Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Wednesday 1.06.22

This certainly has been a short week!

We all have missed Mrs Cross however we have been very lucky to have other teachers helping us. Thank you to Mrs Imrie, Miss Dowds, Miss Wright and Mr Macdonald for helping with our learning this week!

We have very few photos this week, sorry!

Jubilee Party

What a great day Miss Livesy, Miss Wyatt and Mrs Paris organized a fun day for all the school. All children looked lovely on their special clothes.

We did a Jubilee trail around the playground were we found clues for the Jubilee Quiz, we did well!

In the afternoon all school children danced to songs from the seven decades that Queen Elizabeth has reigned. What a fabulous time we had!

We opened a time capsule from 2012 and we put items on the time capsule from 2022!

Literacy

We have learned the sound sw and the tricky word only. We made swans and houses made of sweets (a real temptation for some!).

We wrote letters to Mrs Cross that have been delivered. She is delighted with the effort and the kind words from all the children!

Numeracy

We have continued to work on our numeracy skills through our SEAL programme.

Other areas

On Tuesday we had a music session with Malcolm from the Young Music Initiative. We will have sessions with him for 5 weeks. We also had a dance session with P1W and Miss Wyatt.

This week has been a busy week. Therefore, we have been unable to answer to all the emails. A reminder that following City of Edinburgh Council policy for answering emails we will respond to you within 10 working days or tell you if we need longer.

As we have many queries regarding class allocation for next year we would like to share with you the procedure for setting up groups from City of Edinburgh Council.

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/26695/composite-class-procedure

SELECTING PUPILS FOR CLASSES
Regardless of the type of class, the same selection criteria must be used for all classes in a given school. Head Teachers will use a range of criteria. The selection criteria include:
• Meeting learners needs
• Age (stage appropriate)
• Friendships
• Gender balance
• Exceptional circumstances
Not all the above criteria need to be used but more than one criterion must be used.
The specific criteria chosen will vary across schools, and professional judgment will be used to best meet the needs of learners in individual schools.
There is no appeals process for parents unhappy with decisions.

We hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Mrs de Bonrostro and Mrs Cross