After a recent enjoyable trip to Calton Hill, P4 had a follow up visit from local artist Tessa Lynch to work on an activity that focused on sketching the Edinburgh City sky line. The pupils worked together to draw their favourite buildings of the skyline using lines and shapes to create their images. A lot of team work and communication was needed to create the charcoal skyline pictures which are now proudly displayed in our classroom.
We didn’t get snow at Christmas so Primary 1 couldn’t resist going outside for a few minutes when it snowed last week. A few of the children didn’t remember being out in snow before. It was much colder and wetter than we remembered so we didn’t stay out for long.
As you will know, tomorrow is my last day at Abbeyhill as I am embarking on new adventures as Depute Head at the Royal High Primary in January, so I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. I have been at Abbeyhill for a long time and have known some of you now for over a decade! We have such a diverse range of families here at Abbeyhill which makes our school community such a special one and throughout all of my years here, I have always felt valued and supported by you all. I am of course, excited about the next chapter, but will miss the children and families here tremendously and Abbeyhill will always have a very special place in my heart. Thank you for helping to make my time here so special.
Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a fun filled 2017.
What an amazing term we’ve had at Abbeyhill! December alone has been incredibly busy; our Parent Council organised the Winter Talent Show which was a fantastic evening and enjoyed by everyone. It made us all proud to see how confident the children were in front of a large audience and in an unfamiliar venue. We’re hoping it becomes an annual tradition! We’ve also had a whole school trip to the pantomime at the Brunton Theatre, the P7 ceilidh, which was a magical evening as always, and the P1 Nativity (which was tinged with sadness as it’s the last one that we’ll do at the London Road Parish Church which is due to close in January 2017). P6 ran a very successful market stall at the Stockbridge Market at the beginning of the month, selling handmade wreaths and candles (see our Twitter feed @AbbeyhillPS for photos). They made £500 so well done to the P6 fundraising committee as that brings their total for the session so far to £1000 with all the money raised going towards their P7 camp in October 2017. Still to come this week, we’ve got family film night, Christmas parties and a Christmas singalong before term ends on Thursday – there’s no winding down here!!
No matter where you are this Christmas, whether you celebrate or not, from all of us at Abbeyhill we wish you a happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing everyone when term starts on Tuesday 10th January.
Sally Ketchin, Head Teacher
What’s the word?
Find out at our Abbeyhill Talent Show tomorrow evening, Tuesday the 6th at St Margaret’s House from 6pm, organised by our fantastic Parent Council.
We have children singing, dancing, telling jokes and lots more!
Tickets can be found at the office or bought on the door: £2 for an adult, £1 for a child or £5 for a family ticket.
We look forward to seeing you then!