We had a fantastic turn out of parents and carers who joined us for our Welcome Evening.
It was great to gather together to welcome everyone back following the summer break and for you to meet your child’s class teacher.
Mrs Gracie spoke about the National Improvement Priorities and the important role parental engagement plays in supporting your child’s learning. If you were unable to attend our Welcome Evening, Mrs Gracie’s Powerpoint presentations can be downloaded below and viewed at home.
Our JRSOs have a very busy week ahead of them. This morning they were reminding pupils about the importance of crossing with our crossing patrol officers. Keeping everyone safe as they walk home is our biggest priority and all children were reminded to cross sensibly.
The JRSOs will also be reminding pupils about the School Streets pilot we are participating in. This has been up and running since September and access restrictions are in place at school peak times.
Please click here for more information. Police WILL be patrolling the top of Abbey Street.
“Trainer” Tuesday 22nd of September sees the launch of the School Streets project with restricted access to Abbey Street before and after school. To mark the launch, we have organised a “Walking Bus” leaving from four different locations within our catchment. Letters have gone home and the children were reminded of the “stops” at this morning’s assembly. Look out for school adults waiting to lead you from your stop at 8:20am. Then once we arrive at school enjoy a free walker’s breakfast. We would really like families to join us on Tuesday and look forward to our first “Walking Bus” of 2015. Don’t forget to wear your trainers!
Primary 3 enjoyed a great day out at Hagbrae Farm in Gorebridge on Thursday. It is a working organic dairy farm and we were able to impress Julie the farmer with all of our knowledge from our Food and Farming topic in class. We saw lots of huge farm machinery cutting and storing the grass to make silage for the cows to eat over the winter, got to help feed some baby lambs and were very lucky to be allowed to go into the milking parlour and watch the cows being milked. We think living on a farm looks like great fun, but a lot of hard work!