As you will know last week we were unable to have our sports day out on the field due to the dreadful weather all week. However this did not stop the children having a great time in the hall with sports. Unfortunately it did mean that parents and carers were unable to spectate so we have put a few pictures on the website but we will make a display book in nursery of the fun day the children had. The races they enjoyed included balance the bean bag, potato and spoon and hurdles. The children all had a great time and came back full of excitement and stories of their achievements.
Health and Well being
This week the children have been learning about making healthy choices when choosing a snack. When staff make the order for snack in nursery this is done with the children. They help to choose the menu for the following week and help to order the shopping too. We are encouraging the children to be involved in putting away shopping and checking the orders!
Some choices the children make are really great and they choose the healthy options. This week Jill our Child smile dental educator came to chat with us about making healthy choices when we move on to school and have to take a break snack.
The children really engaged in the discussion and came up with some really great ways to stay healthy.
Transitions this week
As you will be aware on Thursday we had out first school transition. We have three groups 1 attending the Discovery Room in school , a group going out to Forest Schools and a group remaining in the nursery to meet their teacher,have a tour of school and a story with them. This went really well and the children were very excited to meet their Buddies.
This week we will focus on the Forest School visit.
We began the session sitting in our welcome circle and singing the welcome song, with such a a big group of P1’s and nursery children this was epic welcome song! Then the children enjoyed chatting and enjoying their snack before our nursery children showed the older ones the mud slide! This was always a firm favourite with the children who are currently in P1 and it was lovely to see them supporting and challenging their new buddies.
We enjoyed investigating the wooded area and found a woodlouse carrying her eggs. She was crawling through a spiders web that the children found when they moved a log. The boys and girls enjoyed some real physical movement in the woods and then happily settled down to enjoy a story.
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