We held our Christmas Assembly and service today with help from Fraser of Palmerston Place church and some very interesting animals from a certain stable.
P1 had a rocking christmas Party!
They played games like musical statues and pass the parcel and they had a very special visitor.
(apologies if your child was too excited/shy/swift to get a great Santa pic. Mr Bennett tries to get everybody but there are always a couple who have too much fun to be still!)
This month P2A, P2B and the P2’s in Mrs McDermot’s class have been learning about emotional literacy, to identify, name and feel comfortable about discussing emotions.
We also talked about different types of teasing and bullying behaviour, how this makes us feel and how talking about our emotions can help us manage them. Also the children created artwork and discussed how they can help their friends when they are sad.
We had an amazing Christmas Enterprise day on Wednesday. The Clan Chiefs and Deputes planned a range of wonderful Christmas and Winter Christmas craft activities for all of the children in their own Clans with the staff. Thanks to the huge amount of parents who volunteered to come in and support this fabulous festive event. A big thank you to Mrs Mason and Miss Kelly who organise this event behind the scenes, and make sure it runs smoothly every year! We all had so much fun!
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
•Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.