Nursery Diary

Friday 6th – Thursday 12th October

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus will continue to be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Dot patterns are present at tooth brushing, on snack chairs, on toilet doors and throughout the nursery spaces. Can you ‘spot’ them?

In Health and Wellbeing, have decided to spend another week looking at health and hygiene. This is particularly important as we approach winter with all of the bugs that it tends to bring. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups.

We have been exploring the weather by recording the weather each day and checking our rain gauge to see how much rain has been collected. We have been exploring seasonal change and will continue to do so this week.

Nursery Diary

Friday 29th September – Thursday 5th October

In Literacy we will be focusing on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus this week be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Recognising dot patterns is part of the SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) approach, and supports children in their early understanding of number.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on weather. We will be discussing and recording the weather, looking at weather forecasts and linking this to the seasons.

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th September

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on vocabulary. Our Word of the Week is ‘clean’ and we will be using this word in all areas of the nursery. We are trying to establish good hygiene routines with the children. We will also be exploring specific words from the story book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. The words we will be exploring are ‘silent’ and ‘brave’.

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on exploring the concepts of size and amount through our play experiences. We will explore capacity and measurement, as well as linking this to numbers.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be continuing our tooth brushing programme. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on Harvest, and we will be learning a harvest song to sing at the whole school assembly on Friday. We will be reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and learning about the different evidence that can help us to learn about the world around us.
*Thank you for your logo competition entries. Mrs MacGregor is not in school this week but will be judging them on her return.

Nursery Diary

Friday 15th – Thursday 21st September

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on vocabulary. Our Word of the Week is ‘friends’ and we will be using this word in all areas of the nursery. We will also be exploring specific words from the story book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. The words we will be exploring are ‘silent’ and ‘brave’.

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on exploring the concepts of size and amount through our play experiences. We will explore capacity and measurement, as well as linking this to numbers.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be looking at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be starting our tooth brushing programme. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on science and exploring forces. There will be lots of ramps and exploration of the forces of push and pull.

 

*We have had some fantastic entries to our logo competition – please keep them coming!

Nursery Diary – Friday 18th August

Friday18th– Friday 25th August

We will spent the first week or so in nursery allowing the children to settle in and explore. We now have more areas open throughout the session and we will encourage the children to explore these. We will be closely observing their play and their interests and will use our observations to inform where will take the learning next.

We will be exploring books and stories throughout the different areas of the nursery.

We will be exploring the concept of number; numeral recognition and counting in a variety of ways across the nursery.

 

As our new families settle in, our Health and Wellbeing Focus will be on building positive relationships and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

Following our visit to Hopetoun, there has been a lot of interest in bugs and beasties! We will be continuing to explore these in the garden and the playroom, as well as investigating the plants in the nursery garden.

Nursery Diary

Friday 19th -Thursday 25th May 2017

In literacy this week, we will be encouraging the children to tell and illustrate their own stories, as well as reading some of our favourites.

In maths and numeracy, the children will be continuing to explore symmetry as we look at lifecycles and growth in relation to butterflies. There has been some lovely work going on in both classes in relation to this.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus will continue to be on exploring where our food comes from. Our snack areas have a globe for us to explore how far our food has travelled and we will look at food labelling to find out where our food is from. We will link this to our social studies focus, which will be on exploring nature and the environment.

Our Getting Ready for Primary 1 workshops take place this Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9am until 10am. The first half of the workshop is just for parents, and the children will join us for some activities in the second half. Both workshops are the same, so please only attend one.

Whole School Photo – On Wednesday morning we will be joining the rest of the school for our whole school photo. If your child doesn’t attend on Wednesday morning, and you would like them to take part, please bring them to the school playground for 9.15am on the day.

Nursery Diary

Friday 21st -Thursday 27th April 2017
For the next few weeks, both classes will be exploring growth. We will help to grow plants and care for them and explore human growth as well.
Our Literacy focus is on linking what we learn to what we already know. We will be exploring non-fiction texts about growth, discussing these and asking questions.

Our first Language and Communication Parent Session is this Tuesday at 9am. We look forward to seeing you there!
In Maths and Numeracy this week, the children will be given opportunities to sort different objects, and to choose their own criteria for this.

In Science this week we will be planting some different types of seeds and talking about what plants need in order to grow.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on developing our understanding of the human body as we grow, move and develop. We will be talking about what happens to our body when we exercise.

BINGO NIGHT!
A big thanks to all who supported our Bingo Night. We raised £900 and are now having a think about how we will spend it. We hope to purchase resources very soon!

10th -16th March

Friday 10th -Thursday 16th March 2017
In Literacy this week we will be focusing on listening and talking, learning and using new words as we explore our word of the week ‘respect’. We know that this is a tricky word but we like to challenge the children!

Our Curriculum for Excellence sessions for parents take place on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9am. We look forward to seeing you there!

In maths and numeracy this week, we will be investigating sharing out a group of items or splitting a whole object into smaller parts. We will do this at snack and with dough and other resources.

In Science this week we will be exploring the difference between living and non-living things, looking at movement, feeding and growth.
Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on physical skills such as balancing, throwing and catching. The children will take part in some active sessions in the gym hall.

PARENT MEETINGS ARE THIS WEEK AND NEXT
Please sign up for an appointment to meet with your child’s key worker if you have not already done so.