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

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. 

Friday Fives

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

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). 

Technology Day

On the 6th February we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Dr Steve Bunce who came to Strathblane Nursery to support children and staff with new technology.

During the session Steve worked alongside the children and staff to explore new ways in which to work the iPad, including apps from Sensory House and Toca Boca which explored our senses and shopping.  Staff also learnt how to ensure children weren't exploring to many apps at the one time with Guided Access settings.

Steve also brought along a Code-a-piller which allows the children to explore direction in simple forms.

The children had a great time exploring all the new technology to help support their learning and the staff learnt lots too!!

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

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

  • 'Stay and Play' sessions Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th of January (please see sign in sheet at register) 

  • Nursery closed Monday 17th of February, reopening on Monday the 24th for staff training and local holiday.

    Current Learning

We will be updating the whiteboard daily with the learning taking place that session, hopefully this will give you an idea of some of the opportunities on offer to discuss with your child. 

Children have been welcoming and supporting our new entrants with nursery values and routines.

Please continue to share any achievements and learning from home for our wall. 

 

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! 

Friday Fives Challenge

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

17.1.20

1. Ask me to name the Scottish artist we have been learning about. 

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). 

Technology Day

On the 6th February we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Dr Steve Bunce who came to Strathblane Nursery to support children and staff with new technology.

During the session Steve worked alongside the children and staff to explore new ways in which to work the iPad, including apps from Sensory House and Toca Boca which explored our senses and shopping.  Staff also learnt how to ensure children weren't exploring to many apps at the one time with Guided Access settings.

Steve also brought along a Code-a-piller which allows the children to explore direction in simple forms.

The children had a great time exploring all the new technology to help support their learning and the staff learnt lots too!!

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

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