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Dyslexia Awareness Week 04 - 08 October 2021

This week is Dyslexia Week 2021 and the theme is 'invisible dyslexia.' We aim to keep our school dyslexia friendly and want to share some of the wonderful resources available out there. Attached you will find information provided by the Education Authority Literacy Service recommending some useful resources and apps to help with dyslexia.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (DAW Poster - Links.pdf)DAW - Links[ ]772 kB
Download this file (DAW Poster - QR Codes.pdf)DAW - QR Codes[ ]836 kB

Back to school Resource Kit

Autism NI have developed a great resource for all parents to prepare your child to go back to school. The pack includes top tips for returning to school, a social story, weekly planner and visual boards.
 
Please find the downloadable PDF attached.
Attachments:
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RISE NI Parent Website

Please follow the link below to access the RISE NI website which has been developed for parents/carers of children in primary schools (up to P4) and nurseries.

https://view.pagetiger.com/RISENI/parents

RISE NI promote development of:

• speech and language

• fine and gross motor skills

• social and emotional well-being

The website contains information leaflets, suggested activities/resources and parent training videos developed by clinical psychologists, behaviour therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists.

We hope you find this useful for use at home during this time.

Michael Morpurgo Event THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY

We have registered for an event with Michael Morpurgo on Thursday 11th of February.

The event:
You will be able to access the event here at 1.30pm on Thursday 11th February. This event will also be available to watch on catch-up once it has aired.

Please see the attached PDF with all the information you'll need.

Attachments:
Download this file (Michael Morpurgo Letter to Parents.pdf)MM Event[ ]1006 kB

Children's Mental Health Week 1st - 7th February

 

The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is 'Express Yourself.'

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

Why not choose to do one thing daily that will help your child's mental health

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Applying for Key Worker/Vunerable child supervision

Dear parent /s

This is a reminder that as I seek to ensure we have sufficient cover in school for the children of Key Workers, it is vital that you email the school before 3.00pm each Friday outlining the cover required for the incoming week. This service should only be used when absolutely necessary in the interest of Public Health.

The email address to request Key Worker cover remains: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I remind you that you CANNOT reply to an Eduspot email!

C McCambley

(Principal) 

Friday 22 January: New Learning Pack collection

Dear parents

The new Learning Packs will be ready for collection once again on Friday 22 January. School will be open 8.15am – 4.00pm.

Learning Packs will once again be set out in the Mall for Nursery, P1 – P3 and the Assembly Hall for P4 – P7. Please wear a face mask and observe good social distancing protocols when in the school grounds and building especially as we continue to have Key Worker children on the site.

It has been very encouraging to receive so many positive comments about the Learning Packs and the materials sent home. Staff have worked very hard to continue to keep in touch using the Seesaw App and we encourage you to keep in touch several times over the course of each week as you balance work commitments. Eduspot continues to be another very useful means of communication for me as Principal during these challenging days as I seek to keep you informed of school routines.

My staff have also commenced their annual Parent Teacher Interviews via the telephone. You should have received the call by the end of the month. Do not worry if you have not been contacted by the staff yet as each teacher is trying to manage a small number of interviews per day as they continue to provide online support to their class.

P1 – P3 are asked to use the ’old’ folder from Learning Pack No 1 (or a named bag of any description) to house the reading books that have already been sent home. Simply return the completed reading books in this ‘old’ folder and leave it on the Year Group table as you collect the new Learning Pack which contains further reading materials. It is VITAL that we do not lose books throughout this process as we've spent much of our fund raising over the last number of years on building up our reading scheme materials. Staff will be in touch also via their individual Seesaw accounts.

We trust that you and your extended family are keeping well and managing to stay safe during these most challenging days.

Be assured we greatly appreciate your continued support in everything we are trying to do for the good and benefit of the children.

C McCambley

(Principal)

January 2021 School Restart

Dear parent / s
 
Please find attached a letter outlining the re-start procedures for this week.
 
Kind regards as always
 
C McCambley
(Principal)
Attachments:
Download this file (Term 2 - Jan Restart.pdf)Jan Restart[ ]120 kB

Christmas Jumper Day 2020

 

 Dear parent / s

 I wish to inform you that Friday 11 December is our Christmas Jumper Day.

 Children may wear casual clothes with their Christmas jumper on the day! PLEASE do not buy any new clothes. If your child does not have a Christmas jumper which fits this year, simply wear colourful clothes on the day. We are suggesting a £1.00 donation which we will donate to The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. This money will augment our Christmas Cards donation.

The Nursery are still rehearsing their Nativity so our Nursery Teacher will send a separate message via Seesaw if they are to wear Christmas jumpers on Friday or not.

 Thank you for your continued support as we look forward to Christmas whilst still maintaining our Covid-19 protocols which have protected the school community so well thus far!

C McCambley

(Principal)