Little Acorns

March 2017

This month has seen the return of the lovely Clown Doctors, who work with the children in their very special way and it wasn’t long before there were lots of smiles and giggles. The School is taking part in the National Gallery Art Competition with the theme of Tune in, Play on! and the pupils have been busy working on their entries during our art sessions. We also finished the last of our three Holyrood Challenge sessions. We looked at bees and ladybirds, made pictures of flowers and butterflies and had the chance to plant some bulbs for the nursery garden.

The children have been taking part in lots of activities relating to children’s rights culminating in our Rights Respecting Week which started on the 6th of March. In Stage One of our Rights Respecting School work we used the Golden Road to represent our journey. As the school moves into Stage Two we have all been involved in making a big tree which will grow along with our work and the children’s achievements. Each class was responsible for making a part of the tree using papier mache and painting it when it was dry. When assembled it will take pride of place in the school.

We have been creative with paint, paper, material and sticky tape, making flags which represent our cultural heritage. The children also had the opportunity to taste smell and feel foods from around the world, not only in the nursery classroom but also at our special lunch. There was water play in the Hydro pool, emptying and filling watering cans and there was lots of fun to be had building dens and cosy spaces. On the last day of the week there was a special assembly including games in the hall and a Rights Treasure Hunt in the Millennium Woods.

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