Outdoor Learning

Over the past weeks we have enjoying regular visits to to local forest. The nursery children have contributed to the planning of these sessions. This includes: activities to do, having a snack, free choice to run around, climb trees, bug hunt and putting up a shelter to have a rest area. Now that we are familiar with the area we …

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Going Batty for Bats!

On Tuesday 25th October forty-two children, parents and carers enjoyed an evening Bat Walk along the river in Dunblane. This was arranged as a result of the children’s interest in moths and midges at our Forest School sessions.

Mrs. Youngman came into Nursery on the morning of the walk to tell us about the types of bats that live near …

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Nursery Expedition

This morning we took the train to Bridge of Allan. We had a map and a GPS tracking device to help us find the way there, as we walked down towards the river, we wanted to see the cave.

The carved wooden Treasure Island seat was very interesting to look at and touch, especially the map.

Later on, we enjoyed …

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Sports day

After many weeks of practicing our running, jumping, throwing and balancing skills, we enjoyed taking part in our nursery sports day on the 18th June. Many thanks again to the Doubletree Hotel for letting us use the grassy area.


Nursery Enrolement for the session 2015/2016

Application forms for nursery are available from the office at the school.

Christmas in nursery

Team work and fun to bring the Christmas tree inside (we are an ECO school and use the same tree each year.)

Planning our party – Pass the parcel, ice lollies, pizza, sausages, chocolate cake for party food. Pin the nose on Rudolph and …

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All Things Frozen

We are going to be learning about Frozen. This context for learning has arisen from the children’s interest in ice, snow, crystal growing experiments, melting, penguins and animals from cold climates, role play and the popular film Frozen.

Consultation with the children on this has developed ideas and an icy, frozen themed hex-bug habitat has already been constructed and is …

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Forest School Session at the Park

The nursery children visited Ochlochy Park for a forest school session on 16th December.

Inspired by a previous visit and an interest in the “Stickman” story we used sticks to make Reindeer art and floated some Pooh sticks down the burn.

We also fed the ducks “Two slices of brown …

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Back to Nursery

Over the last weeks many new children have started at St Mary’s in the nursery. We have been helping everyone to feel welcome, safe, healthy and included. This has been done through having our favourite books, snack to eat and activities on offer. We are also enjoying having a longer nursery session of 3 hours and 10 minutes per day.

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We went to the Safari Park

UPDATED BY NURSERY MEDIA GROUP, Rosie, Hannah, Ben, Eilidh, Mia, Eve, Pippa.

The nursery children went on a visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park on the 9th of May. We hoped that we might see Foody the Tiger. (The tiger who features in our story “The Tiger Who Came To St Mary’s.”)

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