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Pancake Day

Today we were making pancakes. During this the children talked about the recipe, the ingredients and how these were measured in terms of full and half-full.

The children tasted the pancakes and then recorded using a tally sheet what they thought of the pancakes.

Great pancakes Mrs Garden. 😀

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I have experimented with everyday items as units of measure to investigate and compare sizes and amounts in my environment, sharing my thoughts with others. MNU 0-11a

Play on Pedals

Some of our older children have had the opportunity to take part in the Play on Pedals scheme with Mrs Garden. This scheme has been introduced for pre-school children in some nurseries in Aberdeen. The purpose of this scheme is to support children as they develop their skills on balance and pedal bikes. As they progress through this programme they learn about the parts of the bike, being safe, how to improve their balance and using brakes, all through playing games. All children have shown an improvement in their confidence and ability using balance bikes. Our next Play on Pedals programme will begin after the mid-term.

Please take a minute to look at the children’s book documenting their progress.

Links to the curriculum – Literacy 0-02a, 0-04a and 0-10a

Science 0-04a

Health and wellbeing 0-18a

Numeracy 0-20a and 0-20b

Finding shapes in our environment

Today our focus for outdoor learning was to find lots of 2d shapes in our nursery garden and in the school grounds. The children worked with a partner working collaboratively using clipboards to record the shapes they found. The children used tally marks and totalled up the shapes found at the end of the activity. The children were very focused throughout this activity and showed great enthusiasm spotting the shapes.

I enjoy investigating objects and shapes and can sort, describe and be creative with them. MTH 0-17a

Forces

Our outdoor focus this term has been looking at Forces. The children have enjoyed building their own ramps in the garden, rolling down balls and cars. Talking about the force of push and pull.

Bubble wrap was added to the drainpipes to introduce the concept of friction.

The children used a pendulum outside to explore pushing and pulling to make patterns and shapes.

The children wanted to sledge but there wasn’t any snow! This didn’t stop them as they found an interesting way of exploring friction.

SCN 0-07a Through everyday experiences and play with a variety of toys and other objects, I can recognise simple types of forces and describe their effects.