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Competition Time – calling all creative writers!

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure are celebrating Cinderella coming to Eastwood Park Theatre this December with their first children’s short story competition!

To be in with the chance of winning a pair of panto tickets, you or an adult (parent/teacher) should send us your short story (under 200 words) starting with ‘Once Upon a Time’ to: mary.dickie@ercultureandleisure.org by Sun 10th November.

There will be three age categories: (7 and under, 8-11 and 12-16).

If you win, we’ll be in touch to arrange to ‘crown’ you as our winner.

Good luck!

ERCL – Christmas Panto Short Story Competition

P4-7 Numeracy and Mathematics Curricular Evening

We are holding a Numeracy and Mathematics Curriculum Evening on Monday 23rd September, 6pm-7pm.  This event is for pupils and families in P4-7.  However we will be providing an opportunity for pupils in P1-3 to visit the event during the school day. If you have a sibling in Primary 4-7 you are welcome to join them on the night. Further information will come out in due course regarding a P1-3 event for our families.

OUTDOOR LEARNING CLOTHING – AMENDMENT

Different outdoor learning experiences offer opportunities for personal and learning skills development in areas such as communication, problem solving, information technology, working with others and thinking skills. Learning in the outdoors can make significant contributions to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. Therefore, outdoor learning offers many opportunities for learners to deepen and contextualise their understanding within curriculum areas, and for linking learning across the curriculum in different contexts and at all levels.

(Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2010)

At Kirkhill Primary we strive to provide regular outdoor learning experiences for all our children.  As a school we have a fantastic outdoor space which can be used across the curriculum to develop our children socially, emotionally and academically. During last session we had a super Science Garden added to our fantastic Eco garden and we can’t wait to explore here and other areas of our school grounds!

To allow all pupils to access outdoor learning in the changeable Scottish weather, we would appreciate the children bringing in outdoor clothing (wellies, rain jackets and trousers) on days they will be learning outdoors. Class teachers will let you know via the class blogs the days that these are required so that you can keep them at home on other days.  Also, if you have any spare items which your child is not using any more and you are happy to give these to the school, please put this in a bag with it clearly labelled as spare clothing for the school to allow items to be shared with our families. Please contact us if you do not have clothing and we will endeavor to supply necessary clothing for outdoors.

Thank you in advance with your support with outdoor learning and please get in touch if you have any questions. This support will allow our children to have a fantastic time learning outdoors come rain or shine!

Supporting your child with transitions

Thank you to our talented Primary 5 pupils for creating short presentations to support all of our children with transition from stage to stage. The link below takes you to a booklet for every class. The booklets capture general information about next session. Please share these with your children over the holiday period.