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Firpark Primary School Community Challenge

Firpark Primary School Community Challenge – Click Here For More Info

Good Afternoon Firpark Primary,

I have a new home learning challenge for you and your families that I think you are all going to enjoy.

This is called the Firpark Community Challenge. This is a challenge that will help you develop new and existing skills through different tasks and activities over the course of 3 weeks. All the details are included in the PDF below. You will explore 4 different categories – Service, Skill, Adventure and Physical. All tasks that you choose can be undertaken safely at home or within your local environment, for example walking.

There are 2 levels, Sapphire and Emerald. The first one if for P1-P4 and the second is for P5-P7. If you are signing up other children, please state the level they will be attempting.

If you, your siblings and even the adults in your house would like to sign up, please contact me below in this message or send me an email to mailto:murdochl@firpark-pri.n-lanark.sck.uk by Wednesday 27th May. I need to know how many of you are taking part and the levels you wish to attempt. The challenge will begin Monday 1st June and run for 3 weeks. This is open to all staff too.

When you have signed up, you will be added to a new Dojo Group that will provide you with further information as well as how to detail evidence and get started. There will be lots of opportunities to share pictures and videos of pupil achievements.

There is a certificate for everybody who successfully completes the challenge! So please have a look at the information PDF below and if you feel that this is for you then get in touch!

I look forward to hearing from you all,

Mrs Murdoch 🙂

Message from Education Scotland

We are pleased to offer a new weekly newsletter for parents andcarers to support learning at home and would be grateful if you could share this message with your community of parents and carers. They can see the first copy of the newsletter here but will need to sign up below to receive this by email on a weekly basis.
Key messages
  • Have a look at the first issue of the Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter. The first issue contains learning activities for Literacy and Numeracy, support on wellbeing and a focus on the theme of food. You will also find hints and tips, advice for engaging young people with autism in their learning and a creativity challenge.

  • To receive this weekly, go to our Sign Up page, complete your details and tick the Scotland Learns- Parents and Carers Newsletter option.  Don’t forget to click subscribe at the bottom.  Doing this will ensure you receive a weekly email directly to your mailbox to let you know when a new newsletter is available.

We are very much focused on supporting practitioners, learners, parents and carers during the unchartered period of learning at home. This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers and provides hints and tips for helping children learn from home, learning activities, as well as puzzles and challenges for children and young people. The activities don’t require lotsof materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence

A Message from Hope for Autism

Hi everyone,
 
Thought I’d share an opportunity that we are able to open up to the wider community. We’re hosting an online webinar for parents and carers next
Tuesday 5th May at 11am with Jim Taylor from JimKnowsAutism consultancy onAutism in lockdown: ensuring a positive experience and preparation for the transition. Feel free to share with families who may benefit from this. They can contact for more details by email or call our office on 01236 779191 (see flyer attached).  Jim will deliver a presentation for the first 40 minutes session, which will be followed by a short 10/15 minute break and a question and answer session (optional) to allows parents and carers to ask specific questions.

Here’s more info:

Title: Autism and Lockdown. Ensuring a positive experience and preparing for the transition.
 
These two 40 minute sessions will explore the common themes and issues that families around the country are experiencing.
 
In Session 1, Jim will share his recent experiences in working with numerous families and individuals. He will provide advice and guidance on addressing these issues with a view to making this Lockdown a more positive experience for all. In addition, the knowledge and skills needed for the transition back into school/workplaces/normal family life will be explored.
 
Session 2 will be a Question and Answer session.

Thanks
Leanne,

Hope for Autism

 

Educational Psychological Services – Support at Home

Educational Psychological Services have been working on ideas to support you and your children at home. Please check out the following links to access ideas and support.

Support for children and young people (please find links to resources at the right hand side of web page): https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=34913

Support for parents and carers (please find links to resources at bottom of web page): https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=34912