Kirkhill Primary School

Nursery learning for Term 1

We are now 3 weeks into our new term and the children have expressed an interest in “Wild Animals.”

We have been learning about the animals that live in the jungle and thinking about the patterns they have on their coats.  We have also been decorating the loft with our home made vine leaves, painting and cutting them out.

The children will continue talking about what they want to learn and who knows where it will take us next!

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Nursery summer trip to Aigas Field Centre

Didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to Aigas.  Spotting wildlife in the woods, finding mini beasts down on the floor of the forest and finally we made colourful feeders for bees and butterflies by recycling the bases of plastic bottles and decorating them with flowers from the grass area and herb garden.

Thank you to the parents who very kindly came along with us and supported the group on this wild life adventure.



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National Numeracy Day

We’ve had a great day inside and out learning and extending our knowledge of numbers and shapes.  Our P6 buddies came down this afternoon and also joined in the fun by helping us to play games and talking about numbers.  Mrs Gault prepared a picnic for us and gave us triangle and square cheese sandwiches.   Outside we watched the temperature soar into the 30s.


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Dinosaurs are here!

After some discussion and playing the children decided that they would like to learn more about dinosaurs.  This also coincided with an exhibition that was being held in the town’s museum which many of the children visited.  The children are very knowledgeable already about these reptiles that lived many millions of years ago and  have extended their learning by finding out which dinosaurs were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.  To extend their knowledge even further we invited a geologist to visit and show us fossils and stones, that are thrown up into the air by volcanoes, which led on to further children talking about volcanoes.  Last week, therefore, we started to make a papier machie volcano, which will eventually be used in an experiment, after the children have had a chance to play around it.  Last Wednesday we had a visit from a local artist, who took great pleasure in showing us how to draw, paint and mix colours for a dinosaur.  Please come into the setting to look at the paintings and remember to look through our Floor Book on dinosaurs, which is hanging in the cloakroom, and leave a comment which is always useful …

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The New Year

Welcome to a new year and thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes.

The children are settling in well and being helpful to the younger children that have just started.  The children have shown an interest in dinosaurs so to give them a choice we have set out the playroom with dressing up clothes for ‘People who help us’ and wild animals.

We have taken photographs of the Nativity and the party, which will be displayed in the cloakroom, during the next few days.  If you wish a A5 copy of your child you can request this for a small donation (we would suggest £2.00), which will go towards buying new art media.

Please remember we are here to give help and support and should you wish to come in for a chat or to ‘stay and play’ with your child, let us know.

With kind regards.

The Nursery Team.

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Nursery trip to Abriachan

On Friday morning we met up at Abriachan Forest to look for mini beasts, which has been our topic for most of this term.  Half of the group were given nets and asked to look for flying and creepy crawlie things and the other half were given to nets to look for tadpoles, frogs and fish in the pond and burn.  We found all sorts of mini beasts such as spiders, moths and pond skaters.  When using the nets in the burn and pond we found a tadpoles, a frog and several small fish.  Mrs MacLellan had a very lucky find which we all appreciated seeing close up – a newt!

It was a very informative morning and the we all had lots of fun.

Thank you to all the parents who attended for their support.


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Ross County – Little Dribblers

We have had great fun at PE due to Ross County Development team showing us some football skills, such as how to balance a ball before kicking it and how to control it when we are dribbling.  After learning our skills we then have a game of football to try and score as many goals as we can.  We’ve got several potential professionals; brilliant goal scorers 🙂


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Spring has arrived!

We have been busy in the nursery garden planting up our pots with spring flowers.  We had a bright sunny morning for it and we all enjoyed ourselves, getting dirty and working together.

Now we just have to remember to water them!

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People who help us …

In Nursery we have been learning all about ‘People who help us’ everyday.  This morning we met the ‘Postie’ delivering letters and parcels to the School office.  Next week Marion is going to visit us on Monday to make sure that we are brushing our teeth properly after snack.  On Tuesday, a fire fighter is going to visit to tell us about how he helps us.

Recently we have been earning points for our Safer Routes to School chart when we’ve been out doing our daily wiggle walk.  Here we are having fun …


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Blowing bubbles!

This morning we were outside blowing bubbles and having a chat while walking around in the playground.

All children enjoyed being back to Nursery after our long weekend.  Roll on Spring!


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