Category Archives: Nursery Blog

December in the Nursery

Here are some of the things we got up to over the festive period. Including, decorating our many trees, practicing to write, arts & crafts, baking & our Christmas party. Santa even came to visit us!!

Merry Christmas! 

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year and a relaxed time off. We have many exciting things happening this term.

Self registration has changed in the nursery; we now have an interactive sign in on the smart board and we would ask that you complete this with your child in the morning, as well as signing out at the end of the day. We have also moved trays and shoes into the parents room for more space and time to get children ready. Please remember Parents are welcome to use this room through the week – there is tea, coffee and biscuits available – just ask for milk!

This term we will be celebrating the poetry of Robert Burns and Chinese New Year. We will do this with lots of singing, dancing and special snacks. We also will be getting out into our local community in trips at least once a week. We also have our fingers crossed from snow so we can talk about winter weather and explore it’s properties.

We will also be continuing with our “focus child observations” that can be viewed on your childs learning journal. We always welcome parent feedback on how you find this process and how it is working for you and your child – either let a member of staff know or leave a comment on your child’s journal.

Lastly, we would like to remind you that £25 funds are now due for January-April. Please pay via parent as soon as possible.

Dates for your Diary :

Thursday 24th January – Burns singalong – 2.30pm – come hear our Scottish songs!

Tuesday 5th Febrary – First stay and play of the year. 9.00-9.45AM.

Friday 8th February – 11.15AM – Art gallery in school, details to follow.

Friday 8th February – Break for half term.

Monday 18th February – All children return, 9AM.

 

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

As part of friendship week, the nursery class and some of our grown ups went on a walk with Primary 1,2 & 4. We walked with our  buddies from the big school and got to know them a little bit better.

walkamileThank you to all of our grown ups who came along!

Outdoor Classroom Day

The 1st of November is National Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to celebrate outdoor learning and play.  On this day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and enjoy playing outside.

In our nursery, however, we view every day as an opportunity for outdoor learning and have resources from all areas of the curriculum accessible in our garden. This is made easier with our free-flow playroom/garden and our amazing location. The children are often involved in taking care of our outdoor space through planting, gardening and creating decorations such as wind chyme’s. We love exploring our local community and visits to places such as Holyrood Park/Dunbar’s Close. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to on Outdoor Classroom Day in the nursery.

 

 

Nursery Routines

We have had a very busy month of learning and practicing nursery routines. By following these routines we can become confident in what we are expected to do and how to achieve this.

We know that we change our shoes and put out our name on the register when we arrive at nursery.

 

We come together to say good morning, talk about the day/weather and count how many friends have come to nursery today.

After lunch we brush our teeth, putting out name labels away so the teacher knows we are finished.

 

At snack times we find our place names, wash our hands and choose a healthy snack. When we are finished we wash our dishes.

 

 

We have also been doing some gardening, baking and painting with our feet!

Last of all, we would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who came to our “Sharing the Learning Party”. We hope you enjoyed seeing what we get up to in Nursery and contributing to our World Map project.