Category Archives: ELCC Blog 2018-2019

ELC – Forest School (Week2)

Today Miss McNeil toasted some scones on the fire for the children, which most of them thoroughly enjoyed with some butter and jam! We went exploring through the woods to a fallen tree where the boys and girls regularly like to climb up and slide back down the muddy hill. Lexie demonstrated excellent balancing skills! At the end of the session, we played near the entrance to the woods and Shona managed to climb up a tree independently!

ELC – Important Letters

We have been made aware that sometimes these letters do not always make it home.  Either they have fallen out of little hands or taken out of trays through the day and got lost.  With this in mind, we will have a list of all current important letters/information up on the board in the ELC cloakroom.  We will also continue to put them into trays and remind children and parents to check trays daily.

The most recent letter regarding the intergenerational work at the care home is in trays today, on the board and a copy is attached here.  If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the ELC.

Intergenerational work

ELC – Forest School (Week1)

It was our first Forest Session of the year today with some nursery boys and girls! We introduced some of our safety rules, for example, “not going past the stop signs” at our base camp and remembering to “stay where you can see the adults at all times”. Today, they showed interest in building a den, so we collected some “big sticks to tie together”!


ELC- A BIG Thank You

A big thank you to Jo Traquair (Teddy’s Mum) for purchasing the ELC a new cement mixer.  She had noticed that our old one was extremely well used and had been ‘put out to pasture’ so as a lovely gesture bought us a new one for our outdoor construction area.  As you can see from the pictures, it was well received by the children (and staff) !!

ELC – Informal Parent Appointments

Your child’s key worker will be in touch to arrange an informal meeting to discuss their Learning Pathway during November.  It can be at the beginning or end of your child’s session or arranged for a time that better suits.  The appointments will be to discuss your child’s pathway and plan next steps and learning opportunities that you may like us to include.

Scheduled appointments for more formal discussions will be made for the beginning of 2019.

ELC – Introducing…

We would like to introduce two new faces that we have with us in Nursery, our students Miss Brown and Miss Stapleton.  We are lucky enough to have them helping us throughout the whole year.  Miss Brown is a student from IRA and will be with us every Tuesday morning doing work experience and Miss Stapleton is studying her HNC at the Inverness UHI and will be with us at various times throughout the week.

Miss Brown

Miss Stapleton




Fancy Dress Disco 30.10.18

Come along to our Fancy Dress Disco


ELC – Pr 1               5.00 – 5.45 pm

Pr 2, Pr 3                 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Pr 4,Pr 5, Pr 6         7.45 – 9.00 pm

£3 entry

Please collect  your child from the hall. 

Welcome Back!

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A very warm welcome back to everyone on this frosty morning.  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the ELC this week.  We have such a packed term before the Christmas holidays so we will be posting lots here to keep you up to date.

ELC – Messy Play

The children had the opportunity to experiment with different ingredients laid out for them.  We had flour, water, salt, ppolystyrene, food colouring and the children worked together to make their own potions (sticky dough) and seeing how materials change when they are mixed together.