Friday Round Up

If you are a parent or carer for P1 Ms Blair’s class we want to trial a slightly different way of lining up in the morning to allow parents and carers to physically distance safely. There will be a member of staff there on Monday to guide you. Just come in the same way as it’s just a slight change.

Thank you to all parents and carers for trying to stay 2m away from all adults. It’s not easy, is it? Please continue to stay physically distanced so we all remain safe. Your children have been amazing this week – so responsible from the youngest to the oldest making sure hands are washed regularly and respecting as much of a distance from staff as they can. I have set them a challenge of coming up with a Smithton Greeting now we can’t hug each other or want to show we care. A few brilliant ideas already!

 

mud kitchen

A massive thank you to Matilda’s grandad who made our nursery (ELC) two mud kitchens. Who needs Mississippi Mud Pies when you can have Smithton ones!

PEEP

Parents of children in nursery: do you fancy getting together with other parents to look at strategies to help you with your family? Have a look at this letter from the Family Team. Jo and Lauren are keen to meet with you click on – peep blog

We had our first virtual assembly today – a few technical issues but it was lovely to see the classes waving at each other and to hear all the teachers announce the first of the star award winners. As we all have to leave at 3.30pm and work from home I don’t have all the photos from the classes yet so here are a few and the rest will appear on Monday.

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Don’t panic when you see the following photo….

 

mindful

Don’t worry – P5 RJ haven’t fallen asleep – they are practising strategies for overcoming worries or anxieties they may have. This will stand them in good stead for life – as one staff member said today to a child, ‘If you have got through lockdown – and you have, you can face the future in confidence.’ We all need to build resilience, know that we’ve got it in us to solve problems and learn to breathe, staying calm.

Have a good weekend. Stay safe and know you are loved.

Aileen Mackay, HT

 

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