Online Safety Event

Children’s Services are hosting two online safety events for parents and carers. The dates and venues of both events are as follows:

  • Thursday 6th September (6.30 – 8.30pm, Bo’ness Academy
  • Thursday 13th September (6.30 – 8.30pm, Camelon Education Centre)

All parents and carers are welcome to attend either event.

Numeracy

Some games are worthy of playing in their own right because they stimulate mathematical thinking and strategy development. However, to take full advantage of the educational benefits of playing games we often need games that fit particular mathematical objectives.  So, our senior pupils worked together to create their own maths game.  Together they communicated, negotiated and worked as a team.

Class Novel

We believe in the importance of reading to our children every day at Oxgang School and Support Service. Our senior pupils recently chose their new class novel Jiggy McCue: The Curse of the Poltergoose by Michael Lawrence. Michael Lawrence is the talented and fascinating author of books for children and young adults. Born and raised in England, he has created a series of novels about the odd character of Jiggy McCue and his misadventures.

Reading aloud is an important activity that parents and teachers can do with children. It builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognise what reading for pleasure is all about. Reading is one of the ways we discover new things and can help develop a positive self-image. It is important in expanding the mind and developing imagination and creativity.