Happy Holidays

We can hardly believe we have been back for 9 weeks as this term has flown in. On behalf of everyone at Inshes I would like to wish you all a happy and relaxing holiday.

On Friday our House Captain Team were given their Rights Respecting Schools booklet. They will be helping to implement and embed the Rights of the Child within our school and with our local community partners as part of their leadership responsibilities.

We were also busy creating the our own ‘Wee Flags for Change’ as part of Global Citizen ship and this was something the whole school was involved in. Many thanks to the P7s for their videos helping to introduce this and also for staff and pupils for taking part. It was lovely to hear about all the small changes pupils are going to try and do during our final assembly of the term. We also really enjoyed seeing each other’s flags and drawings from our Literacy tasks as well. A big thank you to Mr Laurie for putting up these amazing flags in our front foyer. The display is looking really good 🙂 We will continue to add to this next term. You can see pictures of this on our school twitter @inshes_ps or by scrolling down to the bottom of this page to see our twitter feed.

Hope you all have a lovely holiday and we will see you back to school on Monday 26th October.

Best wishes,

Miss Jamieson

Go ByCycle Family Cycling Sessions

The Go ByCycle team is offering FAMILY CYCLING SESSIONS during the October Holidays. 

Please could you fill in the form using the link to show your interest: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15yCOqLB5XCca8Gmt81QQCFloFqnAITaBzDggvRl2W9A/edit

Further information can be found by clicking on the link below

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve got questions.

Thanks a lot and wishing you a good holiday,

Tilia

Alice Masheter (07921843374) Monday – Thursday

Tilia Maas Geesteranus (07922 987188) Monday-Tues-Thurs-Fri

Go ByCycle Project Workers

Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop

1 Crown Avenue, Inverness, IV2 3NF

01463 419956

October Multi Sports

Please click on the link below for information from High Life Highland regarding their October Multi-Sports.

Highland pupils, eligible for free school meals, to receive vouchers if they are asked to self-isolate

Highland pupils, eligible for free school meals, to receive vouchers if they are asked to self-isolate

Highland school pupils asked to self-isolate from school during term time, through Test & Protect, who are eligible to receive means-tested free school meals, will receive vouchers to cover their isolation period.

The Council will automatically pay £15 per pupil per week. Vouchers are paid to P1-3 pupils in receipt of school clothing grants and P4-S6 pupils in receipt of free school meals.

Highland Council’s Welfare Support Team can support low income families who may be eligible to apply but have not already claimed free school meals and school clothing grants.

They can be contacted on 0800 090 1004 or by email to welfare.support@highland.gov.uk

Chair of Highland Council’s Education Committee, Cllr John Finlayson, said: “It is crucial that we support those in our community who will undoubtedly find it a struggle if their child is asked to self-isolate at home due to COVID-19.”

“I hope that the support these vouchers provide will offer some reassurance to families that they are not alone during this very challenging time. The right support in the right places has never been as important as we continue to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We know that school meals are often the most nutritious meal some children eat during the day and self-isolation would only exacerbate those hardships.”

“I very much welcome this news, as I am sure do the families who will benefit from it.” 

Inverness Shinty October Camp

Round up of week 8

Lovely to have the sunshine with us on Friday after the past two days of rain! The children have enjoyed being outside doing a range of different activities in their classes.

We put a quick email out to all parents yesterday just to remind everyone about waterproof clothing as we head into the colder/wetter weather. A change of shoes/socks is also really helpful.

We have postponed our individual photos that were due to take place at the end of term (next week) until next term. Further information will follow when we have new dates for these.

Continued thanks to parents/carers for maintaining the 2m Social Distancing during pick up and drop off. Thank you for also arranging alternative pick up/drop off points for the older children. This has really helped ease congestion within the school grounds and your support with this is much appreciated.

I can hardly believe we are about to start week 9, our final week of term 1! I hope you all have a lovely weekend. 🙂

Kind regards,

Miss Jamieson

Round Up of Week 7

I can’t believe we are at the end of week 7 already! This term is flying by. We have again been lucky with the weather this week and have been outside for lots of different activities. However it is definitely getting a bit colder. Please can you make sure your child has a jacket with them each day. If all clothing could be labelled that would also be really helpful when we we are trying to locate the owners of missing jumpers etc! 🙂

A class termly newsletter has been posted on each class blog to inform you about the learning that has been taking place since we have returned to school. Class blogs will also be updated regularly so please make sure that you are able to access these. Please let us know if you have any problems.

The children coming in to school via the different/gates doors in the morning seems to be working well and I really appreciate the Social Distancing that I am seeing on the path and the fact that older children are then walking in by themselves. This helps to keep us all safe and minimises the number of contacts.

Miss Strath and the children have been creating some fantastic art work over the past few weeks. Here is a selection for you to see:

Wishing you all a good weekend.

Take care,

Miss Jamieson

Inverness Cathedral Lunch Club in October holidays

The Inverness Cathedral Lunch Club will run from 12—23 October 2020. Lunchboxes and Activity Packs will be available for pickup between 11am—1pm, 3 days each week of the holiday (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) at Kenneth Street Halls, Inverness.

This is a free service for children and upon arrival they will also be offered access to the School Uniform Bank and Winter Jacket Bank.

Families should contact The Highland Council’s Welfare Support Team to register -all children must be registered to ensure Health and Safety/Covid-19 regulations are met and to advise of any dietary or allergy requirements.

Freephone: 0800 090 1004E-mail: welfare.support@highland.gov.uk

Please also see the attached flyer here:

End of Week 6

We have had lots of outdoor learning this week as we make the most of the sunny weather. We have had lots of outdoor play experiences as well as numeracy and literacy outdoors. We also had a special outdoor quiz on Friday organised by P7 for the P4s and P5s and P6s and P7s. We certainly couldn’t have chosen a better day for it. Thank you P7 children and staff – we all really enjoyed it.

The whole school was also excited to see the Spitfire on Thursday as it circled over Raigmore and travelled back to the airport along the Moray Firth. This was to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and also to thank the NHS. Some of the classes made posters to show their support. Here are some photos below:

We hope you had a lovely weekend and were able to enjoy the lovely weather.

Just a reminder that tomorrow Monday 21st September is Flu immunisation Day. The immunisation Team will be visiting each class tomorrow.

Inshes Wheeled Sports Facility

Inshes Community Council are hoping to secure funding to build a new wheeled Sports facility at Inshes Park.

They would like to hear the views of the local community and would really appreciate you completing the survey below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FPQMSZ8