Category Archives: Nursery

“People who help us” Learning

The nursery children are currently learning about the people who help them in their local community. We have enjoyed a visit from PC Johnston who talked about her uniform and showed us her police car. We had thought up lots of good questions to ask her about the role she plays in helping us and other people in the community.

On our latest Learning Walk, we spoke to the local farmers and learned what they do to help us. We had lots of fun feeding turnips to the cows. They rear cows to give us beef, and also grow wheat to make into flour. Next week we will be grinding some wheat from their farm to make flour. We will then use the flour to bake scones for snack.

Please enjoy looking at some of the photos from our recent learning experiences.

We have further visits from a fire-fighter, the bin-men and the postman planned for the coming days.

Fun in the Snow!

The nursery children had so much fun playing in the snow this morning. They learned how to roll enormous snowballs to create a snowman and also enjoyed sliding down the hill on fertiliser bags.

The snow play continued back in the classroom as snow was collected and put into the water tray.

We all hope that the snow stays for a few days so we can continue to play in it.

The Map-do-review Method

The nursery team recently hosted a training session on methods for consulting young children, held for East Lothian Early learning and Childcare staff. Mrs Sarah Laing gave a presentation on the Map-do-review method alongside a colleague from East Lothian Council, Mrs Wendy Hardie, who discussed the Floorbook approach. The nursery team would like to share the Map-do-review presentation. It may be of special interest to children who attended Nursery during 2013-2014, and helped to create the method and to current nursery children and their families.
To view the presentation please click on the link below.


Muffins and Popcorn!

img_0038The nursery children have been very busy making and selling tasty muffins and popcorn to the older children in the school this week to raise money for Children in Need. Over the last two days, they have managed to raise £112.
Thank you to all the children and parents who have bought from our stall and helped to contribute to this wonderful total.

Autumn Learning in the nursery

The nursery children are learning about Autumn and some of the different celebrations which take place at this time of year. Last week on our weekly Learning Walk, we used our senses to look for signs of Autumn. We also collected lots of autumn leaves and seeds, and have been using them to create some wonderful transient art pictures back in the classroom.
Earlier this week, we all enjoyed dressing up in our Hallowe’en costumes and taking part in some activities: dooking for apples, carving a pumpkin lantern, making handprint ghosts and decorating a spider bun.

Please enjoy looking at some photos of our recent learning experiences.
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Our Nursery Year

Today we invited the nursery parents in so we could share our experiences from the last year with them. We have managed to cram in so much – making friends, lots of mud play, yummy food, outings, fun and LOTS of learning!
We also said goodbye and good luck to the four Pre-school children who are moving into P1. We will miss you, but we know that we will still see you around the school.
Please enjoy looking at the slideshow of some of this year’s special moments.
Wishing you all a very happy summer break and thank you to all the parents for your support throughout the year.