Newsletter 12 – Friday 5th November 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 12– Friday 5th November 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

Please see our latest news and information below:

The St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop Online Now

The St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop organised by two of our parents is now online!

We now have a Facebook group where you can see the items we have available. Starting with winter jackets and school jumpers, just message us to purchase an item, then pick up from the school office.

All clothes are in excellent used condition.  No set price, just pay what you think. All monies go back into the school, and we are helping the environment by reusing and reducing waste.

You can find us on Facebook ‘St Cuthbert’s Preloved Uniform Shop’, just ask to join! – Claire and Kirstine (St Cuthbert’s parents)

P1 Enrolment August 2022

If your child’s date of birth is between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018, they will be due to start Primary 1 in August 2022.

Please register them online (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration) between 1st to 19th November 2021. If you are an entirely new prospective parent/carer to our school community please check our school website for more information about the school. Please note that translations of this information in a number of languages are now also available on our website.

P7 School Camp Information (Teams) Meeting 3rd November

Thanks to all those who attended Wednesday’s meeting. We hope it was helpful. An accompanying letter has been sent out this week as well. Please get in touch if you have questions about any aspect of camp. Thanks to those who have made their first payment already. Remember that payments can be made via Parent Pay at any time.

All Saints Day

The online Mass for All Saints Day was prayed respectfully by our classes this week. Thank you to them and to the Scottish Catholic Education Service for supplying the link to a lovely children’s Mass from St Augustine’s, Coatbridge.

Diwali

It was great to see the festival being acknowledged in school this week with lots of interesting learning and activities. Thanks also to our dancers for the performance they shared with our classes on Thursday. They were brilliant!

Remembrance Day/Scottish Poppy Appeal

We will be observing a 2 minute silence to mark Remembrance Day on Thursday 11th November. We will also offer pupils the chance throughout next week to buy a poppy by making a small donation to the Poppy appeal. Please note that this is entirely optional.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Thank you to Mrs MacLeish for organising our ribbons to raise awareness of Dyslexia and to all of our pupils for wearing them.

Learning Conversation with P3

The next conversation will be with P3, taking place on Thursday 11th November.

Sacramental Classes – Reconciliation, First Holy Communions and Confirmations

A communication will be sent out in the near future asking parents/carers of Roman Catholic children in P3, P4 and P7 to register their children for the celebration of the appropriate sacrament for their age.

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr John Peter from the Cathedral will be our temporary school chaplain until further notice. We appreciate his ministry and support.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

School Football Team

This week the team will take on James Gillespie’s at St Cuthbert’s. We wish good luck to all involved.

Nursery Update

We have had a joyful week of Diwali celebrations. Children have been dancing & singing, making Diwali decorations, and listening to the story of Hindu deities Rama and Sita’s return to Ayodhya. We finished our week with toasted marshmallows in our specially purposed campground at the side of the nursery.

We will continue to focus on relationships and emotional health & wellbeing. We have been reading the Colour Monster by Anna Llenas and helping to support the children identify and express their emotions.

The cold season is well and truly upon us. Next week we will be getting the garden ready for winter and providing food for the birds and other creatures. As coughs and colds become more prevalent, we would really appreciate it if you could send a box of tissues and a packet of baby wipes for your child.

Finally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to two new Early Years Assistants to our growing team; Sonja Wagner and Maria Martinez.

Finally

I hope you and your families have a great weekend.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School

Newsletter 11 – Friday 29th October 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 11– Friday 29th October 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

We hope you and your families had an enjoyable holiday last week. Please see the first newsletter of this term below:

P1 Enrolment August 2022

If your child’s date of birth is between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018, they will be due to start Primary 1 in August 2022.

Please register them online (www.edinburgh.gov.uk/p1registration) between 1st to 19th November 2021. If you are an entirely new prospective parent/carer to our school community please check our school website for more information about the school.

P7 School Camp Information (Teams) Meeting 3rd November

Mrs Mulvagh sent out the invites for this online meeting last week via your pupil’s Teams and Outlook Accounts. Please contact the school if you have not received an invite or are have any questions about accessing this meeting.

P5 Swimming – Resumes Thursday 4th November

Swimming was cancelled by our instructors this week but will resume next week. The final week’s swimming for P5 will take place on 25th November. We are very grateful to our parent helpers who have supported the class’ participation in this important aspect of the curriculum. P4 will have the opportunity of a block of lessons starting 2nd December until 27th January 2022.  The P4 letter will be sent out mid November and once again, we will require parent helpers to accompany the class to and from Dalry Swim Centre. Please let us know if you are able to help.

Return to Standard School Day Timings

Thank you for your cooperation with our return to our pre-Covid timings. Please note that should Covid Cases ever reach a level that causes concern staggered timings may have to be re-introduced but otherwise the plan is that these standard timings will remain in place for the rest of the school year up to the end of June. Our aim is still to avoid gatherings of parents/carers wherever possible and we have noticed that some of our P1 and P2 parents have been arriving early and congregating in the infant playground. Can you please try to arrive as close to pick up time as possible to avoid this. Thank you very much.

PSA Staff Retirement – Mrs Liz Krol

Mrs Liz Krol retired this week. She has worked in our school as a PSA for over twenty years and has shared her knowledge and understanding helping hundreds of children with their education during this time.   I am sure you will all join me in wishing Mrs Krol a very long and happy retirement.

All Saints Day

Please note that online Mass will be provided for pupils on Monday for this important Christian Feast Day. Pupils will also learn about the feast in their R,E. lessons next week.

Diwali

We extend our good wishes to all of our families who will be celebrating Diwali next week. The festival will be acknowledged in each of our classes learning next week. Each class will also have the opportunity to see an exhibition of traditional Indian dance performed by some our pupils to celebrate the day.

Black History Month

Black History Month comes to an end in the school this week. The children have learned a lot about promoting equality, understanding and celebrating difference. I hope you enjoyed seeing their work on our recent weekly tweets.

Dyslexia Awareness Week – Message from Mrs MacLeish, Support for Learning Teacher

Next week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and the school will be spreading awareness of dyslexia by offering pupils and staff the opportunity to wear Ellie’s blue ribbon.  

Ellie was Dyslexia Scotland’s first Young Ambassador. She came up with the idea of a blue ribbon for dyslexia to raise awareness.  Here’s what she said when she launched the blue ribbon.

“I want children to feel comfortable with their dyslexia and not to have to hide it away. Most children don’t want to tell their friends about it because they are ashamed or embarrassed.  I want to educate people so that they understand that dyslexics are creative out of the box thinkers and that we are just as clever as everyone else. I want them to embrace their dyslexia and achieve their goals.”

The theme of this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week is Destination Dyslexia: a route map.  

The aim is to make Scotland a dyslexia friendly destination for every person who has dyslexia.  A dyslexia friendly society is one where everyone understands dyslexia and how it impacts the 1 in 10 children and adults who are dyslexic.  Over the course of the week, pupils will be learning about dyslexia, including associated strengths and difficulties.   

Easyfundraising – Feel Good Shopping (Information Only – No Obligation)

Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.  It’s simple and free to use and can turn your online shopping into free donations for our School Fund.   If you haven’t signed up as yet and would like to do so, the process is easy and completely free.  There are over 6,000 shops and sites which donate to our School Fund when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday/Christmas online shopping, and at no extra cost to you!  If you are interested, please have a look at the website, (easyfundraising.org.uk) register and search ‘causes’ for St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh, start shopping and help boost our School Fund!

Learning Conversation with P4

This took place today and was really positive. One of our school improvement focus areas is Writing and the class had been writing diary entries this week. Listed strengths included: writing in the past tense and first person, using adjectives to engage an audience and expressing thoughts and feelings. The pupils were really aware of the importance of using success criteria and self assessment to help them understand their strengths and next steps. Their next steps included improved punctuation, adding more adjectives and planning more clearly. The pupils understood that the best way to achieve their next steps was to learn from previous pieces of work, practice what they need to improve and to check their work during the writing process as well as after it. It was a great conversation and the class were a credit to themselves and Miss Pusker.

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr John Peter from the Cathedral will be our temporary school chaplain until further notice. We appreciate his ministry and support.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

Nursery Update

Today was our Halloween party! Lots of fun with sensory squidgy play, Halloween songs, exciting games and a spooky snack; what a great way to end the week!

Next week we will be focusing on relationships and emotional health & wellbeing. We will be introducing The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. In this fabulous story, the little colour monster is having a hard time, as his feelings are all jumbled up. He is red, green, yellow, blue and black, all at the same time. It’s making him very confused and he doesn’t know why. Luckily, help is at hand and the colour monster learns to make sense of his mixed-up emotions by labelling them, which leads to a heart-warming conclusion. In this striking book, the reader is invited to join the colour monster on his journey, as he is guided through his emotions one by one, through a series of beautiful collage-effect illustrations, which add depth, energy and intensity. It can be read as a simple story about friendship, but can also help children to recognise, discuss and label emotions, providing them with vital emotional literacy skills.

To listen to the story with your child please click on the link below.

As Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night are fast approaching, and the skies are lit up with fireworks and bonfires, we will be emphasising the importance of fire safety. We will responsibly explore fire as an essential element, alongside water, air and earth.

Finally, as next week’s weather forecast is just as bad as this week, please remember waterproof jackets and wellies, and some clothing changes.

Finally

Have a great weekend.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School

Newsletter 10 – Friday 15th October 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 10– Friday 15th October 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

Hard to believe that we have reached half term already. It’s been a quick term. I hope that it has gone well for you and your families. Please see our latest newsletter below. Thanks for taking the time to read it.

October Holidays 18th-25th October 2021 – Return Tuesday 26th October 2021

Please note the above information. Staff return on the Monday but pupils won’t return until the Tuesday. We hope you all have a lovely break with your families.

Summary School Renewal Plan and Pupil Friendly Version

As you may be aware schools create and work through a Renewal (formerly School Improvement) Plan every year. This plan is designed to keep the school improving and moving forward. We have summarised this year’s plans for you via a summary ‘driver diagram’. This can be found on the ‘SQIP’ section of the school website. We have also included a child friendly version created by our Pupil Rights and Equalities Group with Miss Munro filed under the same tab. Please take the time to read this and let us know your thoughts.

Preventing and Responding to Bullying and Discrimination amongst Children and Young People Policy

Please note that this policy has been added on to the ‘school information for parents’ section of the website.

PSA Staff Retirement

Mrs Liz Krol has decided to take early retirement and will be leaving us on Thursday 28th October.   Mrs Krol has worked in our school as a PSA for over twenty years and has shared her knowledge and understanding helping hundreds of children with their education during this time.   I am sure you will all join me in wishing Mrs Krol a very long and happy retirement.

P7 School Camp Opportunity – 15th-19th November 2021

Thank you for your response which was overwhelmingly in favour of taking up the opportunity. A letter and additional information was sent out yesterday as promised. Please return the requested forms by Tuesday 26th October and let us know if you have any questions.

Return to Standard School Day Timings from Tuesday 26th October 2021

Please note that from this date onwards we will revert to our pre Covid school day. Should we at any stage (God forbid) experience a resurgence of Covid cases, staggered timings may have to be re-introduced but otherwise the plan is that these standard timings will remain in place for the rest of the school year. We realise that balancing these different starting times has been challenging for families and thank you for your support and patience. We hope this change will make your mornings a bit easier for you.

Finally, please note that pupils will now be able to enter the playground pre morning bell but that footballs should not be taken into the playground area.

ClassStartFinish (Mon-Thurs)Finish (Friday)
P18.55am3pm12.20pm
P28.55am3pm12.20pm
P38.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P48.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P58.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P68.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P78.55am3.20pm12.30pm
LCC18.55am3.20pm12.30pm
LCC28.55am3.20pm12.30pm

School Milk

If you have recently  ordered and paid for milk, please remember this will start on Tuesday 26th October

School Lunches

If you have not already ordered a school lunch for when we return to school (26th October) please remember to send your child with a packed lunch from home.

Easyfundraising – Feel Good Shopping (Information Only – No Obligation)

Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.  It’s simple and free to use and can turn your online shopping into free donations for our School Fund.   If you haven’t signed up as yet and would like to do so, the process is easy and completely free.  There are over 6,000 shops and sites which donate to our School Fund when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday/Christmas online shopping, and at no extra cost to you!  If you are interested, please have a look at the website, (easyfundraising.org.uk) register and search ‘causes’ for St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh, start shopping and help boost our School Fund!

Learning Conversation with P4

This will take place week beginning 25th October and reported in that week’s newsletter.

St Cuthbert’s School Football Team

Another fine victory for the team v St Peter’s. The coaches were unsure as to whether final score was 8 or 9 -0. Well done everyone!

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr Aidan left us with our thanks last week. He will be temporarily replaced by Fr John Peter from the Cathedral until a full-time replacement can be announced. We hope to meet with Fr John Peter soon and look forward to working with him during his time with us.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

Nursery Update

This week we had our first parents’ consultations! We would like to thank all our parents for their time and their feedback, greatly appreciated.

We have had a busy week as usual and we have been making use of our garden regardless of the changing weather. We would also like to thank our parents for providing suitable clothing for the current weather. We have explored a lot of messy play both indoors and outdoors. We looked at floating and sinking in our water trays and we are getting familiar with why some things float and some do not.

As we celebrate Black History Month we have listened to Black musicians’ songs and talked about famous black people. We have been reading Elmer (the elephant with many colours) to facilitate our discussions on how we are all different but equal as well as how we have different skin tones and colours.

We continued exploring Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as our Autumn themes.  We are still discovering and learning more about these themes.

Our Term time children will be on holiday next week and we will see them back on the 26th. We hope they have a great time with their families. Our 50-week children will be in on Wednesday and Thursday from 8-4.

Finally

Have a great holiday and we look to seeing everyone back at 8.55am on Tuesday 26th October.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School

Newsletter 9– Friday 8th October 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 9– Friday 8th October 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

Thank you for taking time to read through the information below. As always, please ask if you have any questions. See contact details at the bottom of this newsletter.

Return to Standard Timings from Tuesday 26th October 2021

Please note that from this date onwards we will revert to our pre Covid school day. Should we at any stage (God forbid) experience a resurgence of Covid cases, staggered timings may have to be re-introduced but otherwise the plan is that these standard timings will remain in place for the rest of the school year. We realise that balancing these different starting times has been challenging for families and thank you for your support and patience. We hope this change will make your mornings a bit easier for you.

Finally, please note that pupils will now be able to enter the playground pre morning bell but that footballs should not be taken into the playground area.

ClassStartFinish (Mon-Thurs)Finish (Friday)
P18.55am3pm12.20pm
P28.55am3pm12.20pm
P38.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P48.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P58.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P68.55am3.20pm12.30pm
P78.55am3.20pm12.30pm
LCC18.55am3.20pm12.30pm
LCC28.55am3.20pm12.30pm

Parent Consultations

Thank you to all who have taken part in these valuable discussions this week. The final consultations will conclude next week. Please remember to be available for your allocated telephone call or Teams meeting (which if you responded to our initial letter will be on the day and within the timeframe you chose or if you did not reply to that letter, will take place at the time we allocated you which is shown on the slips we sent home). If you have any questions at all about these consultations please let us know.

School Milk

Unfortunately it appears that several parents have paid for milk twice.  Those doing so paid once when orders were originally requested in May/June for starting back in August and then a second time this month .   It is quite a lengthy process to refund money through ParentPay so please, if you paid for milk earlier this year, do not pay again.   Those who have paid twice will have their money refunded in due course. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this issue.

School Lunches

If you wish your child to have a school lunch on the week we return from the October break (Tuesday 26th October), please note that this MUST be booked no later than Wednesday 13th October.  If you do not book a school lunch please remember to send a lunch from home.

Easyfundraising – Feel Good Shopping (Information Only – No Obligation)

Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.  It’s simple and free to use and can turn your online shopping into free donations for our School Fund.   If you haven’t signed up as yet and would like to do so, the process is easy and completely free.  There are over 6,000 shops and sites which donate to our School Fund when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday/Christmas online shopping, and at no extra cost to you!  If you are interested, please have a look at the website, (easyfundraising.org.uk) register and search ‘causes’ for St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh, start shopping and help boost our School Fund!

P7 School Camp Opportunity

Thank you for your response which was overwhelmingly in favour of taking up the opportunity. More information will follow as soon as it becomes available.

Learning Conversation with P4

This will take place week beginning 25th October and reported in that week’s newsletter.

St Cuthbert’s School Football Team

Another victory for St Cuthbert’s versus South Morningside on Saturday. A closer contest this time resulted in a 5-3 victory. Well done all! The team’s next match is at home to St Peter’s Primary school on Saturday.

Active Schools Information

Please see attached separately with this newsletter, information regarding a P3-7 Multi-sports camp to be held during the holiday week. Please also see separately attached details re a P6-S2 Rugby Club at Forrester High School.

Lost Property

There is still a large amount of this on our premises, please try to put names on items so they can more easily be re-united with their owners. We will keep our current stock until we break for the October holiday, please feel very welcome to come and look through if you wish. Items left on October 15th will be recycled.

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr Aidan left us with our thanks last week. He will be temporarily replaced by Fr John Peter from the Cathedral until a full-time replacement can be announced. We hope to meet with Fr John Peter soon and look forward to working with him during his time with us.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

Nursery Update

This week’s soggy conditions have not put our children off venturing outside. There has been lots of outdoor activity: Splashy footprint painting, hunting for insects in the garden to populate our bug hotel, Goldilocks roleplaying and, of course, another giant volcano!

Next week we will be looking at floating and sinking. Children have frequent experiences with objects floating and sinking in the bath, in a swimming pool or at the beach. They form understandings from an early age about these ideas and equally importantly the words used to describe them. Children tend to pay little attention to why things float or sink so the team support the children to perform simple tests on objects in water to help them develop an understanding of the forces involved in floating and sinking.

We will also continue to explore Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as there is so much more to discover in this favourite fairy tale.

Stay up to date with your child’s learning by logging in to their profile on Learning Journals: Your Learning Journals.

Catch up with what is going on in nursery and find out the latest information about Early Years in Scotland on Twitter: St Cuthbert’s RC Nursery Class (@StCNurseryClass) / Twitter

Finally

Have a great weekend – let’s hope the weather improves.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School

Newsletter 8– Friday 1st October 2021

     St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

                           Newsletter 8– Friday 1st October 2021

                                   St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported

Good afternoon everyone,

Thank you for taking time to read through the information below. As always, please ask if you have any questions. See contact details at the bottom of this newsletter. Please note that this newsletter will be posted on the website and app today as normal but will not be posted on Learning Journals until Monday.

Parent Consultations

Thanks to all those who returned their slips this week. If you have indicated that you would prefer a Teams consultation you will receive an invite via your child’s Teams account. If you have ticked that you would prefer a telephone call, you will be called at a time within the bounds of the time interval you chose on your tear off slip.  If you haven’t replied we will allocate you a time, you will receive a slip to confirm this next week. Please do ask us, if you have any questions.

P6 & P7 Ties & Uniform – Thank You

Huge thanks to all parents and carers for supporting us with this. As stated previously uniform helps foster both a sense of team spirit and corporate identity. It also helps reinforce the high expectations we have for all of our pupils. Finally, high standards of uniform are expected at High School so getting used to wearing a tie and uniform in P6 and P7 also helps support Transition.

School Milk

If you missed the original deadline and would like your child to have milk in school daily from 26th October to 30th June 2022, please order and pay for this via your Parent Pay account. The cost is £25.16 (17pm per 200ml tetrapak). Please note that the deadline for ordering is Wednesday 13th October.

Flu Immunisations

Please note as previously advised, that these took place in the school today. If you didn’t complete and return the NHS request form and you wish your child to be vaccinated please contact your GP.

Active School Clubs

Great to see these taking place again – another step back towards pre-Covid normality.

P7 School Camp Opportunity

A letter was sent out about this yesterday, we look forward to hearing your views.

Learning Conversation with P5

I visited P5 on Friday for an excellent learning conversation. The focus was Literacy, specifically writing. The class told me that they enjoyed writing as it allowed them to express themselves, although they did say it required a lot of effort. The strengths shared included: imagination, having good ideas, use of paragraphs and excellent presentation skills. The pupils knew their strengths from self-assessment against the success criteria as well as feedback from peers, teachers and parents/carers. Next steps in writing included: better punctuation, including more detail, better use of planning and balancing different types of vocabulary such as adjectives and adverbs. When asked how they would make their next steps, the class reached a consensus that listening to and acting on feedback and self-assessment combined with practice would help them achieve progress.

P2 Homework and Twitter – Next Week

Please note that twitter posts will start from Monday and that homework will begin this Friday. Apologies for the delay which was due to Miss Donnelly’s absence.

St Cuthbert’s School Football Team

Our team won again last Saturday. Watched by amongst others, Mrs Mulvagh, the team defeated Gracemount 18 goals to 3. We wish them all the best in their next game versus South Morningside on Saturday.

Lost Property

There is still a large amount of this on our premises, please try to put names on items so they can more easily be re-united with their owners. We will keep our current stock until October, please feel very welcome to come and look through if you wish. Items left on October 18th will be recycled.

P7 Mass and Pope Francis Faith Award Enrolment

Fr Aidan kindly joined us today to celebrate a class Mass with P7 on the feast day of St Therese. He also celebrated an enrolment ceremony with P6 who will be embarking on the 2 year Pope Francis Faith Award this year. We will post some additional info about this award on the P6 Learning Journals page next week.

St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/New Temporary Priest

Fr Aidan will be leaving us after this weekend and temporarily replaced by Fr John Peter from the Cathedral until a full-time replacement can be announced. We are grateful for Fr Aidan’s ministry with us and look forward to working with Fr John Peter.

Contacting Us

Your comments and questions are always welcomed, we can be contacted via

stcu-nurmail@st-cuthberts.edin.sch.uk (nursery)

We will always try to respond as quickly as we can. 

Nursery Update

We have had a very EXPLOSIVE end to this week – the children took part in a volcano experiment! In this hands-on experience, children learn how ingredients are combined to create chemical reactions. The St. Cuthbert’s team support the children as they develop their concept knowledge, vocabulary, their ability to make predictions and explain their thinking.

It is officially Autumn, and the nursery activities have reflected that. We have discovered new and unusual recipes to use up our nursery apples; fondue apple pancakes anyone? Children have collected and classified the fallen leaves in the garden and have been using them in the art area.

Next week we will be looking at nocturnal animals and hibernation. The children will prepare our Bug Hotel, ready for visiting minibeasts – a great opportunity to study insects up close. Our book of the week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You can familiarise your children with the story on YouTube:

Goldilocks And The Three Bears | Fairytales for Kids | Cartoonito UK – YouTube

The weather forecast for next week is rain and wind so don’t forget your wellies, woollies and waterproofs.

Finally

Have a good weekend.

Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School