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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 12โ€”23 October 2020. Lunchboxes and Activity Packs will be available for pickup between 11amโ€”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 Councilโ€™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

INSET day reminder

Just a quick reminder that the school is closed to children on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th September for staff INSET training.

School will re-open for pupils on Wednesday 16th September at the normal times. We discussed this with the children during our weekly assembly today.

Hope you all enjoy the long weekend and fingers crossed for a bit of sunshine.

Best wishes,

Miss Jamieson

Highland Shinty Sessions

Please see the attached flyer for information on Highland Shinty Sessions held at Bught Park. These are held on either a Wednesday or Saturday.

If interested contact information is at the bottom of the flyer.

New website

Hi everyone

At Inshes Primary School we are currently working on changing our website from this to another. Our class blogs can already be found on our new website which we will slowly transfer to over the next month. We are aiming for our new site to be fully operational from after the October Holiday, by which point this site won’t be used anymore.

As mentioned above the class blogs are already live on our new site which can be found by following this link: https://sites.google.com/millburnacademy.org.uk/inshesps

You have the option to subscribe to our new site and get regular updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are having difficulty finding our new website.

Have a look at what the children have been working on!

Last week we shared what P1 and P2 have been doing since returning to school. This week we are sharing more photos to show what P3-P7 have been doing in class. As you can see they are working hard on lots of different activities. We have been making the most of the dry weather and you can see lots of their learning has taken place outdoors. Have a look at the pictures below ๐Ÿ™‚

P3 have been very busy with their Outdoor learning and shadow art work! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚
Primary 4 have been busy creating “Thinking Me” portraits to show their likes and interests.
P4/5 were working on their place value with natural materials.
P5 taking part in their healthy hearts outside.
Look at P6A’s beautiful art work. They have been looking at different character qualities. These are super ๐Ÿ™‚
P6B have been taking part in lots of fun games in their PE lessons. They have been developing their fitness as part of their Health and Wellbeing.
P7B class outside in the playground

P7A have been working hard in their maths work. They have been learning about 2D shapes using specific vocabulary and understanding that the radius is half of the diameter.

Updated advice from Scottish Government for symptoms of illness in children

Please see the latest advice from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Governement. This supersedes the information on the flowchart issued last week.

School Lunches

Good news – our partition in the hall has now been fixed ๐Ÿ™‚

From Wednesday 2nd September we will also be able to have hot meal options served in the canteen as well as children choosing to bring in their own packed lunch.

There are a few menus on the Highland Council website so please follow the link below for the one we are using at the moment.

http://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/file/22691/temporary_primary_hot_and_cold_lunch_options

If you are paying money in for school dinners please make sure the envelope the money is in has your child’s name and class clearly labelled. This just helps Donald and the catering team in the kitchen process all the money coming in.

We have been so impressed with how well the children are following these new canteen routines – particularly our new P1 children! We continue to have a staggered lunch with nursery starting in the canteen next week. Second sitting – P1s come up in their classes, then P2, then P3 and P3s of P3/4. For the third lunch sitting we have P7 starting this week, then P6 classes, then P5, P4/5, P4 and P3/4. Next week it will be P4s and P5s that will have lunch first as we take it week about.