Category Archives: Nursery

Happy Hatching

Nursery and Primary 3 pupils have had an exciting time today. We were greeted by three chicks that had hatched overnight and over the course of the morning they were joined by a further three. This is all part of our joint Living Eggs project and we will be caring for them for two weeks. Family and friends are welcome to come in for a look when dropping or collecting pupils.

Here is a little time lapsed video showing our 5th chick hatching. Amazing for the children to see a new life coming into the world.

Some quotes from the children:

I couldn’t believe my eyes when the egg cracked and the chick hatched! –  Chanelle

It was amazing to watch the chick hatching. -Marcel

I felt relieved when I saw the egg shells crack and the chicks hatching. – Natalia

I was speechless when Miss McGregor told us some eggs had hatched – Kayla

It felt like a dream come true. – Lucy

I was amazed when I saw the chicks drying and getting so fluffy. – Dorota

I was excited when I came up to the classroom to see the newly hatched chicks. – Joel

It was emotional when the eggs were hatching. – Olivia

When I first held them I felt so joyful. – Angel

I was excited when to see the chicks. – Albert

I was glad to see them. – Jacob

I was gobsmacked when the chicks were hatching. – Chloe

I was super glad when the eggs hatched. – Demi

I felt so emotional when I first saw the chicks. – Brogan


The Nursery and P3 children worked together to make their own hens and chicks.



Farewell Our Feathered Friends

A day of mixed emotions in Nursery and Primary 3 as we bid farewell to our chicks. They are being adopted by Alan, who will take good care of them and also keep us up to date with how they are getting on. But Alan did not come to collect the chicks on his own. He brought with him two of his prize winners, a hen and a cockerel. The children were amazed to see how big they were compared to our chicks. See for yourself in these photos below. We all look forward to meeting up with our chickens again as Alan has promised to bring them back for a visit in a few months.



Living Eggs in School

Take a look at this amazing time lapse of our final two chicks hatching out of their eggs. Thank you chicks for waiting until all the pupils were there to see it. After a day of drying off their down in the incubator the chicks are all now enjoying life in the brooder box with their friends. We will watch them grow over the next week and keep you posted.

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The morning children continue to enjoy their weekly dance sessions with Dani in the hall. They have lots of fun moving to different types of music and they are also learning to clap along to different rhythms.


The afternoon children have begun to visit the Mansion House garden on Thursday afternoons. This provides an opportunity to play in a natural environment and to learn about nature. Last week the children were rolling down the hill, balancing on fallen tree trunks and collecting leaves. Back in nursery we are making a book about what we see and do in the garden and this supports the teaching of literacy. The children have also made a pretty collage which can be seen in the school corridor.


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We had great success with our Painted Lady butterflies! All five caterpillars hatched successfully into beautiful orange and black butterflies which we were able to release into the garden. Some of the children were thrilled when the butterflies rested on their hands before flying away, giving us all an opportunity to have a really good look at them.

The morning children also enjoyed a trip to the library to meet our friend Hana the librarian. Hana often comes to the nursery with new picture books but on this occasion we went to see her and she read us a Maisie story. On the way back from the library we stopped at the recycling bins to get rid of our milk cartons properly. We used 15 cartons of milk in one week !

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We have been watching our Painted Lady caterpillars grow. Just a few days ago they were tiny eggs. The caterpillars have grown very quickly and now they are making cocoons. We will carefully put them into a tank with sugar syrup and orange slices and hopefully they will turn into beautiful butterflies.

We have also launched our Bedtime Stories programme with the morning children. We have lots of beautiful new picture books which can be borrowed each day. Bedtime is a really special time for parents to share a book with a child. It’s a chance for some quiet time together and will help the child develop the skills they need to be able to read independently.

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Activities based on number will continue throughout the term. Additionally the children will be learning about money through play and real-life shopping activities. They had great fun – and lots of tasty treats – when they visited the Baker’s Bunch shop just round the corner! The children have written shopping lists and visited local shops to buy food for snack and then prepare it back in school. This will lead on to learning about fractions when the children have to share pizza or cake equally at snack  time.

Singing a variety of songs and nursery rhymes continues to be very important, and if appropriate, the children will begin to learn about single sounds through various play activities. There will be daily opportunities to listen to a range of stories and we will be visiting the library to collect our Reading Rainbows packs.

We are looking forward to our trip to the theatre, “Wee Dance, We Groove” which is part of the Imaginate Festival.