A huge congratulations to Miss Rogerson and her partner on the birth of their beautiful daughter Indie.
This week the yellow group took a walk around the school grounds looking for signs of autumn. They collected fallen leaves and sticks to use in the bug hotel.
Today was Mrs Muir’s last day after working in Cockenzie Primary School for nearly 20 years!
Mrs Purves used the last of our nursery potatoes to make a pot of potato soup. The soup was a big hit with the children and the staff.
One child asked if Mrs Purves could teach her mum how to make it!
In our recent parent/carer survey the majority of parents/carers expressed a preference for collecting the children directly from the nursery playroom. In response to this the end of day pick up is changing.
From Monday 3 October the children will no longer be collected from their individual group doors, instead all parents/carers will enter through the nursery main doors and collect children from their end of day gather inside the nursery playroom.
There will be two gathers one for the red and purple group at the left end of the playroom and the Yellow, Blue and Orange groups will gather at the right end of the playroom. Each adult collecting their child will need to sign their child out and then head to the gather group. The children will be asked to wait in their group until a member of staff has called their name. This is a security measure to ensure that each child leaves with their appropriate adult.
There will be a member of nursery staff on each of the three internal doors who will each be checking to ensure each child is leaving with an adult.
Once you have collected your child please return to the cloakroom and exit via the nursery main door.
To try and help us ensure this change is as smooth as possible for all of our children and families, the doors will open at 2.40pm from Monday 3rd October to allow a little more time to collect.
Please be patient with us while we implement this change. We will continually re-evaluate the pick-up process, taking your feedback into consideration.
Please pass this on to anyone who may collect your child as there will be no nursery staff at the quiet garden doors for pick up from Monday onwards.
This week we have been learning about the importance of brushing our teeth. We had a visit from Frankie and Katrina from Childsmile andwe had a chance to brush Frankie’s teeth. Next week we will be starting to brush our teeth in nursery.
Mrs Hardman is planning to revamp our bug hotel and has asked if you are out walking, could you bring us fallen leaves, conkers, sticks and any other items we could use to encourage mini-beasts into our hotel.
Miss Miller has also asked if anyone has any of the following lying around which could be donated for her fidget wall project.
Old television remotes
Door locks, sliding bolts, door clips and snibs
door bell or knocking doorknob
In our book corner we had a selection of Julia Donaldson books to choose from. We listened to the stories and then we voted on which one was our favourite. Today we watched the winning book, Monkey Puzzle on the whiteboard.