Autumn Walk

In the nursery we have been talking about the season of Autumn and what we can see around us that tells us it’s Autumn time. We have been collecting conkers, berries, seeds and leaves and studying them with the magnifying glasses in the nursery.

So today we all went for a walk around Figgate Park to see what Autumn treasures we could find and to look at the Autumn colours. In the morning the whole nursery went out, including the Two’s room. The afternoon group went out later this afternoon as well and found lots of things that show us it really is Autumn!

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Weather

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This September we have been talking and learning about the weather. We learned that the weather can be measured. We put a rain gauge made out of a plastic bottle in the nursery garden and in one day we collected 3cm of rain!  We have been recording the weather on a weather chart made by Kornelia. Some of the children made kites to fly on the windy days we have been having. Miss McGregor made a cloud in the nursery with shaving foam and dripped coloured water through the cloud to show what happens when the rain is heavy with water droplets. Lots of the children had a go at making their own clouds and dripping the rain on to the shaving foam cloud and observing what happens. We have had a lot of fun learning about the weather.

Nursery Garden

This new session we have already been busy in the garden picking all the fruit and vegetables that have grown over the Summer. We have been picking runner beans, tomatoes and apples. We have been digging up carrots and onions. Mrs McCracken cooked our vegetables and made a tasty ratatouille for snack time. We will be using the apples to make delicious apple crumble and maybe some muffins.

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P4a’s trip to Dynamic Earth

We went to Dynamic Earth to take part in a workshop on Weather. This linked into our learning about the Water Cycle for our Water topic this term.

We learned that the sun makes our weather and that the water cycle is an important part of the weather.  We made mini tornadoes inside a bottle of water and we created static electricity with balloons and looked at how this causes lightning.

Then we had a tour around the different places in Dynamic Earth.  Some of us liked the volcano and the way the ground was shaking, but some of us found it a bit scary.

We all liked the iceberg and had great fun touching it and seeing how ice and glaciers have made some of the Scottish landscape.

We watched a 3D film about different parts of the Earth like the desert and the rainforest.  Everything seemed so close and some of us were trying to touch the animals.

We finished our tour in the rainforest and found out about some of the rainforest animals. By this point we were very hungry and we were glad it was time for lunch.

We finished our trip in the showdome and watched what happened at the big bang.

By P.4a