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Online Safety Awareness Workshops – Tuesday 29th October

Keeping children safe online is one of our main priorities and is an area of great concern. Many of our children access the internet and social media e.g. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok with no awareness and understanding of the consequences and risks that they put themselves in.

In recent times we have seen a rise in; children who have been targeted by adults online; who have been bullied online; and who have posted inappropriate images and content which have resulted in them being significantly at risk.

Therefore we have asked NSPCC to support our mission by offering online safety workshops for parents. You may feel that you are able to monitor your child’s usage, however, we would strongly advise taking this opportunity to further support you in keeping your child safe.

This workshop is completely free, light refreshments will be provided, and will take place on Tuesday 29th October at 1:30pm and again at 4pm.

Please contact the school office if you wish to attend.

This week in P2CF

In literacy We have been practicing ng, ch, th and sh.

We needed to find our sounds in our library books, we built words with Miss Higgins and identified new words with our sounds and drew and wrote them out. (Megan, Andrew, Jacob, Amelia, John, and Leighton).

Mr Fergus showed us the Monkey King story and we created our our picturess, crowns and tails.

In maths we we have been learning to add doubles. We did this by making sums using lego, singing the doubles song, played a special connect 4 game with Mrs King and making totals using our whiteboards and ten frames. (Erin, Jacob, Zayna, Paige, Isla, Angus, Andrew and Jack).

In IDL we have been learning about Japan:

We have learned…..

  • How to count to ten in Japanese.
  • That Japan has a lot of people and is very busy, especially the biggest city Tokyo.
  • How to say hello in Japanese.
  • That Japan has volcanoes and the most famous is mount Fuji, Scotland used to have volcanoes like the one under Edinburgh Castle.
  • We learnt about Sushi, a japanese food. We tried it and create pictures.
  • We also learnt that their are bullet trains and some pretty bad weather.

(Claire, Zac, Kyle, Braxton, Andrew, Jacob and Amber).

Family Learning Links Update

It is important to recognise that not all of us are confident in subject areas such as maths, numeracy and digital skills. With that in mind we have put together some free online resources to help support adult literacy and numeracy.

We have also added new resources to support you in developing family learning activities.

These resources can now be found here:

Nursery Parent Consultation

We hope you and your child have enjoyed your first term with us this academic session.
At Sunnyside Nursery we strive to continually evaluate and develop our practice and environment through consultation with all stakeholders. These include children, parents/carers, our educators, visiting specialist and the local community.
Please help us by filling in this short questionnaire, using the link below:

Open Day 3rd October

Sunnyside is opening its doors to parents once again, we are hosting an open afternoon for parents/carers to “drop in” and see learning in classes.

The school open afternoon will take place from 1:45-2:45pm. Parents do not need to stay for the full hour, as this is a drop in and lessons will be taking place as usual.


Please note P7LS will be skiing and will be hosting a separate open afternoon in November.