Author Archives: Jane Bain

Weather

This is a good reminder of how our use of language (including our body language!) influences children. At CVN, as we head to the autumn and winter seasons, we will be thinking positively about the range of Scottish weather coming our way!! 🌞🌪🌬⛈💦❄️🌧🌦☃️🌈

Smoothies, Beetroot Soup and Soda Bread

We’ve been continuing to harvest some fruit and vegetables from our garden and hedgerows. Today we made a smoothie for snack and, instead of our usual sourdough bread, made soda bread. We pulled some beetroot and spring onions from the garden and made them into soup. All of our children came back for seconds!

We were back in the woods today!

It was lovely to be back in the woods today! We have a new play site and enjoyed exploring it and seeing what different things we could find there. We had several new children with us today and it is amazing to see how much more confident and independent they became after just a few hours in the woods. We are looking forward to seeing how our sessions develop as we become more familiar with the new site.

We each chose a special tree in our site and gave it a name. The names we chose were Nursery, Bramble, Firework, Violet, Tractor, Baby Teddy, Florence and Lanky Larry. We will be keeping an eye on our trees as we move further into autumn and then winter so see how they change.

Sorting sticks

Today our children were engaged in sorting sticks and matching the different kinds of wood. Some of the sticks were marked with the ancient Celtic Ogham alphabet and some with the English name and so we tried to work out which sticks matched. The bark and markings on some of the wood were quite different.