Chinese New Year

After watching clips showing the Chinese Lion dance the children worked co-operatively in dance being their own lion.

I have opportunities to enjoy taking part in dance experiences. EXA 0-10a


Chinese New Year

We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We discussed how people all over the World celebrate Chinese New Year. The children retold the story of Nian using instruments and props and they enjoyed the Chinese banquet using chopsticks.

I am becoming aware of the importance of celebrations, festivals and customs in religious people’s lives. RME 0-06a

Singing and stories with Sheena

We had a special visitor in Nursery this week, Sheena Blackwell came into tell stories and sing traditional and action songs.

All the children listened well and enjoyed singing along to the songs. 😀


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. 😀

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


Transition to Primary 1

Over the past few weeks our older children have started visiting the primary1 shared area. This is the start of their transition to primary 1. The children enjoyed building with Lego, finding letters and numbers in the porridge, playing in the Chinese restaurant and dressing up.


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