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. 


Week Beginning: 30.10.17

This week the children have been participating in a little Hallowe’en fun! They have listened to a variety of Hallowe’en stories – Winnie the Witch and  Pumpkin Soup as well as dooking for apples! Mrs Watson created a potion making station at our water tray which the children loved. Our learning about Autumn will continue but the focus will change to hibernation, light and dark as well as learning about Guy Fawkes. The curriculum newsletter for Block 2 has been sent home but you will find an electronic copy below.

block 2 Oct-Dec curric news


Week Beginning: 13.11.17

This week we are learning all about nocturnal animals. We know nocturnal animals are awake during the night and do all of their hunting then. We watched a video about owls and read the story Owl Babies. We have also been having great fun role playing as fire fighters – Miss Forbes has recorded all our ideas in our Floorbook which is located in the cloakroom for you to see.

November Nursery Newsletter 2017


Week Beginning: 20.11.17

The children have been thoroughly enjoying learning about day and night and we are trying hard to remember all the days of the week in the correct order by singing the days of the week song. Some of us have used our recall skills to make our own Owl Babies books. The nursery is looking fantastic with all the autumnal art work on the walls.


Week Beginning: 27.11.17

Miss Forbes has been busy teaching us the Christmas songs for our Singalong. We have all tried hard to learn the words and sing nicely. Out in the garden the children have been busy building and creating using our loose parts. We really appreciate all the donations that have been handed in as the children enjoy building and experimenting with guttering, wood, logs, tyres and tree trunks.

Important Dates for December:

Christmas Singalong Tues 19th December – 11:45am for morning group and 2:30pm for afternoon group.

Christmas Party – Thurs 21st December.


Week Beginning: 04.12.17

This week we are busy practising for our Christmas Singalong. We will also be decorating our beautiful Christmas tree and making lots of Christmas crafts.  The children decided they wanted a polar land in the sand tray last week so we took their ideas and made an icy, snowy landscape using a variety of materials.


Week beginning: 11.12.17

 Miss Forbes has been busy making Christmas cards with us, Mrs Ross has been making some very sparkly decorations and Mrs Watson has been making salt dough shapes with us….everyone will get a Christmas bag at the end of term to take all their beautiful Christmas items home in. We have enjoyed learning about the days of the week and can now apply this knowledge when completing our daily calendar. We have also enjoyed using the Christmas outfits to role play the Nativity Story.

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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