Daily Archives: 28/01/2022

Friday Update

Happy Friday everyone,

We finish another positive week at school. Today the children enjoyed playing outside in the wind although there was an unusual number of seagulls in the playground at lunchtime. However delighted to report the children were putting their number work into practice by counting the seagulls which was not an easy task especially in the wind and also as they kept flying off!!

This week across the school we have learned about Robert Burns and celebrated Burns Day.  As part of Central Two Centuries the children also learned about Up Helly Aa which is a Viking themed fire festival held annually in Shetland.  The Vikings used to be a very popular topic for project work in years gone by.

Also linked into Central Two Centuries the children were made aware of National Holocaust Memorial Day.  Our school log books which are held at the Archive Centre show our school made a number of refugees and evacuees welcome during World War II.

On Tuesday Ms Marshall from Eden Court worked with four classes on heritage through dance which was great fun.  She will continue to work across the classes throughout this term.

Connect Us / See  Saw

From Tuesday next week, we will be moving all of our communications from Seesaw to “School App for Parents”. We are delighted that so many of our parents have downloaded the app already, and we would encourage anyone still to download it to do so before Tuesday.

If you are having any issues accessing the app please let your child’s teacher know. Remember when you download the app you will be asked for a username and pin code.  These are now posted on google classroom for security.

In the coming weeks, each class will set up a school blog to share a weekly update with learning from class. We will provide more information and the links for these blogs soon.

School Improvement

As we move towards the Spring we will be implementing some playground improvements.  We have received some money from our Ward to help with this.  Nurture groups this week have been busy putting up bird boxes around the school to encourage birds to our environment.  Thanks to all and especially to Mr MacLennan who helped armed with his screwdriver.

We would be very grateful if you are able to support us at all with some seeds that we can plant outside as we aim to “soften” the playground.

Parent Council

Our meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday 3rd February from 6pm to 7pm.  We will post the link on Thursday prior to the meeting.

Free Travel

We have had a couple of queries regarding free travel for under 22’s.  Please follow the link for further information.

https://www.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/young-persons-free-bus-travel-scheme/#overview

Home School Partnership Learning

We continue to strive to provide your children with a high standard of learning and teaching every day.  We are aware that many parents across Scotland have some concerns about progress due to school closures.  Again thank you for your support in helping school to be as safe as we can and to stay open.  Working with number bonds is a key skill in numeracy and we hope you will enjoy using the padlet our support teacher has created.  The password is Central.

Dates

Enrolment for P1 week beginning 31st January

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/887/enrol_your_child_for_school

Parent Council Meeting Thursday 3rd February from 6 to 7pm

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 8th February from 3.30 to 5.30pm

Thursday 10th February from 6pm to 8pm

Enrolment for Nursery week beginning 14th February

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/11/enrol_your_child_for_early_learning_and_childcare

February Break and In-service day

Monday 21st Feb to Wednesday 23rd Feb, children return on 24th Feb

Please find attached some photos of learning this week from our archive.

Have a lovely, restful weekend.

Mrs Fraser