New Beginnings

We have had a wonderful start to the Autumn term in the Isle of Lewis room.

We’ve welcomed our lovely new children and have been delighted to see some of our big Primary 1 boys and girls visit us in their school uniforms. How smart they all looked!

At the beginning of the term the children were very busy harvesting the broad beans we planted before the summer holiday. The children shelled, counted, compared, tasted and weighed and measured the beans, then composted the pods, as well as getting the area we planted the beans in, ready for the winter. The children have also been caring for our environment, by going out in teams and picking up litter with our litter pickers. They made up a song (to the tune of the Hokey Cokey).

We are the Moffat litter-pickers,

We are the Moffat little-pickers,

We are the Moffat litter-pickers,

We pick up the rubbish each day!


During the Edinburgh Festival we took a trip to the High Street, to see some Fringe performers. We went to see a show The Girl with the Hurricane Hands, and had our snack together, right in the heart of the city centre! The children were excited to see the castle and Arthurs seat on the journey, and have been creatively building castles out of junk in our art area.


We have had a few trips to the library, where the children have had the opportunity to select their own stories and share them with the rest of the class. A firm favourite is The Gingerbread Man and the children have been baking and creating Gingerbread men to accompany the story. If your child has a favourite storybook at home, please bring it in for them to share with their friend at story time or if you have some free time, perhaps you would come and share a story with us. We hope to continue to visit the library and explore our local community, so would welcome any parent/carer helpers that would be willing to join us; please keep an eye on our notice board.


Best wishes,

Morag, Davina, Laura and Mrs. Denholm