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Nursery Newsletter

The January Nursery Newsletter is now available for viewing on the Newsletter tab or here.


Ahead of enrolment for Nursery and Primary 1, the updated ELCC and School handbooks can now be found on the Handbooks tab on the school website.

Nursery – our next project!

Our sensory path is finished and offers another area in our ever developing garden that the children have already begun to use!


So, onto our next project, for which we may need a little help with……

  ….the ground work has started for our walled garden!

We are hoping to build a little wall around this area of our garden so are looking for any old bricks or cement you may have at home that you do not need. This project has the potential to continue to Develop our Young Workforce as the chidren will be helping with the build…….oh and if any one of our parents/grandparents etc has any experience building a wall then we would be more than grateful for their advice or help!  It’s either that or You Tube!









Nursery Enrolment – returning pupils.

Nursery Enrolment 2020/2021

10th – 14th February 2020

Please note that Parents of Nursery 3 year olds who plan to return for a further Nursery 4 year old session in Nursery 2020/2021

DO NOT need to re-enrol.

Parents will however, need to meet with/call Mrs Webb to discuss their preferred hours during one of the dates/times below.

Tuesday 11th February: 9am-10.30am or 1.30pm-3.00pm

Wednesday 12th February: 9am-10.30am or 1.30pm-3.00pm

Thurday 13th February: 9am-10.30am or 1.30pm-3.00pm


Preference sheets for nursery hours will be issued one week before enrolment, please bring this and proof of your home address when meeting with Mrs Webb.


Enrolment for P1 and Nursery Session 2020/2021

Enrolment for Primary 1 , August 2020, opens on Monday January 27th and closes on January 31st.

This guide will give you all of the information you need about how to enrol for Primary 1 – Enrolling your child for school – Parent Guide 2020

Enrolment Form – School 2020 – We would recommend that this be completed online. You have the choice to upload your proof of address and copy of your child’s birth certificate during the process.

However, if you do not wish to or are unable to then please present these documents to the school office by the end of February. Paper copies of the forms can be accessed at the school office.

Further information re placing requests and special diets can be found on our enrolment page on the school website.

Nursery learning week beginning 13th January 2020

This week the children have all continued to settle back into nursery and are once again exploring both rooms and outside, getting to know their new friends who have joined us this term and generally being very busy.

This week we have used technology to help us learn about the world around us and their world closer to home.


The boys and girls have been exploring making their own worlds and creating animals and characters to live in them.  Lots of team work and discussions and negotiations going on to build what the children want to create.


We are still using our maps and globes to talk about the places we know and what they mean to us.


On Wednesday we had another baking session, well not so much baking, but lots of stirring and discussion about smells and textures of our ingredients.

Our sensory path is getting bigger as we continue to  work hard adding new sections.  Due to the wet weather the path was even more adventurous as the hole we had dug was filled with water …..perfect for splashing in!



To continue our interest in faraway places, the children are welcome to bring in a book from home that is from a faraway place or as about animals from faraway countries! They could even read it to the other children if they know the story well enough!

 Remember your child can bring in photos of themselves in faraway places and we will try to find the place they visited on the map!



Nursery Learning week commencing 6th January 2020

Welcome back to nursery and our new term and welcome to all the new boys and girls who have joined us for the first time.  We look forward to getting to know you and will support any uncertainties you may have.  Do let nursery staff know if you are unsure.  So far everyone has been very busy despite us loosing a room to a flood!  This has meant moving to another room in school and the children have enjoyed this new experience with familiar toys and adults around them.

Whilst the Turtle Room has been out of action we have been able to use the time out of the room as a transition for the children, introducing them to A block (which is where they will go when they go to primary 1) and the demountable (next to Primary 7)


Next week we will choose different technologies and reference sources (using the Ipad, Alexa and books) to find out about the animals and countries we are learning about.

If you have visited a faraway country and have photos of your child there, do bring them in and we will try to find them on our giant map!


We plan to learn lots more about our world.

Holm ELCC Care Inspectorate update

Our Early Learning and Childcare Centre (ELCC) was recently inspected by the Care Inspectorate as part of their ongoing evaluation regarding the quality of the service we provide.

A copy of the Inspection Report can be found here or in the Policy Folder in the ELCC cloakroom.

Thank you to everyone who returned questionnaires and gave feedback on our service to the Care Inspectorate.

We were delighted with the results of the inspection and shall be addressing some of the feedback we received during the coming months – watch this space!



Sign of the Week – 6th January 2020

Welcome back! To kick off the new term we have a new sign of the week. To link into our learning, this week’s sign is ‘world’. This week we will be learning about our world, where we live and about all the countries around us.

At home, you may want to discuss travel as a family, talk about any holidays or family that live in different countries around the world.


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Nursery – The Igloo is finished!

A big thanks to everyone for all of the eggboxes that were handed into the nursery for our igloo…….without your help we would never have finished this big build! Also the igloo would never actualy even exist without the project management of Miss Smith………can’t wait to see what she comes up with next year!!!!

A great space for stories

To chill out in!

and to have a bit of quiet time!

Finally, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and also say a  huge thank you for all of the support you have given to us throughout this term.

Have a wonderful holiday…….see you in 2020!


From all nursery staff


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