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For many years, Dumfries and Galloway schools have been surveying their parents, seeking their views on many aspects of school life and using this information to make improvements. This is a central feature of school improvement planning, providing opportunities for parents to share their experiences of engagement with the school and contributing to priorities for the school going forward.
The census is taking place online using the SmartSurvey platform which offers many benefits including the secure collection, management and deletion of data. Indeed, preparations for the census have been rigorous to satisfy data protection legislation.
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Scottish Celebrations in Nursery
Over the last few weeks in Nursery we have been entertained by local piper Harry and dancer Emma. Harry played his pipes in the garden where the children enjoyed a dance and some shortbread they had made earlier that day. Emma held a session with the children where she performed Highland dances and the children even got to try some of the dance techniques themselves.
Other activities included reciting Burns poem’s, some children created picture of their poem’s at home and enjoying a traditional Burns supper of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.
On 5th February, Miss McKie held her second peep session. From previous feedback, the peep session topic today was ‘Understanding and Managing Behaviour’. The parents got talking about their child’s behaviour whilst having a cuppa before the children came into have fun. We read ‘My Big Shouty Day’, which was relevant to the topic, played games with the parachute which families loved and sang songs which got the parents and children interacting.
Miss McKie would like to thank all the families who attended today’s first Peep session. Today’s session was an introduction into Peep and “getting to know everyone”. Our families enjoyed taking part in some fun getting to know you games, listened to a story and even made their own face.
We had such a great turnout we have decided to split into two smaller groups. Miss McKie will look at all the feedback and be in touch with a date and time to best suit your requests.
Peep – People Learning Together Programme.
Miss McKie has recently been involved in a new training programme designed to improve children’s life chances, by making the most of everyday learning opportunities – listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together through parental involvement.
She is pleased to announce our Sheuchan Nursery PEEP sessions will commence on Wednesday 22nd of January at 10am. This will be a great opportunity for parent’s to come in to Nursery have a cuppa and a blether with other parent’s, spend time with their children and learn all that PEEP has to offer. Siblings welcome.
Should you have any questions please speak to Miss McKie who would love to know you are able to attend.
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Thank you to all our families who attended our Nursery Christmas Sing a Long. I am sure you will all agree the children sang their Christmas songs wonderfully!