RSPB Big Garden Bird Count

The RSPB will be running their annual Big Garden Bird Count  between the 28th and 30th January, if you want to find out all about the event and to register for it click on the link bellow:


The RSPB websites is great source of information as well as lots of ideas about how we can help look after wildlife. Click on the link below to find out about one of their many activities you can do:

Mrs Braid and some of the children were busy this afternoon making their own fat balls to hang up in the nursery garden and earlier in the week some of the children began creating a bird hide in the garden with Mrs Wilson and Mrs Anthoney

Road Signs and shapes.

This week we have been learning all about 2D shapes. We can see and find shapes all around us.

Did you know that different shaped road signs tell us different things?

Circular signs give us orders! An order something we must all do!

Triangular signs give us a warning! A warning is something to be careful of or watch out for.

Rectangular signs give us information. Information is telling us something!

 Octagon shapes are that shape so that they really stand out. Octagon means STOP! You would be in danger if you did not stop.

Some of these signs use pictures to tell us something, some use words, some of them use both words and pictures.

Next time you are outside look for road signs. Remember your ‘shape facts’ and see if you can identify the shape of the sign. Send us a picture or draw a picture of a sign you find.

Question of the day Look at the signs above. Can you tell us which signs use words, pictures or both?




Shape Hunt

Do you think you can all be like the animals from The Animal Tale story and become shape detectives.  Have a look around your house and see if you can find some squares, circles, rectangles and triangles.

Remember these facts to help you:

  • a square has 4 sides that are all the same length
  • a triangle has 3 sides
  • a rectangle has 4 sides, 2 short sides and 2 long sides
  • a circle is round with zero sides
  • a square has 4 corners
  • a triangle has 3 corners
  • a circle has 0  corners



Chocolate nest cakes

With the weather looking a bit unpredictable today why not stay cosy at home and make some chocolate nest cakes.


8oz plain chocolate broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 oz butter
75g cornflakes, rice krispies or shredded wheat
36 mini chocolate eggs


Line a 12 hole fairy cake tin with paper cases

Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth

Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all the cereal is coated in the chocolate

Divide the mixture between the paper cases and place 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until completely set.

Remember and share your pictures with us if you can.