Welcome everyone to our St. Fergus’ Family Sport’s Day!
We are so sad that this isn’t in normal circumstances, as it is always such a fun and energetic day at St. Fergus’, and we will definitely miss our traditional parent races!!
So your task today is to get the WHOLE family involved in a competitive Sport’s Day. We have attached a sheet which gives you plenty ideas of games and races you can do using a range of home and garden equipment. If you can think of activities of your own, include these too!
Family Sport’s Day info and table
Could you make a ‘junk’ trophy or medal to award to the winner of your sport’s day? Use a range of recycled materials you find around your house. Here is an example of one that Caoimhe in P3 has made in preparation for her family sport’s day tomorrow!
Your timetabled task for the afternoon is to make yourself a healthy snack to refuel after your busy morning. This could be a smoothie, fruit plate, milkshake or something else you can create! Again, remember to share photos of your creations! Challenge- can you write a list of instructions/recipe to go along with your creation, or could you create a short video tutorial showing the steps for how to make your snack?
The main thing to do is have lots of fun!
Remember to send in your pictures and videos so that all your teachers can feel like they are still part of your sport;s day! We will be sure to share some pictures from our own family sport’s day too!
If you were an engineer, what would you do?
Well if you are @StFergus-ps you enter the Leaders Award with your fabulous problem solving ideas.
This year 36 St Fergus’ pupils have prepared entries and are looking forward to being awarded their grading, good luck to all of you!
A special thank you goes to parent Derek McGlynn from Rolls Royce who gave up his time and planned lessons for the pupils.
Hello everyone, Class Teachers, Support Staff and Mrs Rowley are continuing to make calls to families from private numbers. Please accept these as we only want our children to hear our voices, for us to hear theirs and to offer you support.
I have also been making calls to our families without with holding my work mobile phone number and all staff can pass this on to you when they are on a call.
Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.
Technical problems this morning meant that the live stream didn’t happen, so here is the recorded lesson for Lucky Dip.
Jane’s “lenses” for this lesson are checking (sound), the passive voice and using adverbs.
Have a go and don’t worry about anything other than using the FANTASTIC’s.
Throughout the school day there are a number of websites and apps which the pupils use to support their learning, to enable continuity these sites are listed alongside login details.
Contact any class teacher if there are any questions.
Helping your child cope with their emotions at home
At St. Fergus’ Primary, we adopt a whole school approach to emotions awareness and regulation called Emotion Works. Your child/children have had lots of input on this and should be aware of each cog and what it means.
Emotion Works helps your child to understand why they feel particular emotions and be able to relate these emotions to a trigger (cause) and find a way to calm down and self-regulate. Expectedly, with the current ongoing situation, everyone will be feeling a range of emotions on a daily basis. We hope this flier will be useful to you in helping to keep your child/children calm in what is an uncertain and strange time for us all. It will also promote positive continuity and a recognisable vocabulary since this is what we promote in St. Fergus’.
Please click on the link below for further information.
Parent Information Leaflet- Emotion Works
The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.
We are working with them to ensure continued support for children and families affected. We will provide more info as soon as we can.
Please follow the council on Twitter @RenCouncil or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates. Visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for health advice.
Primary 7 today used their knowledge of the internet to teach our class some new skills for keeping safe on the internet.
Thank you boys and girls for doing this so well!!!
All children were given a letter today from Steven Quinn our Director. Please click on the link below to view this.
Parent Update 17 03 2020
Get a bargain now! Normally £4.99, free for 1 week. (As mentioned at the Monday night homework club.)
The Teach Your Monsters to Read app is now free for 1 week on the Apple app store.
Pupils from Primary 1 through to Primary 3 have been issued with passwords which they use in school on the iPads and could be used at home.
This app supports phonics, blending sounds to words and then on to reading sentences.