We celebrated Pancake Day on Tuesday 24th February.
The children made pancakes for snack, listened to the story of ‘The Big Pancake and heard about how countries around the world celebrate pancake day or as it is also known – Mardi Gras. We dressed up in colourful clothes, listened to carnival music and had our own Mardi Gras Party.
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.