The start of a new week again! The nursery team are still missing everyone.
I hope that you all had a lovely day off yesterday.
A few highlights from last week. I would love to upload all of your photos but I would get in a little trouble for taking up too much space on our website!!! 🙂 Lots of learning as been taking place at home. I am glad so many of you are engaging with the home learning activities. Well done everyone!
SKILL OF THE WEEK:
In preparation for Primary One, this week we will be focusing on dressing ourselves into a gym kit- shorts, t-shirt and gym shoes/trainers. Remember to work on folding the clothes you take off! This skill will be needed each week in Primary One.
All ante pre-school children can work on taking off their jumper/cardigan and putting it back on again.
NEXT WEEK WE WILL BEGIN THE PRIMARY ONE TRANSITION PROJECT. I shared information about this last week on a previous post. Please make sure that you have read the Council documents.
Mrs Shaw has been busy reading more stories. Here is another below. Thank you Mrs Shaw.
Edinburgh City Council are leading a transition project for all Primary One children. The project is linked to Michael Rosen’s ‘We’re Going on a Bear hunt”. The Council have created a website with ideas for parents and carers which goes live on the 18th May. I am also attaching a letter with more information.
Although The City of Edinburgh Council are sharing ideas on their website, I will also be planning activities with the nursery team. We will begin sharing Buckstone ideas using the blog from Monday 25th May to support P1 transition.
I hope this information is helpful and there will be more to follow on this blog from Monday 25th May.
All pre-school children should receive their Transition Report today via email from the Admin Team. Children who are being deferred will not receive a report.
Apologies if I have only added one name of a parent. I only had access to parent information from the online learning journal pages as we have no school access. Also, as noted in the report letter, I have not assessed pencil grip since nursery finished and your child’s pencil grip may have changed.
It’s Numeracy and Maths day today!
I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday taking part in the Circus Theme posted by Mrs Conlin.
We will focus on measure each week this month. We are focusing on measuring using hand spans this week. This can be done indoors or outdoors. I have added an image of a ‘Handspan’ onto the Power Point presentation.
Tomorrow…the nursery team are focusing entirely on HEALTH. Each member of the team will share an activity linked to Health Week.
We hope that you are all enjoying the Health Week activities that were shared with you on Monday. As today would have been Sports Day for all the classes across the school, we have decided that learning today will focus on being active, trying something new and developing skills. Choose two or three ideas to try. You may get time outside to practise, you may have to practise indoors, you may only have a small amount of time, you may have all afternoon..don’t worry, just go with what works for you and your family.
Here are some ideas:
Juggling – against a wall or in the air Diablo spinning Skipping – try doing different tricks with one short rope or as a family group using one long rope Acrobatics Balancing Baton twirling Hoola Hooping- try using two hoops at a time Yo-Yo tricks Mime
Hand Walking – how far can you go? Puppetry Elastics – use elastic bands Magic tricks – loads of ideas online Trampolining Ventriloquism Stilt walking Being the Ringmaster Clown makeup Strength testing Hat Manipulation – look it up!
You will have lots of your own ideas. Be creative – if you don’t have juggling balls, what could you use instead? Just check with an adult first!
Put on a show for your family. Plan a circus event with your brothers and sisters with your parents as the audience. Maybe an adult in your home could showcase their special talent. Make invitations.
We look forward to seeing and hearing all about your new circus skills so let us know how you got on. If you have time send us a photo or write about it.
Whatever you choose to do, have fun and enjoy a different kind of Sports Day!
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. The sun was shining!
This week is HEALTH WEEK for the whole school. Mrs Conlin has created a grid of activities which you can try at home. We will also have a focus on HEALTH this Wednesday as it should have been Sports Day. Here is Mrs Conlin’s grid: