Another busy week in Abbeyhill.
Kieran from Who Cares came into school on Monday and had a very busy drop-in session with many of our P6 and P7 children following up their learning about care experience and asking inciteful questions.
All classes enjoyed their Karate taster sessions as part of their PE.
Primary 3 and Primary 4 started their REDstart financial education journey by sharing their views on money. Both Mr Woodhouse and Mrs Flowers have attended the P6 and P7 training sessions, we are very excited to be working in partnership with REDstart to support financial education.
C is for Ceilidh started on Tuesday; it was lovely to join in with the dancing.
Primary 1 and Primary 2’s after school Choir started on Tuesday, I loved popping in on their first session.
Primary 3-Primary 7 enjoyed their second choir session with Mrs Neos on Thursday and were in fine voice when I popped in to listen. She is delighted with the effort.
Our Vice captains and friends in Primary 6 took part in a litter pick at playtime to ensure our school grounds are clean and an attractive place to be.
Primary 7 braved the cold and took part in geological features walk in Holyrood Park.
- Jigsaw planners
- Incredible Years
- Newtown and Broughton Community Council Information
- C is for Ceilidh
- Peek into Parliament
- Breakfast Club
- Industrial action on 25th January
- Home Learning update
- Raffle and Scots hamper
This terms jigsaw planner will be issued on Monday for all classes. This shows the new learning taking place this term in your child’s class. There are suggested activities on the right of the jigsaw you may want to use to support your child’s learning.
Incredible Years Parent group
Supportive parenting classes for focussed on children from 3 years to 5 years. See the attached leaflet with joining instructions.
Newton and Broughton Community Council
See attached flier for information. Anyone is welcome to attend all or part of the meetings as an observer or to bring up an issue, although contacting the Secretary is the best way to make sure there is time on the agenda for any issues. Some meetings will be online and some in person.
C is for Ceilidh
Our first session was huge fun for the dancers taking part. The Club has been opened for Nursery children, with a parent, and Primary 1 to Primary 4 children, parents are optional for school age children.
See e-mail sent out by Ms Wynn yesterday.
We still have a few spaces available, if your child would like to join,please contact the office.
Choir runs from 3.15 to 4.15.
Peek into Parliament
The Scottish Parliament would like to invite children and families to peek behind the scenes of our Parliament. Please see information below and the attached flier.
We’d like to invite young people, parents, or guardians to come along to our Peek into the Parliament event on 27th January.
Starting at 1.15pm, we will have a bite to eat and a blether then you’ll be invited to join one of our guided tours and explore our unusual building!
You’ll also get to meet some of the people who work here andlearn about the work that we do. There’s a lot more to the Parliament than what you see on TV, and we’re keen to get more people involved in some of our other projects and help us to improve as an organisation.
There will be a special treasure hunt offered for the kids during the guided tour.
This event is invite-only and free – so if you are receiving this message, we look forward to welcoming you.
Please RSVP here: https://parliamentpeek.eventbrite.co.uk
Breakfast club will open at 8am until further notice due to staffing shortages.
Industrial Action 25th January
There has been no resolution to the Industrial action. This means that Abbeyhill School and nursery will be closed on Wednesday 25th January.
If your child attends Out of School Club care, such as Greenside After school club, please contact then to find out if they are offering additional hours on that day.
City of Edinburgh Council are keen to gather parent’s views on the industrial action. Please see details below if you would like to contribute.
Industrial Action: Parent and Carers Consultation
You are invited to an online meeting from 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023 to:
- share your views about in the current industrial action taken by teaching staff
- discuss solutions
- how actions/supports will be communicated with all parents and carers.
Please contact the Parental Engagement email account Parental.Engagement@edinburgh.gov.uk to book a space or if you are unable to attend the meeting please send you views to Parental.Engagement@edinburgh.gov.uk marked with for the attention of Marie Lyon
I had a very enjoyable meeting with our parent volunteers, to discuss the proposed Home Learning Policy for Abbeyhill.
Once finalised we will share the plan with you all and confirm the date Home Learning will start.
Mr Baird will be covering Primary 6 while Mr Woodhouse is off.
Raffle and Scots Hamper
Thank you so much for your generosity in donating raffle prizes and contributions to the hamper.
The raffle will be held on 31st January at our Scots celebration Assembly.
Please send all donations into school for Tuesday 24th so we can create the hamper.
Raffle tickets will be on sale next week until Friday 27th January.
Please remember not to park on the double yellow lines at the back of the school or drive down Abbey Street after 8.20. Thank you to all the families parking and striding to school.
As always, I wish you a wonderful, restful and relaxing weekend.