Monthly Archives: March 2017

Keep Connected

Overview

The main focus of this unit is the importance of relationships and the contribution other people make to our well-being. Our sense of security and belonging is helped when we understand that we are part of a network of people who are special to us.

Unit 2 – Keep Connected key messages 

1. Relationships are important for our health and well-being

2. Belonging to a group can be a good way of building friendships

3. Good relationships are a two way thing

A Big Thank You

Dear Parent and Carers,

Thank you for all your support this term for our various events. These have been well supported and it has been good to see so many parents and carers in school.
Events this term have been:

Fastworks                                 Family Literacy                                      Bedtime Stories
Book Fair                                 World Book Day                              Consultation Meetings
Assemblies                        ICT to enhance learning                          P3 Numeracy Project

Our latest event organised by the PCA, was the fundraising Spring into Craigroyston. This again was well supported with many of the children and parents taking part. A total of £543.25 was raised during the morning. A huge thank you to the PCA for all their hard work in raising these funds to support our children.

I am very conscious that this term parents and carers have been asked to support the school by spending cash. The parents and carers of this school are very generous of their support, their time and their money.
I know too, that the school community is a very thoughtful group and is keen to support many causes.

This Friday is Red Nose Day. Again parents and carers have been incredibly generous and have raised £250 from the sale of Red Noses. On Friday we will support Red Nose Day by having an assembly. At the assembly we will learn more about sharing and helping others. The children can wear their Red Noses or something red for the day. Please do not buy anything “special” for the children to bring / wear on Friday. They do not need any money.

You have spent over £2000 buying books, raising funds, buying noses…
Thank you again for all your generosity this term. You have been amazing.

Lorna Stewart

Oh the joys of mud!

Since the dawn of time children have been drawn to mud puddles and dirt as a part of their play. Mixing soil, water, and other natural materials like pebbles, leaves, or grass provides children endless possibilities for learning and fun. Many of us have fond memories of creating mud pies, digging for worms, or making streams and valleys in the mud. But it’s not just about fun. Children benefit from messy, muddy play.

The rich, engaging sensory play children partake in while playing with mud allows them to express their creativity while enhancing their fine motor skills. Children practice social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, communication, and sharing as they work together. Emergent math and science skills are practiced as children make before and after comparisons, solve problems, test theories, and measure and count ingredients for their mud pies. This is the scientific process in action!

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We are absolutely delighted with our new mud kitchen. Our sincere thanks to the PCA and the Sinclair family for making this possible.

Thank you so much from all the children and staff.