Loirston School Bulletin No 3
|Tel: 01224 897686 http://loirstonconnect.edublogs.org/ November 2016
Term 2 is now underway with many events planned. Some of the important days are as follows:-
17th November Children in Need
This event will be organized by P7 pupils and more information will follow.
18th November In-Service Day
21st November Scottish Book Week
More information to follow
28th November Book fair in school
2nd December Christmas Panels due in hall
3rd December Christmas Fayre in school hall
5th December Foodbank starts
Donations can be brought into school
6th December Book Fair ends
12th December Nativity Dress Rehearsal 2pm
13th December Nativity Performance 9.30am Donations to Cash for Kids
14th December Nativity Performance 2pm Donations to Cash for Kids
15th December Christmas Singalong 9.30am Donations to Cash for Kids
16th December Christmas Jumper Day Donations-Charity to be decided
16th December School Christmas Lunch
19th December P3-4 Party pm
20th December P1-2 Party pm
21st December Nursery Parties all day
22nd December Christmas Assembly 10am
22nd December P5-7 Disco pm
23rd December Informal Concert am
Appointment times will be with you this week. Mrs Downie will be in the hall on both 8th and 10th November demonstrating options for a Healthy Packed Lunch.
I will be starting part time this week, initially 4 days a week and, on the days I’m not here, Mrs Pert will be Acting Head Teacher.
During the in-service day on the18th November the staff will be engaged in Maths training and looking at how best to meet the needs of all our learners particularly in Numeracy and Literacy.
Open Day and Learning Journeys
At our recent open day we helped many parents access our Learning Journeys, using the ILD website. If anyone is still having problems, please email Miss Anderson at email@example.com
The Daily Mile is going very well with staff and pupils already feeling improved fitness and alertness. Because of the amount of vehicles using the front of the school, we will be coning off that area while the Daily Mile is in progress each day. Please do not drop your children off at the front door or park there at the end of the day as this is a Health and Safety risk and taxis need access to the area.
Dogs in School
Despite previous reminders, we still encounter dog mess in our playground. This can pose a serious health risk. Dogs should not be in the school grounds or tethered to the school property. This is Aberdeen City Council’s policy and as above is in the interests of the health and safety of our children.
The school will be moving to a cashless catering system early next year and more information will be given to parents from Aberdeen City Council. We will have a trial day later this month which will not require you to do anything. Please make sure that any outstanding dinner tickets have been paid for prior to us starting the cashless catering.
We have all been working hard and learning a lot this session so far. Here are some of our highlights.
Primary 1 pupils have all been learning their sounds and starting to write.
Primary 2 have been doing particularly well in number work.
Primary 3 have been working hard and being good citizens to earn reward stickers.
Primary 3 – 4 and 4 have worked very well in drama and put together a mini Charlie and the Chocolate Factory play.
Primary 4/5 have been doing some exciting science and craft activities.
Primary 5 have been working hard to learn about the Titanic and built some fantastic models.
Primary 6 have also been working hard to learn about all the different organs in the body and how they work.
Primary 6/7 and 7 are taking a unique opportunity to see a performance in the Tivoli Theatre.
Some of our Yellow 8 pupils have been using the Wildlife garden to help inspire their writing
Our Primary 6 pupils, who will be the first pupils at the new academy, have started to take part in transition activities which will be ongoing throughout the year. They are also helping to make decisions about the name.
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Acting Head Teacher