Last week at Liberton Primary
- Well done to everyone who took part in our Adult Football Tournament at the Corn Exchange on Sunday (see below).
- Our Primary 6s had a great Activities Week. They visited Hopetoun House, Craigmillar Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, and got to try out lots of fun activities such as cycling, yoga, rugby, football and much more.
- On Tuesday Ukulele lessons continued for P4 and P5 and Bikeability for P5A.
- Our Thursday assemblies were Festivals of Learning where children were able to share some of their great learning from the month. Also on Thursday P5B went swimming.
Coming up at Liberton Primary
- On Monday the school is closed for the May Bank Holiday
- On Tuesday school will be closed for pupils. Staff will be in school that day and will spend time evaluating the work of the school, along with feedback from parents and pupils, and will make our plans to make our school even better next session.
- On Wednesday P6 classes will start the first of a series of True Colours workshops from ELREC looking at issues of equality.
- On Thursday it will be the turn of the Nursery to present their Learning Showcase assembly. All parents and carers of the nursery children are welcome to attend.
School Lunches – Wednesday 9th May
Please check your child’s lunch orders for next week on ParentPay. If a lunch has not been ordered for Wednesday 9th May, you will require to supply your child with a packed lunch that day. There will be no extra meals available on the day from the kitchen, due to the holiday weekend. Up until Monday this week, Wednesday was not open for bookings however, this was rectified and a text sent out on Monday advising parents that bookings could be made.
Scottish National Standardised Assessment
This year children in Primary 1, Primary 4 and Primary 7 will be taking part in the SNSA. This is an online assessment taken by the children in school. The results of these assessments are used alongside children’s work in school, class assessments and teacher professional judgement to evaluate progress through the Curriculum for Excellence. A letter explaining this in more detail will be sent out in school bags for P1, P4 and P7 parents.
This year we changed our provider for class and school photos to Coldwell Photography. This decision was made in discussion with the LPSA following a number of concerns raised regarding the cost and quality of photos from our previous supplier.
To get feedback on this change we would be grateful if you could complete the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C7YTSXL.
Thank you to the team of parents who have been working to develop our new library this week. They have been hard at work covering, stamping and cataloguing books. We hope that we will soon be able to have our library up and running.
Well done to our all our players who put in a great performance against the French team that came to Lismore Rugby in Inch Park last Friday.
- A big thank you to everyone who attended the Liberton Adult’s 5-a-side competition on Sunday. It was great to see the teams having fun and competing well, and it was also nice to see so many supporters of all ages cheering the teams on. Again, this year’s winners were Team RG, proving that they are once more the team to beat, having won it last year as well! The final placing were as follows. Thank you to Mr Theakston for organising this great community event.
|P6 FOOTBALL PARENTS
LPSA Quiz Night
The LPSA will be hosting one of their excellent Quiz Nights for adults on Friday 11th May at Liberton Golf Club, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £5 each with a maximum team of 6. There will also be a raffle on the night and a bar. We hope you will be able to make it along to what is always an enjoyable evening.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday the 9th of May in Reception before and after school.
Our P7s need a minimum of 640 toilet roll tubes for props for their upcoming performance of Grease. Any and all donations gratefully received! They are also looking for 4 leather jackets for the “T-Birds”. If you have an old jacket which you no longer require, the P7’s would really appreciate the donation to help keep the cost of their costumes down, thank you.
Inch Youth Club
See the attached flyer for details of the new ‘Inch Youth Club’ starting on the 1st May at Inch House on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm.
Family Learning Courses at Liberton Primary for the parents of Nursery and P1 pupils
- All About Maths for parents (4-week course at 9-10.30am)
During this course we explore everyday Maths opportunities at home, whilst shopping, in the community. We will put together resources to share with other families.
Thursday 26th April 2018
Thursday 3rd May 2018
Thursday 10th May 2018
Thursday 17th May 2018
For more information contact Shingai Maramba (Family Learning Worker) Tel: 0131 558 3545 or Shingai.Maramba@ea.edin.sch.uk
Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on
Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues
Please find attached information about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Each monthly 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 on-
Self Harm – This session will hopefully increase parents and carers understanding about Self Harm and offer some practical ways they can help young people who may consider or display self-harming behaviour.
The session will be facilitated by Lucia Romeou Somma from the Penumbra Edinburgh Self Harm Project. Lucia provides information, advice and support to parents and family members of young people who self-harm and has lived experience of self-harm and recovery.
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 6.30-8.30pm, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER (On street parking)
Please contact Jillian.Hart@edinburgh.gov.uk if you would like to attend this or any of the sessions.
I am writing to let you know that a statutory consultation on a proposal to build a new non-denominational Special School in Burdiehouse area to replace St Crispin’s School commences today, Thursday 3 May 2018. The public consultation will run until 5pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018.
Further information and the full statutory consultation paper and an online questionnaire are available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/newstcrispins. Copies of the full statutory consultation paper are also available for inspection at Central library, Captains Road Library, Newington Library and at the schools affected by the proposals.
A public meeting will be held in respect of the proposal as outlined below:
Venue: St Crispin’s School, Watertoun Road, Edinburgh
Date: 22 May 2018
During the consultation period, any views on this proposal should be sent in writing to the address below or by e-mail to
NewStCrispins@edinburgh.gov.uk. All views whether by letter, e mail or using the online questionnaire should arrive by 5pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018.
Following the conclusion of the consultation period a report on the Outcomes of the Consultation will be presented to the Council in October and the report will be made publicly available three weeks before the Council meeting. Further details of this process are contained in the full statutory consultation paper.
Special Schools & ASL Service
City of Edinburgh Council
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh EH8 8BG
Dates for the term:
7th May Holiday
8th May In-Service Day
21st May Holiday
25th May Reports to Parents
28th May Interscholastics
29th May M&M Productions – The Hobbit
30th May Strings Concert 2.30pm
5th June P1-7 Sports Day am
6th and 7th June Parent Consultation Evenings
12th June P1-7 Sports Day (Reserve Date)
19th – 21st June P7 High School Transition visits
19th June P1 Induction
25th June Gold Medal winners celebration
25th June P7 Bowling Night
27th June P7 Leavers’ Assembly
29th June Term ends