Monthly Archives: Aug 2018

P2a Shape Detectives

P2a have been investigating the properties of 2d shapes.

We made some shapes in class and then took them on a shape hunt around our school grounds. Among others, we found squares, rectangles, pentagons and hexagons!

We’ve also been doing some vexillological shape finding. Looking at shapes in flags.

We will be looking for more shapes around our homes and local environments as part of our home learning tasks.

Flu Vaccinations Programme 2018

Letters and consent forms regarding the annual flu immunisation programme went home yesterday with forms for parents and carers to complete.

Please return these as soon as possible.

Our date for the vaccinations is currently 10th October.

More information on the programme is available from

Child flu immunisation primary poster

CHAI Update- August 2018

Hi, I’m Stella Farrell and I’m an Advice Worker at CHAI Advice Service.

I’m taking over from Beth Hardingham, whom some of you may have met previously.

CHAI stands for Community Help and Advice Initiative and we offer free and confidential advice on a variety of issues including welfare benefits, housing problems, debts and budgeting.

Perhaps you are worried about paying the bills or wonder if you are entitled to any extra financial assistance.  I will be available at school every second Wednesday from 9.30-12.30 so if you’d like to have a chat about any of your concerns, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment through the school office.

There is more information on CHAI at Dalry on our web pages here.

Introducing the new School Nursing Service in Lothian

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new school nursing role in Lothian.

Society is changing and so are the needs of children and young people.

The Scottish Government has refocused the roles of School Nurses and Health Visitors in Scotland to ensure the workforce is prepared to meet
the needs of today’s children.

The new School Nursing role relates to the Scottish Government’s Nursing 2030 vision which supports nurses to build working relationships with children and young people who will benefit from specialist support so they can work together to tackle problems at an early stage and prevent future health issues.

To find out more about the changes being
made in Lothian, visit:

HMIE Inspection Report

Hopefully all parents and carers will have heard via parent mail or the August Newsletter that Dalry Primary’s HMIE inspection report has been published.

Please find a letter from Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate detailing the inspection on this link.

From it you can access the more comprehensive summarised inspection findings, which you can also find on this link.

(Please note that the summarised inspection findings link will not work on internet explorer and is best viewed with an up to date version of a browser like firefox, chrome, safari or edge.)