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First Days in Primary 1- 22nd to 25th August 2017

The children were very happy and settled in their class areas and had fun getting to know their friends and the adults who will be working with them. They lined up so well in the lines and have enjoyed an outside playtime with their P7 Buddies to help them.


Parent Council AGM

Tuesday 5th September, 6.30pm, Loirston Community Lounge
Hello and welcome back to another busy school year. Here at Loirston the Parent Council arrange events and activities throughout the year to raise valuable funds for the school. These include discos, bingo,Christmas Fayre, the design, order and supply of Christmas cards, Santa Gift Shop and P7 Prom – as well as liasing with school management, teachers and pupils up provide supplies throughout the school.

This year our current Committee have decided to stand down after a busy 2 years of fundraising, therefore the following positions are available: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

If you feel that you are in a position to assist or have an interest in any of these positions, please come along and show your support. Please note that without a Committee there will be no Parent Council and therefore the above events cannot go ahead.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past and continued support in the future.

Your Parent Council.

Primary 1 Meeting – Information

Below is the information discussed at the information meeting on Friday 25th August.

  • Naming -Please make sure that your child has their belongings clearly named including water bottles, bags, jackets, items of clothing and packed lunch box when they come for lunches.
  • Gym kits – children should have a named draw string bag that has gym shoes and gym shorts both named.  Gym kits will be given home at the end of every term in order for shorts to be washed and gym shoes checked as feet often grow very quickly at this stage.
  • Trial Parent/Child Lunch – you are invited to attend a trial lunch with your child on either the 5th, 6th or 7th of September.  Information from the catering service will be given to you this coming week. Please remember to check your child’s bag.  This information will include a menu and the price of the lunch.  If you wish to attend one of the lunches with your child please decide on which day you would like and write your name and your child’s name and class on the lists at the front of the school.  These lists will be there from Monday.  Please pay your lunch before the date you choose and send your money to school in a clearly marked envelope with the return slip that is included in your pack.
  • Homework – The Primary 1 children will begin their phonic homework the week beginning 28th August. Your child will bring home a folder on Monday to return to school on Friday.  In the folder are two booklets.  The first booklet contains the sounds the children are learning that week and will be clearly marked.  The second booklet contains words that can be made from the sounds learned that week.  Two sounds will be taught each week – one on Monday and one on Tuesday and consolidated during the rest of the week. It is advisable that you spread the homework tasks over the course of the week to return back to school on Friday. Instructions for completing the homework tasks are found at the beginning of each booklet.
  • If your child finds the homework stressful or difficult please get in touch with the class teacher.  We do not want homework to become a battle.  If your child finds it difficult to write the sounds please practice the sound and the action.  There will be a curriculum evening organised within the next few weeks that will explain the primary 1 curriculum in more detail.
  • Just a reminder that for the next two weeks the children will attend from 9am-12.30pm and full time starts on Monday 11th September 9am  12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.15pm.  Remember that your child will require a pocket snack every day.
  • I will post the photographs of the children’s first couple of days at the beginning of the week so if you do not wish your child to be on the blog please let me know by Monday.

Safe-opoly competition winners

Last session P4 and P5 children took part in Safe-opoly workshops about internet safety. As part of this they made posters for a competition. Two of our poster were selected as runners up and one highly commended.

The winner, runners up and highly commended posters will all be on display at TechFest which will be at Robert Gordon University starting this Saturday 26th August.

Here is he link to our 3 posters which were selected:

Well done to Daisy P5 last year, Hannah and Olivia P3/4 last year and Adam P4/5 last year.

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Primary 1 Parent Meeting

There seems to be some confusion over the meeting on Friday and the fact that parents did not know this information.  Apologies for the confusion but this was discussed at the Induction Meeting on 30th May and the information is also in the Primary 1 Handbook that every parent received before the summer holidays. This information was in the handbook as follows………

A meeting will be organised for the Friday morning of the first week to discuss homework, school lunches and some other important information. This is also a time for you to highlight any concerns that you may have.

Trish Pert


Loirston School Inspection Report May 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

In May 2017, a team of inspectors from Education Scotland visited Loirston. During the week-long visit inspectors talked to parents/carers, children and staff and observed classes to gather evidence to evaluate the quality of leadership and management, learning provision and children’s successes and achievements.

The inspection report and supporting evidence is published on the Education Scotland website and is now available. You can find it by following the link below: