If any of your family show any symptoms of Covid 19 (high temperature, new and persistent cough, loss or change to sense of smell) your child should not come to school. You should book a test and the whole household should self-isolate while waiting for the result.
We have had an incredibly busy term and we are very proud of the way children have settled back in to school. We would like to wish you and your families a wonderful October break. We look forward to welcoming the children back on Tuesday 27th October!
Please note that this will be the last week of emailing the newsletter. The newsletter will be uploaded to the website each Friday following our return to school.
Some highlights from the classes this week:
- P4a were looking at the number patterns found in the 9 times table! We are also loving our class novel… “Toto The Ninja Cat” by Dermot O’Leary. Will Brian be caught?
- P5 have been enjoying creating paintings based on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The paintings are beautiful!
- P5b have had a great STEM lesson as part of their outdoor learning sessions. The task was to build a nest in the school grounds using only natural materials they could find such as sticks, moss, leaves, mud, feathers and grass. Each team had to ensure their nest was well camouflaged from predators, strong and sturdy to withstand the weather and soft inside to protect the eggs and young birds. They also had to ensure they built their nest in a suitable and safe location. We got some great nests and the results were shared to our class Twitter.
- P6B went outside to do some drama based around a scene from their class novel. They then did an extended piece of writing pretending to be one of the characters describing the scene from their point of view. P6B also made lots of noise with balloons whilst investigating pitch and volume of sound!
- P7 completed a STEM task for their final lesson focusing on engineering. They ‘bought’ items from a budget and used the items to create a bridge. They then tested their bridges to see which held the heaviest weight!
Our home learning information for this week has been uploaded to the home learning tab on our website. This week the sheets include an overview on what each class has been learning along with best wishes for the October break!
Now that the weather is increasingly wet, our playground is becoming very muddy. Please know you can now send your child in with an indoor pair of shoes for the classroom.
The children have been learning in class about Microsoft Teams. In the case of a class or group of children needing to self-isolate then Microsoft Teams will be the main tool for supporting Home Learning. All children will have their own login. Work will be supplied on Teams and pupils will also be able to use this to communicate with their teacher. We are aware that not all families will be able to provide a device or WIFI for children to use for this. If this is the case for your family please let us know and we will provide support. If your home language is not English and you need support for accessing these resources we can help with that too. Please see the school website for a video which explains how children go about logging on.
Please see below for class Twitter accounts – the classes would love you to follow them!
A number of our classes are piloting class Twitter accounts. These accounts will only be available to the parents of those classes and will be used to share additional information on the learning that is happening in school. They can be found at:
Our Parent Consultations will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Wednesday 4th November 5pm to 7pm and Thursday 5th November 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Parents will be able to select either a video call or a phone call and will book the appointments online. In case of any technical hitches we will also be asking parents to provide a mobile number in case we have to resort to phone calls! Please note that these phone calls will come from an unlisted or ‘no-caller ID’ number.
- Children should not bring toys, cards or other items for playing with to school. As well as posing a Covid risk these can also cause disputes amongst children in the playground.
- Please make sure that your child has a waterproof coat with them and that is clearly labelled. Children will be outside playing in all but severe weather.
- No nuts or nut products should be brought into school. Please check your child’s snacks and packed lunches.
Liberton After-School Club
Weʼre raising £500 to provide resources that allow us to offer a range of exciting, adventurous and inclusive outdoor activities for those attending LASC
The devastating fire in Liberton Primary School and the Covid-19 pandemic has changed 2020 for Liberton After School Club in a big way! We have been unable to hold any fundraising activities that are normally a huge part of the work we do, providing finances to fund activities, trips ,resources and the ongoing development of the Club.
One of our fantastic young people(Wilf) has recently turned 10 and has made a plan to raise money for his club by running 10km in October BUT …………………………………..
Wilf doesn’t want to do this alone! NO, he wants to involve as many people in the LASC community as possible. So along with the LASC team we challenge you to complete 10km in October to raise vital funds for our club.
If you fancy a bigger challenge why not join our staff team in our ‘RUN10x10km IN OCTOBER’ event. The first person to reach 100k gets a fantastic prize.
This event is open to all families – we are encouraging everyone to get involved.
How to start:
– TO ENTER : £20 per family or £8 per person to our just giving page –https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/libertonasc?fbclid=IwAR3q5cX5SaWHoYRjPMCXxrFfwknDGf15w0RCMadozN_-ydsuwyCXMCXX4cM
– Set up a STRAVA account and follow the link to our LASC STRAVA group https://www.strava.com/clubs/LASC
– Share with friends and family, get everyone involved in supporting you to raise funds.
– Run, skip, hop, jump, cycle or walk your way to glory!
Many thanks for donating and taking part in our fundraiser,
Help the LPSA raise funds for Liberton Primary School on easyfundraising.org.uk
With the Covid restrictions currently in place, we are not able to organise our usual fundraising events. One way you can still help us to raise money for the school is to sign up to our easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/libertonprim/ – easyfundraising has over 4,000 shops and sites that will donate to us (at no extra cost to you) when you shop online. Any funds we raise will be used to buy equipment and experiences that will benefit the children of Liberton Primary. Please sign up if you can – your support really will make a difference!