Our nursery have been developing the outdoor area helped by funding from a lottery grant and a generous donation from the parent council. The existing area was extended. This gave us a larger playing area and grass. We then purchased some exciting new equipment. The parents and the children were involved in this process. We are looking forward to the living willow tunnel grow in the spring which will start a whole new adventure!
Autumn Detectives! on PhotoPeach
We went to the ‘forest’ to look for signs of Autumn. We were excellent ‘Autumn Detectives’ finding leaves, pine cones and branches. Also toy squirrels were hidden in the trees and we had to find them.
“Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope. He looks at the sky. He looks at the ground. He looks left and right. He looks all around.” The nursery children this week have been enjoying the story ‘Shark In the Park’ by Nick Sharratt. Is there a shark in the park? The nursery children went outside to the school playground with their telescopes for a look!!
On Friday morning, our 3 year olds had a visit from the local search and rescue team.
Seymour and Brian showed us one of the team Land Rovers and some of the things they use to help people who have been lost or injured.
The Nursery afternoon group is looking forward to learning all about how to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Dental support worker, Josephine, is paying them a visit on Wednesday the 12th of December with her puppet ‘Monty’.
Our afternoon group of 13 Nursery pupils enjoyed a visit to the local library in Ormiston.
They listened to a Pirate story and sang songs. After the session everyone got a pirate goody bag.
This is part of an initiative in Scottish libraries to get more children reading from an early age.
Nursery – Elmer on PhotoPeach
In the Nursery we have been reading Elmer stories. We made a lovely frieze of the Elmer’s Day Parade and when we read Elmer and the Lost Teddy we brought our favourite teddies.
Bookbug Pirates on PhotoPeach
We had a pirate theme in the Nursery for the launch of the ‘Bookbug Pirate’ pack. The children enjoyed pirate small world, stories and they made a pirate hat. At the end of the week our 3 year olds were given their Bookbug Pirate Pack.