About Our Nursery

Nursery Hours
All day provision 8.45am - 3.07pm
Morning session 8.45am - 11.56pm
Afternoon session 12.30pm - 3.41pm
Nursery Staff
Acting Senior Early Childhood Educator (Mon-Wed) -Mrs K Weaver 
Acting Senior Early Childhood Educator (Thurs/Fri) - Ms J Martin
Early Childhood Educator - Mrs L Morrison
Early Childhood Educator - Mrs K Harrison
Support for Learning Assistant - Ms E Meffen
Peripatetic Teacher - Ms L Kelly

Reminders

We have been discussing importance of good hand hygiene and children have been singing songs while making their bubbles. Please continue to provide tissues for children. 

Please can all clothing and shoes be labelled so that it can be easily found.  Also can we ask that all children bring weather appropriate clothing including wellies and waterproofs as we go out in all weathers.

If your child is having a packed lunch please include an ice pack within to ensure lunch remains cold.  

Please check our notice board in the nursery foyer regularly as we update it with this weeks learning and important dates for your diary. 

Thank you for your continued support in providing snack and special activity resources. 

Important Dates:

Friday Fives Challenge

 These questions should help with discussions on skills your child has been developing within nursery. 

 

18.3.20 Spring Challenge

  1. Can you find 3 signs of Spring in your garden/when on a walk e.g. crocus, buds on the trees etc.

  2. Ask me how many legs a stick insect has?

  3. Ask me what stick insects like to eat?

  4. Can you name any other creatures and insects? https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/spot-it/

  5. Can you build a bug hotel? (https://www.redtedart.com/simple-bug-hotel-for-kids/ )

17.1.20

1. Ask me to name the Scottish artist we have been learning about (Steven Brown) 

2. Can you find 3 interesting stones to bring to nursery?

3. Can you find any old keys that we can use in our discovery areas/play dough?

4. Ask me to name a friend in nursery and where we like to play. 

5. Ask me to sing my favourite nursery rhyme. 

6.12.19

1. Ask me about the characters in our Christmas Story (Jesus' Christmas Party' by Nicholas Allan).

2. Ask me to sing a song from our show ('knock, knock on the door', 'twinkle twinkle little star', 'It's a baby').

3. Ask me what we have been creating with our recycled jam jars. (Christmas Tea lights). 

4. Ask me to help count out the spoons, forks, socks etc. at dinner/washing counting in order to 10.

5. Ask me to demonstrate and describe emotions (happy, sad, angry, grumpy).

8.11.19

1. Ask me about the characters in our Christmas Story (Jesus' Christmas Party' by Nicholas Allan).

2. Ask me my teachers names. 

3. Ask me to help count out the spoons, forks, socks etc. at dinner/washing counting in order to 10.

4. Ask me to sort by size, small, medium and big. 

5. Ask me to demonstrate and describe emotions (happy, sad, angry, grumpy).

27.9.19

1. Ask me what like to do in the nursery garden, (water play, construction, climbing, mark making and creating with mud)

2. Ask me my teachers names.

3. Ask me what I do at snack time (tidy dishes, brush my teeth) 

4.Ask me how I can be responsible at nursery (helping my friends, tidying up, sharing resources)

5. Ask me to demonstrate and describe emotions (happy, sad, angry, grumpy). 

 Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time, we have added some activities that can be used to support further learning at home. 

Mindfulness

Benefits for all practicing mindfulness techniques include, recognising and regulating big emotions, direct attention, reduce anxiety, improve sleep.

We have been using deep breathing, mindful movements and visualisation techniques during our nursery day, you may find these useful to do at home.

School and Nursery Closure

Please see attached information below with ideas for activities during this time. 

 

Cooking and baking Challenge 

These look delicious, looking forward to trying them out at nursery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Construction Challenge 

Thank you for sharing your creations, they are amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are moving away from context based learning in line with current policy and practice. In partnership with children and families, your child's key worker will identify learning intentions within health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy. These can be found in the front of your child's journal and we will use these to plan learning opportunities, promoting curiousity and play through individual and group interests.

With the nursery expansion beginning in the next few weeks and the continued interest in building, we thought this would be a fabulous opportunity for the children to see first hand the different roles involved in design and construction. We are keen to promote gender equality so if you are or know of a female plumber, joiner, architect etc. please come to share this with the children.

Please continue to look at our Nursery Planning Book and your child's journals to find out more! 

Strathblane Primary School, Southview Road, Blanefield, G63 9JQ (01360) 770608

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