Living and Growing
This is part of the health and wellbeing curriculum, and focuses on the development of the human body from child to adult. Each curricular level is carefully planned to be age appropriate. The school have a range of leaflets which we will issue nearer the time, but to give you an idea of the content, the following are some of the themes covered, but there is just as much focus on relationships, as physical changes
Early Level (P1-3) looks at life cycles in a general way; physical development from baby to child; difference and similarities and what makes us unique.
First level: (P4/5) How bodies change as they grow (puberty); differences between male and female and names of different body parts
Second level (P6/7) Developing positive relationships; conception and birth; the role of a parent
Staff use a range of resources, mainly the Pan-Tayside curriculum programme used across P&K, Angus and Dundee. We also use films from Channel 4s long running TV programme, which has a mixture of interviews and animations. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. By having both our schools together for this means we have larger class groupings and avoid situations where there may be an imbalance in boy/girl numbers. The children will be split into their groupings reflecting their levels, above.
Please be aware that school meal prices increase to £2.15 (£2.30 in secondary),starting from 17 April. This increase was approved at the Special Council meeting on 22 February.
This charge applies to nursery, primary 4 to primary 7 and secondary pupils unless registered for free meals.
All primary 1 to primary 3 pupils continue to be entitled to receive the school lunch free of charge.
Please remember you can pay online for school meals and I’d encourage you to do so as this supports the school.
Childcare and Family Information Directories
Did you know that the 2017/18 version of the Highland Perthshire Area Childcare and Family Information Directory is available to download from www.pkc.gov.uk/localdirectories.
The directory includes details of a wide range of services, groups and organisations in the local area that we hope will be of interest to families and to professionals working with parents, carers and children.
Forms for free school meals and clothing grants have now been issued. if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, you could be entitled:
- income support;
- Income based job-seeker's allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance;
- Child Tax Credit (but not working tax credit) with a household annual income of below £16,105
- Child tax credit and working tax credit, with a household annual income below £6420
- Support under Part IV of the immigration and asylum act 1999
- Universal credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610
Application forms are available from the office.
A brief reminder that on arrival at school in the morning, all pupils should go to the back play area. Pupils not using school transport should arrive as close to 9 a.m. as possible. and not before 8.40 a.m. Staff are happy to make alternate arrangements on an individual basis if an earlier arrival at school is required. As ever, if the weather is wet, icy or snowy, pupils may come into school on arrival.
It would be appreciated if all parents could ensure that they follow the advice contained in infection control guidelines, which states that if a child has an illness which causes vomiting and/or diarrhoea, the child should stay away from school for a full 48 hours after the last occurrence, to avoid infecting other children and staff. We thank you for your consideration!