Good Morning! We are at the start of a new week, but today is a special Monday, today is the day we remember a very famous Scottish poet called Robert Burns.
Born in Scotland more than 200 years ago, Robert burns is no longer with us but many people still enjoy his poems.
Sometimes in nursery on this day you can choose to wear something tartan but you can do this at home if you like. We might have had a special snack or lunch in nursery having haggis, neeps and tatties which is traditional Scottish food, but not this year because most of us have to stay safe at home. If you have this for your dinner this week why don’t you share a picture with us? Remember to let us know what you thought about it to!
‘Bookbugs Scotland’ and ‘Visit Scotland’ have put together a pack of activities you and your grown up could have a look at and more information about Robert Burns. There are art activities and opportunities for your grown up to read you one of the poems.
The weather is still very cold!! It was finally cold enough for our ice block sculpture to go completely hard and frozen in my garden! My children were so excited and we posted a photo on the twitter page with the amazing ice sculptures the boys and girls going into nursery made! Today would be the perfect day to make one as the temperature is going to be below 0 which means its very very cold and the water will freeze.
Wow more snow! Hope everyone has been enjoying getting out in the snow. As the snow is continuing to fall and the temperature is very cold why not try some simple sensory activities using ice at home (or in the garden).
You could try making your own ice paints. See instructions and all the items you will need to try this activity in the picture below. If you do not have lollipop sticks you could always use cotton buds.
Or how about painting on ice. Watch the video link to to find out what you need and how to do this fun activity using blocks of ice you have made in the freezer or ice you can find outside.
Both these activities are sensory rich experiences for your child , developing early literacy and numeracy skills. Take the opportunity to explore mark making (text, lines, patterns) , colour recognition, mixing & making new colours, discuss how the ice froze, or what might happen next to the ice.
So much fun and so many learning opportunities.
The boys and girls in the nursery hope to try out these activities too, look out for our photographs on twitter this week.
Remember to share any learning with us – by email or tweeting.
Below you will find an easy yet effective numeracy task. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen and some items from around the house to use as counters. The following numeracy activity will provide fun and a hands on way of teaching your child numbers and one-to-one correspondence. The following activity also will help with number recognition and counting. You can challenge your child further by adding on greater numbers maybe to 20.
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Hello Everyone!! The weather is still very cold and almost every morning I’m waking up to see frost, sometimes snow out in my garden!! I know some of you will have been looking at your footsteps in the snow, maybe writing your name in the snow and I bet there have been a few snowmen standing over the past few weeks! If you watch the weather this week with a grown up you could hear them say we are expecting snow again!
Did you know you could make your own beautiful ice block sculpture to leave out in your garden and you won’t need a lot of help from your grown up!
What you will need is; a plastic cup (or empty yoghurt pot … something that shape you can fill with water!), some small leaves, berries, small twigs that will fit nicely inside your pot or cup, water and a cold outdoors space.
Fill your container with water and items that you’ve found maybe in your garden or out on a walk and leave your container outside overnight! In the morning if the temperature has been cold enough you should be able to see the water has now frozen! And like you would a sandcastle, turn your container upside down and see your frozen ice block sculpture!
We would love to see pictures! Why don’t you take a picture for us!
Remember your gloves when playing out in the cold! This is a great opportunity for you to practice putting your gloves on, this is a tricky skill to master!!
Mrs Donnelly will publish stories that she reads for the children in Ramsay Campus every Friday. This week she is reading one of our favourites and it includes the mischievous pup Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Click the link below.