Weekly Newsletter 23rd September 2016


Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.

  • We have had a number of new pupils join our school over the last few weeks. It has been great having them as part of our school. As always I am impressed and delighted about how our school community makes our newest members feel so welcome.
  • On Wednesday we had our first Libby Leaders session of the year.  This year the groups from P3 to P7 are Pupil Council, Green Rockers (Eco), Community Group, Baking, Poetry Group, Ukelele Orchestra, School Newspaper, Fair Trade, Fitness Experts, Outdoor Learning, Super Stitchers, Display Team, Film Making , Junior Road Safety Officers and Worldwide Connections. Our P1 and P2 classes are taking part in groups looking at Road Safety, Big Play, Scotland, Eco-Schools the Playground and Global Citizenship.
  • We also continued our Bikeablity and swimming lessons for P5 and Forest Schools for P3.
  • On Thursday Primary 1 went for a walk to explore their local environment.



Coming up

  • On Monday a team of P5 pupils will attend a touch rugby tournament at Murrayfield Stadium.
  • Our Assemblies this week will be themed on the Christian celebration of Harvest and we will be joined by Rev Mike Taylor from Liberton Northfield Kirk.  This will be one of our Religious Observance (Time to Think Assemblies).  More information on this, including parental rights to opt out, can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2005/03/20778/53820
  • On Thursday a group of children and Miss Sloan will attend a Fair Trade Conference at the City Chambers.


Harvest Assembly Collection for Southhouse Foodbank

We will be having our Harvest assembly on Monday 26th September.  As with previous years we will use this occasion to collect donations for Southhouse Foodbank.  All items of non-perishable foods or toiletries are welcome.  The community of Liberton Primary has always contributed generously to this great cause and I’m sure that it will be the same again this year.


The Rock

The Rock is a Scripture Union group led by parents for children in Primary 6 and 7.  The group is held on Thursday lunchtimes.  Parents will be visiting classes next week to give more information to children.  If you would like your child to take part please fill in the permission form that your child will bring home.  More information on Scripture Union can be found at https://www.suscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/schools/



Joe’s Mini-Mudder

Final reminder that our Mini-Mudder will take place on Saturday September 24th to raise funds for Joe Clapperton’s appeal to support facilities for 8-13 year olds at the Sick Children’s Hospital.   The event will now be taking place in the school grounds and will run from 1pm with the last start at 3.30pm.  If you would like to take part in the event but don’t have time to collect sponsorship then you are welcome to make a donation instead and still have a go at the course.   We would also like lots of families and friends to come along and watch the event.  Our wonderful Liberton After School Club will be providing a refreshment stall so you can sit back with a coffee and enjoy watching everyone get wet and muddy.  Even the Fire Service are hoping to make it along to hose down any participants who manage to make it through the course!


Sharing our Learning Assemblies

This year our Sharing our Learning Assemblies will be on Monday afternoons from 1.55pm to 2.35pm.  Classes from Nursery to Primary 6 will take a turn at presenting what they have been learning about in class.  Our P7s will focus their energies on their end of year show.  Parents are very welcome to come and watch their children take part in these assemblies.


  • 10th October       Primary 5
  • 21st November  Primary 6
  • 6th February        Primary 1
  • 27th February     Primary 4
  • 13th March           Primary 2
  • 8th May                 Nursery
  • 5th June                Primary 3




Dates for your diary

24th September                                 Mini-mudder event

26th September                                 Harvest Donations for Southhouse Foodbank

12th October                                       Parent Consultations 6-9pm

13th October                                       Parent Consultations 3.45-5.45pm

Mini Mudder – This Weekend!


The Mini Mudder event will be held at Liberton Primary on Saturday! This adventurous day is to help raise funds funds for Joe Clapperton’s appeal for further resources for pre-teen children at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital.

We hope that many people will come along to take part, to watch and to provide encouragement. Remember – if you’d like to take part, it’s not too late! You could make a donation or collect sponsorship money. Additional sponsor forms are available from the school office.

Refreshments will be provided by the Liberton After School Club, and we hope to see lots of people there for what promises to be a very entertaining fun-filled day!


Weekly Newsletter 16th September 2016


Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.

  • We started our week on Monday with our assemblies based on the 100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl.  The P3 to 7 pupils showed great knowledge in the Roald Dahl quiz.  The answer to the question that no-one could answer on the day was Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudge-Mallow Delight.
  • On Wednesday local author Helen Parker came in to work with the Primary 6a.
  • On Thursday our Primary 3 pupils were at Forest Schools and P5A went swimming
  • On Friday the children who shared their work at Festival of Learners had a celebratory tea-party.

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Ice Cream Days


The Liberton After School Club will be selling ice cream from the LASC room on Thursday the 15th and Friday 16th September at the end of each day. All proceeds will go towards Joe’s fundraising campaign. Please bring money to school if you would like some ice cream!

Weekly Newsletter 9th September 2016


 Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.

  • We started our week on Monday with our Festival of Learners assemblies.  There were some great examples of learning shared by the pupils.  Well done to everyone.
  • All this week our Primary 7s have been on their residential experience at Benmore.  They have had a brilliant week and we look forward to hearing all their stories of adventure.  Well done also to the pupils who have had a fun week of activities based in school.
  • We have also had a busy week in our school environment.  The patching and re-laying of many playground areas is nearly complete and will give the children a better and safer surface to play on.  Many thanks for your cooperation this week as we have worked around these playground improvements.
  • On Thursday our Primary 3 pupils had their first experience of Forest Schools in the rain, however that didn’t stop them having fun and they had a great time well dressed in their waterproofs.

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Weekly Newsletter 2nd September 2016

Our apologies.  Due to technical issues this newsletter was not able to be sent on Friday.

Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.

  • We started our week on Monday with an assembly themed on kindness.  Our P4-7 pupils were asked to try some random acts of kindness.  Hopefully you may even have seen some of these at home!
  • On Tuesday children from P3 to P6 visited the Edinburgh Book Festival.  The children all had a great time and I was delighted to hear of how all our year groups represented the school well with excellent behaviour throughout.

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Weekly Newsletter 26th August 2016


Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary.

  • We started our week on Monday with an assembly inspired by the Olympics.
  • On Tuesday Primary 6A had a workshop with BBC Scotland about techniques for interviewing authors at the Book Festival.
  • On Wednesday Primary 7 were the first year group to visit the Book Festival and enjoyed a presentation from Miriam Halahmy.
  • On Thursday the first group of Primary 3 children started their Forest School experience.

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