Sports 2008

Loirston Primary School

Loirston Avenue


30th May 2008

Dear Parents,



The annual sports will take place on the dates outlined below.  The format will be non-competitive, as in previous years, as this ensures that all children, regardless of ability, are fully involved throughout the event and this year it is also a key activity as part of our health week programme.  In addition there will be a competitive year group sprint for Primary 4-7 pupils.   Heats will be run off and the finals will be on sports day.



Information relating to this will be issued separately.


P4 – P7 SPORTS planned for the afternoon of MONDAY 16th JUNE with MONDAY 23rd  June being the wet weather alternative.  The sports will start at 1.30 p.m.


P1 – P3 SPORTS planned for the morning of MONDAY 16th JUNE with MONDAY 23rd June being an alternative should the weather be inclement.  The sports will start at 11 a.m.



Pupils will be allocated a team prior to the day and should come prepared with warm sweatshirt, jogging bottoms worn over shorts and T-shirts.  Trainers should be worn.  On the reverse of this letter is guidance regarding weather conditions.


Finally, in order to run the sports we require more adults than we have staff. Primary 7 pupils will act as marshals for P1-3 and you can just come and watch!  However, HELP IS  needed for P4-7 sports.  If you would be willing to help at the P4-7 sports, please complete and return the attached slip by Friday 6th June.


Thank you.


Yours sincerely,




Depute Head Teacher



                                                                                                                    PLEASE TICK



I can help with the P4-7 sports on 16th June                                              __________


I can help with the P4-7 sports (if necessary) on 23rd June                      __________


Signed ______________________________________


Parent/Guardian of _____________________________________ Class ___________

HMIe Follow Up Report


HMIE Follow-Up
Parent’s Summary
HMI (2P) 



Nursery children’s progress in key aspects of the curriculum The relationships between staff and children across the school and nursery The support given to pupils within the additional support needs base The innovative use of the school’s website to communicate with parents and develop homework activities 



1. Develop the leadership across the school and ensure effective teamworking at all levels                2. Review and develop curricular programmes to enrich pupils’ learning, ensure progression and raise attainment 

3. Develop effective planning which enables teachers to better meet the needs of all pupils     

4. Introduce effective self evaluation to improve the quality of learning and teaching across the school   

5. Develop a shared vision for the school which supports and improves all aspects of school practice

1. Review and revise arrangements for meetings with all members of school staffReview roles and remits of Senior Management TeamEstablish working parties to take forward a range of in depth reviews of the work of the school, These working parties will have to have clearly defined roles remits. Each will have representation from teachers in early, first and second levels and where appropriate relevant support staff.Explore, and develop personal leadership capacity and people management skills particularly in building and sustaining relationships.Review arrangements for working with Pupil Council.Consult with all staff and pupilsReview arrangements for working PTA and with new Parent CouncilBegin process of establishing Parent Council. Arrange meeting with Parent Forum, establish working group to agree a constitution. Launch Parent CouncilFamiliarisation with Leadership for Learning publication 2. and 3. Develop a policy a teaching and learning policyEstablish working group with clear remit to create a progressive and coherent curricular programme in English Language supported by revised planning formats specifically for pupils with Additional Support NeedsEstablish working groups with clear remit to create a progressive and coherent curricular programme in English Language, Mathematics, Health and Well Being and Technologies supported by revised planning formats 

4. Develop a policy a Quality Assurance and Improvement Policy  Introduce self-evaluation strategies and proceduresStaff familiarisation with HGIOS3 and CATC2Introduce CPD Pathways online. 

5. Develop, agree and share a vision for the schoolReview school aims. Agree and create revised aims

Football Trials

Dear Parents,




Trials will be held for the new school team on Tuesday 20th May 2008 at 6.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. on Loirston School pitch.


This is open to any Primary 5 or Primary 6 pupil wishing to attend.


Yours sincerely,



Healthy Eating Tuckshop

Dear Parents,


Our new ‘Healthy Tuckshop’ has been a fantastic success.  Our first week’s sales came to a fantastic £230.  Thank you very much for supporting our tuckshop.


Would you be interested in helping continue the success?  We need parent helpers to purchase stock and help with the preparation of the fruit bags.  Just fill in the slip and return to the school if you have some spare time.


We hope to include the P1/P2 classes shortly, so look out for a letter soon.


Please note some price changes to the tuck shop:-


Apple and Orange Juice      30p

Water                                      40p

Sunbites                                 30p

Snack-a-Jacks                      35p

Fruit Flakes                            40p

Grape Bags (Mon & Wed)   35p

Pineapple Bags (Tues)        35p

Carrot & Dip (Thurs) 35p

                                      Cheese Strings (Fri)                See price list in class


Please contact me about helping with the Healthy Eating Tuckshop.


Yours sincerely,



Health Co-ordinator




Please contact me about helping with the Healthy Eating Tuckshop.


Name _________________________________Phone No. ____________


Child’s Name_______________________________ Class______________eH

P5 Blog

 Loirston Primary24/04/07Dear Parents of Primary 5We have been working on a blog which will be available at the blog address below.  The main purpose of a blog is to give the children a wider audience for their work and to allow the audience to leave feedback in the form of comments. It also gives parents the opportunity to view their children’s work.The blog will allow parents to view photographs of work and activities that the children are involved in and will be updated regularly.While we will be bearing in mind the importance of Internet Safety, we will post photographs and videos of children undertaking activities.  Please let me know if you do not wish your child to appear in any photographs on the new blog.                                                                           Miss Mutch and Mrs Nelson