A SchoolPay Fund has been setup for P7 End of Term events called P7 End of Term 22/23. Please see link to letter below.
Two funds have now been setup for School Milk starting on 16/08/23:-
School Milk 23/24 Full Year at a cost of £53.20 (covers Term 1, 2 & 3).
School Milk Term 1 23/24 and it covers Term 1 only at a cost of £23.80.
Both funds are now open and close on 07/07/23. If you require to pay for milk then please select only one of these funds. Both funds will remain open until 07/07/23 and you must pay online through School Pay as no cash or cheque payments will be accepted.
If using a mobile phone and have difficulty seeing the milk fund:-
- Click on the 3 lines on the top right hand corner of the page
- Select Accounts
- Click on your child’s account
Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on, whether we are aware of it or not. We all encounter trying circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we are able to recognize when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to feel better and get ourselves to a better place. This comes naturally for some, but for others it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation (or Zones for short).
What are The Zones of Regulation?
The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete zones. The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach children (and adults!) to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts and understand how their behaviour may impact on those around them.
The Four Zones
The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. A person is described as “out of control” if in the Red Zone.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however, one has some control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.
The Zones can be compared to traffic signs. When given a green light or in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”. A yellow sign means be aware or take caution, which applies to the Yellow Zone. A red light or stop sign means stop, and when one is the Red Zone, this often is the case. The Blue Zone can be compared to the rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize. All of the zones are expected at one time or another, but the approach focuses on teaching children how to figure out what zone is expected based on the environment and people around them. For example, when playing on the playground or in an active/competitive game, no one would think twice about one being in the Yellow Zone but that would not be same in the library.
For tips to use these at home, we have a handy a downable PDF Top tips for using The Zones of Regulation at home
This information is available to down load as a PDF explaining the zones
Sanderson’s Wynd are proud to be championing the visual support program. Over the next few weeks we will be updating all visual aids in the school as we have moved onto the widget program. If you would like any more information of this and if specific visual aids would be useful to your child, please get in touch with Mrs Pitt. We have popped some information about the program below.
Hopefully you all parents will have received the information about the transition visits taking place at the school on 21/22nd of June 2023.
The Children’s P1 meet the teacher packs have gone out addressed to them personally and should be arriving over the next week or so. if you haven’t received your pack by the 16th of June please email the school directly email@example.com
Please click green link for a downloadable PDF June 2023
Personal property in school
Over the last few weeks we have had a few cases of personal items belonging to pupils going missing. We would kindly like to remind all parents and carers that unfortunately we are unable to accept any liability for the loss or damage to the items. If you are sending items in, please ensure these items are well labelled and easily identified.
Scooter and bikes
All bikes and scooters should be stored to the bike stand/shed in the playground, they should not be left at the front entrance of the school. All bikes and scooters should be locked with a suitable lock and should be labelled or identifiable as to who is the owner to school staff / parents and other children.
As with clothing/ bags/ lunch boxes / gym kits/ coats ETC we would recommend that any and all items are labelled with the owners name clearly.