Next week we are beginning to collect donations for our Harvest collection. All donations will be for Women’s Aid, based here in Loanhead. Below is a list of examples of items which could be donated, please note they are only accepting non-perishable items and toiletries. Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 15th October.
As the weather is changing children are choosing to spend more time outdoors. It is very important to ensure the children are protected from the sun. Below is a link to our current sun protection policy. If you feel we could add to or improve this then please give any ideas to a member of staff.
📚 As part of World Book Day, the children always love to be given their book token in school. This year I have been given a digital book token for parents/carers to save onto their phones and use in participating stores. The children can get one of the £1 books using this token or they can get money off the other World Book Day books. This can be used until March 28th.
Enjoy 🙂 and remember to send in your extreme reading photos
As Chinese New Year festivities go on for up to 15 days we thought we would share some more activities and ideas you could try at home.
Did you know exploring different traditions helps your child develop acceptance and cultural awareness?
Why not watch this clip to learn more about Chinese New Year? Before watching maybe ask your child what they already know about Chinese New Year? After watching find out what they have learnt about the celebration.
Chinese New Year cuisine is as varied, colourful and as exciting as everything else to do with the celebration. If we were at nursery, we would take the opportunity for children to try different foods from China and expand their taste buds. There is lots of well-known examples available in the local supermarket that you can try. You could try lots of pick ‘n’ mix bowls with common Chinese food at home. Spring rolls, prawn crackers, rice, noodles, dumplings, sweet and sour chicken or tofu, as well as many other common dishes. Or you could opt for a healthy snack, an orange which symbolise wealth, apples are for peace and tangerines are for good fortune.
Our chart we shared yesterday displayed the Chinese alphabet. We hope you had fun finding letters from your name.
Today we are sharing a chart displaying Chinese numerals. Can you find your age? Or the number written on your front door?
This week our story of the week is “Ruby’s Worry” by Tom Percival. Please click on the link below to access the story and some great ideas for learning experiences and opportunities for your child to open up about any worries they might have.
Be kind to yourself parents and carers, we know how tough it can be juggling life with young children and not always being able to spend quality time with them in your busy day. When you can, take 5 minutes and listen to a story together.
I hope you are having a good week! Maybe you made pancakes yesterday? Some of you might have bought them from a shop! Don’t worry if you didn’t have pancakes because we will be back in nursery very soon and I think we should have them for snack!
Pancake Tuesday is celebrated every February along with Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year was celebrated on the 12th February. For some people, it is a very important festival where families spend time time together. Celebrations can last more than two weeks!
Each year is represented by a different animal- the story of how this begun can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year
Why don’t you find out what animal 2021 is represented by and find out what the animal was the year you were born?
Here is the Chinese alphabet, can you see the start of your name? Why don’t you try and copy it? Remember to show us because we would love to see it!
Whos making yummy pancakes today? Either for breakfast or lunch or after dinner? We would love to see your pancakes . I know at nursery when we make pancakes the boys and girls love to see the pancakes flip up in the air.
Here is a simple recipe to make your own yummy pancakes to try at home.
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
STEP 1 Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk and 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
Set your frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, you can keep them warm in the oven whilst you cook more.
STEP 4 Serve with your favourite topping.
Do you like jam? Chocolate, strawberries? Syrup? Bananas? Butter?
Let us know your favourite pancake topping. You can email some photos to your child’s keyworker.
Remember and stay really safe when frying your pancakes, use your good listening to adults and stay back from the hot cooker and oven. And enjoy 🥞🥞