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P3C Loose Parts – Monday 17th May

This Monday afternoon P3C will have access to the Loose Parts equipment in the woodland area of our playground. This is a great opportunity to develop exploration through imaginative play. The class really enjoyed exploring and experimenting with the loose parts last year

Loose parts are open ended resources for play, which can be put together, taken apart, moved and coordinated in various ways, and which allow the freedom of motivation to play, which is child led, imaginative and creative. Loose Parts play allows the opportunity to identify and assess risks within resources and various types of play. It allows experience of problem solving, teamwork, negotiation and co-operation, all while nurturing the development of self-confidence and physical skills like agility, balance and co-ordination.

There is a chance that children will get muddy whilst using this equipment – especially if it rains throughout the day. It would be best if your child comes to school in warm and older clothes on today which you don’t mind getting muddy.

Apologies for the later notice.

Thanks, Mr Campbell

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Buckstone’s Got Talent

BUCKSTONE’S GOT TALENT 

Calling all singers, comedians, dancers, gymnasts, magicians, jugglers and anyone else who has a talent they would like to share! If your child would like to take part, please record them performing their act and then upload the video to Teams by Tuesday 4th May. There is a folder marked Buckstone’s Got Talent under Files in our class Team. We will watch all the entries from P3C in class and will vote for our favourite. The two acts with the most votes will go to the student leaders who will then choose their 6 favourite acts from the whole school. The final takes place on the week beginning the 10 May and will be judged by external judges. 

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Race for Life – 1 week to go!

Hello Buckstone Primary School!

Only 1 week to go before our Virtual Race for Life Event! Thank you to everyone for joining in, waving, supporting the event, training, and the FABULOUS amount of money raised so far! 😊 It is absolutely amazing! Thank you so much everyone who has shared the link and donated!!!

Some information for Race Day:

  • Back signs: These will be handed out at school next week to wear on Race Day, You can write on these who you want to run Race for Life for – or you can write Buckstone Primary School.  
  • Registration: No one needs to sign up or register for the event, the whole school is signed up!
  • Medals: Please complete the Form which you can access on the link below to indicate that your child has taken part. We will then hand out the medals the following week to all children that have joined in. (Please note this Form will open on Saturday 20th March and will close on Wednesday 24th March)

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xCL8ounseUFGom2VYABhTTRUN0I5MFY4OFBITjFPRzRBQVcwSFNOR1pXSC4u

  • Donations: All donations can be made by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page (this can be shared via phone, social media and email).
  • Race Day: Saturday 20th March – all families to run their own route and distance of their choice. Please do not meet up to run with other families, we must all still follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Photos: If you would like to share photos of your child / family out on Race Day please upload them to the following locations:
    • Nursery & P1: Please email in to Buck Admin with the subject “Race for Life”.
    • P2-P7: please upload the photos to your Race for Life Channel on Teams.

Enjoy training and good luck on Virtual Race Day!!! 😊

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/buckstone-primary-school

Financial Support and Advice (Government and other institutions)

Financial Support and Advice

Financial Support and Advice (Government and other institutions)

Financial Support available to families with young children from Social Security Scotland

Please find below a message from Social Security Scotland:

We thought it may be of interest to the parents/carers of the children you care for to provide some information on the financial support available to families with young children.

The new Scottish Child Payment (£40 every four weeks for eligible children under six) starts on 15 February and we are encouraging parents to apply now.

https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment/

For those eligible for the £250 Best Start Grant School Age Payment we are reminding parents that the current application window – for children born between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016 – will close on 28 February even for those who have deferred entry.

There are also the Pregnancy and Baby Payment and Early Learning Payment that may also be relevant for to some of your families.

https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

City of Edinburgh Council

Any individual who needs support due to hardship, can contact:

– Vulnerable Support Line on 0131 200 2388

– Scottish Welfare Fund on 0131 529 5299.

Scottish Government Payments:

• Early Learning Payment £250 help for eligible families with a child between 2 and 3½ years

• Pregnancy and Baby Payment £600 for first child or £300 help for eligible families with cost of pregnancy or having a new child

• Food Payment £17 every four weeks for eligible families during pregnancy and for every child under three to spend on healthy foods.

To find out the support you may be eligible for visit http://www.mygov.scot/beststart or call 0800 182 2222

Scottish Welfare fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes.

Scottish Welfare Fund on 0131 529 5299 ( City of Edinburgh Council)

You can apply for a: · Crisis Grant – if you’re in crisis because of a disaster (like a fire or flood), or an emergency (like losing your money or job, or an unexpected expense) · Self-Isolation Support Grant – if you’ve been asked to self-isolate by Test and Protect because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will lose income as a result https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/scottishwelfarefund https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund/

Further help with money problems

You can also get general advice for your money problems from (websites links): · Money Talk Team – get help to make sure you’re claiming everything you’re entitled to and advice to help you make the most of your money · Scotland’s Financial Health Service – find information and advice on debt, managing money, housing, homelessness and ethical lending · National Debtline – get free, confidential and independent debt advice on 0808 808 4000 · Citizens Advice Scotland – visit your nearest bureau to speak to somebody face-to-face, or call 0845 450 0351 · Shelter Scotland – call the free helpline for housing advice on 0808 800 4444 · Money Advice Scotland – find details of agencies that give independent financial advice

Changeworks

Fuel billing and debt support for households contact https://www.changeworks.org.uk/what-we-do/energy-and-fuel-poverty/fuel-poverty-services/refer-clients-to-fuel-poverty-services

Contact Aidan Tracey 0131 539 8640, atracey@changeworks.org.uk, http://www.changeworks.org.uk

Citizens Advice Edinburgh Online

Advice and support at:

https://www.citizensadviceedinburgh.org.uk/get-advice

Tel 0131 510 5510

CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative)

Currently offering a telephone consultation service. To book a phone appointment call 0131 442 2100 or email chai@chaiedinburgh.org.uk

Maximise!

Help with: Income maximisation, Employability support, Family support, Money advice, Welfare rights, Housing advice. You can contact Maximise via: Tel: 0131 442 2100 http://www.chaiedinburgh.org.uk

Family and Household Support

Can offer support and advice with family relationships, parenting, mental health and well-being, employment and learning, housing options and neighbour disputes. Help with accessing food banks, debt, budgeting, welfare benefits, applying for grants, funding or furniture. southwest.familyandhouseholdsupport@edinburgh.gov.uk

Float Trust

Small grants to help with essential costs for people in need, who have been refused a Crisis Grant. Bus tickets can be provided to organisations to help clients access essential services such as attending appointments, interviews, attending support groups. Referral should be made by a professional. http://www.float.scot/

Home Energy Scotland

Free and impartial advice for anyone worried about energy bills. Home heating and energy use will be affected by people staying home to avoid picking up the Coronavirus. If you’re worried about your energy bills or struggling to stay warm at home, you can contact them. Advisors are briefed with the latest information from energy suppliers and from the Scottish Government, and they are up to date with any new developments. Advice is free, impartial and funded by the Scottish Government. Phone 0808 808 2282 to chat to a friendly advisor – calls are free and we’re available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Or request a call back on our website: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/home-energy-scotland/lets-talk

People Know How

Computer Delivery project to provide refurbished computers and devices to those who need help staying connected in Edinburgh. Those who are self-isolating, home-schooling, on low income or would benefit for any other reason are eligible to apply. For more information please email contactus@peopleknowhow.org

The Advice Shop

Tel 0131 200 2360 anytime Mon-Fri and leave a message. A return call will be made within 2 hours or email advice.shop@edinburgh.gov.uk https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/benefits-grants/advice-shop

Turn2us Edinburgh Trust Response Fund Relating to COVID-19

People who have lost their income because of the Coronavirus and are struggling financially may be eligible for a one-off crisis grant towards essential living expenses. For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Edinburgh-Trust-Response-Fund-for-Covid-19

Food bank

Edinburgh Food Project

Following the First Minister’s announcement 04/01/2021 – to protect the health and wellbeing of our volunteers and clients, and to make sure that we can continue to provide a vital service during the COVID pandemic, we will be once again temporarily moving to a delivery service with effect from Friday 8th January. The delivery service will be available within the Edinburgh City Council boundaries. Foodbank CLOSURES, from 08/01/2021, include: South Queensferry, Pilton, Clermiston, Grassmarket, Broughton, Prestonfield and Craigmillar.

Tollcross will remain OPEN Monday 2pm-4pm and Thurs 10am-12noon, Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, EH3 9BP.

Referrals received by 4pm (day 1), will be delivered the next working day (day 2). Referrals after 4pm (day 1) will be delivered the day after the next working day (day 3).

How to get a food voucher: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/emergency-food/food-vouchers/

Buckstone Primary School, February 2021

Family Support (Community and Beyond)

Family Support

Family support (Community and beyond)

Fairmilehead Church: Box of Blessing

Fairmilehead Parish Church has set up a food support initiative: Box of blessing. To receive a box you can directly contact Cheryl Cmckellaryoung@churchofscotland.or.uk. This is information is totally confidential and Cheryl (Rev Cheryl McKellar-Young) will drop off the box for you (no questions asked and no church connection needed). You would need to stay locally. You can also leave a message on the Church Facebook page.

Children 1st

A very useful website for parents and families:

https://www.children1st.org.uk/

If you live in Scotland call 08000 28 22 33 free, browse our website for advice and support, or start a webchat.

https://www.children1st.org.uk/help-for-families/parentline-scotland/

You can talk to them seven days a week

· Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm

· Sat-Sun, 9am to noon

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P3C Loose Parts – Monday 1st Mach

On Monday afternoon P3C will have access to the Loose Parts equipment in the woodland area of our playground. This is a great opportunity to develop exploration through imaginative play. The class really enjoyed exploring and experimenting with the loose parts last year

Loose parts are open ended resources for play, which can be put together, taken apart, moved and coordinated in various ways, and which allow the freedom of motivation to play, which is child led, imaginative and creative. Loose Parts play allows the opportunity to identify and assess risks within resources and various types of play. It allows experience of problem solving, teamwork, negotiation and co-operation, all while nurturing the development of self-confidence and physical skills like agility, balance and co-ordination.

It is likely that children will get muddy whilst using this equipment – especially if it rains at the weekend or on Monday morning (it’s not forecast but that could easily change!). It would be best if your child comes to school in warm and older clothes on Monday 1st March which you don’t mind getting muddy.

Have a great weekend 🙂

Thanks, Mr Campbell

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Race for Life / PE

Happy New Year Buckstone Primary! I hope you have all had a lovely holiday.

The following PowerPoint has information about our upcoming “Virtual Race for Life” event on 20th March. It includes ideas for keeping active during lockdown and training for Race for Life (as we can’t train together at school at the moment…) such as training apps, Joe Wicks and Coach Gomez. Be careful if you go out walking or running at the moment as it is very cold and slippy!

The following link is for our Race for Life page:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/buckstone-primary-school

Hope you enjoy training and can join in with our Virtual Race for Life Event!

Mr Campbell

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P3C Blog 18/11/20

We finished reading Charlotte’s Web this week. It has been the class’s favourite book this year. It’s an exciting and engaging read that made us laugh, cry, happy, sad and excited! We completed book reviews for Charlotte’s Web and made baby spider parachutes for outdoor learning.

For numeracy we have been practising the subtraction strategies we have learned. We have also been converting analogue to digital times. There are no hands on a digital clock and we need to remember that on a digital clock it always shows the hours first and then the minutes.

We played two new and exciting games in PE this week: “Steal the Presents” and the “Rock Paper Scissors Race”.

Thursday was our Christmas PARTY! The class looked fantastic and had a great time dancing and playing games in the gym hall!

Highlights of Week:

“Testing the baby spider parachutes was really fun!”

“The party was awesome!”

“We liked playing the games at the Christmas party!”

“The Christmas party was lots of fun I really liked playing corners!”

“I liked playing musical statues”

“I enjoyed playing steal the presents game in PE”

“I liked the rock, paper, scissors game in PE”

“I really liked the Christmas Quiz!”

Have a great weekend! One more week to Christmas Day!!!