Weekly Newsletter 17th January 2020

 

This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s had their final ukulele lessons for this session.
  • Also on Monday there was a meeting after school for parents with children who are taking part in our Seasons for Growth programme.
  • On Tuesday the Flu Vaccination Team was in school.  Thank you to all the staff and especially Mrs McLaughlin for helping this to run so smoothly.
  • On Wednesday we had another great Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday our assemblies were on the Building Resilience topic of Keep Connected and the SHANARRI theme of Nurtured.
  • The Primary 7 classes also had an excellent session with a visiting speaker discussing ethics in medical research.
  • Also on Thursday P4a did very well with the first swimming session of their block.
  • On Friday we hosted another ASN Coffee Morning at Gilmerton Community Centre.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week we will be celebrating Scots language and culture through poetry, song and dance during our Scots’ Week.
  • On Tuesday afternoon P6 classes will start their session of Rugby lessons.  Please remember outdoor gym kit.
  • On Wednesday our Seasons for Growth group will meet for the first time.
  • On Thursday P4A will continue their swimming lessons and the P5 Film Club will have their first meeting.
  • On Friday we will be holding our annual Scots’ Assemblies.  We are all looking forward to hearing the children’s performances.

Mr Ewing – Planned Absence

I will be having an operation on the 22nd of January and will be off school for recovery until the February Break.  As the operation is on my head I will likely need to wear a hat for a few weeks on my return.  During my absence Mrs Mackintosh and Mrs Rudram will be leading the school.

Sharing our Learning

On the 28th and 30th January  from 3.30pm to 4.30pm we are inviting parents into school for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.  These sessions are an opportunity for children to share with their parent the work that they have been doing in school and talk about what they have been learning.

Running Club

The Running Club will restart on Friday 31st January.  Mr Moir has kindly agreed to take the group during my absence.

Learning Showcase Assembly Dates

Please note that there was an error in the previous newsletter.  The P1 assembly will be on the 26th March and the P5 assembly will be on 7th May.

Maximise

Hi, I’m Beth Hardingham and I’m an Advice Worker for Maximise.  Maximise is a partnership between CHAI – Community Help and Advice Initiative and Children 1st.  We offer free and confidential advice on a variety of issues including welfare benefits, housing problems, debts and budgeting.  Perhaps you are worried about paying the bills or wonder if you are entitled to any extra financial assistance.  Maximise also offer help around Employability Support and Family Support.  I will be available at Liberton Primary School every Wednesday from 9:00am – 12pm so if you have a question to ask or would like to have a chat about any of your concerns, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with me through the school office.

 

LPSA Family Film Night

LPSA Family Film night is back……. The kids have been voting this week and it was a landslide victory for Secret Life of Pets 2.

Showing Friday 31st January 2020. Doors open 5.30pm, film starts 5.45pm.

Tickets £3 each or £9 for family of 4. Hotdogs, popcorn and sweets on sale!

Tickets go on sale before and after school and at the after school club from 27th January – 31st January 2020.

Tickets have sold out early the last 3 years, so don’t delay! Get your onesies and cushions ready!

 

If you are able to help with selling tickets before or after school, or with set-up (from 5pm)/clear-up or selling hotdogs/popcorn/refreshments on the night, please get in touch at lpsa.communications@gmail.com

LPSA meeting – Tuesday 4th February – 7pm to 9pm – POSTPONED

This meeting has been postponed due to Mr Ewing’s absence .  New date to follow.

 

Bridgend Farmhouse:  Free Nature Play Area Design weekend for 6-13 year olds

We would like to let you know about the opportunity for children aged 6 to 13 in the local area to help design a new sensory nature play area in the old barn at Bridgend Farmhouse.  The design weekend is happening on January 25th and 26th, with open drop-in sessions for people to come along to both days (10-12, and 1-3pm), and refreshments will be available for the children coming along.

 

New Team United and Edinburgh South  Autism football partnership

 

Edinburgh South CFC in partnership with Team United

Autism Football Open Day

Saturday January 25th 2020

10am – 12noon.

Peffermill Playing Fields

For children age 10-16 years

Registration is essential

alex@teamunited.org.uk

www.team-united.org.uk

 

Upcoming Dates

28th and 30th January      Sharing our Learning Sessions

30th January                      P3 Learning Showcase Assembly 9.10am  (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th – 14th February         Half term break – School Closed

12th March                         P2 Learning Showcase Assembly 9.10am   (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

26th March                         P1 Learning Showcase Assembly  9.10am  (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

7th May                               P5 Learning Showcase Assembly  9.10am   (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

Weekly Newsletter 20th December 2019

Happy Christmas from everyone at Liberton Primary School!

 

This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Jack and the Beanstalk by Chaplin’s Theatre Company.  Once again thank you to the LPSA for funding this event.
  • On Tuesday P4 to P7 had their Christmas parties and the children had a great Christmas Lunch.
  • Also on Tuesday a group of pupils from P5 and P7 met with Councillor Alison Dickie, the Vice-Convener for Education.  We were very proud of the children’s excellent discussion skills and their great ideas for how we can make schools better places.
  • On Wednesday P3 had their parties.  A special thank you to Santa for attending all our parties from Nursery to P3 at such a busy time of year.
  • Also on Wednesday our cello and violin players were joined by violinists from Craigour Park Primary and put on a wonderful Christmas Concert for their parents.
  • On Thursday the Nursery, P1 and P2 had their parties.
  • On Friday we finished the term with our final Christmas assembly.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • School will resume for pupils on Thursday 9th January 2020.

Sharing our Learning

On the 28th and 30th January  from 3.30pm to 4.30pm we will be inviting parents into school for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.  These sessions are an opportunity for children to share with their parent the work that they have been doing in school and talk about what they have been learning.

 

Staffing update

This week we say farewell to Mr Barry who will be leaving us to take up a long-term post at Bruntsfield Primary.  We are very grateful for all his excellent work over the last few months in P3B.  We look forward to welcoming Mrs Govan back from her maternity leave and Mr Moir from his time away.

 

Refurbishment Update

Since starting works in the summer 5 of our upstairs classrooms have been refurbished with new windows, ceilings, electrics and heating.  The programme will be accelerated in the new year with two classes being decanted to the music and art rooms for roughly three weeks at a time.  We are delighted that the Head of Property and Facilities has authorised that any areas disturbed by on-going asset management works will be redecorated in full.  This means that further classrooms will be redecorated and re-carpeted as well as window, electrical and heating works.  The upstairs classrooms which have already been decanted will be painted and re-carpeted in the summer holidays.

 

STEM at Liberton Primary

P7 have been inventing wearable technology to help and improve people’s lives all over the world. They have engaged in design-thinking to identify a problem they’d like to solve and have designed wonderfully creative solutions for them. Their fantastic inventions will be entered into the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge: Wearable Tech in 2020. Good luck to our P7 engineers!

 

Christmas Card Competitions

Well done to Catriona and Natalia from P5A who were winners in the Christmas Card design competitions for Daniel Johnson MSP and Ian Murray MP.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

7th and 8th January           In-service days- School closed to pupils

9th January                         Pupils return

28th and 30th January      Sharing our Learning Sessions

30th January                      P3 Learning Showcase Assembly 9.10am  (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th – 14th February         Half term break – School Closed

12th March                         P2 Learning Showcase Assembly 9.10am   (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

26th March                         P5 Learning Showcase Assembly  9.10am  (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

7th May                               P5 Learning Showcase Assembly  9.10am   (All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

 

Weekly Newsletter 13th December 2019

This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s continued their ukulele lessons.
  • On Tuesday our Nursery children were tremendous in performing their nativity and singing Christmas songs for their families.
  • Also on Tuesday and Wednesday our P1 and P2 pupils put on their brilliant Nativity Everybody Loves a Baby  with excellent singing, acting and dancing from everyone.
  • On Wednesday afternoon a group of children from P3-5 attended the Liberton Kirk Guild Christmas celebration and entertained with their carol singing.
  • On Thursday the school was closed to pupils.  Groups of staff worked in school developing our numeracy, STEM and food technologies provision, planning whole school activities for One World Week and taking further training in supporting children with additional needs.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday there will be a production of Jack and the Beanstalk for our P1-P7 pupils.  A massive thank you goes to the LPSA for funding this Christmas treat for the children.
  • On Tuesday P4 to P7 will have their Christmas parties, the children will have their Christmas Lunch and the school will also have a visit from Counsellor Alison Dickie, the Vice-Convener for Education.
  • On Wednesday P3 will have their parties and there will be a Christmas concert from our cello and violin players at 2.30pm.
  • On Thursday the Nursery, P1 and P2 will all have their parties.
  • On Friday we will finish the term with our final Christmas assembly.
  • ALL CHILDREN WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12PM ON FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER.

Basketball Update

Well done to our Basketball Team who competed in the JrNBA Conference Finals last week.  Despite an excellent performance they didn’t quite make it through to the next round.  Good luck to Pentland and James Gillespies Primaries in the National Finals.  Hopefully they can keep the Trophy in Edinburgh!

 

Primary 4

Primary 4 would like to thank everybody that bought a decoration from their Christmas Market. This was for part of their Business and Enterprise topic. They have made over £30 profit and have decided they would like to give it to charity. Thanks again to everyone that contributed

 

Advice from NHS Lothian:  Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness

 

Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.

 

 

Parent Courses

Details of Teen Triple P groups which are running across Edinburgh can be found alongside information on all parenting programmes at www.joininedinburgh.org/parenting-programmes  

 

The next Teen Triple P Group will run at- 

Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, 11-15 Moredunvale Pl, Edinburgh EH17 7LB

Tuesday 14th January- 17th March 2019, 1-3pm

 

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

Please remember to use easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping online! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate – every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too. The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

Weekly Newsletter 6th December 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s continued their ukulele lessons.
  • On Tuesday the girls in P6 had a workshop from the Youth Scotland programme Let’s Give Sport Back to Girls.
  • On Wednesday we had another great Libby Leaders session.  Highlights included our Libby Shelter group collating all your donations into gift boxes for homeless people at Cunningham House, our Fair Trade group making posters and our Digital Leaders evaluating maths apps that we could use in school.
  • Thursday’s assembly for P3 to P7 focussed on our Seasons for Growth programme.  This programme is offered as a support to children in our school who have suffered loss or change in their lives.  Further information can be found at http://www.seasonsforgrowth.org.uk/
  • Also on Thursday our P6s had a badminton taster session from Active Schools.
  • Today the children looked great for our Dress up/Dress down day for Christmas.
  • Good luck to our basketball team who will be competing in the JrNBA Eastern Conference finals this afternoon.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • We look forward to seeing you all at the Liberton Primary School Association Christmas Fair on Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.
  • On Monday our P4s and P5s will continue their ukulele lessons.
  • On Tuesday our Nursery children will perform their nativity at 9.30am and our P1-P2 will have their first Nativity performance at 1.30pm.
  • On Wednesday the second performance of the P1-P2 Nativity will be at 9.30am.
  • On Wednesday afternoon a group of children will sing carols for the Liberton Kirk Guild and P6B will have their Latin lesson.
  • ON THURSDAY SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO PUPILS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
  • On Friday P6A will have their Latin lesson.

 

Scottish National Standardised Assessment

Children from P4 and P7 will be taking these assessments over the next couple of weeks.  We use the SNSAs at this time of year so that the information can be used to inform future learning and teaching.

 

P6 and P7 Pupils – Christmas Crafting at Liberton High

With Christmas just around the corner staff at Liberton High School would like to give you an opportunity to get in the festive mood. There are ten spaces for one parent with one child to take part in the following activities at Liberton High School:

  • Making Christmas chocolate log cakes (Monday 9th Dec – 6pm-7.30pm)
  • Making felt Christmas decorations (Monday 16th – 6pm-7.30pm)

All costs will be covered by the school.

If you would like a space, please email carrie.thomson@liberton.edin.sch.uk with the full name of your child.

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

Please remember to use easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping online! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate – every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too. The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 Riddle’s Court – Free Storytelling

We have a free storytelling event for families, kids 5+ on Sun 15th December, 1.30-4.30.

Link to booking below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yuletide-storytelling-for-families-tickets-84150812345

 

Out of School Care Consultation

Please see  the link below for parents and carers to take part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on Out of School Care. It is open for one more week.

https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care/

 

Information from Police Scotland

The following information has been sent to ALL schools for distribution to parents:

 

Police Scotland – Edinburgh Division – Festive Period Security Advice

 

As we experience darker nights and approach the busy festive period it’s a good time of year to review the security of your home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages. For crime prevention advice and further information that will help secure your homes and sheds from intruders please visit our website on the link below.   

 

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-home

 

Keep Safe This Christmas  

 

 

Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on

Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues

 

Please find information below and attached about the next Information and Support Session for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Please share this information widely with parent and carers who may benefit from coming along.

 

Each session has a different topic focus and there is an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to book to attend any of the sessions.

 

The next Parent and Carer Support and Information session is a drop in session.  

This session will give parents the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat with other parents who may be experiencing similar issues. Supportive professionals will be on hand to offer information and support.

 

Thursday 12th December, 6-8pm, Gate 55, 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB (Car park available)

 

Contact jillian.hart@edinburgh.gov.uk    to book a place.

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 10th December                Nursery Nativity 9.30am

Tuesday 10th December                Infant Nativity 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th December          Infant Nativity 9.30am

Thursday 12th December              General Election – School closed to pupils

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

Weekly Newsletter 29th November 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s continued their course of ukulele lessons.
  • Also on Monday our P7s were visited by Dr Speirs and students from the University of Edinburgh Widening Participation Project who talked about further education and potential career options for the future.
  • On Wednesday we had a special assembly to say thank you to Mr Trevor Wemyss, who has retired after 31 years at Liberton Primary.  The children put on a lovely performance sharing stories and singing songs.  Mr Wemyss has been a wonderful part of our school community, both as a class teacher, and more recently as our Forest School teacher.  I know I speak for our whole school community as we wish him the very best for the future.
  • Also on Wednesday we said farewell to Ms Tracey Tilley who left our PSA team.  I am delighted that Ms Verity Bishop and Ms Gemma Copland who currently work as lunchtime supervisors are going to join our PSA team as well as Miss Francesca Vickers who will shortly be joining the school.
  • On Friday we had our last Running Club session of the term.  The club will resume in February once the lighter mornings return.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P4s and P5s will continue their ukulele lessons.
  • On Wednesday we will have another Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday our assembly will be for P3 to P7 and will focus on our Seasons for Growth programme that children can self-refer for.  This programme is offered as a support to children in our school who have suffered loss or change in their lives.  Further information can be found at http://www.seasonsforgrowth.org.uk/
  • Friday will be our Dress up/Dress down day for Christmas (see below)

 

Scottish National Standardised Assessment

Children from P4 and P7 will be taking these assessments over the next couple of weeks.  We use the SNSAs at this time of year so that the information can be used to inform future learning and teaching.

 

School Security

A reminder to all parents, grandparents and carers visiting the school to please contact the school office on arrival.  All visitors need to sign in and be issued a visitors pass.  This helps us to keep our children safe.

 

P6 and P7 Pupils – Christmas Crafting at Liberton High

With Christmas just around the corner staff at Liberton High School would like to give you an opportunity to get in the festive mood. There are ten spaces for one parent with one child to take part in the following activities at Liberton High School:

  • Making Christmas chocolate log cakes (Monday 9th Dec – 6pm-7.30pm)
  • Making felt Christmas decorations (Monday 16th – 6pm-7.30pm)

All costs will be covered by the school.

If you would like a space, please email carrie.thomson@liberton.edin.sch.uk with the full name of your child.

 

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for all the donations to our Christmas food collection.  A great amount of food and goodies were taken to the Edinburgh Foodbank by Mrs Brown yesterday.

 

 

LPSA Christmas Fair – Saturday 7th December – 12pm to 2pm

We need your help! The LPSA Christmas Fair is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help it run smoothly. Can you volunteer an hour or two of your time to help with sorting donations (Friday 6th December from 9am), set-up (Saturday 7th December 10am to 12pm), manning a stall during the Fair (Saturday 7th December, any time between 12pm and 2pm) or with clear-up afterwards (Saturday 7th December, 2pm to 3pm)? If you can help or if you have any questions, please email us at lpsa.communications@gmail.com

 

Friday 6th December is ‘Dress up/Dress down for Christmas’ day – children are welcome to come to school wearing their own clothes or anything Christmassy. You don’t need to buy anything new – last year’s Christmas jumper, a Santa hat or a bit of tinsel will do! If you have a donation for the raffle or tombola, or toys, books, DVDs and homebaking, bring those along too! Thanks!

 

Uniform Recycle and Share at the Christmas Fair

We’re giving our Uniform Recycle and Share scheme a festive twist for the Christmas Fair. Do you have any outgrown uniform? Please put it in the collection basket in the school foyer. Have your kids outgrown their Christmas jumpers or party clothes from last year? Put those in too! We’ll make sure it’s all sorted and laundered and will display it at the Christmas Fair – if you see something you could use, please help yourself! All our recycled uniform (and Christmas/party clothes) is completely free.

 

The LPSA Uniform Recycle and Share scheme is a collaboration with the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank, who do an incredible job providing school uniforms and supplies to Edinburgh families experiencing financial hardship. Have a look at their website to learn more about the work they do and how you can support them: www.edinburghuniform.org – Look out for the ESUB donation tin on our uniform stall if you would like to contribute.

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

Please remember to use easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping online! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate – every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too. The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 Riddle’s Court – Free Storytelling

We have a free storytelling event for families, kids 5+ on Sun 15th December, 1.30-4.30.

Link to booking below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yuletide-storytelling-for-families-tickets-84150812345

 

Out of School Care Consultation

Please see  the link below for parents and carers to take part in the Scottish Government’s consultation on Out of School Care. It is open for two more weeks.

https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care/

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 10th December                Nursery Nativity 9.30am

Tuesday 10th December                Infant Nativity 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th December          Infant Nativity 9.30am

Thursday 12th December              General Election – School closed to pupils

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

 

Weekly Newsletter 8th November 2019

See below for a list of dates of Christmas Events

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Tuesday our P3s continued with their NYCOS singing lessons and our P1s and P2s began their Nativity practice.
  • On Wednesday and Friday P6 continued with their Latin lessons.
  • In our assemblies on Thursday the children learned about the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth.
  • Also this week we have been celebrating Dyslexia Awareness in school and children have been talking about dyslexia in their classes.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Thursday it will be the turn of our P4s to share their work in their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers of this year group are very welcome to attend.
  • On Friday it is Children in Need Day.  As part of this celebration we are holding a dress up/dress down day.  Children do not have to wear school uniform and if they like can dress up in a costume.  Donations will be collected for Children in Need.

Nuts in school

To keep our children safe DO NOT BRING ANY NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.  THIS ALSO INCLUDES AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS AND AFTER-SCHOOL EVENTS.  We have a number of children who have severe allergic reactions to nuts.

 

Enrolling for P1 August 2020

This week we have been very busy enrolling children for our P1 classes in 2020.  If you have a child who is due to start school in August, please contact the office to make an appointment to enrol.

 

Termly Overviews of Learning

The overviews for this term for each year stage are now on the website.

 

Gilmerton Road Gate

Please be careful coming through this gate as it can get very crowded.  Cyclists should dismount before coming into the school.

 

Sporting Success

Well done to the children from P7 who won the Volleyball competition at the Autumn Games at Liberton High School.

 

Columba 1400

Next week I will be out of school taking part in the Columba 1400 Headteacher Leadership Academy.  This course is provided free to schools by the Columba 1400 charity supported by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation.  Mrs Mackintosh and Mrs Rudram will be leading the school while I am away.

 

Parking

Thank you to our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders group who have been out before school this week to monitor parking around the school.  These are their results!

 

  MON TUES WED
Cars mounting pavement near pedestrians 3 0 1
Cars travelling on wrong side of road 2 0 0
Cars that moved from Zigzags after seeing us 2 1 1
Cars parked on a corner 0 0 1
Cars parked on zigzags 0 1 1
Near collisions (cars) 0 0 1
Bicycles going through red light 1 0 0

 

The children also got a lot of positive comments from parents walking by who were glad we were encouraging safe parking.

 

Breakfast Club

We have some places available in our Breakfast Club.  If you are interested please contact the school office.

 

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group are organising a Christmas Food collection for our local foodbank using the Reverse Advent again this year. Basically, instead of taking something out of an advent we are putting something in. This has to be done in November so that items can be taken to the foodbank and distributed to those in need before Christmas.

There are suggested items on each date which you can bring in or you may contribute another small Christmas treat if you wish, e.g. sweets or chocolate.

We are proposing that different year groups could contribute on different weeks:

 

Nursery & P1 –  1st -6th November

P2 & P3  –  7th-12th November

P4 & P5 – 13th – 18th November

P6 & P7 – 19th– 24th November

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1143552182521601&substory_index=0&id=478787965664696

 

Collection boxes will be placed in the main corridor (next to the fish tank).

Many thanks.

 

Christmas Fair

Some P6 parents have shown an interest in running a stall or event at the Christmas Fair on 7th December  to fundraise for the trip to Benmore in August.  If you would like to help run this stall please contact the school office and we will pass on your details.

 

 

LPSA Halloween Disco

Thank you for supporting our LPSA Halloween Disco! We had a brilliant night – some spectacular costumes and dance moves from the kids (thanks to David from Paramount Kids for playing all the right tunes) and some amazing support behind the scenes from the parent and staff volunteers. Thank you to all the volunteers who sold tickets, manned exits, supervised the hall, decorated the hall, sold tuck, supervised the breakout space, collected tickets and cleared up afterwards – we could not run these events without your help. And thank you to all the Liberton Primary families who came along and supported our event – we managed to raise over £700!

 

Help the LPSA raise funds for the school via easyfundraising.org.uk

We’ve registered with easyfundraising and we need your help! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help Liberton Primary School Association (LPSA) raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 4,000 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too! The money we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprimaryschoolassociationlpsa/

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday 14th November              P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

Friday 15th November                    Children in Need Dress up/Dress down day

Tuesday 10th December                Nursery Nativity 9.30am

Tuesday 10th December                Infant Nativity 1.30pm

Wednesday 11th December          Infant Nativity 9.30am

Thursday 12th December              General Election – School closed to pupils

Monday 16th December                Pantomime for P1-7 in school – Jack in the Beanstalk (Thank you to the LPSA for funding this event)

Tuesday 17th December                P4 and P5 Parties am

Tuesday 17th December                Pupil Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 17th December                P6 and P7 Parties pm

Wednesday 18th December          P3 Parties am

Wednesday 18th December         Strings Christmas Concert

Thursday 19th December              Nursery and P1, P1/2 and P2 parties am

Friday 20th December                    Christmas assembly for pupils

Friday 20th December                    All pupils dismissed at 12pm

 

Weekly Newsletter 1st November 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday this week the children in P1 and P2 had their last session of their block of lessons with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.  Primary 3 lessons will continue until Christmas.
  • On Wednesday it was great to see so many people attending our Open Day for the parents of children who are due to start Primary 1 in August 2020.  I was very proud to show off all the great things that are going on in our school.
  • Also on Wednesday we had our second Libby Leaders session of the year with lots of great activities going on around the school.
  • On Thursday Primary 6 presented an excellent Learning Showcase Assembly to parents and carers.  They were able to share all they had learned about the Vikings in a very engaging and enjoyable way.
  • Well done to our P7s who took part in the Autumn Games transition event at Liberton High School.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday we are holding an information session at 3.30pm for Primary 6 parents about the upcoming block of Sex Education lessons.
  • On Wednesday and Friday P6 will continue with their Latin lessons.
  • In our assemblies on Thursday we will be learning about the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth.  This will be one of our Time to Think Assemblies.  If you do not wish your child to attend this assembly please inform the class teacher in writing.

Enrolling for P1 August 2020

Next week will be enrolment week across Edinburgh for places in next years’ P1 classes.  Please contact the school to make an appointment to enrol your child.

 

Parking

Thank you to our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders group and the LPSA who have worked together to put up new banners around the school encouraging parents to park safely.  You will also see the group out before school, taking note of all the safe parkers in our school community.  You may even get a round of applause from them for your safe parking!

Christmas Food Collection

Our Libby Leaders Foodbank Awareness group are organising a Christmas Food collection for our local foodbank using the Reverse Advent again this year. Basically, instead of taking something out of an advent we are putting something in. This has to be done in November so that items can be taken to the foodbank and distributed to those in need before Christmas.

There are suggested items on each date which you can bring in or you may contribute another small Christmas treat if you wish, e.g. sweets or chocolate.

We are proposing that different year groups could contribute on different weeks:

 

Nursery & P1 –  1st -6th November

P2 & P3  –  7th-12th November

P4 & P5 – 13th – 18th November

P6 & P7 – 19th– 24th November

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1143552182521601&substory_index=0&id=478787965664696

 

Collection boxes will be placed in the main corridor (next to the fish tank).

Many thanks.

 

Mr Wemyss Retiring

At the end of November Mr Wemyss will be retiring.  He has been teaching at Liberton Primary School for the last 31 years as a class teacher and more recently Forest School teacher.  We will be holding a special assembly for him on his last day of 28th November.

 

School Photo Orders

Please ensure any photo orders are returned to school no later than Friday 8th November. No late orders can be accepted in school after this date.

 

P1 Mystery Readers

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to be Mystery Readers in P1 and P1/2.  The children have really enjoyed being surprised by who has come in to read them a story.

 

 

LPSA Christmas card fundraiser

The children have produced beautiful artwork for their Christmas cards this year – a free sample of your own child’s unique design has been sent home this week. If you’d like to place an order for cards, mugs, coasters or gift labels, please complete the accompanying order form and return it to school with full payment by Monday 4th November. In the meantime, you can contact us with any questions at lpsa.communications@gmail.com

 

Profits from our fundraising ventures are used to fund equipment and experiences for the children of Liberton Primary. In the past year the LPSA has funded iPads, a lending library, Forest Schools training, playground equipment, football strips, PE kit and much more. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week 4th – 9th November 2019

‘Loud in the Library’ features live music performances by 2 dyslexic musicians followed by a question and answer session.   The session is free. Full details of Dyslexia Awareness Week can be found at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week

Parkour Classes

Access Parkour have some spaces available in our parkour and movement classes. We run lots of classes both indoors at our venue ‘Room to Move’ and also outdoors at various locations in Edinburgh. Our family class on Saturday mornings is a great way to start your weekend as a family having fun outdoors. Please see our website www.accessparkour.com for all class times and to book. Classes start at only £6 and there are discounts available. First class is always free!

 

Ages 5-8

Wed 5-6pm

Thurs 5-6pm

Fri 2.30-3.30pm

Sun 4-5pm

 

Ages 8-12

Mon 5-6pm Girls Only!

Wed 5-6pm

Thurs 6-7.30pm

Fri 3.30-5pm

Sun 3-4pm

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

14th November                   P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th December                   Infant Nativity 1.30pm

11th December                   Infant Nativity 9.30am

Weekly Newsletter 25th October 2019

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful October Holiday.
  • On Monday and Tuesday our staff were very busy reviewing our mathematics curriculum, developing skills in teaching drama, confirming the next steps of our behaviour policy, having training sessions in Emotions Works and Lego Therapy and also further developing our strategies for supporting children in the playground.  We have lots of exciting plans and will be sharing them over the session.
  • On Wednesday P6B continued their Latin lessons.
  • On Thursday our assemblies were a chance for children to share their work from the Building Resilience unit on Having a goal.  It seems that the children have achieved a lot over the last few weeks!
  • On Friday P6B had their Latin lessons.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday and Tuesday next week the children will have the last session of their block of lessons with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Wednesday we will have our Open Day for parents of children who are due to start Primary 1 in August 2020 (see below for details).
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our second Libby Leaders session of the year.
  • On Thursday Primary 6 will be the first year group this session to present their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers from this year group are welcome to attend at 9.10am.
  • Also on Thursday our P7s will be attending the Autumn Games transition event at Liberton High School.

Open Day

All parents and carers of children who are due to start school in August 2020 are very welcome to visit the school for a tour on Wednesday 30th October from 9.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.15pm

Building Works

The refurbishment work in the school has now moved from overnight to day working.  As you will see there is now scaffolding around the school and additional equipment in the school playground.  The children received a safety briefing today in assemblies and I would be grateful if you could reinforce the messages of staying away from building areas, not going through any red and white barrier tape and never climbing on fencing.  Well done to P4C who were the first class to be decanted to the music room and have responded brilliantly to this change of routine.

 

Sporting Success

Well done to our newly formed P4 football team.  Before the holidays they had an unbeaten run. Played 5, Won 1, Drew 4.  They are still looking for players so contact the office if you are interested.

Parking in Orrok Lane

Please be considerate when parking in our local area.  We have had concerns raised about dangerous parking and driving in Orrok Lane.  This behaviour endangers our children and our local community.

 

Swashbuckle

In June pupils from P1 to 3 had the chance to go to Glasgow to take part in the filming of this CBeebies show.  The screening dates have now been confirmed:

  • 19 October – Episode: Don’t Make Me Laugh (now available on iPlayer)
  • 23 November – Episode: Swashdance.

 

 

LPSA Halloween Disco – Friday 1st November (see revised poster attached)

Don’t forget that tickets go on sale next week for the LPSA Halloween Disco. Tickets are £3 each and will be available to buy in the school foyer before and after school from Monday 28th Oct to Friday 1st Nov.

 

**Please note that due to restrictions on evening use of the school during the refurbishments, we have had to adjust the disco times slightly from those originally advertised.** The revised disco times are:

  • P1 & P2: 6pm to 6.45pm (parents have to stay on site for the P1 & P2 disco)
  • P3 & P4: 7pm to 7.45pm (children must be collected from the hall at 7.45pm)
  • P5 to P7: 8pm to 8.45pm  (children must be collected from the hall at 8.45pm)

Dressing up is optional – no scary masks, please.

 

If you are able to help out on the night during any of the above timeslots, or with set-up or clear-up, please get in touch at lpsa.communications@gmail.com. The disco is always one of our most popular events, and its success relies very much on the efforts of our helpers. You don’t need any special skills or experience – we just need you!

 

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week 4th – 9th November 2019

‘Loud in the Library’ features live music performances by 2 dyslexic musicians followed by a question and answer session.   The session is free. Full details of Dyslexia Awareness Week can be found at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week

 

Upcoming Dates

31st October                       P6 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

14th November                   P4 Learning Showcase assembly (all parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend)

10th December                   Infant Nativity 1.30pm

11th December                   Infant Nativity 9.30am