Visit from the Royal Observatory

A visitor will be in school on Monday 16th of March to talk to children about Space and the up and coming Solar Eclipse. He will work mainly with the Primary 2’s and Primary 7’s as these years have studied space as part of ongoing class work. There will be an opportunity for other pupils to ask questions during a question and Answer session at the end of the day. Lets see what interesting and exciting questions you come up with!!!

Glow

P7b have been learning to use the new Glow in class and we now have our own class Glow page set up.  Encourage your child to log on at home and leave a comment or upload a picture of you working together on homework.

Eclipse

Watch this space… Strathesk are having an eclipse celebration…more details to follow!

Parent Consultations

Just a reminder that parent consultations are taking place this week. Your child will have received an appointment slip with an appointment on Thursday 26th February between 4pm and 6.50pm or Friday 27th February between 1pm and 3.50pm. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need a reminder.

Portraits of our Headteacher

The children in primary 1 have been taking time out of class to draw portraits of our staff for our school website. 3 of the children were given the task of drawing Mrs Donaldson… here are the budding artist showing off their talents.
VD pic

Growth Mindsets

We are looking at the work of Carol Dweck and Growth Mindsets. Below is a link to a video which may help you to understand what Growth Mindsets are and how you could use these techniques with your children at home.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/video/c/video_tcm4565678.asp?strReferringChannel=educationscotland&strReferringPageID=tcm:4-615801-64

GLOW

Over the coming weeks your child will be learning to use GLOW in school and will be given a username and password to allow them access to this secure site. Teachers and pupils will use the resource in the best way to support learning in their classroom. It is a great way of accessing educational support materials, communicating with others and submitting work online.

Ski Trip

Some of our children will be heading to the Highlands for an amazing weekend of skiing this Friday. Hope you all have an amazing trip and a big thank you to Mr Howie and Mr Cameron for arranging the trip. Lets hope there is plenty of snow!

Scots Night

There are still a few tickets left for the big event of the year! Come along and celebrate all things Scottish… This Wednesday night from 6pm.
Tickets £1.00 per child and £1.50 per adult. A great family event with something to suit all ages.