Nursery News


Nursery Staff 2017/18

Miss Lorna McDonald – Class Teacher

Mrs Gail Watson – Nursery Nurse

Mrs Isobel Buckley – Nursery Nurse

Miss Laura Forbes – Nursery Nurse

Mrs Hilary Bolda – Nursery Nurse

Mrs Margaret Ross – Nursery Nurse

Welcome to the Nursery page!  We will use this page to share what we are doing in nursery throughout the year.   We would love to hear what you think so please leave us a comment!

We will be busy settling back into nursery for the first few weeks so please be patient whilst we update this page.

As the year progresses you will be able to access newsletters, weekly updates and nursery specific news here.


Week Beginning: 28.08.17

This week the children have been busy learning to count forwards and backwards within 20. They have also been learning how to use their fingers to show amounts within five. They have also been learning the nursery rules and routines. Over the next few weeks we will be starting our Harvest topic and finding out about where our food comes from.


Use the link below to view the latest copy of the nursery newsletter:

Nursery newsletter 2017

Important dates:

  • Thursday 7th September – School Photographs
  • Tuesday 12th September – Curriculum Evening
  • Friday 15th September – Holiday
  • Monday 18th September – Holiday


Week Beginning 04.09.17

This week we the children have been busy learning about Harvest and we have discussed what we have seen happening in the fields around Haddington. Some of the children noticed tractors and combine harvesters working in the fields.

We have been learning some new songs to go with our harvest topic:

We especially like singing Big, Red Combine Harvester!


Week Beginning: 11.09.17

This week we used cooking apples to make apple crumble for our snack. We also looked at the potatoes we found in our nursery garden and we are thinking of things we can make with them. Lots of us know we can make chips, crisps and mashed potato.

We have been painting some fantastic pictures in the art area and we have been enjoying using our new construction tools in the big brick area.


Week Beginning: 18.09.17

We are continuing to learn about Harvest this week and in particular how wheat is made into flour. Some of the children have been brining in wheat and barley to show everyone and it has made us think about what these are made into. Mrs Buckley explained how wheat is harvested and explained how it is made into flour. We thought it would be a good idea if we made some bread for our snack this week.

Use the help at home sheet to further develop learning at home.


****The children have been very busy making Christmas Cards. These cards will be sent home attached to the order form which you can complete and return to us no later than Friday 29th September. Please include any payments in a named, sealed envelope. *****


Week Beginning: 02.10.17

This week we have been busy exploring our outdoor area and have enjoyed getting busy in the mud kitchen making potions and pies! We have also started learning about Autumn and some of us have brought in Autumn leaves and conkers. Miss McDonald set up a paint activity with conkers – we rolled the conkers in paint and then rolled them over paper to create a pattern.

Use the link below to view a copy of our Help At Home sheet linked to Autumn…


Our October Newsletter has now been sent home/e-mailed. If you need access to an electronic copy us the link below.

Nursery October newsletter 2017


Week Beginning: 09.10.17

A reminder that it is Parental Consultations this week – the appointment times were handed out last week – if you can no longer attend please let a member of staff know as soon as possible.  

Our learning about Autumn is continuing and we have been busy making an Autumn display with Miss Forbes. We added Autumn leaves, acorns, conkers and pine cones. We have spoken about what happens during Autumn – the days get shorter and colder, the leaves change colour and animals start preparing for Winter. 

One thought on “Nursery News”

  1. This is great. I know some of the songs u have been singing but I don’t know if there is any she’s not picked up?

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