Hello everyone, and a happy Tuesday to you all!
We hope you are enjoying your home learning today! Here is Tuesday’s update.
To follow up our extremely successful Sports Day, we have another school House Event tomorrow! Mr Paton and Miss Blair have organised a Scavenger Hunt! Please see below for a letter with details of the event, and look out for a Scavenger Hunt record sheet on the website tomorrow at 9am.
Also today, we’d like to share some information from Mr Horan, and the latest Living Streets Scotland focus.
This week’s activity on our updated #walkingfromhome page is encouraging everyone to Embrace. While we can’t embrace each other physically we can still embrace ideas that bring us together and the special things that make us unique.
You can encourage your school children to walk for 20 minutes every day as part of their daily exercise and see what benefits they experience with our activities.
Please continue to share your thoughts, snaps and videos with us by email or on social media #walkingfromhome.
Living Streets Scotland Schools Team
Mr Horan also drew our attention to this BBC show, where some of the biggest names in the UK invite the audience into their homes as they become Celebrity Supply Teachers! Follow the link below to check it out.
Finally today, we have received some useful safety information from the CEC Swimming Specialists Team, around open water swimming. Please see the post and links below.
We have been experiencing plenty of warm sunny weather recently with much more likely to come over the summer period. As lockdown measures start being relaxed we have noticed various incidents of children taking advantage of swimming in open water areas. Although this is allowed under the current guidelines there is a concern over safety. To this end we strongly recommend that children do not enter any open water unsupervised.
In normal circumstances we would discuss the importance of water safety during swimming lessons. As this is not possible at the moment, we have some online resources that we thought that you might find useful.
- The Royal Life Saving Society has a Drowning Prevention Week on the 12th to 19th of June. The following link contains resources for this week. It has advice and simple rules to follow in different water environments. The most relevant ones are.
Summer Water Safety
Water Safety at Home
The Water Safety Code
Five Points for Open Water Swimming Safely
Cold Water Shock – the facts1 https://www.rlss.org.uk/Pages/Category/water-safety-information
- RNLI – this site has a wide range of child friendly resources.
Interactive Learning Section has some good activities where children decide what to do in different scenarios.
- Canal River Trust. This is a child friendly resource. There are several resources for teachers and pupils on this site.
The following link is for a downloadable board game
The following link is for a downloadable water safety pack aimed at 7 to 11-year olds
There is a simple online game which are informative and fun
- ROSPA. A wide variety of resources for adults and children. There is a useful water safety quiz which could be completed with adult support.
We hope that you find these resources useful!
That’s all for today’s post folks, enjoy the rest of your day, and we’re looking forward to the Scavenger Hunt tomorrow!
As always, stay safe!
Mrs Venn. Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans