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At Fettercairn we have a part-time morning Nursery with 20 places.  The Nursery is area is contained within the school and shares an Early Years Active area with Primary 1 and 2.  We have two members of staff, Mrs Duffin and Mrs Keal.

This term the Nursery children have chosen ‘Dinosaurs’ as their focus. We will be reading a selection of dinosaur books to help us find out more information and we will also be looking at some dinosaur video and learning new vocabulary. Catherine the librarian read us a dinosaur story when we visited the library. We are delighted that our resident geologist Mr.Gould has kindly offered to visit and answer the children’s questions about dinosaurs, fossils and rocks. We have asked the children to bring in any dinosaur items for ‘Show and Tell’ and we hope to create our own dinosaur museum, organising and labelling the exhibits. We have also been learning about comparing size, amount and length and exploring numbers in various songs and activities.

We had fun making paper mache dinosaur eggs and we hope this will inspire some imaginative activities as we see what hatches from them. We will create a variety of artwork and explore different materials.

We had a visit from ‘Childsmile’ to remind us about healthy eating, and we continue with the tooth brushing programme. At PE we are working on ball skills.

We will have Chinese activities to welcome the Year of the Rooster and will celebrate Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes. We will be having [veggie] haggis, neeps and tatties for snack to celebrate Burns on the 25th January and invite families to come in to Nursery at 12 noon to hear our Scottish songs.

We are also having a visit on 2nd February from Ross’ Auntie Lisa from ‘Earthheads’ who has kindly offered to tell us about owls. Weather permitting we will also go round to the wood afterwards to see if we can spot any signs of owls.