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HT Blog 15th September 2017

Monday Holiday

Please remember that Monday 18th is a holiday and the school will be closed. Staff and pupils will return on Tuesday 19th September.

Maths Week Scotland

We kicked off Maths Week Scotland with a maths themed Gather Round on Monday. Since then all classes have had a special focus on maths throughout the week and here are some of the highlights.

P1 concentrated on shape work including looking at the shape of puddles, measuring puddles with shapes and making shape pictures.

P2 wrote number stories, played maths games and explored Venn diagrams

P3 made treasure maps

P4 went to the park to gather information on plants and created tallies and bar charts with their results

P5 went to the park to develop their measuring skills, estimation skills and explore angles. They also did some interesting problem solving about Henry 8th’s six wives!

P6 made pictures from tessellations and parabolic curves.

P7 did Islamic tessellation linking in with their RME topic

All classes have worked on maths displays which will go up in the gym hall over the course of next week.

Junior Road Safety Officers

Mrs Miller and a few of our JRSOs went to a fantastic launch event at the City Chambers on Wednesday. Their action packed morning included the presentation of the STARS awards, Road Safety Magic, how to carry out the Hands up Survey, school presentations and a go on the Smoothie Bike!

Parent Forum Meeting

All parents are invited to the Parent Forum Meeting on Wednesday 27th Sept at 7.15pm in the Lantern Wing

Come and learn about the Parent Council and the important work they do to support the school

Key topics being discussed:

School Dinners

Travel to School / Parking

Adult refreshments will be provided!

Corner Shop

It has been brought to my attention that some pupils have been leaving the school playground, after being dropped off by parents, to visit the corner shop and this may not be to their parents’ knowledge. Please let the school office know if you have arranged for your child to do this so that we are aware. Thank you

Harvest Gather Round

Moira will lead our Harvest Gather Round on Monday 30th October 2017 at 10.45am and we are pleased to be working with the Edinburgh Food Project again.

If you have any spare items from the following list that you would be willing to donate on the 30th to this worthy cause that would be great, but please remember that this is optional.


Thank you for discussing your child’s learning in their profile and thank you to all families who have returned them. Please make sure all profiles are returned to the school on Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:

  • 18th September Holiday
  • 26thSeptember – Individual & Family Photos
  • 26th September PTA Meeting
  • 27th September Parent Forum Meeting
  • 7 October – Family Bingo Night
  • 12th October P7 Open Evening at Craigmount
  • 6th /12th October Parent Consultations
  • 9th October Growth Mindset Gather Round
  • 16th -23rd October Holidays
  • 24th October Pupils return
  • 25th October P7 Open Afternoon at Craigmount
  • 3rd November P1-4 PTA Movie Night
  • 25th November PTA Christmas Fair


L Henderson