Important message regarding COVID-19

Dear Parents/Carers,  

 As you may be aware from the news, a more precautionary approach is currently being taken for the new variant of COVID-19 ‘Omicron’, until more information is gathered about this variant. Therefore, this may mean a change in the way that the ‘close contacts’ of people who test positive for the new variant are identified, and what advice is given to them. Please pay attention to any updates from the school, and check the NHS inform website (

Nursery Transition is still going on! well done to the staff and children

We are continuing to follow the City Of Edinburgh’s transition guide for all our Pre-school children. Following our suggested themes and activities we have been having a great time with the Smeds and the Smoos. Our transition notice board is filling up nicely with quotes from the children and examples of their work. Mr Innes even made a cake to look like the red rocket in the story! All staff are coming up with lots of fun activities for the children as well as taking every opportunity to read the story. Don’t worry if you do not have the book at home. As part of the transition the nursery team have been making up the most amazing transition packs, filled with lots of fun activities (the book) and games for you to do over the summer.

Nursery Transition is well underway!

The last few weeks of term see the nursery preparing our pre-school children for school, this is called ‘Transition’. This year the theme for the transition is the book ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’. This is across the whole city so every school P1 class will be looking at this book when your child starts P1. Please discuss the story with your children and if they come home talking about red-Smeds and blue-Smoos you now know what they are talking about. We will be gifting each child a Transition pack so you have lots of activities to help prepare your child for school over the summer holidays. Here are the children playing with red and blue Playdough- realising they can make the colour purple! Playing outside with our massive red and blue flags as well as mixing paint. Please follow the link to see a video of the story being readout loud.

Bedtime Stories | David Schwimmer | Smeds and the Smoos | CBeebies – YouTube

Nursery Transition to P1

Hi, as some of you are aware the pre-school children will be moving up to P1! we will be starting a transition theme based around the book ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’. Please look out for your child talking about this book and encourage them to talk about what they are doing in nursery. If you have the book at home please look it out but please don’t buy one as we hope to gift each pre-school child with a copy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.