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Fantastic Friday!

Welcome to the last Fantastic Friday of the school year, it’s been a great year together! Congratulations to our pre-schoolers who are moving up to Primary School after the summer, we have loved watching them grow and have had such a great time playing and working together!

This week we have continued our focus on our summer theme as well as getting organised for our graduation party; making beautiful paper flowers for the lovely balloon arch and baking and decorating delicious cakes for our party snack!

We’ve also been practicing our impressive gymnastics skills both indoors and outdoors and have enjoyed watching some gymnastics display videos. We’ve been having lots of fun playing with bubbles and playing running games in the garden.

On Thursday we had our graduation party, it was lovely to welcome our families into the nursery to celebrate our pre schoolers finishing nursery! We are so proud of all they have achieved whilst at nursery and wish them the best of luck in primary one after the holidays!

We hope you all have a lovely summer holidays and please post some pictures of what you get up to on the Learning Journals so we can see all the fun you are having!

Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week! We have been enjoying the lovely weather this week and have spent a lot of time outside in the garden. We have been learning new group games, that help develop our sharing and turn taking skills. We have also been enjoying our bubble machine which we are very excited about and we’ve been experimenting with mixing our sand and water to create the perfect mixture for sandcastles.

Inside we are continuing to explore our summer theme, we made some lovely Summer pictures using coloured sand, sea shells and made our own sea turtles. We have been reading summer stories and discussing how we keep ourselves safe in the summer sun, by using sun cream, sun hats, glasses and drinking water to keep us safe and cool.
The pirates theme is still ongoing, with some fantastic role play involving dressing up and finding treasure, this led to some excellent pirate dancing. We are still enjoying the gym hall on a Monday and Friday and have been practising our climbing, gymnastics, balancing, strength and football skills.

This terms’ Forest school will be finishing up next week so Colin will be posting some pictures and statements on the learning journals of the children who have been attending.

Next week is the last week of term before the holidays! We have a class picnic at the park first thing on Tuesday morning and on Thursday afternoon we are welcoming all the families in to the nursery for a special pre-school graduation party to say congratulations and goodbye to the children who will be going up to school after the holidays.

Please continue to post pictures of the fun you have at home on the Learning Journals! Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week!

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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 at nursery we have been continuing to discuss summer, the creatures we might find at the beach and we were inspired to explore pirates as well! We made some beautiful beach paintings in art, using rollers to examine the textures we might find on the beach. We also created our own sea creatures and discussed their patterns, shapes and different habitats. We designed our own treasure maps and talked about what obstacles we would have to navigate to get to the treasure. We also discussed the different patterns on shells and what creatures might use them.

We enjoyed playing a summer matching game and talked about the different things we might use on holiday and in the sun. We enjoyed finding and hiding treasure in our sand pit and we helped to bake some delicious fish shaped biscuits for snack. We are still very engaged with our small world castles and have come up with some amazingly detailed stories in our games!

Some of the children were asking to watch gymnastics videos on the smart board and this inspired some beautiful, impressive gymnastic dance routines! We also practised some more elaborate gymnastics like rolls and handstands in our soft play room. We have been doing some brilliant construction in the brick area and have been problem solving how to make our buildings sturdier. We have been reading lots of beach and sea life stories and have been learning about words that rhyme. We have played some fun listening games, trying to identify environmental and animal sounds. We have enjoyed some sunny weather in the garden; riding our bikes, making meals in the mud kitchen, showing off our climbing and balancing skills and blowing bubbles.

We hope you have a great weekend and would love to see some pictures of what you get up to on your 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 focusing on the seasonal change to summer and continuing to discuss the transition to school. We have been talking about why we need sun cream and the importance of drinking lots of water to keep cool in the hot weather. We have also been talking about the different sea creatures and the different things we do at the beach. We have also visited “ Royal Mile Beach” and some of us went swimming, paddling, and even took some time to relax with a story. We also made some yummy shortbread for snack.

In the art area we have been busy creating pictures of “ sandals”, different flavoured ice cream and flowers. We have spent a lot of time outdoors this week and have a new art easel in which we can paint and use chalk . In nursery we really wanted to play with the castles, King, Queen and knights and have been enjoying playing all together and sharing.

We hope you have a great weekend and please upload any fun weekend activities of your child on the Learning Journals.