August 19th – 21st School Menu

primary-practical-info-scene-rightA copy of the primary menu for Wednesday 19th August till Friday 21st August is attached. This menu is only for this period and our new 3 – week menu cycle will start w/c 24th August.
This will allow kitchens to get their stock levels up and reduce confusion on what menu day we are starting on for parents.Copies of the 3-week cycle will be ready for distribution w/c 17th August and will be on the website towards the end of the summer break.

Packed lunches will be available for P1 pupils during this week.


Staffing and Classes for 2015/2016

photoNext session, we have once again 14 classes.  Teachers for next session are as follows:

Nursery            Mrs Linda Cook, Mrs Linda Edgar, Miss Amanda Pache and vacancy.
P1X                   Miss Alison Adams
P1Y                   Mrs Nicola Roy
P1                     Mrs Elizabeth Thomson
P2X                  Miss Claire Hadden
P2Y                  Miss Lenaghen
P3X                  Mrs Dani Viola (M, T, Th, F) and Mr Jonathan Henderson (W)
P3Y                  Mrs Eilidh Todd
P4X                  Mrs Gill Paul
P4Y                  Mrs Susan Welsh
P5X                  Mrs Joanna Copland (M, T and alternate F) and Mrs Claire Briggs (W, Th and alternate F)
P5Y                  Miss Fiona Garraway
P6X                  Miss Lynsey Binnie
P6Y                  Miss Katy Callendar
P7X                  Mrs Lynsey Stevenson
P7Y                  Miss Frances McTeir

A copy of the staffing letter is attached.


Increased Free Child Care

The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare provision to 1140 hours per year by 2020, for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014.

We would like to obtain parents views on how they would use this provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible.  The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

The responses to the questionnaire will be completely anonymous and no details will be stored that can identify any individuals.

The survey is available at the following link.

A copy of the full letter from Scottish Government is attached.

Child Care Survey

Nut Aware School

Just a reminder to all parents that pupils should refrain from bringing any snacks which contain nuts or any nut products in their packed lunch as we have a number of children who have severe allergies to nuts.

Your support is much appreciated.

For any further advice or guidance please download the attached factsheet.




Nut Aware


Science Masterclasses

Science GeekNext week will see the start of our science Masterclasses.  The children will be mixed and have the opportunity to work with a range of science experiences and outcomes:

P2 and P3 – Magnets, Dissolving, Electrical Circuits and Materials

P4 and P5 – Dissolving, Chemical Reactions, Citizen Science and Electricity

P6 and P7 – Filtering Water, Vibrations, Earth Layers and Floating and Sinking

Children will experience all 4 sessions over a two week period.


Learning Superheroes

File-10-05-2015-15-53-13Our P1 teachers, Lynsey Binnie and Alison Adams, led a learning conversation at #PedagooPrimary entitled: Using ‘Learning Superheroes’ to develop growth mindsets in the Early Years.

They shared their work on developing growth mindsets in the Early Years through the use of ‘Learning Superheroes’. They drew upon relevant theory and research to discuss how this impacts upon what children perceive a ‘good learner’ to be.

You can listen to the learning conversation on the following link:

Pedagoo Primary: Learning Superheroes