Parents are asked to complete survey below ;
Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and NSPCC Scotland are working together to design a city wide campaign on neglect. As part of this we are keen to develop a better understanding of what parents in Edinburgh understand by the term neglect, what they would do if they suspected a child was being neglected and where families access support with parenting. We have created a short survey to do this, which should take between five and ten minutes to complete. By completing this survey, you are helping us ensure that the final campaign will be relevant to all families and contribute towards keeping all children in the city safe. Closing date for responses is 18 March.
Parents & Carers Programmes, Activities & Groups Booklet-North East Edin
Please see below the latest updated Programmes, Activities and Groups Booklet for Parents and Carers in North East Edinburgh issued by Parent & Carer Support, Schools and Lifelong Learning, Communities and Families, East Neighbourhood Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DS.
The most recent booklet can always be downloaded from www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs
The booklet is currently updated twice a year in January and August.
Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is now in Castleview Primary School.
This service operates within 14 schools in Edinburgh so far, and helps families access free, confidential and impartial advice on housing, finances and welfare rights – offering the convenience of working from your school. Home visits can be arranged when appropriate.
Every year, around £81 million worth of benefits are unclaimed in Edinburgh. CHAI aims to maximise income, address any money problems and ultimately reduce the educational attainment gap between higher and lower income households.
Kirsteen Wishart, Advice Worker, is available to make appointments for families. Appointments can be arranged either through the school office or by contacting Kirsteen directly on 0131 442 1009.
This week we launched our final Building Resilience unit. This unit is called ‘Expect the Unexpected’. In this unit, we explore how we cannot protect ourselves from change (no matter how much we would like to) as it is part of life. Sometimes change can be a positive experience and sometimes it brings with it, disappointments, difficulties or loss. In this unit we will be learning that:
– Change is a part of life
– It’s ok not to be ok
– I have learnt ways to look after my mental health
We will reflect on the 10 tools we have been learning about over the past three years. We know how to look after our physical health by doing things like brushing our teeth, excercising and trying to make healthy food choices. However, we must also ensure we are looking after our minds. The ten tools we have been learning about help us do just that. We should practise using these tools regularly.
It is a relevant week to launch our final unit of Building Resilience as this week is Mental Health awareness week. The theme for 2019 is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies. This links to our ‘Respect Yourself’ unit.
Here is a little Update about what P2 got up to before the Easter holidays:
We continued learning about Our Community and invited local firefighters into school to tell us all about their role in keeping us safe. We learned a lot and even got to try using the hose!
We invited our parents and careers into school to our Reading Collective event. We read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ 🐛 then played games and did crafts all about the content of the story.
We were happy to welcome some visitors into our classrooms last term. Angela from Changeworks taught us all about recycling and how important it is for our planet, she also took us on a litter pick in our playground to help us take action. Fran from the Seabird Centre taught us all about plastic pollution and ways we, and others, can try to combat it.
We continued our Young Readers project last term by gifting our first book – thank you to the primary 5s for helping us to read and enjoy them!
Primary Engineer – Leadership Award
“If you were an engineer, what would you do?”
We answered this question by thinking of a problem we face in our lives and designing a product which could solve it. We entered our work into Primary Engineer’s competition, there are a few examples below.
Play and Learning
Of course, we learned a lot last term through play and classroom activities too!
Primary 3 did a super job hosting their open afternoon for parents and carers today. They showcased their Ancient Egyptian artwork, performed a song and a dance and sampled some food that would have been popular during Ancient Egyptian times!
Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to attend and thank you for the positive feedback about the afternoon.