@Virtual Menstrie

Welcome to the virtual school page at Menstrie Primary School. While the school is closed under unprecedented circumstances, learning will continue and staff will continue to support remotely.

Where can I find my work?

Class teachers have prepared work and will post details regularly on Class Pages @ Virtual Menstrie. Learners with Google Classroom should also log on there.  Additional activities can be located by exploring the E-Learning part of this site, visiting the FLIP Clacks Site (details below) or accessing the Scotland Learns resource from Education Scotland.

Primary 1D – Miss Dryburgh

Primary 2/1 – Miss Aitken

Primary 2W – Mrs Wilkin

Primary 3S – Mrs Simpson

Primary 3T – Mrs Tulloch

Primary 4AE – Miss A Evans

Primary 4KE – Miss K Evans

Primary 5G – Miss Garner

Primary 5P – Mr Pennie

Primary 6B – Miss Bryden

Primary 6S – Mr Scotland

Primary 7F – Mr Furzer

Primary 7C – Miss Campbell

Primary PE – Miss Johnstone

SMT – Updates from Mrs Murray and Mrs Campbell 

I need help. Where can I get it?

Firstly, try the eLearning help pages that have been set up on this site. You can also ‘Leave a Message’ on the ‘Class Pages @ Virtual Menstrie’. Learners can also message class teachers on Google Classroom. Finally, you can also send an e-mail to menstrie@edu.clacks.gov.uk

“Your child’s mental well being is of the upmost importance so if you feel that your child is struggling, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to support you” Mrs Murray

What work will the teacher set?

Our priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing. Your teacher will set tasks that learners can complete, please do not feel under any pressure to get them all completed at once. The work is set to use as your time allows. Teachers will provide generic feedback to pupils about their learning.

“Please remember our priority is everyone’s health and wellbeing so please do not feel under any pressure to always complete all tasks” Mrs Murray.

What about my teacher’s availability?

There may be some days when our teachers are quiet online. This could be for a variety of reasons such as being in one of the hubs, looking after elderly relatives or if they are unwell. The staff will continue to be your main point of contact for your child’s learning, however this way of learning is very new to us all so please be patient. If you have any queries outwith your child’s learning then please contact Mrs Murray or Mrs Campbell via the school e-mail address.

I’m feeling unwell. Should I do work?

If you are unwell, and would normally be unable to come to school, DO NOT do work. Reading a book however might be a nice distraction. Please rest and follow guidelines from your doctor.

Where do I get log in help?

Class teachers have supplied all learners with appropriate log ins and some classes have been using these for some time. If you are having difficulty with a specific website or app, please look at the guidance notes published under the eLearning section of this site.

However, should you have any issues, send an e-mail to grp-menstrieprimaryitsupport@glowschools.org.uk or respond to a class blog post.

What other childcare and education arrangements are available?

Local Authorities are required to provide childcare and education for vulnerable families and key workers. Full details on the Clackmannanshire Learning and Childcare Information page.

What are the arrangements for free school meals? 

Clackmannanshire Council are working on the provision of Free School Meals during this time.  Please complete the short questionnaire, if you are a parent or carer of a child in Primary 4-7 who receives free school meals or of a child in Primary 1-3 who received a school clothing voucher last summer. Click here. Full details, including collection times, on the Clackmannanshire Learning and Childcare Information page.

What support is there from the Parent Council?

Our Parent Council are keen to support the families of our school and nursery children during this difficult and uncertain time.   It is an anxious and worrying time for many with the loss of routine, and a new way of working and living. We are keen to support families in whatever way possible and thought of a support network to help keep in contact and look after all our wellbeing.   This support could take the form of online chat, emails or by telephone.  If you feel that you would benefit from speaking with other parents in similar situations or would just like to link up with other families/parents in the area, please email menstrieparentcouncil@gmail.com and they will help arrange this for you.

I need extra help and support. Who can I contact?

You can contact class teachers through e-mail and Mrs Murray or Mrs Campbell via the school e-mail address. You may prefer however to contact the support line launched by Clackmannanshire Council to help those most vulnerable. Call 01259 452275 or email communitysupport@clacks.gov.uk and leave your contact details.

FLIP Clacks

In addition to preparations at Menstrie and the creation of @Virtual Menstrie, the council has been developing a unique virtual learning platform – FLIPClacks. This provides learning opportunities for children, young people and families, including school specific areas. The online learning space will include live classroom activities as well as lots of creative resources for you and your children.  Class teachers may direct learners to activities on this site through their class pages and Google Classroom.

Scotland Learns from Education Scotland

Here you will find a range of ideas and suggestions of activities to help parents and carers support their child’s learning at home. The activities are aimed at a variety of ages and we will be adding new activities each week. Choose an activity from the list that your children would like to do. Click here to access.

Always learning, in all ways.

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