Some of our children visited Edinburgh Zoo to look at a different bird species. We saw rockhopper, gentoo and king penguins. We heard all about where they live, what they eat and how to look after their young. Back at nursery they were able to roleplay in the water tray using toy penguins and ice.
We then had a visit from Zoo Lab and learnt about animals from the rainforest. The children were able to hold a variety of creatures including giant snails, toads, cockroaches, stick insects and a very long snake. They were able to learn lots of facts about each animal for eg do you know cockroaches eat anything from glue to hair!
The children have been helping to look atfer the birds that visit our garden. They went on a visit to Strawberry Corner to buy a new bird feeding station and they have been able to watch the birds from the window. They have been making birdcakes and filling the bird feeders with goodies for them to eat. We have taken part in the RSPB Big School Bird Watch and have e-mailed our results and we are now waiting to find out the most common birds that visit our gardens.
January has been a very busy month in the nursery – as usual! We have been celebrating Burns day with a variety of activities including taking part in the ‘Poetry and ‘a’ that!’ competition which
involved the children drawing a picture relating to Burns poems. We also enjoyed eating our Burns supper and
dancing to Scottish music.
We have also been celebrating ‘Chinese New Year’ where we learnt about a culture very different from our own. We had a chinese feast of rice, noodles and vegetable stir-fry then we danced along to the chinese music wearing our dragon and lion heads.
Congratulations to Callie and Millie who won 1st and 2nd prize in the Sick Kids Art Competition. The theme was “What would you like to see from your hospital bed?’. Callie painted a strawberry field so she could reach out the window and pick srawberries anytime she was hungry – sounds like a good idea! Both children are invited to the hospital to see their paintings on the wall and collect their prizes. Well done everyone.
Witches flew, goblins ate, spiders spooked and ghosts dooked at the Hallowe’en fun day last Thursday. Adults and children had great fun making pumpkin lanterns, snake nests and magic spells. Spooky tales were told and songs were sung as well as traditional celebrations such as dookin’.