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.
We really enjoyed making stars this week inspired by the An Tallas Solais Kaleidoscope Activity. It fitted in really well as we have been learning about different traditions around the festivals and feasts of this time of year.
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.
A collaborative piece this week, a little like our quilt. Each child created their own square, including the nursery children. These have come together to create something beautiful.
Thanks again to https://www.antallasolais.org/ and the local artists who have supported the project.
It is great that as we head into winter so much of the learning is still outside. You can see from the pictures that time outside supports our values of creativity, caring and happy.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The children have begun a series of art projects working with An Talla Solais in Ullapool. If these first pictures are anything to go by this will be very successful.