This week at Liberton Primary
- I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend.
- On Wednesday we had our first Libby Leaders session of the year. There was great excitement as the children joined their groups for the first time. This year, each group has been challenged to Make a Difference in the school, the local community or the wider world. We look forward to seeing what they achieve.
- On Thursday our assembly was themed on the Golden Rule of the major World Religions to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
- Also on Thursday we also had our first school photos with Coldwells Photography. It was a huge undertaking to organise individual and sibling photos for nearly 500 children in a day but we managed this in record time. Thank you especially to Mrs McLaughlin, Mrs Brodie and the brilliant team of parent helpers who made it all go so smoothly.
- Also on Thursday our Nursery had a chance to visit Moredun Library as part of our Libby Reads programme.
- On Friday morning we had our first meeting of our Running Club and started the year with our biggest ever turnout of 33 children.
- Also on Friday the LPSA and LASC worked together to raise funds by selling ice-cream after school.
Next week at Liberton Primary
- Next week we will be starting our Libby Food Fest where we will have a whole school focus on healthy eating, food production, cooking and enjoying food. Thank you to Miss Sloan for organising this event.
- Also next week our Homework Club will start for children in P5 – P7 only. Due to the increased numbers of children wanting to attend, the club will operate from next week until the Christmas holidays for P5 – 7 and from January until Easter for P3 and P4. Thank you to Mr McGee for organising this and for all the staff who support the club.
- On Thursday our assemblies will focus on Libby Reads and P4 to P7 will also get a chance to find out more about Seasons for Growth, our programme to support children who have experienced change or loss in their lives.
- Also on Thursday our Primary 2s will visit Moredun Library.
As we enter Autumn please ensure that your child has a waterproof jacket with them every day. Children will still be allowed out to play at playtimes unless the rain is particularly heavy.
Our teachers have recently received training on adding to the class pages of our school website. Keep an eye out for updates. If you subscribe to our website you can get email notifications sent to you of any updates.
Old £1 coins
We will be unable to accept any old £1 coins after the 30th September.
Friday Mobile Library Stop – Cameron Toll
If you fancy using your new library cards and want to try something different, why not use them at the Library Bus every Friday after school 1.30pm – 2.30pm. The library bus is situated at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre for all Library Card holders to use.
This term we are excited to visit our local library to borrow some books! Some questions have arisen about the logistics of a class library trip. Please refer to the information below to help you understand how the visit will work.
Logistics of library book borrowing
- If your child already has a library card, they can take it with them on their class trip date and borrow a book. They can take this borrowed book home.
- If your child does not have a library card, the class teacher will take out a library book for your child using the class library card. The book, in this case, must be kept in school.
- If your child is being registered during the class trip by their class teacher, after a fortnight, your child will have their very own library card. In the meantime, your child will use the teacher’s class library card and will keep the library book in the school. Ms MacDonald will collect your child’s new library card from the library and distribute. New library cards can then be used at the next class trip or at any time when your child visits the library.
- All library cards can be used in ANY Edinburgh City Library and not just Moredun Library.
- Books taken out on the teacher’s class card will be the school’s liability if they ever became lost.
- Books taken out on an individual child library card will be the parent/carer’s liability if they ever became lost.
Logistics of returning library books
- Books can be borrowed and returned to ANY council library in Edinburgh, they can also be returned to ANY library in Edinburgh, even if it is not the library you originally borrowed the book from.
- If your child has borrowed a library book and taken it home, they can return it themselves at any date before the due date stamped on the front of the book.
- If you would prefer your child to return their library book with the class teacher at the next class trip, please keep it safe and then make sure they bring the library book in for the next library class trip date.
- Return library book due dates will be extended to November, to allow for ease of returning books at the next class trip if families do not wish to make their own separate trip.
- Even if your child has a library book they did not take out with their class teacher, they are welcome to return it during any library class trip with their teacher this year.
Edinburgh Doors Open Days at Inch House Community Centre
We are delighted to announce that we will be participating in Edinburgh Doors Open Days on 23rd and 24th September by opening Inch House Community Centre to visitors, and of course local families.
This year the House celebrates it’s 400 year anniversary of the dated part of the house of 1617, built by James Winram, Keeper of the Signet of Scotland. Instead of our usual guided tours we have added a little extra and will be joined by costumed performers who will tell the personal stories of some of the people who lived there. An exhibition of photographs documenting the history of the House right through to its recent times as a school, will also be available for all to see.
Light refreshments will be available and I have attached the relevant information for distribution should you wish to share our news with your colleagues, families and friends.
Hope you can make it and looking forward to seeing you over the weekend.
Scotland’s Geoheritage Festival
We’re on a mission to get everyone out exploring Scotland’s incredible geological heritage this October! The first ever national Geoheritage Festival will run nationwide from 1st to 31st October 2017, with a wide range of family events, guided walks and talks across Scotland. Tying in with the Scottish Geodiversity Forum’s latest project, highlighting the 51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology, the festival will take in many of our most famous and unique geological sites as well as hidden gems that you never knew existed.