Another successful transition was held today where our soon to be primary 1’s had time to get used to playing in the big playground. We had some fantastic support from the Primary 6 buddies who organised some good games for the children to join in with, the primary 1’s and 2’s were also there to help and play.
After our playtime we watched the older children stand in their lines, before making our own great line and heading back to nursery.
This afternoon we had a fabulous game of ‘Duck, Duck,Goose’ with all of the children joining in, great fun was had by everyone!
Big thanks again to all of our Primary 6 buddies!
We enjoyed another sunny sports day yesterday! We had a great time taking part in the 80 metres, Bat and Ball race as well as the Obstacle race. The Primary 7’s were also able to take part in the House Relay, which was won by the Ospreys – congratulations! Thank to everyone who came out to cheer us on, we had a fantastic afternoon!
As part of our health topic this term and health week, we learnt all about the organs of the body today. We researched the different organs using a PowerPoint. We then used the information we learnt to create information posters in pairs.
Did you know?
- The heart is the size of a small cauliflower.
- You cannot survive without a kidney – they are just as important as the heart.
- The brain has two sides – one creative and one logical
- The left lung is smaller than the right lung because it must make room for the heart.
- The skin is the biggest organ.
- The small intestine is between 6-7 metres long.
You can see our fantastic information posters below!
What a fantastic morning, happy, enthusiastic children, sunshine and lots of parents who haven’t lost their competitive spirit!! We will let the photographs tell the story. Big thanks to all of the P6 buddies who were a great help, special thanks to our official ‘Sports Day Photographer’ who’s work you will see below.
Today we welcomed our P6 buddies back to nursery for a play, where we worked together and got to know each other at the same time. This was another great opportuntiy for our Nursey children to become familiar with the children who will be there to help them when they move on to primary 1, although today also allowed the P6 children to become more confident in their roles. They all did a fantastic job and should all be really proud of themselves for working so well with our 4 year olds.
LEGO CONSTRUCTION IN THE BUTTERFLY ROOM – working together to make models.
VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THE LION ROOM – from creativity to construction, playing games and working together to complete a pretty tricky jigsaw!
As our Nursery 4 children are getting ready for their move to Primary 1 our transition process begins! Over the next few weeks our children will have the opportunity to meet with their Primary 6 buddies both within and outwith the nursery. The P6’s (soon to be P7’s) have taken on the very responsible role of helping to support our soon to be P1’s in their move from nursery to school and have already shown that they are more than up for the task.
Our first transition involved the nursery children getting together with the P6’s and drawing pictures of themselves, as they drew their conversations began as they told each other their names and were able to talk about what they liked doing, their similarities and differences. The older children were fantastic supporting all of children when they needed it.
As you can see from all of the photographs we have some very busy children working so well together, a great start to the whole process. Thanks to all of the primary 6’s for their help, we look forward to seeing more of them next week.
As part of our learning, we visited Aigas Field Centre. We had the opportunity to take part in various activities. These were shelter building, woodland games, looking for tracks of animals and learning about map skills. We all had a fantastic time!
“I enjoyed the shelter building because it was a fun and active way of learning.”
“We made shelters for the animals. It was great, and it also helped the animals live.”
“It was exciting finding the animal tracks. I found deer tracks.”
“I love playing the camouflage game because it was like Hide and Seek in the forest.”
“I enjoyed making shelters because it showed you what working together as a team could do.”
“I liked going up and looking at the view. We looked at symbols on a map there.”
“It was fun playing the games in the woods because we hadn’t played some of the games before.”
“We went to Magnus House and played a game where you matched map symbols with their meaning. It was good as it made us understand what the symbols were.”
This week we looked at the work of the Scottish artist Jolomo, John Lowrie Morrison. After finding out about the artist himself, we then looked and discussed his artwork. It was interesting looking at his use of colours and scenery in his paintings. We then painted our own Scottish scenery.
“I liked how colourful Jolomo’s paintings were as it made them stand out. They then were not the same as other paintings.”
“I painted a croft house on my one with a lovely sunset background. It was my own painting but it reminded me of the artist.”
“I really enjoyed learning about the work of the Scottish artist Jolomo. He used various colours in his artwork and they were very different.”
“I liked painting the pictures in class as I used interesting colours in my work. I was proud of my painting.”
What an amazing afternoon we had completing our House Challenge.
This term it was the Osprey’s turn to creatively come up with our problem solving activity. They wanted to hold a competition to do with baking.
James: “We picked baking as we do not normally do this. We wanted to make the challenge different and interesting for all the children in the school. I was surprised at the outcome of the challenge as all teams made an amazing design.”
Lexie: “It was a lot harder than you may think. This is because we had to deal with crumbly cakes and runny icing. However, our team did a trophy which looked fabulous. We did well to run and organise our team to make a picture perfect design.”
Buzzards were the Best
The Buzzard’s Captain and Vice Captain allowed each of their members to create their own cakes to show off their individuality. They then created a giant b to stand for Buzzards. The Vice Captain went on to explain this was to show the importance of their team. While the Captain, created a buzzard at the top of the B. She explained to Mrs Webb this was to show their bird as one but also as a flock. They wanted to showcase it was all about working together and flocking with each other as a team. Individuality creates the best teams.