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Be Kind to Others

That’s the message from our latest block of ‘Building Resilience’ work which we launch with an assembly and then develop into classroom and family activities. We used the book ‘Have You Filled A Bucket Today?’ by Carol McCloud to explore the idea of giving kindness in order to receive it. We watched a great video on YouTube about the idea of a kindness boomerang as well and as you’ll see from P2’s work below, this idea really helped everyone to understand the concept. Each class made different interpretations of how to show kindness and it was inspiring to hear them all at our ‘sharing’ assembly this morning.

On Tuesday it was Safer Internet Day so P6 and 7 had a visit from PC Karen Maguire to talk about the importance of internet safety, especially with social media, and how every online action can have a real life consequence. Please have a chat with your child and make sure you know what they’re up to online!

P7 enjoyed a second visit to McDonald Road Library where they returned their books and chose new ones. They took part in a ‘book scavenger hunt’ in the library and had to follow clues to find particular books. Everyone took part enthusiastically and P7 are looking forward to strengthening this important local link with their next visit.

A small group of P7s also ran a mini bake sale for P4-7 with all the proceeds going to Cancer Research; well done to all the P7s who took part and thank you to the families who supported this.

I hope that you all have a lovely February break and come back raring to go for the second half of the Spring term. Coming up when we return is a P6 & 7 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) day and P4 are going to the National Museum to see the Ancient Egyptians exhibition. Read more about this in our newsletter which went home today! Parent Council Talent Show rehearsals will also start and it’s not long until the big day….

Sally Ketchin, Head Teacher

 

Story time sessions

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As part of our Book Week Scotland celebrations, the library is open every lunchtime this week for pupils who want a quiet space to read and enjoy books.  Some of our Primary 6 & 7 pupils are doing story time sessions over lunchtime for the infant children, who are clearly loving listening to the older pupils reading stories and asking questions.  We download books.

Book Week Scotland 2014

bws-teaser-logo-montage_0Abbeyhill are doing lots of fun things to celebrate Book Week Scotland next week.  The library will be open every lunchtime with some P6&7 pupils offering big book storytime sessions for the younger children, and the whole school will be taking part in a “drop it and read” session on Monday.  Keep posted for more news from the classes next week on their special Book Week activties.

Get involved with Book Week Scotland from home.