Daily Archives: 27/08/2021

Friday update

Happy Friday everyone,

Hope you are all well and taking care.

As there is a rise in numbers of infections across Scotland, I would like to reassure everyone that our team continues to be vigilant in following current Covid guidelines and ensuring safe practices. Thank you for your part in helping to keep everyone as safe as we can.

We have had another lovely week at Central and we have all enjoyed the good weather.

Our music teacher Mr Mackenzie visited the team and is ready to start working with the children next week.

The Eden Court and Archive team met with the leadership team this week to detail plans for the term and then shared ideas with staff.  The teachers have made plans to discuss the project Central Two Centuries with the children and ascertain what they would like to explore and learn this term in class.

At our staff meeting this week the team learned a few facts about the original teachers and how the school was set up. We will be sharing this information over time with the children.

We have had a number of stories and photos uploaded onto our website which is wonderful, we hope these keep coming throughout the year to help build our school’s history archive.

To help establish new routines and develop the children’s understanding of social skills the staff will continue to create t charts and heart charts with their classes.  This learning strategy helps everyone to know, understand and be very clear about social skills and what the expectations from everyone are.  This is an example from P1 about lining up.  The children will discuss what lining up looks like and sounds like.   We always encourage a small illustration along with writing so it is very visual for all learners.

School/Home Partnership Learning

An overview for the term will be posted on Seesaw for each class. If you have any questions please get in touch with your child’s teacher.

We hope you enjoyed the handwriting pattern posted last week and how this can help your child improve their pencil grip, and become more confident in their fluency of handwriting.

One pupil commented: “It is a very good idea and it might help some children to get better at writing.”

This week you may like to spend a few minutes on your child’s fine motor skills.  Please find information on fine motor skills by following the link.  As all our pupils are individuals they will be at different stages of mastery with fine motor skills, therefore we would encourage you to have a look at some ideas of activities your family may like to practise.

https://www.understood.org/articles/en/all-about-fine-motor-skills

We would love you to be involved and help us on our improvement journey.

We have had a 25% response to our parent questionnaire. Can you help us increase this by completing the questionnaire? This means better parental voice within our school community. Thank you in advance. Follow this link to access the questionnaire: https://forms.gle/EiZi7nBT86tTj6Bu6

Swimming

We are delighted that the school’s swimming programme at Inverness Leisure starts again next week.  The first class to attend swimming lessons will be P6.  Miss MacDonald will post the finer details on See Saw.

Homework Bags for Primary One

We’d like to invite P1 parents and carers to a Central School Homework Bag Outdoor Ceremony. It will take place on Friday 3rd September at 2pm. A number of years ago our Parent Council kindly agreed to fund a homework bag for each pupil. We give these to the children in p1 so that they have a bag throughout their time at Central School.

Should guidance change, we may not be able to invite parents. If this is the case, we will inform you as soon as we can.

Wishing you a lovely weekend. Below are a few photos of learning from Seesaw this week.

Kindest regards,

Mrs Fraser