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February 2016

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Scholastic Book Fair


You will find attached to the Newsletter a booklet from Scholastic highlighting some of the books that will be available at the upcoming Book Fair.  The booklet also contains information about a Design a Dragon competition, money off coupons on certain books and an ordering form for anyone who is not able to visit the Book Fair.


The Book Fair will be open for children to browse (but not buy) with their classes during the school day on Wednesday 10th February.  It will then be open at these times for parents/carers to visit:


  • Wednesday 10th February – 3.15 to 3.45 pm Gym Hall and 4.00 to 6.00 pm Miss Semple’s Classroom (during Parent/Carer and Teacher appointments)

  • Thursday 11th February – 3.15 to 3.45 pm Gym Hall

  • Wednesday 24th February – 6.00 to 8.00 pm Miss Semple’s Classroom (during Parent/Carer and Teacher appointments)


A £1 World Book Day token will also be given out to every child before the Book Fair.  The token will be valid at the Book Fair.  World Book Day itself is on Thursday 3rd March this year.

Healthy Snack Days


The Pupil Council collected information from all of the classes on our Health Snacks Day last Friday 22nd January.  There was a very positive response from the children in the school.  Most children brought in healthy snacks.  The most popular snacks were fruit, then vegetables, then other including bread sticks, yoghurt and cheese.  Views from every class were also very positive.  Following the Pupil Council’s discussion and suggestion, we will be holding one Healthy Snack Day every month.


We hope that Healthy Snacks Days will encourage children to understand the benefits of a balanced diet.  We want to use the days as specific opportunities to promote alternatives to crisps, sweets, chocolate or biscuits and to encourage discussion among the children.  We would like Healthy Snacks Day once a month to be part of our broad approach to the Health and Wellbeing curriculum and, in particular, to the subject of healthy eating.


Mrs Glen from the Oral Health Team has also recently led two lessons each with P1, P4 and P7 pupils, as she does every year.  As part of that programme, the children were encouraged to learn about and experience the benefits of healthy food and the problems that can arise particularly with regard to tooth decay from eating high-calorie snacks.  There is lots of useful information in this respect on the Childsmile website.