Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
Our girls and boys have settled quickly into the new term and there have been lots of smiling faces over the last week as children renew friendships and make new friends. Five of our Ducklings became Little Owls and we have been delighted to welcome several new children into our Nursery.
It has been a very busy week, with the curriculum now fully underway. The children have particularly enjoyed learning through play in the outdoors this week due to the snow and had a wonderful time making footprints in the snow, building snowmen and sledging in the nursery playground.
The new afternoon curriculum has proved to be popular and the children can now look forward to Yoga and woodwork on Monday afternoons. As an extension of our studies on winter colours and inspired by imagery in our book 'Once upon a Northern Night', we have been watching footage of the Northern Lights, looking at extraordinary natural bright colours. At Art Club on Tuesday, we created our own interpretation of the northern lights.
It was lovely to visit our elderly friends again at Murrayfield House Care Home on Wednesday and the children were confident and friendly and engaged well with the residents; they built towers with blocks, caught balloons and were curious to know where they all sleep!
On Thursday afternoons, the children enjoy a trip to the beach as part of our Coastal Learning programme. This week’s theme will be based on the story of the Snorgh and the Sailor. We are hoping to make our own samphire and seaweed ‘soup’ at the beach!
On Friday afternoons, the children have fun with Science. Last week the children enjoyed exploring the properties of magnets and investigating items in the playroom that are magnetic.
What a great start to the term!