Parent/Carers survey for Early learning and Childcare

Parent/Carers survey for Early learning and Childcare:

In response to feedback the council has adapted the citywide parent/carer survey specifically for Early Learning and Childcare settings.

The link to the Early Years new survey is:

http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/eyparc

The closing date for this survey is 30th March 2018.

We would urge both morning and afternoon nursery parents and carers to respond to the survey as the feedback will be used to help us plan our nursery improvement plan for next year.

 

Snow school spirit

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Due to an amazing turnout from our school community including parents, pupils, staff and local community we will be able to open tomorrow. Everyone helped clear our school grounds by shoveling snow to ensure everyone has safe access to the building. Thank you to everyone that turned out. Fantastic community spirit!

 

 

Stockbridge Counts – Combining & partitioning & place value

OUR CURRENT FOCUS ACROSS THE SCHOOL IS COMBINING & PARTITIONING AND PLACE VALUE

From Monday 19th February to Thursday 30th March

What will this look like for my child?

Combining & partitioning and place value within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)

Make finger patterns:

  • To show numbers 1 to 5 using one hand
  • To show double patterns for 1 to 5 (two hands)
  • To show doubles plus one patterns (two hands e.g. double 3 plus 1)
  • To partition numbers (e.g. “Make 6 on your fingers. Can you make it another way?”)
  • To partition 10 (e.g. 9 fingers up and 1 down shows 9 + 1 = 10

Recognise flashed patterns (domino and random)

  • Explore partitions of numbers through dot patterns

Combining & partitioning and place value within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)

Combining and partitioning

  • Partition numbers up to ten into number bonds (e.g. know that 5 = 1 + 4 and so on)
  • Use number bond knowledge to say what number gets us to/from a decade (e.g. 34 + ? = 40, 54 – ? = 50)

Place value

Split a number containing tens and units

  • In a standard way e.g. (36 is 3 tens and 6 units)
  • In a non-standard way (e.g. 36 is 2 tens and 16 units)

Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed e.g. the 3 in 236 means 3 tens or 30

Split a number into its place value parts e.g. 364 = 300 + 60 + 4 (numbers up to 1000)

Combining & partitioning and place value within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)

Combining and partitioning

  • Partition 100 (e.g. 23 + ? = 100) to help with percentage calculations
  • Partition 1000

Place value

  • Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed (numbers up to 1 million)
  • Split a number into its place value parts
    • In the range 1 to 1000000
    • For decimals up to 2 decimal places (e.g. 2.5 is 2 and 5 tenths)
  • Split a decimal up in a non-standard way (e.g. 3.2 can be 2 and 12 tenths)

Burns Ceilidh

A massive thank you to the PSA Events team for a wonderfully fun evening with lots of dancing! Thanks also to Ceilidh Kids for keeping us right with the steps. Thanks to everyone that came along and supported the family event.

Burns Assembly

 

 

We started our day off being with Mr Whitmore piping in the playground. We then all danced to Strip the Willow with parents and friends cheering and clapping us on. Thanks to Sean from Central DJs for providing speakers to allow us to have a fabulous big ceilidh.

 

Our Burns assembly

Our Nursery class sang Three Craws.

 

Primary 1 class sang Katie Bairdie.

Our Primary 1 finalists were: Jonny, Stanley, Freddie and Matilda (absent)

 

Our Primary 2 finalists were: Anoushka (not photographed) and Jamie

Our Primary 2/3 finalists were: Sonja and Carter

 

Primary 3 sang a Gaelic song.

 

Our Primary 3 finalists were: Ronnie and Elian

 

Some pupils from Primary 4 sang a song.

 

Our Primary 4 finalists were: Elizabeth and Abigail

 

Ella (Primary 5) sang Loch Lomond

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Our Primary 4/5 finalists were: Rebecca and Sadie

 

Our Primary 5 finalists were: Olivia and Benjamin

 

Our Primary 6 finalists were: Flora and Samuel

 

Calum M (Primary 7) played his violin

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Our Primary 7 finalists were: Kirsten and Rosie

 

Primary 7 have been reading Tam O’Shanter and have written play scripts based on the story. Some Primary 7 pupils acted out Oskar’s play script in our assembly.

 

The Brett family, Elsa (am nursery), Daphne (P2/3), Benjamin (P5) and Rosie (P7) performed a dance for us.

 

There was a surprise act was our staff act. They performed two of Rabbie Burns poems.

 

 

 

The winners

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A big thank you to Mrs Metcaffe, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Cowie who judged our Scottish recital competition. They had a very tough job!

The winner from the Primary 1 to 3 category was Jamie, Primary 2.

The winner from the Primary 4 and 5 category was Benjamin, Primary 5.

 

The winner from the Primary 6 and 7 category was Samuel, Primary 6.

 

We finished off our assembly singing Auld Lang Syne.

 

Stockbridge Counts – Sequencing & ordering

OUR CURRENT FOCUS ACROSS THE SCHOOL IS SEQUENCING, ORDERING, NUMBER LINES AND EQUIVALANCES

From Tuesday 9th January to Friday 9th February

What will this look like for my child?

Sequencing & ordering within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)

Sequencing numbers

  • In the range 1 to 10 (e.g. 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • In the range 1 to 20 (e.g. 9, 10, 11)

Place a number on a number line

  • In the range 0 to 10
  • then 0 to 20
  • then 0 to 30

Estimate where a number goes on an empty number line

  • in the range 0 to 10
  • then 0 to 20

Sequencing & ordering within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)

Sequencing numbers

  • In the range 1 to 100 (e.g. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52)
  • On the decade within and beyond 100 (e.g. 370, 380, 390, 400, 410)
  • Off the decade (e.g. 23, 33, 43, 53, 63) to 100 and then to 1000
  • Going up in hundreds (e.g. 600, 700, 800)
  • In multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10

Ordering numbers

  • In the range 1 to 100 (e.g. 7, 13, 70, 88)
  • In the range 1 to 1000

Place a number on a number line

  • In the range 1 to 100
  • Then 0 to 1000

 

Estimate where a number goes on an empty number line

  • In the range 1 to 100
  • Then 0 to 1000

Sequencing & ordering within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)

Sequencing numbers

  • In the range 1 to 1,000,000
  • Including integers

Ordering numbers

  • In the range 1 to 100000
  • With a decimal part (e.g. 2.4, 2.71, 2.9)
  • Including simple fractions (using pictorial representations to help if necessary)
  • Including integers (within a real-life range)

Place a number on a number line

  • in the range1 to 1000 and beyond
  • with decimal parts (e.g. place 7.62 on a number line from 7.6 to 7.8)
  • with positive and negative numbers (within a real-life range)

Estimate where a number goes on an empty number line

  • in the range1 to 1000 and beyond
  • with decimals (e.g. estimate where 2.65 goes on an empty number line starting at 2 and ending at 3)
  • with simple fractions (e.g. estimate where ⅓ goes on an empty number line starting at 0 and ending at 1)
  • with integers (within a real-life range)

End of Term Notices

Only 3 days to go…

Parent Pay

There are currently 71 outstanding payments for the Christmas Show. As you are aware we are not able to provide enrichment opportunities such as these for your children if we do not recoup  the costs.  Please make this payment on Parent Pay before the end of term. Many thanks to those of you who provided an extra donation for those who may find it difficult to contribute.

Lunches

Please order your lunches for the first week of the new term by midnight tomorrow.

Christmas Carol Concert – THURSDAY

Our end of term Christmas Carol Concert will begin at 1.45pm at Stockbridge Parish Church.  Following the Concert, please allow the children to return to school with their class where they will be dismissed at their usual time.  Please can all children come to school in full school uniform but bring something Christmassy to wear to the church such as a Santa hat or a piece of tinsel.  All parents are warmly invited to attend.

Final Day

School will finish at 12, midday on Friday 22nd December. School staff also finish at this time and as such it is very important that children are collected promptly.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all parents a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I look forward to seeing the children return refreshed from the Christmas break on TUESDAY the 9th JANUARY.

 

Best wishes,

Faye Calder-Kelly

Headteacher

Nursery visit Life Care

Today the morning nursery class visited the LifeCare Centre to perform our Christmas show for the service users. Everyone tried really hard to remember all their dances, songs and actions. We finished off our performance with some Christmas songs and chatted to some service users about what we were hoping to get from Santa for Christmas. All of the staff were very proud of the children. Well done!