Category Archives: Nursery Blog

Summer Time.

We would like to thank all of the parents who have supported our various trips and events over the last month. It has been a very busy time in the nursery with transition, sports day and of course playing in the sunshine!  


Environment and Health Week

The whole school is having a week looking at health and wellbeing as well as the environment. As part of this Jaynie will be running a PEEP taster session on Tuesday 5th at 2PM for nursery and primary one.


The nursery to primary one transition days for parents and children will take place on Tuesday 5th at 9.15-10.15 and Tuesday 19th at 9.15-10.15. As part of transition we are doing a project on the story “Tiddler” by Julia Donaldson. The project will continue over the summer holidays and into the first few weeks of P1 to help with settling in to their new class.

June Themes

This month we will be learning all about the book “Tiddler”, the sea, Summer time and keeping healthy.

Nursery Graduation

Nursery graduation will take place in the nursery on Friday 29th at 11AM. Parents are invited to join us at 11 for our graduation ceremony.

Garden Art Project

We have been awarded a grant to do art in the garden as part of the Sense of Belongings Art Programme. We are very lucky to have an artist named Poppy coming to make art for our garden on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th of June. Families are welcome to come and help between 9.00-10.00AM and 3.00-3.30PM on the Tuesday, 3.00-3.30PM on the Wednesday.

Whole School Trip

We are going on a whole school trip to Musselburgh beach on Tuesday 26th. Parents are required to attend. If you are unable to attend please make other arrangements for your child as the nursery will be closed.

Lost Property

Please check the lost property before the end of term. Anything that is not claimed will be donated to charity.

 Dates For Your Diary

4th     June – Health Week – Lots of fun activities to promote Health & Wellbeing

5th June – Primary 1 Transition day – 9.15-10.15 in Primary 1 class. Parents to attend.

5th June – PEEP Taster Session – Nursery and Primary 1. 2-3PM.

6th June – Sports Day – Details TBC. In the event of bad weather, we will postpone.

12th June – Family Learning – Coffee morning in Primary 1.

12th & 13thGarden Art Project.

14th June – Gala Day – Stalls after school.

19th June – Primary 1 Transition day – 9.15-10.15 in P1 class. Parents/guardians to attend.

26th June – Whole School Trip – Musselburgh Beach. Parent/guardian must attend.

29th June – Nursery Graduation – Parents to join us at 11AM in the Nursery.





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!