Dear Parents and Carers, 13.05.22
We have had a great week at nursery and these are some of the highlights.
Highlights from this week:
We have seen some amazing building and design in the construction area. Some children have been using books to ignite their imagination and produced wonderful models, bridging, scaffolding and enclosing using the wooden blocks.
Our budding artists have been really busy creating fantastic pictures. The children were painting at the easel using a range of brush sizes and paint colours, they also asked for paint to be taken outside and created a joint masterpiece, using a large piece of paper, brushes and their hands. Our youngest children have been making hand and finger print blossom pictures after seeing all the blossom blowing around the garden.
A popular activity outside was an obstacle course made by the children, this was encouraging the children to balance, navigate, run and jump their way around the garden. The children have also been practicing on the bikes and scooters with increasing confidence and awareness of their surroundings.
We have been baking in the nurture room and made some delicious flower shaped shortbread after the children were looking at daffodils they planted earlier in the year.
The children have a variety of fruit and vegetable sticks for morning and afternoon snack along with a drink of milk or water.
NATIONAL EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE SURVEY
If you haven’t already done so, please could you spare some time to complete the following survey. There is also a link that we share on Facebook.
Following the increase in the funded early learning and childcare (ELC) entitlement to 1,140 hours a year in August 2021, the independent researcher Progressive Partnership has been asked to undertake a survey of parents on behalf of the Scottish Government. All data will be strictly confidential and anonymised.
We are looking to reach as many pre-school parents and carers across Scotland as possible. To this end, we have included a link to the survey and would be really grateful if you could complete the online survey.
Please click here to take part, or copy the link below into your browser.
Everyone taking part has the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of 10 x £100 cash prizes.
Thank you for taking part and making your views heard.
If your child has borrowed any nursery clothing please can you return it as our stocks are getting low. If you have any leggings or joggers that your child has outgrown we would be grateful for any donations, age 2-5.
We are continuing to be vigilant and to keep everyone in our learning community safe. If your child shows any symptoms of being unwell, please do keep them at home. If anyone in the family shows symptoms of Covid-19, please follow the NHS Scotland guidance. Thank you for working with us to keep our school community safe. If your child is unwell/going to be absent from nursery please notify the school via telephone (01573 224264) or send a message through the Expressions App.
Have a lovely long weekend! J
The Nursery Team