Nursery

FullSizeRender(1)FullSizeRender(2)FullSizeRenderGoodbye & Good Luck Mrs Campbell and Miss Munro!

 

 

Schools out for Summer!

Massive thank you to all the children today for brilliant singing and big smiley faces! We will miss you all over the summer holidays and miss all our new primary 1s! Good luck and have fun and come visit us!!

Also thank you to everyone who came along to hear us sing! The Hall was packed the children where delighted to sing to everyone and I think you’d agree they were amazing! Especially as it was our first time we’d sang the songs all together! 

On behalf of all the nursery teacher I’d like to thank everyone for the kind gifts and cards we received very generous of you all! We also would look to thank you for your constant support and enthusiasm over the last year!

 

Leaving!

Mrs Ross, mum to Mhairi and Lachlan has asked us to put a wee message up to say that if anyone would like to contribute to a leaving present for Mrs Campbell and Miss Munro to show appreciation to them as they go onto new workplaces then contribute £1 to herself (Mrs Ross)

Teddy bears picnic 

To celebrate the time we have had with miss Munro and Mrs Campbell we are going to be having a teddy bears picnic to wish them good luck and thank them for all they have done on Thursday 30th June.

We would be delighted if your child could bring along their teddy on this day!

Thank you!

Wanted!! 

As some of you are aware we got a new mud kitchen after the Easter holidays the children are having great fun playing with it. But for the children to have even more fun and explore the kitchen more we would be grateful if you could donate any old pots and pans, spoons etc anything that you are not using!

If you’ve not seen our mud kitchen yet please come and see it, it’s great!

Thank you!

Summer Fun Day!

On the last day of term we are going to have a summer fun day for morning and afternoon children together, where we will do a variety of activities and have a party snack! We will also end of our year in Nursery by doing a sing along altogether morning and afternoon children in the School Gym Hall starting at 11am. We would love for you to come and hear our songs that we have being practising so hard so please come along before 11am so that we can start on time and you can see our fantastic smiles and finish our nursery year with big smiles and all together!!

If your child doesn’t attend on Friday please speak to a member of staff and we can inform you of arrangments for your child if you wish to join the sing along.

 

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Dores Beach Trips

We had a fantastic time at our trip to Dores Beach and the sun was shining although it was a wee bit windy it was great not to have any rain. We are a lucky bunch! The children went round three different station one being the field where we played a variety of parachute games and circle games.

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Children also had fun playing and throwing stones in the water. They also went for a wee walk along the beach each collecting interesting stones and other things they found on the beach and took them home in a wee bag to show mums and dads.

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Also while walking along the beach we were lucky enough to see some boats and it was very wavy out their. We like the nice view of the water and all the mountains. Who doesn’t love a wee view of Loch Ness!! We unforunately didn’t see Nessie but we looked very hard!!

We also had a wee trip to the park where we loved playing on the swings, the climbing frames and exploring for insects using magnifying glasses so we were very busy!

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After all that fun and exploring it was time for a well deserved snack and we had definitely earned it. We were very hungry and as a special treat we got a packet of crisps, a carton of juice and half a banana.

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The bus trip was also very exciting for the children. Some had never even been on a bus before and we had two double deckers so everyone got the chance to sit upstairs!

Lastly we would like to thank all parents/ friends/ grandparents who came on the trip and made it so successful!! The children had a great time as did the staff and many children want to go back again tomorrow! Thank you very much to all the children for being so well behaved on the trip!  A BIG PAT ON THE BACK TO EVERYONE!!!

Exciting times – Week beginning 13th June 2016

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This week is a very exciting week in nursery.  We are having fun welcoming our new friends who will be starting with us in the new session.  We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you again after the summer holidays.  We are sure they will have a great time here at Lochardil Nursery!  Also a massive good luck to all the boys and girls who are going for their visit to primary 1 tomorrow!  We hope you have a great time and cant wait to here all about it!

Tadpoles

We have had an exciting discovery over the last few weeks in nursery first of all we saw the tadpoles get some back legs and now….. we have seen a number begining to develop their 2 front legs all the children have been very excited about this and looking every day to see of they can see anymore froglets. Once they change into froglets we take them back to the pond they were found. So some have already been taken back so they can explore the bigger pond and develop into Frogs.

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Disney Day

Disney day was a huge success. The children enjoyed playing party games in the school gym hall and getting cake at snack time to celebrate all the fun we had with Miss Camera. Thank you all for making such an effort with the children’s outfits. We wish Miss Cameron all the best on her new venture on the Disney Cruise ships we will miss her lots but hope to keep in touch.

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Sports Day 2016!!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the children yesterday for Sports Day. It was a great success and they all had lots of fun, hopefully you all saw the hardwork and practise that they put in!!

 

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Planting

All the boys and girls have being busy planting their sunflowers, leanring about how to take care of them so that they grow to be very tall. Next week we will be measuring our own sunflowers using rulers to see how big they have grown we will let you know….

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Generation Science!

 

On Monday afternoon the children enjoyed a visit from Generation Science where they found out lots and developed their knowledge of day and night and how when its night time here in other places in the world its daytime! SAM_0584The children where able to see that the side of earth facing the sun means its daytime and the side facing away is nighttime.

They also learnt how the earth moves around the sun but the moon movesSAM_0585 around the Earth.

We really enjoyed Benny and Jack being in teaching about the sun and moon and earth.

SCN 0-06a:- I have experinced the wonder of looking at the vastness of the sky, and can recognise the sun, moon and stars and link them to a pattern of daily life.

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Just a reminder that nursery will be closed to all children on the following dates

Monday 6th June – In service day

Thursday 23rd June – Voting day

 Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Thank you!

 

 

We have started practicing really hard this week, for our sports day on Thursday 2nd June, it’s lots of fun! We hope to see you all there!

 

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‘We had to jump up and down, i wasn’t tired!!’

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‘We bounced’

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‘We had to jump to the fence and then back’

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‘We raced the teachers’

Please remember that all trip letters for Dores beach, must be returned to us by Friday 20th May. Please ask one of the ladies if you need another letter. We would love to see you all there, we are really looking forward to it. 

Thank you!

 

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“Being Snakes.”

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“The Gruffalo Lady.”

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“We were helping.”

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“I was the Owl.”

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“I was being the Gruffalo.”

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“Doing the puppets.”

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“I was being the Gruffalo.”

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“Helping to do the story.”

                                                                      

Planning Overview – Monday 2nd May – Friday 13th      

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We have being having fun with Music

This week in Nursery we have had lots of fun playing musical instruments.

We have also learnt about different kinds of musical instruments and some of the children have told us that they would like to learn how to play the electric guitar and the drums when they are older!

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Have a lovely weekend!

We have had such a fun and busy week in nursery.  Theres been lots of planting, music making, measuring in the shoe shop, painting with our feet, looking after our tadpoles as well as having lots of fun with the parachute in gym!!  Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week for lots more fun!!

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Election Day.

Good morning everyone.  Just wanted to let all parents and carers know that the nursery will be closed to all children on Thursday 5th May 2016 for election day.  We will also closed on Monday 2nd May 2016 for the May day holiday.  If you have any queries do not hesitate to speak to one of the staff.

Thank you.

This weeks fun and learning!

This week in nursery we are learning about where living things come from and how the grow and develop.  We are learning how to look after and nurture our tadpoles that we have in nursery.  We will also have lots of opportunities to plant and grow flowers, herbs and vegetables.

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This week we are also looking at lots of different musical instruments and how we can make music and sounds in a variety of ways!

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Welcome to Lochardil Nursery Shoe Shop!!

We have been very busy transforming our home corner into a shoe shop.  All the children are very excited to buy and sell shoes and there has already been lots of measuring going on!  Thank you so much for the shoes and shoe boxes that have been donated for our shop so far.  They are very much appreciated!

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A busy week ahead!

Welcome back to nursery, we hope you all had lovely weekend!  Here is this weeks nursery overview.  Have a look and see what we have planned.

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to Nursery after the Easter holidays we are now in Term 3, the last term before our Summer holidays the busiest term of all with transitions, sports day and lots more to keep us busy.

We’ve all settled in well after the Easter Holidays and have two new friends Holly and Liam that joined our afternoon session we look forward to having lots of fun with them.

This week we’ve already been super busy and learning lots of interesting things, we have some tadpoles in the Nursery that we are going to watch how they grow and develop the next few weeks and learn how to take care of them to make them grow up and become frogs.

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We also had another new arrival during the Easter Holidays but this time in the Nursery Garden… our very own mud kitchen this has been a big hit with all the children in the garden using sand, stones, sticks and leaves to create some delicious dishes.

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This week our learning focus has being symmetry. So we’ve being learning what it means and taking lots of opporutinites to create our own symmetrical picture through free flow play and art activities. Here is some of our work.

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IMG_4582IMG_4592Easter Celebrations

We’ve had lots of fun this week decorating our hard boiled eggs. Today we went out to the field and rolled them down the hill together.

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We hope that you all have a fantasic Easter holiday!! Looking forward to seeing you in April!

 

 

 Digging!

We have been busy preparing our vegetable bed so we can plant some vegetables after Easter. We are looking forward to planting our seed tatties indoors next week. We had to sort through the soil and get rid of all the stones.

End of Term Celebration!

The nursery boys and girls would like to invite you to their end of term sing along on Thursday 24th March at 11.15am for morning children and 2.30pm for afternoon children, flexi parents can attend which ever time suits them best as long as your child is booked into flexi care that day.

Look forward to seeing you all there. 🙂

Spring is coming!

This afternoon the children have been busy outdoors searching for signs of spring. They found some flowers that were beginning to grow and the sun!

We have also being learning about different parts of our body… ask us at home and see what we can teach you!

We are busy practicing our Easter songs for Thursday 24th March at 2.30pm for afternoon parents.

Sports Relief

This Friday the school will be celebrating Sports Relief. Lots of exciting activities have been planned, including a whole school dance! Some girls from P7 came to nursery this morning to teach us their moves so we can take part! Pupils are invited to come to school on Friday wearing ‘sports clothes’ and bring a donation of £1 which will be added to the National Sports Relief fundraising effort.

Story Telling

Last week in Nursery we were busy making up our own stories. Some of us went on a story walk to the willows, which we made into a dinosaur cave and then to the Sensory Garden, which became the jungle in our imaginations. We told stories through our role play and saw all sorts of dinosaurs and animals, using brilliant language to describe them.

Others of us have continued to enjoy using the puppets to tell stories.

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We have also made up some stories as a class.

“The People Who Went to the Beach” by the Butterflies

Long long ago there was a beach and there were crabs on it. People came to the beach, they had swimming costumes on and the children made sandcastles on it. They made a sandcastle and it was bigger than the nursery. People came out of the water and the crabs nipped them. Nip, nip, nip. they felt sad. The people went back into the sea and they felt better.

They came out of the water and they went home and a shark came. He jumped to their house. The shark opened the door with a magic key that opens everything. The shark was as big as the house and he was going to eat them allup.

A policeman comes, a thin policeman. He put the shark in an animal cage and he took the shark to the forest.”

There was a Shark who Swallowed a Goldilocks by the Ladybirds

Once upon a time there was a boy called Goldilocks and he was tired. He was on a plane to Germany and it wa a long way. He landed at Germany airport and he put on his swimming trunks and went for a swim in the sea.

A shark came and swallowed him up. Goldilocks went into the shark’s tummy. A swimming dinosaur came and swallowed the shark. The dinosaur went to the land and a bear swallowed the dinosaur! A dragon then swallowed the bear! A crocodile swallowed the bear. A big blue whale swallowed the crocodile.

Suddenly the whale sneezed and they all tumbled out of the shark. They all came out.

They all lived happily ever after.

We have also been enjoying retelling our story of the Month “The Gingerbread Man”. We have added our own ideas to the story too in our Floorbook. Here’s a few of our creative ideas!

” The gingerbread man was sad ‘cos it was raining. He might melt and fall to the floor, like an ice-cream”

“One Aurora princess started to chase him too, then a white van chased him…”

“The Gingerbread man ran to Asda’s where he found Mason. He said to Mason ‘you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man’. He ran to the shopkeeper in Asda. They said ‘I want a little bite and they ate him all!’ ”

 

World Book Day 3.3.16 

We have had great fun today. Some children dressed up as their favourite story character and some brought in their favourtie stories. We had visits from “the biggies” (P5, P6 and P7) who came and read to us during free play.

This week we have been talking about our favourite types of books and the ones we don’t like as much. We have been sharing so many stories and showing th