This week the children have been very interested in mini beasts. We have begun to notice them in our garden from woodlice to beetles and bumble bees. This has really sparked the children’s interest and we were delighted when one of the parents brought in blocks with mini beast so the children could have a really good look at them from all angles. There has been lots of maths activities taking place, counting and sorting into groups. How many legs , what colour, what size?
The children have loved investigating them and recording their findings in the floor books. Construction with blocks continues to involve many of the children and we have also moved some block play to the outdoor garden. We hope you have all noticed how well the garden is developing and it is hoped in the next week or so we will be able to complete out sand pit and gravel pit to add to the children’s learning experiences. Thank you to parents who have brought in seed,pots and plants for us. This week the children have planted Peas,cauliflower and carrots.
Recently we were very disappointed to see that some of the trees had been felled in the area that we use for Forest School sessions. This week we risk assessed the area and decided if life gives you lemons lets make lemonade! So we have been to the site and the children have made full use of the felled trees. Practicing their balancing skills,negotiation and risk taking and encouraging each other. The children have had to refocus on safety while down in the woods and have been set new boundaries for their safety. This has gone very well and once they have investigated the area and where the dangers are they have set their own boundaries. Its really important for the children to be involved in this process as they then have a very clear understanding of how they could get hurt if they dont follow instruction. The children have great freedom in the woods and again this is massively important for them to build resilience , risk take and developing life skills.
Counting the rings on the tree. The tree was younger than Mrs Paterson!
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