Outside with Rocking Horse

Yesterday was a trip to Portobello beach, where of course we had to take our socks and shoes off and run in and out of the sea trying to avoid the small waves coming in. While today at Figgate Park the children gathered and choose some natural objects to use in the water. The children […]

Sunshine @ Rocking Horse

Here at Rocking Horse, we are enjoying the sunshine. 🌞 There has been lots of walks taken and when in the garden the children have been exploring with water filled trays, pools, watering cans and much more (we apologise for the wet clothes at the end of the day!) and the outside paint easel has […]

Sponsored Physical activities @ Rocking Horse

At Rocking Horse we could not have asked for better weather last week for our sponsored physical activities, we had lots of walking (explorers included), obstacle courses in the garden and at the park. Together with our bake sale we have raised ÂŁ374.50 for Edinburgh Childrens Hospital Charity, thank you to all the children/parents and […]

Minibeast Hunt @ Rocking Horse

This week the Rocking Horse Explorer’s have been taking walks to Figgate Park to do some mini beast Exploring. While on the walks they have spotted dragon flies, wasps and ants and the children also stopped by the bug house but unfortunately did not manage to see any minibeasts. Although they didn’t manage to see […]

School Leavers trip, Rocking Horse

On Friday the 2018 graduates of Rocking Horse (Investigators going to school this year) went on their leavers trip to Edinburgh Zoo (children’s choice). While there the children observed lots of animals such as monkeys, flamingos, penguins, wild cats and lots more. They attended Feed of the day, which was a vulture being fed (I am […]

Eco-School Green Flag

Rocking Horse Nursery are proud to announce that we received news today regarding our Eco School Green Flag application and can tell you we got it. We are now officially a Green Flag nursery

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The investigators at Rocking Horse received an invitation to take part in a ‘wee artists’ workshop today at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The investigators became detectives for the day, looking for clues. The children spotted a big footprint, holes in the trees and some scratch marks on the sculptures in the gallery […]

Enjoy-a-ball @ Rocking Horse

This morning the searchers at Rocking Horse welcomed Claire back for this terms block of Enjoy-a-ball sessions at the figgate park. The Searchers were having a run around, stepping over obstacles, catching and throwing balls, jumping in hoops and also balancing along a plank. Claire gave the children instructions before they took part in each […]

Rocking Horse Spring Walk

As part of the Investigators Spring topic, the children went on a trip to Duddington village. We seen some chickens, explored the vegetable garden and were able to pint out many signs of spring throughout the walk such as the flowers growing on the trees and the daffodils growing all around. The children then took the staff […]