A big thank you to all our parent helpers who came to help with the trips to Tesco.
Today at welcome time we learnt a new welcome song. 'Good Morning (name) times 3, It's nice to see you here' We sang it for all of those in nursery including teachers and helpers.
Then those who were going to Tesco got ready and walked up with Mrs Black. They had a good time at Tesco's looking out for the flags and fairtrade signs.
For those who remained we had messy play out which was soapy paper, a number of board games, Toolo construction, My little ponies and the cars. Mrs Blain was teaching the children about tartans and they created their own one. They looked at the shapes within the tartan. They also played a spot the difference game.
At goodbye time the children had the story 'There's a moose in the hoose' for St Andrew's day.
At welcome time we listened to Kai's show about his football table. He did a super job and all of the boys and girls got a turn to play with it.
We said good morning and good bye to each other in French and learned how to say yes and no (oui and no).
We celebrated St Andrew's Day today by making a Soltire flag with a Scottie dog.
The children also got a little Scotland flag (using face paints) on their face, hand or arm.
Snack today was toast and banana with a choice of milk or water. We also had a piece of shortbread which everyone enjoyed.
We listened to a funny story called Katie's Moose a traditional Scots rhyming book for wee folk.
We talked about different things that are Scottish including, bagpipes, tartan and shortbread. Some of the boys and girls tried on a kilt !
We then played Scottish music and the ceilidh began. The children were all very good at following the instructions of the dance and in time with the music. The last song was Auld Lang Syne, we had super fun dancing in a large circle.
At welcome time Mrs Brown was looking at the four basic shapes, circle, square, rectangle and triangle. The children were talking about their properties and Mrs Brown was teaching them songs about the shapes 'A circle is like a ball. a circle is like a ball, round and round it never stops a circle's like a ball.' Jamie said 'My face is a circle'. The children then talked about keeping safe at the park and in particular if they find broken glass.
We then headed to the park. Today we remembered to take a towel and were able to play on the equipment. The children had a lot of fun playing together. Some of the girls were pretending to be fairies flying around the park, others were playing 'Frozen'. Mrs Friel had taken a football so some of the children were playing football with each other and then took turns shooting goals.
Back to nursery for snack which was pitta bread with tomatoes and cheese and a choice of water or milk. A number of the children were given stickers for trying food they didn't like - tomatoes or pitta bread. We are very proud of those who tried new things.
Snack today was delicious strawberries, pear and yogurt with a choice of milk or water to drink.
At group time Mrs Blain's group were busy recording information on a graph, Miss Wallace's group were colouring by numbers and Mrs Brown's group were sharing news.
Before home time we had another practice of our nativity play.....it's all starting to come together!
Mrs Blain led welcome time this morning. We were talking about emotions and what made us happy over the weekend. The children were very good at letting us know what made them happy or sad. Orlaidh was happy because she had Buddy Bear home for the weekend. We then did our days of the week song.
Mrs Brown was working on the floorbook providing the children with an opportunity to talk about what to do in an emergency. Once again chatting about their address. Kai said 'If they (firemen) don't know where you live they might go to the wrong house'. The children are really doing well at learning what to do and how to give their address.
Messy play was play doh which a number of children made birthday cakes with candles on and spoke about fire. Great creative learning. We had the balance beam for physical play. The house corner was in full operation with the children playing mums and dads and making food.
Mrs Muir was in doing games and skills with some of the children.
Snack was oat cakes with apples and grapes with the choice of milk or water. The children spread their own butter.
The children then rehearsed the nativity play. Their singing is coming along so well. It is going to be a fantastic show.
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