What Makes Crown Unique?

This year a group of pupils from P4 – P7 have been working with children in Nursery – P7, their families and staff to answer the question ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’.

The ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’ group have worked together to create a video to capture Crown Primary School. They’ve done this through writing a clever narrative, creating some super animations and demonstrating some skillful camera techniques.

The video will sit as part of the school’s rationale for children, their families, staff and any visitors we have along the way.

We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Inverness Foodbank Donations

Primary 3CN

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Every day people in the Highlands are struggling to put food on the table. Reasons range from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Highland Foodbank, part of the work of Blythswood Care, provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it is exchanged for a three day emergency food package, complete with suggested nutritious recipes to help them make best use of the food.

Here at Crown Primary, we would like to offer our help. P3 are currently accepting donations to be passed onto the foodbank. Please donate whatever you can, providing the food is not fresh and has a fairly long expiry date. Donations can be dropped off at Miss Carnegie’s P3CN class (classroom 6).

Food items that you could collect include:

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Parent Information Meeting

Date for your diary-

Tuesday 28th February 630pm.

I would like to invite you to a parent information meeting on the above date. This meeting will give us an opportunity to share the progress we are making with our school improvement plan, curriculum rationale and to gain your views on our shared vision, aims and values. We will invite you to take part in our self-evaluation/audit  process by telling us  what impact our improvement priorities have had on your children’s learning. This will inform next session’s School Improvement Plan. Research shows that pupils make better progress when parents and schools work closely together.
See you next week.
Ms MacDonald

Yarl Keegan

To be invited to join the Yarl’s squad at Shetland’s  Up Helly Aa is a once-in-a-lifetime privilege. Our very own Keegan experienced exactly that last month! Keegan’s uncle had waited 15 years to be Guiser Yarl and invited Keegan to join his squad. Very exciting!

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World Book Day – Where’s Wally?

Primary 4

This year World Book Day falls on Thursday 2nd March, and Crown Primary have chosen ‘Where’s Wally?’ as the theme!

We would like as many pupils and staff as possible to dress as this infamous character for the day. While Wally’s regular garb is very much of the red and white striped variety (see below), we would like to open up Wally’s wardrobe and give him some more style options!

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Perhaps Wally is feeling a bit ‘eco’ (green and white stripes), a bit nautical (blue and white stripes), or is having a bit of a ‘Dennis the Menace’ day (red and black stripes). Take your pick, however, the two items he would never give up are his bobble hat and trademark spectacles!

As well as some exciting class based activities (be prepared to move from your regular room) there will be a book swap-a-thon on the day. It’s time to…

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February half term

Just a reminder that there is no school for pupils on Mon- Wed 20-22nd February. Pupils will be back to class Thursday 23rd.

Staff will be involved in training for Developing Numeracy, French, Using Chrome Books In The Classroom or supporting pupils with additional support needs. Also to remind you that the next In-Service day will be Thurs May 4th instead of Monday June 5th. Thank you.

Scottish Government Survey of Early Learning and Childcare

Below is an email sent to me regarding provision for nursery and whether accommodation is appropriate for the number of nursery pupils. This is an ongoing issue for us at Crown and one that the Parent Council are pursuing for us. I would urge you to complete the (very quick) survey…
DESIGN GUIDANCE FOR EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE SERVICES
As part of the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours by 2020, the Scottish Government, in collaboration with Scottish Futures Trust and the Care Inspectorate are developing design guidance for early learning and childcare service providers.
The guidance will relate to the accommodation and the environment they provide. It will be useful for providers when they:
 – consider providing an early learning and childcare service
 – plan for any expansion
 – develop their indoor and / or outdoor spaces
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFSZWCV