Dear Parents Carers
We have added activities and events to next weeks Calendar. You can find this on the tabs above or clicking here.
Friday 29th Is a Dress Down day for pupils and staff. Pupil donations will go to childhood Cancer Charities and staff donations to MacMillan.
Donations of home-baking, cakes, biscuits or any other goodies would be appreciated and can be handed into school on Thursday or Friday. Please label tubs so we can get them back to you.
We are a nut free school so please be mindful of what you are making and handing in.
Help on the day from parents would be greatly appreciated. You can even have a cake!
Dear Parents/Carers of Children in P2 and P3,
Over the last couple of weeks we have noticed that parents coming from P2 and P3 areas are cutting through the P1 lines in the morning on their way into school. Some of the children as a result lose their line and become upset.
It would be helpful if parents could exit by walking down on the side of the bike shelter and going out behind the P1 lines. We will ask the Janitor to cone this route over the next few weeks.
Today was particularly difficult for our P1 classes and this has prompted this reminder.
The safety of all children in the school is our priority and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.
Angus MacRury, DHT
John Muir Campus
Training and Welcome Meeting for all our volunteers
Tuesday 12th September 2pm
Please come along to meet other volunteers and familiarise yourselves with our library system.
The Google Calendar is up and running properly this session and will be updated on the website weekly. Events, all the way to January 2018, are already on the Calendar. Weekly class events will be poste each Wednesday or Thursday.
Angus MacRury DHT
Dear Parents and Carers
Our New Phonics, Reading and Writing Programme
‘Read Write Inc.’
This term we have introduce a new programme called ‘Read, Write Inc.’ in Primary 1, 2 and 3. This will be phased in during the autumn term.
The Read, Write Inc. programme will enable us to integrate our phonics teaching much more closely with writing, spelling, handwriting and comprehension. By connecting all of these essential literacy skills, children will learn to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension, to form each letter, to spell correctly and to compose their ideas for writing. Through this programme we will ensure that all our pupils are supported and challenged to become confident and ambitious readers and writers.
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
We will also be holding workshops for parents and carers . The aim of these will be to share more about how this teaching approach works in practice and to answer your questions. We hope that you will be able to join us at one of these sessions.
These will take place on Tuesday 5th September. Following parental feedback we will be offering a workshop at 9am and another at 6.30pm. They will last approximately 40 minutes.
As a staff, we are very excited to begin our Read, Write Inc. journey and very much look forward to sharing it with the children and yourselves.
Senior Leadership Team
Monday 28th August
Tuesday 29th August
6pm – 7pm P1 – P3 Meet the Teacher event (John Muir Campus)
5.30pm The Cove – Meet the Teacher event
Wednesday 30th August
6pm – 7pm P4 – P7 Meet the Teacher event (Lochend)
Thursday 31st August
All Day P4s – Table Tennis taster @ Dance Studio
This year the Library had 240 sign up to the challenge and so far have had 90 complete, which is wonderful.
They also have 60 who are currently reading books 5&6.
They would love it if you could complete the challenge to keep on reading for a few more weeks yet. The certificate ceremony will be on the 2nd September and they would love to see as many there as possible.
Animal Agents was the theme for this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge. Children aged 4 to 12 are encouraged to read six books during the summer holidays.
Children can collect all six cards and other prizes as they read any library books of their choice. In addition, each time they borrow (and read!) a book they will get a prize draw entry.
Read the books, catch the crooks – it’s fun, it’s friendly and, best of all, it’s totally FREE.
Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August
Currently there is nothing to notify parents about for all classes next week.