The Ministers for Literature and our library committee have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks working their way through donated books, sorting out the bookshelves and beginning the job of covering and coding all new or donated books. It’s been a lot of work but the library already looks greatly improved. The committee, after an extensive consultation process, has created a wish list which includes soft furnishings, further shelving and display cases and we hope money from the PTA will cover the cost of these items. This will mean we will soon have an  accessible, comfortable library which encourages a lifelong love of reading.

 

On Saturday (21st) a group of 7 volunteer parents will complete a full day’s cycling course which will allow them to deliver the Bikeability programme to our pupils. We are very grateful to these parents giving up some of their precious free time to take part and will keep our fingers crossed that the snow forecast will not reach West Linton before the end of their day!

 

We have had visiting PE and dance teachers in school over the past few weeks together with a professional photographer working with various classes. The children have participated in lessons led by the specialists and have been photographed during these times so that a set of PE cards can be produced to support class teachers deliver the PE & Dance outcomes from a Curriculum for Excellence. The visitors have commented on the children’s consistent enthusiasm, hard work and excellent behaviour. Well done everyone!

 

Finally the first week of our Class Novel Studies has finished. The pupils have really engaged with the learning and it’s been super to be around school and see the huge variety of texts and experiences the teachers have planned and prepared so throughly for. Next week is Scottish Book Week and we ask that you continue to support us by encouraging your child to read independently every day, or by listening to them read or reading to them during this time.