Daily Challenge – When have you been positive today?

Over the course of this year we have worked hard to embed the school values of curiosity, positivity, success and respect within the nursery. These are values that we look for all of our children to value from age 3 to age 13.

Positive – When were you positive today? Maybe you tried something that you find hard or you did something to make yourself and others feel positive.

Miss Rogerson’s Challenge – Have a look through old photo’s in photo albums or even on a phone. Who is in your family? 
Once you have had a look at photos and had a chat about who is all in your family make a family tree. 


You will need;

Paper, scissors, glue, and photo’s (or you can draw your family) 


Miss Rogerson says “Here is a picture of me when I was little with my sister Rachel. My tree will need lots of branches as I have a big extended family! Is your family a big family or a small one? Families come in all shapes and sizes and everyone’s family tree will look different.”

Daily Challenge – When Have you been curious today?

Over the course of this year we have worked hard to embed the school values of curiosity, positivity, success and respect within the nursery. These are values that we look for all of our children to value from age 3 to age 13.

Curiosity – When were you curious today? Did you ask the question why? What did you learn?

Challenge – Miss Connolly challenges you to build the tallest bean stalk you can.

Days of the Week Song

We love to sing the days of the week song at gather time in nursery.

You can support your child with learning the days of the week by singing this song. You could also write out the days of the week to help with early letter/word recognition.

Once your child becomes familiar with the days of the week you could have fun working out which day it is today, which day it will be tomorrow and which day it was yesterday.

DAYS OF THE WEEK SONG (Adams Family Tune)

Day of the week (clap clap)

Days of the week (clap clap)

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap clap).

There’s Monday and there’s Tuesday, there’s Wednesday and there’s Thursday, there’s Friday and there’s Saturday and then there’s Sunday too. (Repeat top verse)

Transition into Primary 1

All of our families who have a child going into Primary 1 in August will receive an email this morning with information about how we are supporting Transition into Primary 1.

If you have not received an email please contact us at cockenzienursery@edubuzz.org

There is now a tab on the menu at the top of this blog that is called Transition. All of the documents that I send by email will also be available there.

Miss Ness’ Reading Challenge

Miss Ness has been busy making these beautiful alphabet discs for the children to use when they return to nursery.

Challenge – How many of the letters can you recognise? You can use the pictures on the discs to help you. Can you read the words that Miss Ness has made?

Normally at nursery level children recognise letters that are meaningful to them, e.g. letters in their names or family names. As they prepare for primary 1 then they will become aware of a greater number of letters and some can start forming short, three letter words.

TIP Make sure you are saying the letter sound and not what the letter is called when you are helping your child to start recognising letters, e.g. a = ahhh not aye

Practising Writing

Look at this great writing! Good job at practising writing your name.

Lots of children tend to hold their pencil at nursery age by wrapping their fingers around the pencil/crayon. This is completely normal however as your child progresses on to writing more formally and as their drawings also develop you can help your child to get into a more formal ‘tripod grip’ by doing lots of activities that involve pitching, e.g. pinching play dough, picking up dice, drawing using tiny crayons.