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Illness and Sickness Advice

It is winter and the winter bugs are arriving as usual.

At this time of year it is especially important to follow the best advice to help keep children and staff well and keep schools and nurseries working well.

NHS Lothian have issued the following key advice for Parents and Carers.

The most important message is:

The key advice is the

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.

The following will help prevent infection at home as well.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

•Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

•Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

•Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.

•You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue.

•Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.


P1 and P1/2 Get the Bookbug

Primary 1 and Priamry ½ enjoyed exploring the wonderful books in their Primary 1 Bookbug and Primary 2 Read, Write Count bag. We explored each book, visited the library and discussed what we enjoyed in each one. The children then voted for their favourite title in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. We recorded our votes on a pictograph. The Station Mouse was a clear winner!

P7 Tynecastle High School Transition Visit

Primary  7 had a really successful and exciting visit to Tynecastle High school this week! We were given the opportunity to make Key rings in CDT and make some delicious Chow Mein in Home Economics! The class also began to complete their My World of Work profiles which will guide them in understanding and choosing possible career paths and suggest school subjects which would support them in their career choices.

P1/2 Christmas Decorators

P1/2 have been busy preparing the classroom for Christmas. The children wanted to build their own Christmas tree and decided on old cardboard boxes as the best material. We painted the boxes green and stacked them up high. Then we added our decorations. Shiny bottle tops, Christmas wrapping paper cutouts and old tinsel all helped to make the tree look absolutely fantastic.

We are all feeling very festive now!