Category Archives: Nursery News

Nursery to P1 Transition- What to Expect: Parent information.

We’re nearly at the end of the year and the start of your time as Dalry P1 families.

Below is a powerpoint presentation with audio commentary on what to expect in school. It contains all that you could need to know about what to expect next term and things you can do to prepare for P1.

See you in August.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Nursery to P1 Transition Video (Arabic Edition)

Here is a link to view our Nursery to P1 video with an Arabic voice over provided by Ghazal in P7.

We had hoped to provide more translated voice overs in different languages but the production process has proved slow, quite difficult and a far larger time demand on our P7s than expected.

As a result this will be the only translation we are able to make.

A big thank you again to Ghazal for all her hard work on this.

You can use the City of Edinburgh translation service on all items we place on our website at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Edinburgh Learns Transitions Guide

Please click on the pdf link below for more info on all types of Primary transition, including Nursery to P1 and P7 to S1.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

School Holiday Date Changes

Session date change Christmas holidays 2021

At its March meeting, the Education, Children and Families Committee agreed to change the scheduled Christmas holiday dates from Friday 24 December 2021 – Monday 10 January 2022 to Monday 20 December 2021 – Tuesday 4 January 2022.

The change was based on a similar amendment to the previous year’s holiday dates.  The reasons for the change are set out in this committee report:

The report did not include consideration of the in-service day after the holidays.  This will be Wednesday 5 January 2022.  To ensure that pupils are in school for the required 190 days, the summer term will be amended to finish on Friday 1 July 2022 instead of Thursday 30 June.

The agreed changes are now on the Council website, along with dates for dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25

COVID Community Testing At Fountainbridge Library

We have been asked to share the below information from City of Edinburgh Council.

Take a COVID-19 test, even if you don’t have symptoms

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep our friends, families and communities safe. High school students are already offered regular lateral flow tests. We are now offering rapid community testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms in neighbourhoods in Edinburgh where case numbers are or have been high.

Infection rates are higher in the community around your school than in some other areas of the city, so we’re asking people in the community with no COVID-19 symptoms to come for a test at Fountainbridge Library. We’re open from 9am to 6pm from Monday 31 May to Sunday 6 June. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer.

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119. 

As always anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and book a PCR test online or by calling the National Testing Centre on 119.

You can find out more at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Thank you for your help.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Nursery to P1 Transition- Moving Up Talk

Given COVID safety we can’t do our usual talks for families on the moving up process this year.

Instead we have the power point (with audio notes) linked below.

Hopefully any questions you have about starting P1 will be answered and you’ll learn more about the fun of starting school at Dalry.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Letter Regarding Updates to COVID Procedures for Schools

Please click below to read a letter regarding Updates to COVID procedures in schools.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Nursery to P1 Transition Tour and Storytime

Hello to all our families transtioning from nursery to P1 this year.

Click below for a tour video voiced by some of our P6 Clan deputes. This tour is for your child to view to understand some things they’ll see in a school day.

We also have a storytime video to watch using this year’s chosen transition storybook. Click below to hear two P7 clan chiefs read this to you.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

COVID Vaccination, COVID Self Isolation and supprt, and Flu Vaccination Information Videos in Multiple Languages

Below you will find links to 3 videos in a range of languages.

These videos cover information on the COVID vaccine, self isolation due to COVID and the support available for that and also the flu vaccination.

This information of of high importance to keep our school community running safely and to help you to make and understand the choices for your health.

Please click the links to view the videos in a language which suits.

COVID VACCINATION VIDEOS

  1. https://vimeo.com/530751443     English
  2. https://vimeo.com/530755530     Arabic
  3. https://vimeo.com/530767346     Mandarin
  4. https://vimeo.com/530767549     Cantonese
  5. https://vimeo.com/530768290     Romanian
  6. https://vimeo.com/530747880     English
  7. https://vimeo.com/530744945     BSL
  8. https://vimeo.com/530744121     Polish
  9. https://vimeo.com/533458662     Bengali
  10. https://vimeo.com/534515281     Urdu
  11. https://vimeo.com/531693262     Swahili

UNDERSTANDING SELF ISOLATION AND SUPPORT

  1. ARABIC   https://vimeo.com/499658055
  2. URDU      https://vimeo.com/499709523
  3. CANTONESE https://vimeo.com/499707761
  4. BENGALI https://vimeo.com/499659376
  5. MANDARIN https://vimeo.com/499661871
  6. POLISH  https://vimeo.com/499705668
  7. KURDISH https://vimeo.com/499655706
  8. ENGLISH https://vimeo.com/499653519
  9. BSL        https://vimeo.com/499649701

FLU VACCINE

1.      Arabic    https://vimeo.com/460216037/d0aaa6afe3

2.      Bengali   https://vimeo.com/460216589/9629f15828

3.      BSL        https://vimeo.com/460217130/b156db27c1

4.      Cantonese https://vimeo.com/460217706/f91745f127

5.      English   https://vimeo.com/460218170/feb7cd9d80

6.      Mandarin https://vimeo.com/460218651/ba242144b3

7.      Polish      https://vimeo.com/460219098/47755b2c07

8.      Polish      https://vimeo.com/460503668/3fd628487d

9.      Punjabi   https://vimeo.com/460219665/19008d0132

10.  Urdu       https://vimeo.com/460220115/df820b9cf4

COVID 19 Reporting during Easter Break

Dear Parents and Carers,

If you or your child receives a positive test for Covid 19 during the holiday period you should call the City of Edinburgh contact centre on 0131 200 2000 to make them aware. The management of all positive tests will be handled by a central team over the holiday period.

Kind regards

Mrs Honeyman