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Thank you for looking at our Blog page . This is where we will be sharing information about the children’s interest/ activities and any reminders.

We will also provide information about the Lunch and Snack for the week ahead!

Magical Moments This Week – Week 2

Good Morning, Everyone! We hope you have enjoyed doing the activities from the Learning Grid and watching our videos and stories. It was lovely speaking with all the Parents/Carers last week and hearing how you are all getting on.

This week is has been great to see some more of your amazing pieces of work – Please remember to keep sending any pictures through your Learning Journals. Here are some of the Magical Moments you have shared:

Making Shelters For Hibernating Bears and other Animals , Using Shapes to Make Pictures and Snowmen Drawings

Magical Moments In Nursery – Week 1

We hope you had a good week. It has been lovely to see some photos and videos of the learning you have been doing at home. It has definitely been the perfect week for all the Winter Activities. Here are some of the Magical Moments you have shared ;

Wonderful Snowman Drawings, Freezing Lego Men Experiments and Glove Matching

LOOK OUT for next week’s activities on your Learning Journals on Sunday Evening. Please share any photos with us, we love to see what you are doing.

Have a Good Weekend!!

And some more Magical Moments……….

Home Learning Information

Welcome back to our Blog. We hope you had a lovely holiday. As you will be aware due to current Covid restrictions , the nursery is currently closed to most pupils. The following attachments include Information from the Headteacher, a Guide for Parents regarding Learning At Home and Digital Guidance from City Of Edinburgh Council. We hope you find this useful and look forward to seeing any of your photos and videos over the next few weeks:

Week Beginning: Monday 14th December

As we enter into our last full week of the year , the children have been showing lots of interest in Christmas. They have been making their own cards and decorations, playing Christmas games and investigating the indoor snow scene.

Last Day Finishing Time: In addition to last week’s information, please note the Nursery will finish at 11:45am on Tuesday 22nd Dec for the Christmas Break. All pupils will resume on Wednesday 6th January


Week Beginning; Monday 7th December

This week we have started to get ready for Christmas and we can feel the excitement starting to rise!! Alongside Christmas, Room 2 have been looking at Our World. They have been learning about:

Places in the world, What the world looks like , Where different animals can be found

Have a look at some of the activities we have been doing:

Christmas Dates : As the Christmas holidays are fast approaching we have lots of activities to fit in before we break up! Here are some dates and information for the next couple of weeks.

Friday 11th December – Christmas Jumper Day and the opportunity to watch Robin Hood Pantomime if children wish.

Monday 14th December – Opportunity for children to watch Rapunzel Pantomime if they wish.

Thursday 17th December – Christmas Lunch: Festive Turkey Burger Roll, Pigs ‘n’ Blankets, Roast Potatoes, Cranberry Dip. Festive biscuit . (Vegetarian option for non-meat eaters:  Veggie Haggis Wellington, Roast Potatoes and Parsnips, Cranberry Dip. Festive biscuit.)

Tuesday 22nd December – Last day of term: Christmas Party, children are welcome to come to nursery dressed in party clothes. (Finishing time TBC)

Wednesday 06th January – Children return


Week Beginning: Monday 30th November

Welcome to this week’s blog! The children in Room 1 have continued with their interest in Families and this has led to lots of different activities. They especially enjoyed learning to wash the dishes and making pictures of their families using different materials.

Let’s Read

We have also been looking at our favourite books and drawing the front covers. We are so proud of our writing and drawings!!

Christmas Coundown: We will be sending out more Christmas dates and information this week. Keep an eye on your emails.

Hot Meals: This will be our first week of Hot Meals. We are looking forward to trying lots of new things. We will let you know how everything goes.

Parking Restrictions: Just a reminder that the new parking restrictions are in place from today. You should have received an email from the school with information. You can also view the document here :



Week Beginning: Monday 23rd November

This week we have been learning about the Festival of Diwali. This has involved us listening to the Story of Rama and Sita, We have also been making clay Diva Lamps, Rangoli Patterns and Mehndi Hand Patterns. It was also great to have the chance to dance to Traditional Indian Music and taste some different foods. We had lots of fun over the week:


This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Sandwich, Veggie Sausages with dip , Yoghurt
Tuesday – Roll, Carrot Sticks and Dip, Sponge Cake
Wednesday – Sandwich, Cheese and Vegetable Puff, Chocolate Cookie
Thursday – Roll, Cheese and Vegetable Dippers, Jelly

Snacks will include – cereal, toast, crumpets, malt loaf, banana bread, oatcakes, muffins and a selection of fruit/ vegetables


Week Beginning: Monday 16th November

This week the children have continued to learn about Fire Safety and have enjoyed creating firework pictures, building fire engines using the large blocks and playing with the fire station and engines.

In Room 1 the children have shown an interest in Keeping Fit and Doing Exercises. They have also been talking about Families and have drawn picture of their families, built houses for the family of people and have been looking after babies.

Children In Need: Thank you to everyone who donated on Friday. The Nursery raised over £68 for Children In Need.

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Sandwich, Veggie Sticks and Dips, Sponge Cake
Tuesday – Roll, Potato Salad, Oat Cookies,
Wednesday – Sandwich, Fruit Mousse, Mixed Berries
Thursday – Roll, Rainbow Slaw, Apple Cake

**Special Diwali Snack on Friday**

Snacks will include – cereal, breadsticks, pancakes, crumpets, muffin, toast and a selection of fruit and vegetables.


Week Beginning: Monday 9th November

This week the children had a great time looking at Fire Safety. This included using the safety skills they had learned whilst having Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows around the Fire Pit. We hope you like the pictures:

P1 Registration: P1 Registration is taking place On-line this week. Please follow the link below for information and the registration form:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration

Children In Need: On Friday 13th November the Nursery will be taking part in Children In Need alongside the school. All children are welcome to wear Spots/Stripes or Patterns. A tub will be available at both doors should you wish to make a donation

Names On Clothes: Please remember to name all clothes so we are able to return any missing pieces to the correct children.

Uniform: The new On-line Uniform Ordering System is now up and and running. If you would like to order Nursery Jumpers or Polo Shirts, please follow the link:

https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/catalog/category/view/s/carrick-knowe-nursery/id/1667/

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Yoghurt
Tuesday – Roll, Veggie Sticks and Dips, Jelly
Wednesday – Sandwich, Cherry Tomatoes, Pineapple
Thursday – Roll, Salad Pot, Mousse

Snacks will include – cereal, breadsticks, pancake, waffles, crumpets, muffin, toast and a selection of fruit and vegetables.


Week Beginning: Monday 2nd November

Welcome to this week’s blog. This week we would like to welcome Miss Caitlin Anderson to our staff. Caitlin will be the new Key-worker for the Squirrel Group in Room 2. It is lovely to have Caitlin join us and Room 2 parents will see her at Drop-off and Pick-up over the next few weeks.

Face Covering: As you may already be aware, Parents/Carers are now required to wear Face Coverings during Drop-off/Pick-up and in the school playground areas. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Sun, Moon And Stars: This week Room 2 have been finding out about the Sun, Moon and Stars. The children loved playing with the moon sand and using the play dough to make space shapes . Here are some of the comments:

‘It feels like real sand’

‘I can make it into the moon’

‘I’m putting the stars into the play dough like the sky’

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Sandwich, Pepper Sticks, Fruit, Mousse
Tuesday – Roll, Fruit
Wednesday – Sandwich, Cheese Cubes, Tomatoes, Yoghurt
Thursday – Roll, Baby Corn, Trifle

Snacks will include – cereal, breadsticks, pancake, waffles, oatcakes, brownie, toast and a selection of fruit and vegetables.



Week Beginning: Tuesday 27th October

Welcome Back, we hope you all had a lovely holiday! It has been great to see everyone back in Nursery.

This Term we are planning to look at various Topics including Fire Safety, Diwali and Christmas. As always, we will also be planning learning around the children’s interests. We will keep you updated with many of the activities via Learning Journals and our Blog.

Reminder: Can we please ask parent /carers to ensure children have jackets and wellies/boots for playing outside. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to give our spare jackets or footwear.

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Holiday
Tuesday – Roll, Carrot Sticks, Cake
Wednesday – Sandwich, Pineapple, Cookie
Thursday – Roll, Cheese/Veggie Dippers, Jelly


Week Beginning : Monday 12th October

It is the final week of Term and we have had a a great start to our ‘very different’ Nursery year! We want to sayThank You for supporting us with all the changes this term including the new hours, lunches and Covid – restrictions. As always, we will keep you updated with any changes going forward into next term.

REMINDER- October Break : Nursery closes on Friday 16th October at 12:30pm and re-opens on Tuesday 27th October at usual time

Autumn and Apple Tree

Over the past few weeks , we have been learning about Autumn and the changes this brings. The children have had great fun going on Autumn Walks, talking about the changes they see, doing Art and Craft activities, playing games with Autumn materials and reading stories. We have also been showing interest in the apples growing on our apple tree. Here are some of our pictures from this week:

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information#

Monday – Roll, jelly, raisins

Tuesday – Roll, noodles, yoghurt.

Wednesday – Flatbread, cous cous, jelly.

Thursday – Sandwich thin, pizza slice, frozen yoghurt.


Snacks will include – cereal, cheese scone, breadsticks, pancake, brownie, toast and a selection of fruit and vegetables.


Week Beginning : Monday 5th October

Welcome to this week’s blog. Please see below for updates on Maths Week Scotland, our most recent Care Inspectorate Report and Lunches/Snacks.

We are also looking forward to speaking with parents over the next 2 weeks during our Parent Consultations. Your key-worker will have more information about dates and times for calls.

Reminder: As the weather is getting colder and wetter, can we please ask parent /carers to ensure children have jackets and wellies/boots for playing outside. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to give our spare jackets or footwear.

Maths Week Scotland

We had a great week doing lots of different Maths activities around the Nursery. These included jumping on numbers, playing games with shapes and colours . Have a look at our photos and comments

“Look, I can jump and say what number it is”

” I found lots of numbers “

” I made a picture with shapes”

Care Inspectorate Report

Every 3 years, Nurseries have an inspection from the Care Inspectorate to ensure they are maintaining high care standards. These Inspections are unannounced and take place over a full day. Carrick Knowe Nursery was inspected in February 2020, but due to Covid-19 there was a delay in receiving the final report. We are now delighted to announce we received two Grade 5s ( Very Good) and our report was highly praised by our Early Years Improvement Officer. If you would like to read the full report please follow the link below :

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Monday – Roll, yoghurt, fruit
Tuesday – Wrap, smoothie
Wednesday – Roll, cheese chunks, smoothie
Thursday – Pitta, frozen yoghurt

Snacks: shortbread, carrot cake, jelly, oatcakes, rice cakes, breadsticks, cereal and a selection of fruit and vegetables


Week Beginning : Monday 28th September

We hope you had a lovely weekend! This week we will have a focus on Maths as it’s Maths Week Scotland. There will be lots of shape and number activities going in nursery.

Have a look at what we have been doing already……

Please see the website below for more information:

https://www.mathsweek.scot/

This Week’s Lunches and Snacks

Reminder : This menu can change on a daily basis but we will always try to give the most up-to-date information

Lunches this week , will include:
Monday – Roll, pizza, veggie sticks and dips
Tuesday – Roll, yoghurt, fruit
Wednesday – Flatbread, jelly, fruit
Thursday – Sandwich thin, frozen yoghurt, fruit

Snacks will include: scones, oat cookies, crackers, pancakes, waffles, breadsticks, toast, and daily fruit or vegetables.