Christmas Dates for your Diary

We’re busy getting ready for Christmas in the nursery. The children have been enjoying lots of Christmas crafts and activities and we are doing well at learning our Christmas songs. Here are some dates for your diary.

Tuesday 13th December – Hilton Lodge Nursing home

The afternoon pre-school children will be accompanying the Primary 6/7 pupils to sing their carols to the residents of Hilton Lodge.

Thursday 15th December – Florabank Nursing Home

The morning children will be visiting the nursing home to sing our songs for the residents. We need three parent helpers for this visit. If you are able to help, please speak to a member of staff.

Tuesday 20th December – Visit to West Church

Each year we visit one of the churches in Haddington at Christmas time. This year we will be going to West Church to listen to a story and to sing Christmas songs. The morning children will be visiting at 10am and the afternoon children at 2pm. We need three parent helpers for each visit. Again, please see a member of staff if you are able to help.

Wednesday 21st December – Christmas singsong

You are invited to our short Christmas singsong. The children are busy practising their songs and are looking forward to their performance. The morning children will be singing at 11.15am and the afternoon children at 2.30pm. Please could the children wear something Christmasy e.g. baubles, tinsel, or you could get creative! There will be mince pies and a wee drink available.

Thursday 22nd December – Christmas Parties

We’re donning our glad rags and getting ready to P.A.R.T.Y! Our Christmas parties will be held at St Mary’s RC Church hall, on Poldrate. Please bring the children direct to the church hall and collect them from there when the party finishes. The morning party will be 9.30 – 11am and the afternoon 1 – 2.30pm.

Our party day is our last day of term and we resume on Tuesday 10th January.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. 


Scott’s fantastic drawing from ‘The Secret of Platform 13’

The King Cobras’ reading group are reading Eva Ibbotson’s ‘The Secret of Platform 13’.        It is the story of the attempted rescue of Prince Raymond Trottle who was kidnapped at birth, and has turned out to be very unpleasant and does not want to be rescued.  To make matters more interesting, the four characters chosen to rescue him are a wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag.  They decide to try and impress him with a magnificent magic show, which Scott has superbly recreated.

'The Magic Show' by Scott


Our thoughts on Christmas

One of our challenges this week was to work with a partner to try and create a Christmas thought for every letter of the alphabet.  We were to include interesting adjectives and phrases, an idiom, and a line from a song related to Christmas.  We then used our I.T time to create a ‘Wordle’ using the site and made our own animated images to make our wordles sparkle!  Here are just a few of them……

Created by Sam
Created by Ross
Created by Liam
Created by Molly


Created by Niall

Creating our own Tartan

As part of our preparations for our Christmas Fair, (and also to coincide with St. Andrew’s Day), the boys and girls used a computer program, to create their own tartan.  First of all, they selected 4 coloured beads, then selected colours on tartan maker which would match well.  We could then play about with the features to create a design we were happy with.  We have used our designs to make keyrings to sell at the Christmas Fair.