Monthly Archives: October 2022

Friday Update 28/10/2022

Happy Friday everyone.

We have had a lovely, busy first week back and are ending with a seasonal disco. 

Many thanks to Mr Wozniak for providing the music for the children to enjoy.  It is great to be able to hold such an event again 😊

Class teachers will post this term’s overview for learning on Google Classroom at the beginning of next week.

Swimming

P7 will finish their block of swimming next week. They have all enjoyed their lessons and were a credit to the school.

P5/6 will commence their block of swimming on Monday  7th November.  Mrs McMillan will post details on Google Classroom.

P6/7 will have swimming in block 3 (week beginning 30th January to 21st April)

P4/5 will have their swimming in block 4 (week beginning 24th April to 29th June)

Staffing

We are pleased to welcome to our team,  Miss Dougherty, Miss Sutherland and Mrs Elleithi who were successful at interview yesterday for our PSA vacancies.  They will join the team in a few weeks’ time.

Eden Court

The Engagement Team from Eden Court resumed work across the school today.  Mr Simpkins and Miss MacRae met all the children and we look forward to having lots of fun drama over the next three terms.

Chrome Books

Currently we are undergoing a refresh with our chrome books.  Details will be posted for P6 and P7 on Google Classroom as their individual chrome books will be replaced.

Home School Partnership Learning

Diwali began on Monday 24th October.  We invite you to learn 10 Fabulous Facts about Diwali using the link below.

Dates

Kidical Mass – Saturday 5th November

Please find details for the next event attached.  These days are always very popular and good fun.

Armistice Day – Friday  11th November

Classes will walk to the War Memorial at different times during the school day.  Details of times will be posted on Google Classrooms so families can join us if they wish.

Anti-bullying Week and Road Safety Week 14th to 18th November

Children In Need – Friday 18th November

We will support Children in Need with a spotty day and forward any donations received onto the charity.

Open afternoon – Thursday 1st December

We are really excited to be holding our first open afternoon for a long time on Thursday 1st December.  We hope families are able to come and spend some time in class/nursery rooms.

ELC and P1-3 from 1.30 to 2.15pm

P4-7 1.30 to 2.30pm

We are also planning Community singing and Class Christmas parties in December and will confirm dates once everything has been organised.

Have a lovely, restful weekend

Kind regards

Mrs Fraser

Friday Update 7/10/2022

Happy Friday everyone.

We end of term seems to have come round really quickly. Discussions about plans for the holidays have been taking place this week. The team have noted after such a busy term everyone is looking forward to spending some time with friends and family.

Baxter’s 5K

The Baxter’s team all enjoyed the event on Sunday and most were proudly wearing their medals this week.  We are really proud of their participation and personal achievements, well done!

Cross Country

Miss MacDonald took a team of P6 & 7 children to participate in the Cross Country Championships at the Bught on Thursday.  They had a great morning at the event with fantastic results against very tough competition.  Well done everyone!

Farm

P5/6 visited the farm at Inverness High School this afternoon to have a quick look at our allotment.  As we move through the year classes will be visiting the farm as part of our curriculum. We plan to grow some veggies and fingers crossed make some goodies with them.

P5/6 have also been busy with an ice-cream enterprise this week which has gone very well.

ELC Staffing

Delighted to let you know that following competitive interview Mrs T Ferguson was appointed to the post of Senior Early Years Practitioner.  As Mrs Ferguson is already working with us, she will assume her promoted responsibilities after the holidays.  Mrs R Tracey was appointed as Support Worker and will take up her duties in the next month or so.

Key Assessments

As part of learning the children have taken home key assessments to share with families in the last couple of weeks.  These are an important part of our assessment calendar and we look forward to you returning them as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Thank you.

Black History Day

Please find attached a flyer for more information on Family Fun Day for Black History which is taking place at Eden Court on Saturday 15th October.   We would encourage as much participation where possible, given the children’s keen interest in Black History which was highlighted as part of Central Two Centuries. Entry is free and tickets can be booked using the link below.

https://eden-court.co.uk/get-involved/special-events/black-history-month-family-fun-day

Next term

As part of our School Improvement and PEF plan, we welcome back members for Eden Court Engagement Team!! We are all buzzing about this. 😊

We also look forward to confirming a date when we welcome parents back into school for an open afternoon.

We wish you all a really lovely break and look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 24th October,

Kind regards

Central School Team