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December Newsletter 2019

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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Christmas Singalong 2019

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Everyone is looking forward to the forthcoming child lead singalong of ‘Jesus Christmas Party’ on Wednesday 11th December for parents/family and Thursday 12th December for grandparents/family. Doors will open in the morning at 10.15am for a 10.30am start and in the afternoon 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start.  Due to limited seating, we can only make two tickets available to each child for each show, 2 tickets per child.  Please collect your tickets from the table in the foyer. There is no charge for this event but we will invite you to make a donation to a charity at the Singalong. We would ask if children could wear a white top on the day, this can be any white top you have and don’t worry if it has a picture or pattern on it. A ‘Photo Booth’ where your child can dress up as any character and have their photo taken will be available on the day.

November Newsletter 2019

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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Autumn Learning

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Please see the sway below documenting activities/interests following the children’s lead in Seasonal changes. Click on the arrows below to navigate through the Sway.

Mindfulness Sessions

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

To encourage the children to connect with their own thoughts and regulate their feelings Mrs Hendry has been inviting small groups of children to take part in a Mindfulness session. While engaging with all of their senses with the use of scented candles, flowers, sensory light equipment  the children were transported on a magical flying carpet, it was amazing to hear where their imagination took them…

Katie – ‘We imagined we were on magic carpet. It was comfy on the ground. It was really dark the moon and the stars were there, the carpet was flying it was like magic’

Ryan – ‘We were on a magic carpet, we used our imagination, it was good’

Thea – ‘Went on a flying carpet but it wasn’t real it was pretend, it was fun’

Robbie – ‘We were using our imagination, It was making me calm. I was going to my place’

Gracie – ‘We went on a carpet and Mrs Hendry turned the light off and took our shoes off’

Tyler – ‘We were imagining stuff, we were on a carpet and it could fly. The lights were switched off but we seen the stars and the moon’.

Zak – ‘I went up there, in the sky’.

Finlay – ‘Flying a magic carpet, the lights were off. Using imagination’

Lewis – ‘I went on a magic carpet, we were flying, it was just fun and that’s the end.’

Imogen – ‘I saw the starts and the moon and we lied down. The moon was changing colours’

Zoe – ‘It was sparkly ad dark, there was a sparkly crown, there was a carpet. Fun.’

Afternoon at the fire pit.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

This afternoon we got the fire pit out and together begun to make the fire.
The children helped shred the wood , put twigs and sticks  into the fire pit  and made  a spark with the flint.
Throughout the  fire pit activity ,children developed their awareness of fire safety rules.
Please see the children  comments :
”If  you touch the fire you will get burn ” Millie 
”Yes and this is very sore” Rhodes 
 ” We not allow to go over the yellow line ” Amelia
” Only  an  adult can set the fire up ” Aleksander 

” Water puts fire out ” Millie

And then  children’s curiosity ……………
Why is the smoke white”     Rhodes

‘Why dose the fire dance ” ” Looks like  orange”  Millie
” Why dose smoke smell like that ”   Conner
” Can we cook in the fire ”  Rhodes
‘ Yeah Marshmallows” Amelia
”Burned toast” Rhodes
”Chocolate ” Mirac 



Engaging our listening and attention skills

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Mrs McGonigal a teacher from Murryfield language centre visited our nursery. She brought lots of exciting props and hid them in bags, boxes and buckets. We played games to develop our attention and listening skills. Our group ladies said we demonstrated fantastic listening skills !!


Exploring New Life

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Caterpillar’s have arrived at nursery, the children are more than welcome to invite their parents/carers into nursery to have a look!
Please use the arrows below to navagate through the SWAY, Look out for some of our favourite YouTube videos.

Wrigley Litter Campaign – Feb litter walk

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g! 
Henry documented the Litter Walk by wearing our GoPro Action Camera, Press play on the YouTube video below to see the Eco Heroes in action.

Our next Litter Walk takes place on Wednesday 20th March at 1pm. Parent/grandparent help would be most appreciated. Please let staff know if you would like to help. 


Thanks to everyone who helped on our February Litter Pick, We collected 1kg 500g!

Transition to Primary 1

Friday, March 1st, 2019

As we prepare to begin our transition process to associated schools please keep checking the blog/Twitter and ‘transition Notice board’ in the foyer for most recent updates. If you have any questions or concerns regarding transition, please don’t hesitate to speak to Miss Kelly.

 If you have applied for a primary one place at Windyknowe Primary School please click on the link below for first transition dates. (Copies of letter can be found under notice board)