Last week we were very lucky to have some special visitors to our nursery. Brian Hartley, Tara and Mark came and spent a morning with us. They put on Brian’s creative dance show, “We Dance, Wee Groove”, which will be showing at the Churchill Theatre in Edinburgh from 15th to 17th May. They came all the way to Innerwick Primary to put on a private performance for us. Children and adults jumped about and grooved to an 80’s soundtrack, whilst pretending to be spacemen, sharks and superheroes. We kept dancing for an hour and had a truly exhilarating time, exploring different ways of moving creatively and expressing feelings and emotions with our bodies.
Thanks to Scott, the playpod is now well underway and we are all very excited at the prospect of having such adventurous playtimes.
Once again we are lucky enough to be learning Mandarin from our two Chinese students.
Thank you to all the parents who helped us to re-design our classroom, ready for our next topic – “Where does our food come from?” Our classroom looks beautiful!
To kick-start our new topic, we had the chance to feed and collect eggs from Morven’s chickens.
We spent an energetic hour learning “Mandras Magic” from a local dance teacher.
Mrs Hood and Mrs Laing have been busy over the Easter holiday to create the long awaited mud kitchen area in the Nursery garden.The children have been making good use of it in the warm Spring weather during the first week of term. We are still on the hunt for old kitchen utensils: jugs, scales, wooden and metal spoons, spatulas, measuring cups…in fact, anything that is unbreakable and could be used in this area! Please hand in your donations to Nursery or the School Office. Many thanks. More photos of the children enjoying the new kitchen to follow…..
We had a wonderful morning and afternoon orienteering with Outdoor Education Specialist Martyn Pegg. We learned lots of new skills and then put these to the test by competing against each other to see who could complete the orienteering course accurately and quickly. We were very lucky to have a gorgeous day to do this on, as you can see from the photos!
Children in P1/2 enjoyed an orienteering session with Martin Pegg from Outdoor Education on Thursday afternoon. He brought special orienteering equipment for them to use. Children worked with a partner and needed to use their map reading skills again to locate stations around the school grounds. Electronic “keys” recorded their routes and times. The winning team visited all eight stations in the correct order and took 2 minutes and 56 seconds.
This week we had a visit from Ross and Callum who brought “Fit Lab” from the Glasgow Science Centre. This consisted of a variety of different hands-on activities which measured various strengths of our body. They measured reaction time, balance, grip strength, memory, flexibility, arm strength and mind control. We all enjoyed putting our bodies to the test and were amazed how well we did. Thank you for your visit. “We loved it!”
Fit Lab Fun! on PhotoPeach
The children in nursery have been planning an event for a puppet called Stripy who sometimes sings and moves with the children. They wished to give him a party, and decided he would be four years old. It was decided that everyone should wear as many stripes as they could to the party, eat a stripy snack and make puppet friends for Stripy to meet. We would also share our puppets and creative skills with Hazel Darwin-Edwards, a professional puppeteer.
We wish to thank Hazel for sharing her creative ideas with us and for bringing her puppets to the party. The children were extremely creative throughout the whole process and thoroughly enjoyed the Stripy Party.
Creativity in nursery – Stripy Party on PhotoPeach