We are back!

It has been so good getting back to the school building this week! The pupils (and staff!) have done an amazing job of adapting to the required changes and hopefully are finding they can still learn in a caring and fun environment. As a staff we are certainly delighted to have everyone back!

Weekly Update

Happy FRIDAY and it is the last FRIDAY of this term.

This week we have held a whole school Health Week. Health is one of our core curricular areas – it is so important that we are healthy and FIT for LIFE.

The children have had a number of challenges to complete and have kept a food diary so they can see if they have a balanced diet. We were also very lucky to have 2 special guests who were former pupils of Newmore – Tracy from the Shape up Shed and Luke Stoltman, ‘The Highland Oak’ who competes in the Strong Man Competitions.They sent in special videos recorded for us personally – a huge thank you to them for our videos!

Last week we had some Rollercoaster Engineers who did a super job of creating fantastic rollercoasters that had to meet a certain design brief…1m long, 75cm high and have a 360 loop.

Have a super weekend.

Friday 19th June

I cannot believe we are racing to the holidays – a reminder that the school will close for the holidays on Thursday 2nd July. There will be an end of term Assembly in the morning.

 

It has been a busy week and we have had Pupil and Parent Council meetings to share and update where we are with our plans for August so far! Letters detailing which days that the children will be in school come August have been issued to all parents.

 

We have been off on our travels this week – the whole cluster went on a virtual trip to Disneyland. The children created themed activities and I hope that all the children enjoyed it.

 

Next week we have another cluster approach and have a  Health Week planned. We will all be following the same activities which focuses on Health and Wellbeing. Our P7s will be not be doing this as they have a Virtual Transition with Alness Academy where the tasks will be set by the Academy.

Update

Highland Council have now confirmed that Monday 10th August is a holiday, Tuesday 11th August is an Inset Day and the school term will commence for some pupils on Wednesday 12th August with others following throughout the week. Further details about what this will look like will follow in due course. Thank you for your patience while we ensure our plans for the initial return to school are as good as they can be.

We have a Parent Council Meeting on Wednesday where we will be sharing our initial thoughts on how return to school might look.

On Friday for our Family Funky Friday the children were asked to create a self-portrait using natural  materials that they find outside. There are some very strong resemblances…

This week the children are in for a treat and are going on a virtual school trip – stay tuned to see where we are ‘jetting off’ to.

 

Weekly Update

What another fast week it has been, I cannot believe we are fast approaching the Summer Holidays.

This week has been a step in the right direction for us all as I was allowed to return to school to start planning how the school will operate in August and writing the Risk Assessment. Plans are still to be confirmed and the situation is ever changing but please be assured that we are working hard to make it work as best we can. The children will still have to work from home for part of the week but it will be great to have them back in school for at least some of the time.
Next week we are holding Pupil and Parent Councils to be able to discuss the plans and answer any queries that you may have, I can’t promise I can answer them as there are still a lot of unknowns, but I will try my best!
Last week our Family Funky Friday activity was to create a bug or fairy house and what amazing houses were made…click on the pictures to have a close look… Our children and families never fail to amaze me each week with their creations. Super Effort.

School is just far too quiet without you all and I cannot wait to welcome you back in August, albeit not full time but some of the time is better than nothing!

Have a great weekend!