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Clothing Grants/Free School Meal Grants – Applications open on 18th June

School Clothing/Free School Meal Grants

Applications will be accepted at Kilncraigs from Tuesday 18th June as follows:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30am and 2-4pm

Please ensure you bring along proof of your qualifying benefits to enable us to proceed with your application.

If your child attends one of our primary, special or secondary schools, you may qualify for a school clothing grant. From August 2018 this will be £100 per child.

School clothing grants will not be paid to children attending nursery schools, nursery classes or other pre 5 centres.

To qualify for a school clothing grant you must be in receipt of Child Benefit and one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Maximum Working Tax Credit and Maximum Child Tax Credit with an income below £6,420
  • Child Tax Credit where NO Working Tax Credit is payable and income is less than £16,105 (as assessed by Inland Revenue)
  • An asylum seeker in receipt of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • You may also be eligible if you are in receipt of Universal Credit

Pupils who are eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) (over 16 years of age) are not eligible for a school clothing grant.

How to apply

Application forms have now been issued to all schools and are available from CAP office or Kilncraigs. If you prefer you can fill in the application form online, save and print it off.

Completed application forms can be handed in to any CAP office or Kilncraigs.

When submitting an application form, proof of income will be required (refer to the notes section of the application form).

Applications for school clothing grants for the 2018/19 academic session can be made until 31 December 2018 and are only awarded once per school year.

Please note grants are no longer paid by cheque.

School clothing grants will only be paid directly into the applicant’s bank account, or a member of the immediate family residing at the same address. Payments cannot be paid directly into a Post Office Account.


(All text and links taken from Clackmannanshire Council website here)

This week in P.6JDW 07.06.19

P.6JDW  07.06.19

In IDL, we have been learning about our sense of sight.  First of all we looked at an image of an eye and we learned the names of the different parts.  We can label the pupil, iris, retina, sclera, eyelid and lacrimal duct.  We then learned about the functions of the eye and how our eyes work to allow us to see.  (Ewan and Jayden)

Everyone in our class has delivered a class talk on a topic of their choice.  We have listened to lots of different topics such as Highland, Dancing, Art, Football etc.  We were learning to speak clearly and make sure our voice was loud enough for the audience to hear.  If you were in the audience you had to listen carefully and then you could ask questions at the end of the talk if you wanted to know more about the topic.  We enjoyed listening to all the talks!  (Seren, Maria and Nathan)

In Maths we have been learning to calculate the area and perimeter of shapes.  We have learned that the area means the amount of space it covers and the perimeter means the total distance around the outside of the shape.  To calculate the area we use the formula A = L x B and to calculate the perimeter we add up the length of each side.  (Josh, Ethan, Sean and Alex)

In P.E we played starter activities and were developing our throwing and catching skills.  Then we used these skills to help us play a game of rounders.  We were also developing our team working skills and trying to work together to play the game properly.  (Georgia and Aila)


This week in P3/4LS…

This week in P3/4LS we have finally performed our speech and had the votes.

We are very proud this week as we confidently told our peers why they should vote for us. I was really nervous and I didn’t want to perform but I did it. I was successful because I am now the JRSO leader for next year (Jamie). I am surprised because I am now the Health and Wellbeing representative (Murray). I am delighted because I got the job as sports committee representative with Innes (Anika). Other people who got the jobs are Nate (Digital Representative), Eilidh H (ECO Representative), Eilidh D (Pupil Council Representative) and Michael (WOW Representative). Well done to everyone for taking part!

This week in writing we were describing the setting for our story we are creating. I think it was challenging because it was hard to think of what to write and pick words to describe the setting (Jamie). I think I was successful because I think I used descriptive language and descriptive features (Anika).

This week in Shake it Up we added two new moves on to our sequence. We are working really hard to practise for our performance (Jamie).

In Numeracy we have been consolidating our learning over the last year. We have been remembering how to round numbers, tell the time and multiple and divide. I found it challenge multiplying 2 digit numbers because we had to multiple higher numbers (Nate). I enjoy telling the time on our whiteboard clocks as I enjoy learning to tell the time (Jessica). I was successful rounding to the next decade. I enjoyed the rounding rap (Charlie).

This week in IDL we have been learning to read maps and read for information. We looked at google earth, Think maps to find our street. Then we found the safest route to our school (Charlie). I think I have found a safer way to get to school in the morning (Nate).


At the moment we are finding out information about local tourist attractions around Clackmannanshire. We plan on putting the information into a spark video.

This week we also had a visit from Polly from the Butterfly Conservation. We got to learn more about caterpillars, butterflies and moths and how they keep themselves safe from predators. We loved looking at live specimens and a live chrysalis!

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P3/4 and Miss Stewart.

This week in P2AG


This week in literacy:

Writing – This week we continued develop our ability to write imaginatively. We used our IDL farm context, and wrote a story titled “An Animal Adventure!” (Ruva). Our stories had to include at least two WOW words in order to make our writing more interesting for the reader. Some examples of the WOW words used in our writing were: humongous (Oscar), enormous (Reggie), amazing (Krivi) and super (Abbaigh).

Phonics – We have been revising the ‘aw’ sound this week (Cole). We know the following word have the ‘aw’ sound: law (Miah), lawn (Oscar), dawn (Ellie) and paw (Lily).


This week we have been learning about symmetry during our maths lessons (Millie). We have been able to identify symmetrical patterns and create our own patterns both in the classroom and outdoors (check out our Twitter page to see some pictures). We also learned how to use a mirror as a tool to help complete a symmetrical picture and pattern.

Health and Wellbeing

This week, we have been learning to manage our own emotions (Callum). We discussed various situations and how these would make us feel, and we also discussed what we do to make ourselves feel happy in these situations. We also learned new breathing techniques as a tool for regulating our own emotions,. We particularly liked the ‘buzzing bee’ (Rhys) breathing technique! We also discussed other coping strategies such as smiling at others, bouncing a ball, reading a book and listening to music, before discussing why these strategies would help us feel calm.


Primary 2 and Miss Gillon would like to wish you a lovely bank holiday weekend! We look forward to updating you on our learning again next week.

This week in P2AG

What a quick week we have had this week!



This week in literacy:

Writing – We have been learning to write a story setting using our new IDL context of farms. We looked at pictures of farms to help us describe what we would “see, hear, smell and feel” (Nadia). For example “I could hear the cows mooing” (Evin) and “I could see the black horses running away” (Callum).

Phonics – We have been revising the ‘are’ sound (Beth). This sound sounds like ‘air’ (Craig). We know the words care (Oscar), share (Rhys) and square (Abbaigh) all make the ‘are’ (air) sound.


This week we have revised previously taught ideas such as data collection and competed bar graphs after collecting date using tally marks. We also began to develop our ability to “identify odd and even numbers” (Miah). We now know that a number that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be an even number and numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be odd.


On Monday we started our new topic titled “The Farm” (Harry T). To begin our topic we discussed what we already know about farms and what we would like to know. We then began to look at the types of food farm animals eat, before developing our knowledge of food chains (Harry N). We learned the words producer and consumer and made out own farm animal food chain.

Primary 2 and Miss Gillon would like to wish everyone a lovely Easter weekend!