Although this week has been a short week for the children they have none the less made the most of their time spent learning in the nursery. We have spoken a lot recently about our environment and how we should take care of it and look after all our resources. Some of the children are taking good responsibility for this and we have introduced our Achievement wall to encourage this further. We will also introduce a “Kindness Tree” in nursery and would love parents to contribute to this too with stories of kind things the children do at home.
There has been a lot of numeracy going on through play – number games – loose parts especially lends itself to numeracy. One of the children spent a long time in the area this week creating a house. The house had lots of different areas, with people and family in each space. There was lots of wonderful language going on between the child and the practitioner.
The sensory area has been thick with primordial mud for the dinosaurs to stomp and squelch through and there have been some really colourful paintings form the children. Using lots of language about colours and mixing and sensory experiences. The gravel pit outdoors has been so well received by the children we have also brought a smaller one indoors for them to explore.
This week we had our first camp fire. Initially talking to the children about safety and how it is important that we have extra good listening. The children responded really well and were able to contribute to the risks and dangers involved with fire. We enjoyed hot chocolate by the fire and spoke about how the fire could affect the environment . We discussed the Eco environment and how important it is to preserve this and make sure we put back everything we move when having a fire in the woods, for example the surface layer would have lots of insect living there in the leaf matter so we must clear this to keep them safe.. I explained to the children that we have to be responsible citizens and make sure if we have fires that we notify the fire department to let them know when we have the fire and also that we have put out the fire safely.
This was a wonderful learning experience for the children who attended and we have had some lovely feedback from parents thank you. Parents are welcome to join us on our forest learning anytime, you would be warmly welcomed.
King’s Park Primary School – Transition Information – ELC setting to P1
Information about the Transition for ELC pupils to P1 this year.
Midlothian Council Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) to P1 Transition Statement
Please see the updated statement from Midlothian Council regarding ELC - P1 Transition
This Week in Early Years.
Please see the update from King's Park Early Years Team regarding this week's Learning Grid.
This Week in King’s Park Early Years
Activities for our Early Years chidlren linked to the story The Tiger Who Came for Tea