We were delighted that grandparents Sheila and Jeremy Dare were able to lead our Christmas assembly. The pupils did some thoughtful reflection on being kind to others at Christmas and the origin of Christmas. We sang some carols and were entertained by the puppets!
Parents and friends were treated to some super singing from the nursery children. They all did very well and there are many budding stars of the future!
Well done to the Nursery who managed to raise £741 through sponsorship for their Wellie Waddle! Here are some of the children and staff presenting the cheque to Stephanie Bain of Ability Shetland.
Our first “Literacy Development Through Play” session for Under 5 parents was well received and enjoyed by those parents who attended. Parents and Early Years staff were able to share a Bookbug session (action songs and stories), discuss the importance of early literacy skills development and discuss how the school could support Under 5 groups (and parents at home) in promoting literacy.
On the last Wednesday of each month (during term time), from 9.30-10.30am, we will host a Singalong/ Story/ “Sport” session for Under 5s, with input from Early Years staff.
Literacy bags – one to support North Roe U5 session and another to support Ollaberry U5 session – will be available soon. We plan that these will include CDs, a CD player, finger puppets, stretchy material, books and more…
Parents are welcome to borrow books from our Early Years library at any time, as well as accessing “book bags”.