Almost Time to Come Back

It’s almost time to welcome our children back to school!  Here are a few wee updates!

Now that we are due to be back in school fulltime and following guidnace of no large gatherings, Mrs Young will cover Non Class Contact for 2.5 hours each week in P1/ P2-3 / P5-6 and P6-7.   This will begin week beginning 17th August.

Mrs Connor, an experienced teacher joining our staff team on a Thursday and Friday will teach Primary 4 on a Thursday and Friday up until playtime.  The rest of the time, Mrs Connor will provide targeted support identified children in P4.  This will be from week beginning 17th August.

Information will be posted on the app regarding which day will be your child’s PE this week.  For the time being children won’t change for PE.  However, you may wish, if the are wearing uniform, to send them to school in joggers or leggings with trainers on these days.  PE will start week beginning 17th August.  There are some days the Scottish weather may prevent PE from happening!

Please remember we aim to be outside more than usual!  So your child should always have a jacket with them.

There are a lot of belongings left from when we closed in March.  These items have been gethered as per classes last session.  We will try and issue what we can to children. If items have no names this obviosuly won’t be able to happen easily.

If you take a look on the class pages you will see photographs of how the classes are arranged.  Classrooms have been arranged as per gudiance issued to us.

There are other small changes that you will notice around the school to help keep us all COVID safe!

There are hand sanitising stations in our classes and also additional hand sanitiser dispensers at different points thoughout the school.

There are lots of new posters around the school to remind you about handwashing

Toilet doors have numbers on them to show you how many people are allowed in at a time.  There are similar notices on office/common area doors.

There are markings on the floor to remind you about keeping to the left and remaining outside of a room until you know it’s safe to enter.

There will also be notices inside and outside reminding adults visiting the school to keep a 2m distance and reminding everyone of where drop off points are.

Please keep checking the blog and app, these will be our main methods of communication.  Annual reports will come home via pupil post on the day your child is in school this week!

 

Happy Holidays

And here is the virtual bell! Schools Out For The Summer! I have said it before, but I’ll say it again – Well Done to all of you Lockdown Learners! The Lockdown home teachers and all the school and ECC staff!

Enjoy a well earned summer break! P7 I wish you well as you move onto Loudoun and everyone else I look forward to seeing you all in August!

Until then, please Stay Safe and Happy Holidays!

Mrs McCracken

Fond Farewell

As we say a fond farewell to our Primary 7s here is a final couple of pictures of them collecting their leavers gifts! No escaping pictures even on the last day, although some of you were to quick for me to capture 🙂 Good luck P7.

To all the boys and girls, well done for your super hard work this year! It has been an unusual year but one we will never forget! I hope you all have a lovely summer and the sun shines for you all!

Mrs Young x

 

Prize Giving- Celebration of Achievement

Boys and Girls, all the adults at home and school staff, we have almost made it to the end of term!  To recognise everyone’s hard work and effort at home please click the link below to see your special certificate – you will all get a copy in August along with any certificates for any children who’s parents nominated them for a values award!

I am proud of each and everyone of you!  Well done!

Home Learning Award

Today is of course our Celebration of Achievement and Prize Giving “virtual” Ceremony and this will also be an opportunity to say Goodbye to our P7s.  Primary 7 will receive their certificates when we meet up later this morning and the rest of the children will receive their certificates on our return in August.

Please click the link, sign into GLOW and enjoy!

Prize giving video

When you click to follow this link it will ask for your child’s glow login details. These are the normal glow login details you have been using to access glow and teams etc.

eg. gw20name@glow.sch.uk

This will be the first page you see when you follow the link…

 

You will then re directed to the normal glow login page for you to put in your password

Once you have finished logging it, it will take you straight to the video page 🙂

If you have an issue with your glow login details please email Mrs Young at eadanielle.young@glow.sch.uk.

Work Wednesday- Future Careers

Check out these fantastic career cards. Is there a job you are interested in already or one you would like to find out a little more about? These great activities are all linked to different types of jobs to help you learn a little bit about them while having a bit of fun trying them out!

Career-Cards-(2)

Remember to ask permission before using any materials from home eg make up.

Don’t forget to send in pictures/videos of you trying some of these super activities out!

3D Printer update

As you all know Newmilns PS offered to share the use of their 3D printer to help support the production of protective equipment for the NHS. Today we received this lovely thank you to all the schools and staff in East Ayrshire who were involved in helping with this project.  I am sure you will all agree that this is truly a great example of skills for life long learning and work, demonstrating the ways 3D printers can be used. 🙂

A Huge Thank you from all the staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Due to your immense generosity and the support of your schools we have had over 6,000 visors donated which has allowed us to supply very grateful staff in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Dumfries & Galloway and even as far away as the Highlands & Islands. We have also supplied our visor design to a number of people from across Scotland who have been donating their visors to their local hospitals, care homes and GP practices.

Our unreserved thanks go to you, your staff and your pupils for donated visors and for the impact they have made protecting our front-line staff.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone that has contributed to this campaign in the fight to defeat this Covid-19 virus. We are forever indebted to you.

Thank you!

Michael O’Neil

Interim Head of Regional Maxillofacial & Plastic Surgery Technical Service