A message from the NSPCC:
Thank you for your support
We recently held an NSPCC online safety workshop at Sunnyside Primary School. The hour-long workshop aimed to help attendees understand more about the online world of children and build confidence to have conversations with them about it.
Whether you attended or planned to attend but couldn’t, your views are important. They help the NSPCC and O2 to improve the experience and impact of the workshops for anyone joining them in the future. Please take a few minutes to complete a short online survey about your experience. The survey can be accessed here: www.nspcc.org.uk/ParentO2feedback
Don’t forget this isn’t the end of your online safety journey. Children need continual help learning how to navigate the risks and dangers online. Having regular conversations with children is the most important way to help. And it’s never too early to start. If you need any further support or guidance, check out the website pages and step-by step guides online, call the O2 and NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002, or pop into your local O2 store for help from a Guru.
We’re committed to providing a comprehensive service to help keep children safe. Please visit www.nspcc.org.uk to find out more about our work and how you could be involved in supporting us. Thank you so much for your support.
Our November Newsletter is now available here.
Clackmannanshire Council will be implementing Parent Pay on 26th November 2018.
Parent Pay is a convenient way to book and pay for lunches online using a credit/debit card. Paying online gives you the piece of mind that comes with knowing your money has reached the school safely.
Each carer will receive an individual account, that will follow in due course.
Sunnyside will be offering children Christmas Lunches on 12th December, this replaces the standard menu plan. Please could we ask that this is shared with your child.
If your child does not usually have Christmas Dinner this is available to order for £2.00, money can be sent with your child in a sealed, labelled envelope.
The feedback on our Parental Engagement and Reporting Survey has been summarised and is available to view here.
We would like to thank all who have taken part in this valuable process.
Largo the Literacy Lion
Largo loves literacy and he wants to meet lots of the children from Clackmannanshire! We would love to see more children visiting the Alloa library with parents/carers.
Largo will be in the Alloa Library in the Speirs Centre:
Wednesday 3rd of October until Friday 19th of October
Please visit the library during this time to see him!
Would you like to read and borrow more books?
Two other dates for your diary – drop-in sessions
Monday 8th of October 4pm – 5pm
Thursday 11th of October 4pm – 5pm
Visit the library during one of the drop-in sessions to complete a literacy activity and share your favourite book from the library with
Please bring along your old library cards and start using them again or
provide identification and proof of address to sign up for a new card.
After his visit to the library, Largo will be visiting some of our local
Our School Open Day will take place on Friday 28th September between 1.45 – 2.45pm. This is an opportunity for you to visit the classroom and speak to your child about their learning.
As part of our continued focus on Health and Wellbeing this year, Sunnyside Primary School now have a Wellbeing Worker who will be available to work with pupils and families.
This Service can provide confidential, trauma-informed support for pupils and families through art therapy, therapeutic play, counselling, advocacy, befriending and group support. The aims of this service are to improve self-esteem, build resilience and enhance confidence; enabling pupils to be safe and secure.
If you would like to find out more about this service and our Wellbeing Worker, please contact me.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Have you ever asked the question “What did you do at school today?” And got little or no response?
Our pupils are now creating weekly learning blogs as class to help them share. Each week you will be able to read an overview of the learning in each class – written by the children and teacher together. These are available on the home page under class blogs.
We hope you enjoy this new feature!
Many parents and children are often curious about our Nurture Provision. Our Nurture Teacher (Miss Allan) has put together a helpful guide that can be downloaded here