Primary One Burns Assembly

The children all worked really hard to put on a fantastic assembly this morning, despite the last minute change of venue.  Here is some video of the assembly for your enjoyment.  Please add comments below and we shall share them with the children.


Thank you, Primary 6!

It was the Nursery sports day today, and we had some fantastic help from the children in Primary 6 who helped organise the children and were good sports taking part in the ‘invisible sack’ race!

Click here to go to the nursery website and see some photos!

Eco Week – Litter Pick Up

The Nursery Morning Group were joined by Primary 6 to help clear the school field of litter as part of school Eco Week. The P6s will be our buddies when we go into Primary 1. It was good fun working together. The field didn’t look very messy at first, but we found loads of litter.

Click here to go to the Nursery Website and see  some photos of us working, and the litter we found. You may need to scroll down to get the photos to appear.

International Dot Day in the Nursery!

We made a giant dot in the nursery to celebrate International Dot Day.  The children from Primary One came to help us!

Click here to see more photos on the nursery website.

Primary 6 helped out at the Nursery Sports Days!

We had fabulous weather for ‘Team Loretto’ at our Nursery Sports Day. The children did brilliantly in the various relay and the individual running races. We couldn’t believe how many times both classes wanted to run to the wall and back!

Many thanks to all who came to watch, and the Primary 6s who provided us with brilliant help and were great sports, taking part in various team events including the ‘invisible sack’ race!

Some photos from the Morning Group Sports Day:

Some photos from the Afternoon Group Sports Day:


The Primary 6s produced some amazing work filling in application forms to be buddies. They had to say a little about themselves, what they could offer their buddy and list a choice of 3 buddies with their reasons for choice. Some of the comments made were:

“I can offer care and attention. I will make sure they would know what they’re doing and help them in any way that I can.”

“I could offer my buddy love and I would help them if they were hurt. I would also give them my time so they would feel very warm and welcome when they go into primary 1. Whenever my buddy needs me I will be there for them because I am very responsible.”

“I could help them learn some of the skills I know.”

“I can offer care, trust and fun to my buddy.”

“I can offer that I will be trustworthy. I can help them with anything if it is schoolwork or a problem that they are not happy about.”

The nursery were also asked who they would like as their buddies and using all this information, as well as observations from when the Primary 6 children have been working in the nursery, we allocated the buddies. We visited Primary 6 today to announce who was buddied with whom. Everyone was delighted! We spent some time in the class with our buddies reading stories and drawing pictures.

Over the coming weeks the Primary 6s will be coming down regularly to work with their buddies, building a relationship that will continue into Primary 1.

Here are some photos in a YouTube slideshow of our visit to Primary 6 today:

Primary 6 visit the nursery

Over the last few weeks Primary 6 have been taking turns to visit the nursery so that we can identify buddies for when the nursery children move on to school. Primary 6 will are now writing letters listing 3 choices of buddy from the nursery and the nursery children will be asked who they would like as their buddies. Using this information as well as staff observations we will hopefully able to announce the buddies next week. Here are a few photos of the Primary 6s helping to draw maps of the inside of the nursery today.

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