RSPB Visit

Adrienne from the RSPB visited Nursery to talk to the children about Habitats. The children enjoyed hearing a story about a ladybird looking for a new home and then going out into our garden to look for minibeasts. Even though it was a very cold and windy day we managed to find some worms and slugs amongst our planters and under logs. Adrienne thought our garden was an ideal environment for minibeasts, Adrienne’s visit has encouraged the children to take ownership of our garden and this week they have been working together tidying the garden, sweeping up the leaves and weeding the plant pots.

I explore and appreciate the wonder of nature within different environments and have played a part in caring for the environment. SOC 0-08a

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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

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