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Enrolment

Enrol your child for school:

It’s coming up to that time of year for enrolment. The first enrolment week is for Primary 1: The new school session starts on 16 August 2022.

Primary 1

If your child will be five years of age on or before 28 February 2023, they are eligible to enrol for Primary 1. Enrolment week for Primary 1 pupils will take place from Monday 31 January to Friday 4 February 2022.

If you wish to enrol your child for Primary 1, please do so during enrolment week. The online enrolment form will be available from Monday 31 January 2022.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no face-to-face enrolment in schools this session. If you need any help, please let us know!

Enrolling for Nursery:

Children born between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2020 are entitled to a funded Early Learning and Childcare place.

For Early Learning and Childcare places, enrolment week commences Monday 14 February and concludes on Friday 18 February 2022.

It is so important to get your enrolment forms in as soon as possible as in order to get a space and the hours/days that you would like.

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Internet Safety Sessions

Internet Safety & Online Gaming Awareness – Virtual Sessions For Parents & Families

Invergordon Academy, Park Primary, South Lodge Primary, Newmore Primary and Milton Primary would all like to invite you and your family along to watch 2 virtual sessions aimed at sharing important information on internet safety and online gaming safety. In a world whereby the internet plays a vital role in all that we do we must also be aware of its dangers. The sessions will be available to watch through Microsoft Teams. Please see below for the dates, times and for more information on both sessions:

  1. Internet Safety Awareness Session – Wednesday 9th February @ 6pm – 7.30pm

This session will be looking at online safety and how this relates to young people of all ages as the online world continues to play an even bigger part in their everyday world. This session will look at some of the challenges and issues facing young people within social media and well-known (and some NOT so well-known) apps and find out what is happening across Highland Schools to help keep children as safe as possible. Robert Quigley, Online Safety Officer for Highland Council, will lead this session and will answer any questions that might arise.

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Online Gaming Safety Session – Wednesday 16th February @ 6pm – 7pm

This session will look specifically at the world of Online Gaming and how this is now directly related to the wider online safety agenda. This session will explore some of the most commonly played games to identify some of the themes and challenges that these games present. There will also be a look at how many young people are struggling to avoid the temptation to spend large sums of money in order to ‘succeed’ in these games (Loot Boxes, Skins etc..) as well as looking at resources to keep children safe when playing games that involve chatting to others online. Once again, Robert Quigley, Online Safety Officer for Highland Council, will lead this session and will be on call to answer any questions you might have.

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Christmas Interhouse Challenges

On the last day of each term we have a interhouse challenge. It was of course, Christmas themed today and very competitive. Miss Robinson created a interactive digital Christmas quiz and we then had a snowman drive.

The winning House will be announced at the next assembly.

Everyone here at Milton would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year. 🎅🏻🎁🌲

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Priority Post Box

Priority Post Box

A parent has asked me to make you all aware ….

Milton does have a priority covid post box..it doesn’t come up when you search for it on the Royal Mail website but Milton definitely has one – just incase you were worried about trying to get to Invergordon to send a PCR.

It is down the lane between the shop and the waste ground, towards the pub.

Stay safe!

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Christmas Celebrations

It has been an exciting week of celebrations here at Milton Primary.

On Wednesday we had our Christmas Parties, a HUGE thank you must go to our friends at the Mercat who arranged our snack and a special visitor and present. We are so lucky and the children were absolutely delighted. Thank you to Mairi and her team!

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On Thursday our fabulous cooks, Mairi, Claire and Alison made us the tastiest Christmas Dinner – they really are the best.

Here we are tucking into it…

Milton Primary would like to wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas.

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Festive Letter

The whole school are currently watching a “Festive Letter” performed by Eden Court for every School in Highland to watch seeing as we cannot go to the Pantomime in person this year.

Thank you Eden Court, there are lots of laughs coming from the classrooms. A great way to get into the festive spirit.

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Maths in Action

In Primary 123 we have been exploring early multiplication and division. The children have been working hard to develop their counting in 2s sequence and using this knowledge to help them solve story problems. We have been thinking a lot about how best to represent our working out and how to record how we actually solved the problem rather than simply saying or writing the final answer. We have also been exploring the concept of sharing items equally between groups of 2, 3 or 4 to help with our division skills.

Primary 3/4/5 have been working on multiplication in numeracy. We have been using a story problem approach to allow us to explore a variety of strategies we can use to help us solve problems. The children surpassed Ms Brewer and Mrs Christie’s initial expectations by using a range of strategies such as counting in 1s and skip counting, doubling knowledge and multiplication facts to help them get the answer. We have used some games and practice work in class to help move our learning forward. It’s lovely to see the children’s confidence growing each week with lots of children in the class building on their multiplication facts already.

P567 have been working on their multiplication strategies through story problems and counting collections. We have been trying to use known facts and derived facts to make our solutions more efficient.

Aren’t the children’s recording brilliant?

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Children in Need

The children requested that we participated in Children and Need. They were allowed to come in wearing spots or pyjamas.

Thank you to all who donated, we raised £54.50.

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Help us Play

Last week at our Parent Council Meeting the lack of Play Parks in our community was discussed.

Some of our pro-active members of our Parent Council have decided to apply for some funding to try and provide some new park equipment for the community.

Yesterday we took a walk to be able to take a picture to add to the supporting letter from the Parent Council.

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Inter-house Competition

To celebrate the end of term 1 here at Milton we organised an Inter-house competition. To cater for everyone we tried to include various elements so every child had the opportunity to be successful.

All of this week we had a secret manners challenge operating. Staff were on the lookout for children who showed good manners (but we didn’t tell the children) and awarded points for this. A special mention must go to Leo in Primary 1 who scored 40 points all on his own for his house – Kilmuir.

Each class also produced a piece of artwork which was judged anonymously by Mrs Sellar and Mrs Martin. There were house points awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each class.

The winners of Miss Robinson’s Autumn trees and hedgehogs were:

1st – Alexis

2nd – Shamaya

3rd – Charlotte

The winners of Mrs Christie’s patterned Autumn leaves were:

1st – Kodeah

2nd – Kerrigan

3rd – Norbert

The winners of Miss Crew’s pumpkins were:

1st – Isla

2nd – Kaci

3rd – JJ

We weren’t organised enough to take a photograph of the winners but here’s some finished articles from the classes.

Miss Johnston also did a random uniform check throughout the week. She noted down who was wearing and awarded points accordingly.

This afternoon saw us take part in various sporting activities including: shooting baskets, trying to beat Miss Crew the goalie, throwing the beanbags in the bucket, timed adventure trail, one legged balance, going under/over with a wet sponge and completing a lap of the pitch. House points were awarded based on the numbers scored, the team who took the shortest time and the 1st boy/girl from each year group who completed the lap of the pitch.

Lap of the Pitch winners were:

P7 – Alan & Kaci

P6- Noah & Zofia

P5 – Christopher & Demi

P4 – Mason & Maisie

P3 – Leighton & Lois

P2 – Alfie & Amelia

P1 – Leo & Amy

A special mention must also go to Lois and Eilidh who were the last two children (apart from P6s & 7s) who were able to stand on one leg for 7 minutes for their houses! I only managed to snap a couple of pictures throughout the challenge.

At the end of the day we totalled up the points, taking into account Fruity Friday, SHANARRI Superstars and Hall of Fame awards for the term. The scores on the doors were:

1st – Balnagown with 1000 points.

2nd – Kilmuir with 863 points.

3rd – Logie with 702 points.

Congratulations to Balnagown who will receive their reward next terms when they return providing Mrs Dunnett approves their choice. We will be sure to let you know what it is!!