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Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week. This week we continued to discuss people who help us. In the art corner we have been identifying and making our own road signs. We have also been experimenting in the water tray with what materials and objects can float; creating our own boats and rafts and examining what makes them sink and what keeps them afloat.

In the puzzle area we have been playing a fun uniform matching game. We are still enjoying the small world police station and roleplaying different scenarios in which the police can help us. In the construction area we have been transporting the police cars to create ramps and police stations and houses.

We have been very excited to see some of our cocoons have hatched and become butterflies which we released into the garden! We have been talking a lot about the life cycle of butterflies and have enjoyed seeing it in real life.

In the story corner there was lots of talk about camping so we created a campsite with a cosy tent and a small “campfire”. We used sticks and cotton wool to “toast marshmallows” on the “fire”.

To support our pre-schoolers who are moving up to Primary 1 after the summer, we have set up a classroom in the house corner, we have enjoyed dressing up in school uniforms and role-playing as teachers and pupils. We have also been reading lots of books about going to school.

We are very excited about our upcoming sports day and have been practicing all the races. We demonstrated some amazing athletic skills and brilliant team work! We look forward to joining our families at Dunbar’s close for our sports day on Thursday 26th June!

We hope you enjoy your weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday! Please continue to post photos on the Learning Journals of all the fun you get up to at home!

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday, where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week. This week in nursery, we are continuing with our people who help us theme. Over the week, we have been discussing who we can go to for help and what each emergency service does.

The children have been taking part in lots of art activities such as designing and researching different fire engines, police cars and ambulances and discussing what should be in our first aid bags/boxes.

The children have been enjoying our makeshift dentist, we have been discussing why we brush our teeth, wash when to brush them, who helps us look after them and what tools they use. We have our Dental Nurse visiting on Monday and to support us in this topic.We also have a few other people who help us coming to visit the playroom in the next few weeks!

Some of the children went to Dunbar’s close to practice the sports day races and look at the beautiful flowers. Some children also walked all the way through Prince’s Street gardens; looking at the different shops, admiring the statues, looking at the trains, rolling down the hill and had so much fun playing in the park.

Today we will be going to support the school children at their sports day! We hope you enjoy your weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday! Please post pictures on the learning journals of all the fun you get up to!

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and olay done in the nursery each week! This week we welcomed everyone back from the Easter holidays and welcomed some new children who transitioned from the classroom upstairs to the pre-school classroom.

This week we enjoyed building tall towers and “ our houses” which involved lots of stretching! We made our own picnic areas indoor and outdoor which led to some brilliant imaginary games. We created some colourful puppets and lollipops with our craft materials and painted some lovely pictures!

We also talked about the importance of brushing our teeth and demonstrated our excellent teeth brushing skills. We have been very focussed on animals at the moment and did a great job matching animals with their babies, talking about the different names and playing animal snap.

We have also been talking about the queen’s jubilee and some of our Pre Schoolers even went to visit the Holyrood Palace and have a look around. We were given pointers to look out for when the queen is there; the fountain being on, the red yellow and blue flag and the guards marching up and down.

We also enjoyed an early Eid celebration in the school with lots of dancing and yummy food. Thank you to all the families who made delicious food for us and who participated in the festivities! Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate!

The parent consultations will begin on the week beginning 9th May please speak to your child’s key worker for further details. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and please feel free share any pictures of family activities and weekend activities on the Learning journals.

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday, where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week. This week we have been continuing to talk about spring and the different celebrations that are coming up. We learned all about Ramadan by making our own beautiful hand designs and sparkly moon pictures and doing some amazing dancing. We also learned about Easter by making and decorating our very own Easter eggs with paper maché.

We also visited the duck pond at Holyrood Palace and saw lots of different birds and discussed their physical features and their life cycles. We made our very own picnic area and we all sat in a big circle and shared some “delicious cake”. In the music area we we have been very keen to join in with Yoga and Zumba and have been showing off our impressive dance moves!

We hope you all enjoy the two week break, Ramadan Mubarak and Happy Easter to those celebrating! Please post pictures of the fun you have at home on the Learning Journals, we look forward to seeing you again on the 25th!

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the excellent work and play done in the nursery each week. This week in the nursery we are continuing to explore spring. The children have been busy looking at life cycles of flowers, frogs, ducks and butterflies. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our caterpillars! We have been reading some lovely spring time story books and discussing the the seasonal change, how these changes affect us and the world around us.

We have been caring for our garden by doing more planting, watering the plants and making new decorations to hang on the fence. The children and staff have spent a lot of time cleaning and tidying up both our garden areas, we hope that you all will be able to come see all our hard work very soon! We have been discussing and investigating insects and other mini beasts; reading stories, matching and identifying different creatures and creating our own pictures of them.

The children had some trips to our local park, unfortunately some of the park had been vandalised and the children were restricted on what equipment they could play on. This lead the children to discuss why we should all look after our local community. However the children still enjoyed their time there doing bear hunts and on the walk to and from the park; looking at the flowers and the trees and discussing how to cross the road safely.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday! Please continue to post your lovely photos of all the fun you have had at home on the Learning Journals.