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Stacey Campbell

Who are the HPS CODEbreakers ?

We are a group of CODEbreakers trialling a new reading scheme to develop our literacy skills.

This will help our learning in a number of ways …

From the HPS CODEbreakers !!! 

Who are the HPS Motorvators ?

We are a group of MOTORvators who are currently working on a range of skills including

  • throwing, aiming and catching
  • rolling, kicking and dribbling
  • jumping, hopping, skipping and running
  • lacing, threading and folding
  • drawing, writing, cutting and sticking

… not only are we helping develop a range of physical skills – but our games help improve our concentration and focus too … BONUS SKILLS !!!

From the HPS MOTORvators !!!

Happy Holidays from Mrs Renton SfLT

I’m so excited to have my own SfL page on the blog.

My remit as Support for Learning Teacher covers a vast spectrum of social, emotional, academic and behavioural needs.

Additional support needs can be short or long term. Additional support may be required for a child or young person, who for example:

  • has behavioural difficulties
  • is bereaved
  • has autism or attention deficit, or both, as in many children they co-exist
  • is particularly gifted
  • has a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia
  • has a sensory impairment, including sight, hearing and balance
  • has a medical condition which impacts their wellbeing, attendance or behaviours
  • is looked after by a local authority.
  • is not a regular attendee

Learning and Teaching Scotland state that,

“Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing are essential for successful learning.”

The full article on Additional Support For Learning can be found on the Education Scotland Website following the link below.


The new year will bring some top tips, advice and suggestions for resources that can help support our young learners in a wide variety of ways.

Have a restful holiday and see you all in 2016 !

Mrs Renton



Happy Holidays from Mrs Renton

Thanks to all the boys and girls who have worked with me this term.

We’ve had fun with phonics, clapped out syllables and improved our word attack skills.

One class has been exercising their thinking muscles with some brain training and building up one part to two part instructions. Next term we’ll revise two part and then move onto three part instructions


Some of us have looked at the shapes we make when we are handwriting.  Doodling is great fun and


One class has enjoyed


Enjoy your holidays and I’ll see you in 2016.