Virtual Zoo Visit

Both schools visited the Zoo this week as part of the learning on Arctic Animals. We got to see the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo and the Polar Bear at the Highland Wildlife Park. Two of the rangers showed us around and answered the childrens’ questions. We are heading back again today for a follow up visit behind the scenes.

Theatre in our Classroom

It has been a week of theatre, with the children watching two performances by Theatre in Schools Scotland. ‘White’ was a pre-recorded show about colour arriving into a world with none. ‘Potato Needs a Bath’ was just meant for our younger children, but everyone got involved as it was very funny. On Tuesday the children watched a video about preparing for the party, then on Friday they were ready for the live show. This was especially exciting as the actor could see the children too and it was interactive.

We are looking forward to our online Pantomime soon too.

Thankful

As part of out Health and Wellbeing this term all of the children have been working through the Resilience Alphabet. The nursery children have just got to G for Gratitude and made these beautiful cards to say thank you to people who helped them.

Kaleidoscope Week Two – Typologies

This week’s Kaleidoscope art activity from An Talla Solais was set by artist Karen Beattie and focused on typology which is an exploration of similarity and difference within the same type of object. We chose to continue working with leaves and looked at different types of leaves from different trees. We were delighted to see the pictures other artists posted last week and to have a lovely comment from the gallery too!

New Shed

Thanks to everyone involved in getting our new shed up and ready to use, this really was a community effort! You can see from the pictures below that the shed is perfect for storing all of our loose parts for play. The children can now access the equipment themselves too and are doing a really good job keeping things organised.

Scoraig Post Office

The nursery children have created a post office in their room. They went along to see Postie Lisa sorting the Scoriag post and since then have sorted their own post in the classroom, wrapped parcels, written letters and postcards and are now looking at stamps from around the world.