Room 12 are holding another doll raffle, to be drawn at the Christmas Fair on 30th November 2019, all proceeds to Orchard Brae.
Included in the prize is a beautiful wicker basket bed, bedding, the doll and several outfits – from a bride’s dress, to clown’s outfit to pyjamas and matching dressing gown and more. Doll donated and bedding and outfits beautifully made by the mum of one of Room 12’s class teachers.
Tickets to win all this are £1! Come and see us at the fair to buy your ticket!
There will also be many dolly clothes at our stall available to buy separately. These are unique, handmade and better than any dolls clothes you’ll see in the shops!
Following our Nursery’s recent inspection, the Care Inspectorate have published their updated inspection report and grades for the settings at Howes Road and Ashgrove. Well done to everyone for all their hard work!
Our little musicians have been thoroughly enjoying their music sessions with our Music Teacher. Engaging with the songs and music through percussion instruments, streamers and bubbles.
It’s that time of year again to look out the gardening gloves, trowels and spades and to start growing. Firstly we examined our sunflower seeds, then we filled our little containers with compost, poked our little seeds under the soil and finished off by watering them. Now it’s time to tend our little seeds and watch them grow.
We had a little Easter Fun in nursery. Firstly we painted our Easter eggs beautifully and then we went outdoors to find a hill. Look at us having fun and rolling our Easter eggs down the hill.
We learned all about birds during Birdwatch Week. We started by making pictures of birds with colourful feathers and we listened to a sensory story called ‘Learning to Fly’ – we had such fun with the bird puppet it made us laugh and we touched a little egg in a nest. Most of us loved exploring the texture of birdseed and then we made mixed it with lard to make birdcakes. We had a bus outing to Hazlehead Woods where we collected twigs to make nest pictures, listened to the birds while exploring the woods and set out the birdcakes for the birds.
The pupils in Room 16 have been working hard on our Ragbag project for 18 months now. We are delighted to confirm that we have raised approximately £900 for the school fund (that’s more than 2 tonnes of clothing that have been saved from landfill!).
Rag bag is a Scottish textile and clothing recycling scheme. Items are graded according to their quality at their premises in Falkirk. Wearable items are sent to developing countries as 2nd hand clothing, items which may have been torn or damaged recycled and become carpet underlay or industrial cleaning cloths or even mattress lining. Either way they are kept from landfill.
There are 3 collection schemes, 1: send bags home, 2: inside collection bin (at school front office) and 3: external collection bin. We are proud to say that we have all 3 schemes in operation.
We collect clothes, pairs of shoes, belts and bags.
So this Spring, as you clear out your winter wardrobe, feel free to fill a bag of rags for us!
Our afternoon nursery had good fun celebrating Burn’s Night.
We explored Scottish items from our Topic Box.
We made tartan pictures.
We wore tartan and listened to Scottish Music.
We looked at pictures of Robbie Burns and listened to a short recitation of ‘ADDRESS TO THE HAGGIS’,
Finally we finished off with a celebratory snack of haggis, neeps and tatties followed by oatcakes and biscuits.
This term the Nursery has been focusing on Red and Blue based activities, which included playing with red jelly and making blue paint pictures with our feet. We made Tartan paintings for St Andrews day and went to Kev’s Light and sound disco.We went on an outing to see the Christmas displays in Dobbies and took part in craft activities to make calendars and Reindeer dust for the school Christmas fair. Calendars and Reindeer Dust still available!!!!!