I got to go to the zoo and I had great fun. Mrs Gaunt made a yummy picnic. The wasps wanted to share it though, which wasn’t so great. There was a lot of walking but luckily I got to go in the buggy. The penguins were funny when they went for a walk. My favourite was the koala and I think he might be one of my relatives!
Today we went to Bergen. We went up a funny little train called a funicular. I’m glad we didn’t have to walk this time, as it was a really long way up. The view from the top was amazing. When Mrs Gaunt took my photo, lots of other people also wanted a photo of me. I wonder if they think I’m famous? There were lots of old wooden buildings in the town and I found this carving of a giant fish to sit on! There were lots more trolls in Bergen too.
Today the ship docked in a town called Flåm. We got on a train and went high up into the mountains. It was very sunny again. I got very wet standing next to the waterfall, but it was nice because it cooled me down. I saw some thistles which were very pretty – Norway looks like parts of Scotland. It is very beautiful. The waterfalls are all very full because the snow is melting fast from the mountains with all the sunshine. The ship got refulled from a tanker which was exciting to watch! As a special treat because I have been very good I got some strawberries coated with chocolate. They were very yummy!
Today we went to Geiranger. The ship couldn’t dock so they put out this foldaway sea walk! It was funny to watch it move out. We went on an awesome RIB boat that went REALLY fast up the fjord. We got to see some beautiful waterfalls – one looked like it had a gigantic bottle in it! I saw lots of scary trolls outside the shops. Lots of the houses have got grass growing on the roof! In the olden days they used to get the goats to eat it to keep it short!
This morning we had breakfast on the balcony. It was amazing to watch the fjords pass by while I was eating my breakfast! We went to a town called Ålesund which was very pretty. We had to walk up 416 steps to reach the viewpoint. Fortunately I managed to get a carry most of the way. It was very hot and sunny. It’s a good job I had eaten a big breakfast because Mrs Gaunt said the food was too dear to buy anything…
Today we were all at sea! We had to just go in the pool and relax. There was a posh dinner in the evening, but because I forgot to pack any smart clothes, I wasn’t allowed to go to the restaurant. I stayed in the cabin and watched a film on TV instead! I was quite tired after spending the day swimming in any case.
We had fabulous weather for ‘Team Loretto’ at our Nursery Sports Day. The children did brilliantly in the various relay and the individual running races. We couldn’t believe how many times both classes wanted to run to the wall and back!
Many thanks to all who came to watch, and the Primary 6s who provided us with brilliant help and were great sports, taking part in various team events including the ‘invisible sack’ race!
Some photos from the Morning Group Sports Day:
Some photos from the Afternoon Group Sports Day:
Meet at 9:15am in the front playground. Bring a picnic, unless you want to buy lunch at the cafe, and come prepared for all weathers! Bags can be left on the reserved tables in the picnic barn, so you don’t need to carry everything around with you.
Bus will return to school for 3:00pm.
We had a fabulous day playing outside in the mud. Lots of mums, dads and childminders came along to play with us in our mud kitchen. They all seemed to have a great time!
As well as having some good ‘clean’ fun, when children are playing in the mud kitchen they are learning across the whole curriculum. They learn about the mathematical concepts of volume, capacity, weight, mass, time. They are using literacy skills of speaking and talking, holding conversations, using language to describe, ask questions, explain. They learn about the different properties of materials working with dry mud, wet mud, water and combining the two – very wet and sloppy mud, as well as working with equipment made of wood, metal and plastic! The expressive arts section of the curriculum is included by children using role play skills to recreate what they are familiar with and by being creative with the mud. Talking about the importance of handwashing/hygiene and not eating the mud pies forms part of the Health and Wellbeing part of the curriculum. Children are also developing their spatial awareness, co-operation and and turn-taking skills, as well as their gross and fine motor skills. This is just a small part of what is being learned in our mud kitchen!
If you weren’t able to come and join us today, please join us any day to ‘Stay and Play’. Sign up on the calendar in the cloakroom (dates from August now available!)
Because the equipment gets rusty/damaged by being left outside all the time we are always delighted to receive unwanted kitchen items to supplement our stock, as well as old towels.
Here are slideshows of the Muddy Fun:
The Morning Group parents/carers are invited to join us at 11:20 on Wednesday 2nd July for a short ceremony to celebrate the children’s achievements at nursery and to mark their transition to Primary 1.