Monthly Archives: August 2020

First Aid

In order to reduce the handling of paper being sent home from school, if your child is involved in a minor first aid incident you will now receive a text message.  This will be sent to the main contact as completed in the Annual Data Check form which was sent home recently.

We will continue to phone regarding serious incidents and head bumps as per the existing procedures. Can you please ensure the office is informed of any changes to contact information so we can get in touch if the need arises.

Current arrangements for the ECC will continue

Thank You

It’s almost time to come to nursery!

We are looking forward to welcoming our children back to the ECC later this week and we can’t wait to meet our children starting with us too.

Things will look a bit different when you return but Mrs Millar, your Keyworker and other ECC staff will be there to support families with this.

We will continue to look after the children as we did before and help them learn across the curriculum.  Early Years guidance allows staff and children to work together without the need to socially distance.  Adults in the ECC do need to socially distance from each other.

Children will be dropped off and collected from the garden area, pictured below. Please use the rainbows on the fence on the way round to ensure help maintain social distancing.   Please only arrive at your allocated time which can be found in the information sent out via the app.     Mrs Millar will sign all children in and Keyworker will be there to meet the children and take them into the nursery to hang up their jacket and bag.  

You will notice some changes in the playroom – we have made sure there is much more space for children to play.

Our current numbers allow for children to free flow between outdoors and inside and can all play together.   There will still be opportunties for children to play and learn in their key worker groups.

There are signs around the playroom to remind you to wash your hands and an adult will support you with this to make sure you do this properly.

Please keep checking our blog page for further updates!  And soon it and the groups pages will be filled with lots of happy children playing and learning together.

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!