This week at nursery we shall be having a little gentle Halloween fun, including dooking for apples!  If they want to, children can come dressed up on Thursday for the Morning Group and Friday for the Afternoon Group.  We also have some costumes available in nursery.

If your child does come dressed up, nothing too scary please!  Some costumes can be quite frightening to small children, and even if your child isn’t scared, others may be.  Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Pumpkin Soup!

This week at nursery the Morning Group made pumpkin soup.  We have lots of different kinds of pumpkins to look at just now in nursery, but one was bought specially for cooking.  It was cut open and we looked inside at the seeds and strings!  Lots of us worked to prepare the soup by peeling and chopping vegetables.  The ingredients we used were celery, onions, carrots and pumpkin.  When it was cooked it was blended together to “make it all soupy!”  We got to taste the soup if we wanted to and we voted to say whether we liked the soup or not.  We read the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ written by Helen Cooper.  The boys and girls in the afternoon group got to try our delicious soup at snack time.

P1 Enrolments for session 2016-17

Please bring all enrolment applications and documents to the school office by Wednesday 11th November 2015 

Application forms are available from nursery (or from the school office)

Please bring the following documents with you –

  1. Birth Certificate 
  2. Most recent Council Tax Assessment Letter as proof of address 
  3. Utility Bill, dated within 6 months of date of registration 
  4. Baptismal Certificate (if appropriate) 

The catchment area for Loretto RC Primary is Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.  If you live outwith the catchment area, you will need to make a non-district placement request.  These forms will also be available from nursery.

Teds go on a cable car!

Today we went to the Heights of Abraham.  To get to the top we had to go in a cable car!  It was a long way down!  Mrs Gaunt went into another mining cave but we didn’t want to go so we stayed at the playground.  We have to travel all the way home now and are looking forward to seeing all the boys and girls again when nursery is back on TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER.

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Ted finds a new friend

Adventure Ted went on a walk.  He saw lots of sheep.  He saw loads of cows too.  Mrs G then took him to a town called Bakewell (where Bakewell tart originally comes from!)  Down by the river he found a bear that was all alone (and a bare bear!)  Ted’s new friend asked if he could come back to Scotland with Adventure Ted and be the bear for the Afternoon Group!  We just need to find him some clothes!DSC_0838DSC_0907

Ted in the Peak District

Today we drove further south to an area of England called the Peak District.  There are loads of underground tunnels and caves here.  We went down hundreds of steps to the Blue John Mine.  This is the only place in the whole world where this beautiful blue mineral is mined.  We also went on an underground boat ride at Speedwell Caverns.  Adventure Ted enjoyed his boat ride, but there wasn’t very much to see…DSC_0812 DSC_0815 DSC_0851

Adventure Ted visits England!

Adventure Ted has ventured south with Mrs Gaunt for a few days.  He visited some beautiful gardens near Chester.  The leaves on the trees are changing colour because it is autumn and look very beautiful.  Ted found lots of pine cones on the floor and also found loads of pumpkins growing!  He collected some enormous leaves too!  Mrs G will buy some pumpkins for when we go back to nursery next week!DSC_0628 DSC_0646 DSC_0680 DSC_0775