Hello from Nursery!

Over the last month or so we have been very busy in a jungle world. If you have been into the nursery you may well have seen snakes hanging from vines and been spied on through binoculars or met by an animal or two.

With the jungle as our background we have been doing a wide variety of learning;

We have been using our imaginations and props to make up our own jungle stories, sometimes by ourselves and sometimes with friends.

We have been practising our sorting, sequencing and pattern making skills with a range of different types and colours of animals.

We have been using books, technology and a visiting parent (Thank you Helen McIvor!) to discover more about elephants and some of their amazing abilities.

We have been leading play, cooperating and negotiating within play and sharing resources within our jungle house.

Our physical skills have been put to the test through animal movements in gym and in the garden.

We have been solving problems and using our creativity to make music shakers out of junk and pasta. It was quite a challenge to make sure the shakers were strong enough not to lose the contents while dancing.

We have been listening to stories about Elmer the patchwork elephant and then using our creativity to make our own Elmer models or pictures with different materials.

We have been working on our scissor skills, cutting snakes into spirals or snipping at shapes. Our fine motor skills have also been strengthened through use of playdough, tweezers and screw top lids.

Also a wee reminder to all that this term is a very busy term with transition and Safe, Strong and Free. The remaining dates are listed below.





Monday 11th March 9:30am

Monday 25th March 9:30am

Gaelic Medium Transition:

Friday 1st March 9:30am

Friday 15th March 9:30am

Friday 29th March 9:30am

Safe, Strong and Free:

Monday 4th March 11-11:45am or 12:15-1pm

Monday 11th March 11-11:45am or 12:15-1pm


Miss Jones, Miss Kirk, Miss Gair, Mrs Grant, Mrs Pirie and Mrs Parker

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Millbank Primary School
Millbank Crescent
IV12 4QB
01667 452 240