Welcome

Welcome Edit

 A very warm welcome to Eastertoun Nursery School. We are a stand alone nursery school within the grounds of Eastertoun Primary School. We have 70 children  – 35 morning session and 35 afternoon session –  aged 3-5 years. Most of our children go on to Eastertoun Primary School and live in the Armadale area. Mrs Susan Cowan is the Head Teacher.

 

Celebrating Chinese New Year

We had lots of fun Celebrating Chinese New Year this year. As it is the Year of the Dragon, the children made a dragon head. We went over to the primary school hall and danced to chinese music with ribbons and our dragon. The children had an opportunity to taste various chinese food and participated in lots of different chinese crafts.

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a  Happy New Year.  The children are now all settled back into their nursery routine and looking forward to lots of new and exciting learning opportunities. Before the holidays there was great excitement waiting for Santa to arrive and lots of fun was had by all at our Christmas Parties

Doon Oor Street

As part of our cluster schools Anti-sectarian programme, we have been learning a new song entitled ‘Doon Oor Street’. This was specially written for us by Mr Cowan, Head Teacher at Eastertoun Primary School. All the schools in the cluster have their own verses, to the same tune and each school is going to feature on the music CD. We recently went across to the primary school with about 8 of our children for a cluster schools practice. Our nursery children were absolutely fabulous and we were so proud of them!!! The actual CD will be getting made in September,  so watch out for more information on this. Your child should be able to sing you a verse or two of our song, ask them!!

Fun Day

The sun shone for our annual Fun Day!!! While we were having our sports practice in the morning, the Enterprise Group set up our Gazebos and stalls for this popular event in our nursery calendar! We had a bouncy castle, face painting, hot dogs, children and adult tombolas, hook-a-duck,  raffles, home baking etc. It was a brilliant day and we raised the fantastic amount of £563.53!!!!! Thank you so much to all who contributed in any way and to the Enterprise Group for organising the event!

Health Week

We had our Health Week recently which was a packed week of fun and learning for the children. We started the week off with a visit from A&E at St Johns Hospital. They explained to the children about the procedures for attending to broken bones. (A couple of the children in the nursery have plaster casts on!!) Mrs Gardner volunteered to have her arm put in a half plaster cast to let the children see what happens. Once it was set the children were able to role play with the cast.

Tuesday was a fun Zumba day with the children from both sessions enjoying exercise with Michelle Brown out in the nursery garden. The children really enjoyed this session, as did the staff!!

Wednesday we made a lovely exotic fresh fruit salad for snack. Good discussion took place about the various fruits, textures, colours, smell etc. The children helped prepared the fruit salad.

Thursday we played games centred around the Eat Well Plate. The children had to decide which were healthy foods and which were not.

The week culminated in a practice for our Sports Day. As it was a gorgeous day practices took place on the school playing field. The children had a fabulous morning taking part in the various potted sports.

Farewell Mrs Bennie!

After the Easter holidays the children, staff and parents said a sad but fond farewell to Mrs Bennie! Mrs Bennie worked in the the nusery office for 6 years and was a valuable member of staff, she will be sorely missed by all of us! We wish her well in her new post at Stoneyburn Primary School! Some of the children from both sessions walked to the shops in Armadale to select a special bunch of  flowers and card to give to Mrs Bennie during a special presentation when the children sang some of their favourite songs! The children finished with Mrs Bennie’s favourite nursery song, ‘You are my Sunshine’ – tears all round!!!!!

Easter Activities

The nursery children in both sessions enjoyed various Easter activities and crafts! The weather proved to be a lovely sunny day for the rolling of their decorated eggs, followed by a special Easter picnic snack in the garden and egg hunt!

Potato Planting

Our local farmer Mr McNee returned this year to our nursery to talk to the children about potato planting. The children helped to plant their seed potatoes and are now looking after them. We are hoping for a bumper crop this season to have for snack, along with the many vegatables we are growing in the nursery garden!!!!

Red Nose Fun Day

The children, parents and staff enjoyed a Comic Relief fun day with lots of fun activities. Everyone wore something red to nursery and either wore their red noses or had them painted on! The children decorated their own photo frames and these were sold with a group picture of the children wearing their noses! The children also took part in a balloon race, decorated red nose cakes, and enjoyed a red themed snack as well as various red nose arts and craft activities!! We also sold two boxes of red noses!! A fantastic total of £310.64 was raised in total!! Well done everyone!




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