Friday Update

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all staying safe and enjoyed the break at the beginning of this week.

Parents Evening

We will be holding a virtual Parent’s Evening on Tuesday the 28th and Thursday 30th of September. The appointments will be held on Google Meets.

The Tuesday appointments will begin at 4pm and finish at 6pm. The Thursday appointments will be held between 6pm and 8pm.

Please could you send a private message on Seesaw to your child’s teacher to let them know which day you would like your appointment by the end of the day on Wednesday. Your child’s teacher will reply with a time and a Google Meet link either by Friday or the following Monday at the latest.

Unfortunately Mrs Harvey is unable to have the set hours on Thursday evening and will confirm an alternative time with parents. Thank you for your understanding.

Central Two Centuries Project

We were delighted to be joined for a short visit by Agnes Cameron, a former pupil who attended Central School when Mr Kenneth Fraser was Head Teacher.

She met two children from P7 and told them all about her time as a Central pupil. The children were particularly interested in the weekly radio broadcast of “Singing Together”. This was when all of the classes would turn on their radio at the same time to sing along.

We were very interested to see her nature notebook, which followed up nicely from discussions in class after the visit of Mrs Aitken and Mr Paterson last week.

You can see an example of a nature note in the photos below.

National Clinical Director Letter

Please find attached a parent information letter.

In-service

Our staff team had two very positive in-service days this week. We spent Monday looking at Talk for Writing and how we are supporting children across the school and nursery with their writing.

On Tuesday we refreshed our approaches to reading and looked in more detail at PM Readers which will become our main reading framework.

School/Home Partnership Learning

One of the fundamental aspects of Talk for Writing is to share and tell stories. We would kindly ask that families encourage storytelling over the weekend. Perhaps the adults can tell the children stories about their time at school?

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

Kind regards,

Mrs Fraser