Afternoon group being nature detectives

On Friday the children went out into the woods to be Nature detectives. We looked for leaves and checked if they were on our list. We looked to see how many different kinds of leaves we could find. After we did some bark rubbing this was good fun.

Looking after our teeth

Today we had special visitors to the Nursery. Elaine and Flossy came to see us. They came to tell us about how important it is for us to brush our teeth. We all got a chance to brush Flossy’s teeth and Elaine read us a story. At the end Elaine watched us brush our teeth and she was very pleased at our brushing and at how sparkly our teeth were.


Counting with Primary 1

Today we went to the Primary1 classroom to do some counting. We were counting spiders together. The challenge for us was to count how many spiders and the challenge for the Primary1’s was to add numbers to 20. They all did a fab job.

2017/18 Childhood Flu Campaign

Parents are being urged to join the fight against flu this winter by ensuring children aged 2 to 5 get the flu immunisation

With health professionals warning there is potential for this year’s flu season to be serious, the campaign encourages parents to make an appointment with their GP practice to get their child immunised

The call comes as figures reveal 41% of 2 to 5-year-old children in Scotland didn’t take up the offer of the flu vaccine in 2016.

The vaccine helps protect children against flu and reduces the chance of them spreading the virus to others.

Latest findings from Scotland also provide evidence that the nasal flu vaccine has reduced the risk of hospitalisation in those who are immunised.

Flu is more than just a bad cold. It’s highly infectious with symptoms that come on very quickly and it can hit anyone. The flu vaccine is the safest and most effective way to help protect against flu this year.

To find out more about the childhood flu vaccine and its benefits visit or phone NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88

Visit to Primary one for storytime

Yesterday we visited Primary One to read them the story that we all wrote together called The flying boat. We all enjoyed this when Mrs MacDonald read this to everyone. The children in Primary One had all written their own stories and we listened to them. This was good fun. We are learning about stories having a beginning, middle and end.

We have been growing potatoes and carrots in the nursery garden. These were ready to be eaten so we went out to dig them out of the soil. The children had great fun finding the potatoes from the soil and pulling the carrots out.

Exploring Nursery!

The afternoon group are all now very settled into the nursery routine. They have spent the last couple of weeks exploring, playing and making new friends.

Reading with Primary 1

This week Primary 1 visited the nursery. We shared our core stories together, looking at the pictures and thinking carefully about the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Fun with magnets!

The children have all settled back into the nursery routine well. We welcome all the new children and families to the nursery. This week the morning group have been exploring magnets, they have investigated objects found in the nursery that are magnetic and not magnetic, thinking carefully about common properties of materials that are magnetic. They enjoyed sorting them and recording their findings.