Category Archives: Whole School News

Sustrans Outside In – Free parent resources

We wanted to let you know about the launch of Sustrans Outside In, a free resource to help parents who are looking after their children at home.

Sustrans Outside In provides fun ideas and inspiration for parents to bring education, health and wellbeing activities into their home.
Parents can access resources by registering for our free parent newsletter. Over four weeks, they’ll receive weekly videos, themed activities, games and challenges designed by our experienced school officers.

Click on the link below to find out more.

Outdoor Classroom Day – 21.05.20

Today is Outdoor Classroom Day so the teachers have put together a grid for you to pick your favourite activities from. You can do one or you can do them all. Have lots of fun with it as a family and try and go out to explore come rain or shine 🙂

P1-3 Learning Grid for Outdoor Classroom Day

P4-P7 outdoor classroom day

Here is some of the hard work Mrs Watson and Aiden have been doing in the Outdoors over the last week.

We all hope you have a lovely holiday weekend and we will be posting again on Tuesday 🙂

Whole School Challenge – 20.05.20

Good morning Cochrane Castle, I hope you are all keeping well and safe!

Today is a catch up day for any work you have missed out on doing this week AND you are being challenged to redesign our garden area at the back of the school. Are you up to the challenge? See the file below for further information 🙂

Design a Garden

You can work on your own or as a family on it, send any design ideas to your teacher by Friday 29th May – go on get creative! 🙂

Best Start Grants

Social Security Scotland have a group of benefits called Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods. These are aimed at families with young children. The Best Start Grant is a package of 3 benefits which are Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Early Learning Payment and the School Age Payment.  I have attached some factsheets with all the information on these benefits and how to apply.  Please note that for the School Age Payment applications will not open until 1st June for a child born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016.

We hope you find this useful.


BSG School Age Payment Payment Factsheet v2