Hello everyone, and a happy Monday to you all! We hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend.
Firstly, apologies if you had to wait a bit longer than usual for your home learning to appear on your class web page today. Now that we’ve moved forward with more video and audio tutorials, these files are much larger in size than other Word or PDF documents, so they take a lot longer to upload. Please bear with us on the first couple of days of each week, when we’re more likely to be posting these types of clips. We’ve also had some feedback that when some of you are trying to view PowerPoint presentations that contain video, on a tablet, the videos won’t play. With that in mind, we’ll try to make sure we post the videos separately on the class page so you can hopefully view them successfully.
Thanks so much to all of you who managed to share last week’s home learning ‘Assessment‘ task with your class teacher. It’s been lovely to see examples of this work. Please remember to try and share this task each week, either through Teams or by emailing the class teacher a photo of your child’s work. If you would like some advice on emailing photos of work to the class teacher, please contact Mr Borthwick here for some help.
Miss Bradley would like to share the following. Nursery Parents who have children going into Primary 1 this August will be emailed some information today about the Council’s transition programme into P1. More information can also be found on your child’s Learning Journal. Copies of latest information for Nursery parents can be found below-
Pre-School Nursery Parent-Carer Letter
Here is the latest update from the WWF-
Starting Monday 11th May, we’ve provided fun daily activities to help connect with nature and learn more about our planet’s frozen world.
Our upcoming themed week will include live learning events via our new dedicated Facebook group (with recordings available on YouTube), links to our popular educational materials, and an opportunity to participate in a fun and insightful webinar with a WWF expert. Follow the link below for more-
Mrs Martin has sent us some more fab ideas for Art activities you can try at home. The theme for this week is Drawing activities. Find them below.
Here is an update from LivingStreets.org about walking and staying active during lockdown.
This week’s activity on our updated families activity hub is ‘Imagine’. Nothing sparks imagination quite like a good walk! This week’s activities are designed to inspire fantasy, encouraging children to re-write the world around them.
This month for National Walking Month, encourage your children to walk for 20 minutes every day as part of their daily exercise and see what benefits they experience. Our #walkingfromhome #Try20 tips and resources can help your school children, whether they’re walking as a family, trying to fit in some exercise whilst their parents are working from home, or if they’re restricted to indoor exercise.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Follow this link to the 20 Tips for Lockdown
Finally, our Twitter Throwback Quiz is continuing on our Twitter feed this week, so we hope you enjoy our own version of ‘Guess Who?’
Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and, as always, stay safe!
Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans