Applecross Primary School

Applecross Primary School is a small school in the NW of Scotland. This page aims to keep you updated with what we are doing :)

Operating as usual

Stubborn Sheep Designs 17/08/2021

Stubborn Sheep Designs

A big welcome back to all our pupils in the school and nursery. A special welcome to our 4 new P.1's and our 2 new pupils. We also hope all the new S.1's and all those returning to High School today have a great start!
We also want to give a very warm welcome our new Pupil Support Assistant, Agnes. Hope you will enjoy working at Applecross Primary School.
Mrs Singer has lots planned for the new term & we'll use this page to keep everyone posted on whats happening.
Remember we still have our tea towel for sale, (£8 each or 3 for £21.50) and we also have our new 2022 Art work Calendar for sale (£10). Click on the link below to have a look, or email us [email protected] to order. https://sites.google.com/plocktonhigh.org.uk/stubbornsheepdesigns/home

Stubborn Sheep Designs Applecross Primary School is a tiny school on The North West Coast of Scotland. We currently have 10 pupils. Each pupil has taken an active role in creating this Tea Towel, which we hope to sell to raise funds for the School. Please see below for an order form if you'd like to place an order. You

2021 Pocket Garden Showcase 08/06/2021

2021 Pocket Garden Showcase

The children have been busy working on their Pocket Garden design. Its now complete and the voting is open! Please click on the link below and give us your vote 🙂
https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/pocket-garden/

2021 Pocket Garden Showcase Our 2021 Pocket Garden Showcase is online! Vote for your favourite garden 5th to 13th June The gardens are created by pupils across Scotland using their designs that won the Pocket Garden Design Competition. View them all and vote for your favourite three.

Pupil Support Assistant 1 (15 hpw) (Fixed Term until 30 June 2022), Applecross Primary School, Strathcarron - | Highland Council | myjobscotland 02/06/2021

Pupil Support Assistant 1 (15 hpw) (Fixed Term until 30 June 2022), Applecross Primary School, Strathcarron - | Highland Council | myjobscotland

Fantastic opportunity to join the brilliant team here at Applecross Primary School supporting children to reach their full potential.
Please contact Mr. Gill at [email protected] here at the school/nursery if you are interested and want to find out more.

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/pupil-support-assistant-1-15-hpw-fixed-term-until-30-june-2022-applecross-primary-school-strathcarron-221186

Pupil Support Assistant 1 (15 hpw) (Fixed Term until 30 June 2022), Applecross Primary School, Strathcarron - | Highland Council | myjobscotland View details and apply for this Pupil Support job in Ross & Cromarty with Highland Council on myjobscotland

Stubborn Sheep Designs 23/03/2021

Stubborn Sheep Designs

Hello everyone,
Our google site for selling the Tea Towels has gone live!😀😀
Please click on the link below if you'd like to place an order or just to have a look. The Tea towels are also on sale in the Applecross shop.
Many Thanks to everyone who has already purchased a tea towel.
https://sites.google.com/plocktonhigh.org.uk/stubbornsheepdesigns/home

Stubborn Sheep Designs Applecross Primary School is a tiny school on The North West Coast of Scotland. We currently have 10 pupils. Each pupil has taken an active role in creating this Tea Towel, which we hope to sell to raise funds for the School. Please see below for an order form if you'd like to place an order. You

Timeline Photos 22/02/2021

Timeline Photos

5 important steps to follow to help our schools and childcare settings stay open, and to open for more children.

For up to date info, support and advice visit parentclub.scot.

[02/14/21]   Good morning,
Just a quick reminder- the nursery and school will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week for a Highland Council holiday, plus a staff training day on the Wednesday.

Further information concerning the proposed phased reopening of the nursery and school will be sent out as soon as we have full confirmed details from the Scottish Government after they make an announcement on the 16th February.

Many thanks for all your continued patience and support - it is greatly appreciated.

Yours,
Robert Gill

27/01/2021

Hi Everyone,
Exciting News!- before Christmas the children worked very hard with Mr O, to design a tea towel to sell to raise funds for the school. The tea towels are now being produced and should be with us and ready to sell in around 3 weeks.
Thanks to Tery @Clement Design for her help in getting it ready to send off.
We are intending to set up an etsy page to sell them from as it will be easier than handling cash at the moment. We will let you know as soon as it is ready for business! Hopefully we will have a couple of local outlets willing to sell them for us too later in the year- will keep you posted.
Here's sneak preview!

Hi Everyone,
Exciting News!- before Christmas the children worked very hard with Mr O, to design a tea towel to sell to raise funds for the school. The tea towels are now being produced and should be with us and ready to sell in around 3 weeks.
Thanks to Tery @Clement Design for her help in getting it ready to send off.
We are intending to set up an etsy page to sell them from as it will be easier than handling cash at the moment. We will let you know as soon as it is ready for business! Hopefully we will have a couple of local outlets willing to sell them for us too later in the year- will keep you posted.
Here's sneak preview!

Timeline Photos 22/01/2021

Great resources and activities available on the Scottish Bookbug page - Check them out

Looking for Burns Night activities to share with the bairns this weekend?🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Learn about Rabbie's life as a boy, colour in a wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie and discover the meaning of some braw Scots words in this brilliant activity pack from VisitScotland:

http://static.visitscotland.com/pdf/rabbie-for-kids.pdf

22/01/2021

Sharron's Scots Session

https://fb.watch/3aGRyHcmla/

[12/20/20]   Good afternoon to everyone,
In light of yesterday's announcements from the UK/Scottish government concerning new restrictions over Christmas, I will E-Mail further information to you all after meetings with Highland Council officials in the next couple of days concerning the proposed extended closure/reopening of our nursery and school.
Please do keep safe.
Many thanks for all your messages of support so far in getting through this.
Please have a great rest of the weekend
Mr. Gill

myjobscotland.gov.uk 18/11/2020

Teacher (Primary), Applecross Primary School HGH09664 - | Highland Council | myjobscotland

We are all very sad to be saying Goodbye our wonderful teacher, Tom O'Halloran, but we wish him all the very best in his new post, which is not too far away from us!
It does mean that we now have a very exciting opportunity for the right person to come and work as our new Teacher in Applecross Primary School. If you are interested, please see the link below, or contact Head Teacher, Robert Gill on 01520 744 325 / 722 445.

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs/teacher-primary-applecross-primary-school-hgh09664-202604

myjobscotland.gov.uk View details and apply for this Primary Education job in Ross & Cromarty with Highland Council on myjobscotland

29/10/2020

Oidhche Shamhna a-màireach aig Bun-sgoil na Comraich! Feels like it tonight anyway...🎃

01/09/2020

Latest guidance for parents and carers concerning the common cold and COVID-19 symptoms

nhsinform.scot 20/08/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing in Scotland

Latest advice and guidance from NHS Highland and the Highland Council - Please Read:

We are aware that positive cases of Covid-19 can cause some local anxiety in the community. Please be reassured that our Health Protection Team is working closely with colleagues within the Highland Council to continually monitor the situation in Highland. Guidance has been provided to teachers in all our schools regarding any incidence of Covid-19 or similar symptoms within the school community.

Pupils and staff should not attend school if any symptoms develop. Please inform the school.

The key message is don’t go to school or work if you are ill

For most people, Covid-19 will be a mild illness. If you develop symptoms you should remain self-isolating at home for 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared, even if this takes you over the 14 day period currently advised.

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform. In the event that you develop symptoms, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Please also follow the five rules that are highlighted in the national FACTS campaign -

• Face coverings in enclosed spaces
• Avoid crowded places indoors or outdoors
• Clean your hands regularly and remember to clean hard surfaces that you might be touching
• Two metre physical distancing remains in place – this is especially important at the school gates when dropping off or collecting your children.
• Self-isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of Covid19 - a cough, a temperature, or a loss of, or change in your sense of taste or smell

There is evidence of increasing transmission across Scotland. Covid19 is still here and it is important that everyone takes responsibility and follows the national guidance to keep them and others safe. Everyone in Highland, Argyll and Bute has a role to play to keep the number of positive cases as low as possible.

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nhsinform.scot Who can be tested for coronavirus in Scotland and how to access it

bbc.co.uk 09/06/2020

CBBC - Celebrity Supply Teacher, Series 1, Geri Horner - English

CELEBRITY SUPPLY TEACHER STARTS TODAY ON CBBC
In this first episode, pop legend, former Spice Girl and children’s author Geri Horner turns English teacher as she explores the wonderful world of words in a lesson all about creative writing. She offers her tips on developing the perfect story, including creating characters, setting and plot.
So, please click on the link below to get a great chance to spice up and develop🤩🤩 your story writing skills.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jybt

bbc.co.uk Pop legend and children’s author Geri Horner gives tips on creative writing.

mindheart.co 04/06/2020

COVIBOOK | Mindheart

Was given this story concerning how to explain the Coronavirus to our youngest children. Please feel free to download and use.

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mindheart.co Dear families and educator all over the world,  I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to poin...

27/05/2020

The Scottish Government

It’s okay not to feel okay right now. Making time for yourself, and doing the things you enjoy, like going for a walk or noticing nature when you’re out and about, can help #ClearYourHead.

For other tips to help you cope visit www.clearyourhead.scot

10/05/2020

CnaG na h-Eileanan an Iar

⚠️⚠️Sreath Ùr!⚠️⚠️
Gach Dihaoine bidh Ishi cuide ribh son beagan ìoga a dhèanamh, a’ sealltainn na cumaidhean annasach a ghabhas a chruthachadh le ar bodhaig! An t-seachdain seo, tha sinn air an traigh gus cumadh diofar bheathaichean-mara fheuchainn!

⚠️⚠️New Series!⚠️⚠️
Every Friday afternoon Ishi will be with us to do some yoga. This week Ishi takes us to the beach and will show us how to make some sea animal poses.

#cleachdiaigantaigh

08/05/2020

This Is Me : Article 31 and a Child's Right to Play

Love this video.

Cant wait to see all the happy young smiling faces playing again at Applecross Nursery and Primary School. Please share it with your families.🤣🤣🤣

https://youtu.be/5tjRPWPhIfA

On Top Of The World" performed by Imagine Dragons Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises On 1 February 2013, the UN Co...

action.wildlifetrusts.org 05/05/2020

I’ve signed up for 30 Days Wild!

This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/-/1

action.wildlifetrusts.org Can you take the challenge and do something wild every day this June? Sign up at https://wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild

youtube.com 29/04/2020

Dan The Skipping Man

Get into skipping with "Dan the Skipping Man"

https://www.youtube.com/dantheskippingman
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youtube.com Hello and welcome to the Dan The Skipping Man channel. We are here to show you how cool skipping is for all. It's fun, great for you and with our amazing rop...

29/04/2020

Coronavirus | Parent Club

Good evening all parents, carers, family members,

As the weeks pass since a sense of normality existed and your children were attending regular daily nursery and school sessions, I am aware that a sense of anxiety, stress, mixed with uncertainty will emerge for many of us - I am at times certainly feeling this.

The maintenance of our Health and Wellbeing for us all is at the very heart of us getting through this long-term crisis, and enabling us to thrive and prosper in the future - especially when we consider this impact it could be having on your children.

With this in mind I am now consciously sending out links to websites and resources which I hope will provide very proactive, and supportive advice which we all might all find useful as the stresses of going through these unprecedented times are now really kicking in.

The first website, below, is called "Parent Club" - established by the Scottish Government to bring lots of information and resources relating to parenting together under one umbrella website. I hope this is useful.
Kind Regards,
Robert

https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus

parentclub.scot If you’re worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect you, you’re not alone. Here at Parent Club we’ve put together some useful information on how to protect yourself and others, advice on what to do if you have to stay at home with the kids or self-isolate, and tips on talking ...

gaidhlig-nan-og.scot 27/04/2020

Gàidhlig nan Òg – Gaelic in the home and early years settings

Early launch of new Gaelic website for our youngest learners

A new resource aimed at teaching Gaelic to learners in the early-years has been launched early. Please do check this out. - It is packed with interactive songs, rhymes and activities for our youngest children to work alongside their parents and carers whilst at home.😎😎

www.gaidhlig-nan-og.scot

gaidhlig-nan-og.scot

padlet.com 24/04/2020

Mr.Gill's Terrific Lego Wall

Good afternoon everyone,
I have just created a Lego Wall - Check it out in order to see some great Lego inspired ideas, games, and films etc.
Please "click" on it and enjoy
https://padlet.com/robertgill/qvfypfhfkl49nl79

padlet.com Some Great Lego Ideas

23/04/2020

Air a' Chroit le Cnag còmhla ri CnaG agus Sìne G #cleachdiaigantaigh

Good morning everyone
Please see,below, a link to a short Gaelic Medium Education You Tube video (5.21 mins) from Sìne Ghilleasbuig about being involved with the lambing on the croft.
More videos to follow
https://youtu.be/h2FS-z2ANfg
😎😎

bumps2bairns.com 20/04/2020

bumps to bairns

Daily tips for learning at home through play and fun are posted on www.bumps2bairns.com.👶👧
https://bumps2bairns.com/

bumps2bairns.com Early help for Highland children

sites.google.com 20/04/2020

Highland Digital School Hub - Digital Learning

Please find the website link to the updated "Highland Digital School Hub"
This provides a huge and developing resource bank covering all the Early Years, Primary School to High School age ranges.😎😎
https://sites.google.com/millburnacademy.org.uk/highlanddigitalschoolshub/digital-learning

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