One of our parents came to school today to share his collection of World War 2 uniforms and artefacts with the P7s as part of their Social Studies topic this term. It was fascinating to hear some of the stories behind the items. Thank-you, Mr McIntyre!
A huge thank-you to the Parent Voice for organising the Halloween Discos. The pupils had great fun playing games and dressing up. The costumes were amazing!
Last week we held our first workshops for this session with the theme of ‘Thinking with a Growth Mindset’. Parents took part in a range of group activities along with information and question and answer sessions. Further information can be found on the school website. A parental information leaflet is available by clicking here.
Comments from parents included:
- Great session highlighting ways we can improve but also things we are doing, unsure it was right but I was actually helping a growth mindset
- Workshop really helpful in helping me develop strategies to support my child
- Very informative and extremely relevant to some of the challenges I face when trying to support my child not only in school homework but other activities and relationships too
- Good mixture of information and activity. Enjoyed session. Think it’s great that learning is underpinned by growth mindset. Thanks.
South Ayrshire Council are exploring ways to improve attendance across the authority. They are keen to seek the views of children ( p4 upwards) and parents/carers. Pupils will complete the survey in school. Please click on the link to access the Parent survey. The survey will close on 29th June 2018.
Last Friday we had the official unveiling of our playground charters and hosted a Fair Trade afternoon for parents and families. The pupils demonstrated their understanding of Fair Trade through a range of activities including negotiating fair prices, locating different countries on maps and making art work from Fair Trade coffee beans. It was great to see so many family members turn up to enjoy working with their children and have a cup of fair trade coffee or tea too!
You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.
Our school bank will have to close if we cannot secure some more parent volunteers for after the Easter Break. If you are able to give up some time, once a week, this would enable us to keep the bank running. The school bank is an excellent way to support your children to budget and save. Pupils have started saving in P5 to pay for the residential trip in Primary 7.
If you are interested in keeping the school bank operating please contact the school.
Please click on the links below for information regarding two workshops to be hosted by Neil MacKay. Neil is is a freelance consultant and trainer who created the concept of Dyslexia Friendly Schools. He is an experienced teacher who has taught for 26 years, working with children with a wide range of ages, needs and ability. He is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and for providing lively, entertaining and thought provoking opportunities for teachers, parents and pupils.
The ‘Future Me’ campaign as part of Read, Write, Count, encourages families across Scotland to share their children’s dreams for the future.
‘Future Me’ aims to support families to start a conversation with their P1-3 children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the future. It asks families to share those dreams, either as a picture, letter or film on the ‘Future Me’ wall at www.futureme.scot. The campaign builds on existing Scottish Government efforts to tackle educational inequalities and raise attainment in early years and beyond. With increasing time pressures on families, Read, Write, Count highlights easy activities built around everyday things families are already doing. Whether it’s going to the shops, travelling to school or at mealtimes, Read, Write, Count offers parents and carers simple ideas that will help children do their best at school.
All families in P1 – P3 will recieve a ‘Future Me’ leaflet home from school.
Our Scottish Showcase performances are on Friday 25th November. Tickets are selling out fast. Pupils may wear something tartan to school on Friday.
Mr Stewart came into school with his super gritter to give the pupils the opportunity to discover how Ayrshire’s roads are kept free of snow and ice during winter weather. The pupils enjoyed the workshop and learning about the importance of delivering winter services within our local communities and they especially loved the opportunity to get up close with the gritters to see how they operate. More photos can be seen by clicking here. (Please note this is an external link)