Spring Walk Bingo

Hi everyone,

We hope you had a lovely Easter. We thought we would start the first week of our new term with a “Spring Walk Bingo”. You can print out this sheet or just use it from your phone and see if your little one can spot any of these items when you are out and about on your daily exercise, when they find something they can check it off. Be sure to send us some photos of you completing your Spring Walk Bingo we would love to see them.

Click the link below to open the Bingo sheet –

Spring Walk Bingo

a spring walk | end of dafs | sean ireland | Flickr

Hope you Enjoy!

Council/School/Hub correspondance during school closure

Below is correspondence for Parents/Carers with news and information as well as helpful contact details.  Teachers will be communicating via their google classroom so please find school/class specific information on there each day.

(click links below to open documents)

17th April – Parent-Carer_COVID19_Update

16th April -Paradykes Hub letter

PARADYKES HUB HWB April 2020

Adapted Combined Emergency food etc April 20v1

Midlothian SLT Telephone Helpline info 2020

Spring activity ideas for the holidays

Hooray for the holidays! Although it does feel very different.  We all hope that you are staying safe and healthy.   There will be no official classwork set on Google Classrooms, although there may still be the odd fun activity.  We have, however,  put together a whole school Spring learning grid (click the link below) with some ideas to keep your creative juices flowing and for some fun family time if you run out of ideas.

Stay safe

All Loanhead Staff

Loanhead Spring learning grid

Independence Skills

Hi everyone, hope we are all doing okay as we enter our second week of this very strange new normal. We are missing you all very much! This week we thought we could focus on developing your little one’s independence skills. In our normal day to day life it is so hard to focus on these skills as we are rushing around to get to nursery, school and work. Now life has taken on a bit of a slower pace, for some, its the perfect time to encourage them to dress themselves, put on their own socks and shoes and their coats. Here are some tips we use within nursery to encourage independence:

  • Coats: Hood on and arms in!
  • For underwear its easier if it was a picture on as then the rule can be picture to the front.
  • Sitting down is the easiest way – sit down till you can see your feet and then up to pull them up.
  • For shoes you can make a simple foot mat – draw around their shoes onto a piece of A4 paper, once they have put on their shoes get them to stand on the mat and if they match they are on the right feet!

Here’s a song you can play them to help encourage the process –

Some of these tips are super simple but sometimes simple is best! We would love to see pictures or videos of your little ones putting on their own coats and shoes!

Remember to drop us an email if you need anything at all. Stay safe everyone x

P7 Info W/B 30.3.20

Hi all,

I hope everyone is safe and well in this difficult time.

This is just a short post to remind children to check into Glow  and Google Classroom for daily tasks this week. A new task board has been put up today.

Next week is the Easter break so no new tasks will appear in that time.

If anyone has problems logging in, please email me at:

S.Brunt@mgfl.net

Many thanks,

Miss S Brunt

 

Let’s go on an adventure with Auntie Mabel and Pippin..

‘Come Outside’ is another one of our favourites within nursery. The series aims to encourage young children to learn about the world around them. The theme is something that the children are already familiar with, such as water, wood, paper, boots, spiders, street lamps etc and Auntie Mabel helps to answers those questions that curious little minds have.

Here are a few videos that you and your child may like to visit..

(You might even remember these videos from your own childhood!!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem for Nursery Children

Here is a lovely poem we would like to share with you all. Nursery rhymes and poems can support the development of language and communication skills from an early age. Rhymes can help them understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing those early years literacyNursery rhymes and poems can support the development of language and communication skills from an early age. Rhymes can help them understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing those early years literacy skills.

Poem for Nursery Children