Resilience Alphabet

Dear Parents/ Carers

resiliencealphabet

The above resource has been created by Education Scotland for home use to help parents and carers work with their children to build resilience.

Being resilient is all about how well we deal with and cope with difficult situations, which we are all facing at this time.  If we are resilient, we have the skills to bounce-back or recover from these difficulties

For each letter there is a definition, something to think about, something positive to say and some suggestions of things to Make, Do or Write.

A letter a day will also be shared on Twitter @EduAberdeen

S.Campbell-Morgan

(Acting Head Teacher)

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Applications

A message from the Local Authority

 

We are aware that Aberdeenshire Council ELC offers are being issued.  Aberdeen City Council Early Years Team are still reviewing all applications for ELC places in order to identify the best way forward at this time.  Please be assured that we will advise of placements for 2020-21 as soon as we can.  Thank you for your patience.

Reports and (Non) Non Uniform Day

Dear Parents/ Carers

Reports

We now have the go ahead from Aberdeen City Council to send your child’s Progress Report home via Groupcall Email. The office staff will start doing this from today but it will be a fairly long, laborious process and will take several days before they are all delivered. We thank you for your patience in this matter.

Please also bear in mind that the reports were written in March to go home in April. The level reflected in the Report is the level achieved but your child may be close to achieving the next level.

If you have any queries about the report or difficulty in accessing it, please address them to loirston@aberdeencity.gov.uk

School Uniform Day

Just a reminder that we are encouraging pupils to wear their school uniforms tomorrow for home learning or at the hubs and share their photos with us. The object is a bit of fun and to remind ourselves we are still all part of the Loirston community.

S. Campbell-Morgan
(Acting Head Teacher)

News

Dear Parents/ Carers

Assembly

We hope that your children managed to view the live assembly this morning. If not, there is a recording that will be posted in the ILD or Google Classroom this afternoon by your child’s teacher. Many pupils did see it so we plan to run some more throughout the term.

Non (non) Uniform Day or School Uniform Day

A school in Edinburgh is organising a School Uniform Day on Friday 15th May and are encouraging other schools across the country to join in and we plan to take part.  It is a kind of opposite of the Dress Down Days we often do.  The purpose is fun, not charity and a reminder that we are all still part of the Loirston Community. It would be great if many of our pupils could take part and post photos of themselves wearing their uniforms, while doing their home learning, to the ILD or Google Classroom and we can upload some to Twitter.  If you do upload directly to Twitter please remember that we do not include names with photographs and to include the text @LoirstonPrimary and use the hashtags #SchoolUniformDay and #aberdeenlearns

Parent Council

The Parent Council would like to know if any parents/carers would like to join an online parent council meeting. If so they would like to know what day of the week and time suits best. Please email the Parent Council at pcloirston@aberdeen.npfs.org.uk if interested.

Sports Events

Mrs Greenhill in in the process of organising a variety of Sports Events for June. We will give you more information once we have finalised things

World of Work Week

We had planned to have a World of Work Event in school throughout week beginning 22nd June. In the event that school is still closed, we plan to go ahead with the activities. We are therefore looking to enlist the help of parents who would be willing to be videoed talking about their jobs or would be willing to join a Question and Answer session on a Google Meet. We do realise that this is a tough time for some of our families regarding employment but the object of the activities is to let children have a greater awareness of their developing skills and how that might help them with future employment. This is in line with Education Scotland’s Developing a Young Workforce strategy and is part of our School Improvement Plan for this session. If you are interested in participating, please email the school at loirston@aberdeencity.gov.uk

S.Campbell-Morgan

(Acting head Teacher)