Well done to everyone who entered the Buddy Bench Design Competition. We received lots of fantastic entries.
The Inclusive Schools Committee picked the winners. Click on the names below to see the winning designs.
P1 – P3 Winner Maisie Kerr
P4 – P7 Winner Gemma Robertson
Look out for the painted benches in the playground soon.
Please see the below for the new Education Scotland Well-being Space where there are lots of links with ideas for how to help & support your well-being!
We are aware that some children are now self-isolating at home and will not return to school until after the holidays, so please remember to access the Home Learning page located in the scholl blog:
The Parent Council are holding an Adult raffle and a Children’s raffle on 17th December. Tickets will be on sale at a cost of £1 per strip.
Please send any money in a clearly marked and sealed envelope with your child’s name and class, indicating how many adult tickets or /and how many children’s tickets you would like to buy.
The last day to send money in will be Wednesday 15th December.
For money handed in by Friday 10th, raffle tickets will be sent home with children on Monday 13th December. For money handed in between 13th and 15th, raffle tickets will be sent home with children on Thursday 16th December.
The draw will take place on Friday 17th December with children’s raffles being sent home with them and adult raffles must be collected by an adult by 12.00pm on Wednesday 22nd.
The Parent Council would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes.
At Mauchline PS & ECC we are keen to support parents to ensure all young people are Cyber safe, especially with the growing use of a wide range of Apps and online forms of communication (WhatsApp/TikTok/Instagram/Snapchat etc).
As part of our continued commitment, we would like to remind parents/carers about the ‘Safer Schools’ App. This App is a reliable source of advice on all things concerning digital/internet safety. It gives empowering, up-to-date information on all current digital platforms/tools/apps in an accessible manner.
The APP has a range of tailored user accesses (pupil, staff and parents/carers). To access your parent platform please:
-Go to your APP store or Google Play and search for ‘Safer School’
-In school field type ‘East Ayrshire Council’
-The code for primary parents/carers is: 7440
We would recommend that you discuss with your child about which apps and social media platforms they currently use/access. This will help ensure they know how to stay safe online – using the app to start these types of conversations is great.
Using film at home to support reading, writing, listening and talking
Everyday routines and activities at home provides lots of opportunities to meaningfully engage with your child’s learning. For example, exploring film together as a family could be a fun way to support listening, talking, reading and writing together at home.
Watching a film together as a family and taking time afterwards to talk through each other’s thoughts and ideas about things such as the story or characters can help everyone to get even more out of the film.
This resource was designed by experienced teachers in Screen Scotland’s Film Education team and supported by Education Scotland, to help parents/ carers and their children to develop skills in film literacy, which develops reading, writing, listening and talking skills. Screen Scotland, part of Creative Scotland, is the national agency for all aspects of screen production, exhibition, skills and education, and a key priority for them is to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from film education.
This resource is suitable for families with children of different ages and stages. There are some very simple ideas for all the family to do as well as more in-depth suggested activities for adults and young people who have an interest in film.
Please find below a link to our Education Contingency Plan. This may be used in the circumstances outlined within the plan to ensure education provision is disrupted as little as possible.
December Contingency Plan 2021.22 -PC version
The home learning grid mentioned in the plan and all other associated home learning materials can be found on the home learning page.
We have two new Buddy Benches in the playground. The Buddy Benches are in the playground so that anyone who is feeling lonely or has no one to play with has a place to go. If you are sitting on the Buddy Bench others can go over to you, say hi and ask if you want to play.
The Inclusive Schools Committee wants everyone in our school to feel safe, respected, included and happy. We are looking for designs for the new Buddy Benches to reflect these ideas.
If you would like to enter the competition, please use the template below to show your design. All entries must be submitted to Miss Kirkcaldy and the Inclusive Schools Committee by Wednesday 8th December. The winning designs will be painted on the Buddy Benches; some colours may be changed due to availability of paint.
Buddy Bench Design Competition
P5 have won the Kindness Competition by performing the most acts of kindness during Anti-bullying Week 2021. The prize was suggested by the Inclusive Schools Committee and will be games afternoon.
Well done to everyone who performed an act of kindness.
Kindness jars showing the acts of kindness across the school and at home.