Category Archives: Whole School

Easter Assembly

Good Morning everyone and welcome to our Easter Assembly. This is much different to our usual Whole School Assemblies because we can’t be with each other and sing together.

 

Hopefully you have someone with you who will help you take part in our Assembly today. They could read some of the harder words, ask you questions about the Easter Power Point Presentations and help you join in with a song or 2!!

If you can remember the words, try singing our Firpark Song –

“Welcome to our Firpark Family where you can be you and I can be me…….”

Press play below to listen to our song – 

 

Now we’re going to think about Easter, what we usually do around this time and what might happen in different parts of the world.

We have included powerpoints for Infants and one for Juniors however you might want to have a look at both and think about the pictures and words that you see and hear.

 

Easter Assembly – Juniors

Easter Assembly Infant

 

Some thoughts might be:

  1. What do we know about Easter?
  2. Have we heard about the Easter Story?
  3. What people were involved in the story and what happened?
  4. Think about the time of year, the Season and what we see?
  5. What about traditions – what do they give each other (Easter eggs!!) and what do we like to eat?
  6. How do you celebrate Easter with your family? Some people may not celebrate Easter but may enjoy the holiday instead. We are all different and make choices that work for us and our families.

Can you remember one of our favourite Easter songs – “We have a King who Ride’s a Donkey…..” try singing along.

 

We Have A King Who Rides A Donkey – Click Here

 

As you know we have been collecting money for charity over the past few weeks by having Crazy Hair Day and our Easter Raffle – we’ll count the money raised and send it to SCIAF when we get back to school.

 

 

When we finish for our 2 week holiday on Friday it will be very strange as we haven’t been together with our friends in school, for the last few weeks. Hopefully we can put our school work away and have some fun with our families before getting back to work at the end of 2 weeks.

 

We’re now going to finish our Assembly as we always do by joining in with “Shalom my Friend……” these words are really important to us just now as we are all really looking forward to meeting up again!!

 

Shalom – Click Here

 

Happy Easter and Best Wishes to all our fantastic children and their families from all the staff in Firpark Primary.

Take care and be safe until we can all meet up again xxxx

 

 

 

The links for assemblies above will allow you to download the Infant and Junior Easter Assemblies and talk through this with our boys and girls! These may not download on mobile devices unless you have the Microsoft PowerPoint app on your phone but should be easily accessed on a Laptop or Desktop Computer. Thanks!

New Direct Payment System for Free School Meals

New direct payment system for free school meals

Important information for parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals

North Lanarkshire Council logo

A new payment system is being set up for pupils who receive free school meals.

It will start on Friday 27 March and run throughout the current health crisis.

Parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals will be sent a message twice a week from the council. It will include a voucher code for £10.00 (you will receive a total of £20.00 per child per week).

The message will be sent either as a text message to your mobile phone, by email or as a printed copy if you don’t have internet access.

You can use the voucher code at any shop that accepts Pay Point, for a list of your local Pay Point retailers visit https://consumer.paypoint.com/ and enter your postcode.

For more information, please email the free school meals team on: FME@northlan.gov.ukOpens new window

Funding from this came from the £3m emergency fund the council has set aside to respond to the health crisis.

 

Link to NLC Website with information – https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=34915

School Closure Support Kit

Hi all,

We are hopeful that this toolkit will help support your child at home during this time of uncertainty. For a child with autism, visual supports can help to decrease anxiety and increase independence across all settings. This toolkit provides you with all that you will need to help structure your child’s day at home, no matter his/her age.

Click Here to Access Support Kit

We are missing everyone today and are available for support through ClassDojo if you need us!

Thanks

Firpark Primary School

Letter From Executive Director Derek Brown

Dear Parents /Carers

Following advice from the Scottish Government to close educational establishment today, we fully recognise that from today children and young people may be at home for a long period of time and we have produced a suite of materials to support their learning – further information about materials will be sent to you in due course.

Understandably, this is an unsettling time for children, young people and their carers and many people will be feeling anxious about the current situation and the impact that it may have on the health and wellbeing of family, friends and colleagues.

For this reason we have also included information to help you reassure your child.  Many of these resources have been developed in collaboration with South Lanarkshire Council.  The attached document provides some advice and guidance.

We will continue to up-date this resource and ensure that it is widely available online.  You will be notified of these updates next week.

Thank you for your on-going support during these challenging times.

Regards

Derek Brown
Executive Director

 

Click Here- Supporting Children Interactive

STEM Workshops

Siemens Mobility STEM Ambassadors visited Firpark Primary School last Thursday. They hosted lots of engaging workshops that all of our pupils thoroughly enjoyed.

The STEM Ambassadors had a fun day teaching us how complex signalling can get used using a large wooden layout.

Thank you so much to @BRIO_UK for donating their SmartTech Trains that made the workshop possible and so @SiemensMobility(Glasgow) who donated the resources to the school after the workshhop!

 

Click here to see pictures of our amazing day!