Good morning everyone. St Patrick’s teachers are all busy at home preparing learning tasks for their classes and many of you are busy at home learning with your families. On Microsoft TEAMS in each class children are sharing their work with us, in pictures, and in comments to tell us what they are doing and learning.
It’s really important to keep up reading, writing and numeracy every day, but don’t forget to make learning fun! We’ve had baking ( measuring, counting, life skills), painting ( line, form, texture, colour mixing), lego creations of places from a story ( finding and using information), outdoor measure, containers and counting in the garden (numeracy, volume, conversion from cms to ms) .. the list goes on. Our families are finding creative and fun ways to keep children learning and entertained at the same time. And remember to log your reading for pleasure and write a short review in your First Minister’s Reading Challenge booklet if you have one. If not, create your own review pages. We’ll share and display them all when school resumes.
Mr Higney has prepared individual log in details for every child. While school was open, many parents and carers requested or collected their child’s details, but we still have some with us. You’ll need your child’s passwords for GLOW, Sumdog, Study Ladder and Linguascope. If you still don’t have them, email Mr Higney on HigneyM@st-patricks-kilsyth.n-lanark.sch.uk and he’ll email you back.
A special message for our Primary 7 pupils now. We had a lot of plans we couldn’t take forward because of school closing for a time, but as I said to those who were with us on the last day, that doesn’t mean your time at St Patrick’s is over. We don’t know how long it will be till we can come back to school but we WILL be back and you ARE St Patrick’s children until you go to St Maurice’s in August. So we’ll get together, at a future date to be decided, to have a celebration of your years at St Patrick’s, to wear our hoodies and have a proper leaving ceremony, whenever that is. You’re still our children Primary 7! Our whole school community will come together to remember that.
Watch our blog for more information soon.