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Dec 21 2016
Head over to our Youtube playlist to see all the videos from our Carols performance, click here
Dec 20 2016
Room 2 had a go at acting out the Nativity story yesterday. Here are some photos:
Mary, Joseph and the donkey set out on their long journey.
The Angel Gabriel appeared to the shepherd.
The Baby Jesus was born in a stable and placed in a manger.
The Three Wise ‘People’ followed the star to the stable.
Heidi’s mum visited the class last week and painted pebbles with some of the children to create a Nativity scene. Here is the finished result:
Aren’t they beautiful?
Dec 15 2016
Yesterday, Room 2 took a wee trip down to the post box to post a ‘surprise’ to our parents and carers. On the way we spotted numbers on gates and counted how many Christmas trees we could see. We posted our letters then the postman arrived just as we were leaving. He opened the post box and we could see inside. He scanned the bar code which said he’d emptied the box and put the bag into the van.
“I’m carrying the bag with the letters” (Sam)
“I am posting my letter” (Sam)
“I’m posting my letter in the post box” (William)
“It’s the post van” (Riley)
“I was holding his thing – it told him how many letters to collect” (Jake F-P)
“I’m helping the postman taking the post letters out. He had a key” (Sholto)
“He had a scanner” (Sholto)
“This is the post van”
This is Room 2.
Dec 13 2016
Heidi’s mum very kindly popped in this morning to deliver an art session with the children. She had pre-prepared some pebbles with the outline of characters from the Nativity, then invited the children to come and have a go at painting them. Heidi’s mum let them practise on blocks first and told them about fat strokes and thin strokes, then they were let loose on the pebbles themselves. We think they’ve done a great job, and we’ll keep them for future story telling of the Nativity.
Huge thanks to Heidi’s Mum. What do you think?
Dec 08 2016
Last night we had a meeting to discuss the new hours that the Scottish Government has committed to provide for 3 and 4 year olds, (as well as eligible 2 year olds) from 2020.
“Currently, free provision of early learning and child care is offered to all 3 and 4 year olds, as well as eligible 2 year olds. From August 2014, free provision increased to
600 hours per year, equivalent to around 16 hours per week if delivered during school term time. However, we are committed to increasing the early learning and childcare entitlement to 1140 hours per year by 2020. This will continue to cover all and 4 year old children, and eligible 2 year olds. High quality will be at the heart of
ELC provision, as will providing the flexibility parents need to work, train or study.
In preparation for the expansion to 1140 hours of ELC, we will establish a programme of trials testing a variety of delivery models. The aim of these trials will be to test how best to deliver ELC to all eligible children across a spectrum of differing requirements. The intention will be to develop case studies of what works, where and why, and to assist in the dissemination of best practice across local authorities and providers. In doing so, we will ensure that the expansion to 1140 hours of free provision delivers the benefits to children and families in Scotland that will be vital in achieving our ambitions.”
(Early Learning and Childcare 1140 hours Expansion- Programme of Trials – Scottish Government Discussion Paper: January 2016)
Our meeting was to engage our community in a discussion about what might work for them, and think of models that will meet the 1140 hour ambition. Click below to look at the powerpoint we used to explore our idea.
Nov 22 2016
Support from the Start is aiming to raise awareness amongst parents and carers in the North Berwick and coastal cluster as to what support is out there for young children and their families. Mrs Gibberd and Mr Dagger have created a pack with some fun ideas for parents to try out with their children which also includes information on the Parenting Pathway. North Berwick Nursery held a ‘take your chalk for a walk’ pick up to allow children and adults come together and have some fun, whilst looking at what is on offer.
Mrs Gibberd will be visiting other Nurseries in our cluster soon to spread the word further afield!