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A hive of activity!

Whoosh – that’s half a term (or term 1, depending on your viewpoint) done already! I hope you had a lovely October break and managed to get outside before the cold weather really kicks in. I had ‘technical difficulties’ with the blog on the last day of term but hopefully you saw the ’50 ways to experience outdoors in Edinburgh before you’re 11 3/4′ poster that I posted on Twitter. It’s got lots of fantastic ideas of things to do in and around Edinburgh all year round – many of them free. If you’re still ticking off the activities and you’re on Twitter, tweet us a photo of what you get up to; perhaps it will inspire someone else!Picture1

We’ve been busy as usual this week, despite it only being a 4 day week for children. the SSPCA have been into classes across the school, P7 have been to Holyrood Park, we were visited by colleagues from Norway who wanted to find out more about Getting It Right For Every Child AND we’ve had Parent and Family Night! Thank you to all the families who visited us. In the run up to the holidays, P7 were at Drummond for breakfast and a treasure hunt, we shared our ideas for our ‘Always Look on the Bright Side’ assembly topic and we formally opened the P4/5 shelter that has had a facelift thanks to community engagement from Santander bank, led by Santander and Abbeyhill parent Billy McElhone. We shared what we loved about our new murals and our outdoor stage, kindly donated by Simon and James Preston. Photos were even taken by the Evening News so look out for us in the paper (we haven’t been published yet)!

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Next week, P4 will be writing a song with Fischy Music after months of ‘auditioning’ in assembly! P6 and 7 are going to Drummond for a STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) so watch this space for an update on how it goes. It’s also catchment school open day so if you’re a Nursery parent with a child starting P1 in August 2019, please come and see us; our session times are below. If you’re a P7 parent with a child starting S1 next year, make sure that you take this opportunity to go and visit your catchment secondary school. To find out when the sessions are at various schools, please go to www.edinburgh.gov.uk/primaryschoolsopenday or call the school.

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It’s also the Parent Council Hallowe’en parties next week so please make sure you get your tickets from the main school office. A lot of planning has gone into the decorations so you can look forward to a super spooky time!

Sally Ketchin, Head Teacher

Christmas Choir

It might be the first few days of the new year, but some of us are still trying to hold on to those last few memories of Christmas and all that it brings!

If you missed our choir singing on STV Edinburgh, here are the links…

Check us out at 34 minutes here…

http://player.stv.tv/episode/36f1/choir-special/tue-22-dec-7-05-pm/

and around 13 minutes and 40 seconds here…

http://player.stv.tv/episode/36fv/choir-special/

Again, a huge well done to all he children involved. Looking forward to lots of exciting choir fun in 2016!

 

Eco Committee

Hi, it’s Martin here from P3b!

I’m in the Eco Committee and have made some posters to put up in the school. I have three posters, one that says ‘keep the park clean’, one that says ‘always recycle paper’ and also one that says ‘do not cut down trees’ (unless you plant more).

This term we are heading towards getting our Green Flag (as an environmentally aware school)! We have done lots of very exciting things, like running a Fairtrade tuck shop to raise money for Fairtrade. In the New Year we will be doing Big Schools Birdwatch- more information on that to come!

We would like to ask you how you have been getting on with your Eco working. Have you been recycling, putting litter in bins and switching off lights when they’re not needed?

Thank you for looking after our world,

from Martin

 

Children in Need

Today we came to school in all sorts of funny outfits to raise money for Children in Need! Our fantastic crossing patrol wardens worked extra hard, braving the wind and rain to keep us safe crossing the road. Here they are in P3b after a particularly heavy downpour!

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