Category Archives: Nursery News

Joining P1 August 2020- Transition Update

Hello,

If your child is joining Dalry Primary School from either our Nursery or another nearby nursery this summer then hello to them and you! We look forward to meeting you soon.

Normally during this time we would be doing transition activities to introduce your child to school. These are normally based around a picture book.

This year that book is ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.

Here is link to a letter about that project P1 Transition Bear Hunt

We also have a link to the City of Edinburgh council early years website www.edinburghearlyyears.wordpress.com where there is more information on how they are supporting transition into school this year during lockdown.

Eggs Round up

A MESSAGE FROM MISS LOW (EGG ORGANISER EGGSTRORDINAIRE)

Thanks to all the children, teachers and families who took part in the Dalry Primary Easter Egg Challenge.

As always the standard has been eggstremely high, lots of great designs and original ideas. Well done! It’s not too late to share your Easter eggs, especially if you want to do it in the holidays. Please continue to post your eggs to @Dalry1876, remembering to type #DalryEggs

You can look through all the pictures tweeted out on Twitter here on the hashtag #DalryEggs

Job Opportunites

Hello Dalry,

Stella at Maximise! has drawn our attention to these local job opportunities for anyone out of work in our Dalry family.

If your financial situation has worsened in this crisis you are very much in all our thoughts. You should also look out for links to how to access support at Edinburgh council, here, The Scottish Government and at http://www.Gov.uk

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As a result of the effects of Coronavirus, there is an increase in job vacancies for supermarket and warehouse workers and call centre staff to start immediately.  The job advert is also available on our Jobs Board and will be updated with new vacancies as they become available.  Please share as widely as possible.

 

Contract:      All types of temporary contracts available immediately

Salary:         Dependent on employer

Employer:    Various employers across Edinburgh and the Lothians

 

See below for the full list of current vacancies and how to apply:

  • Iceland – www.icelandcareers.co.uk
  • Co-op/Scotmid – visit your nearest store
  • Morrisons – https://www.morrisons.jobs/ or visit your nearest store
  • Asda – visit your nearest store with your passport and your National Insurance number
  • Tesco – https://www.tesco-careers.com/
  • Sainsbury’s – Apply here
  • B&M – visit your nearest store
  • Aldi – check out their vacancies here
  • Lidl – Edinburgh and West Lothian. Apply here
  • Sainsbury’s Bank – Customer Service Advisors – Applications for Edinburgh Gyle here. Applications for West Lothian at http://bit.ly/2xB3gwd
  • Production Warehouse Workers – The company is based just of the M8 – due to the location and shift patterns it is essential you can drive. Email your details to Nico.gibson@pertemps.co.uk.
  • Recruitment agency, Cordant People, are recruiting immediate starts in Food Production, Stock Replenishment and Cleaning in Edinburgh, Livingston and Dunfermline. Call 0131 285 0550.

Generation Science In the Nursery

Nursery had generation science out at the beginning of this week to explore the science behind sound through storytelling, use of props, demonstrations, discussions and instruments. The children were really engaged throughout the whole session, particularly when they had the chance to create and use their own instruments.
By the end of the session many children could name instruments and could tell the difference between high and low pitch using their own voices.

INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN THE NURSERY – ONE CLAN, MANY FAMILIES

We enjoyed celebrating International Week in the nursery.  To start the week on Monday everyone was invited to wear clothes from their culture and Natalia even wore red and white clothes to represent the flag of Poland!

Keyan, Finn, Xionuan, and Tyler’s mum’s shared stories and songs from India, Australia and China with us and Mr Wong, our Hanen Mandarin teacher, led our ‘group time’ with all the children.

Families also sent us their photographs, which were added to our world map in the hallway, to reflect the diverse and inclusive nature of our nursery and school.