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.

11/1/2021 Learning Grid

Here is the nursery week one home Learning grid. It is based on the story of Stickman by Julia Donaldson.
Please log into your child’s Online Learning Journals page to see this grid and more. You can also upload pictures of what you have been learning at home onto their page as well. The nursery team look forward to seeing what you have been getting up to!

Important info to be passed on:


Dear Parent / Carer

NHS Lothian 2-5 year old Flu clinics

Saturday 5thand Sunday 6th December

Children registered with an Edinburgh GP practice

If your child is aged 2-5yrs (and not yet at school) and you have missed the appointment offered for flu vaccination for your child, there will be an opportunity for your child to attend a drop in clinic on the weekend of Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of December at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young people, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ

This will be a drop-in clinic between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Please note you may experience a wait.

Please note that if you have received an appointment for a flu vaccination for a date between now or after 6th December you should attend that appointment – the drop in clinic is only for those who have missed their appointment already.  

The flu vaccine offered will be the nasal spray – if your child requires flu vaccine by injection for medical or religious reasons please approach your GP practice for this.

Protecting your child from Flu is important.

For further information please go to NHS Inform using the address below