Nursery Update


If you have any questions about the following dates please see a member of staff in Nursery. Also, please keep an eye on the school facebook page, twitter account, school website and Nursery noticeboard for any further updates.

Outdoor Friday

The Outdoor day we had last week was such a success, nursery staff have decided to continue learning outside every Friday from now until the end of this term. Please could we emphasise the importance of sunscreen and sun hats. Due to council policies nursery staff are not allowed to apply sunscreen to children, so it is very important that sunscreen is applied BEFORE children come to nursery. This should happen every day but even more important on a Friday when we will be outside all session.

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Burnbrae Sports Day 2017

Please check school bags this week for the  following letter:


Dear Parents/Carers,

You are invited to support our school and nursery sports’ day on Tuesday 30 May.

 Nursery Sports’        Morning – 9.00am-10am

                                   Afternoon – 1pm-2pm

Nursery children should arrive wearing their group colours (see notice board), wearing a sun hat and have sun cream on. Families will move around the activities with their child’s group.

 School Sports’        10.30am-12 noon

Sports’ will be held on the field outside of the school boundary. The event will finish at approximately 12 noon.

The children will be in teams which will include a mix of children from P1–P7, families will be together in the same team. The children will work their way around potted sports, focusing on team work, determination and positive team spirit. The teams will be given a set time to complete each station, ensuring that all children have had a turn. Scores will be kept and bonus points will also be awarded to those teams who demonstrate the positive skills mentioned above.

Please ensure that your child/children come/s to school in P.E kit with their uniform/s packed in their school bag. Children will also need to bring a sun hat, water bottle and have sun cream on.

The event will be very busy and we ask that all families and spectators remain outwith the boundary in order to ensure the safety of children and spectators and also to enable the smooth running of the event.

A confirmation text will be sent out by 8.45am on the day to let you know whether or not the Sports’ are going ahead. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this exciting whole school and community event.

Yours sincerely,

The Sports Day Team

Parent Survey

We want to know if you think we are getting it right for children and young people in schools.
By completing this questionnaire you can help us understand what’s going well for you, and if there
are any areas we could improve on to make school a better experience for you and others.

Please follow the link below to provide feedback by 29th May.

Light it up Blue

April is Autism Awareness month

On Friday 28th April please ‘Light it up blue’   for Autism Awareness by wearing something blue to raise Autism awareness for a small donation of 50p.

Why raise awareness of autism in school?

At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism… so there are children with autism at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards people with autism and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives. But we also know that helping young people – and adults – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathize with people with autism.

This Sesame Street video might also be helpful especially for younger children:




Sharing our Learning

Sharing our Learning

You are welcome to join us at group time in Nursery this term on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 2nd May
  • Wednesday 17th May
  • Monday 29th May

Doors will open early at 11am or 3pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Nursery.

P1 Garden Revamp!

Our new topic in P1 is to give our outdoor area a much needed makeover – and we’d love your help to do it. 
We want our area to be filled with areas of activity – just like our classrooms – which help us to learn and explore the world. 
Our P1’s have been visiting local nurseries with excellent outdoor spaces to gather ideas and begin to make plans. We’d love your feedback on our initial ideas; we have made a display in the infant atrium which will be open to you at soft start, pick up and drop off times. Please come and find out what we have planned and to share your ideas. 
Perhaps you have seen something which works really well at another nursery, perhaps you have materials which you could donate, or have experience building simple wooden structures – all are very welcome. Some of the materials we are looking for are as simple as shells, old CD’s or old saucepans. We hope to have a plan for the area in the next 3 weeks so we can start to build it. If you can offer any time to come and help us paint stones, build areas or plant bulbs and seeds please let us know – we’ll have more details of exactly what we want to do and when we plan to do it over the next 3 weeks. 
Many thanks in advance for your continued support, 
The P1 team.