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Midlothian Fostering Campaign

 

Fostering Campaign

 

LOCAL KIDS NEED LOCAL CARERS

As is the national position Midlothian desperately needs a range of Foster Carers to ensure Midlothian’s children and young people can remain in within their communities and keep in touch with their friends, families and schools.

Midlothian are are also looking for Respite Carers as well as adopters.  For further information please call The Family Placement Team on 0131 270 5678.

HELP CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE FOREVER

 

Internet Safety

Recently we had  input from Tommy Lawson , (Midlothian’s Education Officer for ICT) that covered a number of issues inclusing

* technologies that are being used by children, in particular those that are placing children at risk on the internet.

*  social networking

*  publication of images

* cyber bullying

*  internet predators

* safe and responsible use of the internet and mobile technologies.

If you were unable to make the meeting but would like more information please access the following site for useful, informative advice on how to help keep our children safe when online.

CEOP Parents’ & Carers’ Guide

 

Climate for Learning Assembly

At our assembly today we shared the ideas that we have been busy discussing in our classes linked to the task that was set a few weeks ago.

The Task:

As Primary 7 have shared with you, having friends and being a good friend is an important skill we need throughout our lives.  It also makes our time in school much more positive. We now want to think about friendships and all the other things that make our school a great place to be. 

 

     In your classes think about the kind of school we would like to learn in and the kind of school community we want to be part of.

  •  What will it look like?
  •   What will it sound like?
  •   What will it feel like?

 Think about rules, rights and responsibilities.

Think about the part everybody must play in making our school the best it can be but most  importantly YOU!

Continue reading Climate for Learning Assembly

Parent Council Minutes

Please follow the link to read the minutes of the most recent Parent Council Meeting.

Minutes November 2014

Gardening Club Enjoy their Harvest

Last Friday the Gardening Club cooked up a Winter feast using our very own harvested vegetables. Throughout this week our potato salad was available in our salad bar and our potatoes were used to make leek and potato soup.  Everything was delicious!

 

Shared Learning

There was a real buzz in school on Wednesday morning when families joined children in their classes to take part in a variety of learning activities.

Our Wonderful Work in Science

Please come in and have a look at our Wonderful Work Walls which all focus on our Science Week.

Nursery Timetable and Plan

Here is the Nursery timetable and plan for the next fortnight.Timetable and plan 17 – 28 Nov-1

Shared Learning in Primary 7

There was a great atmosphere in Primary 7 this morning while we took part in our spelling workshop joined by some parents. It was a chance for us to share the many different strategies we use to learn our spelling. Everyone worked in groups to showcase the fun and interesting ways we use to master the art of spelling! Some children were making word searches while others went outsid eto play pass the football or hopscotch while spelling words. 

The Primary 7′s were once again excellent guides for parents staying for  a tea/coffee and a chat. Well done Primary 7 and thank you to the parents who joined us.

P7 Trip to Benmore

Primary 7 recently visited Benmore Outdoor Centre for a week filled with fun, tears and laughter. Everyone who attended had a great time even if some of them found one or two tasks a bit difficult. Making a bed for the first time, keeping a dorm clean and tidy and surviving the gorge walk all proved to be challenging but good fun. Abseiling and kayaking were definate favourites and the lovely food and cake were a hit with everyone. The weather was kind to us which made being out in the fresh air for most of the day a real change. Some of the children spotted some of  the local wildlife which included deer and red squirrels. Unfortuately Miss Taylor had to return without seeing the squirrels. The children had a  fabulous time with some of them rating it as the best experience of their life!