Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

02 Feb 2017
News from the Big Owls
Big Owls 17 250wSocial Studies/Religious and Moral Education

This week in Pre School, the Big Owls have been learning about Robert Burns. We celebrated Burns with Wester Coates Nursery School, engaging in highland dance, tasting haggis, neeps, tatties and shortbread and listened to the story of the Enormous Turnip and The Gruffalo in Scots.

We also had fun celebrating Australia Day and enjoyed a story about a wombat, read to us by Miss Beccy.  We designed and created boomerangs using aboriginal designs and finished off the afternoon with a yummy snack of vegemite swirls and singing Waltzing Matilda. 

Chinese New year 2017 250wOn Friday, we celebrated Chinese New Year. We made red letters and did some transient paintings of Chinese symbols. In the Fantastical Forest, we went on a Rooster hunt and enjoyed finding chocolate coins around the forest!

What a super International Week we have had.

Expressive Arts

In Art, we have been designing and creating thistles, the three craws and a great big wall for the craws to sit on. We have learned some Scottish songs with Mrs Coad and particularly enjoy singing 'Ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus'. The girls have shown a keen interest in storytelling using puppets and dressing up in winter hats, scarves and gloves. Some of the girls have been learning how to weave, using strips of various coloured paper to create a tartan pattern.


There has been much interest in playing with the penguins in the ice and we have talked about how ice forms and how it feels to touch. There have been opportunities to paint ice and form patterns.

Magnets are continuing to prove popular and we are in the process of extending this interest further.

Numeracy and Mathematics

The girls have been counting, recognising and matching numbers on the Lightbox, linked to our winter topic of ice and penguins.


We have been discussing birds and we are looking forward to making bird-cake and watching The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

I wonder which birds visit your garden?

This week the Tawny Owls and the Eagles Owls have been enjoying spontaneous and planned play, both indoors and outdoors, linked to current interests. Our favourite stories so far this week were, 'There was wee Lassie who swallowed a Midgie' and '365 Penguins'.

What a busy week!

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