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Children’s Learning

This week the children have been learning about Scottish traditions. In the art area the children have been making their own tartan by weaving different colours of card. This is displayed on the art area wall. The children have also been learning some Scottish songs such as “Wee Jeanie”, “Allie Bally Bee” and “Three Craws”. In the snack area the children have had the opportunity to try traditional Scottish food such as Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, oatcakes and they even made their own shortbread. The children have also been practicing Scottish dancing and dressing up in kilts and tartan materials.

In the garden this week, the children have had a great interest exploring with water. The children have been using the loose parts to transport the water and how it flows. The children have been talking about road safety and how they can stay safe outside when the bikes are out. Some of the children had a good idea by making zebra crossings with loose parts and chalk.

We have also looked at weights and measures by using a pulley system. We attached a rope to the fence and the children used a bucket and pulley in order to be able to transport the stones. This raised a few issues for them and they had to make lots of decisions and work together to problem solve. If they have too many stones they can’t move the pulley. So working it out they managed to empty enough out to have just the correct amount to be able to move the pulley along the rope. Lots of conversations, ideas sharing and co-operation taking place.

 

We had one of our parents in this week reading to the children in Polish, the children seemed to really enjoy this learning how to say Hello and Goodbye. Thank you so much .If anyone else would like to do this please speak to a member of staff.

Forest Schools visits are underway and have been a great success this week. The children have been spending time just getting familiar with the woods again and discovering all the places they can go. They have been participating in the Dynamic Risk Assessment we carry out each day and they are making some really responsible choices when in the woodland area, as well as having great fun. There has been a lot of interest in the logs at the far end of the woods. The children have used these for balancing, climbing and imagination.

Next week the afternoon children will have the opportunity to attend forest school. Please see the parent notice board to see what day your child will be attending. Children need to have Wellington boots and warm clothing with them.

The forest school sessions may change as we have children leaving us and children starting so for now please note your child’s day will not be set in stone until after the February break. Many thanks.

 

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