Children in Need
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to Children in Need last Friday. I’m delighted to say we raised £653.05.
Thank you also for the generous donations on the run up to Remembrance Day.
P4/5, P5a and P5b are very excited for our trip to the Usher Hall on Monday the 27th of November to see the Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform their ‘Heroes and Villains’ music. We were visited by a couple of members of the orchestra this week and learnt about some of the different instruments that they will be playing such as the cello, violin, viola, clarinet and bassoon (which is a larger version of the oboe). Ruth and Duncan were even kind enough to play us a couple of tunes as a little taster of what we will be hearing on Monday. They also played Happy Birthday to one lucky girl in P4/5c!
Corstorphine Swim Team
Well done to our swim team who did brilliantly last weekend. There were some high placings and Personal Bests in the races!
Primary 1A spent a wonderful day at Jupiter Artland on Thursday. They explored the sculptures around the park and created their own clay interpretations in an art workshop. Their designs included giant lollipops, a scary lion, a star tower and a beautiful peacock. They learned about sculptors and had to use their imagination to create stories and ideas. The rain even stayed away and made their day a great success! Well done boys and girls!
We have an ever-increasing pile of lost property gathering at school and the collection includes quite a few lunchboxes. Please ensure that all items of your child’s property (uniform, PE kit, lunchbox etc) are named so that your child can easily identify their own property. Thank you.
The school is celebrating book week next week, Monday 27th November to 1st December.
There will be many exciting activities happening throughout the week such as:
- Nursery reading with their Primary 6 buddies on a daily basis.
- Nursery can bring a favourite book from home to share on Wednesday (please remember to put your child’s name on the book)
- The First Minister’s Reading Challenge Passports will be launched next week
- Pupils used their Creative Hub time today to design various badges – I am reading/ ask me what I’m reading … which will be worn next week.
- Stop, Drop and Read – including all staff (everybody reading in school – after break until 11am)
- The relaunch of the Book Swap
Please can you make sure that all children come to school with PE kit for their weekly sessions. This includes appropriate footwear, with non-marking soles, T-shirt and shorts. These are necessary for health and safety reasons and your co-operation is requested to ensure that pupils are equipped to participate in PE. It is advisable to have a band to tie hair back and also socks to wear as tights are not appropriate for PE. We will begin issuing letters to pupils as a reminder of the necessary PE kit and pupils may not be able to participate in activities. Could all PE items also be labelled. We greatly appreciate your support in this matter.
PTA Christmas Fair
Parent Council Travel Survey
The Corstorphine Primary Parent Council are about to review the School Travel Plans and as part of this we need to do a baseline of current travel, to and from the school. We have been looking at solutions and ideas on how to improve school travel and also how the school deals with complaints relating to parking and increased traffic surrounding the school. We want to take advantage of and harness some of the recent interest in cycling and the Councils Active Schools programme and the Governments Active Travel opportunities. We are doing some research into what parents/carers, pupils and staff feel about the subject and also looking for some input of your ideas.
We are hoping to improve the best ways of keeping the communication channels with parents/carers, pupils and staff, open on this subject, as this will be an ongoing process for a short while.
As part of our first step in reviewing the School Travel Plan, we would like you to help us by answering a few quick questions, which won’t take long, about your journey to and from school and your ideas. We really appreciate your time in doing this.
We have prepared a Survey Monkey, attached which should take up five minutes of your time. Each child should each complete their own survey. We encourage you to fill it in as much information as possible, you may need your parents or carers to help you do this but it is important we have your opinions.
Lastly if you want to get involved or interested in hearing more please give us your name and an email address at the end.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time.
CPS Parent Council
Parent/Carer Travel Survey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3QY9F6S
Pupils travel survey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3CJ7PV8
The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm in the staffroom.
The next Parent Council meeting is on Wednesday 31st January at 7.15pm in the staffroom.
Once a week-Take a peek
- 25th November PTA Christmas Fair
- 8th December Eco Art Fair
- 11th December Growth Mindset Gather Round
- 11th December P7 to Craigmount Christmas Concert
- 13th & 14th December P1 Nativity Performances
- 15th December P4-7 Theatre Performance
- 19th December Nursery Performances
- 20th December Nursery Christmas party
- 22nd December Church Services
- 24th February – Family Ceilidh
- 16th March – P5/P6/P7 Movie Night
- 24th April – P1 Spring Party (Gladys Chucklebutty)
- 25th April – P2 Spring Party (Gladys Chucklebutty)
- 25th April – Bags to School
- 26th April – P3/P4 Disco
- 5th May – Car Boot Sale