Dalmally Primary School and ELC class

Dalmally Primary School and ELC class


Laura has returned home without our game of 'Dobble'. If anyone finds it in their bags please let us know or I might be driving down to Lochgoilhead πŸ™„
From 16 – 22 August, NHS Highland saw over 1000 cases which represents almost 10% of our total case count for the whole pandemic in a single week.

This increase is expected to continue and we are already seeing a large number of outbreaks in Highland schools with around 60 schools affected so far.

Dr Jenny Wares, Consultant in Public Health Medicine (Health Protection), from NHS Highland said: β€œThere is no single situation driving the numbers up and we are experiencing sustained community transmission. COVID-19 is spreading very rapidly and the impact on families, local schools and businesses remains significant. Whilst COVID-19 is circulating at such high levels, we would advise you try to minimise your contact with others as much as possible to limit further spread within our communities.

β€œIt is so important that we remain vigilant for symptoms. The typical symptoms are a new continuous cough, a high temperature or fever and a loss of, or change in, normal taste or smell. However, people with COVID-19 can present with a wide range of symptoms including headache, sore muscles and joints, tiredness, sore throat, cold-like symptoms and diarrhoea and vomiting. Anyone that becomes unwell should isolate immediately and book a PCR test.”


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Dalmally Primary School is a small school with an ELC class located in East Lorn in Argyll.

Operating as usual


Unfortunately we are no longer able to invite families to join us for assembly today due to the accumulation of ice and snow meaning we are unable to use our carpark and there are limited parking spaces in Glenview.


Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹

It's nearly time for...Oh snow! there's a shaaark in our Bookbug Session! β„πŸ˜±

Join Paul and Bookbug tomorrow for a fun morning of songs, rhymes, and a story with a bite 🦈

πŸ“† Friday 16 December

We hope that you can come!


Please come along and join us as P1-4 and ELC children tell the story of the Nativity with the support of our P5-7 choir. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our first Nativity performance in 3 years!


The Scottish Government has increased the Scottish Child Payment to Β£25 per week, per child, and extended the age limit to under 16s.

For more information, visit mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment/how-to-apply

Alternatively, call Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222.


A reminder for parents and carers that there is an In Service Training Day on Monday 28th November. School and ELC class will be closed for pupils.


Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹

It's nearly that time again, Bookbug time! We hope all the little dragons (and big dragons) have their singing voices ready for the LIVE Bookbug Session. We'll also need your help with a special dragon story! πŸ‰πŸ“–

Join Paul and Bookbug tomorrow for 30 mins of fun. πŸ˜€

πŸ“† Friday 4 November
⏰ 10am

We hope that you can come!


Due to an electrical upgrade in another Council building, we will have no access to the internet or email after 11:30am this morning until tomorrow morning.

If you need to get in touch with us today, please phone. Also be aware that we now cannot hear the phone ringing if we are not in the office (new phone system) so please leave a message if no one answers your call. We will be checking throughout the day.

We are sorry for this inconvenience.


Bookbug sessions will be every Tuesday at 10:45am in the school hall this term.


We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school and ELC class tomorrow morning. (Monday 24th October). All Covid mitigations are still in place with regard to hand washing and ventilation.

Only essential items should be brought in school bags - no toys or personal items, please.

It would be helpful if every child had footwear to change into to wear indoors.

School pupils can enter the building from around 8:50am.
Parents and Carers of children attending our ELC class - please bring your child in the main front door to bring your child to nursery. We will no longer be using the garden gate to bring children to nursery or collect them at the end of the day. This is for security and Child Protection reasons and to comply with Care Inspectorate guidelines.

Thank you for your support with this.


Next Friday we are taking part in Dress Up for Down Syndrome to raise awareness and support Positive about Down Syndrome. Our Pupil Council are planning a short assembly for all pupils. Children and staff are invited to 'dress up' however they wish and bring along a donation for the charity. Halloween costumes are acceptable as long as they are practical for being in all day and undertaking normal lessons. (No PJ's please!)


For Dyslexia Awareness Month, we are giving away 6 months of Hairy Reading for Home for free!* Offer ends 12th of October.

The program begins with Structured Phonics, tricky words and letter sounds, and includes 100s of printable worksheets and decodable books for ages 4-6!

*Free for 1 license
*Free for [email protected] only
*Please note, if you have made use of our free Hairy Reading products before, you will not be able to make use of this offer



Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹

It's almost time for your favourite time of the week - the Friday morning LIVE Bookbug session! πŸŽ‰

Paul and Bookbug are back tomorrow morning with your favourite songs and rhymes, and a story with a catchy tune, perfect for potty training!🧻

Will you join us? πŸŽΆπŸ“š

πŸ“† Friday 6 October

We hope that you can come!


Our last Bookbug session for this term is tomorrow (Tue 4th Oct) at 9:10am


meet the teacher curriculum evening: Monday 6th October at 6pm in school.

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Please let us know if you will be joining us for our Soup Share.


Tomorrow is Show and Tell for P1 and ELC children. Children can choose an object or picture from home to talk about.


P5-7 had a soup Masterchef session and created their own vegetable soup recipes and P1-4 also created their own rainbow soup using potatoes and other produce from our school garden. Come to our Big Soup Share on Friday 30th September and vote for your favourite (or just enjoy a bowl of home-made soup)

Everyone is welcome from 2pm.


Today is the day! πŸ“£ Teach Your Monster To Read is now completely on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon for a very limited time. πŸ₯³

You can now download Teach Your Monster To Read, the award winning phonics and reading game that’s helped over 40 million children around the world learn to read, absolutely FREE across all platforms.

This offer is strictly limited to the next few days so don’t delay and download today. πŸƒ

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is coming up! πŸ“

We have a great list of books that will help get wee ones in the mood for all things shapes and numbers ahead of next week. . .



Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹

Who's ready for a brand new Bookbug Session?
We're back tomorrow with songs and rhymes galore, and one of Bookbug's favourite picture books, a true classic! πŸ‘πŸ

Will you join us?

πŸ“†Friday 23 September

We hope that you can come!


All families will have received an email sent from the Central Education Service this morning letting you know that all schools and nurseries in Argyll and Bute are closed for the National Bank Holiday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

This, of course, includes our school and ELC class.


Primary one pupils will be joining our ELC children for Show and Tell tomorrow. They can choose to bring an object or photograph of something they want to share from home.


Scottish Child Payment is to be extended to include children and young people under 16. (previously it was only available to children under 6).

ℹ️ The payment is for families who live in Scotland and who get certain benefits.

ℹ️ Applications will open to eligible children and young people under 16 from Monday 14 November. You can’t apply before this date.

ℹ️ The payment will also increase from Β£20 to Β£25 per week.

ℹ️ Children currently in receipt of Scottish Child Payment will have it automatically increased to Β£25 per week.

ℹ️ All new eligible under 16s will receive it at the new Β£25 rate with all payments backdated to the date their application is received.

To find out more visit ➑️ https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/news-events/news/date-for-extending-scottish-child-payment-to-under-16-year-olds-announced

For more information on supports and benefits available for parents and carers visit ➑️ parentclub.scot/articles/supports-and-benefits-available-parents


Good Morning.

Could you please submit your menu choices by the end of the day tomorrow. If you need the link again please just call or email the office.

Thank you to those who have already completed the form.



Primary one pupils will be joining our ELC children for Show and Tell tomorrow. They can choose to bring an object or photograph of something they want to share from home. (They will be asked to keep items in schoolbag for outwith this time)


Good Morning
Could you please return the Annual data check and flu forms by Friday if you haven't already done so.


Want the chance to win a bundle of books and a mini Bookbug? πŸ“š

Head over to our latest Instagram post for a special summer competition. . .



Remember to come to our outdoor Bookbug session.

Join ELC class and P1 for Bookbug in our new outdoor classroom tomorrow at 9:10am. Everyone under 5 years old is welcome with their adult.

Other dates this term: 6th September and 20th September


There has been an accident at Tyndrum which has affected traffic back into Oban as people take alternative routes. There may be a few minutes delay in school busses reaching us.


The first newsletter of the year is in schoolbags today with some forms for parents and carers to return.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school and ELC class on Monday.

An email has been sent to all families today with information for the start of the new term. Please take time to read through this as we still have some Covid 19 mitigations in place.

Please also complete the menu Google Form as the new menu starts on Monday and Mrs Denham needs to know what everyone wants to eat.


Bonjour everyone! πŸ‘‹

It's almost our favourite time of the week - the time for singing, rhyming and a story! πŸ˜πŸ“šπŸŽΆ

Bookbug's away on a wee adventure this week, so Amelie from Aberdeen Libraries will be joining us for a mini English and French Bookbug session! πŸŽ‰

Tune in tomorrow morning and join in with the fun!

πŸ“† Friday 12 August

We hope that you can come!


Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹

It's nearly Friday! πŸŽ‰ And what's better at helping you chasing the grumps away than a brand new, LIVE Bookbug Session?

Paul and Bookbug are back with lots of fabulous songs and rhymes, and a bear-y cute picture book πŸΌπŸ“–! Will you be joining them?

πŸ“† Friday 5 August

We hope that you can come!

Photos from Dalmally Primary School and ELC class's post 04/08/2022

Photos of some of the wildflowers that were planted by P5-7s.

We hope you have all had happy holidays and are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 15th August.

Start of term information and menus will be sent out on Thursday or Friday next week. Please get in touch by email if you need information before then.

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Teamwork and problem solving on the balance beam as part of The Quest Challenge.
Success at raft building!
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Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm