pupil’s photo will be placed on a board at the school entrance.  A certificate will also be awarded.

Bertie and Rosie bear will be emerging out of hibernation and coming home with the children for a night again!  Everyone is very excited.  The children can complete their diaries and we can share their stories with the class. You don’t have to take lots of photos.  A drawing by the children is super too.  This is a great way to build on the children’s confidence in speaking to a large group.  It will also allow our new nursery pupils to have a turn and get to know the other pupils in the class.

The two nursery sessions had class photographs taken on Thursday.  Look out for more information on how to purchase these.

Please can we ask all children to dismount from their scooters/bikes when entering the school playground.

 

Kind regards

The nursery team

Nursery Learning Log 23.6.17

Today, some of the children went to Lochend Park to release the frogs into the loch.  We have looked after the tadpoles and watched them transform into frogs over many weeks. Whilst we were at the park we also saw some cygnets and swans and enjoyed feeding all the birds.

We also loved performing at the Garden Party! We have been singing our French songs all week long 😀

Here are a few photos….

Nursery Learning Log 16.6.17

This week we rehearsed our Garden Party show in front of our P5 buddies. They were very impressed and we only need to work on being a bit louder when speaking and singing. 😊 We have worked so hard and all our teachers are very proud of how much French we can understand and speak.

We have also enjoyed the ice cream parlour role play this week. We have made ice creams using art materials and also on a smartboard ict game. Have a look at our photos!

Nursery Learning Log 9.6.17

We have been enjoying our camping theme this week and had a special picnic with our teddies. On Monday we had to have this indoors because of the weather but we were lucky to have sunshine on Wednesday. Have a look at our tasty treats!


We have also been practising writing our names for the start of Primary 1. We have been matching letters too and thinking of words that begin with different sounds.

Nursery Learning Log 2.6.17

This week we were waiting for the Fire Brigade to visit us. Unfortunately they were out on an emergency call in the morning but luckily they managed to visit in the afternoon. The children were delighted to get a chance to use the hose and climb into the fire engine. Some of us even tried on the helmets. It was so exciting! We are learning how to evacuate during a fire alarm and have been really sensible during fire drills. Well done to the nursery children.

On Monday AM and Wed PM we are going to have a picnic in the outdoor area. Please bring along a teddy. We are going to have some fun summery snacks!

Please continue to read the nursery noticeboards as we have lots going on in the final few weeks of term. There is still time to sign up for the Garden Party too and we are getting very excited about performing our songs. 😊

Nursery Learning Log 26.5.17

Our butterflies are here! We have really enjoyed watching the process from caterpillar to butterfly. Now they need to have some food before they are set free. We have put some sugared leaves and oranges in the net for them.


We have been practising our songs for the Garden Show. If you would like to come along please sign up on the sheet in the cloakroom. We have been lucky with the weather this week and have done some art outside. We are busy making things for the show and doing lots of drawing and painting.


Our French word of the week and singalong is ‘un arc en ciel’ -rainbow.

We had a chat on the carpet with our partners about what we have enjoyed doing this week and what we would like to do next.

“I wish we had a paddling pool!” – Joy

“We could have a ball pit in the nursery!” – David

“We like the superstar sofa.” – David

“We could dress up in rainbow colours.” – Millie

“I like playing with the fire station play mobil, we could have more play mobil.” – Faye

“I liked playing with the water. We could have a water wall!” – Teigan

“We have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine!” Everyone

 

 

Nursery Learning Log 19.5.17

We have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes by exploring during block play and construction and playing smart board games.


We are singing French songs everyday and can count to ten through our song. We are also keen to practise writing our numbers.

This month pre school children are visiting P1 a lot. We are really excited about starting P1 and have enjoyed talking to current P1s about what to expect.