What did we learn today!

Role play is so much fun and packed full of learning!

posted 14 Nov 2016, 13:13 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 13:25 ]

Role play may appear to be a very simple activity, yet through it, young children learn practical life skills such as interacting, co-operating and sharing with others. Role play provides opportunities for children to identify with the adult world. It is their understanding and and interpretation of what they have seen in their real world. It helps develop language skills; listen and talking with other people. It also helps children develop and understanding of what is being communicated through body language such as smiling and nodding.

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Remembrance Day

posted 14 Nov 2016, 13:09 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 13:10 ]



One of our wonderful boys was so excited to tell us about his great great grandfather on Remembrance Day!

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Being 'responsible'

posted 14 Nov 2016, 12:58 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 13:15 ]

The butterflies have been 'responsible' this week making sure that their new peers are feeling welcome and 'included' to our nursery! 
Well done boys and girls!











How to make pumpkin pie!

posted 14 Nov 2016, 12:52 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 12:52 ]

Today, some of our children asked to make 'pumpkin pie' as we had been carving pumpkins for the past few days. We all helped to dig the seeds out of the pumpkin and then mix the ingredients in a bowl and pour them into a pastry pie case. This was our first attempt so we thought we would ask the parents to try it out for us! Here is our results.....







































Experimenting and making potions

posted 14 Nov 2016, 12:42 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 12:47 ]

The boys and girls have been exploring Halloween recently. We have been doing many different themed activities such as ; dressing up,role play, singing songs, playing games and also some arts and crafts. 
A fun activity that we loved was when we pretended to be witches and made a magic potion which bubbled and sizzled, it was fantastic!






We used a witches magic spell to make a magic rainbow today!!! It was exciting and interesting for all of us!

Harvesting fruit from the garden

posted 14 Nov 2016, 12:35 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 12:36 ]

Look at some of the delicious fruit we have found in our garden! Lots and lots of apples and even some autumn raspberries!






















Seasons

posted 14 Nov 2016, 12:30 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 12:31 ]

The boys and girls have been creative with their hands and fingers as they were learning about the seasons of the year. Firstly, we discussed the 4 seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. We discussed the usual weather for each of the seasons and then used our hands to create a picture which showed this weather. We are going to continue work closely on the season of Autumn as that is our new season.

Utilita Lightbox Project

posted 29 Feb 2016, 01:05 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 29 Feb 2016, 01:05 ]

Some of the Pre-school children went on a field trip to this event.  We were recommended by John from Computer Xplorers and all costs were covered....so a big thanks to him!
The kids loved the day and got to see and explore lots of exciting electronic gadgets.

Robert Burns

posted 24 Feb 2016, 07:53 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 24 Feb 2016, 07:53 ]


Our Rules Rhyme

posted 24 Feb 2016, 07:20 by Wendy Carrigan   [ updated 29 Feb 2016, 01:13 ]


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