Craigievar School

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Operating as usual

25/06/2021

We would like to wish all our families and friends at Craigievar School a very happy holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school, refreshed and raring to go, on Tuesday 17th August.
We thought you would like this photo from sports day (hopefully you'll all be as refreshed as Mr Birch felt!)

We would like to wish all our families and friends at Craigievar School a very happy holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school, refreshed and raring to go, on Tuesday 17th August.
We thought you would like this photo from sports day (hopefully you'll all be as refreshed as Mr Birch felt!)

25/06/2021

Congratulations to our Individual Sports Cup winners who excelled at Sports Day and in other events held during the term.

Congratulations to our Individual Sports Cup winners who excelled at Sports Day and in other events held during the term.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 25/06/2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to our outgoing house captains who have done a super job in what has been a difficult year. They were each given a little engraved trophy as a token of our thanks for all their hard work.

Congratulations to our new House Captains who were given their badges at assembly. We look forward to working with them in August.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 25/06/2021

And the results are in ...

The winners of the Inter-house Football Cup are - The Foxes
The winners of the Overall Sports Shield are - The Pine Martens
The winners of the House Cup are - The Wildcats

The house captains and vice captains of each house were very proud to accept the cups on behalf of their team.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 24/06/2021

The House Teams battled it out in the final 'tug of war' event at Sports Day. Who will win the Sports Cup, the Foxes, the Pine Martens, or the Wildcats? We will find out tomorrow at our End of Term Assembly!

Photos from Craigievar School's post 18/06/2021

The P1-3 class have been making smoothies as part of our health week. They all enjoyed trying the different varieties and used ingredients which included spinach, mango, raspberry, banana, strawberry and blueberry. The smoothies were very colourful!

Photos from Craigievar School's post 18/06/2021

Our Wildlife Garden has had a fantastic makeover during the last few weeks. Thanks to a lot of hard work from staff, parents and pupils, some large shrubs along the fence line have been cut back to let in more light, three areas have been planted out as flower beds and mulched with wood chippings, and bird boxes have been put up in the trees. We are very grateful to Castle Fraser Gardeners who donated some plants, and to Mike Law for giving us some wood chippings, as well as everyone else involved in making this possible by either giving their time or donating plants. We have already seen more bees in the garden, and there is evidence that the bird boxes are in use!

Photos from Craigievar School's post 20/05/2021

This term, the P4-7 class have been learning about electricity with Mrs Robertson. They have learnt how to create a circuit and then used their knowledge to connect a battery and a light bulb, making the bulb light up.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 20/04/2021

Fun in the playground!
The pupils now have a fantastic outdoor mud kitchen in the playground as well as a special area for imaginative play. A huge thank you to our wonderful PSA, Mrs Middleton, and her husband, who created and installed this for the pupils during the holidays.

03/04/2021

What great weather we have had for the start of the holidays. Someone has been very busy potting on lots of plants for the school wildlife garden which we hope to plant out towards the end of April. We are still looking for more plants, so if you have any unwanted plants that you would be willing to donate, please get in touch. We really want to create an area that is fantastic for both wildlife and pupils.

What great weather we have had for the start of the holidays. Someone has been very busy potting on lots of plants for the school wildlife garden which we hope to plant out towards the end of April. We are still looking for more plants, so if you have any unwanted plants that you would be willing to donate, please get in touch. We really want to create an area that is fantastic for both wildlife and pupils.

29/03/2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to Alastair Robertson for making this super fence and gate in our wildlife garden. This has now separated the pond from the main area of the garden, making it safer for the younger children.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Alastair Robertson for making this super fence and gate in our wildlife garden. This has now separated the pond from the main area of the garden, making it safer for the younger children.

26/03/2021

We're going on a bear hunt!
The P1-3 class enjoyed a very interactive story with Mrs Middleton this afternoon, involving lots of musical instruments.

We're going on a bear hunt!
The P1-3 class enjoyed a very interactive story with Mrs Middleton this afternoon, involving lots of musical instruments.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 23/03/2021

Tasty Fractions! The pupils in the P4-7 class made some yummy pizzas which they shared with the younger pupils. In order to have enough for everyone, they used their knowledge of fractions to cut each pizza into the right number of slices.
Meanwhile, the P1-3 class have been busy weighing different things and working out if the item weighed more or less than one kilogram.

19/03/2021

A huge thank you to Mrs Middleton and her small team of helpers who created this wonderful Fairy Land for the P1-3 class during the last lockdown. The children have had a wonderful time using their imaginations to create stories and interact with each other.

A huge thank you to Mrs Middleton and her small team of helpers who created this wonderful Fairy Land for the P1-3 class during the last lockdown. The children have had a wonderful time using their imaginations to create stories and interact with each other.

Photos from Craigievar School's post 05/03/2021

For World Book Day this week, pupils were asked to create a 'book in a box'. They had to think of their favourite book, and then create a scene from the book in a box. Here is a small selection of their super creations - can you guess what books the scenes are from?

26/02/2021

Pupils at Craigievar School are creating a colourful jigsaw to join them all together during lockdown. They have been sending in photos of their personal achievements and fun things that they have been doing over the last few weeks - what a huge variety of activities. Well done to all our pupils for doing so well during lockdown!

Pupils at Craigievar School are creating a colourful jigsaw to join them all together during lockdown. They have been sending in photos of their personal achievements and fun things that they have been doing over the last few weeks - what a huge variety of activities. Well done to all our pupils for doing so well during lockdown!

Timeline Photos 21/02/2021

Timeline Photos

Some children are back in school tomorrow so we might see more of the usual runny noses and colds. Here’s a handy reminder about what to do if your child develops symptoms which you think could be COVID.

05/02/2021

It's a long time since we had snow this deep at Craigievar!

It's a long time since we had snow this deep at Craigievar!

15/01/2021

A huge well done to all our pupils who have raised over £160 for Northsound 1's Cash for Kids!
In December, all the pupils took part in an enterprise project making items to sell to family, friends and the local community, with all profit going to this fantastic charity. They also raised money from a Christmas Jumper day.

aberdeenshire.gov.uk 11/01/2021

Apply for primary one - Aberdeenshire Council

Today is the start of registration week for primary one in Aberdeenshire.

All children who are aged five by February 28th 2022 are invited to register for primary one admission in August.
Parents and carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August should now register their children by completing the online application which can be found at http://www.bit.ly/3r5cuIu

We look forward to welcoming our new P1's to Craigievar School.

aberdeenshire.gov.uk View updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) and council services. A postcode checker has been launched to make it easy to find out what the COVID protection level is where you live. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

08/01/2021

Beautiful photos taken from the field above the school today. Thank you Valerie Stoddart for sharing them.

21/12/2020

Aberdeenshire Council

The registration week for primary one in Aberdeenshire will take place from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15. All children who are aged five by Tuesday, Febuary 22, 2022 are invited to register for primary one admission in August.

Parents and carers of those children due to commence attendance at school in August should now register their children for the appropriate local primary school.

To register for a primary school place, for a school within your catchment area, please complete the online application which can be found at http://www.bit.ly/3r5cuIu from Monday, January 11.

It is usual practice for children to attend their local catchment primary school, however, you have the right to apply to place your child in a school other than your local school. Please complete an out of zone placing request. (You should still register your child in a school in the area you live in until you know the outcome of your application). An Out of Zone Request form can be found at http://www.bit.ly/3ntpEMZ

With COVID 19 restrictions in place please email the school a copy of the below or alternatively bring these with you when your child starts school:
• the child’s birth certificate as this is required as evidence of their date of birth and;
• evidence of the parent/carer’s home address (for example a recent utility bill or recent bank statement).

All schools in Aberdeenshire have the same start date, in the middle of August each year. You will be informed of this year's start date at the time of registration at school.

Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children's Services makes no provision to admit any children who are five after the end of February, unless that child has previously been registered and has commenced full-time attendance (excluding induction) in a state supported or forces school and is transferring into Aberdeenshire. In this case, the local authority can exercise discretion. Registration for a nursery or playgroup does not count for the purposes of this exception.

11/12/2020

We are so lucky to have our very own wildlife garden and outdoor learning area. We really enjoyed sitting around the firepit and we used it to warm up some spiced apple juice which was delicious! We also made some edible treats for the wildlife and hung them on the trees in the wildlife garden.

11/12/2020

We all enjoyed a delicious christmas lunch yesterday, and the pupils looked very festive in their christmas jumpers.

11/12/2020

All the pupils at Craigievar School have been busy with a Christmas Enterprise Project and they have made some lovely gifts to sell to the parents and community. All the profit from this enterprise will be given to Northsound 1's Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids.
Here are the product promotions for the P1-3 class.

14/11/2020

A lovely rainbow over the school on Thursday morning. Thanks to Valerie Stoddart for the photo.

30/10/2020

What a lot of fantastic entries we had for our Halloween pumpkin carving competition. The pupils and staff have all voted for their favourite and the winner will be announced in school this afternoon. Here are just a few of the photos that were sent in to us.

09/10/2020

A huge well done to this term's book prize winners and also to the Wildcats for winning the most house points this term!

We would like to wish everyone a good holiday and we look forward to seeing pupils back at school on Monday 26th October.

08/10/2020

We have started painting a colourful mural on the outside wall of the school to brighten up the main entrance. Mrs Robertson has created a fantastic design and we are so excited to be painting it on the wall for everyone to see when they visit the school. We are going to be finishing it after the holidays and we think the end result is going to be AMAZING! In the meantime, here are a few photos so you can see how we are getting on.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mark Russell who prepared the wall for us, making it a lovely smooth surface to paint on.

24/09/2020

The P1-4 class used oil pastels and water colours to create these colourful patterned owls. We think they look great and they brighten up the classroom.

17/09/2020

The P5/6 class have been making Space Art. We think their drawings look fantastic!

'We used chalk pastel to create our planet pictures and we used light and dark tones to help make the planets look spherical. Then we learnt how to draw a symmetrical space shuttle and added coloured pencil to create light and dark shadows for a 3D effect.'

11/09/2020

P1-4 have been learning about transparent, translucent and opaque objects. We created sculptures in the style of Alberto Giacometti and shone light on them to see the interesting shadows they created.

30/08/2020

Aberdeenshire Council

We've updated our FAQs designed to support children and young people as well as parents and carers of those attending Aberdeenshire's schools. Visit: https://bit.ly/FAQschools

One thing we're being asked about a lot at the moment is what to do if your child is unwell. Here's our answer, below, and our helpful colleagues over at NHS Grampian also shared this fab animation with us.

If your child is unwell - for instance where they have quite a heavy cold, they may need to take a day or two off to recover - please do not send them to school. If they have one of the three common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) - a continuous cough, a fever or high temperature or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia) - please follow the latest advice via https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus and book a test. Please only book a test if they have one of these three symptoms. The NHS Inform website includes advice on what’s considered to be a fever in children.

If your child does not have symptoms of COVID-19 but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested and they and you do not need to self-isolate. Your child can go to school if fit to do so. For vomiting and/or diarrhoea, as per normal circumstances, they should remain at home for at least 48 hours after symptoms have passed. This now also relates to a fever or high temperature (alongside a negative coronavirus result) and they should not return to school for at least 48 hours after symptoms have passed.

27/08/2020

It's great to have everyone back at school at we are looking forward to using our new outdoor learning circle in the wildlife garden. Thank you so much to the Denham family for donating the fantastic tree stump seats.
We are now looking to plant some bee/butterfly friendly shrubs and perennials and all donations will be very gratefully received. If you are splitting perennials in your garden or are willing to donate any plants, then please contact the school office.

09/08/2020

Aberdeenshire Council

Are you the main parents and/or carer contact for your child or children's school? Help the new term in August start smoothly by signing up to parentsportal.scot, a webpage where you can receive updates and carry out transactions with schools digitally – saving money, time and paper. To access parentsportal in Aberdeenshire you need to sign up for a myAberdeenshire, powered by myaccount, if you haven’t already done so. There are several benefits of registering with myAberdeenshire, topping up school meal accounts, finding out about changes to school transport arrangements and reminding yourself of bin collection dates can be done with minimum fuss with a click of a button.
To register or for more information please visit https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/parentsportal

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