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Fantastic Friday!

It’s Fantastic Friday again, where we showcase the excellent work and play from the nursery each week! This week we have been focussing on the book The Tiger Who Came to Tea, we have been having lots of interesting conversations about different types of food and the many patterns and textures of animals fur. We have been discussing tigers, creating beautiful animal pictures, matching the food that the tiger ate in the story and making some tea in the water tray. We have also been playing with the wild animals in our small world zoo and building amazing structures and obstacle courses in our construction areas. We used lots of coloured fabric to create our own patterns, used pasta and rice to create our favourite plates of food and have been exploring using different textures in our artwork. We enjoyed a fun trip to the train station, went on a forest school adventure and have been splashing in lots of muddy puddles in the garden. We are excited to see that our caterpillars are preparing to cocoon and we have been watching and discussing their progress throughout the week. We have been washing barbies and playing with sharks in our water trays, having fun experimenting with our sand and exploring different textures in our sensory tray. We have also played lots of fun imaginary games such as; teachers, drive through Macdonalds, builders and families.

Please continue to post your wonderful pictures on the Learning Journals and please contact us if you need any help to do this. We hope you have a great weekend and Eid Mubarak to all those who are celebrating this week!

Summer Canoeing, Kayaking or Paddle boarding?

Have you ever wanted to try canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding? If so, then you’re in luck!

The Edinburgh Schools Kayak Club is offering some summer sessions. They are based on the canal close to Meggatland.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then send them an e-mail at:

See below for their flyer and more information.

Primary 2 Week in Review

Welcome back to our Weekly Review in Primary 2, we hope those of you celebrating Eid have had a lovely few days!

Maths and Literacy

We continue to explores how we use money by making amounts using exact coins and we have started to explore giving change. We have been running a shop in class to have a go at being a shopkeeper and shoppers to work out our change. is a game you might be able to play to practise giving exact amounts or working out change.

In Literacy, we have been looking at the ‘soft g’ pattern dge. We continue to work on our sounds and tricky words work and we really spent some time practising our handwriting and those descender letters that go below the line such as ‘g’ which are tricky! We enjoyed some of the free games on spellzone for our pattern:


We went out to explore for some plants, insects and other living things in our local area this week. We also collected some fallen foliage for our Living Things topic art. This time we were thinking about plants and insects.

We explored sound and pitch with some Generation Science work this week! We made ‘seagull squawkers’ and ‘squirrel shakers’ to explore the sounds they make as well as develop our understanding of pitch and how vibrations make sounds.

Have a lovely weekend and remember to have fun! We look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs Aylward