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.
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.