The children at our Howes Road Nursery have been busy settling back into Nursery after the summer break and have done a fantastic job of doing so. We have been making the most of the beautiful sunny days with children engaging in their favourite activities both indoors and out thanks to the wonderful donations of parasols and a swing for our outdoor area. The children have been showing an interest in things that move and how we can make that happen. We used salad spinners, vehicles and tall flowers that were blowing in our nursery garden to create some lovely artwork and have taken part in baking activities making yummy round biscuits, round pizzas and cheese swirls. Some children enjoyed using a switch to activate the foot spa, splashing their feet in the bubbles they created.
We have had a busy time in nursery in November. We participated in Bonfire night activities painting with bright colours, popping bubble wrap with our feet, hands and wheels and activating light projectors using switches to make patterns on the walls.
The children have been engaging in a variety of activities and discovering how they can make things move or make things happen. We did this by pushing, pulling, squeezing and tapping. We used a switch to activate the food mixer and the bubble tubes and everyone had fun playing the Apps on the Magic Carpet, to make the icons disappear and reappear through movement.
We celebrated St. Andrews day over the week. The children enjoyed playing with oats, emptying and filling and pretending to cook with them. We dressed up using tartan, and danced to Ceilidh Music in the hall. We continued our theme of pushing and rolling using vehicles in paint to make Tartan patterns and then finished off the week making oatcakes and tasted them for snack.
All our children in the Nursery at Howes Road have been busy settling in this term and have done a great job of it. Well done!
Over the past few weeks we have been walking in the local community, collecting interesting items that tell us Autumn is here. We have used our senses to explore them and been creative in using them for art and craft activities such as conker rolling and hedgehog making.
We had a lovely day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with lots of the Mums and Dads.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 22
It’s the first day of the Christmas holidays!!! Today, we bring you a festive treat from the pupils and staff in the Nursery @Howes Road.
The children in Howes Road nursery class have been exploring lots of ‘Things That Go’ in their play and have been engaged in a series of art opportunities.
We have explored painting with balls of different sizes and textures on a big and small scale – a big group session where there was lots of fun throwing, dropping and rolling and as individuals where we used trays – some children chose to move the balls in the paint independently and others had lots of fun tipping the trays to make them roll.
Driving toy cars through paint and using rollers of different sizes had us working hard on controlling our hands as well as watching and tracking the movement. Toy cars on the ramps outside combined with paint was a great experiment too… ‘ready steady go’ and lots of laughter could be heard from afar!
There has been so much creativity and a lot of very active participation in these sessions as you can see from the photographs.
Today may be known as blue Monday but we have something special that will brighten up your day! We are delighted to share the final nativity performances from our Nurseries and we hope you enjoy them!
Orchard Brae @ Ashgrove AM
Orchard Brae @ Ashgrove PM
Orchard Brae @ Howes Road AM
Orchard Brae @ Howes Road PM
It’s been a busy and fun time over the last few weeks. The children had all practised so hard for the nativity and each and every one of them did a fantastic job of dressing up and shaking their bells and beating their drums to the music. I’m sure you will enjoy seeing the video when it comes onto the website and Facebook.
Lots of art and craft,messy play and sensory activities have been happening in Nursery. We have been foot painting reindeers,hand and finger painting big and little Christmas trees, playing with red slimy jelly, making sparkly reindeer food with oats and glitter and not to mention making a big snowman for our wall. It’s been great fun.
To finish off this term we had a fun party day on Thursday. We had dancing, music, disco lights and a very special visit from Santa.
All the staff at Howes Road Orchard Brae Nursery wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Days 1 and 2
Welcome to the Orchard Brae Advent Calendar. Everyone throughout the school has had great fun creating these videos and we hope that you enjoy them and they help to bring you some festive cheer in the countdown to Christmas!
For Day 1, Howes Road AM Nursery perform ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ from their Nativity show.
For Day 2, Room 2 bring you ‘Gingerbread Men Attention’ featuring some very snazzy outfits they made themselves.
November has been a busy month in Howes Road Nursery. We have enjoyed lots of Autumn activities in nursery. On crisp Autumn walks around our local area we collected leaves and twigs to explore the different textures and colours. We used these to make lovely artwork and had fun putting them on the parachute and watching them being thrown up into the air.
We made yummy vegetable soup for snack with Autumn vegetables. We liked chopping up the vegetables best.
For Bonfire Night we made lovely artwork with bright coloured paint and dishwashing sponges and brushes. It was messy and good fun.
We celebrated St Andrew’s day by making beautiful tartan paintings, with a taste of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties for snack and finished off the day with Ceilidh Dancing which everyone joined in with.