Nursery have a Super Soup cook off and fire!

Today the nursery children had a log fire that they lit themselves! We built a fire with our friends at Pirniehall and watched as the flames took hold. Whilst the fire was warming up we harvested some of the potatoes with Miss Gonzalez that we grew last year. Whilst some children were harvesting potatoes and washing them the rest peeled vegetables and chopped them up. Next we boiled some water and added our stock and chopped vegetables. We watched as they cooked- checking regularly. When the veg was cooked and soft we took it off the fire and mashed it all up. Once it was quality checked and cool we all got a chance to taste it outside and share it with our friends in Pirniehall. Later Mrs Rafferty offered it to all the children for snack. Our soup cook off was all part of us joining in with the RHS Big Soup Share Please join in at home too by following the links. Have a souper day 😊.

Ready, set, soup!

Pupils harvest their crops of vegetables to make soup for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Big Soup Share at Charlton Manor Primary School, London Friday October 4, 2019. Three thousand schools, community and youth groups have signed up to use their own grown garden produce to make and share soup over the week (7-13 October) with an estimated 60,000 litres expected to be served. .Photo RHS / Luke MacGregor

The Big soup share is now in full swing! But it’s not too late to get involved.
This year we’ve gone digital! We’ve got a wheelbarrow load of resources and videos to help you host a event online and have a great Soup Share week.
This is the perfect time to connect with people in your community virtually, and as the colder weather sets in, what better time to enjoy a successful harvest with a hot bowl of soup?
Check out the green box to download our guidance, printable resources and recipes to get rolling. 
And for those who are able to carry out a more in-person Big Soup Share, either in a small group or by offering a takeaway/delivery service, we’ve got some guidance for you too!
If you’re taking part, be sure to sign up below as you’ll also receive some soup-er freebies after the Big Soup Share to help you get growing for next year!
Working with more than one group? You only need to fill in the sign up form once. Then just drop as an email to and we’ll make sure all of your groups get a goodie bag!

Nursery newsletter September 2020

St David’s Nursery Newsletter

September 2020

Welcome: Dear Mums, Dads and carers. Welcome back to nursery to those of you who have returned and a very warm welcome to all our new parents and pupils. We now have everyone we are expecting, and the children have settled so well- well done! Its not an easy process and this year has been quite different.

New Hours: Our new hours have been running for a few weeks and both staff and children have adapted well to the changes. It is lovely to have the children for a whole day. I would like to draw to your attention that we are open until 4.30pm so please feel free to use your full hours.

Curriculum and Learning: I feel the lunch routine has been a big success and a lovely bonus to our learning environment. The children are socialising, practicing table manners as well as trying new healthy foods. Our hot menu should be starting soon, we will post the menu on the school website as soon as it is confirmed.

Dates for the diary: I have copied the Edinburgh City Council term dates on the back of this newsletter, please keep the dates for future reference and notifications of upcoming holidays. We also post information on the school website, please take the time to have a look, there are photos of the children’s learning too.

Sharing learning with you: We have parent’s consultations twice a year, this year as we can’t meet face to face we plan to hold the first consultation over the phone. We will be in touch soon to arrange a convenient time for a 10-minute talk. We also share learning with parents through Learning Journals. This is an online system whereby we can share pictures and observations of your child’s learning. Again, we will be in touch soon to set you up and show you how to access your child’s individual page.


  • As the weather is changing please dress your children appropriately for the conditions. Welly boots are ideal as well as changes of clothes. Please name everything and put it in a bag to go on your child’s coat peg.
  • Please inform us of any changes needed on your child’s care plan.
  • Please do not send any food, drink or toys into the nursery
  • If you have any questions at all, please ask a member of staff, we will be more than happy to help you. 😊