The Rights Respecting Steering Group is keen to recruit parents! Please visit the Rights Respecting page to see our Charters and to get more information.
New for 2015! Aberdeen City Council are working with Aberdeen Inspired to bring a brand new Christmas Village to Union Terrace which includes an open-air ice rink, German market, fairground rides, refreshments and entertainment. Open 7 days a week, the village will take over the whole length of Union Terrace from 26 November – 3 January. Popular winter festival events such as the Christmas Tree Switch-On, Christmas Lights Switch-On, Carol Concert, St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh and Nativity Scene also return to the city. For full details visit www.aberdeenchristmas.co.uk
Here are some dates for your diary for the remainder of this term;
********Christmas School Fayre – Saturday 28th November (11am-1pm)********
|Tuesday 8th December||· Primary 1 Christmas Party (pm)|
|Wednesday 9th December||· School Photographer|
|Thursday 10th December||· Nursery Christmas Show at Ferryhill School (10.45am)
· School Christmas Lunch
· Primary 2 Christmas Party (pm)
|Friday 11th December||· P1-3 Nativity Play at Ferryhill Church (10am)
· Primary 6 Christmas Party (pm)
|Monday 14th December||· Nursery Trip to the Lemon Tree
· Primary 3 Christmas Party (pm)
|Tuesday 15th December||· Primary 5 Christmas Party (pm)|
|Wednesday 16th December||· Primary 4 Christmas Party (pm)|
|Thursday 17th December||· Nursery Christmas Party
· Primary 7 Christmas Party (pm)
|Friday 18th December||· End of Term Christmas Service at Ferryhill Church (10am)|
Follow the link to find out what is happening with Harlaw ASG Active Schools and how they are helping to ensure your child is more active:
– they are in Primary 6 or Primary 7 at one of Aberdeen City’s schools,
– they cannot currently swim, and
– they are not already enrolled in a learn to swim programme
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website at http://www.aberdeensportsvillage.com/news-events-lower/news/284-swimfree-asv-free-swimming-lessons
Many thanks for the fabulous send off you gave me for my retirement. It was a day I shall never forget. Thank you for all the drawings, paintings, letters and cards which I will treasure. I am going to use my vouchers to buy a water feature for my pond and a garden bench so that I can sit and watch my frogs!!I can’t thank you all enough for making my time at Ferryhill so enjoyable with so many laughs along the way. Ferryhill will always be a special place for me and I take away lots of happy memories. A big thank you to you all.
Ruth Legdon xxx
The Play rangers will be at various locations in Aberdeen city with their Loose Parts Kit promoting free play for families and children.
‘Loose parts are materials that have no specific purpose – these include items such as stones, sticks, tarpaulins, sand, fabric, crates, boxes, rope, tyres, balls and lots more. Loose Parts provide and promote choice to children in their play. They can use the materials in the way that they choose to. Loose Parts promotes child led play, rather than adult led. Children playing with loose parts are demonstrating more creativity and imagination and developing more skills and competence than they would playing with fixed purpose toys.’
Click on this link to view the timetable: Oct Hols Advert 2015
If you are looking to keep your child active during the holidays, then please follow the link below to see what Adventure Aberdeen has to offer:
SCOTTISH BRIDGE UNION
Mrs. Loraine Findlay – Education Officer
Aberdeen Bridge Club,
14, Rubislaw Terrace,
Tel. 01224 644773 (leave message)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org September, 2015
I am writing to let you know about lessons recommencing for 2015/16. We normally introduce the game to Primary 6 youngsters and would be delighted to welcome your child to a taster lesson after school on the 16th of September. This will take place in the Bridge Club. We will finish about 4.45pm.
Children from the Northeast of Scotland are amongst the most successful in the country at the game of bridge. We have under 26 players who regularly compete in National and European competitions receiving subsidies for travel and accommodation by the Scottish Bridge Union.
Bridge is the most popular card game in the world. It can be played by anyone from age 5 to 100+! The benefits for children include improving skills in numeracy, problem solving, memory and concentration.
MiniBridge is a simplified version of the game of bridge. It was first developed as an introduction to bridge for schoolchildren and was soon acknowledged as an excellent game in its own right.
Card playing helps children to identify numbers, similarities and sequences. Children love being clever and working things out – and winning. These are all possible when children learn to play MiniBridge, but because it is a partnership game they will also learn that they need to co-operate, share information and combine as a team to beat the opposition therefore their social skills improve as well.
Lessons are taught by qualified teachers who have disclosure under the PVG scheme. The lessons are free.
Please let me know through email or by leaving a message if you wish your child to attend this taster.
LORAINE FINDLAY (EDUCATION OFFICER)
“I’ve never met anybody that spent time to learn the game that didn’t consider it one of the great things in their life,” Warren Buffet (whose partner is Bill Gates).