Whole School Bulletin 27th May 2022

Happy Friday everyone!


A reminder that the school will be closed on Monday 30th May due to a Cheviot schools holiday and also on Friday 3rd June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Reports / Parents Evening

Your child’s end of year report has been sent home today. Please check school bags/homework folders. We are looking forward to seeing you in person next week at our first in-school consultation for over 2 years, to discuss your child’s learning further. Appointments are still available so please contact the school office if you still need to book a slot.

Showbie – an online platform to give you a window into learning

As mentioned in last week’s bulletin, class teachers have been experimenting with Showbie, an App on the iPad that supports learning and teaching in the classroom. Showbie is ‘going live’ which means that you will be able to access your child’s folder. Along with your child’s report, you will have received a letter with details of how to access your child’s learning. Here’s a helpful video to guide you through the sign-up process -‘Showbie – getting families connected’ https://youtu.be/DtaNrr4gts4


Please can we politely request that all toys and cards are kept at home. These are causing increasing disputes both in and out of the classrooms.

Nursery News

This week the children have experienced Scottish weather at its best. We have been jumping in puddles, playing in the rain, made some fantastic kites to fly in the wind and enjoyed snack outside in the sun. In the secret garden the children took part in a number hunt. Everyone worked together showing fantastic interactions and peer support to collect the numbers and then sequence them, everyone was very pleased with their efforts and asked for a photo.

Indoors the children have been playing with the small world trains and animals. There have been some amazing adventures on safari and to the seaside. The social interactions have been wonderful to see along with the creativity shown when creating these fantasy worlds.

Head Lice is an on-going problem within the school and nursery and as the long weekend is coming up we would urge everyone to check their child’s heads as it provides a good opportunity to try and keep on top of the spread of them.

As the nicer weather is coming please can you ensure that you child has a water bottle with them. We will be continuing to attend the secret garden, Wednesday for 2 and 3 year olds, and a Thursday for the 4 year olds, please can you make sure the children have long trousers on as the garden is in full bloom with both wild flowers and stingy nettles!

Enrolment week for eligible 2 year olds – 30 May to 3 June 2022

If your child was born between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021 and you are in receipt of an eligible benefit, you may be entitled to apply for up to 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare. Find out more at: www.scotborders.gov.uk/elc2

Please see attached flyer for more details.

Weekly Learning highlights:

P1 – learning the ‘ch’ sound; thinking about which one doesn’t belong in maths and we went to Floors Castle

P1/2 – We went to Floors Castle; we’ve have been learning about money in maths and we’ve been counting numbers in 10s

P2 – learning about money and the Queens Jubilee; writing about the three rabbits

P3 – doing puzzles in maths; watched a plant video; watched a video about a river

P 3/4 – wheelchair workshop; learning about salmon fishing

P4/5 – art using dots; enjoying writing stations; rescind book

P5 – went on a farm trip; drawing a map for a book; playing soft ball in P.E.

P5/6 – Athletics in P.E.; Farm trip; Go kids Go wheelchair session

P6 – division with remainders; trip to the STEM inspire learning festival; learning about direct speech using macaroni

P6/7 – money in number; P7 did art; P6 went to the STEM inspire learning festival

P7 – learning about the slave trade; playing Rugby in P.E.; creating a design for a van in Civic Week

Some P7s also attended a Basketball festival at Jedburgh Grammar Campus. We had 2 teams entered and both played really well, showing great teamwork and sportsmanship.

Dates for your diary

  • Friday 27th May = End-of-year reports home to families
  • Monday 30th May = School closed. Cheviot schools holiday
  • Wednesday 1st June = Parent consultations
  • Thursday 2nd June = Parent consultations
  • Friday 3rd June = School closed. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend
  • Thursday 9th June = Disco for all P1-7 children organised by the Parent Council – details to follow
  • Wednesday 15th June = Sports Day – details to follow
  • Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd June = P7 3 day visit to Kelso High School
  • Wednesday 22nd June = ‘Meet my new teacher’ – details to follow
  • Friday 24th June = Rag Bag collection – look out for bags coming home soon
  • Monday 27th June = P7 Graduation (PM) – details to follow
  • Thursday 30th June = Last day of term