It’s great to be back at nursery for a new session and lovely to welcome back our returning children this week.
It’s been a busy week and today both classes went out for trips. Room 1 went to The Croft to harvest some of the vegetables planted earlier in the year. We picked potatoes carrots and beetroot and say lots of flowers and butterflies.
Room 2 went to Portobello Beach and had great fun travelling on the bus and playing in the sand.
We all had a fantastic time on our annual trip to East Links yesterday. The sun came out and all the children had the chance to explore the park and use all the gross motor skills they have been developing this year. It was a lovely end to their nursery adventure and we would all like to take this opportunity to wish all our children good luck in their new schools.
Fun was had by all on Friday at the Teddybear’s Picnic with teddies Galore and lots of goodies to eat. When it started to rain, the teachers even came up with a novel way of keeping. Everyone dry!
Yesterday was nice and sunny so we were able to set the butterflies free!
Over the last few weeks, the children have been waiting patiently for our caterpillars to spin cocoons and then emerge as butterflies. We have been reading the story of “The Hungry Caterpillar” and there has been a lot of interesting butterfly art work too.
Dionne and Helen have been working with a small group of children over the last few weeks to deliver a programme called Starcatchers. It is a way of building confidence and letting the children have fun with language through drama. One of the activities involved the children retelling the story of “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” using lots of props and having the confidence to act out the story. Lots of fun was had by everyone!
With school looming for many of our children, we have been putting in some practise of learning the letter sounds and the children asked to sing the ABC song.