Weekly Newsletter 9th February 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary
• Last Friday there was a full house in the hall as children and families together enjoyed watching Boss Baby. Thank you to everyone at the LPSA who helped put this excellent event together.
• On Tuesday we had further sessions from NYCOS in P3 and our Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh.
• On Wednesday we will had another great Libby Leaders session which this week featured a visit from Changeworks to our Green Rockers.
• On Thursday we hosted a family learning event for P1 and Nursery parents between 9am and 10am. We hope to soon have the information regarding the opportunities available for family learning and will update you in due course.
• Also on Thursday children from the Rock led our Religious Observance on the Christian teaching of do to others as you would have them do to you. The children led the assembly brilliantly. Thanks to the team of parent helpers from the Rock and to our local ministers Mike Taylor and John Young for their continual support for the school.
• P5A continued their swimming lessons on Thursday.
• On Friday we break up for our half-term holiday. There will be no school from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February. Places are still available at the Liberton After School Club for the holiday week.

Coming up at Liberton Primary
• On Monday 19th January we welcome children and staff back to school after the February break.
• On Wednesday pupils from Primary 7 will have a chance to visit Edinburgh University as part of their Widening Participation programme which encourages our senior pupils to consider a wide variety of career and learning options for their future.
• On Thursday we will be celebrating Chinese New Year at our Assemblies (which will be part of our Religious Observance) as well as hearing from classes on the work that they have done in the latest module of our Building Resilience programme – Take a moment.

Travel Survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the Travel Survey. Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

Snacks
Our Equality for All Libby Leaders group have been working to get donations from local companies to ensure that all children have access to a snack at break time. This is part of our 1 in 5 programme to look at issues relating to supporting families in financial hardship. All classes will have a box of snacks that any child can access if necessary. However if you wish your child not to have a snack please inform the school.

City of Edinburgh Survey for Parents and Carers
You will have received an email with this survey which is completed by all Edinburgh schools at this time of year. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey as your feedback helps both the school and council plan for the future.

The link to the survey is:
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pacr17
The deadline for the completion of the survey is Friday 2 March 2018.

Craigmillar Castle Park Events Programme
Attached to this email is the programme for lots of brilliant free events in Craigmillar Castle Park, the venue for our Forest School Activities.

 

Assistance with Schoolwear Grant
It has been brought to our attention that the applications for schoolwear assistance closes on 31st March 2018 for this session.
The schoolwear grant is £43 per primary pupil and is paid directly into your bank account.
To access the grant you need to complete the ‘Free School Meals, Milk & Assistance with Schoolwear’ form.
It is available online here:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20183/food_and_clothing/392/free_school_meals_and help_with_schoolwear
If this link doesn’t work, please cut and paste it into your browser.
You can also collect a copy from the school office. The form is available in a number of languages. Please ask if you would prefer a translated copy.

 

FUN FAMILY FUNDRAISER
RAISING FUNDS FOR P7 LEAVERS 2018 EVENTS
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 1-5PM

GILMERTON MINERS WELFARE & SOCIAL CLUB, 4 NEWTOFT STREET, EDINBURGH EH17 8RE
TICKETS – ADULT £5, CHILD £3, FAMILY OF 4 £15
OUR AFTERNOON WILL START WITH YOUR CHANCE TO GO HOME WITH MORE PENNIES THAN YOU LEFT HOME WITH – HORSE RACE EVENT! IN TOTAL WE WILL HAVE 8 RACES OVER THE AFTERNOON WITH 8 HORSES IN EACH RACE, £1 STAKES TAKEN BEFORE EACH RACE SO REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR LUCKY SOCKS AND BRING PLENTY OF COINS!
THERE WILL ALSO BE STALLS, A RAFFLE, TOMBOLA, OUR ‘P7 LEAVERS 2018’ TUCK SHOP AND MORE!
AFTERNOON NIBBLES AND REFRESHMENTS – INCLUDED IN THE COST OF YOUR TICKET! – WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE BREAK AFTER THE 4TH RACE.
IF WE HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY AND TIME AT THE END OF THE AFTERNOON WE WILL FINISH UP WITH A DISCO!
TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 150 AND ARE STARTING TO GO ALREADY SO IF YOU WANT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE(S) YOU CAN TEXT JANET (KIRA’S MUM – P7B) AND PAY ONLINE TO THE BANK DETAILS BELOW. ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION TEXT WITH YOUR TICKET NUMBER(S) AND THE PAPER COPY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE TO COLLECT ON YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE EVENT – EASY! IF YOU PREFER TO PAY CASH AND COLLECT YOUR TICKET THEN JANET/KEITH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT THE END OF SCHOOL ON FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY AND 9TH FEBRUARY.
GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GREAT FUN, GREAT CAUSE… PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH TO SECURE YOUR TICKET(S) TO THIS FUN FAMILY EVENT.

JANET MITCHELL
07814564683 (This is also my business number so please don’t be put off by the ‘Jo Jingles West Lothian’ message!)

 

 

Upcoming Events

01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show

15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter 2nd February 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Our highly popular Homework Club recommenced this week for children from Primary 3 and 4.  Thank you to all the staff who so generously give their time to support our pupils in this way.
  • On Monday children from P4 to P7 had a chance to try their skills at Chess with taster sessions from Edinburgh Chess Academy.  Arrangements for a new Chess Club in school are being finalised and we will let you know the details soon.
  • On Tuesday we continued with our sessions with Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh who have been supporting pupils to develop their maths skills.  We also had singing sessions in P3 with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Thursday the Primary 1 pupils performed an excellent Learning Showcase Assembly which focussed on the learning they have been doing around the Scots Language and included wonderful singing, dancing, artwork, poetry and much more.
  • Also on Thursday our P5A class started their block of swimming at Gracemount Leisure Centre.
  • On Friday we resumed our early morning Running Club for pupils in P5 to 7 following our Winter break.
  • This evening we will be turning our hall into a movie theatre for the LPSA showing of Boss Baby.  All tickets have now been sold.  Thank you to the LPSA for organising this great event.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Tuesday we will have further sessions from NYCOS in P3 and our Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh
  • On Wednesday we will have another Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday there will be a family learning event for P1 and Nursery parents between 9am and 10am.
  • Also on Thursday our Assembly will be a Religious Observance assembly.  This will focus on our theme for the year which is the Golden Rule in different faiths, in this case the Christian teaching of do to others as you would have them do to you. The assembly will be led by our Scripture Union group The Rock.  Links to further guidance on Religious Observance assemblies can be found on our website.
  • P5A will continue their swimming lessons on Thursday.
  • On Friday we will break up for our half-term holiday.  There will be no school from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th Pupils will be dismissed at normal times on Friday 9th.  Places are still available at the Liberton After School Club for the holiday week.

 

 

Travel Survey

We are reviewing our arrangements for Safe Travel to School for our families.  Can you please take time to complete this survey about how you travel to school and any ideas you have on how we can make these journeys safer.  Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey.

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/liberton-primary-school-parent-travel-2018. The closing date is 5th February.

 

Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

 

Snacks

Our Equality for All Libby Leaders group have been working to get donations from local companies to ensure that all children have access to a snack at break time.  This is part of our 1 in 5 programme to look at issues relating to supporting families in financial hardship.  All classes will have a box of snacks that any child can access if necessary.  However if you wish your child not to have a snack please inform the school.

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chickenpox or German measles (Rubella).

 

ParentPay

We now have over 75% of parents signed up to Parentpay.  If you are still to register please contact the office and we will print off a copy of your original letter.

 

 

 

 

 

Active Schools and Liberton High School Community Sports Hub will once again be running the Primary 1 and 2 Holiday Camp during the February Break. This is an opportunity for all children at a Primary 1 and 2 age to come along to The Hub and try out a variety of different activities. There will be professional coaches on hand to teach children the basic skills and moves from each activity and more importantly, to make sure they have fun over the 3 days.

 

If you would like to enrol your child in this camp please see details below J

 

DATES – Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th February 2018

 

TIME – 10am—12noon

 

Children will be supervised at all times and

are required to bring their own drink and snack.

 

VENUE – LIBERTON HIGH SCHOOL,

328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT

 

PRICE – £15 for 3 days

 

Payment can be made online via www.joininedinburgh.org and using ‘Short Code’ Lib-601.

 

There are 40 places available on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must be made prior to the start of the camp to allow registers to be generated. At the start of each morning, children can be dropped off at Liberton High School and parents must sign their child in on arrival at the registration table. At the end of each morning, children can be collected from the Community Sports Hub at 12noon, parents are asked to sign their child out upon leaving.

 

FOR ENQUIRIES CONTACT ROBERT AT robert.ure@ea.edin.sch.uk

OR ON 07884216213

 

 

 

 

Raising Teens with Confidence Course

This particular Raising Teens with Confidence Course is specifically targeted to parents and carers who care for a pre-teen or teenager with emotional wellbeing or mental health issues.

Friday 9th February- 23rd March 2018 (excluding school holiday), Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Moredunvale Place, 9.15-11.15am (Tea and coffee provided)

 

This 6-week course is for parents and carers of pre-teen and teenagers (11-16years). It aims to help adults understand how they can best support their teenage children to navigate increasing independence; develop confidence, security and resilience; and promote and benefit from emotional wellbeing. The latest research around what helps support emotional wellbeing throughout life is used. This includes adolescent brain development, risk taking behaviour, importance of communication and the effects of stress. The course provides an opportunity to explore with other parents how the teenage years can be a time for the whole family to ‘thrive rather than just survive’ (Siegel 2014)! More information attached.

 

Priority to attend will be given to parents/carers who care for a child who lives in or attends school in Edinburgh.

 

Please contact Jillian on jillian.hart@edinburgh.gov.uk or 078607 361129 to book a space.

 

Assistance with Schoolwear Grant

It has been brought to our attention that the applications for schoolwear assistance closes on 31st March 2018 for this session.

The schoolwear grant is £43 per primary pupil and is paid directly into your bank account.

To access the grant you need to complete the ‘Free School Meals, Milk & Assistance with Schoolwear’ form.

It is available online here:

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20183/food_and_clothing/392/free_school_meals_and help_with_schoolwear

If this link doesn’t work, please cut and paste it into your browser.

You can also collect a copy from the school office. The form is available in a number of languages. Please ask if you would prefer a translated copy.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show
   
15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 25th January 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • We have had a great Scots Week at Liberton Primary, with lots of Scots songs, poems and music.
  • Well done to our Basketball team who on Monday won through to the finals of the Hope Trust Trophy
  • On Tuesday and Thursday we had a great turnout for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.  Thank you to all the parents who attended.
  • On Tuesday evening a group of our pupils presented brilliantly to MSPs and other invited guests as part of a session led by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  They received many compliments on their informed opinions and confident presentation.
  • On Wednesday we had our rescheduled Libby Leaders session which this week included some lovely muffins being baked, a visit by the police to our Junior Road Safety Officers and snack boxes being prepared for our classrooms.
  • On Thursday we had our special Scots Assemblies.  Well done to everyone who took part.  They were all excellent.
  • On Friday there will be another tuck shop after school in the playground to raise money for P7 leavers events.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.
  • Also on Monday children from P4 to P7 will have the chance to try their skills at Chess with taster sessions from Edinburgh Chess Academy.  We are hoping to soon launch a Chess Club at Liberton Primary and will be in touch with further information  in due course.
  • On Tuesday we continued with our sessions with Maths Ambassadors from the University of Edinburgh who have been supporting pupils to develop their maths skills.
  • On Thursday we will have our first Learning Showcase Assembly of 2018 with our Primary 1 pupils showing off their learning.  All parents of this year group are welcome to attend.  Please complete your return slip so that we can be sure there is a seat for everyone.
  • Also on Thursday our P5A class will start their block of swimming at Gracemount Leisure Centre.

 

 

Travel Survey

We are reviewing our arrangements for Safe Travel to School for our families.  Can you please take time to complete this survey about how you travel to school and any ideas you have on how we can make these journeys safer.

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/liberton-primary-school-parent-travel-2018. The closing date is 5th February.

 

Our Junior Road Safety Libby Leaders will be using the results to form our plans for the future, so we really appreciate you giving us your views.

 

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chickenpox or German measles (Rubella).

 

ParentPay

We now have over 75% of parents signed up to Parentpay.  If you are still to register please contact the office and we will print off a copy of your original letter.

 

 

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Active Schools and Liberton High School Community Sports Hub will once again be running the Primary 1 and 2 Holiday Camp during the February Break. This is an opportunity for all children at a Primary 1 and 2 age to come along to The Hub and try out a variety of different activities. There will be professional coaches on hand to teach children the basic skills and moves from each activity and more importantly, to make sure they have fun over the 3 days.

 

If you would like to enrol your child in this camp please see details below J

 

DATES – Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th February 2018

 

TIME – 10am—12noon

 

Children will be supervised at all times and

are required to bring their own drink and snack.

 

VENUE – LIBERTON HIGH SCHOOL,

328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT

 

PRICE – £15 for 3 days

 

Payment can be made online via www.joininedinburgh.org and using ‘Short Code’ Lib-601.

 

There are 40 places available on a first come, first served basis.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must be made prior to the start of the camp to allow registers to be generated. At the start of each morning, children can be dropped off at Liberton High School and parents must sign their child in on arrival at the registration table. At the end of each morning, children can be collected from the Community Sports Hub at 12noon, parents are asked to sign their child out upon leaving.

 

FOR ENQUIRIES CONTACT ROBERT AT robert.ure@ea.edin.sch.uk

OR ON 07884216213

 

 

 

 

Liberton After School Club

 

LASC Friends and Family Ceilidh

 

Saturday 27th January

6pm ‘til  late

Liberton Primary School Hall

 

Tickets £20 per Family

(2 adults&2 children)

Additional Adult ticket £8

Additional Children £4

Tickets available from LASC.

Supper and Welcome Drink

included.

Licensed Bar.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 19th January 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to all the children from our basketball team who represented the school brilliantly at the NBA London match at the O2.  As well as attending the match the children also got to play games on the O2 court, meet Premiership footballers as well as NBA players.  Thank you so much to Mrs Bremner and all the parents who accompanied the children and helped make the trip so special.
  • This week was our Reflection Jotter week where children had a chance to collate their work into a single jotter, to reflect on the learning that they have done and talk about what their next steps should be.
  • Unfortunately we had to postpone our Libby Leaders session this week.  It will be held next week instead.
  • On Thursday our assemblies launched the next block of our Building Resilience programme which is titled Take a Moment.
  • Also on Thursday P7s were visited by scientist Dave Parnham to discuss issues around medical research involving animals.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week will be our Scots Week at Liberton Primary where we will be celebrating our Scottish heritage through a wide variety of activities.
  • On Monday our basketball team will enter their next tournament, the Hope Trust Trophy for Edinburgh schools.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday we look forward to welcoming parents for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.
  • On Tuesday evening a group of our pupils will be visiting the Scottish Parliament to talk to MSPs as part of a session led by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • On Wednesday we will have our rescheduled Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday Mrs Jamieson will be offering a drop-in session on supporting your children in numeracy for P3 parents.
  • On Thursday we will have special Scots Assemblies where children will share Scots poetry, dance and song.   The assembly on the Golden Rule in Christianity has been rescheduled for February 8th.
  • On Friday there will be another tuck shop after school in the playground to raise money for P7 leavers events.

 

 

Unlabelled Lost Property

Again we have a large amount of unlabelled lost property in our reception area.  If your child has lost any items please check in lost property before the end of next week.  Any unclaimed items will be recycled on 26th January.  PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING.

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chicken pox or German measles.

 

Homework Club

Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.  Mr McGee will be sending out confirmation letters in due course.  Please contact him via the school office if you require any additional information.

 

Donations

We are delighted that we received so many donations for our new library last term.  The shelves are beginning to fill up.  We would still welcome more donations of good quality used books which can be placed in the box at Reception.  We would also welcome any donations of old Lego.

 

New date for your diary:  Class photos

Coldwells Photography will be coming to take the class photos on the 7th March 2018.

 

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

Fundraising for P7 Leavers

Put your unwanted Christmas gifts to good use – bring them into school in January to be raffled/auctioned at our fundraiser on 25/2/18 at Gilmerton Miners Club (get this date in your diary NOW details to follow) so they find a new home where they’ll be loved! Unwanted, unopened boxes of sweets/biscuits too – anything new and unwanted please donate for the P7s fundraising, many thanks.

 

Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) have asked that parents who received a P1 family bags complete a feedback survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6QXHRCS

 

 

Liberton After School Club

 

LASC Friends and Family Ceilidh

 

Saturday 27th January

                        6pm ‘til  late

Liberton Primary School Hall

 

Tickets £20 per Family

(2 adults&2 children)

Additional Adult ticket £8

Additional Children £4

Tickets available from LASC.

Supper and Welcome Drink

included.

Licensed Bar.

 

The Drama Studio

The Drama Studio at Liberton Primary have places available this term. Our classes run at the following times –

  • 1-2 – Tuesdays – 2.45pm – 3.15pm
  • 3-6 – Tuesdays – 3.15pm – 4.35pm

It’s all about having fun while gaining confidence and socialising. We work towards a show for parents at the end of each term.

E-mail info@thedramastudio.com  or call Louise on 07702869514.

You can also visit our website CLICK HERE FOR DRAMA STUDIO WEBSITE

We’d be delighted to see you !

 

 

Upcoming Evenits

 

 

22.01.18-26.01.18 Scot’s Week
23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter 12th January 2018

Liberton Primary School

 

Happy New Year from everyone at Liberton Primary School!

 

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our staff returned from their holidays for our in-service day which we spent working on the upcoming refresh of our ICT equipment, developing our curriculum and strategies for supporting children with their reading.  We are very pleased to welcome Miss Ann Gillespie who will be teaching Primary 4A, Miss Tammy Robertson who will be working in the Nursery and also delighted that Miss Fiona Marjoribanks will be taking up post as Acting Principal Teacher.  Congratulations to Mr James Nicol from our PSA team who celebrated his wedding over the Christmas holidays.
  • On Tuesday Primary 3 continued their sessions singing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Wednesday a group of our basketball players with their parents and Mrs Bremner travelled down to London to take part in the celebrations of the NBA Match between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76rs.  The children took part in a whole range of activities including meeting players from the teams, as well as players from Tottenham Hotspur. The children also represented Basketball Scotland in training matches with other JrNBA in the 02 arena itself.  We look forward to them bringing back lots of stories and pictures today.
  • On Thursday we had a special assembly from Changeworks about reducing litter in our playground and local environment. Some of our Green Rockers Libby Leaders group were also interviewed for a Changeworks promotional video.
  • Also on Thursday Primary 4B continued with their block of swimming lessons and P3A continued with their Forest School sessions.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week we will be having our Reflection Jotter week where children have a chance to collate their work for the week into a single jotter, to reflect on the learning that they have done and talk about what their next steps should be.
  • On Wednesday we will have our first Libby Leaders sessions of 2018
  • On Thursday our assemblies will launch the next block of our Building Resilience programme which is titled Take a Moment.

 

Homework Club

Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.  Mr McGee will be sending out confirmation letters in due course.  Please contact him via the school office if you require any additional information.

 

Donations

We are delighted that we received so many donations for our new library last term.  The shelves are beginning to fill up.  We would still welcome more donations of good quality used books which can be placed in the box at Reception.  We would also welcome any donations of old Lego.

 

Sharing our Learning Sessions

A reminder that our Sharing our Learning Sessions, where parents get a chance to look over their children’s Reflection Jotter with their child will be held from 3.15pm to 4.15pm on Tuesday 23rd January and Thursday 25th January.

 

Spare trousers

We would welcome the donation of any old school trousers or plain joggers that could be donated for children who get wet or muddy at break times.  We have run out!

 

New date for your diary:  Class photos

Coldwells Photography will be coming to take the class photos on the 7th March 2018.

 

Consultation documents

The Scottish Government have launched two consultations which we are encouraging parents to take part in.  The first regards the presumption of mainstreaming and looks at how children with additional support needs are included and supported within mainstream schools.  The second is entitled Empowering Schools and describes a new Education Bill which will have significant impact on how schools are organised and managed.  Links to the consultations can be found at:

 

https://consult.gov.scot/supporting-learners/presumption-of-mainstreaming/

 

 

https://consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/education-scotland-bill/

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

Fundraising for P7 Leavers

Put your unwanted Christmas gifts to good use – bring them into school in January to be raffled/auctioned at our fundraiser on 25/2/18 at Gilmerton Miners Club (get this date in your diary NOW details to follow) so they find a new home where they’ll be loved! Unwanted, unopened boxes of sweets/biscuits too – anything new and unwanted please donate for the P7s fundraising, many thanks.

 

 

 

Dates for 2018

 

 

Events in 2018

22.01.18-26.01.18 Scot’s Week
23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays (Parent helpers needed)
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show
19.04.18-28.06.18 P3C Forest Schools every Thursday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.04.18-27.04.18 World of Work Week
26.04.18-28.06.18 P5B Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)

 

30.04.18- 04.05.18 P6 Activity Week
15.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
18.05.18 LPSA Adult Quiz Night
22.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
22.05.18-27.06.18 P3B Forest Schools every Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.05.18 P6 Games at the Hub
28.05.18 P6-P7 Interscholastics
29.05.18 M&M Productions in school – The Hobbit
29.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
05.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm
06.06.17 Summer Strings Concert 2:30pm
07.06.18 AM Nursery Sports Day 9:45am start
12.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm (Reserve date)
14.06.18 PM Nursery Sports Day 3:30pm start
14.06.18 P7 Senior Show 7pm
19.06.18 P1 Induction 1:30pm
23.06.18 LPS Summer Fair/Family Fun Day
25.06.18 P7 Bowling party 6:30pm-8:15pm
27.06.18 P7 Leaver’s Assembly 1:30pm
27.06.18 Children versus staff Basketball game 3.30pm
28.06.18 Nursery Graduation 10am

Emotion Works

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In every class at Liberton, we use an approach called Emotion Works. We’ve learned that if we understand the different components of emotional situations, we can understand how others are feeling, and we can learn how to be more in control when we feel strong emotions. Some of the children in P4B helped to make this fantastic film to show you more about Emotion Works.

The children would be very grateful if you could leave some comments for them.

Weekly Newsletter 15th December 2017

See below for a list of dates for 2018

Huge congratulations to our Basketball Team who won the final of the NBA Jr Tournament on Saturday.  They put in a brilliant performance against Bonaly Primary winning the game 49-12 at Oriam Centre.  That was 12 wins out of 12 for the team!  Thank you to everyone who came along to support and also Mrs Bremner for her fabulous coaching skills.

 Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Sunday the children from our Liberton After School Club put on a brilliant Christmas Show for their families.
  • On Tuesday we had the first Nativity performance of the year from the Nursery who put on an enchanting version of the Christmas story and sang some wonderful songs.
  • Also on Tuesday and Wednesday our P1 and P2 pupils gave fabulous performances of our nativity Christmas Counts.  Well done to them all for their wonderful singing, acting and musical performances.
  • On Wednesday a group of P3 children went to sing for the Liberton Kirk Guild.
  • Our assembly on Thursday was a Festival of Learning where children were able to show some of their great work; including art, writing, numeracy and even some gymnastic back flips.
  • Also on Thursday the children enjoyed their Christmas Lunch.
  • We also had a brilliant strings concert with our violin and cello players from Primary 4 to Primary 7. All the children played fabulously both in their year groups and as a whole ensemble.
  • On Friday our Nursery had a great Christmas Coffee Morning with lots of lovely crafts and baking made by the children.

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Basketball Champions!

On Saturday, 9th of December, Liberton Golden State Warriors won the Jr. NBA basketball Scotland League at Oriam sports complex. We all played fantastically well in the Final against Bonaly Boston Celtics, winning 49-12.

We were presented with the trophy and with our own Championship rings by former NBA Golden State Warriors player Vlad Radmanovic! Below is a gallery of photos from the day.

 Please keep up to date with news from our basketball team on their new section of the website by choosing from the drop-down menu under Pupil’s Information above, or clicking here.

P4B Gardeners!

This morning, Primary 4B braved the cold to help plant some daffodil bulbs at Inchview Care Home beside the school. The children worked with staff from the home to plant many bulbs into the embankment next to the school, as did some children from Liberton High School.

Very kindly, staff from Inchview provided our busy gardeners with hot chocolate and a lovely Christmas treat to take home, which the children were very thankful for.

We’re looking forward to seeing the bulbs come through in the Springtime. Take a look at our busy gardeners below!

 

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Weekly Newsletter 8th December 2017

Huge congratulations to our Basketball Team who have made it through to the final of the NBA Jr Tournament.  They play Bonaly Primary in the final at 10am on Saturday at Oriam Centre (Scotland’s National Performance Centre for Sport) at Riccarton.  Everyone is welcome to attend and cheer on the team!

 Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Saturday our Christmas Fair was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who attended and especially to the brilliant team from the Liberton Primary School Association who organised the whole event.
  • On Monday our P3s had a great time visiting Saltoun Home Farm and Huntlaw Farm to learn about where our food comes from and life on the farm.  You can see some pictures of the trip on our website.
  • On Tuesday our Drama Club put on two brilliant end of term shows for parents.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday our pupils went to see Beauty and the Beast at the Brunton Hall.  They all had a great time and as always represented the school brilliantly.  Thank you to the LPSA for funding £1080 for the buses for this event.

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