Weekly Newsletter 11th June 2021

Learning highlights of the week

  • P2/3 had a great time participating in the class Sports Day on Monday with Mr Moir. In Science, we have been learning about Life Cycles. We have been looking at the Life Cycles of a broad bean plant, butterflies and frogs and learning about metamorphosis. We have been eagerly watching our broad bean seeds grow. We placed the seeds in plastic bags rather than planting them in soil, so we were able to see the roots and stem growing from the seed.
  • P3a have enjoyed using the iPads this week, creating mini animations using Stop Motion Animation. We then used animation or ChatterPix to share our science learning about water. It was great fun and we were so impressed with the final products!
  • On Wednesday, P6C spent part of the afternoon at Café Primaire 6, roleplaying customers and waiters as part of learning how to order such delicacies as Salade Nicoise, Pizza Fruits de Mer and jus d’orange – and how to ask for the bill! We are trying to use as much French as possible on a daily basis in the classroom to increase our comprehension and command of the language.

Scotland at the Euros!

As you may be aware it has been 23 years since the Scotland Men’s Football team reached a major tournament (our Women’s team qualified for the last 2019 World Cup) and we want to celebrate this in school.  On Monday children will be able to watch the first match of the tournament, Scotland v Czech Republic, kick off 2pm.  Children are also welcome to wear blue or tartan if they would like to.  Children who have their Sports Day on Monday should still wear their country colours.

Mr. R’s 30 days of 5ks for Liberton Lightning

Mr. Robertson is running 5k in every day of June to raise money for Liberton Lightning, our girls football team, to fund sports equipment to improve training sessions. The aim of our club is to give our girls a positive introduction to football through high quality training, helping them to develop their skills, teamwork and a lifelong love of football. Please support Liberton Lightning (and help Mr. R. drag his aching limbs for 5k each day) by donating at www.gofundme.com/liberton-lightning


Toys in school

A reminder that children should not bring any toys into school.  Pop-its  are the latest fad for our children.  These are becoming increasingly popular and we are finding that they are distracting pupils from learning and also causing conflict between children.  They should no longer be brought into school. If any child requires a fidget toy as a self-regulation support, this will be planned for and provided by the school.

Covid Safety – Primary 1

Can P1 parents please ensure that they arrive at school in the morning as close as possible to start time.  This is to make sure there is space for parents to be socially distant in the playground.

End of term reports

Please remember to send in your feedback form from the end of term reports.

Gifts from parents & carers

We have been asked by the City of Edinburgh Council to encourage parents and carers not to give gifts to staff.  As this can create an equity issue as well as having the potential to compromise infection control measures. 

Parent Equalities Group

Thank you to those who attended our first meeting.  There was a very useful discussion and we will be holding further sessions next term on our anti-bullying policy as well as celebrating the diversity of our school community.

LPSA Inch Park Clean-up

The LPSA have planned one more Inch Park Clean-up to get our park looking its beautiful best for the summer holidays. Please come along if you can to help keep it clean and safe for us all to enjoy. Bring along gloves and litter-pickers (if you have any), or borrow some from us! We will meet up in the park near the owl statue after school on Friday 18th June. 

Weekly Newsletter 4th June 2021

Covid Case in school

As you will be aware we have had our first Covid case in school for a number of months and now have one of our classes isolating along with a number of staff.  All close contacts have been identified and informed.  Thank you to the families involved for being supportive during this time.  As always we strongly encourage all our families to keep faithfully to the FACTS guidance to avoid further spread in our community.

Staff shortages

Prior to our Covid case we were already experiencing staff shortages due to the national lack of supply staff as well as Covid restrictions which prevent staff moving between classes as easily as before.  Now that we have additional staff isolating we will need to divert more staff time away from the pupil support and leadership teams.  This will mean that, for the next few weeks, some pupil support groups will be cancelled and the leadership team will not be able to respond to parent communications as promptly as we would normally.  We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Covid Safety

A reminder that parents must not enter the school building but should instead contact the school by phone.  If an item, such as medication, needs to be handed in please call the school first to make an arrangement for this.  Any parent picking up or dropping off a child should do this outside the school building.

End of term reports

Your children will be bringing home their end of term reports today.  On the feedback sheet included with the reports there will also be an opportunity for parents to make an appointment to discuss the report via Teams meeting or phone call.

For children who are isolating, reports will be issued via email with paper copies available on the children’s return to school.

Parent Equalities Group

This session we have been reviewing our Equalities work in school and will be extending this after the summer by reviewing our Equalities, Diversity and Anti-Bullying Policy as well as our core teaching resources so that they better reflect the diversity of our school community.  We are keen to work with our parents in developing this approach.  If you would like to be involved in this, we are holding an introductory meeting via Teams on Thursday 10th June at 4pm.  Click here to join the meeting.  If you are unable to attend at this time but would still like to be involved please contact the school and we will keep you updated.

Sports Days

Next week the children will take part in their own class sports day (see the timetable attached).  The children are welcome to wear the colours of their country team on the day.  Scotland – Blue, Canada – Red, Spain – Yellow, Brazil – Green.

Session date change Christmas holidays 2021

At its March meeting, the Education, Children and Families Committee agreed to change the scheduled Christmas holiday dates from Friday 24 December 2021 – Monday 10 January 2022 to Monday 20 December 2021 – Tuesday 4 January 2022.

The change was based on a similar amendment to the previous year’s holiday dates.  The reasons for the change are set out in this committee report:

The report did not include consideration of the in-service day after the holidays.  This will be Wednesday 5 January 2022.  To ensure that pupils are in school for the required 190 days, the summer term will be amended to finish on Friday 1 July 2022 instead of Thursday 30 June.

The agreed changes are now on the Council website, along with dates for dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Have a good weekend and stay safe

Paul Ewing

Message from Paul Ewing, Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.  

Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete. 

These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a COVID-19 test. Appropriate guidance and advice have been given. 

If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open. 

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot  or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.  

Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms. 

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19. 

For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful : 

https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes, 

Paul Ewing

Headteacher

Message from Paul Ewing Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.  

Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate and asked to have a test for COVID-19. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice. 

An update via text will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete. If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school, we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly.

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.  

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms. 

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19. 

For further information you may find this FAQs useful https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx 

Best wishes, 

Paul Ewing

Headteacher

Weekly Newsletter 28th May 2021

Highlights of the week

  • P1s had their first Magic of Music lesson on Teams provided by the Youth Music Initiative.  The children really enjoyed the action rhymes – and seeing themselves on the Smartboard!
  • P2B have been enjoying learning about life cycles. We have explored the life cycle of a bean plant and we’re really excited that our beans have all sprouted roots and shoots this week! We also combined learning in art, maths and writing to make booklets about the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • P3A were learning about including others and overcoming barriers in our RSHP lesson this week. We learned about a sport called Goalball for people with visual impairments and how blind people can learn to read using braille. We had a look at some examples of braille and had a go at writing our names using the braille alphabet. In our science lesson we had to rescue our Lego friends who had been frozen in ice blocks – we worked together to work out how to melt the ice. We also are really enjoying our Farming topic. This week we learned about poultry farming and egg production. We found out you can look up the codes on eggs to find out which farm the eggs came from, which is interesting. Try it for yourself at http://www.foodmiles.com/egg-miles.cfm?tracked=1
  • P3B having been celebrating all things Elmer this week.  Saturday is International Elmer day and we are celebrating in style.  We have created our own Elmer adventures and  had a lovely Elmer party on Thursday.
  • P5C have enjoyed working co-operatively to create political parties and come up with policy ideas in our Elections and Democracy topic. We have also been interested to learn what a typical day in the life of a Buddhist monk is like in our Buddhism RME topic.
  • P6B have been writing their own interesting recipes for cakes, thinking about ingredients and flavours that would appeal to others and working out correct measurements for the ingredients they want to use. They have also been very interested in learning about Hindu festivals and how important they are.
  • As part of our Energy topic in Science, P6C spent a busy Wednesday afternoon constructing and testing self-propelled boats, spinners and rockets using elastic bands, balloons, string, Lego, corks and a variety of other materials in order to explore potential, kinetic and mechanical forms of energy.
  • The Primary 7s went to Bonaly for an Epic Day of outdoor activities on Tuesday. They had a lot of fun, showed great teamwork and discovered new skills. Some of the activities they did were archery, building shelters, climbing a Jacob’s Ladder and exploring the hills and forests around Bonaly. They ended the day by toasting marshmallows around a campfire and playing games. Well done to the Primary 7s for their positivity, cooperation and enthusiasm!

Parent Equalities Group

This session we have been reviewing our Equalities work in school and will be extending this after the summer by reviewing our Equalities, Diversity and Anti-Bullying Policy as well as our core teaching resources so that they better reflect the diversity of our school community.  We are keen to work with parents our in developing this approach.  If you would like to be involved in this, we are holding an introductory meeting via Teams on Thursday 10th June at 4pm.  If you are unable to attend at this time but would still like to be involved please contact the school and we will keep you updated.

End of term reports

All our teaching and nursery staff are currently collating these reports and they will be issued to parents on Friday 4th June.  Alongside the reports there will also be an opportunity for parents to make an appointment to discuss the report via a Teams meeting or phone call.

Sports Days

Mr Moir and Rob Ure, our Active Schools Coordinator, have put together a plan so that all our children will have a sports day experience this session.  It won’t be the same as getting everyone together but I’m sure it will be great fun.  See the attached timetable to seen when your child is taking part. 

Face Covering

Now that we are moving to Level 2 restrictions, a reminder to parents that face coverings should still be worn when dropping off and picking up children from school.  If required, medical exemption cards can be applied for via the NHS Inform website.

Social Security Scotland Best Start Grant for Families:  Applications opening on 1 June

Please find the attached leaflets on the following payments available to families:  Best Start Grant Pregnancy & Baby Payment, Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment, Best Start Foods and Scottish Child Payment.

Advice leaflets for parents

This link from the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service has a range of excellent leaflets for parents on a wide range of wellbeing issues from general mental health support to anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and resilience.  I would recommend it as a very useful resource.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads?fbclid=IwAR3ogMRI95pl9Zx_vJwy6YV4VWA4pEbn-vghUDRQ2c3nMPbqQqmaBquIvRM

LPSA Inch Park Spring Clean (see poster attached)

We have loved watching our park become busy again but have sadly noticed it’s not looking its best. Please come along if you can to help keep it beautiful and safe for us all to enjoy. Bring along litter pickers and gloves if you can, or borrow some from us!

We will meet up in the park near the owl statue after school on Friday, 28th May. We hope to make this a regular event throughout the year so look out for other opportunities to join in!

(Thank you to Maya in P4 for the poster artwork)

Weekly Newsletter 22nd May 2021

Bank Holiday

The school will be closed for the local Bank Holiday on Monday.  We will reopen for staff and pupils on Tuesday.

NSPCC

This week, all classes from P1 to P7 took part in NSPCC Speak Out and Stay Safe assemblies and workshops.  Thisonline programme complements the Curriculum for Excellence teaching and children’s learning around health and wellbeing. The programme is designed to enable children to:

  • Understand & recognise different signs of abuse.
  • Understand they have the right to be safe, and abuse is never their fault.
  • Know how to get help if they need it by identifying trusted adults and learning about Childline services too.

Class Organisation for next session

We have now completed the class organisation for the current P2 and P3 year groups for next session.  We are currently working on the reorganisation of our Primary 1 classes into Primary 2 and will inform parents of this information before the end of session.

End of term reports

All our teaching and nursery staff are currently collating these reports and they will be issued to parents on Friday 4th June.  Alongside the reports there will also be an opportunity for parents to make an appointment to discuss the report via a Teams meeting or phone call.

Sports Week

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we are unable to host our usual whole school sports day.  However Mr Moir has put together a plan for a Sports Week in June that children will be able to take part in.  They will get the chance to compete for their house/country team and at the end of the week we will find out which country has won our trophy. More details to follow.

Swashbuckle

CBeebies have once again offered our children a chance to audition to take part as contestants and audience members for Swashbuckle.  Information on taking part in auditions has been emailed to all P1 and P2 parents.

Face Covering

Now that we are moving to Level 2 restrictions, a reminder to parents that face coverings should still be worn when dropping off and picking up children from school.  If required, medical exemption cards can be applied for via the NHS Inform website.

Advice leaflets for parents

This link from the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service has a range of excellent leaflets for parents on a wide range of wellbeing issues from general mental health support to anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and resilience.  I would recommend it as a very useful resource.

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads?fbclid=IwAR3ogMRI95pl9Zx_vJwy6YV4VWA4pEbn-vghUDRQ2c3nMPbqQqmaBquIvRM

LPSA Inch Park Spring Clean )

We have loved watching our park become busy again but have sadly noticed it’s not looking its best. Please come along if you can to help keep it beautiful and safe for us all to enjoy. Bring along litter pickers and gloves if you can, or borrow some from us!

We will meet up in the park near the owl statue after school on Friday, 28th May. We hope to make this a regular event throughout the year so look out for other opportunities to join in!

Weekly Newsletter 14th May 2021

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families.  We hope you had a wonderful celebration.

Learning Highlights

  • P3a really enjoyed the Outdoor Games session with Rob, our Active Schools Coordinator, on Tuesday. Another highlight was using Lego to practise our talking and listening skills, in particular giving (and following) clear instructions. The ‘builders’ were not allowed to see the instructions – it was tricky!
  • P3B have worked really hard and made tremendous progress with counting and adding money.  Yesterday we counted an enormous pile of notes and it totalled £1845!  We wondered what we could spend it on.  Some of us were going to buy a house and some of us sweets.  We also learned this week how snowflakes are made – you should ask us!
  • P4A enjoyed hearing about how some of our classmates celebrate Eid as part of our mini topic on the Islamic faith.

Class Photos

On Tuesday 18th May we will have a photographer from Tempest studios in school to take class photos.  Due to current restrictions these will be taken outside and will be postponed if it is raining.  From previous experience of taking photos outside it can sometimes mean that they are not of the same quality, particularly if there is any wind, however I’m sure you will understand that we felt this was better than not having photos at all this year.

Parking

On Thursday morning, our Community Police Officers were in attendance on Glenallan Drive to monitor parent parking.  They were very concerned about parents who were parking illegally or dangerously when there were safe spaces to park only a short distance further from the school.  They will be continuing to monitor the situation.  If you need to bring your child to school by car we ask you to spend an extra couple of minutes finding a safe parking space.  This keeps everyone safe.

Support group for parents with children with additional support needs

Liberton Primary have partnered with Salvesen Mindroom Centre to provide a support group for parents with additional support needs. See below for more information.

Is your child struggling at school? Not sure what to do?

If you’re looking for information, advice or support, we can help you find the answers. This is a safe space where you can meet with other parents, share your concerns or experiences, access resources and learn how to help your child.

Join us via Teams on May 19th at 10.30 a.m.

Interested? Then please – 

Email directhelp@mindroom.org 

Or call 0131 370 6730

The group will be led by a member of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre team, experienced in supporting parents, carers and children with additional support needs. www.mindroom.org

P7 meeting

A meeting to discuss the P7 end of term events will be held via Teams on Thursday 20th May at 4pm.  If you would like to attend please contact the school for a link.

Next LPSA meeting – Friday 21 May, 9.30am (via Microsoft Teams)

The next LPSA meeting will be on Friday 21 May from 9.30am to 11.30am. This will be an online meeting (via Microsoft Teams) and all parents/carers of Liberton Primary pupils are welcome to attend. If you would like to join the meeting, please email the LPSA at lpsa.communications@gmail.com by 20th May and an invite link will be sent to you before the meeting.

LPSA Uniform Recycling

Many thanks to all who have donated outgrown uniform to the LPSA uniform recycling scheme. If you could do with a few more items or are now looking for uniform in the next size up, please email lpsa.communications@gmail.com and we’ll arrange to get it to you. Thank you for supporting our uniform recycling scheme!

Upcoming dates

  • Monday 24th May – Bank Holiday – School closed
  • Tuesday 25th May – P7 Epic Day
  • Friday 25th June – End of Term

Weekly Newsletter 7th May 2021

I hope that, despite the terrible weather, everyone had a good Bank Holiday weekend.  During the In-service Day on Tuesday our staff worked together to review our year and make plans for next session.  We are greatly looking forward to our school being able to get together more after the summer, although we still don’t know what restrictions may still be in place.  Staff also spent time on further training on Equalities as part of this council-wide initiative.

Class Photos

On Tuesday 18th May (note corrected date) we will have a photographer from Tempest studios in school to take class photos.  Due to current restrictions these will be taken outside and will be postponed if it is raining.  From previous experience of taking photos outside it can sometimes mean that they are not of the same quality, particularly if there is any wind, however I’m sure you will understand that we felt this was better than not having photos at all this year.

Active School Clubs

We are delighted that Active Schools are able to run some of their clubs again.  Please see the attached leaflet for which clubs are running.  Mr Robertson will also be restarting our excellent Liberton Lightning Girls Football training.  Unfortunately, due to current restrictions on numbers this will be limited to P6 and P7 at present.

P7 End of Term Activities

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Sponsored Walks over the Easter holidays.  An absolutely amazing total of £1525 has been raised!  We are waiting for final guidance from the Council regarding end of year activities and as soon as this is in place we will be working with pupils, parents and staff to finalise our celebrations for our P7 pupils.

Fundraising Success

Well done to Murray from P6 who with his friend from Hibs have set themselves the challenge of running 5k a day for 30 days. They are three quarters through their challenge and have smashed the daily target as well as fundraising target. The money they are raising is for the Goodtrees Centre in Moredun.  Their target was £300 they are currently on £1700!  Next week they are travelling through to Glasgow to run one of their 5K with Liverpool legend and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.  https://www.givey.com/muzzandjacksons300kchallenge

New! BE Uniforms Edinburgh Store

Border Embroideries have a new store located at 187A Dundee Street (opposite Victor Paris). The store is opening on Saturday and will stock Liberton Primary School uniform. It will also stock plain uniform including shirts, blouses, poloshirts, trousers, skirts, sports kit and much more. They also offer a free click & collect service and an exchange service if you order online.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday 24th May – Bank Holiday – School closed
  • Tuesday 25th May – P7 Epic Day
  • Friday 25th June – End of Term

Scottish Football Association Competition – CLOSES MONDAY

We’ve got a new promotion launching later today as part of the Learning Through Football project, a commentary competition.

We will be offering school pupils across the country (primary and secondary) the chance to win a commentary masterclass with Ian Crocker, the voice of football and the commentator of Scotland’s qualifying win over Serbia – and THAT iconic penalty save by David Marshall.

Pupils can re-enact the famous moments in their gardens and parks over the Easter holidays, and their playgrounds when back at school, or they can re-write the commentary in their own words and style and read it to the camera. Entries are submitted by video via Twitter, tagging @GlasgowEURO2020 and #LearningThroughFootball.

More details, including a clip of the famous penalty save, and competition terms and conditions can be found on our website: euro2020.scottishfa.co.uk/commentary.

Weekly Newsletter 23rd April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been great to welcome everyone back after the Easter Holidays, especially in this lovely sunshine!

Class structure for next session

As you will be aware from previous newsletters it was planned for our current P5 and P6 classes to be restructured into 5 classes including a composite P6/7 next session.  I am pleased that following a written appeal to the Head of Schools from the LPSA, which explained the disruption to Liberton Primary following the fire and decant, we have now been allocated exceptional additional funding so that we will not need to restructure P6 and P7 next session.  This means that all our current P5 and P6 classes will move on in their current format.  Thank you to for the LPSA for all their hard work in continuing to represent our school community so effectively.  The process for de-compositing our P2/3 class and organising our P2 classes for next year will take place over this term.

Office 365/Teams Accounts

All our pupils usernames and passwords have been updated and will be sent home over the course of next week.  This means that children will not be able to access Teams until they have their new password.  Home learning information will not be added until next week.  If your child has not received this information by Friday 30th April then please contact your child’s teacher and they will be able to supply the username and password.

Class Photos

We have booked for Tempest photography to come to the school to take class photos on Thursday 13th May.  Photos will be taken outside so we are hoping for good weather!

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Following an update in guidance we are working with Active Schools to restart some outdoor extra-curricular clubs from the week beginning Monday 10th May.  We are still awaiting more detailed guidance on this and will update parents once this is in place.

Have a good weekend

Weekly Newsletter 26th March 2021

This week we have been enjoying the early spring weather.  There have been lots of chances for classes to get outdoors and enjoy learning in the sunshine.

Liberton Primary School and Liberton Nursery School

From August 2021, as part of a wider reorganisation of Early Years provision by the City of Edinburgh Council, Liberton Nursery School will become part of Liberton Primary School.  Liberton Primary School Nursery Class will continue to operate as normal and next year will be offering 1140 hours as planned.  The staff from both the nursery class and the nursery school will work closely to share practice and provide a high-quality learning experiences and care for the children in both settings.  We are greatly looking forward to developing this new partnership.

Home Learning (Homework)

Now that all the children have returned to full-time school we will continue to share our home learning sheets for parents via Teams.  This is a return to the homework/home learning policy that was in place before lockdown.  These sheets will share the key learning the children have taken part in over the week as well as containing suggestions for follow up activities that parents can try at home as well as information on things to remember for next week.

Playground Improvements

Thank you to Mrs Govan and P3A who successfully bid for trees from Orchards for Schools.  The trees and shrubs arrived this week and are being planted by our wonderful Liberton After School Club.  Over the last few years we have sadly lost some of the trees in our playground so this new planting will be a great addition to our school environment. 

FareShare

Every Monday we receive a donation of short dated fresh food from FareShare.  These items are usually from Tesco and include bread products, vegetables and other items.  Every Monday we will leave a table outside the reception office for families to help themselves to anything they need.  Any food that is not taken needs to be put in the bin so please help yourself.  Thank you to our Pupil Wellbeing Teacher Mrs Osborne for organising this.

Parent Consultation Evenings

We look forward to seeing you all (virtually) during our upcoming consultation sessions.

  • Monday 29th March 3.45pm to 5.15pm
  • Tuesday 30th March 3.45pm to 5.15pm
  • Wednesday 31st March 3.45pm to 5.45pm

Please remember that if you receive a phone call that is likely to be listed as ‘no-caller ID’ or ‘number withheld’. 

International Autism Awareness Week

Next week is International Autism Awareness Week and in school we will use this opportunity to recognise and celebrate differences in our community, particularly relating to ASD.  For our younger children we will do this through storybooks and discussion and our older children will use resources from the National Autistic Society.

End of Term

The last day of school before the Easter Holidays is Thursday 1st April.  This will be a full-day of school with usual finish times. Lunch numbers for this day are substantially lower than normal. If you are expecting your child to have a school lunch this day, please check ParentPay to see if a booking has been made. If there is no booking for your child, you will need to supply a packed lunch that day.

Food Waste from lunches

A reminder that children who bring their own packed lunch to school should bring home any leftover waste.  This helps promote recycling, reduces covid risk and also helps parents know how much lunch their child has eaten.


Parking

We have had further complaints from our neighbours regarding illegal parking.  Please park with consideration to local residents.  The school car park is not to be used for parents for pick up and drop off.  On two occasions this week, children requiring disabled access have not been able to access the school because of parents blocking the school car park.If you require to use the disabled parking spaces or have mobility issues please contact the school office so arrangements can be made.

Primary 7 Leavers Fundraising

Primary 7 Parents are organising a sponsored 10K walk/run over the Easter holidays to help towards their end of year activities.  Look out for the sponsor sheets around our school community soon!

FACTS

Thank you for continuing to wear face coverings and socially distancing during pick-up and drop-off.  We are aware that some people are medically exempt from wearing face coverings, if this is the case for you please let the office know.  Many thanks.