Friday update

Happy Friday everyone,

We have had another happy and successful week at Central School. It has been lovely to see and hear all of the learning taking place within our classrooms and outdoors! The children continue to be well mannered and respectful of one another.

Children in Need

Thank you to everyone for your donations today. We raised a fantastic £105.13 for Children in Need!

Central Two Centuries

We will have a Gaelic specialist coming to join P4 to P7 to take part in a short Gaelic session next week. As part of the session, the children will look at the Gaelic Bible, which can be dated back to 1826! For approximately 30 years Gaelic Medium Primary Education in Inverness was based at Central.

Whole School Nurture

I am delighted to let you know that school based nurture is resuming and all pupils will have an opportunity to engage with whole school nurture throughout the rest of the school year. We are looking forward to this starting in December.

Staff Development

As part of our ongoing quality assurance calendar teachers have been visiting each others classes to observe and support each other with learning and teaching.

All Covid mitigations have been adhered to.

Parent Council Meeting

Just a reminder that the next Parent Council meeting will take place on the 25th of November. We will post a link on Seesaw on the day of the meeting.

Road safety

Some of our classes have been learning about road safety this week. Next week the children will have the opportunity to learn about road safety messages from the 60s to the 90s.

Queen’s Canopy

We have received our delivery of trees from the Queen’s Canopy project. These trees will be distributed throughout the playground to boost our biodiversity. We are looking forward to receiving a very kind donation of planters from Morrison Construction in the near future, once they have been hand built.

School Home Partnership Learning

Messy Play can help develop children’s senses as they explore the different textures of materials. Messy Play also helps children develop their imagination as they are allowed to play freely and investigate. Children can gain independence, develop their problem solving skills through Messy Play as they choose the materials, and decide how to make their creations. Remember to dress for mess… old t-shirts, aprons and cover floors with newspapers… Have fun!

Please be mindful of any allergies.

Gloop

What you need:

• 2 cups of cornflour

• Water

• Food colouring – try mixing the colours together

What to do: Add water to the cornflour until it becomes semi firm. You will now be able to mould this in your hands but when you stop moulding this will become runny. Add more water to make it runnier and gooier. You may wish to do this over a basin!

Leaf Printing

What you need:

• Leaves – try to get difference shapes and sizes

• Paper

• Poster paint in various colours

What to do: Paint the leaves then press painted side down on paper and lift off gently.

Please be aware, this is not essential and it is messy so don’t feel obligated to do this. You may wish to talk to your child about the effects of flour and water as part of the cooking process. You may also have the opportunity to look closely at leaves when you are out. y

Christmas Party Dates

Each class will have their own Christmas Party this year in line with our Covid guidance. The parties will take place in the second last week of term. Confirmed dates will be posted nearer the time.

Lost Property

On Monday afternoon our team will put out lost property items in the shelter near the stage. We hope that many of the items will be reunited with their owners.

Please find attached some photos of learning from Seesaw this week.

Kind regards,

Mrs Fraser