Head Teacher’s Blog 21/01/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

  • I appreciate the effort everyone is making to help the children with their learning at home. I am pleased the videos teachers are sharing are helping parents take on more of a supportive role, rather than a teaching role. Skills are being developed in the live ‘catch up’ chats. Keep up the good effort everyone, it is appreciated by all of us.
  • Well done to Willa in P5C. Their task was to design a Bank Note. I was delighted to see she had added me to her design! Thank you Willa.
  • Some of the children in P6 have created a light display, which is hanging in their classroom window. Clever use of recycled Christmas lights, a hula hoop and a bit of sticky tape. It is called A Circle Of Hope. They do hope you enjoy it if you are out for a walk.
  • Children will focus on ‘Talk Things Over’ as part of their Building Resilience learning. This programme repeats every three years, but the level of knowledge, understanding and skills are updated as the children move from Early to First and Second Levels. This is such a good skill set to master as sure we shall all use them a lot – especially in these challenging times!
  • The Parent Council send their thanks to everyone who took part in the Winter Windows trail. £232 was raised, which will be divided equally between the two charities: Hearts & Minds, and Children 1st.
  • The Parent Council and the City of Edinburgh Council are continuing meetings on the Closure of Roads for Safe Spaces for People. A meeting has been organised for next week between all the groups involved in this.
  • The next Parent Council meeting will be on Wednesday 3 February 2021.
  • Scottish Government announced they will review opening of schools on the 2 February, this means the children will continue learning at home until the February Break on Friday 5 February. We were all disappointed not to be told an exact date for the children coming back. However, if we continue to work together to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus, that may help the NHS save lives and help front line staff distribute the vaccines safely.
  • Once again, I am going to share our thanks to all who work in the NHS, care for others and everyone who is doing all they can in other workstreams to keep essential services open.

If there is anything we can do to help, please contact us via admin@bruntsfield.edin.sch.uk

Kind regards,

Carol Kyle

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