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Some of the children got dressed up for the final day of our half term hockey camp. Well done to Tunrayo and Emilia on winning the best costume competition! It's been a great week of hockey despite some mixed weather but lovely to end it in the sunshine on Friday afternoon.

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Some of the children got dressed up for the final day of our half term hockey camp. Well done to Tunrayo and Emilia on winning the best costume competition! It's been a great week of hockey despite some mixed weather but lovely to end it in the sunshine on Friday afternoon.

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Many congratulations to former Cargilfield pupil, Natasha, who has been named in the Scottish Canoe Association Slalom Performance Squad for 2020-2021. A fabulous achievement! After moving to Strathallan School, Natasha is currently at Glasgow Uni studying veterinary medicine #cargilfield

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Many congratulations to former Cargilfield pupil, Natasha, who has been named in the Scottish Canoe Association Slalom Performance Squad for 2020-2021. A fabulous achievement! After moving to Strathallan School, Natasha is currently at Glasgow Uni studying veterinary medicine #cargilfield

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Many congratulations to Charlie on being appointed Captain of Rugby at Fettes College this season. A fantastic achievement and we hope he gets to lead out his team on the pitch sometime soon. 

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Many congratulations to Charlie on being appointed Captain of Rugby at Fettes College this season. A fantastic achievement and we hope he gets to lead out his team on the pitch sometime soon. 

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Just before half term, Nursery had an early Halloween party full of fun and excitement. We made magical wands, stain glass pumpkins, spider hats and pumpkin crispy treats. We also played lots of traditional games such as bobbing for apples using a fork, trying to eat a doughnut without using our hands and putting our hands in scary boxes whilst blindfolded. We had so much fun dressing up in Halloween and autumn themed costumes!


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Just before half term, Nursery had an early Halloween party full of fun and excitement. We made magical wands, stain glass pumpkins, spider hats and pumpkin crispy treats. We also played lots of traditional games such as bobbing for apples using a fork, trying to eat a doughnut without using our hands and putting our hands in scary boxes whilst blindfolded. We had so much fun dressing up in Halloween and autumn themed costumes!


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Congratulations to Sophie on her selection to attend England Hockey Age Group Trials over Half Term. She will have the chance to demonstrate her skills over 3 days, assessed by coaches looking at technical, tactical, mental & physical development qualities.

Sophie was Head of School last year and is now at Oundle School. 

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Congratulations to Sophie on her selection to attend England Hockey Age Group Trials over Half Term. She will have the chance to demonstrate her skills over 3 days, assessed by coaches looking at technical, tactical, mental & physical development qualities.

Sophie was Head of School last year and is now at Oundle School. 

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As infant teachers, we hear it all the time! ‘They grow so fast…I can’t believe they are going to school’ ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   It always seems a puzzle to me, therefore, why there is such a sense of urgency for children to move into a formalised school setting at the age of 4 and a half or even 5.   This is becoming a particularly interesting debate as increasingly research is showing us that young children; are experiencing challenges to their mental health, they are increasingly experiencing issues around anxiety and lack of resilience and frequently display other challenging behaviours which are often a result of the frustrations they are feeling.   

The question we ask ourselves, as infant teachers is: Why is this so?  

Could it be that something as simple as extending a child’s learning within a play-based setting for longer and allowing children the time to develop both emotionally, socially and academically might be a solution to these, most challenging dilemmas?

Even after a decade of working in infant education, it always amazes me how much children learn from each other; their peers, siblings and friends.  I think as adults we also sometimes forget just how much ‘academic learning’ happens through play, within a play-based setting.  

Here at Cargilfield, we are given daily reminders of the important role that play gives the children as they grow and develop and how pivotal it is to their learning and establishing their habits as lifelong learners.

We see examples of this every day in all sorts of wonderful ways, a few of which I have highlighted here:

All manner of fantastic art work and den building takes place where the children are able to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to create something wonderful.  These types of play scenarios are crucial in developing the children’s imagination, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Creativity through play has also been shown to extend and enrich children’s learning in many different ways; creating their own self-portraits, making woodland art pictures and scavenging for items to make their own woodland crowns are just a few examples of how children are able to consolidate and process their learning through creative endeavours.  These sorts of activities are so important to help brain development in infant children as they promote cognitive, social and emotional development aswell as helping to develop a range of multi-sensory skills.  It is these types of experience which help to build self-esteem, resilience and cognitive understanding which become crucial to the children as they increasingly are faced with; challenge, self-doubt and change as they progress through school.

The experiential learning of a play-based setting, for example using water, sand etc, enables children to test their hypotheses, stretch their imagination and explore their senses through these different mediums.  These ‘learning opportunities’ encourage the children to lead their own learning to help them develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a variety of ways which are becoming increasingly critical for children further down the path of their own educational journey.

Engaging with the real world whether it be planting pumpkin seeds and thinking of ways in which we can help the seeds grow or what we can make/do with the pumpkins once they have grown, are all opportunities which build an inquisitive mind.  Learning through ‘doing’ enables the children to discover, learn and explore their natural surroundings.  It empowers children to lead their own learning in this instance; deciding what we plant, how we might help the seeds to grow and what we want to do with the vegetables which will emerge.  Ultimately, this will develop key thinking skills, resilience and self-belief in children who engage in this type of learning.

Role play and creative drama also plays an important role in the children’s learning at this early stage.  It is through this type of play that the children are extending their understanding of community, culture and the wider world as they take on different characters in play and learn to empathise and understand the feelings of others as they ‘step’ in to their shoes.  All crucial aspects of emotional intelligence which the children will increasingly come to rely on as the progress through school and in to the wider world.

So, when we take a step back and consider ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   Let’s not forget that their physical, cognitive and social skills can often be nurtured far more successfully in a play based setting when children are 4 and 5.  Those extra months spent immersed in play can often make a monumental difference to a child’s progress towards becoming a successful learner and an effective contributor in later life.  The benefits of which might not fully be recognised until adulthood. Therefore, when we reflect on the fact that ‘they grow so fast’ surely it is important to remember that it is often an investment in play based learning at an early age which ultimately pays the largest dividend.

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As infant teachers, we hear it all the time! ‘They grow so fast…I can’t believe they are going to school’ ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   It always seems a puzzle to me, therefore, why there is such a sense of urgency for children to move into a formalised school setting at the age of 4 and a half or even 5.   This is becoming a particularly interesting debate as increasingly research is showing us that young children; are experiencing challenges to their mental health, they are increasingly experiencing issues around anxiety and lack of resilience and frequently display other challenging behaviours which are often a result of the frustrations they are feeling.   

The question we ask ourselves, as infant teachers is: Why is this so?  

Could it be that something as simple as extending a child’s learning within a play-based setting for longer and allowing children the time to develop both emotionally, socially and academically might be a solution to these, most challenging dilemmas?

Even after a decade of working in infant education, it always amazes me how much children learn from each other; their peers, siblings and friends.  I think as adults we also sometimes forget just how much ‘academic learning’ happens through play, within a play-based setting.  

Here at Cargilfield, we are given daily reminders of the important role that play gives the children as they grow and develop and how pivotal it is to their learning and establishing their habits as lifelong learners.

We see examples of this every day in all sorts of wonderful ways, a few of which I have highlighted here:

All manner of fantastic art work and den building takes place where the children are able to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to create something wonderful.  These types of play scenarios are crucial in developing the children’s imagination, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Creativity through play has also been shown to extend and enrich children’s learning in many different ways; creating their own self-portraits, making woodland art pictures and scavenging for items to make their own woodland crowns are just a few examples of how children are able to consolidate and process their learning through creative endeavours.  These sorts of activities are so important to help brain development in infant children as they promote cognitive, social and emotional development aswell as helping to develop a range of multi-sensory skills.  It is these types of experience which help to build self-esteem, resilience and cognitive understanding which become crucial to the children as they increasingly are faced with; challenge, self-doubt and change as they progress through school.

The experiential learning of a play-based setting, for example using water, sand etc, enables children to test their hypotheses, stretch their imagination and explore their senses through these different mediums.  These ‘learning opportunities’ encourage the children to lead their own learning to help them develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a variety of ways which are becoming increasingly critical for children further down the path of their own educational journey.

Engaging with the real world whether it be planting pumpkin seeds and thinking of ways in which we can help the seeds grow or what we can make/do with the pumpkins once they have grown, are all opportunities which build an inquisitive mind.  Learning through ‘doing’ enables the children to discover, learn and explore their natural surroundings.  It empowers children to lead their own learning in this instance; deciding what we plant, how we might help the seeds to grow and what we want to do with the vegetables which will emerge.  Ultimately, this will develop key thinking skills, resilience and self-belief in children who engage in this type of learning.

Role play and creative drama also plays an important role in the children’s learning at this early stage.  It is through this type of play that the children are extending their understanding of community, culture and the wider world as they take on different characters in play and learn to empathise and understand the feelings of others as they ‘step’ in to their shoes.  All crucial aspects of emotional intelligence which the children will increasingly come to rely on as the progress through school and in to the wider world.

So, when we take a step back and consider ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   Let’s not forget that their physical, cognitive and social skills can often be nurtured far more successfully in a play based setting when children are 4 and 5.  Those extra months spent immersed in play can often make a monumental difference to a child’s progress towards becoming a successful learner and an effective contributor in later life.  The benefits of which might not fully be recognised until adulthood. Therefore, when we reflect on the fact that ‘they grow so fast’ surely it is important to remember that it is often an investment in play based learning at an early age which ultimately pays the largest dividend.

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As infant teachers, we hear it all the time! ‘They grow so fast…I can’t believe they are going to school’ ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   It always seems a puzzle to me, therefore, why there is such a sense of urgency for children to move into a formalised school setting at the age of 4 and a half or even 5.   This is becoming a particularly interesting debate as increasingly research is showing us that young children; are experiencing challenges to their mental health, they are increasingly experiencing issues around anxiety and lack of resilience and frequently display other challenging behaviours which are often a result of the frustrations they are feeling.   

The question we ask ourselves, as infant teachers is: Why is this so?  

Could it be that something as simple as extending a child’s learning within a play-based setting for longer and allowing children the time to develop both emotionally, socially and academically might be a solution to these, most challenging dilemmas?

Even after a decade of working in infant education, it always amazes me how much children learn from each other; their peers, siblings and friends.  I think as adults we also sometimes forget just how much ‘academic learning’ happens through play, within a play-based setting.  

Here at Cargilfield, we are given daily reminders of the important role that play gives the children as they grow and develop and how pivotal it is to their learning and establishing their habits as lifelong learners.

We see examples of this every day in all sorts of wonderful ways, a few of which I have highlighted here:

All manner of fantastic art work and den building takes place where the children are able to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to create something wonderful.  These types of play scenarios are crucial in developing the children’s imagination, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Creativity through play has also been shown to extend and enrich children’s learning in many different ways; creating their own self-portraits, making woodland art pictures and scavenging for items to make their own woodland crowns are just a few examples of how children are able to consolidate and process their learning through creative endeavours.  These sorts of activities are so important to help brain development in infant children as they promote cognitive, social and emotional development aswell as helping to develop a range of multi-sensory skills.  It is these types of experience which help to build self-esteem, resilience and cognitive understanding which become crucial to the children as they increasingly are faced with; challenge, self-doubt and change as they progress through school.

The experiential learning of a play-based setting, for example using water, sand etc, enables children to test their hypotheses, stretch their imagination and explore their senses through these different mediums.  These ‘learning opportunities’ encourage the children to lead their own learning to help them develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a variety of ways which are becoming increasingly critical for children further down the path of their own educational journey.

Engaging with the real world whether it be planting pumpkin seeds and thinking of ways in which we can help the seeds grow or what we can make/do with the pumpkins once they have grown, are all opportunities which build an inquisitive mind.  Learning through ‘doing’ enables the children to discover, learn and explore their natural surroundings.  It empowers children to lead their own learning in this instance; deciding what we plant, how we might help the seeds to grow and what we want to do with the vegetables which will emerge.  Ultimately, this will develop key thinking skills, resilience and self-belief in children who engage in this type of learning.

Role play and creative drama also plays an important role in the children’s learning at this early stage.  It is through this type of play that the children are extending their understanding of community, culture and the wider world as they take on different characters in play and learn to empathise and understand the feelings of others as they ‘step’ in to their shoes.  All crucial aspects of emotional intelligence which the children will increasingly come to rely on as the progress through school and in to the wider world.

So, when we take a step back and consider ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   Let’s not forget that their physical, cognitive and social skills can often be nurtured far more successfully in a play based setting when children are 4 and 5.  Those extra months spent immersed in play can often make a monumental difference to a child’s progress towards becoming a successful learner and an effective contributor in later life.  The benefits of which might not fully be recognised until adulthood. Therefore, when we reflect on the fact that ‘they grow so fast’ surely it is important to remember that it is often an investment in play based learning at an early age which ultimately pays the largest dividend.

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As infant teachers, we hear it all the time! ‘They grow so fast…I can’t believe they are going to school’ ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   It always seems a puzzle to me, therefore, why there is such a sense of urgency for children to move into a formalised school setting at the age of 4 and a half or even 5.   This is becoming a particularly interesting debate as increasingly research is showing us that young children; are experiencing challenges to their mental health, they are increasingly experiencing issues around anxiety and lack of resilience and frequently display other challenging behaviours which are often a result of the frustrations they are feeling.   

The question we ask ourselves, as infant teachers is: Why is this so?  

Could it be that something as simple as extending a child’s learning within a play-based setting for longer and allowing children the time to develop both emotionally, socially and academically might be a solution to these, most challenging dilemmas?

Even after a decade of working in infant education, it always amazes me how much children learn from each other; their peers, siblings and friends.  I think as adults we also sometimes forget just how much ‘academic learning’ happens through play, within a play-based setting.  

Here at Cargilfield, we are given daily reminders of the important role that play gives the children as they grow and develop and how pivotal it is to their learning and establishing their habits as lifelong learners.

We see examples of this every day in all sorts of wonderful ways, a few of which I have highlighted here:

All manner of fantastic art work and den building takes place where the children are able to use their imagination and problem-solving skills to create something wonderful.  These types of play scenarios are crucial in developing the children’s imagination, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Creativity through play has also been shown to extend and enrich children’s learning in many different ways; creating their own self-portraits, making woodland art pictures and scavenging for items to make their own woodland crowns are just a few examples of how children are able to consolidate and process their learning through creative endeavours.  These sorts of activities are so important to help brain development in infant children as they promote cognitive, social and emotional development aswell as helping to develop a range of multi-sensory skills.  It is these types of experience which help to build self-esteem, resilience and cognitive understanding which become crucial to the children as they increasingly are faced with; challenge, self-doubt and change as they progress through school.

The experiential learning of a play-based setting, for example using water, sand etc, enables children to test their hypotheses, stretch their imagination and explore their senses through these different mediums.  These ‘learning opportunities’ encourage the children to lead their own learning to help them develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a variety of ways which are becoming increasingly critical for children further down the path of their own educational journey.

Engaging with the real world whether it be planting pumpkin seeds and thinking of ways in which we can help the seeds grow or what we can make/do with the pumpkins once they have grown, are all opportunities which build an inquisitive mind.  Learning through ‘doing’ enables the children to discover, learn and explore their natural surroundings.  It empowers children to lead their own learning in this instance; deciding what we plant, how we might help the seeds to grow and what we want to do with the vegetables which will emerge.  Ultimately, this will develop key thinking skills, resilience and self-belief in children who engage in this type of learning.

Role play and creative drama also plays an important role in the children’s learning at this early stage.  It is through this type of play that the children are extending their understanding of community, culture and the wider world as they take on different characters in play and learn to empathise and understand the feelings of others as they ‘step’ in to their shoes.  All crucial aspects of emotional intelligence which the children will increasingly come to rely on as the progress through school and in to the wider world.

So, when we take a step back and consider ‘I’m just not sure they’re ready…they’re so young’.   Let’s not forget that their physical, cognitive and social skills can often be nurtured far more successfully in a play based setting when children are 4 and 5.  Those extra months spent immersed in play can often make a monumental difference to a child’s progress towards becoming a successful learner and an effective contributor in later life.  The benefits of which might not fully be recognised until adulthood. Therefore, when we reflect on the fact that ‘they grow so fast’ surely it is important to remember that it is often an investment in play based learning at an early age which ultimately pays the largest dividend.

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As we reach the end of this first half term of the academic year, I have been reflecting on how well we have all managed to acclimatise to the new ‘normal’. It has been absolutely great to be back at school and to be teaching the children face to face once again. As ever, they have been amazing; they have adapted so well, shown immense resilience and have thrown themselves into their learning, always giving their best. 

As a teacher of Humanities, I have previously written on this blog about the value and benefits of educational visits, learning in the field and the ‘outdoor classroom’.  It is a great shame that we haven’t been able to do as many trips as we would have liked, however, we have still managed to appreciate our local natural environment. We have been able to get time outside each day for games and have even completed some outdoor learning, such as the recent F4 litter pick. 

As we all look forward to a really well deserved half term break, I wanted to encourage you to try to keep the learning experiences going at home. When I was training to be a teacher (and subsequently), I have been encouraged to emphasise and appreciate the ‘awe and wonder’ of teaching a subject like geography. We don’t need to be sitting in a classroom to experience this, in fact, it is much harder to appreciate the scope and wonder of our environment indoors.  As we are unlikely to be able to do much travelling or socialising over the half term break, might I suggest 4 simple things we could do over the holiday which should be both enjoyable and hopefully a little educational as well!

1.  Get outdoors. I always feel really lucky to live in this great city. There are so many interesting buildings with a rich and diverse history. I have been trying to explore further afield myself by visiting new places at the weekends. 

    https://www.ionedinburgh.com/travel/hotel-guide/10-best-walks-and-around-edinburgh

    2.  Use maps. There is a great ‘beginners guide to maps’ on the OS website and you can also download the App which I have found great fun to use with the family when out on walks. As a school we also subscribe to digimaps for schools devised by the University of Edinburgh. If you have a look at this you may find some really interesting information both historic and geographic about your local area. We are licensed to share the log in details with all members of the school community so please do take a look with the children if you get chance.

      The website is https://digimapforschoo...   Username: eh46hu Password: wimbed2619

      3.  Watch TV! Whilst this does tend to be a last resort in our house, there are some really enlightening documentaries which are both highly engaging and educational and may help ‘while away’ a bit of time (especially if it is raining outdoors). A recent watch I can highly recommend is My Octopus Teacher. A moving and intimate portrayal of the life of an octopus in a kelp forest in South Africa. I hadn’t realised quite what enigmatic, complex and intelligent creatures they are. We were totally transfixed by it at home. 

      4.  Read a book. Again, for the days when we can’t get outside, I can recommend a book called Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. There is a child friendly hardback version of this book available on Amazon. The art work is beautiful and the text is accessible for children, giving them an insight into the political and social characteristics of the main nations around the world. 

        Above all, have a great half term break and all the better if you get the opportunity for a bit of ‘Awe and Wonder’!

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        As we reach the end of this first half term of the academic year, I have been reflecting on how well we have all managed to acclimatise to the new ‘normal’. It has been absolutely great to be back at school and to be teaching the children face to face once again. As ever, they have been amazing; they have adapted so well, shown immense resilience and have thrown themselves into their learning, always giving their best. 

        As a teacher of Humanities, I have previously written on this blog about the value and benefits of educational visits, learning in the field and the ‘outdoor classroom’.  It is a great shame that we haven’t been able to do as many trips as we would have liked, however, we have still managed to appreciate our local natural environment. We have been able to get time outside each day for games and have even completed some outdoor learning, such as the recent F4 litter pick. 

        As we all look forward to a really well deserved half term break, I wanted to encourage you to try to keep the learning experiences going at home. When I was training to be a teacher (and subsequently), I have been encouraged to emphasise and appreciate the ‘awe and wonder’ of teaching a subject like geography. We don’t need to be sitting in a classroom to experience this, in fact, it is much harder to appreciate the scope and wonder of our environment indoors.  As we are unlikely to be able to do much travelling or socialising over the half term break, might I suggest 4 simple things we could do over the holiday which should be both enjoyable and hopefully a little educational as well!

        1.  Get outdoors. I always feel really lucky to live in this great city. There are so many interesting buildings with a rich and diverse history. I have been trying to explore further afield myself by visiting new places at the weekends. 

          https://www.ionedinburgh.com/travel/hotel-guide/10-best-walks-and-around-edinburgh

          2.  Use maps. There is a great ‘beginners guide to maps’ on the OS website and you can also download the App which I have found great fun to use with the family when out on walks. As a school we also subscribe to digimaps for schools devised by the University of Edinburgh. If you have a look at this you may find some really interesting information both historic and geographic about your local area. We are licensed to share the log in details with all members of the school community so please do take a look with the children if you get chance.

            The website is https://digimapforschoo...   Username: eh46hu Password: wimbed2619

            3.  Watch TV! Whilst this does tend to be a last resort in our house, there are some really enlightening documentaries which are both highly engaging and educational and may help ‘while away’ a bit of time (especially if it is raining outdoors). A recent watch I can highly recommend is My Octopus Teacher. A moving and intimate portrayal of the life of an octopus in a kelp forest in South Africa. I hadn’t realised quite what enigmatic, complex and intelligent creatures they are. We were totally transfixed by it at home. 

            4.  Read a book. Again, for the days when we can’t get outside, I can recommend a book called Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. There is a child friendly hardback version of this book available on Amazon. The art work is beautiful and the text is accessible for children, giving them an insight into the political and social characteristics of the main nations around the world. 

              Above all, have a great half term break and all the better if you get the opportunity for a bit of ‘Awe and Wonder’!

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              Well, what an emotional morning it was today as we said a heartfelt goodbye to Dr Barr after 27 years at the heart of our school community. The whole school came out to greet him, we all sang 'Happy Birthday' to him, and then the Heads of School handed over some gifts as we wished Russell and Margaret every happiness in their retirement up in St Andrews. The golf course beckons! Thank you for everything.

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              As we reach the end of this first half term of the academic year, I have been reflecting on how well we have all managed to acclimatise to the new ‘normal’. It has been absolutely great to be back at school and to be teaching the children face to face once again. As ever, they have been amazing; they have adapted so well, shown immense resilience and have thrown themselves into their learning, always giving their best. 

              As a teacher of Humanities, I have previously written on this blog about the value and benefits of educational visits, learning in the field and the ‘outdoor classroom’.  It is a great shame that we haven’t been able to do as many trips as we would have liked, however, we have still managed to appreciate our local natural environment. We have been able to get time outside each day for games and have even completed some outdoor learning, such as the recent F4 litter pick. 

              As we all look forward to a really well deserved half term break, I wanted to encourage you to try to keep the learning experiences going at home. When I was training to be a teacher (and subsequently), I have been encouraged to emphasise and appreciate the ‘awe and wonder’ of teaching a subject like geography. We don’t need to be sitting in a classroom to experience this, in fact, it is much harder to appreciate the scope and wonder of our environment indoors.  As we are unlikely to be able to do much travelling or socialising over the half term break, might I suggest 4 simple things we could do over the holiday which should be both enjoyable and hopefully a little educational as well!

              1.  Get outdoors. I always feel really lucky to live in this great city. There are so many interesting buildings with a rich and diverse history. I have been trying to explore further afield myself by visiting new places at the weekends. 

                https://www.ionedinburgh.com/travel/hotel-guide/10-best-walks-and-around-edinburgh

                2.  Use maps. There is a great ‘beginners guide to maps’ on the OS website and you can also download the App which I have found great fun to use with the family when out on walks. As a school we also subscribe to digimaps for schools devised by the University of Edinburgh. If you have a look at this you may find some really interesting information both historic and geographic about your local area. We are licensed to share the log in details with all members of the school community so please do take a look with the children if you get chance.

                  The website is https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/   Username: eh46hu    Password: wimbed2619

                  3.     Watch TV! Whilst this does tend to be a last resort in our house, there are some really enlightening documentaries which are both highly engaging and educational and may help ‘while away’ a bit of time (especially if it is raining outdoors). A recent watch I can highly recommend is My Octopus Teacher. A moving and intimate portrayal of the life of an octopus in a kelp forest in South Africa. I hadn’t realised quite what enigmatic, complex and intelligent creatures they are. We were totally transfixed by it at home. 

                  4.     Read a book. Again, for the days when we can’t get outside, I can recommend a book called Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. There is a child friendly hardback version of this book available on Amazon. The art work is beautiful and the text is accessible for children, giving them an insight into the political and social characteristics of the main nations around the world. 

                    Above all, have a great half term break and all the better if you get the opportunity for a bit of ‘Awe and Wonder’!

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                    As we reach the end of this first half term of the academic year, I have been reflecting on how well we have all managed to acclimatise to the new ‘normal’. It has been absolutely great to be back at school and to be teaching the children face to face once again. As ever, they have been amazing; they have adapted so well, shown immense resilience and have thrown themselves into their learning, always giving their best. 

                    As a teacher of Humanities, I have previously written on this blog about the value and benefits of educational visits, learning in the field and the ‘outdoor classroom’.  It is a great shame that we haven’t been able to do as many trips as we would have liked, however, we have still managed to appreciate our local natural environment. We have been able to get time outside each day for games and have even completed some outdoor learning, such as the recent F4 litter pick. 

                    As we all look forward to a really well deserved half term break, I wanted to encourage you to try to keep the learning experiences going at home. When I was training to be a teacher (and subsequently), I have been encouraged to emphasise and appreciate the ‘awe and wonder’ of teaching a subject like geography. We don’t need to be sitting in a classroom to experience this, in fact, it is much harder to appreciate the scope and wonder of our environment indoors.  As we are unlikely to be able to do much travelling or socialising over the half term break, might I suggest 4 simple things we could do over the holiday which should be both enjoyable and hopefully a little educational as well!

                    1.  Get outdoors. I always feel really lucky to live in this great city. There are so many interesting buildings with a rich and diverse history. I have been trying to explore further afield myself by visiting new places at the weekends. 

                      https://www.ionedinburgh.com/travel/hotel-guide/10-best-walks-and-around-edinburgh

                      2.  Use maps. There is a great ‘beginners guide to maps’ on the OS website and you can also download the App which I have found great fun to use with the family when out on walks. As a school we also subscribe to digimaps for schools devised by the University of Edinburgh. If you have a look at this you may find some really interesting information both historic and geographic about your local area. We are licensed to share the log in details with all members of the school community so please do take a look with the children if you get chance.

                        The website is https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/   Username: eh46hu    Password: wimbed2619

                        3.     Watch TV! Whilst this does tend to be a last resort in our house, there are some really enlightening documentaries which are both highly engaging and educational and may help ‘while away’ a bit of time (especially if it is raining outdoors). A recent watch I can highly recommend is My Octopus Teacher. A moving and intimate portrayal of the life of an octopus in a kelp forest in South Africa. I hadn’t realised quite what enigmatic, complex and intelligent creatures they are. We were totally transfixed by it at home. 

                        4.     Read a book. Again, for the days when we can’t get outside, I can recommend a book called Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. There is a child friendly hardback version of this book available on Amazon. The art work is beautiful and the text is accessible for children, giving them an insight into the political and social characteristics of the main nations around the world. 

                          Above all, have a great half term break and all the better if you get the opportunity for a bit of ‘Awe and Wonder’!

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                          Good morning! Today it is Dr Barr's final Thursday morning Chapel Service, as he is stepping down as Minister of Cramond Kirk at the end of the month after 27 years serving the local community and also supporting our school community throughout that time during times of great joy and sadness. He will be sorely missed by us all, but we wish him and Margaret a very happy retirement up in St Andrews!

                          Watch his final Thursday Chapel here

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                          Good morning! Today it is Dr Barr's final Thursday morning Chapel Service, as he is stepping down as Minister of Cramond Kirk at the end of the month after 27 years serving the local community and also supporting our school community throughout that time during times of great joy and sadness. He will be sorely missed by us all, but we wish him and Margaret a very happy retirement up in St Andrews!

                          Watch his final Thursday Chapel here

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                          The Nursery have been learning all about Autumn and have enjoyed the sunshine when they have been outdoors. They have been building hedgehog houses in the Nursery garden, making leaf crowns, and using the iPad to take photographs of signs of autumn. What fun!

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                          During Lockdown, Magnus, then in P2, cycled round the Isle of Wight in a single day! What an achievement!


                          ONE young cyclist has completed the round the Island cycle route ­— conquering more than 60 miles in a single day.

                          Magnus Wilson, six, finished his cycling challenge in just under seven hours.

                          He's been cycling since he was three years old, and learnt to ride a bike cycling along Cowes seafront.

                          This summer, Magnus transitioned from a mountain bike to a road bike, and as a family, the Wilsons have completed a number of three-hour long routes, improving Magnus' road sense and endurance.

                          "We all enjoy the outdoors, and lockdown was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the great routes on the Island," said Magnus' father, Roland.

                          "Magnus was keen to challenge himself, and set himself the huge target of cycling round the Island in a day.

                          "Given the roads were much quieter than usual, we gladly supported.

                          "We thought he would make it at least half way around, but were so impressed when he completed the whole route."

                          “We picked a day when it was not too windy," said Magnus.

                          "There were a few steep climbs, and only once, on the St Catherine’s Down climb, did I consider giving up.

                          "But when I got to the top and refuelled, I was ready to finish the challenge.

                          "Thanks to all the kind drivers, including busses, for being patient and overtaking safely.

                          "I feel proud of having cycled so far, even though it took the whole day to do.”

                          Magnus clocked 98.45km, burning just short of 3,000 calories.

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                          ONE young cyclist has completed the round the Island cycle route ­— conquering more than 60 miles in a single day.

                          Magnus Wilson, six, finished his cycling challenge in just under seven hours.

                          He's been cycling since he was three years old, and learnt to ride a bike cycling along Cowes seafront.

                          This summer, Magnus transitioned from a mountain bike to a road bike, and as a family, the Wilsons have completed a number of three-hour long routes, improving Magnus' road sense and endurance.

                          "We all enjoy the outdoors, and lockdown was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the great routes on the Island," said Magnus' father, Roland.

                          "Magnus was keen to challenge himself, and set himself the huge target of cycling round the Island in a day.

                          "Given the roads were much quieter than usual, we gladly supported.

                          "We thought he would make it at least half way around, but were so impressed when he completed the whole route."

                          “We picked a day when it was not too windy," said Magnus.

                          "There were a few steep climbs, and only once, on the St Catherine’s Down climb, did I consider giving up.

                          "But when I got to the top and refuelled, I was ready to finish the challenge.

                          "Thanks to all the kind drivers, including busses, for being patient and overtaking safely.

                          "I feel proud of having cycled so far, even though it took the whole day to do.”

                          Magnus clocked 98.45km, burning just short of 3,000 calories.

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                          Good morning and welcome to the final week of the first half of term.

                          This morning, we pay tribute to a man who has been at the centre of our school community for 27 years. Dr Barr is retiring as Minister of Cramond Kirk and he started visiting Cargilfield after being appointed as Minister of Cramind Kirk in 1993. He has been a huge support during times of great sadness and joy, and we have enjoyed his weekly talks in Chapel as well as him presiding at our major Services of the year including the Carol Service and our Easter Service. When we have needed him, Russell has been there, devoting his life to the service of others: he has been a champion of the homeless, helping to set up the charity Fresh Start, and making it one of the key themes during his year as Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 2016, when he invited our Chapel Choir to sing at the General Assembly - a moment we shall never forget - and he has always served his community here in Cramond Kirk, where the large congregations on a Sunday are testament to his work within the community.We wish Russell and Margaret a wonderful retirement - a chance to reduce the golf handicap and spend more time with their grandchildren - and we thank him for all that he has done for our school community. We are very grateful indeed.

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                          Good morning and welcome to the final week of the first half of term.

                          This morning, we pay tribute to a man who has been at the centre of our school community for 27 years. Dr Barr is retiring as Minister of Cramond Kirk and he started visiting Cargilfield after being appointed as Minister of Cramind Kirk in 1993. He has been a huge support during times of great sadness and joy, and we have enjoyed his weekly talks in Chapel as well as him presiding at our major Services of the year including the Carol Service and our Easter Service. When we have needed him, Russell has been there, devoting his life to the service of others: he has been a champion of the homeless, helping to set up the charity Fresh Start, and making it one of the key themes during his year as Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 2016, when he invited our Chapel Choir to sing at the General Assembly - a moment we shall never forget - and he has always served his community here in Cramond Kirk, where the large congregations on a Sunday are testament to his work within the community.We wish Russell and Margaret a wonderful retirement - a chance to reduce the golf handicap and spend more time with their grandchildren - and we thank him for all that he has done for our school community. We are very grateful indeed.

                          Watch the tribute here.

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                          We have just been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag for our whole school approach to environmental issues, and it was great to see Form 4 working so hard together to make our school tidier!


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                          Michael loved his Space topic in P2 last year so much that during Lockdown, with the help of his Mum and Dad, he decided to write a book called 'Things I taught my Parents about Space'. It is designed to be read by adults or older children to younger children. The book explores planets, galaxies, stars and the importance of curiosity at all ages. Michael also wanted to do something for charity as Sir Captain Tom Moore was raising money for charity at the same time as Michael was uncovering his space facts. So with the help of his parents, a book was written, it will be self published and all proceeds will be donated to Fairy Bricks, a charity which donates Lego to children in hospitals in the UK and Ireland. Michael's Space book will be published in November......further details nearer the time.What an amazing achievement! Well done, Michael!

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                          More sunshine today and another great Wednesday cricket session for our Form 8 girls and boys with Stevie Gilmour of Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and Carlton Cricket Club. Very fortunate to have such outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities and coaching, to allow us to play cricket all year round!

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                          In P2 we set about learning the features of a castle by constructing our own castle board. First, we got some large pieces of thick card and cut it to look like a castle wall with the battlements at the top. The children next painted the wall with grey paint then printed blocks of darker grey to resemble the stonework. Using templates, we cut out windows and arrow slits. After that we made a portcullis with strips of black paper. Next, we made a stained-glass window using different sized black frames and squares of coloured tissue paper stuck onto self-adhesive book covering film. To finish we labelled the different features including the merlons which is the solid upright section on the battlements and the crenels which is the space between them. Look at the photographs below which show the different stages of our castle board’s construction and marvel at our finished designs.

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                          Nursery have used the theme of apples to support their learning this week. They have baked apples, sized apples, printed with apples, threaded apples and even played 10 pin bowling with apples. 

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                          Nursery have used the theme of apples to support their learning this week. They have baked apples, sized apples, printed with apples, threaded apples and even played 10 pin bowling with apples. 

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                          Watch the highlights here.

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                          In a world where we are relying heavily on technology to access content online and with the demands that remote learning and lockdown have imposed upon us, it is unsurprising that our children are being exposed to a world of online activity than ever before.  It is incredibly difficult for some of us adults to keep up with what the children are doing online.  Lockdown will have seen children engaging with friends online more than ever before and with new apps and social media platforms being created and launched every day, how do we keep up with children the ever-changing online world?  

                          We simply cannot and that may seem like a very worrying fact for parents.   

                          As a teacher (and a parent) I am aware that I won’t be able to prevent children from using apps that are deemed unsuitable: I can warn the children of the dangers but children will be children; they will be inquisitive or perhaps will feel peer pressure to have apps because their friends have them.  

                          Therefore, it is paramount that we educate children on how to stay in control of what they are doing online and what to do if they feel they are worried or anxious about something they have seen or done online.

                          At Cargilfield, we learn how to be Internet S.M.A.R.T.

                          Safe – Stay safe by ensuring personal information and passwords are kept secret. 

                          Meet – Never meet with an online friend in person, even if you feel you know that person well. 

                          Accept – Do not open or accept e-mails from people you do not know. 

                          Reliable – The Internet is not always reliable.  It contains a lot of false information. 

                          Tell – Tell a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable. 

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                          The most important one I focus on is Tell.  In the real world, when something is bothering us, we need to tell someone.  A problem shared, is a problem halved.   It is important that we do not bottle it up inside.  The exact same approach should apply when we feel something online is bothering us.

                          Of course, this might be seen as being easier said than done.  What if a child was forbidden to download a particular app but did it anyway and then someone started sending them hurtful messages?  Would the child be too afraid to tell because they are more worried about the consequences of disobeying their parents?  In my lessons, the message to the children is that parents would be more upset if you kept your worries to yourself and not tell them.  The children are also aware that there is always the option to speak to a teacher at school or another adult that they trust.

                          The Internet is so vast and exciting to young children but there are so many pitfalls and perils that they won’t be aware of.  We all have to play a role in keeping our children safe when online and can constantly remind children of these dangers but my advice to parents is to take an interest in what their children are doing online and to remind them how to be Internet S.M.A.R.T. 

                          If parents would like to know more about what they can do to help, I recommend the following websites: 

                          https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

                          https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

                          https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

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                          In a world where we are relying heavily on technology to access content online and with the demands that remote learning and lockdown have imposed upon us, it is unsurprising that our children are being exposed to a world of online activity than ever before.  It is incredibly difficult for some of us adults to keep up with what the children are doing online.  Lockdown will have seen children engaging with friends online more than ever before and with new apps and social media platforms being created and launched every day, how do we keep up with children the ever-changing online world?  

                          We simply cannot and that may seem like a very worrying fact for parents.   

                          As a teacher (and a parent) I am aware that I won’t be able to prevent children from using apps that are deemed unsuitable: I can warn the children of the dangers but children will be children; they will be inquisitive or perhaps will feel peer pressure to have apps because their friends have them.  

                          Therefore, it is paramount that we educate children on how to stay in control of what they are doing online and what to do if they feel they are worried or anxious about something they have seen or done online.

                          At Cargilfield, we learn how to be Internet S.M.A.R.T.

                          Safe – Stay safe by ensuring personal information and passwords are kept secret. 

                          Meet – Never meet with an online friend in person, even if you feel you know that person well. 

                          Accept – Do not open or accept e-mails from people you do not know. 

                          Reliable – The Internet is not always reliable.  It contains a lot of false information. 

                          Tell – Tell a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable. 

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                          The most important one I focus on is Tell.  In the real world, when something is bothering us, we need to tell someone.  A problem shared, is a problem halved.   It is important that we do not bottle it up inside.  The exact same approach should apply when we feel something online is bothering us.

                          Of course, this might be seen as being easier said than done.  What if a child was forbidden to download a particular app but did it anyway and then someone started sending them hurtful messages?  Would the child be too afraid to tell because they are more worried about the consequences of disobeying their parents?  In my lessons, the message to the children is that parents would be more upset if you kept your worries to yourself and not tell them.  The children are also aware that there is always the option to speak to a teacher at school or another adult that they trust.

                          The Internet is so vast and exciting to young children but there are so many pitfalls and perils that they won’t be aware of.  We all have to play a role in keeping our children safe when online and can constantly remind children of these dangers but my advice to parents is to take an interest in what their children are doing online and to remind them how to be Internet S.M.A.R.T. 

                          If parents would like to know more about what they can do to help, I recommend the following websites: 

                          https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

                          https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

                          https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

                          RM

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                          P3 have been learning about Roman toys by looking at Roman artefacts of toys used in Ancient Rome by children who lived there.  Normally we would take a trip to the National Museum of Scotland where we do a workshop looking at Roman artefacts and learning all about them!  This year we had to improvise and brought the artefacts to the classroom as photos and discussed them in groups.  We talked about what the toys were, what they are made of and what we can learn about the Romans from looking at these types of artefacts.


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                          P3 have been learning about Roman toys by looking at Roman artefacts of toys used in Ancient Rome by children who lived there.  Normally we would take a trip to the National Museum of Scotland where we do a workshop looking at Roman artefacts and learning all about them!  This year we had to improvise and brought the artefacts to the classroom as photos and discussed them in groups.  We talked about what the toys were, what they are made of and what we can learn about the Romans from looking at these types of artefacts.


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                          Nursery have used the theme of apples to support their learning this week. They have baked apples, sized apples, printed with apples, threaded apples and even played 10 pin bowling with apples. 

                          Photo 30 09 2020, 12 04 13

                          Photo 02 10 2020, 09 16 26

                          Watch the highlights here.

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                          Nursery have used the theme of apples to support their learning this week. They have baked apples, sized apples, printed with apples, threaded apples and even played 10 pin bowling with apples. 

                          Photo 30 09 2020, 12 04 13

                          Photo 02 10 2020, 09 16 26

                          Watch the highlights here.

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                          P3 have been learning about Roman toys by looking at Roman artefacts of toys used in Ancient Rome by children who lived there.  Normally we would take a trip to the National Museum of Scotland where we do a workshop looking at Roman artefacts and learning all about them!  This year we had to improvise and brought the artefacts to the classroom as photos and discussed them in groups.  We talked about what the toys were, what they are made of and what we can learn about the Romans from looking at these types of artefacts.


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                          Thank you to Mrs Helen Harrison, Head at Fettes College and former Cargilfield parent, for her important message at our remote Chapel Service. It is lovely to see former pupil, Bella, who is now in the UVI and a school prefect.As Fettes celebrates its 150th birthday today, the values of Dr Potts, its founding Headmaster, are as important now as they were back then. Trying your best, thinking of others, being kind and 'going for it'. His strong friendship with Charles Darnell, Cargilfield's first Headmaster, meant that these were qualities that both schools felt were important and remain so to this day.

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                          Thank you to Mrs Helen Harrison, Head at Fettes College and former Cargilfield parent, for her important message at our remote Chapel Service. It is lovely to see former pupil, Bella, who is now in the UVI and a school prefect.As Fettes celebrates its 150th birthday today, the values of Dr Potts, its founding Headmaster, are as important now as they were back then. Trying your best, thinking of others, being kind and 'going for it'. His strong friendship with Charles Darnell, Cargilfield's first Headmaster, meant that these were qualities that both schools felt were important and remain so to this day.

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                          Form 5 have been learning about pneumatic and hydraulics in Technology. This week's lesson was discovering how using a smaller syringe filled with water can overpower someone holding a large syringe at the other end. There was a bit of water to clean up at the end!

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                          As part of their Science unit on respiration and breathing, Form 7 had a go at dissecting some lungs. They particularly enjoyed feeling the different types of tissue making up the lungs and some were surprised that the lungs weren't hollow!

                          We also had a look at the structure of the heart and discussed why it was important that the heart had two separate sides.

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                          As part of their Science unit on respiration and breathing, Form 7 had a go at dissecting some lungs. They particularly enjoyed feeling the different types of tissue making up the lungs and some were surprised that the lungs weren't hollow!

                          We also had a look at the structure of the heart and discussed why it was important that the heart had two separate sides.

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                          Cargilfield is now an Eco School, receiving our first Green Flag! The school have worked incredibly hard as a team to make this happen from Nursery to Form 8. The Nursery grew vegetables, sold them and donated the money towards Mary’s Meals, Pre Prep have carried out various beach clean ups and litter picks and  Eco Committees were created throughout the school. They joined forces to create an Action Plan that the children and staff worked to meet the targets that were set. Mr Taylor and the Bursar have been very patient with some of the Eco Committee requests! 

                          There are lots of exciting eco-friendly plans being organised behind the scenes; watch this space! The hard work continues at Cargilfield as the Upper School are carrying our beach clean ups throughout the year. At Cargilfield we are not only kind to each other, but also to our planet.

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                          There are lots of exciting eco-friendly plans being organised behind the scenes; watch this space! The hard work continues at Cargilfield as the Upper School are carrying our beach clean ups throughout the year. At Cargilfield we are not only kind to each other, but also to our planet.

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                          The latest in a series of blogs from our teachers on what goes on behind the classroom door. This week it is about how to support your child's learning at home. 

                          “If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein.

                          We are often asked by parents how they can support their children’s learning at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and therefore a lot of what they have always instinctively done is still valuable.

                          Read more by clicking the link https://www.cargilfield.com/teaching-and-learning/news/

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                          The latest in a series of blogs from our teachers on what goes on behind the classroom door. This week it is about how to support your child's learning at home. 

                          “If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein.

                          We are often asked by parents how they can support their children’s learning at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and therefore a lot of what they have always instinctively done is still valuable.

                          Read more by clicking the link https://www.cargilfield.com/teaching-and-learning/news/

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                          How can I support my child outwith school?

                          “If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein

                          We are often asked by parents how they can support their children’s learning at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and therefore a lot of what they have always instinctively done is still valuable.

                          Reading.

                          Read to and with your child as much as possible. At school we read to promote a love of literature from an early age. You can do the same. Stories at bedtime are a natural way to settle your child for a good night’s sleep. At the same time you are creating important positive associations with reading and literature. This love of literature is the foundation of your child’s life-long reading experience. Don’t forget to let them see you reading so they appreciate the value of reading as a life-long human skill.

                          When you are out and about ask your child to read signs for you. These may be street signs or labels on museum items or on monuments. Having a go is much more important than accuracy, and you can help with the hard words. Remember to ask what the sign means.

                          Writing

                          When you are out and about get your children to send postcards to their friends and relations. Always carry some stamps and a pen for this purpose. This encourages them to do a manageable amount of writing, and then, in due course, enjoy the positive feedback when people receive their words.

                          Encourage your children to make notes for you when you are planning a task. For example, dictate your shopping list, then when you get to the supermarket, ask them to read out the items for you. This reinforces the usefulness of writing, and that it is even more than conveying a story.

                          During the longer breaks encourage your child to create their own journal of their experiences. Allow them to choose a special notebook and encourage them to put in items, e.g. tickets and photos, which they have collected. In addition discuss their treasures and suggest they write notes to explain their significance. The more enthusiastic you are, the more they will want to develop their journal. Do not worry if they do not write a diary as such, just share and enjoy their written reflections.

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                          Numeracy and other mathematical skills.

                          Depending upon what stage your child is at there are lots of informal ways you can help your child. Get them to read numbers on, say, houses you are passing. Ask which number comes before and after. Ask them to read out prices for you. Practise tables and number bonds when you are stuck in traffic. Make up numerical problems for your child to solve while shopping, e.g. “how many sandwiches will we need if Granny and Grandpa come on our picnic?” Bake with your child as the measuring of ingredients is excellent practice, as well as the baking itself being a vital life skill. Play shops with your child using plastic or real coins. Encourage them to spot 2d and 3d shapes in the home and when you are out and about, and see if they can spot patterns. Encourage your child to tell the time both on analogue and digital clocks, starting with “o’clock”, then “half past” and so on. Play games that involve counting or patterns. Make your home maths-friendly by having equipment such as rulers, scales, etc all readily available. When you use them explain what you are doing to your child. Encourage your child to make comparisons, e.g. which is the heaviest, longest, smallest fastest, hottest, most expensive etc.

                          Your child’s class teacher can tell you exactly at what level to pitch your questions.

                          Remember to keep it fun!

                          Maggie Pithie

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                          How can I support my child outwith school?

                          “If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein

                          We are often asked by parents how they can support their children’s learning at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and therefore a lot of what they have always instinctively done is still valuable.

                          Reading.

                          Read to and with your child as much as possible. At school we read to promote a love of literature from an early age. You can do the same. Stories at bedtime are a natural way to settle your child for a good night’s sleep. At the same time you are creating important positive associations with reading and literature. This love of literature is the foundation of your child’s life-long reading experience. Don’t forget to let them see you reading so they appreciate the value of reading as a life-long human skill.

                          When you are out and about ask your child to read signs for you. These may be street signs or labels on museum items or on monuments. Having a go is much more important than accuracy, and you can help with the hard words. Remember to ask what the sign means.

                          Writing

                          When you are out and about get your children to send postcards to their friends and relations. Always carry some stamps and a pen for this purpose. This encourages them to do a manageable amount of writing, and then, in due course, enjoy the positive feedback when people receive their words.

                          Encourage your children to make notes for you when you are planning a task. For example, dictate your shopping list, then when you get to the supermarket, ask them to read out the items for you. This reinforces the usefulness of writing, and that it is even more than conveying a story.

                          During the longer breaks encourage your child to create their own journal of their experiences. Allow them to choose a special notebook and encourage them to put in items, e.g. tickets and photos, which they have collected. In addition discuss their treasures and suggest they write notes to explain their significance. The more enthusiastic you are, the more they will want to develop their journal. Do not worry if they do not write a diary as such, just share and enjoy their written reflections.

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                          Numeracy and other mathematical skills.

                          Depending upon what stage your child is at there are lots of informal ways you can help your child. Get them to read numbers on, say, houses you are passing. Ask which number comes before and after. Ask them to read out prices for you. Practise tables and number bonds when you are stuck in traffic. Make up numerical problems for your child to solve while shopping, e.g. “how many sandwiches will we need if Granny and Grandpa come on our picnic?” Bake with your child as the measuring of ingredients is excellent practice, as well as the baking itself being a vital life skill. Play shops with your child using plastic or real coins. Encourage them to spot 2d and 3d shapes in the home and when you are out and about, and see if they can spot patterns. Encourage your child to tell the time both on analogue and digital clocks, starting with “o’clock”, then “half past” and so on. Play games that involve counting or patterns. Make your home maths-friendly by having equipment such as rulers, scales, etc all readily available. When you use them explain what you are doing to your child. Encourage your child to make comparisons, e.g. which is the heaviest, longest, smallest fastest, hottest, most expensive etc.

                          Your child’s class teacher can tell you exactly at what level to pitch your questions.

                          Remember to keep it fun!

                          Maggie Pithie

                          Learning Support Teacher

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                          On Tuesday the P2 children arrived dressed in medieval attire for the P2 Castle Day. Our magnificently dressed Lords and Ladies (including our mighty steed!) were expertly taken through their dance steps by Lady Brockbank in the first of many dances performed in medieval style. We then practised some jester skills such as juggling with scarves and some quite tricky acrobatic feats. Carrying on the jester theme, we then returned to one of the rooms in our castle to make our own jester hats. Meanwhile the cooks were busy in the castle kitchen preparing a scrumptious banquet for us in the ‘banqueting hall’. We feasted on numerous courses starting with a tasty vegetable broth served with chunks of crusty bread. This was followed by an assortment of meats such as wild boar, pigeon pie, chicken drumsticks and quails’ eggs! 

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                          We ate vegetables from the castle gardens and drank ‘wine’ crushed from the grapes. Dessert followed with delicious berry tarts as well as jellied and candied fruit. We ate off ‘trenchers’ – slices of bread and ate with our fingers. There were no forks in the Middle Ages! During our feast we welcomed Lord Taylor of Cargilfield who had just returned from a morning of hunting in the forest, and entertained him with our jester jokes. The afternoon saw us in training to be knights and performing various challenges. Each required strength, accuracy, bravery and a lot of perseverance! We used catapults to fire ‘rocks’ at the castle walls, threw ‘spears’ at increasing distances, and practised our jousting skills aiming our ‘lances’ through rings while riding on our hobby horses! We concluded our excellent and highly entertaining day with a jousting tournament bravely fought by those participating. A huge thank you to all those who helped make our first P2 medieval day at Cargilfield such a memorable one!   

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                          We ate vegetables from the castle gardens and drank ‘wine’ crushed from the grapes. Dessert followed with delicious berry tarts as well as jellied and candied fruit. We ate off ‘trenchers’ – slices of bread and ate with our fingers. There were no forks in the Middle Ages! During our feast we welcomed Lord Taylor of Cargilfield who had just returned from a morning of hunting in the forest, and entertained him with our jester jokes. The afternoon saw us in training to be knights and performing various challenges. Each required strength, accuracy, bravery and a lot of perseverance! We used catapults to fire ‘rocks’ at the castle walls, threw ‘spears’ at increasing distances, and practised our jousting skills aiming our ‘lances’ through rings while riding on our hobby horses! We concluded our excellent and highly entertaining day with a jousting tournament bravely fought by those participating. A huge thank you to all those who helped make our first P2 medieval day at Cargilfield such a memorable one!   

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                          Cargilfield Connected

                          We can’t welcome you to our grounds right now, but we can offer you a virtual tour and we can answer questions via email or telephone. We especially like to chat face-to-face on a video call.

                          We have places available for 2020 entry in most year groups.

                          For now, we hope that this video, presented by our Headmaster, Mr Rob Taylor, will give you a flavour of what life is like here at Cargilfield. Our website and social media channels are kept up to date and hold a wealth of information about our school.

                          Our Registrar, Fiona Craig is available to contact via email: registrar@cargilfield.com and she will be happy to help you.

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