Welcome to Kilmartin Primary School Website
The school now has a Toddler Group that meets every Monday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3pm. All welcome - babies up to pre school. Come along and find out about Book Bug, sensory play and have a chat with other parents.
NEW INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS November 2012
The website is currently being updated and you will find lots of new information by clicking on the PARENT INFO tab. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on the website that you think would be helpful for you and other parents. All school documents can be found on this page.
Kilmartin Primary is an Active Learning School
Learning best occurs while children are active. A growing body of research is determining that physical activity activates the brain much more so than doing seatwork. While sitting increases fatigue and reduces concentration, moderate- to vigorous-intensity movement feeds oxygen, water, and glucose to the brain, optimizing its performance. Furthermore, learning by doing creates more neural networks in the brain and throughout the body, making the entire body a tool for learning. Active learning is also more fun and engaging for young children, which means it matters to them and is more likely to encourage lifelong learning.
We learn 80% of what we experience physically and sensorially but only 10% of what we read.
Early Level Class
Highly positive feedback was given recently on the school's new Early Years development by the Education Authority. Alice Sharp, a highly experienced early years professional who is currently working with Argyll & Bute was delighted with the progress that the school has made in such a short time this session. She commented on how well the different age groups were working together and how much the pre school children were benefitting from having challenge and high quality input from all of the adults who work together as a team to deliver the best possible learning opportunities for the children.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD IS UNWELL?
When children are young, it can often be difficult to decide on a school morning if they are well enough to come to school. We would rather you erred on the safe side, keeping your child off for a day, giving them a chance to rest and any symptoms to either become more noticeable or disappear altogether. Bugs spread very quickly at school, especially at the early level, so please be aware of this if your child has a temperature and is sneezing and coughing or complaining of feeling sick.
If you do decide that school is the best option, please alert your child's teacher so that she knows you have some concerns. This can be done easily by writing a message in the green book or by telephoning or e-mailing the school. We will then be aware of your child's possible symptoms and this will help us to look out for any deterioration in their health. If this happens, the school will contact you to make arrangements for the child to be taken home.
It is essential that you always inform the school if you have any concerns about your child's health. Young children are not able to explain symptoms reliably to a teacher so parents must ensure that important information is always passed to a teacher.
Please also remember to check your child regularly for headlice, threadworm and scabies and if you find that your child has any symptoms of these, please let the school know. Any information of this sort will be treated confidentially.
We would love you to become involved in the school and we are always happy to receive your comments on how we could further improve our service. Please use the contact button below if you have anything you would like to share.If you would like to come into school to help in classes or with outings, please let the school know.
FOREST SCHOOL For ALL in Session 12/13
Following on from the success of exteding Forest School for all children in nursery up to P.4 each week last session, Kilmartin P.S. now provides this wonderful opportunity to all of the children form nursery to P.7 on a regular basis. This exciting new development will provide many new opportunties for all of our children and at Kilmartin P.S. encouraging them to learn and be active in the environment while stimulating creativity and social skills which are all key aims in the school's vision and values.
Ethos of Forest School
The ethos of Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to instigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in children's right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and their potential.
Significantly, and on many levels, a woodland environment is central in supporting this very dynamic approach to learning: the passage of time, from the changing of the seasons, to the contemplation of an ancient tree; the dynamic nature of an outdoor environment - an infinite source of smells, textures, sounds and tastes; a range of visual stimuli from near to far, high to low, very big to very small; and the infinite layers of historical, cultural, spiritual and mythological significance that speak of our deep relationship with trees and woodland through the ages.
School Contact Information
Head Teacher: Fiona Johnson
Kilmartin Primary School
Tel: 01546 510 293
Fax: 01546 510 362
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