Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

***Farm to Fork***


Next week, the whole school will be visiting the Tesco superstore at Inshes to take part in their ‘Farm to Fork’ initiative. The company’s Eat Happy Project will fit in perfectly with our new topic work – and it should be lots of fun too. I have sent out permission slips today. I would really appreciate it if parents could sign and return them as soon as possible. Thanks for your support.


***Go Karting***

Inverness-Kart-Raceway-sliderAs part of our new topic ‘All About Me’, P4-7 pupils will be doing some geography work about how and where we spend our time in the local area. Consequently, I have decided to take this opportunity to introduce the pupils to some of the leisure pursuits that Inverness has to offer. I also think they could inspire some very engaging writing activities – a focus for this academic year. Not only that, I think they will provide some wonderful team bonding experiences for our brand new ‘older’ class (Class 2). The first trip is to Inverness Kart Raceway on Monday. Please return the permission slip sent home today as soon as possible. If any parent is not comfortable with their child attending, the pupil will be able to join Mrs MacPherson’s class for the morning. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our New PE Teacher

Team Daviot welcomed our new PE teacher into school today. It was Mr Scott-Woodhouse’s brother…. Mr Scott-Woodhouse! This made it very easy for the children to learn his name. Ha-ha. Mr S provided a brilliant session for the pupils – and I was so proud to hear that he had never taught such a polite and well-mannered class. He was so impressed. The children were very impressed too; they can’t wait for him to come back next week.

Well Done, Euan!

Euan has made a brilliant start at Daviot Primary School. He has impressed every member of staff with his fabulous effort and infectious personality. Earlier today, he was a tremendous help giving the plants some much needed water in the hot summer sunshine. He obviously has green fingers just like his mum. Well done, Euan!


***School Meals***

Sheila asked me to put a quick post on the blog to remind parents that the price of school meals is £2.30. She also said it would be really helpful if dinner money (for the week) was brought into school on a Monday morning. Thanks for your support.

***Be Aware***

One of the perils of attending a rural school in the Highlands is the prevalence of ticks during the summer months. I have been informed that one of our pupils was recently bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. Lyme disease can be treated effectively if it’s detected early on. But if it’s not treated or treatment is delayed, the symptoms can be very nasty. Many people with early-stage Lyme disease develop a distinctive circular rash at the site of the tick bite, usually around three to 30 days after being bitten. Therefore, it is really important to check your child regularly for bites and associated rashes.

More information can be found by clicking the NHS link below: