A look back over this week…

We have been extremely busy this week at nursery.  The traditional tale we are reading is the Three Little Pigs.  We have heard different versions, including one where it was the pigs that were bad and the wolf that was good!

We have been trying to build from straw, sticks and bricks, and deciding which ones are easiest to build from.

The Morning Group have been recording the weather and looking at the effect of the wind on our fabric outdoors.  They have also been making some very complicated models in the block area – mainly sandwich-making machines!  The dough table has become a cake production line.  Next  week we shall be making our own sandwiches for snack.  We asked our friends what they would like on the sandwiches so Mrs Gaunt can buy the ingredients.   Here are a few photos so you can see our achievements!

The Afternoon Group have enjoyed playing with the clay, dough, and being outdoors. We spent ages rolling the wheels around the playground, making them go fast and slow. We made our own doctor’s surgery in the story corner and took turns to be the patient and the doctor. We love to role play together. We are also good at looking afer the babies!

Shop online to raise money for Loretto!

We will earn cash donations for the school when people register to support us and shop online through the site. It’s a really simple process, all you have to do is:

Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk

When you’re asked to choose your cause, select Loretto RC Parent Council – Musselburgh

Get shopping – it couldn’t be easier!

There are over 2,700 online retailers available, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco and all will give a small percentage of what’s been spent back to Parent Council funds to say thank you for shopping with them. We will use those funds to keep the costs of school trips down, add new playground equipment, and help the school in any way we can.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

This week we have been learning about traditions and celebrations from China. We have had noodles, rice and stir-fried vegetables for snack. We have made a dragon and performed the dragon dance, as well as playing percussion instruments. We have been hearing stories about the Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Horse!

We made Emergency Vehicles from Junk!

We have been talking about recycling. Both groups brought in some junk from home and made emergency vehicles. We worked really hard, thinking about what to make, glueing and painting. We had an exhibition for our families and some big boys and girls from Primary 6 came too. They wrote comments about our work which have gone into our Learning Stories.

Welcome to our new Nursery website!

We have set up a dedicated website for the nursery so you can see your children’s work and learning more easily.  There is an RSS feed to this site from the main school website, so this news will always be available to any one else interested.

Hope you like it!