Today we showed good listening when discussing Pudsey day, showing awareness that Pudsey “helps children who are sick and put a bandage on them like Pudsey’s eye patch” (Maybel). We also made our own Pudsey Patches putting lots of different coloured spots on them.
Children’s Rights – Let’s celebrate Children’s Rights UNCRC 30th Birthday Celebrations Wednesday 20th November 2019. Children are welcome to come to the ELC in party clothes and will join in party games during their gym slot on wednesday.
Today we had great fun going to the cinema to watch Angry Birds 2. We all showed good safety skills by putting our seatbelt on, on the bus. During the film we all showed good listening and enjoyed sitting with our friends having our snack.
The chidren were very excited to go on their first trip with Spokes for Folks yesterday. We braved the frosty morning and headed out with the residents. Yesterday’s route included heading along to Tesco Ness-side, following the new bypass to the canal and lastly stopping off at Whin Park to feed the ducks. Finlay C said “We went to the park” to feed the ducks “with Alec”.
World Nursery Rhyme Week, beginning Monday 18th November – Due to the 2 in-service days (Closed Thursday 21st November and Friday 22nd November) we are going to postpone nursery rhyme week. Therefore we will be celebrating this from 25th November.
The ‘Rhyme a Day’ challenge will focus on each rhyme in the following order: ? Monday 25th November: ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ ? Tuesday 26th November: ‘Down in the Jungle’ ? Wednesday 27th November: ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ ? Thursday 28th November: ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ ? Friday 29th November: ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’ If your child does not attend on a certain day then please feel free to take part in the “Rhyme a Day” challenge at home.
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Dear parents/carers of our ELC Children We value our partnership with parents/carers to help us improve our service. Please follow the link below to complete a questionnaire by selecting the appropriate answers and feel free to add any comments in the box provided. We would really appreciate your participation with the questionnaires to enable us to develop our service. All responses to be in by Thursday 3rd October 2019. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3HxavRmw96xPvRsmZ9TvHRuf0yj-TRLQjeCAhz19Nb1dg_g/viewform?usp=sf_link
A reminder for everyone, Friday 15th November is Pudsey day, children are welcome to wear something yellow and place a pound in the Pudsey box. The monies raised will be put towards children who are in need.
This week we have been discussing Remembrance Day, thinking of the brave men and women who look after our country. The children showed respect by participating in a 2 minute silence in the ELC setting and also in the Forest. . We also explored different material to make our own Poppies to remember all the soldiers who fought for our country.
Also this week we have continued with discussions on police which has lead us to explore what technology police use…”they have walkie talkies to speak to other people” Koen, “ They have a torch to see in the dark for bad guys” Finlay. S.
In the woods this week the children have been busy learning the rules around a fire to prepare them for cooking on the fire next week.
We have had a busy week with discussions on how to keep safe around a bonfire which then led us onto looking at how police keep us safe. The children then investigated what police officers wear and drew around each other to create their own Rainbow and Buttercup police officers. We wish you all a lovely weekend 🙂
We would like to congratulate Spokes for Folks on their amazing achievements last night at the Highland Heroes award night. Not only did they win ‘Charitable Organisation of the Year’, they also came away with the ‘Overall Hero of the Year’ award. We are so proud to work with Spokes for Folks during our intergenerational sessions and cannot wait to continue the partnership!
ELC are requiring the help of some willing parents to come and move a new delivery of gravel to our construction area. If you could come along tomorrow at 3pm with a wheelbarrow and spade or just yourself to help us move the stones we would be grateful. Many hands make light work. If you can help us out please speak to a member of the ELC.
The children were excited to head to Ach an Eas for their first session. They demonstared good walking to and from the Care Home. Yesterday we made bonfire and firework pictures to follow on from the excitment of Bonfire Night on Tuesday. The children shared their thoughts on the fireworks with their friends and residents.
We are collecting tokens from The Sun newspaper in a chance to win a free box of books worth £250. We would very much appreciate it if you could also help us collect some tokens as we would love some new books in our ELC. Thank you 🙂 have a lovely weekend.
A chilly welcome back after the October holidays. We have loved seeing the home link sheets and listening to your holiday news. This week we have been discussing Halloween , finding out how people celebrate the festival.We have also created our own ghosts and skeleton pictures at the art area, and tonight we worked hard as a team to create our own spooky pumpkins.
Just a reminder, school dress up party is tomorrow from 5pm-5:45pm.
Today at assembly all children showed good sitting and listening to Mrs Kellacher. Alfie was very happy and proud to receive the Pupil of the Month certificate as he has been showing good progression and doing his best, we are very proud of him. We wish you all a safe and fun holiday, see you in two weeks :).
This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.
This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.
Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.
This Monday we were very lucky to have a visit form Enjoyable, who created different physical activities for the children to take part in. All children showed good listening to instructions and also showed good balancing skills and catching and throwing skills.
As you are aware, we are now exploring the Police role in the community and we were very lucky to have a visit from PC Grant and his Police van. All children showed good listening when finding out information on how police help us. The children also did great turn taking when getting the opportunity to go inside the van.
Yesterday for the group’s last session at Ach an Eas the children and residents made musical instruments using yogurt pots, cups, “pasta and stones” (Maeve). They drew and wrote on label stickers to decorate their shakers. Finlay S said “I did a little bull and cows.” Maeve said she made a new friend yesterday called “Nan”. Before we left the care home we said “bye-bye and gave them a hug” (Harrison).
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. You tried your hardest now here you are!
Here at Lochardil ELC we want to recognise and celebrate all of the children’s achievements big or small. Therefore, a new look achievements board has been created in our hallway and we ask for your help to make this shine!
Has your child recently learnt to ride their bike, taken part in a event/competition or achieved anything that has made them and you really proud? If so, please let us know by either emailing us with a photo or your child can take along a medal/photo/trophy to show to their friends.
Dear parents/carers of our ELC Children We value our partnership with parents/carers to help us improve our service. Please follow the link below to complete a questionnaire by selecting the appropriate answers and feel free to add any comments in the box provided. We would really appreciate your participation with the questionnaires to enable us to develop our service. All responses to be in by Thursday 10th October 2019. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3HxavRmw96xPvRsmZ9TvHRuf0yj-TRLQjeCAhz19Nb1dg_g/viewform?usp=sf_link
We would like to thank everyone who has had the story bag. The children and their parents have worked hard in creating their own characters from the stories. This is their hard work displayed on our Story Bag wall.
A little reminder to please check our lost property…here is what is in it so far :)?
This morning the children and residents had an exciting trip on the bikes with ‘Spokes for Folks’. We wrapped up in blankets and set off to Whin Park to feed the ducks! We were very lucky that the sun came out for us during our trip! Erin said “I liked going to Inverness and going on the bike.” Check out ‘Spokes for Folks’ Facebook page to see some more of our adventure!
Our annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan will take place tomorrow in the Buttercup Room from 9:30 – 10:30am. Parents and carers are more than welcome to attend with children to look through their Learning Pathways with them.
We are also still accepting donations of baking which can be brought into the Buttercup room either today or tomorrow morning. Please remember the ‘No Nuts’ rule. Thank you to all of those who have already donated.
Dear Parents/carers of pupils in school, ELC & OOSC
Nuts & nut products. Please be reminded of the school policy of absolutely no nuts or nut products to be eaten or brought in to school. This includes items such as cereal bars, peanut butter, chocolate nut spread etc. Please also be aware that some products state on the packaging that they are made in factory where nuts may be present.
We have children in school with severe nut allergies where they only need to be in the vicinity of nuts and they can have a severe reaction. We all have a duty of care to ensure that they are not put in any danger.
Mrs A Kellacher
Thank you for your co-operation in ensuring a safe environment where all our children are kept safe and healthy.
Today at Ach as Eas the children were excited to make pizzas with the residents. Harrison said “we made it with cheese, tomato sauce, some ham and dough.” It went in the “oven” to cook and “then it was so hot no one could touch it.” He then said “it tasted good.” Whilst our pizzas were cooking the children demonstrated good turn taking skills as they played some table top games; pairs and shopping list. We finished off the session by singing some songs in the lounge.
This autumn/winter, the flu vaccine will be offered to all children in Scotland aged 2-5 years (and not yet in school) at their GP practice (children must be aged 2 years or above on 1 September 2019 to be eligible). It is also offered to all primary school children at school. For more information visit www.flufacts.scot
This week chilcdren are continuing to vote for what they would like to learn about by mark making on the mindmap, some children showing good writing skills.
This week in the Forrest, children were introduced to fire pit. The children showed good listening when finding out how to keep safe around the fire. When exploring the woods the children confidently identified signs of Autumn and used their creativity skills to make their own stick men.
There will be school photographs (individual and sibling photos) Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September. ELC children will receive a letter on Monday the 23rd September with a time slot. If your child does not attend on a Monday, please await a phone call with this information. Consequently, if your child does not attend on a Wednesday or Thursday, their allocated time slot will be Wednesday 25th at 9:05am.
Last Friday we were lucky to have a visit from Amy from Fit Kids who taught us different yoga positions and all children showed good body control and even the teachers enjoyed themselves 🙂
This week the children are given the opportunity to vote what they would like to learn about next from the What The Ladybird Heart story, choosing from Farmer or police. Children are showing good mark making skills when voting on the mind map.
Today we had the opportunity to listen to African drumming and showed good listening when learning different rhythms.
Please find attached the booking, registration and all about me forms to book into the October holiday club at Milton of Leys Primary School. Closing date for the forms to be returned to the MOL ELCC email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20th September.
All forms must be completed and returned before this date or bookings cannot be accepted.
Lochardil Primary School
Tel: 01463 230250
This week all children have investigating different objects in the nursery discussing what shape they are. We have also introduced talking tubs to encourage the children to discuss what they would like to learn about from What the Ladybird heard story.
We have been exploring the ‘What the Ladybird Heard?’
story by Julia Donaldson as the children have been interested in bugs and
insects. This week we have found a ladybird in our garden which we were able to
look closer at by using the magnifying glass…”They are red and has black spots”.
Lochardil ELC is excited to introduce to you our new story bags.
Each child will be given the opportunity to take home the bag where they will be able to share a story and some activities with their families.
Please return these by the date given and in the condition that they were provided.
A warm welcome to our new children joining Lochardil ELC and welcome back to our returners. We hope you all had a fun break. We were enjoying hearing all your lovely stories today and cannot wait to hear more this week. Just some reminders to please make sure all items (clothes, shoes, toys etc) are labelled and that there is a new toy tub, where we would like children to place their own personal toy/teddy in to be kept safe. The staff and children loved being visited during break and lunch by our Primary 1 friends.
Today we have been confident at exploring and investigating all areas and resources in the ELC.