Category Archives: Nursery News

P1 Prospective Families School Tour

Normally at this time of year our clan chiefs and deputes would be guiding families around Dalry Primary as part of P1 registration week.

We couldn’t do that this year thanks to the pandemic so we have made a video with two of our chiefs for prospective parents, carers and P1s to get a look at the school.

It’s also a great opportunity for this year’s P1 and P1/2 families to get a peek inside the classroom as you would normally have been able to do on parents evening.

Fountainbridge Library is Open

Fountainbridge is one of the 6 libraries in the city that is open at present and they hope to welcome Dalry pupils with their parents and carers.

Library staff are constantly aware of all PPE requirements. Books returned are in quarantine for 3 days.

Opening hours have been revised and are Mon and Wed 1pm-5pm

                                                                            Tues, Fri and Sat 10am-2pm

There are NO fines to pay when you bring books back in at present. To take more you will need to make an appointment either via the library website or by phoning 0131 529 5616.

For nursery families there are rhymes on the library’s Facebook page.

Visit the council webpage for the library at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory-record/1229181/fountainbridge-library


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Child payment is coming.

For more information please access the factsheet on the following link https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment/how-to-apply/

  • the factsheet is available in Urdu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish, Arabic, Farsi and Gaelic
  • when viewing the website in GoogleChrome, parents/carers can use the ‘translate’ option which translates the whole page.  There’s quite a lot of useful information, including other benefits families may be eligible for.
  • If families need language support to apply

Call 0800 182 2222 free to: apply over the phone in any of over 100 languages; ask for a paper form to be sent to you in any of over 100 languages

Languages you can request include Urdu, Polish, Scottish Gaelic and many of the other languages used in Scotland.  You cannot apply online in any language other than English.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

URGENT: Dalry Primary Drop Off and Pick Up Changes

In light of the updated information from NHS Lothian Dalry Primary School are making further impovements to our pick up and drop off process from Monday 24th.

Details are available in the below letter from Mrs Honeyman.

Arrangements at drop off and pick up

If you need support to read this letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

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.