Monthly Archives: November 2019

ASN Support Needs Review of Service: Parent Views

Please can I strongly encourage you to complete the survey via the link below by tomorrow, Wednesday 27th November.

The link below allows you to access the parent survey regarding your views about the future of the allocation of ASN resources.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSSy5X0LzrxkQ5rfNBNQMWJaCUWRiPHdTkZ_LsSMa5edIs3g/viewform

For example, one suggestion is that ASN teacher and PSA hours would be allocated to the ASG instead of individual schools, based on their individual needs. That is, the hours would be shared between Millburn Academy, Milton of Leys Primary, Inshes Primary, Drakies Primary, Crown Primary, Raigmore Primary as well as Daviot and Strathdearn Primaries.

Better still, if you are able to attend the meeting being held at Millburn Academy tomorrow evening from 6pm to put your views directly to the ASN project team. It is my intention to attend the teachers and HTs session at 4pm.

If your child receives additional support at school on any level, can I please ask you to help me gather your child’s views about the support they receive at school, or would like to receive. It is so important that the voice of our young people is heard too. Please email the school with any views/feedback from your child by Friday 29th November.

This is your chance to voice your views, concerns and ideas about what you want Additional Needs support to look like in your child’s school in the future, regardless of whether or not they have a support need at this time.

Please make sure you have your say. We are already feeling the impact of four different ASN teachers over the last two and a half years at Daviot Primary, through no fault of our own nor of the ASN staff.   I cannot guarantee that there will not be further reduction  to PSA hours in the future.

Thank you in advance for your time. I am happy to explore this issue further with parents in the future if sufficient interest is shown.

Mrs Pirie

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSSy5X0LzrxkQ5rfNBNQMWJaCUWRiPHdTkZ_LsSMa5edIs3g/viewform

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Aigas Outdoor visit tomorrow

We are super excited to have some visitors from Aigas Field Centre joining us at school tomorrow .

They will run a session for each class, both lasting around 1hour. These sessions will be outdoors and based around a climate change topic.

ALL children will require suitable clothing for being outdoors. A hooded waterproof/ warm jacket is essential. Hats, scarves and gloves would be an added bonus. 

It’s going to be a super start to our Tuesday!

Class 1 – Week Beginning 18th November

A Scots word hunt, a gymnastics session using the apparatus, Big Writing time, Basic Facts practise, shape activities, tennis coaching and plenty of book sharing and story time! Even though we’ve only had a three-day week, Class 1 have found time to engage in a range of learning opportunities.

Some children have not had guided reading due to the change of timetable for Book Week Scotland, but this will resume next week. Enjoy your long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 25th November.

P1-3 Bags Sent Home

Today, as part of celebrating Book Week Scotland, P1-3 pupils have been gifted a Bookbug or a Read, Write, Count bag. These bags are for your child to keep, share and enjoy!

Each bag has a selection of developmentally appropriate books, games and resources.
Please take the time to read the letter included and to explore the bag with your child. We will look at the texts and activities in school too, throughout the coming weeks.

In the meantime, have fun!

Miss Costa 📚😊

Monday’s Five Star Gold

Yesterday, the whole school had an assembly to kick off Book Week Scotland. Mrs Pirie introduced the theme ‘Blether’ and read us a lovely Scots book called ‘Moose in the Hoose’.

We also welcomed Isaac and Eleanor, our newest members of Class 1 and Class 2. We’re very excited to welcome you to Daviot!

Last but certainly not least, we congratulated Francesca and Duncan on receiving their Five Star Gold Awards.
Francesca earned her award for her positive attitide to her learning and for making pleasing progress in her reading.

Duncan received his award for being kind, helpful and for his respectful attitude towards others. Well done to you both!
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Additional Support Needs – Highland Council Parent Engagement

ASN Engagement DPS

Can I please urge as many of you as possible to follow the link above, to click on the link contained in the letter issued on Friday and complete a survey of parents’ views regarding the allocation of ASN resources.

This is your chance to voice your views, concerns and ideas about what you want Additional Needs support to look like in your child’s school in the future, regardless of whether or not they have a support need at this time.

Please make sure you have your say.

Monday Reminders

1. Come dressed ready for P.E if you can. You can also have your P.E kit on under your normal clothes as it’s rather chilly.

2. Scottish Book Week starts today. Wear something tartan if you wish.

3. Bring in a Scottish book to share with the rest of your class, if you have one. Don’t worry if not as I am sure we will have lots to look at.

4. Homework and lunch money.

We look forward to seeing everyone at 8.45 am.