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NHS Lothian ‘s video links in multiple languages about the LFD and PCR tests

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NHS Lothian ‘s video links in multiple languages about the LFD and PCR tests.

The languages include Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish, English1, and Romanian.

English2 [African presenter], Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Bengali, Polish, BSL, Swahili and Kurdish are in the process of being uploaded.

Link for all the videos https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/videos

There are four video links for each language version.

  1. The video link titled ‘The LFD test for people with no symptoms’ encourages people to get tested. It provides information on the LFD test, where to get tested and the support available if they test positive.
  2.  https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/641903337  (English)
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  4. 2. The video link titled ‘What is a PCR test?‘  provides information on why people should take the PCR test, where to get tested, what support is available if they test positive and how to keep safe.
  5. https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/641616186 (English)
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  7. 3. The video link titled ‘How to do an LFD test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the LFD test, what to do if you are positive, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.
  8. https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/641925122 (English)
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  10. 4. The video link titled ‘How to do a PCR test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the PCR test.
  11. The video also explains what to do if you test positive, when to return to work, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.
  12. https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/641902144 (English)

Even vaccinated people can catch COVID19 and pass it on. Getting tested can help us all to stay safe and return to normal life again

Trinity News: December 7th

Dear Parents and Carers

With the Festive season well and truly upon us, Christmas@TPS is going well.  Last week saw us decorate our school corridors with art based on The Snawman, (watch out for a reading of this by some of our learners), a fabulous Star Time event, (‘the best ever’ to quote some), some classes being Snowball Splattered and our reverse advent calendar already reaching over £80 of donations.  The variety of Christmas outfits is amazing!

As we enter week two, P1 and P2 will be meeting Mrs Claus in the secret garden and enjoying a story and a toasted marshmallow, the silent disco will be in action, our ‘trip’ to the theatre and Christmas lunch will take place on Wed, P6 and P7 will be partying on Thursday whilst P5 will run their Christmas market and on Friday we will gather in the front playground for our outdoor service.  We are delighted that by the end of this week, parents and carers of P5 and P7 will have been able to attend a school event.   The week of Dec 13th sees parents and carers of P3 able to watch the P3 show, albeit all outdoors.   In the new year we will be looking at what we can offer for P1, P2, P4 and P6 families.

As I am sure you will appreciate there are costs attached to the various activities (silent disco hire, panto, party food, decorations, ice lollies, mallows etc) and school budgets are tight.  We have set up a Christmas payment of £4 per pupil to be paid through parentpay but please simply pay what you can.  No child will  miss out on any of the activities because of cost.   A huge thanks to Morrisons on Ferry Road who have provided the ice lollies at a discounted rate.

An inclusive authority :

There are times in all schools when the behaviours shown by some learners can cause concern.   Please be assured that we are very aware of these behaviours and that we work with our Additional Support for Learning service, health professionals, educational psychologist and other partners as we strive to get it right for all of our learners.  The following statement was produced by the City of Edinburgh council – you may find this helpful to read.   Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this further.

In Edinburgh children and young people are at the heart of our vision for the future.

As an inclusive community we work with parents, carers and, where appropriate, partner agencies to support all children and young people. 

By working together, we help children and young people to develop understanding about relationships, respect, teamwork, honesty, fairness, patience, and compassion. We do this by offering interesting and relevant learning experiences, by providing our staff with the training and resources they need, and by working with the whole community to accept and care for one another.  This isn’t always easy, but we believe it is essential so that our children and young people understand the people they meet and learn how to work together to handle setbacks and difficult situations throughout their lives. 

When children and young people experience adverse events or as a response to their additional support need, they let us know by reacting in different ways.  This presents difficulties for those around them.  By working together, by understanding the cause and working out solutions, we can find a way to solve or deal with a problem.  If it takes time to get over a problem we will work with a child, young person, and their family to work out the best way forward.  This may involve making adaptations and providing additional support or in exceptional circumstances identifying a change of environment.

We recognise that we all experience difficult times, and that everyone deserves the best possible care and support.  In Edinburgh we support children and young people to learn in different ways according to their needs. As children and young people learn to read, write, and count some require more support than others do. This need for support arises for a variety of reasons learning difficulties, challenges with emotional regulation and social communication issues.  We must meet the needs of all our students in a fair, compassionate, and proportionate way.

In considering how to support all children and young people reach their full potential   it may not always be possible to arrive at a resolution all parties agree.  However, we will to listen to any parent, young person, child or member of staff and work together to resolve difficulties. 

We are committed to do all we can to make Edinburgh an inclusive place to live and learn.

As we head towards the end of term I would like to thank you again for all the support and understanding you have given our school community.  Since March 2020 I have felt a real sense of being in this together.  Whilst I do not think any of us thought that in Dec 2021 we would still be facing restrictions in school the fact remains that we are.  More than ever we need to continue to be kind to each other and to persevere.  We can do this!

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 | Email :  jacqueline.scott@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk 

Website : www.trinity-pri.com

Perseverance          Respect          Creativity          Kindness

Christmas @ Trinity News: Wednesday 24th November 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers

Apologies for the delay in sending out our Christmas activities calendar.  Please find dates below along with information about what is planned.  A paper copy of the calendar will be issued to every child to help everyone keep up to speed with what’s on and what’s needed.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact school.

In line with COVID guidance the children will be spending considerable amounts of time outside, or in school with windows and doors open, so please do make sure they are warmly dressed!

Tis the season to be jolly!

The following currently sits within COVID guidance.  However please do remember that we may have to alter if necessary. 

Mon 29th Nov : Watch ‘The Snowman’ in preparation for house art

Tues 30th Nov : Christmas jumpers etc are welcome to be worn from now on.  

House art day – all the children will be involved in doing art to represent ‘The Snawman’ a Scots version of ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs

Wed Dec 1st  : the following begin from the 1st

Trees will go up in foyer and outside front door.

Reverse advent calendar : children are welcome to bring in money donations instead of sending cards to each other.  House Captains will select a charity.

Santa fitness challenge : classes will be given a fitness challenge to complete.  Once completed they will add a piece of Santa to our large jigsaw

You’ve been Snowball Splattered!  : each class is tasked with secretly ‘snowball splattering’ another class.   

Snowman cutout photo : watch out for some amusing photos of children as they stick their head through the snowman face.     

Thurs 2nd Dec : Christmas Star Time : whole school

This year we have planned a variety of activities using mainly recycled materials and limited plastic.

Week of 6th Dec : Silent Disco :  whole school

Each stage has been allocated a slot as below

Mon : P2 and P5       Tues P1, P3 and P4           Thurs : P6 and P7

Mon 6th and Tues 7th Dec : Story in secret garden for P1 and P2

We are hoping Mrs Claus and elves will be in the garden to read a Christmas story to P1 and P2.    Toasted marshmallows will be on offer!

Wed Dec 8th : Pantomime and Christmas Lunch : whole school  

The plan is to make the day a ‘trip to the theatre and out for lunch’ so dressing up is welcomed!   A fair bit of poetic licence is required I know!   Elves will deliver an ice lolly to each child at the end of their pantomime ‘trip’. 

If you have not ordered a school Christmas lunch please remember to send in a packed lunch with your child.   

Thurs 9th Dec : Party and Activity day for P6 and P7 (dress for a party but please remember there will be time outside playing!)

Fri 10th Dec : Outdoor Christmas Service : whole school

Our plan is to hold our Christmas service in the playground.  Warm clothes will be needed!   In line with current guidance we are delighted that we will be able to invite P7 parents and carers to attend if they wish to do so.  I really do appreciate that many others would also love to come along but we have to limit numbers and have made the decision to invite P7 families as this is their last year at Trinity.  P7 parents and carers please look out for further info. 

Mon 13th : Party and Activity day for P2 (dress for a party but please remember there will be time outside playing!)

P3 pupils will also be presenting their outdoor show ‘Mermaids V Pirates’ to parents and carers of P3J

P3 parents and carers please look out for further info. 

Tues 14th  : Party and Activity day for P1 and P5 (dress for a party but please remember there will be time outside playing!)

P3 pupils will also be presenting their outdoor show ‘Mermaids V Pirates’ to parents and carers of P3F and P3K

P3 parents and carers please look out for further info.

P1 Nativity (online) will be shared with parents and carers – watch out for a link to this

Wed 15th  : Party and Activity day for P4 and P3 (dress for a party but please remember there will be time outside playing!)

Thurs 16th : Come dressed in PJs for ‘PJs and Film’ day  : whole school

Playground chalk art – classes will have the chance to take part in street art as they decorate our playground with Christmas art

Fri 17th : School closes for Christmas holidays.  

With COVID restrictions still in place finish times will be as follows

11.30am : P5, P6 and P7       11.45am  P3 and P4       12.00 P1 and P2

We are ever hopeful that all of the above will be able to happen.  Our main aim is to keep everyone safe and school open. 

Please support us with the following :

  • Ensure your child is on time and at the correct gate
  • Do not enter the playground unless collecting from P1 or P2.  Wear face coverings unless exempt
  • If your child has symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and book a test immediately
  • Make sure your child is dressed warmly – windows and doors are open and children are often outside

Thank you so much for your ongoing understanding and patience.  The last 20 months has certainly come with challenges for us all but we continue to be in this together and we will get through it together.  Seeing our learners in school laughing, learning and having fun shows how well we have all done and continue to do. 

Here’s to a Festive few weeks ahead!

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Trinity News: November 17th

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you are all well.  I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we continue to manage COVID infections and restrictions.  We are all very aware of how long it has been since we were able to welcome parents and carers into school – in fact for some families it is possible you have never actually been into the building that you send your child to each day.    We are desperate to open our doors again but in the meantime I hope you feel confident that we are doing all we can to ensure all our learners make progress and enjoy being at school.  

We are in the process of organising Christmas@Trinity.  For those of you familiar with us you will know that we try to include something for everyone and make the month of December a special one.  Our view is you are only young once!   Please look out for the Christmas activities calendar on Friday.

To get ahead of things the following information is worth noting:

  • From Nov 30th (house Christmas Art Day) Christmas jumpers are actively encouraged.  If your child has one and wants to wear it each day they are very welcome to do so.  Our sustainability group are keen to organise a ‘recycle your Christmas jumper’ event.  If you have any Christmas jumpers / T shirts no longer required please do send them into school as soon as possible. 
  • Christmas Star Time will take place on Thurs Dec 2nd.  This year we are aiming to use as many natural and recycled materials as possible.  The following items would be much appreciated – please send into school anytime from now:
    • Wool
    • Old clean white socks – any size
    • Material scraps
    • Buttons
    • Pine cones
  • To reduce paper / card use we ask that children do not bring in Christmas cards to distribute to friends but instead make a donation towards our reverse advent calendar – instead of getting something out / we put something in!  More info will follow
  • Christmas ‘picnic’ lunch : school Christmas lunch will take place on Wed 8th Dec.  Orders must be made on parentpay by Mon 29th Nov.  As with last year lunch will be provided in a Christmas box and will be eaten in classrooms.

Security

It is helpful to everyone if your child arrives at school at the correct time:

8.30am for P5, P6 and P7             8.45am for P3 and P4                     9.00am for P1 and P2

If you are late and no staff member is present at the back gate, children must be brought to the front gate on Newhaven Road and a phone call made to the school office.    For the security of everyone children should not be let into the back playground.  Once the P1 doors are closed the staff do not always realise that a child is outside.

Aug 2022

Enrolment for starting school in Aug 2022 is now open.   This has to be completed online.  If you have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 Feb 2018 please complete the form or get in touch with the school office if you require any assistance.  

And finally a huge thank you to those families who came along to our playground tidy.  It was so lovely to actually see and chat with members of our school community.   What a difference they made!  The chicken house and rabbit hutch are now all prepared and ready for our new additions.  We will be welcoming them in January.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott    

Elvis Kids

Recently, we published evidence that cells use the chloride from salt to fight viral infections. Also, nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.

If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.

Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!

You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.

Your child does not need to attend.

Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.

Further information is in the attached flyer or at www.elviskids.co.uk ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.