Category Archives: ELCC Blog 2018-2019

ELC-Ach an Eas, 21st May 2019

This week at Ach an Eas the children were lucky enough to participate in a creative session as part of a Postivie Dementia Care (PDC) programme run by the NHS. The aim of the group is to encourage staff to promote creative activites to support identity, wellbeing and communication.

They spent time colouring in pictures and drawing pictures of the residents which the group are planning to collate into a story book for the residents.

The group leader Karrie said the children were “fabulous” and the feedback from the session was extremely positive. We look forward to participating in more sessions of the PDC programme.

ELC – Forest Sessions – Week 2

This week the children went on a bug hunt. They were given a check list, a pencil and a magnifying glass. We then explored the forest to see if all the bugs on the list could be spotted. Some even found bugs that weren’t on the list !! We returned to camp for snack then we were straight on to another adventure which took us to muddy puddle jumping. The children absolutely loved this with a few playing real life ‘stuck in the mud’ !!

ELC – Visit to The Mackenzie Centre

Our visit to the Mackenzie Centre this morning was just lovely.  The children were great and loved visiting.  They played parachute games, sang songs, watered the plants and fed the birds.  All with the help of some of the regular attendees !!

We are definitely looking forward to visiting again soon !!

ELC – Forest Sessions – Week 1

We had a great first week in the forest.  The children learnt and observed the rules of the forest.  We explored our surroundings which took us to rope swings and dens.  We also used fallen trees to balance and climb on and tree stumps to jump off of.  We went back to camp for some snack before heading out to explore some more.  The children had so much fun that the teachers had to join in as well !!  

We can’t wait for next week !! ?

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ELC- Ach an Eas, 7th May 2019

Today at Ach an Eas the residents participated in helping the children to create a floor book displaying the photographs from our sessions. They enjoyed chatting amongst themselves as they cut out and stuck the photos down. We then joined the rest of the residents in the lounge and read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children were excited to share some of our favourite parachute games with the residents. As it was the last session of this block the children said some lovely goodbyes to their new friends! (Photographs to follow)

ELC – Vision Screening

If your child has a date of birth between 01/03/14 and 28/02/15 or older, they will be eligible for an Orthoptic Vision Screen to be done at Nursery.  Dates for these are to be confirmed at the moment.

Consent forms for this have been put in trays today.  Please could you fill out and return as soon as possible if you wish for your child to be included in this screening.

Thank you.

ELC – Upcoming Stay and Play Dates

Our next sessions for stay and play are detailed below.  Please sign up to a slot at any point during your childs normal attended hours by using th form on ELC information board in the hallway.  Thank you.

Monday 29th april

Wednesday 1st May

Thursday 2nd May

Thursday 9th May

Friday 10th May

Monday 13th May

Tuesday 21st May

Friday 24th May

Wednesday 29th May

Thursday 6th June

ELC Forest Session

We would like to thank all the parents who braved the rain and joined  us for a wee look at our Forest session, we hope you enjoyed it.

Over the past 5 weeks the children have explored Lochardil woods. We have gone on many Bear Hunts and we have also taken part  in building and cooking on the fire. The children have also explored ‘Lochardil Forest T.V’  where the children have sang songs such as ‘Shotgun by George Ezra’ and discussed their encounters with the “big black sausage bear” .

We would like to thank the children for the amazing adventures they have taken us on.

ELC – Easter Sing-a-Long

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The children had so much fun performing their Easter songs to all of their favourite people this week !! 

We were so proud of each and every one of them for remembering the words and actions. We had lots of songs to learn !!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. For those who were not able to be there, we have some videos to share with you.

Happy easter to all… we hope you enjoy your holidays !!

ELC – Easter Egg Hunt – POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Due to the unexpected weather conditions, we have had to make the decision to postpone our Easter egg hunt.  As this was an outdoor event, we can no longer ensure everybody has fun like we had planned.

We will reschedule for Thursday 25th April.  Times will remain the same as stated originally. If you or your child can no longer attend, please let a member of staff know.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

ELC – Easter Egg Hunt

Reminder

If you have not returned your slip for the Easter Egg Hunt this Thursday, please could you let us know if your child and an adult will be attending as soon as possible.  If your child usually attends on a Thursday anyway, please advise if a parent/carer will be coming in to join them. If your child does not usually attend and has been invited to either session, please let us know if they will be joining us as we have Easter treats to give out at the end ? and we would like to ensure they receive this even if they are not coming. It will also help to know if an adult is or is not attending when we are assigning children to staff.

Thank you.

ELC – Pick up and Drop off times

We politely ask parents to be mindful of the times of drop off and pick ups.  Our staffing rotas are done around the amount of children in at certain times therefore if you are dropping off earlier or picking up later than your child’s allocated times this will affect our staffing ratios.

You may also incur a charge for extra time if this happens continually.

If you are unsure of allocated times, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to check this for you.

Thank you for your cooperation.

ELC – Easter Egg Hunt

A polite reminder to return your permission slips for our Easter Egg Hunt next Thursday.

We would also like to remind parents that due to high numbers, unfortunately we can only accommodate 1 adult per child and we are unable to accommodate siblings, this also applies to pram’s and buggy’s due to the terrain on the field and playground.

Thank You. 

ELC- Ach an Eas, 25th March 2019

To begin our Easter celebrations at Ach an Eas we made some chocolate nests with the residents. The children demonstrated good turn taking skills as they participated in adding the ingredients to the bowl. Whilst our nests where chilling in the fridge we popped in to visit the two Mary’s in their rooms. The children enjoyed singing the ladies some songs, in particular Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

 

ELC- Ach an Eas, 18th March 2019

This week at the care home the children spent time making bird feeders with the residents to hang in the front garden of Ach an Eas. They worked together to mix seeds with coconut oil and added it to a mould. Whilst we were waiting for the feeders to set we explored a variety of jigsaws and games and worked together with the residents to complete them.

ELC- Ach an Eas, 12th March 2019

During the last session of the Tuesday AM block at Ach an Eas we spent time making some flowers with the residents. We used pipe cleaners and cupcake cases to make our flowers, creating a face in the middle of the flower. They then decorated digestive biscuits with icing, using sweets to form the initial of their name on top.

ELC- Ach an Eas, 18th March 2019

We had our first visit to the care home and all the children interacted really well with the residents showing how kind and caring they are. We started of by being partnered up with a resident and finding out their name we then drew each other and lots of other pictures. After our drawings we had snack and read a story we then went into the big lounge to sing to everyone. We cannot wait for our next visit.

Highland Children and Young People Allied Health Professionals (AHP) enquiry line 12th March 2019

Every Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm there will be AHP’s available to answer questions you may have.

AHP’s are Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, and Speech and Language Therapists.

The enquiry line is for all young people, parents, carers and professionals in Highland Council area to access.

Please call them on 07785477686

 

ELC – New Interest

The children have been busy voting for what they would like their next interest to be.  We had a choice of Space, Spring or Dinosaurs and by writing their name or mark making on our voting sheet, the subject with the majority of the votes was SPRING !!

If the children would like to learn more about space or dinosaurs, there will be this opportunity  within personal learning steps with key workers.

ELC- Ach an Eas, 5th March 2019

This week at Ach an Eas the children were very excited to make pancakes with the residents. The lovely staff at Ach an Eas prepared an amazing selection of toppings for the children to enjoy.

ELC – Comic Relief

As you may be aware the school is participating in a dress down day for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March.  As everyday in nursery is ‘dress down’ day, we are requesting for children to fill the ELC with RED by wearing anything red you may already have !!

A donation of £1 is requested which will be put together with the school for a grand total.

Thank you.

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Attention All Parents!!

Important E-safety Information for Parents

It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’.  As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices.  This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.

Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.

We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:

What Is the Dangerous Momo Challenge on Social Media? (Parent Video)

We hope you find all of this information useful in supporting your children and all our pupils and ultimately keeping them safe online.

The Lochardil Team.

ELC – World Book Day

Thursday 7th March 2019

We would like to invite ELC pupils to take part in World Book Day by dressing up as a character from their favourite book or to bring in their favourite book from home… Or both !!

We look forward to seeing all the great costumes.

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ELC – Painted Stones

In remembrance of Mrs Martin-Hodgson, the school are creating a tranquil place within the grounds of the school where a tree will be planted.  With this in mind, pupils are being asked to bring in a painted stone, around the size of a fist by Friday 1st March, if they wish.  We plan to place all the stones around the tree. 

Stones are required to be painted and they will be varnished at school.  You may bring a stone in and paint them at school if this is easier for you.

Thank you in advance.

ELC – A BIG Thank You

We would like to say a big thank you to Ali Traquair (Teddy’s Dad) who has worked so hard to provide the nursery children a new climbing frame.  Ali built this with his own fair hands and we are delighted to report it is a big hit with all and the children have added bits to make an assault course !!

ELC- Ach an Eas 12th February 2019

This week at Ach an Eas love was in the air! We created beautiful love hearts using a variety of different materials. The children wrote about their favourite part of visiting the care home. Archie said his “favourite thing was the biscuits”. Lotte decided she loved “making love hearts.” One of the residents Alice decided that she enjoyed making the bird feeders with the children and said she “loves a cup of tea, especially in the morning!” We then attached the hearts together to make some bunting which we added to their existing Valentine’s Day display.

Forest Sessions Week 6

Thank you to all the parents who came along to our last forest session in this block. We hope you enjoyed seeing what we get up to every week and the benefits of Outdoor Education.

The children made bird feeders back at nursery to take to the forest. We went on a walk around the forest and hung them up high for the birds to feed. Keep your eyes peeled for them if you are out for a walk in the forest. 🙂

ELC – Safe Strong and Free Workshops

For parents with children in their pre-school year, the Strong and Free workshops will be starting on Tuesday 26th February.

Letters are going out to advise of your child’s allocated days/times to attend.

Please note if you do not wish your child to participate in these sessions, please let us know beforehand.

If you require any further information please visit www.safestrongandfree.org.uk or speak to a member of ELC staff.

Thank you.

 

 

 

ELC- Ach an Eas 5th February 2019

During yesterday’s visit to Ach an Eas the children spent time decorating digestive biscuits with the residents, demonstrating good turn taking when helping to make the icing. They used icing tubes and sprinkles to create a pattern on their biscuits. The children and residents then enjoyed their tasty biscuits whilst having their morning tea break. Just before heading back to Lochardil we popped in to visit Mary and sang her a few of our favourite songs.

Due to the sessions starting later than planned  we will be extending them until Tuesday 5th March. A polite reminder to parents/ carers of children attending Ach an Eas, please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear as we will be walking in all weather conditions, thank you.

ELC – Parent Focus Meeting

Parent/Carer Focus Group

Friday 1st March 9:15am – 9:45am – Room 12 (Next to ELC)

As part of our ongoing parental engagement we are organising another parent/carer focus group session. This will be an opportunity to informally meet to discuss the ongoing work of the ELC. Our current focus is Ongoing Profiling and the Lochardil Learning Pathways. We are currently evaluating the effectiveness of the Pathways to support children’s learning and the range of experiences we provide in the Lochardil ELC.

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing your thoughts and suggestions. Please note we are unable to accommodate younger siblings on this occasion.

Thank you ELC Team  

 

ELC- Midwife Visit 31/01/19

Yesterday the children had a very special visit from a midwife. Eilidh explained her job role to the children, discussing how she helps the babies once they are born. “She puts name tags on them so they don’t get mixed up.” (Angus J).  “She feels their heart with a stethoscope.” (Rebecca).  Scott recalled that she “bathed them with her hands and just clean water. He said she used a towel and rubbed it very carefully.”

ELC – Parent Interview Feedback

Wether you have already had, or are still to have a parent interview regarding your child, could we kindly ask that you visit our short tick sheet in order for us to gain feedback.

The sheet is located in the ELC hallway on our policy board.

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of ELC staff.

Thank you.

ELC- Ach an Eas 29th January 2019

Today at Ach an Eas we made bird feeders with the residents to use in the Ach an Eas grounds. “We had coconut oil. We had seeds. We put our hands to the bowl and put all the coconut oil together.” Ruby

Lotte described how the mixing technique felt- “It feeled slimy.”

ELC – Tissues

It’s the time of year for coughs and colds and we are quickly running out of soft tissues to blow little noses with.

We are kindly asking for donations of boxes/packs of tissues to help us get through this wintry period. 

Thank you in advance from the ELC Team.

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ELC – Measuring

This week in nursery we have been learning how babies are measured and weighed when they are born and why.  The children have done so well in recognising numbers, learning new ways of weighing and measuring and recording their findings.

 

TESCO Tokens – Lochardil comes first!

We are delighted to share that Lochardil has received the most number of tokens in the recent round of  the TESCO Community Awards Bags for Life Scheme. Our Wise About Waste application should now be more achievable and we look forward to using the money (£4,000) effectively.

A big thank you to everyone who supported us.

 

ELC Ach an Eas – Session 2

 

The children and residents had great fun at Ach an Eas Care Home for our first visit of session 2 on Tuesday. We were all wrapped up for the brisk walk where the children were very road aware and well behaved.

Both the children and some residents took part in an art activity using coloured paper to make a tartan pattern. We also sang some lovely songs in the lounge. Their oldest resident Cathy who is 104,  was delighted with the children’s lovely singing.

Forest Sessions Week 3

Week 3 at the Forest.

This week we had snow in the forest. Some of the children used sticks to mark make.

Together we made a camp fire to stay warm.  Innes said “We need to stay safe around the fire.  We don’t want to get hurt.”

Everyone had lots of fun playing in the snow this week.  Making snowballs and playing with our friends.

ELC – Babies

The children’s current interest is about babies and how we can help to look after them.

‘You put them in the car seat so they don’t get hurt.  I was in a little car seat’ – Angus M

‘We look after them in the house and huggle them’ – Harrison

‘They can’t eat hard food because their teeth haven’t grown yet’ – Felix

‘Rocking the baby helps them go to sleep’ – Scott

‘My baby eats mashed up bananas’ – Jessica

 

ELC – Welcome Back

Our first week at Forest Schools –  We explored and investigated our natural environment and made a camp where we had a lovely welcomed hot chocolate. We are also learning how to keep safe and how to look after each other.

Happy New Year and welcome back !!

This week we have been settling back into nursery and exploring all resources.  We have been learning about our rights and the rights of others.

We have introduced our rights song to circle and story times, which we are sure you have heard bits of at home !!

 

 

ELC – Christmas Sing-A-Long

Thank you to all our parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers and sisters who came to watch the children in their Christmas Sing-a-long this morning.  The children have worked so hard learning the words and makaton signs to the songs and they were delighted that so many of you took the time to come and watch.

A big thank you from all the staff too, it is so lovely to see all of our children’s families together at this special time of year. 

We hope you all enjoyed the show !!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from all the staff in the ELC and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019 !!

ELC – Christmas

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. We have been so busy in the ELC preparing for our sing-a-long and getting all of our Christmas goodies ready to take home to show everyone !!

The children are really looking forward to performing their Christmas songs on Friday. Please keep an eye on our blog as we will be uploading videos of them practising for those who are unable to make it on the day.

ELC- Ach an Eas, week 6

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Ach an Eas for an amazing first block of intergenerational work. The children absolutely loved having a special Christmas lunch at the care home yesterday. We enjoyed performing

our Christmas songs for the residents and were happy that they joined in with us for the traditional songs.

ELC – Staffing Update

Mrs Reed will be leaving at the end of term to pursue her own goals. She was originally planning to retire at the end of the session however has brought the date forward and therefore her final day will be the last day of this term. 

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mrs Reed for her considerable contribution to our school as a whole and in particular to the ELC at Lochardil Primary. She has certainly contributed to giving our pupils a fabulous start to their educational journey with us and we will continue to draw on her passion and expertise for learning outdoors & yoga in the future.

We would like to wish Mrs Reed all the best for the future.

Many Thanks

ELC Team

ELC- Christmas Sing-A-Long

Christmas Sing-Along

Friday 21st December

10.15 – 11 (approx

Morning session children – Drop off and collection times as normal from nursery.

Afternoon session children – Drop off between 9am – 9:30am at the side door of the school hall. Collection from the school hall at 12:30pm.

All day session children – Drop off and collection times as normal from nursery.

Invited children – Drop off at 10am at the side door of the school hall. If possible, we ask that the children wear Christmas Attire e.g. jumpers/t-shirts/colours.

Can spectators please line up outside in the playground at the school reception area. The main door will be opened around 10am for entry to the hall. As we are expecting a large number of spectators please make us aware if there is anyone coming who cannot stand for long periods, as there is limited seating.

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumpers!!

Just a quick reminder, the children will be receiving their Christmas dinners in the dining hall for lunch tomorrow if they have ordered them and all children and staff are encouraged to wear their finest Christmas jumpers if they so wish!  Please do not go out to buy a jumper especially for the occasion, it is the company and the wonderful atmosphere that we are all looking forward to tomorrow!

Many thanks, The Lochardil Team

ELC- Ach an Eas, week 5

When we arrived at the care home yesterday we were greeted by our mischievous elf who had been getting messy eating some nutella.  Yesterday some of the residents joined us to make some Christmas cards for our loved ones. Take a look at the way Ach an Eas have displayed the beautiful salt dough decorations that we made last week.

ELC – Christmas Sing-a-Long

The Children have been practising so hard for our Sing-a-Long at the end of term and they can’t wait to perform for you.

We are still waiting on some slips coming back to advise if your child will be present and how many people will be attending to watch.  If you have not returned yet, please could you do so ASAP.  If you need another slip, please collect one from the ELC office.

Thank you.

ELC- Ach an Eas, Week 4

Yesterday at the care home we spent time making salt dough Christmas tree decorations. The children and residents made some to decorate the care home’s tree and some to take home. As Ach an Eas have not yet put up their decorations we improvised with this Winter tree. Once we had cooked our salt dough we painted them in festive colours. Our elf also fancied doing a bit of colouring!

ELC – St Andrews Day

We have been learning all about St Andrew and Scotland this week.  From where and when he lived, what he worked as and what traditions we do on this day.

Angus J said ‘it’s St Andrews day’

When looking at the kilt, Innes said ‘it’s tartan’ and Scott said ‘it’s a sporan’

Lia said ‘do Scottish dancing’

When talking about Scottish food, Shona said ‘I like oatcakes with butter and cheese on it’

Some children came dressed in Tartan and we had shortbread at snack time.

ELC – Forest School (Week4)

Today we had a brilliant Gruffalo themed forest session! We read ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson at snack time and did lots of activities based on the story. The children turned in to “owls” (or “just birds”), using their seats/mats as wings as they flapped about our base camp. Some children participated in building a “log pile house” for the snake in the story. After tidying up, we went on a search for the Gruffalo himself and explored the woods. We moved in different ways, pretending to be all the animals featured in the story. Unfortunately we didn’t find him today… maybe next week!

ELC – Norovirus Information

We have received updated guidelines regarding the winter vomiting bug ‘Norovirus’.  A reminder to all parents/carers that if a child has been unwell, they are stay off for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness.  

If you require any further information, please see the leaflets located in the ELC cloakroom. 

Thank you.

ELC- Ach an Eas, Week 3

During today’s adventure to the care home the children made bird cakes with the residents.

“We used coconut oil and seeds to crush it together.”- Angus J

“I chosed a circle (mould) and put it in the freezer.”- Rory

We also had special visit from one of Santa’s Elves who popped in to say hi!

ELC – Spare Clothing

If your child has come home wearing nursery clothing, please can you wash the items and return them to nursery as our spare clothes are running low or if you have any child’s clothes you wish to donate to the nursery, this would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

ELC Lost Property – November 2018

Our Lost Property box is beginning to grow arms and legs! Do any of these items belong to your child? Lots of zippy hoodies, woolly hats and toys to be returned to their homes! Please remember to have a look through our box the next time you’re in. If they are not claimed before the Christmas holidays, the items will be donated to charity. Many thanks, the ELC team.

ELC – Road Safety Week

This week, the children have been learning about road safety.  In art we made our own pelican crossing, complete with traffic lights and the children have demonstrated how to cross the road safely.  Some children have been out on a walk and have used these in a real life situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our maths activity, the children have been matching different road signs.  When doing this they have been describing shapes colours and some have been able to identify their meaning.

ELC – Forest School (Week3)

Today we were a bit unlucky with the weather, but it didn’t stop us from having fun! We enjoyed some lovely toasted bagels with jam and butter for snack, and some children even tried the bananas we cooked on the fire with chocolate inside, yummy! They are becoming more aware of the fire and how to stay safe around it, using new vocabulary such as “embers”, “smoke” and “sparks”. While exploring the woods, we came across a pair of gloves belonging to our friend in Primary One so we brought them back to school for her. Sarah also found a spider on the fallen tree that she “looked after carefully” when showing her friends.

Ach an Eas- Week 2

This week we decorated melted snowmen biscuits with the residents. The children and residents took turns to make the icing and decorated their biscuit using marshmallows, breadsticks and smarties. Whilst tasting their finished product they enjoyed a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows! The children are beginning to build friendships with some of the residents.

Ach an Eas-Week 1

The children enjoyed their first visit to Ach an Eas Care Home. We spent time creating some leaf rubbings to show the residents. We also threw a tea party for one of the ladies who celebrated a very special birthday the week before. She turned a hundred and four years old! Keep your eyes peeled for more of our Ach an Eas adventures!

ELC – People who help us

We have been learning about the people who help us and different job roles within our community.  Some children took a visit to the pharmacy on Thursday and to DC Hair Design and Lochardil House Hotel on Friday.  The staff were so lovely, describing what they do and how they help people in different ways.

ELC – Forest School (Week2)

Today Miss McNeil toasted some scones on the fire for the children, which most of them thoroughly enjoyed with some butter and jam! We went exploring through the woods to a fallen tree where the boys and girls regularly like to climb up and slide back down the muddy hill. Lexie demonstrated excellent balancing skills! At the end of the session, we played near the entrance to the woods and Shona managed to climb up a tree independently!

ELC – Cinema Trip

The boys and girls had a great trip to Vue Cinema to watch Hotel Transylvania 3, learning about treating everybody the same.  The children all sat so well both on the bus and in the cinema.

The staff absolutely loved taking them and are proud of each and every one of them.

 

 

ELC – Important Letters

We have been made aware that sometimes these letters do not always make it home.  Either they have fallen out of little hands or taken out of trays through the day and got lost.  With this in mind, we will have a list of all current important letters/information up on the board in the ELC cloakroom.  We will also continue to put them into trays and remind children and parents to check trays daily.

The most recent letter regarding the intergenerational work at the care home is in trays today, on the board and a copy is attached here.  If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the ELC.

Intergenerational work

ELC – Looking for Mud Kitchen Items

Our mud kitchen is lacking some essential cooking equipment.  We are looking to fill it with old pots and pans, plastic bowls and utensils.  Please, if you have any thing you don’t use any more in the back of the cupboard and would be willing to donate, could you pass it into the nursery or to reception.

Thank you in advance.

 

ELC – Forest School (Week1)

It was our first Forest Session of the year today with some nursery boys and girls! We introduced some of our safety rules, for example, “not going past the stop signs” at our base camp and remembering to “stay where you can see the adults at all times”. Today, they showed interest in building a den, so we collected some “big sticks to tie together”!

 

ELC- A BIG Thank You

A big thank you to Jo Traquair (Teddy’s Mum) for purchasing the ELC a new cement mixer.  She had noticed that our old one was extremely well used and had been ‘put out to pasture’ so as a lovely gesture bought us a new one for our outdoor construction area.  As you can see from the pictures, it was well received by the children (and staff) !!

ELC – Informal Parent Appointments

Your child’s key worker will be in touch to arrange an informal meeting to discuss their Learning Pathway during November.  It can be at the beginning or end of your child’s session or arranged for a time that better suits.  The appointments will be to discuss your child’s pathway and plan next steps and learning opportunities that you may like us to include.

Scheduled appointments for more formal discussions will be made for the beginning of 2019.

ELC – Introducing…

We would like to introduce two new faces that we have with us in Nursery, our students Miss Brown and Miss Stapleton.  We are lucky enough to have them helping us throughout the whole year.  Miss Brown is a student from IRA and will be with us every Tuesday morning doing work experience and Miss Stapleton is studying her HNC at the Inverness UHI and will be with us at various times throughout the week.

Miss Brown

Miss Stapleton

 

 

 

Fancy Dress Disco 30.10.18

Come along to our Fancy Dress Disco

TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018

ELC – Pr 1               5.00 – 5.45 pm

Pr 2, Pr 3                 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Pr 4,Pr 5, Pr 6         7.45 – 9.00 pm

£3 entry

Please collect  your child from the hall. 

Welcome Back!

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A very warm welcome back to everyone on this frosty morning.  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the ELC this week.  We have such a packed term before the Christmas holidays so we will be posting lots here to keep you up to date.

ELC – Messy Play

The children had the opportunity to experiment with different ingredients laid out for them.  We had flour, water, salt, ppolystyrene, food colouring and the children worked together to make their own potions (sticky dough) and seeing how materials change when they are mixed together.           

ELC – 20 x 10 Sponsored Run

Well done to all the children who took part in the Ashie House 20 x 10 Sponsored Run on Wednesday.  The children had great fun doing as many laps as they could !!  If you’re not sure how many laps your child completed, please speak to a member of staff as we have them recorded.

Sponsor money is due in on Wednesday 10th October.  Thank you to parents/carers for your continued support.

 

Autumn has Arrived – ELC

The children have been discussing the changes they have noticed with the seasons and discussing what happens at this time of year.  We have been collecting autumnal things such as different coloured leaves, conkers and beech nuts and discussing the differences between them.  Some children have made their own jigsaw’s by ripping leaves into a few pieces, mixing them up and putting them back together.  Our home corner is now a Halloween themed house and the children have loved playing with all things pumpkin !!

 

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Macmillan Coffee Morning-ELC

ELC Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 28th September

Parents of children in the ELC are invited along on Friday 28th September 10am to 11am for some cakes and a cup of tea. Why not take a look through your child’s learning pathway and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Any baking donations are welcome.