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Weekly Update 10/1/2020

  • Welcome back


We are delighted to see the children back after the Festive period, we hope that everyone had a lovely holiday.


  • School packed lunches

A reminder that if you would like your child to receive a school packed lunch on Fridays this should be ordered via Schoolpay by Wednesday.


  • Parent council meeting


The Parent Council meeting scheduled for next week has been cancelled and will take place after the February holiday, the exact date will be confirmed at a later daate.


  • Photo permission forms


A revised photo permission form has been sent home with P1-7 children – we would be grateful if you could complete and return this as soon as possible, a copy is attached for your information.


  • Diary Dates


Wednesday 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Thursday 30th January NSPCC presentation

ELC Photo Video Permissions Form 11yrs and younger – Nov 19.v2.0docx

Sharing our block journey at the Edinburgh Froebel Conference 2019

Mrs Laing was very proud and honoured to provide a workshop on Innerwick Early Years Setting’s Block Play Project at the Edinburgh Froebel Conference on Saturday 21st September. Please read the presentation below, we hope you enjoy learning about the changes that took place and marvel at the children’s creativity. Children are now empowered to play everyday with blocks.
Froebel conference presentation 21.9.19

Innerwick Early Years Setting – a setting of Innovation and Impact

The whole early years team have been working really hard over the last few years to develop practice. Hard work has paid off and we were recently awarded the ELC Innovation Award from the Scottish Government. We enjoyed meeting the Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Ms Maree Todd, who visited to find out about the innovation, meet the children and staff and hand over the award. The team have launched a research project which will further develop the identified innovation, the Map-do-review method. Below is the storyboard designed by Mrs Laing, which shows the theory of change for the project. Mrs Laing will be sharing the project work at various conferences as it progresses over 2019-2020.
ELC – Quality – Innovation – Innerwick – storyboard – Final – Aug 2019

Transitioning to the 1140 Expansion of Hours at Innerwick Early Years Setting

The setting held a very successful Open Session for our families on Monday the 25th March. Mr Taylor and Mrs Laing shared information on the process of change to date and a PowerPoint demonstrating how content and confident the Early Years children had been during the transition to the 1140 hours. Please view the PowerPoint below and find out for yourself how well the children coped and embraced change. We wish to thank the parents for their partnership work with practitioners, making the whole experience a success for their children.

1140 Extension of hour pp