Why have Burns Day when You Can Have Burns Week?!

This week at Cockenzie nursery we have been celebrating and exploring many different aspects of our Scottish culture. From Scottish country dancing, making our own tartan and learning some Scottish songs and poems, we have had a great time learning about everything Scottish. We had a Burns supper as well as lots of lovely Scottish treats for snack during the week.

Can we make the duck fly?

Mrs Hardman and the children were able to use a plank, block and cuddly duck to explore forces. They understood about taking turns, and while waiting cheered when another child was successful. The children practised their backward counting from 5-0 in preparation for lift off.

Blowing bubbles!

By mixing washing up liquid and water the children discovered the wonders of bubbles! We experimented with bubble wands of different sizes and shapes to see how this would effect our bubbles. The results were very exciting as you can see. The children noticed that some shapes created better bubbles than others and the more we blew, the bigger our bubbles got!

Our Learning Stories

We love looking through our learning stories to remind us of all our achievements and experiences throughout our time at nursery. The ante pre-school children should all have their learning stories at home right now to share with their adults and return them back to nursery by the end of the week and the pre-school children will have their learning stories home next week so that they can keep them forever!

Ready, steady, go!

Today was sports day! Unfortunately due to the current circumstances we couldn’t invite all our adults but because we didn’t want the children to miss out we continued as we would, without spectators. For this reason, the children had the opportunity to cheer the other groups on from their bubbles.

We had a running race, an egg and spoon race, welly throwing and a bean bag race. Every child that participated was achieving, healthy and active today and we all had so much fun!

The blue and orange group in action.

Look at the purple group go!

Well done red and yellow group!