Play on Pedals

Over the last 6 weeks some of the children from both Monday / Tuesday and Wednesday / Thursday cohorts have had the opportunity to experience Play on Pedals. Play on Pedals teaches the children about the different parts of a bike, wearing a helmet and the safety benefits of this. The children have taken part in lots of fun games and activities which has helped to develop their balance, steering, braking, gliding and control skills using a balance bike and eventually working towards riding a pedal bike, listening and following simple and more advanced instructions.

 

Exploring our local environment

This week we have explored our local environment. We visited the Village Hub again for our weekly food bag – this time it was Bacon and Egg pie which was yummy.  We had the opportunity to visit inside and enjoyed playing some football. We enjoyed the sunny weather this week enjoying picnic snacks and lots of fun in the wooded area at the Banking, in the school grounds and also in the community garden.

Bird Feeders

We are continuing to learn about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We read a book called The Life of a Little Plastic Bottle where children reused a plastic bottle and made a bird feeder.  We reused our plastic bottles from lunch and made bird feeders.

We had to work hard twisting, peeling, filling, gluing, cutting and threading to make these.

Our visit to the Whitecraig Village Hub

Today we went out to the Whitecraig Village Hub. We had arranged with Jane to visit and pick up one of the weekly meal packs. This weeks special was Pasta Arrabbiata. The Children were excited to explore and visit. We spoke about the importance of why we wear the reflective vests and what we need to do to keep safe when out.

We made the pasta arrabbiata for afternoon snack where the children enjoyed chopping the red pepper and garlic cloves. Some had 2/3 bowls it was delish!!

The children tried very hard to remember the route we took to get to the village hub and then back to nursery where they were able to draw and share with an adult.