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Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)

Dear parent/carer,

Please help me to learn about my right to Life, Survival and Development. (Article 6) of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

                              We strive to give our children the best and always ensure that each child’s needs are at the centre of how we think about and plan for their unique development. With this in mind, we are taking the first steps of applying for a Bronze award in order to become a Rights Respecting School. (RRSA) This involves a whole school approach in educating our children and families what their rights are. To begin this process, we would appreciate if you could support your child to plant the daffodil bulb. When doing so, we ask that you discuss how to nurture and care for living things by giving food and water etc. and how you have the right to “Life, Survival, and Development. (Article 6) This will hopefully ensure your child understands they have the right to be cared for and nurtured in order to flourish and become a unique individual. Over time, we will be carrying out various activities in order to introduce different rights within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). More information will follow. Thank you for your involvement.

For information on how to plant the bulb, please access the video below. Thank you

Please click on the link to listen to a song about a daffodil. Thank you

Please find a list of the Articles by clicking on the link below. Thank you.

What is the UN Convention on Child Rights?

Active Schools

Some of our children got the opportunity to take part in Active Schools. The children were able to listen and follow instructions and enhance their gross-motor and hand-eye co-ordination skills through a variety of games. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and being part of a group.  We would like to thank  Ryan and Murray  for enabling our children to take part.   More images are on our Twitter page.

GRANTS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO

Please click on the link to see if you are eligible for free school meals and clothing grants. You can now apply online.

https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/free-school-meals

You are now also able to apply for School Age Payment, if you are eligible, using the link below. Thank you

https://twitter.com/EastRenCouncil/status/1403698692486578176

PARENTS EARLY EDUCATION AND LEARNING (PEEP)

If you are interested in attending PEEP sessions, please speak to a member of staff by Monday, 21st June. Information on PEEP can be found below. Thank you

 

What is PeeP ?
PEEP (Parents Early Education and Learning) is a national early programme which aims to support all parents and carers with children from birth to 5yrs. The programme supports parents in encouraging their child’s development and learning through everyday fun activities in a group or at home. As practitioners we really value parent/carers participation as they are the most influential person in their person in their child’s life.

What a PEEP session might look like:

  • A PEEP practitioner would facilitate the session with a group of parents/carers and their young children.
  • The session has a structure, we always start with the hello song and finish with the goodbye song.
  • We share songs, rhymes, books and stories.
  • Ideas for simple activities to do at home that promote learning will be shared; mostly everyday experiences to promote early learning. 
  • We share play ideas

Time for talking together on a topic ( for example daily routines or early writing)

       

             Why PEEP?

As parents and carers you are the most important educator. Through singing, stories, rhyme time and books. You can learn more about play activities which support your child’s learning. Sessions are run by group leaders trained in the principles of PEEP.

LOOKING THROUGH JOURNEY

Our children have been involved in our Virtual Nature School programme and have been encouraged to  find different ways where they can “look through.” This led to going on a river walk journey whereby the children were able to look through trees, bushes and the fencing on the bridge. The children were able to give descriptive accounts of what they could see. The children could see the water and they noticed it was “still.”  We carried on our walk until we came to the bridge. We stood on the bridge and we looked through the fencing at the water. A child explained, “it’s running very fast.”  We closed our eyes and listened. We could hear the water and the birds. The children were able to further their learning of looking through by using binoculars and looking glasses. The children commented how they could see houses and windows, as they walked back to the nursery.

 

“I can see the water. It’s still.”

 

“It’s running very fast.”
“I can hear the water.”
“I can see a man. He has a fishing catcher.”
“I can hear the birds.”

World Book Week/The Hungry Caterpillar story

 Anne would like to share the story of the Hungry Caterpillar with you, as part of World Book week.  

Did you know your child can learn the following through the story?

Early numeracy – colours, counting foods and sorting and categorising foods.

Science – Life cycle of a butterfly.

Early literacy – Days of the week, book concepts.

Health and Well-being – Healthy  eating

The list is not exhaustive and there is so much more your child can learn from just one story.

We hope you enjoy listening and learning together.