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Drumlanrig PS P2-3 Boys Football after school club

Hawick Active School, Hawick Youth Football Club and Drumlanrig PS are pleased to offer every primary 2 to Primary 3 boy at the school the opportunity to attend a new football after school club. The club will run for 4 weeks starting Friday the 2nd February , from 1pm-2pm in the school games hall. We will have 1 week off on Friday the 9th February due to the school in-service day.

Due to anticipated high demand there will be a limit of 15 pupils set on the class size. it is therefore imperative if your son wishes to attend that the return slip below is returned to your school office as soon as possible to confirm your place.

Local SFA qualified Hawick Youth CFC coach and Drumlanrig parent Leigh Deas will kindly take the boys through various tailored skill practices followed by some small sided games. The club is about getting the boys interested in playing football and having fun.

Can we please ask that these forms are returned to your school  office by as soon as possible to allow sessions to be planned  depending on the numbers attending. P2-3 boys will be walked along to Drumlanrig PS gym hall for 1pm to allow a prompt start. We look forward to seeing you all there! The football club will be FREE of change to attend.

All the children will need is suitable indoor clothing footwear for playing football and a bottle of water to keep hydrated during the session.                                                                                                                              

Book Pack For P1-3 

Every child in p1-3 has been given a book pack from Scottish Book Trust. We hope you and your child will enjoy reading the stories and that you will try out some dof the activities in the pack. As part of our school improvement plan we are trying to raise attainment in reading. One of the ways we aim to do this is by promoting the children's enjoyment of reading. Research has shown that enjoy reading are more likely to read and consequently become better readers.  We will be trying a variety of things over the year and need to see if these have made a difference. We would like your help with this by completing the attached surveys one for yourself and one with your child. We need you to be honest in your response so you do not need to include your name and if you prefer you can complete the form online.

the parent / carer survey

the child's survey  

Thankyou for taking the time to read this letter and if you are able to complete the survey by Friday 9th December that would be most helpful.


Some Games to Support Mathematics:

Snakes and Ladders


Playing cards


Connect Four


Some useful websites

Maths is all around us - help your child to see it and love it. Have FUN!


Children working at Early Stage respond to activities which involve active learning in real context. Interacting with your child by singing, telling stories or playing games is very worthwhile. Numbers are everywhere, on buses, on telephones, on money etc. Make learning more fun for you and your child!

Fun activities to do at home


Build a tower

For this game you need a dice

and some building blocks or lego bricks.

Take turns

Roll the dice

Collect the numbers of bricks to build your own tower.

The first to 10 wins!

For a change, start with 10 blocks or bricks each. Take away the number on the dice. First to exactly 0 wins.

This could also be done for 20.


Dicey Counting

Take turns to roll a dice and count back to 0 from the number thrown. For example:


Numbers are everywhere; point them out to your child. Try writing them in the sand, shower. flour. Form the letters with dough and plasticineRhymes

Teach your child any number rhymes or songs that you know,

particularly ones that involve holding up a number of fingers, like

Five Little Speckled Frogs

1,2,3,4,5 once i caught a fish alive

5 little ducks went swimming one day

10 green bottles hanging on the wall


Practice them regularly, with actions.


Things to do at home or away:

Ask you child questions about a picture from a story book or a scene from a video, e.g:-

How many cows?

How many sheep?

How many horses?

Share out objects such as counters, sweets...'1 for me and 1 for you, 2 for me 2 for you'

Children like to count things. With your child you could count stairs, buttons on clothes, toys, ducks at the park

Try to help your child understand that the word 'one' stands for 1 object, two for 2 objects

You may have read in the press about additional funding which we are due to receive. The allocation of money is based on the number of children who are registered for free meal Entitlement (FME).

We feel there may be some people who are eligible to apply for FME but for various reasons they have not applied ,for example , all children in Primary 1-3 are given free school meal therefore there is no need to apply. The more register children on FME the more money we will be allocated !

Free meal Entitlement is calculated each year , therefore , it is important that people complete an application from each year , especially for children moving into Primary 4.

If you feel you meet the criteria please complete the from by using the link: or ask at receptions for a paper copy. If you require assistance completing the from then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gordon

Free school meals criteria:

. Receive Income Support , Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)

. Child Tax Credit (But not Working Tax Credit) with an annual Income Less than 16 ,105

. Maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below 6,420

Support under Immigration and Assylum Act 1999 (part vi)

Universal Credit.