Letter from Mrs Winning

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we begin our seventh week in lockdown I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well. The staff at Ladywell Primary are missing all of the children and are hoping that we will see you all again soon.

Teaching staff are continuing to post learning activities for the children to work through. You will find these by going to our website or by logging onto Glow and joining the class team.

If you are unsure how to do any of this please contact me and I will offer support.

As well as posting learning activities, teaching staff are working on the completion of yearly reports. I am hoping that I will be able to get these to you before the end of term.

Some teachers have also helped me in the delivery of school resources to some families. It has been lovely to have a quick, socially distanced chat, with some children and parents.

Class teachers are providing ways for the pupils to keep in touch, not only with teaching staff but also with each other. Information on this can be found on your child’s class blog.

As well as this, many of our teachers are home schooling their own children! It really is a challenging time for everyone!

This week I will be working at the Motherwell Hub. I am looking forward to seeing some of our Ladywell pupils there.

I am also in the process of contacting our new P1 parents to introduce myself and to welcome them to the Ladywell community. It has been lovely to talk to some of our new families as, at this time, we would ordinarily be welcoming the children into the school for their P1 visits.

Our P7 teachers are having virtual meetings with the secondary school staff as part of the transition process. This will be ongoing throughout the remainder of this term.

As I have said in previous letters, please do what is best for your child/children and family. Keeping our young people settled, safe and secure must be the priority right now.

If there is anything I can do to support your family or if you would like to discuss a concern or worry please contact me on my email below and I will be in touch.

Please continue to stay safe!

Mrs Winning

[email protected]adywell.n-lanark.sch.uk

Jotters and resources

There are now jotters and pencils available for children in the bingy, the shop on the roundabout on Hamilton road and the Premier shop opposite the railway bridge near Braidhurst high school.

Also Mrs Winning has delivered our laminate pouches to Greenfaulds High school as they are using them to make visors for nhs staff.

Pet School Gallery

Can you spot your picture of your pet? More pictures will be added as we receive them. Go to:


Login with your pupil details, go to the dashboard and upload your picture to media on the left hand side of the page. We look forward to seeing a picture of your pet!


Dear Parents/Carers,

As of Monday 27th April the shop next to the school (The Bingy) will have a supply of jotters and pencils available for all Ladywell pupils.

Just pop into the shop, tell the shopkeeper that your child is a pupil at the school and you will be able to take what you need.

There is NO CHARGE for these items and we will do our best to restock if supplies run low.

If there is anything else you think we could do as a school to support you during these difficult times please contact me on the email address below. I would appreciate any suggestions.

We really are here to help in whatever way we can.

Stay safe

S Winning

[email protected]

Pet School!

Pet School!

After the Ladywell teddy bear challenge we would love to see a picture of you and your pet! (Or just your pet if you don’t want to appear on the internet.)

We aim to make a gallery of these pictures on our website so that we can all share in how cute and fluffy, or scaly, or feathery or just how cute your pet is!

We have created a special blog on GLOW just for Ladywell pupils:


Paste this link in to your browser (you will need your login details to enter).

When you enter the site follow the instructions to upload your picture.

Please try to make sure the file size of your picture is not too large otherwise it won’t load on to the site.

Pets get ready to say, “Cheese!”

A small film for children about PPE

At the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh things are changing on a daily basis and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity are doing all we can to support the children, families and staff during these challenging times.

The doctors and nurses told us that children were becoming distressed at seeing the staff in their PPE, and that their usual methods of helping children stay calm during their hospital visits and treatments weren’t working because of the clothing and equipment that they now have to wear.   

To help them, we have made a short film (just 2 minutes long) to explain to children why different workers need to wear PPE to stay safe, and to show that under the masks and aprons it is still the same friendly people at the hospital. We are keen for this film to be seen by as many children as possible so they know what to expect and are not as scared if they need to come to hospital, and so we are sending it to all of the schools on our list.