Foodbank Collections

 

Dear Parent / Carer,

We are organising a collection for West Lothian Foodbank again this year.  This will help to provide local families across West Lothian with vital support over the Winter period and during these uncertain times.  More information can be found on their website at https://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk//

A typical food parcel would contain a wide variety of items.  Some suggestions given on the website include the following:

Long Life (UHT) Milk                     Tinned beans                                           Biscuits

Breakfast cereals               Tinned meat (including Tuna)                   Pasta sauce

Soup                                  Tinned vegetables (including potatoes)          Snacks

Pasta                                 Tinned fruit

Rice                                   Tea or coffee

If you would like to contribute in any way, please send your donations into school with your child between now and end of February.  We will be following government guidelines ensuring the safe transitioning of goods with a box for each class to allow for quarantine.

Many thanks.

 

Term 2 in Duntarvie 2020

We have had a very productive term in Duntarvie especially working on all our ASDAN and SQA targets.  We are all looking forward to Christmas and a break to recharge our batteries ready for more hard work in term 3.

Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s
personality, talents and abilities to the
full. It must encourage the child’s respect
for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and
take part in a wide range of cultural and
artistic activities.
Article 23 (children with a disability)
A child with a disability has the right to live
a full and decent life with dignity and, as far
as possible, independence and to play an
active part in the community. Governments
must do all they can to support disabled
children and their families.

Christmas in Duntarvie 2020

We are wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s
personality, talents and abilities to the
full. It must encourage the child’s respect
for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and
take part in a wide range of cultural and
artistic activities.
Article 23 (children with a disability)
A child with a disability has the right to live
a full and decent life with dignity and, as far
as possible, independence and to play an
active part in the community. Governments
must do all they can to support disabled
children and their families.

A Very Lomond Christmas

Despite this year being very different we have had lots of fun in the lead up to Christmas. We started with some wintery art and enjoyed a Christmas lunch together. We also had an online pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk to watch. We made the hall all cosy and comfy with beanbags and covers and we relaxed in the dark with some treats to watch it. Very festive.

In the last week we had our class party. We started off with lots of food for our lunch, including cake and custard from Lynne and Angela, our cooks. Very yummy! Then we had party games including pass the parcel and musical chairs. We did some dancing with the disco balls on before a special visitor appeared on the smartboard to wish us a merry Christmas and to give us all a present. Ho ho ho!

We wish you all a lovely Christmas and look forward to returning to school in January.

Christmas Fun in Glendevon

Although our Christmas plans have been a little different this year we have still managed to enjoy all the usual festivities some of which you can see below. We have been busy transforming our classroom into a cosy winter space and we enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch all together in the classroom with sparkly lights and Christmas music. We had lots of fun practicing our performance which we’re sure you will all love and we especially enjoyed watching Jack and the Beanstalk on the big screen in the hall, there was lots of booing, shouting and laughing. We have listened to lots of different Christmas stories and songs and had fun playing some festive games like ‘throw the hoop on the reindeer’ and ‘snowman skittles’. We had the best messy play ever with hot chocolate powder, marshmallows and scooshy cream and we had fun going out a jingle bell walk, I’m sure we woke up most of our neighbours with the noise we made! We surprised Carol, Debbie and Debbie by sneaking up on them and bombarding them with pretend snowballs, they were pretty impressed by our aim! We finished the term off with a party with lots of dancing  and a visit from our very own Beatlie Santa so we are definitely now all ready for the big day to arrive.

We wish all our families a lovely Christmas break and look forward to welcoming everyone back in the new year.

Team Glendevon

Ochiltree Term 2

It has been a term like no other in Ochiltree but we have survived and got through it together and hopefully the new year will bring about positive changes for us all.

The children have coped tremendously well over the year and have made some great progress despite all the hurdles that they have faced.  We have had a packed timetable despite the restrictions and we have been able to experience more of the outdoors and new activities throughout our day.

We have enjoyed our topic of electricity and the new class jobs that we experienced – using the hoover, microwave and lots of switching toys, tools and utensils.

We have been outside lots – going on walks, litter picks, experiencing different weathers and different environments. We are enjoying looking after the courtyard area of the school and look forward to planting and growing produce we can use in recipes as the year progresses in 2021.

We have had lots of experiences cooking, craft work and games in the classroom which has been fun for everyone getting to know each other and building relationships as they learn to take turns and share with each other. All of the children have made some great personal progress with their independence and target work as well as working on ASDAN and SQA modules which we will continue to update you on in their Learners Journals.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all again soon in 2021.

 

Article 28 (right to education)
Every child has the right to an education.
Primary education must be free and
different forms of secondary education
must be available to every child. Discipline
in schools must respect children’s dignity
and their rights. Richer countries must help
poorer countries achieve this.

Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s
personality, talents and abilities to the
full. It must encourage the child’s respect
for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and
take part in a wide range of cultural and
artistic activities.

 

Christmas in Ochiltree

 

Ochiltree have been busy Elves over the last couple of weeks – having fun and working hard.

We all enjoyed our Christmas crafts and artwork that we worked hard on although really enjoyed looking at all our pictures while putting the calendar together.

We also enjoyed the pantomime despite it being virtual it was like we were there!

Our Christmas party was really fun – we enjoyed playing pass the parcel, corners game and dancing to party music before Santa came to visit and give us all a gift.

Despite everything that is going on in the world around us we have not let it dampen our spirits in Ochiltree!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from all your friends in Ochiltree. xx

Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s
personality, talents and abilities to the
full. It must encourage the child’s respect
for human rights, as well as respect
for their parents, their own and other
cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)
Every child has the right to relax, play and
take part in a wide range of cultural and
artistic activities.

 

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