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A Special Visitor.

Yesterday we had a visit from David the Paramedic. Primary 345 have been learning all about what to do in an emergency and Miss Bremner very kindly organised for a real life First Responder to come in and talk to us.

David came and spoke to all of the classes. He told us all about why it is important that we know basic first aid skills and how they could save someone’s life. He taught us who to phone if we come across someone unconscious, how to check if a person is breathing and how to put them into the recovery position whilst we wait on an ambulance to come. He also taught us how to perform CPR if the person is not breathing. I think we all agreed that CPR is hard work!

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Learning in P567

Amazing board of discussions from our Fractions Choral Count today! I presented the class with the black fractions on a blank page and then we got to work with our colours. Some fantastic learning pulled out from something so simple ๐Ÿ‘ A lot of patterns discovered and linking fractions to whole numbers with some even linking to times table knowledge and decimals. Blown away ๐Ÿ˜Š The class worked in pairs to complete the task themselves before we collated everything on the board to share and discuss.
We have been learning about perspective in our art work this week. Check out our fab Titanic drawings where we had a go at putting perspective into practice. Don’t they look like they are coming towards us!
Fractions counting collections turned out fantastically. Groups were given a bag of shapes and explained that the hexagons were worth 1 and then asked them to count out the whole bag. It took a minute of two for them to realise my cryptic clues but they made some fantastic fractions connections ๐Ÿ‘
Finished results. Some great understanding of patterns and shapes fitting together and was a nice introduction to our fractions topic today. Brilliant to see the children proving their shapes were hexagons by comparing to the hexagon and checking for equal shapes.

Character inferences today. Pick adjectives to describe the character and back it up with evidence from the chapters read so far.
French Calendar Learning. After completing a couple of intense Blooket Quizzes online to practice our French days of the week and months of the year we played some connect 4. We had to translate the English date to French before we could place our counters.
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Funding for Milton

I am absolutely delighted to share that thanks to the effort of a Parent Council Member for writing to the Councillors and the sad picture of our pupils attached to it, Milton Community is to receive ยฃ28 000 of play equipment for a Park. A great example of how Parent Council discussions and Community Partnerships can lead to such positive outcomes.

https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/14395/easter_ross_members_agree_to_fund_important_community_resources_from_its_place_based_investment_fund

All we know at the moment is what is attached in the link above. This is something that will be discussed with Councillor Louden at our Parent Council Meetings.

Super news and addition for our Milton Community.

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Duty of Candour

Please find our Duty of Candour report attached.

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Enrolment

Enrol your child for school:

Itโ€™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 โ€“ 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 โ€˜succeedโ€™ 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. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฒ

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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 doesnโ€™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.