Play on pedals

Group A have kicked off a very successful start to our play on pedals balance bike training. All children have shown a great interest in the bikes, how to keep themselves safe while on a bike and learning the parts of a balance bike. They all have demonstrated brilliant listening, cooperation, gained confidence, and encouraged the others in their group.

This first five photos are the links to the curriculum and some of the favourite games we played and if you wish to continue your child’s learning at home.

All the children worked so hard and loved getting their certificates. Well done group A.

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Will the 3D shapes roll down the hill?

Mystery bag what’s inside? What’s the shape you try to hide? Is it a cube or cuboid, cylinder or sphere? What’s the shape you hide in there? (Tune – This Old Man). We took our learning out onto the field today to predict and test out whether our 3D shapes would roll down the slope. Why does it roll? Why does it not roll? We are learning new vocabulary like sides, faces, curved, round, flat and straight to describe the properties of the shapes. How do we know it is a …..? Maybe you could go on a shape hunt at home!l

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We voted for our favourite story between the Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears and you guessed it Goldilocks got the most votes. We have set up our Wendy house as the three bears cottage and equipped it with a big, medium and small chairs, bowls and spoons. We have been making porridge in our mud kitchen to explore measurement and it’s associated language such as empty, full, big, medium, small, bigger, smaller etc. We split up into small groups at Wee Green Spaces to retell the story using puppets, story stones and props. Traditional tales are full of repetitive language and phrases which support young children to have a go at retelling stories.

Superhero Training Camp

Ring ring, ring ring….hello whose calling please? It’s the High Commissioner of the Superheroes of the World. Have the trainee superheroes arrived? Yes sir. Fantastic! They have 4 stations to complete to help develop their super powers. 1. Target practice. 2. Weight lifting. 3. Kick boxing. 4. Tree branch walking. Ok Commissioner I shall get them started immediately! Trainees are you ready? Yes!!!! Let’s go!

Our first visit to Primary 1

Over the past couple of weeks we have been visiting P1 in small groups to play and learn in the “shared area”. We discovered that this area is very similar to Nursery. It has role play, construction, writing/mark making, sand and water trays, games and puzzles etc. We were able to make choices about where we played just as we do in Nursery everyday. The Chinese restaurant role play and the sand tray filled with rice were both very popular choices. All the children coped well with the transition and spoke positively about their experience. We will continue to visit in small groups over the next few weeks and we look forward to working with the P1 classes after the Easter holidays.

World Book Day

We celebrated this wonderful day by dressing up as our favourite book characters. We took turns to share 3 things about our character at Together Time. Our friends from P6 joined us to read our library books. On Wednesday morning Jan from Asda popped in to read us a story and drop off a present of some books. Thank you Jan, World Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate books and reading. What book will you buy with your voucher?