Our learning about China

We have been very busy this term learning all about China. The children helped to make egg fried rice and enjoyed using chopsticks at snack. It was quite tricky! We have tasted many traditional Chinese foods at snack, such as noodles and prawn crackers. We created our own dragon and danced the ‘Dragon Dance’ in the gym hall. We have also been busy painting blossom and collaging China flags. Have a look at the photos below and our display in the nursery.

Ni Hao!!

Learning at nursery

As you are all aware, we always begin every session with our together time. This is an important part of the nursery day where we have a focus on specific learning outcomes with the children. We shall now be introducing phonics with the preschool children and will be continuing to develop number with all children. Can we remind parents that we start our together time at 8:50 (morning group) and 1pm (afternoon group) It is important for your child’s learning that they are at nursery and settled before we gather for together time.

In addition can we also remind parents to always use the nursery entrance when dropping off and collecting. This is in line with our health and safety policy for fire safety and child protection. The office staff are very busy and using the school entrance disturbs their work. The school entrance should only be used if you need to collect your child early.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

World Book Day

We all had great fun dressing up as characters from different story books today.  We had lots and lots of stories at different times of the day, and drew pictures of our favourite stories to add to our whole school bookworm.  Primary 2 came to see our costumes and joined us for a story!  Here are some photos of us today!

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We thought about some rules for using our woodwork bench today!

We used our woodwork bench for the first time today to try and work out some rules to keep us safe.  The children who used the equipment were all very careful and had some fantastic suggestions about rules.  The rules we came up with together were as follows:

  • You have to wear goggles and glasses, gloves and eye masks
  • Only two people at the workbench
  • Need a grown up to watch and help
  • Watch what you are doing
  • Keep in your own space
  • Take turns
  • Be safe
  • Be careful
  • Use it or put it down
  • Keep the tools at the toolbench – don’t take them anywhere else on the playground
  • Keep the bench tidy
  • Put tools away in cupboard after nursery so wee brothers and sisters don’t play with them
  • Tools not toys
  • Stand back so you don’t get hurt (don’t stand nearby if you are not actually using the workbench)
  • No running under the shelter ‘cos you might bash.
  • Put tools away before you take off your goggles and gloves to protect your hands and eyes

We are very excited to be able to offer woodworking as part of our nursery provision.  However, this activity does needs an adult to closely supervise.  We have had a couple of volunteers to help regularly for the Morning Group.  Are any Afternoon Group parents/grandparents able to spare an hour or so on a Wednesday afternoon to help us?