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Big Bedtime Math App Family Learning Event

We are delighted to invite you and your child(ren) to Bellsquarry Primary School’s Bedtime Maths event.

Wednesday 16th May 2018 

6pm – 7pm

This family learning event is a fantastic opportunity to share information about a new maths app which can be used to introduce children to the wide range of contexts where maths occurs in daily life.

Everyone is invited to come along wearing their pyjamas and we will be serving hot chocolate and cookies.

On the night there will be lots of different maths tasks for families to solve together and there will be the opportunity to see the app in action.

If you are interested in attending this event please return the slip below to school no later than Wednesday 9th May.

Yours sincerely,

Jillian Millar

Cluster DHT for Numeracy


Oops – Apologies, typo on May newsletter! Our Bedtime Maths family learning event is on Wednesday 16th (not 18th) May from 6-7pm.


Welcome back to school and nursery

Following an amazing effort by West Lothian Council Teams,  Bellsquarry Primary School and Nursery Class is able to  re-open to staff and pupils tomorrow (Monday 5th) and we are all excited to welcome you back.

Please see WLC School Closure Webpage  for more information, including regarding transport.

Breakfast Club will not be available for school or nursery children. The school lunch menu may vary due to obvious supply difficulties.

Parents should carry out their own assessment of whether it is safe for their child to travel to school from their home, depending on their individual circumstances. Parents should take extra care when travelling to school on Monday, especially as some crossing patrol staff may not be in place.

P1 – 7 pupils should enter via the west gate at the front of the school from 8.15 a.m. and go straight to the school hall.

Nursery children will enter the building from 8.15 a.m. through the normal nursery entrance where a path has been cleared.

Operational Services have cleared access paths to some doors, and ensured that all emergency exits are accessible.  Please consider your morning arrangements carefully as the playground is still full of snow, and the usual route you use may not be accessible. We appreciate your understanding and support with this.

Parking will be limited and we suggest that families may wish to car share. As per council policy we ask that parents do not bring cars into the school car park. The Elm Tree continue to kindly offer for parents to use their car park. They have requested that we do not obstruct their fire exit or entrance. Please adhere to the highway code when driving/parking as our children’s safety is paramount.

Many thanks for your patience and continued support. We are all excited about welcoming the children back and we cannot wait to hear all about their snow adventures.

Kind regards

Ruth McMaster, Head Teacher


School Closure – Monday

All West Lothian Council primary schools and nurseries will remain closed on Monday. Bellsquarry Primary School & Nursery Class will therefore be CLOSED on Monday 5th March. Please continue to check the council website and social media

Let’s Celebrate our Success!

It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate and share our success. Parents, with school closed and no assembly you may wish to nominate your child for their achievements this week. You can nominate them on this post by clicking “leave a reply” or by emailing our school office

See the 4 capacities from Curriculum for excellence to help you.