What's happening in our Larbert nursery in Winter 2017/18.

Care Home Project

Some of the older children from our Larbert setting have been taking part in an initiative where the children visit a local elderly care home, once a week.  They call this the "Limitless Project".

Some of the things the children have been involved in are:

Movie Day - Talking about black and white television programmes, compared to coloured.  One of the favourite films discussed was "Casablanca".
Teddy Bears Picnic - Looking at and discussing the differences between toys from present day and when the residents were children.
Sensory Week - Children and residents involved in picture making, messy play (gloop, paint etc).
Singing/Dancing - This encourages both young and old to exercise, be mobile and have some fun singing their hearts out!

 

Exciting times at the Woods!

On a weekly basis, some of the older children within our Larbert setting visit the local woods.  The woods is an extension of the children's learning environment, where the children can embrace their natural environment.  

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

The chance to connect with the natural world; first hand experiences of life and growth; endless opportunities for creativity and imagination; improved fitness and physical development – the countless benefits of outdoor play have a real positive impact on children's lives.

Some examples of our experiences in the woods include:

Den Building
Tree climbing
Learning about wildlife
Mathematical understanding through, eg counting conkers, measuring with sticks, and pacing out distances.
Understanding literacy through, eg mark making with sticks, making letters from natural objects.

Extra Curricular Activities

On a weekly basis the older children at Larbert, have the opportunity to engage in both physical, emotional, social and mathematical learning through "Enjoy a Ball" and/or "Planet Soccer".  

This extra curricular activity is optional and at an additional cost (Payable directly to the outside agency).