Information concerning grapes

Recently we have received a number of enquiries from parents regarding the provision of whole grapes to our pupils, in particular our P1’s. This seems to have been highlighted during our transition days.

We have conducted a thorough consultation regarding this issue and have taken advice from our inspectors also. Although there is no legislative guidance within the School Implementation Guide regarding cutting grapes before they are served, there is advice within the early years’ guidance – Setting the Table that grapes should be cut before serving to children under 5.

Due to the fact that some children may still be under 5 at the point of starting Primary 1 we are in agreement that grapes should be vertically halved when served to this year group. Although the guidance is only applicable to primary 1, we appreciate that during service some of the P1s can also come in to the canteen with other year groups ie P2 & P3. Accordingly the rule will be to provide cut grapes for P1-3.

Some schools may not be able to provide this due to staffing constraints and therefore the service of grapes may be limited or removed.

We appreciate that we have not had any incidences with grapes in the past, but given the media attention and potential risk grapes can pose, this is the safest move.

These measures will come in to play as of Monday 4 December 2017.

Sent on behalf of Michelle McGuinness, Nutritionist


We are delighted to announce that Bookbug will once again be gifting a Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag to every P1 child in Scotland. This Bookbug P1 Family Bag is produced by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government as part of Read, Write, Count, a literacy and numeracy campaign aimed at children in P1 to P3. Please check your child’s school bag this week for your books. Happy reading!

Class Blogs!

Our Class Blogs are now available for you to have a look at a snapshot of what is going on in each class. The blogs are located in the ‘Class Blogs 2017-2018’ tab on the menu. We hope you enjoy them!

Scottish Strategy for Autism in Glasgow

Please see below the website link to the invitation and arrangements for the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Scottish Strategy for Autism in Glasgow. This is an opportunity for people to record their views regarding autism services and the autism strategy.

Health and Well Being Week

Welcome to Ladywell Primary School’s Health and Well Being Week!

If your child has mislaid the homework sheet given out on Friday a copy of it can be found in our useful documents section. The tasks can be completed on plain or lined paper if necessary.

Micro-Tyco 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Primary 6 are participating in the Enterprise Topic “Micro Tyco” in November.

This involves the class becoming entrepreneurs to help raise funds for the WildHearts Charity.

Primary 6 will receive a starter fund of £1.  Primary 6 will then have to develop ideas on how they can start a business with £1.

Primary 6 are creating a “Ladywell Primary School Recipe Book” and we would like to produce this recipe book by using Ladywell “Family Recipes”.

We would love if parents/carers could give us their favourite family recipes – baking or cooking!

All money created  is invested by WildHearts in micro-loans for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Could recipes please be handed into the school office by 31 October 2017 – that would be fantastic!

Thank You

Mrs McGuire & Primary 6 pupils