All posts by Sharon McKenna

World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 15th – 19th March

Lots of socks is a fun initiative to raise the profile of Downs Syndrome throughout the world.  The Awareness Day for us was today the19th March and this was chance to raise awareness with our children and their families.

Why socks? Well, because chromosomes look like socks and people with Downs Syndrome have an extra chromosome! “Lots of Socks” is acknowledged around the world as being associated with Down’s Syndrome.

We thank you for your kind donations for Down’s Syndrome Scotland.  Here is a quote from them about why today is so special

“This year, we want Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week to reach out to everyone in Scotland as we invite you to #TakeAStepForward and join us in celebrating the value and contribution of people with Down’s syndrome to Scottish life.  We still have a lot to do in tackling discrimination and creating truly equal opportunities for everyone living with an extra chromosome.”

A Sunny Forest School

Today we had the most amazing weather which lit up our forest and wakened up some of the plants and flowers.


The children began exploring and the spotted horseshoe shapes in the mud.

The children loved climbing the tree and they felt so comfortable up there as you can see.


But the real fun was the mud and don’t be surprised if there is still some mud on your child tonight!

Supporting Children and Young People in Challenging Times

THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS

East Renfrewshire Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March. The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways that you can support your child through the current challenges.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the brief online form with information about your child’s age and needs, and select which session you would like to attend. Please respond by the 2nd of March if you are hoping to attend Session 1, and respond by the 9th of March if you are hoping to attend Session 2 or 3. Please also include any questions that you would like to be answered in the session:

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February Newsletter

Please have a look at our February Newsletter. 

From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF and we’re encouraging all our children and parents to explore the different ways we can EXPRESS OURSELVES, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and ideas.

 

February 2021 Newsletter Final

Good Morning!

Good Morning Everyone !

I would like to invite you all to our Google Classroom this week where you will find lots of learning at home experiences. that have planned by your child’s key worker.  There are stories, music, french, art and lots more.

We also have toddler learning at home experiences so please join us on Google Classroom.

Here is an overview of the learning experiences.

3-5 Weekly Learning Plan 18.01.21

18.01.21 Toddler Learning Plan

Google Classroom

We have been busy this week getting our Google Classroom experiences ready for the children and these will go live on Monday 11th January. The experiences offer a range of learning across the curriculum for your child/children to take part in at home. We hope that you will join us online and send us messages letting us know what you like and if there is something else you would like us to add to our planning.

Staff in the Toddler Room are putting the final touches to their planning and so from Monday 18th January, we will also have specific experiences for our youngest children.

We are always here if you need us and you can contact us on 0141 570 7560 or schoolmail@cartmill.e-renfrew.sch.uk.

Until we see most of you again, please keep yourself and your family safe and we hope you have a lovely weekend.