Last term was very busy with our Scottish Book Week Literacy project in November. We enjoyed reading some of Julia Donaldson’s stories that have been translated into Scots including ’The Gruffalo’s Wean’ , ’The Reiver Rat’ and ’The Room on the Broom’. The children loved ’Whit The Clockeddy Heard’ so much we created our very own farm role play area for the ’fine prize coo’ with large cardboard cut out animals that the children painted. We worked in collaboration with local nurseries on this project and were delighted to welcome children and staff from ’Juniper Green Tots’ private nursery to join us for our special Scottish Storytelling day.
The children from both classes thoroughly enjoyed performing in our nativity musical ’Christmas Counts’ in December. They all did such a wonderful job singing, doing the actions and remembering their lines. They performed with such confidence and clearly enjoyed the whole experience.
We have bought new balance bikes and trikes for the nursery playground and would like to thank the parents and carers who helped to fundraise the money used to purchase this new play equipment by buying the teatowels made and sold last session.
A new group have started the Forest Schools programme with Mrs Frazer and are enjoying having their snack in the willow den and measuring the ever changing temperature of the wildlife garden each week.
We have been consulting the children on how we might further improve our outdoor spaces. They love to build dens and are keen to have more materials to den build together and to improve the water play in the garden too.