British Sign Language

Our school is not just a place of learning for young people.  It is important that the adults in our school have opportunities to learn and develop new skills as well.

This morning, Teacher of the Deaf Chantal, and hearing impaired volunteer Margaret, spent the morning delivering a crash course in British Sign Language to the Fisherton Primary staff.

The staff will use this new skill to help develop BSL as part of our 1+2 modern languages programme and also to meet the needs of the pupils in our school.

Well done to all the staff – gold cards all round!img_3293 img_3294



Please remember that the children will be having their Christmas Party tomorrow afternoon from 1:15-3:00pm (Wednesday 21st Dec)

Children are welcome to go home for lunch  and  change or get changed in class after lunchtime.

The children from the Early Years Centre are asked to be at school no later than 2pm to help us welcome a VERY special visitor from the North Pole!


Parent Share Block 2

Today you will recieve via email, your child’s updated profile.

Your child’s profile will be a follow on from the previous block of observations sent out on 4th October.  This block will cover learning observations made between 5th October and 20th Decemebr 2016.

Please send any feedback or comments by replying to the email.

Many thanks,

Gillian McDowell

Community tree planting

This year the Woodland Trust offered over 4,000 free tree packs to schools, communities and youth groups across the UK.  Our ECO Committee applied for 210 trees and initially planned to plant them around the school perimeter to create a colourful hedge, with the intention of attracting even more birds and wildlife to our school grounds.  However, on this occasion, the ECO Committee reconsidered planting at the school and decided to plant the trees in the community for everyone to enjoy.

Last week the delivery arrived, a mixture of species Rowan; Dogwood, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry and Silver Birch.  Luckily each bundle of plants were colour coded to help identify the different species.  Bamboo supports and tree protectors were also provided for each tree sapling.  All of the P6 and P7 pupils, Andy and Helen Guthrie green-fingered residents of Dunure, Mrs McDowell, Elaine Gibson and Linda Izatt all rolled up their sleeves, got digging and successfully planted the tree saplings at the far end of Kennedy Park………. why not go along to Kennedy Park to check out the trees, you will find them along the full length of the fence, behind the farthest away football post or check out the photos: