I hope you are all well and coping with being indoors. I know it can be tough but I am very much looking at the positives of getting to spend more time with my son. My little boy, Arlo, is deaf and has developmental delays, so we are using this time to brush up on our BSL skills. We are only beginners ourselves but I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some basic signs with you.
Sign language is vitally important and it makes such a huge difference to the deaf community when people know just a couple of basic signs to help deaf children and adults feel included.
I would be happy to make more videos if people are interested.
Anyway, to keep things simple, I thought we would start with “good morning”, “good night”, “please”, “thank you” and for a bit of fun, I have signed “Sing a Rainbow” as well.
Please / Thank you – It is the same sign for both please and thank you but the lip pattern (simply saying the words) is different
♬ Sing a Rainbow ♬
I hope you enjoy, please stay safe and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon
Hello everyone, hello everyone glad that you could come!
Everyone enjoys a Bookbug session did you know you can download the Bookbug app to do your own sessions at home.
Children love stories and singing this helps to support your child’s language, learning and social skills.
Why not try it today, there is a great selection of songs on the app in both English and Gaelic if your feeling brave.
In these unusual times just have fun with it.
Goodbye everyone, goodbye everyone glad that you could come!
We know how important it is to look after our physical and mental health. When we are stuck indoors, it is even more important! There are many ways we can make the best of it, and some involve having fun! Here are a few ideas to get started.
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Here are a few activities to do at home with your children to keep the mind and body active and also develop those gross motor skills!
I hope these ideas can give you some inspiration on how to keep your children busy and active through this challenging time.
Stay safe everyone – We’re all in this together x
The children were being creative with the chalks outside and enjoyed making a giant rainbow.
We were singing about all the colours of the Rainbow and rainbows are a ray of hope.
“it looks like a smile”
We are always smiling in Cart Mill and are sending a happy smile to all our wonderful children and their families.
Take care everyone and please stay safe.
We are offering a service to frontline parents for their children this week from Netherlee Nursery. It is important to think before you bring your child/children to us – can you or a partner stay at home to look after the children?
We are classed as an emergency service during these unprecedented times so we are prioritising NHS staff , Emergency Services and Education Staff. Please only use us if you have no other option and need to go to work in the above mentioned services.
The clear message from the government is “stay at home”. Please take at this helpful flowchart chart.
Day 6 of working from home for me, keeping busy and keeping up to date with work! Most importantly staying safe and staying healthy.
In the midst of all the uncertainty it is important that we are all still getting fresh air and keeping a clear head where possible. I have been going on ‘social distancing’ walks with my dog Lola to allow a break in between working.
Looking forward to being back with the Cart Mill team and children soon, stay safe everyone!
As we all work remotely or from a different building, we continue to think about our Cart Mill family. If you are at home, here are some things to do over the next wee while. Stay safe everyone!
I would like to say a huge thank you to you for all the support and kindness you have shown our staff in these unprecedented times.
Cart Mill is closing tonight and it is with much sadness that we move to our hub school, Netherlee Primary and Nursery Class. We will be providing a service to the children of frontline workers and we stand together as the Cart Mill Family supporting our families who are doing a fantastic job.
You will be able to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will be posting on our blog and twitter to help you keep your children learning and playing at home. I am really hoping that we can have our annual ‘Tie Giving Ceremony’ at some point but we will need to wait and see.
I hope that you and your family stay safe in the coming days and weeks and I hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.