P7 Science Experience

29th October 2008

 

 

To the Parents/Carers of Pupils in P7

 

We have been given the opportunity of giving the pupils in P7 a Science experience at Kincorth Academy.  The proposal would be for each P7 class to spend a block of time each week for a period of four weeks in the Science Department at the Academy being taught by subject teacher.  The details are as follows.

 

            P7B                                                                P7A

Thursday 1.25 – 2.20 p.m.                        Thursday 1.25 – 2.20 p.m.

 

6th November                                     15th January

 

13th November                                              22nd January

 

20th November                                              29th January

 

27th November                                              5th February

 

The timetable for each class will be –

 

12.50 p.m.

First group picked up from Loirston.  13 children + 1 member of staff will be transported by minibus driven by a member of Kincorth staff.  Three pupils will be escorted by Grahame Whyte, Head Teacher at Kincorth, in his car.

 

1.15 p.m.

Second group will be taken to Kincorth, arrangements as above except that this group will have the opportunity to see round the school after the Science sessions.

 

1.25 – 2.20 p.m.

Science lesson with Academy staff (G. Owen, H. Celnick).

 

2.20 p.m.

First group return to Loirston.

 

2.30 p.m. (approximately)

Second group return to Loirston.

 

This opportunity is for all P7 pupils.  Please remind your child that this will be an opportunity to make a good first impression and also that they are representing Loirston School.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Louise McIntosh

Head Teacher

P7 TRIP TO DUNOLLY

Dear Parents of P7,

 

P7 VISIT TO DUNOLLY HOUSE, ABERFELDY

 

Every year pupils in P7 are given the opportunity to participate in a residential, outdoor activity week.  For school session 2008/2009, the dates for the visit are:-

 

Tuesday 5th May – Friday 8th May 2008

 

I have attached two general information sheets about Dunolly Adventures.

 

The cost of this visit is £190.00 and includes:-

§         Private coach travel to and from Dunolly

§         3 nights’ accommodation with all meals

§         Rafting

 

If your child wishes to participate in this visit please complete form ED.E.2 attached to this letter and return it to school by Friday 31st October with a £50 non-returnable deposit.

 

The balance of the payment should be made no later than Friday 17th April.  This may be paid by instalments on a weekly basis and any money should be taken to the school office first thing in the morning where payments will be recorded in a payment card by the administrative staff.  A receipt will be issued for amounts over £5.

 

The Council’s Public Liability insurance policy would indemnify (insure against) excursion members for an injury or property loss whilst on an excursion where the Council is legally found at fault.  Participants wishing to obtain cover for personal accident and Third Party liability are advised to contact an insurance company or broker.

 

There is no obligation for pupils to participate in this visit. 

 

Further information about Dunolly will be sent before the Easter break.

 

Should you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

 

Yours sincerely,

M. S. MCPHEE

Depute Head Teacher

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P7B Blog

    Dear Parents of Primary 7B

Over the next few weeks, we plan to introduce a blog for the class that will be available at the blog address below.

http://p7bl.edublogs.org/

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 P7B 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 us know if you do not wish your child to appear in any photographs or videos on the new blog.

Mr Anderson

Class Teacher

Dunolly Trip Final Letter 2008

Loirston Primary School

Loirston Avenue

COVE BAY

Tel: 897686

16th April 2008

Dear Parents,

 

P7 VISIT TO DUNOLLY HOUSE

Tuesday 6th May – Friday 9th May 2008 

1.                  All monies owing should be paid by Friday 25th April 2008.

 

2.         Forms  ED.E.3 and ED.E.7 should be completed as soon as possible and certainly returned by Friday 26th April 2008.

            IN SECTION h) of FORM ED.E.3 please indicate details of any necessary medicines.  Please identify name of medicine, dosage and time of administering.  This should include inhaler type if appropriate.  Please continue on reverse of sheet if necessary.

 

3.         MEMBERS OF STAFF

            MAGGI MCPHEE (Excursion Leader)

            MOIRA SMITHERS (Class Teacher)

            DOREEN NELSON (Pupil Support Assistant)

           

 

4.                  TRAVEL

Tuesday 6th May

08.20 – 08.30   –           Arrive and register. 

After registering, give medication to Mrs. McPhee.

Give pocket money to Mrs. Smithers

            08.40               –           Depart Loirston

            11.00               –           Arrive Dunolly House

 

Dunolly House will provide lunch.  A packed lunch box and container for juice should be taken for use during the rest of the week.  The container for juice should be plastic and of a reasonable size.  It would be helpful for staff and pupils if both packed lunch box and container for juice have pupil’s name on it.

 Pupils who suffer from travel sickness should take any preventative tablets prior to coming to school and have with them a supply for the return journey. 

5.         Medication

On the day of departure give any mixtures, tablets, extra inhalers to Mrs. McPhee in a small bag clearly labelledAll medication should be individually named.  Pupils who require an asthma inhaler should carry it with them on the bus, as well as providing a “spare” to Loirston staff.

     

6.            Personal Belongings

All personal items should be CLEARLY NAMED.  This includes larger items of clothing.  All belongings will be the responsibility of the pupil.  Items of value should either not be taken or the pupil is able to act responsibly in the care of these items.  Children bringing cameras should ensure they are clearly named – ideally a disposable camera would be better in case they get lost or wet.  In addition to a large rucksack or suitcase for transporting belongings to Dunolly, a smaller day bag which can be carried on the shoulders should also be taken for day visits – some schoolbags are suitable for this. 

 

7.         Clothing

Please do not take anything that will be catastrophic if damaged.  Having visited the house, slippers are required for indoor wear.  It is helpful if towels are named.  Don’t forget the swimsuit.  Attached is a kit list.

 

8.         Pocket Money           

A maximum of £20.  It is necessary for any pocket money to be in £1 notes/coins and kept in a purse/wallet or tin which is clearly named.  This should be given to Mrs. Smithers on the day of departure and will be issued as appropriate.

 

9.           Contact

Please do not expect your child to telephone.  There is only one telephone at Dunolly and organising this would be difficult.  In case of an emergency you will be contacted or a message could be relayed to us through school.  No mobile ‘phones are to be taken.  A large focus of the week is to experience time away from home – the visit is an important part of Personal & Social Education.  Dunolly House also blocked the use of portable games consoles in bedrooms – these will be confiscated if used in the house.  Loirston School will endorse this, and they should not be taken.

 

10.        Discipline

The above named staff are responsible for the pupils’ behaviour while on the visit.  The highest standards are expected from Loirston pupils as they are representing school at Dunolly.

 

Should a pupil break the code of conduct as outlined by the staff at Dunolly House to pupils on arrival, put themselves or another pupil in danger through inappropriate behaviour, a telephone call will be made requesting the parent to come to take the pupil home.

 

11.        Return

On Friday 9th, pupils will arrive back at school between 3.00 – 3.30 p.m.  Please make arrangements to pick up your child at this time.

 

Thank you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

M. S. MCPHEE

Depute Head Teacher

P7 Visit to Dunolly House

Dear Parents of P7,

P7 VISIT TO DUNOLLY HOUSE, ABERFELDY

Every year pupils in P7 are given the opportunity to participate in a residential, outdoor activity week.  For school session 2007/2008, the dates for the visit are:-

 Tuesday 6th May – Friday 9th May 2008 

I have attached two general information sheets about Dunolly Adventures.

The cost of this visit is £187.00 and includes:-

§         Private coach travel to and from Dunolly

§         3 nights’ accommodation with all meals

§         Rafting

If your child wishes to participate in this visit please complete form ED.E.2 attached to this letter and return it to school by Friday 29th February with a £50 non-returnable deposit.

The balance of the payment should be made no later than Tuesday 29th April.  This may be paid by instalments on a weekly basis and any money should be taken to the school office first thing in the morning where payments will be recorded in a payment card by the administrative staff.  A receipt will be issued for amounts over £5.

The Council’s Public Liability insurance policy would indemnify (insure against) excursion members for an injury or property loss whilst on an excursion where the Council is legally found at fault.  Participants wishing to obtain cover for personal accident and Third Party liability are advised to contact an insurance company or broker.

There is no obligation for pupils to participate in this visit. 

Further information about Dunolly will be sent just after the Easter break.

Should you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours sincerely,

M. S. MCPHEE

Depute Head Teacher