Thank you to everyone who has made my time at Glenurquhart really welcoming and fun. I’ve loved my time here and thank you to everyone for all the gifts, cards and well wishes. I hope you all have a fabulous summer! 😁
28.6.17 New appointment I am pleased to be able to tell you that we appointed Mr Adrian MacLeod to the post of class teacher at Glenurquhart Primary on Monday this week. He will take the P1/2 class next session and will meet the children this afternoon when they move to their new classes. We look forward to welcoming him to join our team at Glenurquhart Primary.
The library are advertising a Summer reading challenge. The challenge is to read six books over the course of the holidays and there are lots of stickers and incentives to collect along the way. See the photo above for more information. This would be a great way to encourage your child to keep up their reading over the Summer. The library staff will be on hand to help with books that would be suitable for your child’s age and stage.
This morning we watched a clip of ‘Finding Nemo’ where Marlin (Nemo’s dad) is sending him off to school for the first time. Marlin feels nervous for Nemo, worrying about him making new friends and being safe. Nemo however is excited about it and wants to get going.
We had a circle time and discussed how we felt about moving up in to Primary 2, the prospect of being in a new class with a new teacher. We talked about what advice we would give Marlin or Nemo to counteract their worries. Some of these included:
‘Do not worry because you will learn new things’.
‘Do not worry because people in school are nice.’
‘If you find something hard, keep trying.’
‘You can always ask the teacher for help.’
‘Do not worry because you will make new friends.’
‘Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to see your other friends at different times.’ (At playtime, lunchtime etc)
‘Do not worry, you’ll get to go on great school trips.’
Would parents that would like their child to receive a grab and go lunch on Friday to take home to eat (usually consisting of a sandwich, juice, snack) write a little note to me tomorrow so that I can order these through the school canteen? School will close at 12pm on Friday.
I Like going on woodland walks. – Eva
I l ike playing party games. Lyndsey
I like the woodland walks. Finlay
I like going up the big hill in the woods. struan
Primary 1 should expect a surprise in the post in a few days time. In writing this week we practised writing our own addresses and reciting where we lived. The children designed postcards and tried to imagine where Dougall the Dog would go on his next adventure this Summer. Dougall has a little message for each of them – keep your eyes peeled for the postman!
The nursery came to visit today with their parents and had lunch with Primary 1. Primary 1 were fantastic role models, showing the new intake of P1s our school dinner routine. I can’t believe we are coming to the end of the school year already, this year has passed way too fast!
Next week a letter will be sent home informing you of your child’s new class teacher and on Wednesday afternoon the children will move round to visit their new classroom and get to meet their teacher. We will also have film time next week on the Thursday afternoon, if the children would like to bring a little snack for themselves to enjoy as they watch, they can. Feel free to bring in DVD suggestions – they must be ‘U’ rated films.
We’ll have a woodland walk tomorrow so outdoor clothing etc will be needed. Next Friday, Friday the 30th June will be ‘dress down Friday’ and we’ll have the end of term assembly. The school will be closed with a half day. P1-3 children will have the option of ordering a ‘grab and go’ lunch bag with a sandwich, juice, fruit etc to enjoy at home, if they so wish.
Any other information will be published in the school newsletter which will be sent out tomorrow! 🙂