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Portmoak Life Learning Plans Aug-Dec 2017

Hot off the press! As you know, we are continually looking for ways that we can improve the learning experience for our children. As a result of feedback from parents and through last year’s quality assurance visit in school, we have been developing new learning plans that can tie in with the Learner’s Journey Jotters […]

Welcome Back!

A warm welcome to our new P1 pupils and their families and welcome back to our pupils and families from P2-7. We have had a great couple of days already this term as the children settle into school life with their new teachers. It is great to see such high standards of uniform throughout the […]

Dalguise 2017 financial statement

Financial Statement Name of Trip ________________________________________________ DALGUISE Date of Trip _________________________________________________ May-17 Income £ Expenditure £ paid by pupils 3500 destination 3136 __________________ Bank in interest 0 Bus 195.52 use of other funds 0 Refund 140.00 surplus returned to parents 28.48 __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ 3500 3500 £28.48 divided by 16 pupils  £    1.78 Certified […]

Bounceback

We use a resource in school called Bounceback. It teaches children how to ‘bounce back’ when bad times arrive and gives them a hand to develop their personal resilience. Younger ones learn the BOUNCE acronym. Bad feelings always go way again Other people can help you feel better if you talk to them Unhelpful thinking […]

Parent Workshops 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined us in February for the Parent Workshops. If you missed our information evening you can download our leaflets to read at home. We have also updated our ASN leaflet this year to reflect changes to Council and school procedures – see this below too. Information will be coming out shortly about the Online […]

Scots’ Poetry Competition

Once again we were astounded by the level of participation in the Scots’ poetry competition held to celebrate Burns’ day. There was an incredibly high standard throughout the school however Mrs. Wilson (former Portmoak Headteacher) and Mr. Morgan (Jolly Beggars Burns Club) decided that the winners for each year group were as follows: P1: Jude […]

Parentzone numeracy information

Parentzone is a website for parents and has loads of useful information and resources. Last term Parentzone uploaded a numeracy glossary for parents which you may find to be helpful http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/learninginscotland/curriculumareas/mathematics/glossary.asp?dm_i=LQE,4HCPG,I1OXSJ,GJV14,1

Occupational Therapy (OT) info for parents

Please find link to NHS Tayside new Paediatric Occupational Therapy website which has lots of useful information for children, parents and teachers. http://www.OTCYP.scot.nhs.uk

George Thompson VC update and community invite

We recently received a phone call and letter on behalf of George Thompson’s last remaining sister, Mrs Jessie Millar of Tyne and Wear, who wished to donate to the school a book of Burns poetry that George Thompson had been presented with as a child. The inscription, dated 17th April 1933 (pictured) reads: “Kinross Burns Club. […]

Cluster Prom 2016

Here are a few pictures of our P7s as they met up and headed off to their prom in 2016. I’m sure you will agree they all scrub up rather well and what a lovely bunch they are! Portmoak Festival Committee, supported by P7s at Portmoak PS, organise a prom at the end of P7 […]