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Happy New Year!

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We had lot’s of fun at our Christmas party – Santa even managed to stop by which was very exciting. Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for present giving and singing.

We would also like to thank everyone who attended our trip to the Storytelling Centre and those who came along to support the launch of our new story sacks! We hope you have had fun and reading and playing with them at home. We would also like to thank the parents who helped us with the gardening and who attended our taster Baby Yoga class. Your support is much appreciated!

Finally, we would like to thank “Go Outdoors!” who very generously donated an assortment of jackets, wellies, hats, scarves and gloves to the nursery.


This month we are focusing on Winter, keeping ourselves warm and learning how to count on and back. We are getting very good at it!


We are looking forward to a funfilled 2018 and welcoming the new children who are starting with us over the next couple of weeks.






Winter Celebrations

Christmas has arrived in the nursery! The children have been very busy decorating Christmas trees, making decorations, doing lot’s of arts and crafts and are practising Christmas Carols in preperation for our party next week. We have also turned our brick corner into an ice rink, using tissue as snow and having lots of fun!

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We have also been looking at road safety and keeping safe. We went out on a walk on the Royal Mile to count the different types of vehicles we could see and made a graph together to show what we saw.

We would like to invite all parents along to our Christmas Party to see some of our hard work and listen to our lovely singing at 11.30PM on Friday the 22nd. There may even be a special visitor!

It has been a very busy term and we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2018!


Festivals and Celebrations

We have been learning about festivals and cultures, starting with Diwali. We read the story of Diwali, made Diva lamps and Rangoli patterns. We turned our House Corner into a party house and have been writing invitations at the writing table. We wrote a book about what we had learned.

For Halloween, we carved a pumpkin, did “dooking” for apples and some of us dressed up. We practiced a skeleton dance and learned some spooky songs as well as creating pumpkin pictures.



This week, we have been learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate with Fireworks on the 5th of November. We’ve been making lots of sparkly firework paintings too!

Soon we will be talking about Christmas and practising carols to share with our mummies and daddies at our end of term party.

Autumn Has Arrived!

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It has been a very busy start of the year for us in the nursery! We are happy to have welcomed lots of new friends into both Calton Hill and Castle Hill class and have been having lots of fun.

We have been focusing a lot on friendship, kindness and how important they are. We have created a “kindness tree” and the boys & girls as well as staff are keeping an eye out for acts of kindness they see around the nursery so we can add more leaves to it. We have also put up a ¬†world map and been talking about where we are from.

We are noticing the changes around us; the days getting colder, the mornings being darker and the leaves changing colour before falling from the trees. We learned that squirrels collect nuts in the winter and that some animals hibernate. We have also been looking at “Nocturnal” animals and made a display of them.

With the days growing colder could parents please remember to send a winter jacket to nursery and any donations to our tissue collection would be greatly appreciated!