Weekly Update

Dear Parents Carers

We have added activities and events to next weeks Calendar. You can find this on the tabs above or clicking here.

REMINDER

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!

P1 Lines in Morning-Reminder

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

 

 

Read , Write Inc. Workshops

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.

Regards

Senior Leadership Team

 

Weekly Information

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

Summer Reading Challenge Reminder

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

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.