Good morning…

…and welcome to Term 2!

We’re really looking forward to having everyone back in with us again today. Please remember that your child can bring an indoor pair of shoes that will now stay in school for term time use. Also, please remember a water bottle for every day use in school. Wrap up warm – it’s set to be a fine day but the breeze is cool. See you all soon!

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Fire alarm at the school

We are really sorry about the ongoing fire alarm during last night and the disruption to everyone in the Milton of Leys community. The facilities management team have been working throughout the day to address the problem.

Thank you to everyone for your patience – we sincerely regret the disruption and as stated below, we trust that with the systems check there will not be a repeat of this issue again.

Here is the Facilities Management team update:

In the early hours of Thursday morning a fault in the biomass boiler triggered the fire alarm in the boiler house. The fire brigade attended but unable to access the school and finding no signs of heat, smoke or fire left the site.  They attended again at just past 6.00am and still found no signs of fire.  The fire alarm was turned off on-site by a member of staff just before 8.00am. The biomass boilers have been shut down until fully inspected by an engineer. This has highlighted a failing in the system which has since been identified and a solution put in place that we hope will prevent this sort of thing happening again, for the foreseeable future.

It is extremely regrettable that this has happened and the team at Milton of Leys Primary School would like to apologise for the disruption through the night to the local community and assure everyone that we have done everything in our power to avoid this in the future.

Happy Holidays!

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On behalf of us all at MOL, I would like to wish everyone a restful, happy holiday. School closes today until Monday 26th October. Today you will have received an email with an end-of-term letter, plus information about a Parent Council fundraiser for over the holidays. Please have a look at the videos below – the first is a whole school celebration of learning since we came back in August and the second highlights some of the school’s recent learning on equity, tying in with the recent Equity Week. Enjoy! Happy Holidays and best wishes to all our MOL families, Mrs Snedden

Health and Well-Being Day

Good morning!

Just a wee reminder that today is our Health & Well-Being Day – a chance to come together and celebrate our learning in Health & Well-Being this term. Pupils are invited to come dressed down in their own sports gear today or come dressed as a sports personality of their choice. Our P7 Health and Well-Being leaders have come up with some ideas for this day which we will enjoy sharing with the whole school community in our end of term wrap-around news. Meantime, we look forward to a fun day in the sun here today!

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Birthday Celebrations at MOL!

Happy Birthday to all pupils who have celebrated their birthdays in August and September. This afternoon we will have birthday bakes, music and party games in class and the ELC to celebrate together. Massive thanks to our chef-in-charge for baking treats for all for this afternoon – it will be great for the children to celebrate together!

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It’s Friday…

…and we have one more week of school before the holidays. What a busy time we’ve had and very glad to have a bonus week ahead for this term!

Please have a look at some of the pictures on this post to show some of the fun and learning in and around the school as we move towards the end of term 1. There’s been a lot of getting used to but we have settled into new routines and enjoying time together at school.

Over the past week, we have had a focus on personal challenge with health and well-being as well as learning about equity, as this has been Equity Week. At Monday’s assembly, pupils will showcase some of their learning in these areas to the rest of the school. We will then showcase this learning to the wider school community.

To celebrate our achievements, we are planning a health and well-being day on Thursday 8th October. There will be different activities in school and we’ll have some fun together. For this, your child can come to school dressed in sports wear for the day and even dressed as an athlete/sports person of their choice! It will be an interesting challenge to work out the sports personalities in our mix that day!

I hope you have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone back in again on Monday.

HWB personal and team challenges
Out and about!
Creativity
Amazing new suits for the wee ones!
Thank you to the Parent Council for helping us to purchase these for our adventures outdoors.
Exploration, STEM and construction in P4/5 and P5
Loving our reading
Working it all out!
Celebrating our learning

Learning through investigation
Imaginative play
Kindness elves arrive
Helping to look after our school
Number ninjas
Problem solving together

Social distancing

We have had concerns reported by parents about social distancing at drop off and pick up times. Please ensure you keep 2m distance between adults who are not part of the same household at all times. As you will be aware this remains a key part of public health advice to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. I will be back in touch before we break up for the holidays with any updates on our safety protocols in line with Public Health Covid-19 guidelines. Meantime, we would appreciate every effort is made to keep socially distanced when dropping off/collecting your child. Thank you.

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Indoor shoes

Good morning! Although today looks set to be a brighter day, the school grounds will still be wet and muddy from the heavy rainfall this week. If you are able to send your child to school today wearing wellies/boots, you are welcome to make sure they have a comfortable pair of shoes (eg trainers/plimsoles – not slippers) that they can change into in class. These shoes will be returned home at the end of each day in your child’s schoolbag. After the October holidays, we will ask you to send your child to school with a pair of indoor shoes which will be kept in school for the term. If you have any questions/queries, please ask. Thank you, Mrs Snedden

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