Primary 1 Transition

It is hard to think that some of our children will soon be starting Primary 1. This is a very exciting and important time for them as they transition from nursery to Primary 1.

As always we are here to support the children and families through this process. During this term the pre-school children will be participating in many activities that will help prepare them for moving on to school. Please keep checking the blog as we will be posting information and activities that you can use to support your child during this exciting milestone of their life.

This week we have suggestions of activities that you can do at home that will help to prepare your child to be independent and confident in their Primary 1 class. Please click the link below.


The nursery team are available if you have any questions.



Life cycle of a frog

Arts and crafts this week at nursery..

In both the morning and afternoon nursery, we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog.  The boys and girls have been creating pictures of each stage in the cycle so they can make a display. They have been bubble wrap printing to make the eggs, sticking and gluing to make some tadpoles, vegetable and finger painting to create out frog-lets and they also drew some frogs! They have done a super job!

Busy Adventures in Nursery

Over the past few weeks we have been having a wonderful time doing messy play and den building in nursery. 

Have a look at our gallery to see all the exciting things we have been doing recently.

We have made a huge den that took up most of the nursery space and we all hid inside, it even had bedrooms. We have been making potions and cutting up fruit and vegetables and using juicers to  see what amazing concoctions we can make. We have been playing farms and pretending to be diggers on our tuff tray. We have also been making cars from buttons and corks and then racing them down the pipe to see how far they can travel.

It has been such a busy few weeks but we have had a great time learning.  



Nursery Baking

The nursery have been so busy baking over the past two weeks. Both classes have been voting to see what they wanted to bake. Last week the vote was for rock cakes or scones and this week was banana muffins or blueberry muffins. 

The children are using math to measure the ingredients. They then need to use their hand eye coordination to mix the ingredients together. Breaking the eggs is also a tough job which takes fine motor skills and strength. 

The baked goods have been making the whole school smell lovely as they cook. Thankfully the children made sure there was one  for each nursery teacher too and an extra one for Mrs Douglas. is the recipe we used for the delicious rock cakes.

This is the recipe the morning nursery used for their blueberry muffins. ( You can swap out the flour for gluten free and it works too.)

195 grams all-purpose flour

150 grams caster sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

80g  melted butter, we used vegan flora

1 large egg or egg replacement

 (80 ml – 120 ml) milk; dairy and non-dairy both work

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup of  fresh  blueberries

Just mix all together in a bowl and cook in muffin cases for 15 mins at 180 degrees.

If you do any baking please do share. We love seeing what you can make at home. 

Enjoying the nice weather!

The weather yesterday was lovely so we spent most of our time enjoying the sunshine. We have been exploring mathematical terms in the mud kitchen. Measuring and pouring coloured water and mixing it to produce a new colour. We have also been working on rolling the playdough into balls and rolling it out using a rolling pin. We have enjoyed playing with a playhouse and also building sandcastles.

Painting in the garden

The children in the morning nursery had a fantastic time painting in the garden. They took turns coming and mixing the colors of paint and making their own pictures.

Some of the children stood and watched the other children painting and offered support and kind words about their paintings.

The children spoke about the colors they were using and the paintings they were making with their friends.


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