Message from Louise Delargy Headteacher and NHS Lothian
We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.
Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.
If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.
Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.
Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.
Best Start Grant School age payment 1st June 2020
Monday 1st June 2020 sees the opening of the Social Security Scotland Best Start Grant School Age payment for new P1 intakes 20/21. For full details, please click on the link below.
A Parents' Guide to Talking to your Child about Learning
Some children love talking about school. With others, it's like pulling teeth to get them to share even a few details about their day. Getting involved in your child's education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life.
Within the Curriculum for Excellence, the emphasis is upon children learning across a range of experiences, combined with deep meaningful learning - the 'Why do you think this?' and the 'How can you make it differently?' type of questions. By asking these higher order questions, this stimulates conversation; it allows the child to showcase what they have been learning at school whilst it allows the adult an insight into the child's day at school.
The attachment,'A Parents' Guide to Talking to your Child about Learning' provides some examples which can be used to help you have those meaningful conversations in relation to your child's learning.
What is Wellbeing?
To help make sure everyone has a common understanding of what 'Wellbeing' means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators:
These Wellbeing Indicators help to make it easier for everyone to be consistent in how they consider the quality of a child or young person's life, at a particular point in time, and to ensure that we are continually improving these outcomes for children, young people and their families.
Learning Overviews - August to October 2019
Please find below details of what each class will be covering this term.