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P2 Site Visit

P2 became the very first children to step inside the new Coldside Campus when they visited on Thursday 14th September.  After donning hard hats and high visibility vests they set off on a tour with staff from Robertson's Group who are building the new schools.  You can see more pictures in their class gallery.  There will be opportunities for more visits for other classes as the build progresses. Robertson's will be coming into school during the year to work with all the children on some exciting building projects.

P4 at DUFC

P4 are taking part in Dundee United Football Club's Community Education project this year with eight sessions at Tannadice.  For an idea of the project you can see how the children of Den's Road Primary got on last year HERE.

Literacy, numeracy, health & wellbeing are all targeted with weekly visits to the club and a wide variety of activities.  See their class gallery for photos.

This Festival for P5-7

On Friday 8th September Primaries 5 -7 visited This Festival.  They met games developers and designers from Abertay and UoD. They  played new and retro games from pinball machines to virtual reality.  They heard talks from DC Thomson on the production of gaming magazines and from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on animation degree courses.  You can see photos in the class galleries.

We would like to thank the organisers and Jenni McKay from DCC Digital learning for inviting us to attend.  It was a very enjoyable and informative morning.

 

Flower and Food Festival

Having prepared their entries for the competitions, P2 - P7 visited Dundee Flower and Food Festival at Camperdown Park on Friday 1st September.  They were delighted to find they had won prizes in several categories!

We are very grateful to the parents/carers who volunteered their time to come along and help. 

Some Code Club date changes for 2017-2018

Please see HERE for 8 dates when Monday Code Club will be on a Tuesday!  Many thanks.

VIP visitors

On Tuesday we welcomed some VIPs to see the variety of digital and computing skills we have developed in our young learners. The six visitors were made up of a range of VIPs in charge of the documentation and development of the Forth Rail Bridge and Queensferry Crossing.
They left saying they had been completely inspired by the children's skills, knowledge and creativity.  Well done Aqsa, Conor, Taylor, Allanis, Neve and Marks for showing your superb learning.

Reminder for P4 parents : Free School Meals

All pupils in Primary 1 - 3 receive free school meals.

From Primary 4 onwards parents will need to apply for free school meals. Free school meals are available to all pupils whose parents receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance - Income Based, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit ONLY with an income of less than £16,105, or BOTH Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income less than £6,420 (as assessed by HMRC).

Application forms can be submitted online:

School Meal Application Form

Or you could request a form to be issued by contacting:

Customer Contact Centre
Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Dundee DD1 1QE
Tel: 01382 433458

If you need help with this please contact our School and Family Support Worker John Marr at school.

Minecraft and more...

Click HERE to go to our links page to find details of a free Minecraft Education offer along with other coding and computing favourites we use in school.

Free Course on understanding your child's behaviour.

A free course on understanding your child's behaviour is being offered at Dundee Women's Aid.  From sleeping problems to temper tantrums, this course can help.   It will run for 10 weeks, 10.00-12.00 on Thursdays from 17th August.  A creche is available. See the poster for details and contact Lucie on 01382 220803 for more details.
 

NASA visit Rosebank!

We were privileged to have a visit from a real life rocket scientist from NASA today.  Kevin Mellett is the Chief of the Moscow Technical Liaison Office between mission Controls in Moscow and Houston. Kevin enthralled the children with his talk on space exploration, the International Space Station and the planned missions to Mars.  Afterwards the children asked many, many amazing questions which Kevin answered. 

Many thanks to John Smith for arranging Kevin's visit to us today.  We are sure when the manned missions go to Mars in 2030, Rosebank children will remember this day!