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Welcome to Primary 7

(updated 19th June 2017)

 

 

What a fantastic weekend we had in Alford!

1st in slalom race, 2nd in sprint and 3rd in the drag race and then OVERALL WINNERS!!!

We are delighted to be Scottish greenpower Champions!

Well done to our seven goblins for some brave racing skills and to the whole class for building such a great car!

 

Transition days to Thurso High School are Wednesday 21st June and Thursday 22nd June.  I am certain the children will love these two days and it will help to allay any anxieties or worries they may have about this next chapter of their lives.   

 

Our end of term assembly is looming and rehearsals start on Monday 5th June.  Please keep Thursday 29th June free at 1.45pm!  Bring your tissues! 

 

Goblin car racers have now been selected and this will take place in Alford on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June.  

 

 

ACCELERATED READING

Glued inside your child's homework diary is their reading target for the next 9 weeks.  This has been calculated by the computer based on their reading ability after completion of a STAR test.  

I am trying to encourage the children to take responsibility for their own learning rather than me moan at them to read as teachers at high school will not do this!  

Can you please encourage your child to read at home too as reading is such a vital skill and means your child will be able access knowledge and reach their potential in the future.   

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The school is backing the "Be Kind" campaign launched on This Morning.  Children have watched a very moving video from two mums whose children experienced the cruelties of bullying and cyber bullying. 

Please, please encourage your child to be kind to others through their words and actions and remain vigilant with your child's use of technology. 

Many of our pupils are using Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook however not always in appropriate ways. This is feeding back into school and causing quite a few problems.  In addition, the game "Silent Pain" has been banned!    

 

The NSPCC website has some great advice for both children and parents on how to keep children safe including online safety. I would recommend having a look to see if they can provide any further help to you and your family.

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

 

 

   

As always, any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01847 892661.

 

Many thanks

Miss Mitchell

 

 

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