Category Archives: Nursery Blog

Support for Families

Advice about Finances and Benefits

CHAI -Community Help and Advice Inititiative can answer questions about housing, benefits and other issues. Their website is and their telephone numbers are 0131 1009/2100 or 0131 453 6410.

City Of Edinburgh Council Webpage

By clicking on the yellow coronavirus banner you can access information about many different services.

Support for You Section on the City Of Edinburgh Council’s Webpage has supports for staying active and mental health as well

NSPCC Support for Young People

You may have seen our Virtual Assembly on Facebook for P4-7, featuring special appearances from Ant & Dec and David Walliams– it can be viewed on Facebook here This complements our face to face assembly and could be great starting point for some learning and support for children.

The Contacting Childline video embedded in the film can be viewed separately here 

This week we have launched ‘The Buddy Zone’ linked specifically to the Childline Under 12’s page, some details below;

On all of the class blogs and Head Teachers Blog, as well as the Twitter feeds (@royalmileps) you will find links to activities and virtual outings, to zoos, the botanical gardens etc. that you can use throughout the summer. (If you enjoyed the zoo why not go again?)

Active Schools Virtual Clubs and Activities and @ActiveschoolsED you can find virtual summer sports clubs and fun challenges you can do at home.

Happy Holidays!

Dear Parents and Carers, young people and families,

I cannot believe the end of session has arrived. It has certainly been a strange last term for everyone and we have all had to find new ways to work together and stay connected.

We are still waiting for the final decision about August but please be assured that we have plans, contingency plans and contingency contingency plans all worked out so that we can send you information as soon as we are advised by City of Edinburgh to do so. It is important to follow the guidance as we take the route map out of lockdown and listen to reports in the news and particularly check the CEC website.

A big thank you to all the staff at Royal Mile, school and Nursery, for their commitment and dedication to keeping everyone busy with great learning activities and some opportunities for fun!

Thank you to the office team, who have helped keep communication moving, delivered food parcels and ipads, queued at post offices and maintained a cheerful disposition!

Thank you to all the families at Royal Mile who have supported the school and helped their children to engage with learning. For all the email messages, blog comments and photographs that have made us smile and feel connected, thank you.

This evening I will be saying farewell to Primary 7 and wishing them all the best at High School, thanks to CYP and Zoom.

Then tomorrow I will be in school to finish off a few office jobs and take a last walk round. In August it will look very different without the scaffold and the builders.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well. Enjoy the sunshine and take care.

Mrs Jessop

Summer Holiday Time!

We have finally reached the end of a very strange term and we are missing you all so much. We can’t wait to see you after the holidays. For today and into the holidays we have read some of our favourite stories for you and will add more during the holidays too – we hope you enjoy them! Remember there are lots of great stories available from youtube but also as ebooks from the Edinburgh libraries website.

A very big thank you to the parents who have worked hard to keep learning going over this time and we wish all the boys and girls who are moving to Primary 1 lots of luck – you are all superstars! Mrs Peoples also starts her maternity leave today but looks forward to coming in to see you all once it is safe again very soon!

Please have a safe and happy summer break,

Mrs Peoples and the Early Years Team 😃

Thursday’s Activities

Hi all,

We hope you enjoyed our special farewell video yesterday. Please keep your special words to describe you coming in so we can complete our word art for next term!

Today’s tasks are all about moving forward, more information will be coming out to parents as soon as we know more but have a think about what nursery may be like in August. This video may help – Coming Back to School in a Bubble.

Also today we have a set of tasks that you may want to use linked to the story ZOG by Julia Donaldson. This is a great story about a special dragon at dragon school and you can use these activities all over the summer holidays too! You can watch the story here – ZOG on BBC iplayer.







Have a great day and we will see you for our last post before the holidays tomorrow! 🙂