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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

P1, P2 and P3 Shared Learning

P1, P2 and P3 thoroughly enjoyed having parents and carers come into our classes this morning to share in our learning. It was so nice to be able to show off our learning and have you there to support us and also learn with us too. We look forward to being able to invite you into our classes again in the not too distant future.

Christmas Crafting in P2

A huge thank you to all the families who were able to join us today for a Christmas activity afternoon.

We started off by treating our grown ups to some of our favourite festive tunes.

  
  
Grace, Emily and Cadha did a great job explaining the activities.  Then we all got stuck in!

   
 
Baubles and Christmas crackers

   
Christmas cards

    
 
Christmas crackers – with treats inside!

   
 
We had a lovely afternoon, and I was delighted to see all the smiles as you were leaving.  Thank you for leaving our classroom so tidy.

Thank you all for an excellent 2015, Primary 2 and families! Wishing you all a very happy holiday when it comes.

Miss Stewart 

International Day Fun!

Our fabulous parents at Abbeyhill Primary School organised an International Afternoon last Friday, with food galore from countries all around the world, along with arts, crafts,  and entertainment from parents and pupils celebrating the diverse backgrounds and cultures that we have here at Abbeyhill.  It was a tremendous success!  A HUGE thank you to all of the parents who helped to organise the event, who ran activties on the day and who made all of the delicious food.  A special mention also to Freddie, who certainly had the best “chilli challenge” face, and to Brooke, Claire and Charlotte who entertained the crowds with their fabulous dancing.  A fantastic way to end the term!photo