Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) – Session 2020/21

Parents of children continuing in nursery will be receiving information  from Aberdeen City Council’s Early Years Team to update you on your admissions application made to the Local Authority setting of your choice for your child/children.

The planned work to deliver the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) from 600 hours to1140 hours has been disrupted due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions and the ongoing response to the pandemic. Regrettably, the delay caused by this disruption to the ELC expansion capital programme and the need for physical distancing arrangements when nursery settings return mean we are unable to provide additional hours of ELC. The Scottish Government recognises the impact of the pandemic on the ELC expansion programme and has temporarily removed the statutory duty to offer expanded hours.

The information from the Early Years Team that you will receive will further explain the procedures that now have to be followed for Session 2020/21

ILD Parent App

Just a reminder that to make it easier to view observations, add comments, upload observations, upload documents and have access to the home learning there is also a parents’ app for use on mobile devices.The ILD Parent mobile apps are available for all Apple, Android and Windows devices.
Please use search term ‘ILD Parent’ in your relevant app store.
ILD Parent is very easy to use but you will find a fully comprehensive user guide below.

Learning Zone – ILD

There is a new feature in ILD called The Learning Zone. The teachers can now upload documents to you directly. If they upload documents you should receive an e-mail informing you that the upload of documents has happened. You can then access the Learning Zone on the tab on your portal that says Activity Diary. There should be documents there for you to open. Instructions are also there. You can continue to post through the normal way that you have been previously doing or through the Learning Zone.

Please check your e-mails to check if you have any uploads.

World Book Day


Loirston will be celebrating World Book Day this Thursday – 5th March. The Libraries Group along with Miss Cummins and Miss Johnson have been busy organising some exciting activities.

They are planning to run a drop in book session that follows a similar format to golden time. Each teacher will run a session where they read their favourite book/ chapter of a book followed by a very small craft/picture activity.

Children will sign up to the story they want to hear on the morning of World Book Day. They will run this Primary 1-3 and Primary 4-7 the same as Pupil Participation groups.

Children will be allowed to wear pyjamas (instead of costumes) and each class will be given a present of books on the day. Stickers and tokens will also be handed out.

The older children will also be reading to the morning and afternoon nursery children. Nursery children can bring their favourite book to nursery and can also wear pyjamas.

Each class will also run their own activities for World Book Day.

Happy reading!


House Points Prize

The winning house for this term is BLACK COVE.  The house points prize will be tomorrow (Thursday 12th December) from 9.30am to 10.30am.  Children from Black Cove will be treated to some hot chocolate, cookies and a Christmas movie.  Any dietry requirements or allergies will be catered for.


Library Committee – Books

Thank you so much if you have already donated books.  We are still short of books for ages 10/11 and for ages 5/6.  If it is possible could any books for these stages be brought to school tomorrow as the Library Committee are wrapping the books to give as gifts to every pupil in the school.

Library Committee