Mrs Samina Mustaq, our specialist EAL teacher, met with parents whose children have English as an additional language.
She provided advice and answered many questions about how parents u can support their child’s language development in more than one language. The main advice is keep your home language alive by using it! This will help develop connections in your child’s brain between English and their home language/s, build on your emotional relationship with them and enable them to speak to other members of the family and language community too!
Don’t forget to join the City of Edinburgh Library too, where you can order books and other resources in many different languages for both adults and children.
The Purple and the Blue Groups enjoyed a trip to Fountainbridge Library on Tuesday 26th November for stories, songs and snack. There we met with the RVS and some older people they bring to the library every fortnight. We all made bookmarks and exchanged them with each other. Thank you to the parents who came with us and made this a very enjoyable experience.
The Red and Orange Group enjoyed a trip to Fountainbridge Library on Tuesday 19th November for stories, songs, creative mark making and snack. There we met children and staff from our neighbours at Tynecastle nursery and had snack together.
Joining the library is free and you can join on line. 1000’s of books are available – including books for adults and children in other languages.
Thank you to the parents, and grandmother too, who came with us and made this a very enjoyable experience.
The Blue, Purple and Red Groups visited Tollcross Fire Station on Monday 4th November. They were shown around the station byCommander Gavin Kotlewski and the Red Watch. The children saw inside a fire engine and tried on Fire Fighter uniforms and learned more about how to keep themselves safe and away from fire and fire works. This time of year, with Fire Works Night on the 5th of November, the fire station gets twice as many call outs as usual. Teaching the children about fire safety is very important!
Some of our children and staff visited Wicked on Stevenson Road where they met managers JP and Hugh Garrity and assistant Ennie who presented they with FREE liners for our sand pit. The children will enjoy helping to put the liner and sand in place during the coming week.
Thank you once again to the staff of Wickes and our own Mrs Brown who arranged the gifting!