Encouraging independence, creative thinking and more
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Developing the young workforce

1 2 3 5

P6 and P6/7 Creative Cafe

Today Primary 6 and Primary 6/7 shared their learning with family and friends during their Creative Cafe. Pupils welcomed guests with a special performance of the song, “We are all in this together.” Afterwards guests could visit the many stations prepared by the pupils. Stations included Technology, Science, Maths and Rights Respecting Schools. Finally guests enjoyed a cafe experience run by pupils.

The Creative Cafe was a great success enjoyed by all! Well done Primary 6 and Primary 6/7 for all your hard work.

  • “I enjoyed working with a different group and performing for the visitors.”
  •  “Learning the song and actions was good fun, I think we did a great job.”
  • “Sharing the information with parents was something I enjoyed.”
  •  “I thought it was a really good experience because some people at home did not know what we are doing in school so this gave them a chance to understand.”
  • “I liked the creative café because I enjoyed setting up a station and working with others.”
  • “It was a fun activity to share our learning with others.”
  • “I enjoyed sharing with the adults what we have learned in school.”
  • “It was nice to work as part of a team and a good experience to work with new people.”
  • “I enjoyed working with all the P6s as it was nice to do something with all the year groups.”

Builder visit

Yesterday Zara’s Dad came to school to talk about his job as a brick layer. He brought in some bricks, a hammer, a mask, some measuring string and some photos of him at college.

‘I enjoyed this visit because I got to hold different tools.’ Cameron

‘I got to try on the goggles and hold a very heavy brick which was really fun.’ Billy

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Soldier visit

Last week Layla’s Dad came to talk about his job as a soldier in the British Army. He came to school in his uniform and brought his big travelling bag.  He told us about the different countries he travelled to and the ways he has travelled around the world.  He told us that it is his job to protect innocent people and keep them safe.  He told us about the sacrifices he has had to make to protect people too.


‘I liked his visit because it was a different job from any other we had heard about.’ Lennox

‘It was interesting because we got to see his equipment.’ Ala

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

P6 and P6/7 Creative Cafe

P6 and P6/7 have began working on their Creative Cafe. We have been discussing ideas and making plans for all our different stalls. The cafe will take place on Tuesday 20th March at 9.30am.

Look out for your invitation in school bag mail in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to seeing you all!

Nursery science learning 27th February 2018

The children have been creating their own science lab in the Lion Room. They have been enthused through the science experiments they are taking part in during the circle time and, as they have been shown how to use the equipment, they are very much modelling the young scientist.  Lots of great questioning language, writing and mark making and, of course, experimenting!  Great start to our science learning after the busy creative café of the past few weeks.

Nursery science learning – week beginning 26th February

From our Creative Cafe with chefs, waiters, waitresses and money helpers to Science and Scientists, all in one week!

Throughout all of our baking activities in the lead up to the cafe the children discussed how cookie mixture turned into cookies whilst also talking about how they could smell and taste their baking.  This seemed to be an ideal opportunity to learn more about Science, more specifically science stories……….meaning lots of experiments!

Look, the ice melted!

Mixing station.

It feels really cold….it’s ice!

Future scientists……mixing their own experiments.

The children were very much part of setting up ther Science Lab, meaning they were aware of all of it’s contents and how to use them. They also learned that some of our group experiments were only to look at and not to touch.


Our first science story – The coloured water experiment.

Day 2 – look there’s more colour in the kitchen roll.

Day 3 – the red one is really red now.


Experiment 2 – The rotten apple experiment.

Completely by chance we foun one of our snack apples was a little rotten at the top.  When looking at the apple the children decided that it wouldn’t taste to good,also descibing it as”broken”! We thought we could use it as an experiment and watch waht would happen to it over a few days.


Day 2 – Eugh, that looks horrible!

Day 3 – Oooh, the brown bit is getting bigger!

Watch this space for more rottten apple updates!!


Expereiment 3 – The volcano!


Scientists ready!

For this experiment we need vinegar…….not everyone liked the smell!

Thinking about whether to smell the vinegar.

We all have our own bicarbonate of soda.

First we add the vinegar.

And a bit more.

And a bit more.

And just a little more.

Lets add some red colouring now.

Then we tip in our bicarbonate of soda………

………and whoosh!!!


Although Science is our learning focus throughout both rooms, the Lab is set up in the Lion Room.  To allow all of our children to benefit from the same experiences, the Butterfly children visted the Lab to see all of the equipment,how to use it and to help with some more experiments.

Throughout the week we have been creating some science sensory bottles, adding varying ingredients (water, baby oil, sequins, glitter, hair gel to name but a few!) to bottles and predicting what may happen. These bottles, although a really simple idea have been hugely impactful to the children’s learning, by making them really think whilst also extending their language and allowing them to develop an understanding of science.


Although,  after hearing the words “I wonder what would happen if we mixed the hair gel with water” then we had to find out……..

A fantastic week of learning in the nursery, with more to follow. If you have any ideas relating to science and any experiments you know about please let one of the staff know…..we would be more than happy for you to pass on any knowledge you have to our highly enthusiastic children!

Nursery Creative Cafe

All of our hard work and weeks of learning ended with our Creative Cafe, our joint venture with Primary 1. We have managed to include almost all areas of the Curriculum throughout our activities: numeracy when weighing and measuring our baking ingredients. Literacy when creating our menus and writing out orders when working in our cafes. Also when baking we used and spoke about our senses therefore touched on Science. Consequently, as we developed our knowledge of the workforce alongside all other areas of learning we were able to confidently carry out our roles with the cafe.

All of the photos below are mainly of our waiters and waitresses who did a fantastic job of serving everyone.  To see all of our other Creative Cafe photos please have a look at all other nursery and Primary 1 blog posts.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came along to the Cafe, with your support the whole venture became a very real, worthwhile and exciting experience.

Dress As Your Dream Job!

  • My dream job is a mechanic because I like cars. Learning about the engine would be fascinating.
  • My dream job is Rope Access because I like the experience of climbing to the top to fix things.
  • My dream job is a singer/song writer because it lets me let out my emotions when writing and singing.
  • My dream job is a fashion designer because I like the materials they use and making things.
  • My dream job is a police officer because I want to make the world a better and safer place.
  • My dream job is an Artic explorer because I like learning about the North Pole and I find it interesting.
  • My dream job is a dolphin trainer because I would like to teach the dolphins how to do cool tricks.
  • My dream job is to be a gamer because I like playing video games and I would like to make my own and make lots of money.

Dream Job Dress Up Day

What an amazing day we all had together!! It was so much fun talking about and describing what we would like to do when we grow up.  We liked finding out why we wanted to do our dream jobs too.  Can you guess from our outfits what we wanted to be?

John:  I want to be a helicopter pilot to take people to other places and on tours.

Justin:  I want to be a soldier to be part of a team and keep the world safe.

Daniel:  I would like to be a video game designer.  This is because I enjoy gaming when I am at home.

Levi:  I would like to be a car driver.  This is because I could drive a fast car.

Jessica:  I want to be an animator because I love to draw and watch movies.

Suha:  I want to be a nurse to help people feel better.

Hamish:  I want to be an inventor.  This is because I love creating things.

Xane:  I want to be a runner because I like being fit and healthy.  I want to become better at running so I can be fast.

Reuben:  I want to be a footballer so I can be fit and healthy.  I also want to earn a lot of money.

James:  I want to be a rockstar because I like music.  I will make my own songs and will give money to charities.

Aiden:  I want to be an inventor because I am smart and am good at working with computers.

Oscar:  I want to be an architect.  I am good at drawing and sketching out plans.

Holly:  I want to be a gymnastic teacher.  I would like to help people to learn different skills in gymnastics.   I would teach them new skills and then they would teach others.  It would be a great job.

Louisa:  I want to be a PE teacher.  I will help the children stay fit and let the children have fun.  I will play games with them.

Amber:  I want to be a vet because I want to help animals feel better.  I want to help animals so their owners are happy.

Nursery at the Creative Cafe 23rd Feb 2018

Nursery and Primary 1 Creative Cafe 2018

All ready to sell our cakes at the Creative Cafe.

Some of us can’t wait!

We are at our table waiting to see the parents coming in.

Our first customer. She thought our cakes looked lovely.

Carole was very impressed with our stall. She bought cakes and cookies.

We soon got the hang of selling and our cookies quickly sold out. This was the last packet! Luckily we had moon cakes and crispie cakes still to sell.

The crispie cakes sold well too and we had to make sure we were giving the right change.

Sometimes we said, ‘Have a nice day!’, when the customers left.

We all took the money when we were selling. Sometimes it was 50p and sometimes it was a pound coin.

Our price board helped us know what amount to ask.

All of us were selling the cakes.

We even sold cakes to our friends who came to visit our stand.

They gave the right money . . .

. . . and we gave them change if they needed it.

Finally the last cake was sold.

Now it was time to count up the money.

We all had a go.

Then we had a look at all the coins we had been given. Lots of numeracy and coin matching work at this stand. The children were keen to engage with the parents and sell their cakes. This gave them great practice in experiencing a shop environment and they all were enthusiastic to take part.

Creative Café slideshow 2018

1 2 3 5