Fun and Learning


                                                                               FIREFIGHTERS VISIT


 Nursery had a visit from some of the Ballymena Fire Fighters.

They were shown equipment, inside the fire engine and even heard a blast of the siren.

Favourite part seemed to be learning how to control the hose!



Nursery travelled to Portglenone to enjoy a forest trail

In the forest park:

  • we played amongst the beautiful Autumn leaves  
  • looked out for any small creatures hiding in the forest
  • enjoyed a picnic



As part of our 'Getting Ready to Learn' project, we held a Parent's meeting on the topic of the development of fine motor skills in young children. After a short presentation about the importance of parents encouraging gross and fine motor skills as they play with their children, the parents visited tables with a variety of fine motor activities. The activities encouraged skills in mark making and hand eye co-ordination as well as activities to increase finger strength.

There was a good turnout of parents at the event and many expressed how they enjoyed the activities and would continue to do them at home.