Weekly Newsletter 25th May 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday the school was closed for the Victoria Day Bank Holiday.
  • On Tuesday the SPCA visited the school to lead workshops across the classes on protecting and caring for animals.
  • Also on Tuesday we welcomed another group of new P1 pupils in for their play afternoon.  We were really impressed by how confidently they took part in the afternoon and how welcoming our current P1 pupils were.
  • On Wednesday a team of P6 pupils had a great time attending the Games at the Hub event.
  • Also on Wednesday our Girls Football team took on Craigour Park Primary in their first game of the season and were unlucky to lose 3-2 from a last minute goal.
  • On Thursday our assemblies focussed on sharing the work that has gone on in classes as part of our Building Resilience unit Talking Things Over.
  • On Friday we welcomed two elite athletes from Kenya who will be running in the Edinburgh Marathon this weekend.  They visited the P4 classes and told them more about their country and their hopes for the race.
  • Good luck to our own team of runners from P7 and other year groups who are taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday a team of P6 and P7 pupils will represent the school at the Interscholastic Athletics competition.
  • On Tuesday we will have a visit from M&M Productions who will be putting on their performance of The Hobbit.  If you have still to pay for this experience for your child please do so by 29th
  • On Wednesday we will be holding Joe’s Football Fun Day in celebration of the life of Joe Clapperton.  More details on this below.
  • Also on Wednesday Primary 6 classes will continue their Equalities workshops with ELREC.
  • On Thursday it will be the turn of our P3 classes to host a Learning Showcase Assembly at 9.10am.  All parents and carers of this year group are welcome to attend.
  • On Friday the LASC will be selling ice creams at the end of the school day.

 

More Football Success

Well done to our P4 team who have so far gone undefeated this season in the Soccer Sevens.  They are playing great football and representing the school fabulously.  Thank you to Dale Thomson for coaching the team.

 

Strings Concert Change of Date

Due to the busy schedule of our P6 and P7 pupils this term we are changing the end of term Strings Showcase to  Tuesday 26th June at 2.30pm.  All parents and carers of our instrumentalists are welcome to attend.

 

Joe’s Football Fun Day 30th May 2018

For Joe’s Football Fund Day we are planning a host of activities and would love you all to get involved:

  • Children can wear football strips or sports kit for the day.
  • All children will get the chance to play their part in Liberton’s Biggest Ever Football Match – which will run continuously from 8.30am to 5.30pm!
  • There will also be some football themed activities in classes.
  • After school, families are welcome to stay in the playground until 5.30pm to join in the big match or try their hand at other football activities including a keepy-uppy challenge, beat the goalie (featuring teachers), football obstacle course, table football, football art and much more.
  • There will also be refreshments and home baking on sale (DONATIONS OF HOME BAKING WOULD BE VERY WELCOME)

All this will be provided for a donation towards Joe’s celebration bench, sign and scooters made on the day.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

LPSA News

 

Summer Fun Day

Our Annual Summer Fun Day will be held on 23rd June 2018.  There will be a planning meeting for this on Wednesday 23rd May from  9am to 10am  in the school.  All parents and carers who would be interested in helping out for the fun day are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for the term:

 

25th May                              Reports to Parents

28th May                              Interscholastics

29th May                              M&M Productions – The Hobbit

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

 

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Weekly Newsletter 18th May 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • This week we had our Reflection Jotter week where the children collate their work in a single jotter, take time to reflect on the progress they have made in their learning and plan their next steps.
  • On Tuesday our P6 pupils organised the Great Libby Bake Off.  The event was extremely successful and raised £342 towards their trip to Benmore next session.  Thank you to everyone who baked the cakes, bought items on the day and also congratulations to our winners who created some truly impressive bakes.
  • Also on Tuesday ukulele lessons continued for P4 and P5 and we also welcomed the first group of our new P1 pupils for a transition play afternoon.
  • On Wednesday our P7s had a great time at their Sports Transition Event at Liberton High School and a group of P6 pupils started a block of Rugby Pathways sessions with Lismore Rugby Club at Liberton High.
  • Also on Wednesday we had another Libby Leaders sessions, highlights included a trip to the shops for our Equalities group and some outdoor learning for our Display group.
  • On Thursday our assembly was on the Muslim teaching of “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself” and focussed on the importance of charity in Islam as well as the start of Ramadan.  Children learned about both the footballing skill of Mohammed Salah of Liverpool as well as his charity works and also heard from pupils in the school about what charity and Ramadan means to them and their families.
  • Also on Thursday the P7s had their photos taken for the Evening News P7 pull-out.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday the school will be closed for the Victoria Day Bank Holiday.
  • On Tuesday the SPCA will be in school leading workshops across the classes
  • Also on Tuesday we will have another group of new P1 pupils in for their play afternoon
  • On Wednesday a team of P6 pupils will attend the Games at the Hub event.
  • Also on Wednesday our Girls Football team will have their first match of the season with a friendly derby match against Craigour Park Primary School.
  • On Thursday our assemblies will be a sharing of the work that has gone on in classes as part of our Building Resilience unit Talking Things Over.
  • P5B will also go swimming on Thursday.

 

 

Strings Concert Change of Date

Due to the busy schedule of our P6 and P7 pupils this term we are changing the end of term Strings Showcase to  Tuesday 26th June at 2.30pm.  All parents and carers of our instrumentalists are welcome to attend.

 

Joe’s Football Fun Day 30th May 2018

As a school we have been discussing ways to celebrate the life of Joe Clapperton from Primary 7 who died in November.  In consultation with Joe’s family, pupils and staff we have come up with three key ideas.  The first will be a celebration bench.  This bench is being specially designed and created by the Grassmarket Project, it will have a springboard type shape to celebrate Joe’s acrobatic energies and will include contributions of words from Joe’s friends and family.  There will also be a skateboard designed signpost to indicate “Joe’s path”, the path from the Treetops Building to the car park that was cleared by volunteers to allow for easier wheelchair access to the rear of the school.  Finally, we are planning to gather a collection of scooters and helmets which can be used by children during Golden Time and other school activities. (See the letter below from Mr McGee if you would like to donate a scooter). To raise money for these items, as well as to celebrate Joe’s life in a fun way, we are organising a Football Fun Day on 30th May.  We are still finalising the plans but the main features will be the chance for all the children to take part in a continuous football match during the school day and children will also be allowed to wear football kits on the day.  After school the fun will continue until 5.30pm there will be the chance for families to come and join in with various football fun games taking place, join in the continuous football match and also enjoy refreshments and home baking.  Keep the date in your diary and look out for further updates in future newsletters. If you would also be interested at helping at the after-school event please get in touch.

 

Photo survey

As previously mentioned, in consultation with the LPSA, we tried a new photo company this year following concerns raised about the cost of photos and the pupil experience.  We have issued a survey to review this and the results from the 39 respondents were as follows:

Individual photo preference:  New supplier 18%, Previous supplier 59%, Happy with both 3%, Unhappy with both 10%, No opinion 10%

Class photo preference:  New supplier 12%, Previous supplier 56%, Happy with both 7%, Unhappy with both 12%, No opinion 10%

Class photo layout preference:  Traditional (in rows) 62%, Informal (in groups) 38%.

From this feedback we will revert to our previous supplier and a traditional layout for class photos next session.

 

Uniform Survey

We also had a survey of P5 and P6 parents to consider whether they would like the P7 uniform amended to include hoodies at the beginning of the term rather than being an additional cost or fundraising requirement at the end of term.  The results of the survey was 56 responses in favour of hoodies being available from the beginning of the year and, 5 responses in favour of keeping the current practice.  We will now confirm with our suppliers to ensure that both hoodies and black sweatshirts will be available for the start of term.

 

LPSA News

Quiz Night

The first combined LPSA and Gracemount PTA Quiz Night last Friday was a glittering success – fantastic attendance, a lovely warm atmosphere and a bit of friendly competition between the two school communities. 

We’ve raised a brilliant total of £373 for the LPSA (after splitting the raffle takings with Gracemount). Thanks to all who supported the event, but in particular to Jane for hosting, to Niki for organising, to the helpers who sold tickets and donated raffle prizes, and to Mr Ewing for being a good sport on the night and for winning the head(teacher)-to-head(teacher) round, paving the way for a Liberton victory!

 

Summer Fun Day

Our Annual Summer Fun Day will be held on 23rd June 2018.  There will be a planning meeting for this on Wednesday 23rd May from  9am to 10am  in the school.  All parents and carers who would be interested in helping out for the fun day are welcome to attend.

 

 

Scooter Donations

Dear Parent / Carer,

 

In celebration of Joe Clapperton who died earlier this school session, his classmates in Primary 7 are hoping to put together a set of “scooters” to be used in the playground by classes / groups of children at ‘Golden Time’ and during other activities.

 

If you have an old scooter (in reasonable condition) and / or bike helmet, which you no longer require, we would be most grateful if you could donate it to our collection. Joe was an extremely active boy and establishing a ‘scooter set’ in his name is one way we are aiming to keep his memory alive.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

 

Ian McGee

Class Teacher

 

 

Calling all Pipers!

P7 parents are looking for someone to pipe the P7’s out of school on the last day. We’d probably need someone for 45mins max, from 11.30-12.15pm. If you are a piper or know of someone who would be willing to do this, please get in touch by emailing libbyleavers2018@gmail.com

 

Community Events

The Edinburgh March Riding Association would like to invite some Edinburgh based children to participate in our annual community event in September on horseback, and would like to engage with local schools to help us advertise / involve the children. If you are interested please contact the school for more details.

 

To celebrate the ongoing success of the British Deaf Association’s Deaf Roots and Pride project, they are inviting Deaf children and young people between the ages of 8 – 20 to join them at Dynamic Earth on Saturday 9 June from 12.00pm to 3.30pm.

 

 

Free Science Activity for the Family

Heriot-Watt University is holding a free family-friendly Exploration Day on Saturday 19th May from 10am-4pm. The aim is to encourage children to engage in STEM subjects and is themed around our Year of the Sea.

 

P7 Show

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for the term:

 

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

Weekly Newsletter 11th May 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday the school was closed for the May Bank Holiday.  It sounded like everyone had a great time enjoying the sunshine.
  • On Tuesday school staff were in school for an in-service day and had a very full day evaluating the work of this year and making plans for next session.
  • On Wednesday P6 classes had another True Colours workshop from Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council.
  • Also on Wednesday our P7 Rugby team took part in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Rugby competition.  We are delighted that they ran out winners after a nail-biting final match against Dean Park Primary.  You can find photos of their achievements on our Twitter account.
  • On Thursday the Nursery put on a brilliant Learning Showcase assembly.  As our youngest children they showed wonderful confidence and enthusiasm in telling us about their learning and singing some fabulous and very catchy songs!
  • Also on Thursday our P3 continued their Forest School adventures
  • On Friday the children featured in our Festival of Learners had a celebration tea party.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week we will have a Reflection Jotter week where the children collate their work for the week in a single jotter, take time to reflect on the progress they have made in their learning and plan their next steps.
  • On Tuesday we will have the Great Libby Bake Off (see below for details on how you can get involved).  Ukulele lessons continue for P4 and P5.    We will also welcome the first group of our new P1 pupils for a transition play afternoon.
  • On Wednesday our P7s will attend a Sports Transition Event at Liberton High School.
  • We will also have another Libby Leaders session on Wednesday.
  • On Thursday our assemblies will continue on the theme of the Golden Rule of the major World Religions.  This assembly will look at the Muslim teaching of “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself” and will be led by pupils from our school.  This assembly forms part of our Religious Observance assemblies for the year, a link to the Scottish Government advice on this can be found on our website.
  • Also on Thursday the P7s will have their photos taken for the Evening News P7 pull-out.

 

 

Joe’s Football Fun Day 30th May 2018

As a school we have been discussing ways to celebrate the life of Joe Clapperton from Primary 7 who died in November.  In consultation with Joe’s family, pupils and staff we have come up with three key ideas.  The first will be a celebration bench.  This bench is being specially designed and created by the Grassmarket Project, it will have a springboard type shape to celebrate Joe’s acrobatic energies and will include contributions of words from Joe’s friends and family.  There will also be a skateboard designed signpost to indicate “Joe’s path”, the path from the Treetops Building to the car park that was cleared by volunteers to allow for easier wheelchair access to the rear of the school.  Finally, we are planning to gather a collection of scooters and helmets which can be used by children during Golden Time and other school activities. (See the letter below from Mr McGee if you would like to donate a scooter). To raise money for these items, as well as to celebrate Joe’s life in a fun way, we are organising a Football Fun Day on 30th May.  We are still finalising the plans but the main features will be the chance for all the children to take part in a continuous football match during the school day and children will also be allowed to wear football kits on the day.  After school the fun will continue until 5.30pm there will be the chance for families to come and join in with various football fun games taking place, join in the continuous football match and also enjoy refreshments and home baking.  Keep the date in your diary and look out for further updates in future newsletters. If you would also be interested at helping at the after-school event please get in touch.

 

Photo survey

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this survey so far.  We have had 27 responses with so far a majority preferring our previous supplier for photos.  To enable as many people to take part in the survey as wish to it will be open for one more week.

 

Libby Bake Off

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Libby Bake Off is coming up on Tuesday 15th May.  We will be selling baked goodies to all the classes throughout the day.  Prices will be 50p and £1.  We would appreciate as many donations of cakes and biscuits as possible.  You don’t have to be a great baker, shop bought goods are just as welcome!  All money raised will go towards funding the P7 trip to Benmore in December.

 

The theme for this year’s cake decorating competition is Summer.  Let your imaginations run wild- prizes will be awarded for the most creative efforts!

 

Please hand in all donations on Tuesday morning in clearly labelled containers so we can return them to you.  All cakes will be sold, none will be returned to you.

 

We appreciate you helping our fundraising efforts!

Many Thanks,

 

Primary 6

 

Scooter Donations

Dear Parent / Carer,

 

In celebration of Joe Clapperton who died earlier this school session, his classmates in Primary 7 are hoping to put together a set of “scooters” to be used in the playground by classes / groups of children at ‘Golden Time’ and during other activities.

 

If you have an old scooter (in reasonable condition) and / or bike helmet, which you no longer require, we would be most grateful if you could donate it to our collection. Joe was an extremely active boy and establishing a ‘scooter set’ in his name is one way we are aiming to keep his memory alive.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

 

Ian McGee

Class Teacher

 

Competition Winners

Well done to Myrna from P3C who won the competition from the SRUC Scotland’s Rural College during our World of Work Week.  The judges told us there was a brilliant standard of entry from our school.

 

 

P7 disco

Permission slips and deposits for the P7 leavers disco are due by next Friday (19th May). Please hand into school asap so you don’t miss out.

 

Calling all Pipers!

P7 parents are looking for someone to pipe the P7’s out of school on the last day. We’d probably need someone for 45mins max, from 11.30-12.15pm. If you are a piper or know of someone who would be willing to do this, please get in touch by emailing libbyleavers2018@gmail.com

 

 

Free Science Activity for the Family

Heriot-Watt University is holding a free family-friendly Exploration Day on Saturday 19th May from 10am-4pm. The aim is to encourage children to engage in STEM subjects and is themed around our Year of the Sea.

 

P7 Show

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.

Weekly Newsletter 4th May 2018

 

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.

 

Photo survey

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.

 

Library

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.

 

Sporting Success

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.

 

Five-a-side competition

  • 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.

 

TEAM W L D TOTAL POINTS POSITION
TEAM RG 6 0 0 18 1st
JOE’S GIANTS 4 1 1 13 2nd
P6 FOOTBALL PARENTS 4 2 0 12 3rd
POLICE FC 3 3 0 9 4th
DADDY COOL 2 3 1 7 5th
LIBERTON UNITED 1 5 0 3 6th
BLACKBOARD ROVERS 0 6 0 0 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

P7 Show

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.

 

 

 

 Dear Sir/Madam,

 

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

Time: 6:30pm

 

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.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martin Vallely

Senior Manager

Special Schools & ASL Service

City of Edinburgh Council

  • Waverley Court

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

Weekly Newsletter 27th April 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • This week we had our annual World of Work Week with a focus across the school on giving children the chance to learn about possible career and study paths for their future.  It has been great hearing of the children’s ambitions for their future and the inspiration they have got from hearing visiting speakers.  Thank you to all the parents who have contributed to the programme of visits.  Thank you also to Ms Mackintosh for organising the week.
  • On Monday we held a Careers Fair for pupils from P5-7.  Thank you to all the parents and organisations who contributed to this.
  • On Tuesday the Fire Service visited our P2 classes as part of their World of Work Week.
  • Also on Tuesday all our pupils in Primary 4 and Primary 5 started a block of ukulele lessons provided by the Youth Music Initiative.  P5A started their Bikeability sessions learning about how to cycle safely on the road.
  • On Wednesday children from P1-3 took part in Tennis Taster sessions.  Thank you to Craigmillar Park Tennis Club and Grahame Soutar for providing these.
  • Also on Wednesday we had another Libby Leaders session.  This week our Libby Leaders groups focussed on the World of Work.  Children found out what it is like to go teach in Japan, be a Park Ranger, a School Crossing Guide, volunteer gardener, an author and much more!
  • On Thursday our assemblies focussed on the World of Work and the children got the chance to find out what the staff wanted to be when they grew up.
  • Also on Thursday P5B started their block of swimming lessons at Gracemount Leisure Centre.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Good luck to all the players taking part in our Adult Football Tournament at the Corn Exchange on Sunday.  Thank you to Mr Theakston for organising this great community event.
  • Next week our P6s will have their Activities Week.
  • On Monday the P6s will visit Hopetoun House to learn more about life in Victorian times.
  • On Tuesday Ukulele lessons continue for P4 and P5 and Bikeability for P5A.  P6 will visit the National Museum of Scotland.
  • On Thursday P5B will go swimming and P6 will visit Craigmillar Castle.
  • Our Thursday assemblies will be Festivals of Learning where children will be able to share some of their great learning from the month.
  • On Friday P6s get a choice of different activities to try.

 

Parent Consultation

This year we have not had as many responses to our Online Survey of Parent views.  This survey gives us very useful information on how we can help improve our school.  To encourage more people to take part we have extended the closing date until Friday 4th May.  

 

Girls Football

You may have heard that this week is National Girls Football Week.  I thought that this would be a great time to feature the work of Mr Robertson in developing a girls team for our school.  Mr Robertson, assisted by Miss Mason and Miss Hughes, provide excellent training on a Tuesday evening to a large group of girls.  He has also successfully applied for Lottery funding for new strips and equipment to support the team.  It is great to see Liberton Primary flying the flag for Girls Football so proudly.  Well done to them all!

 

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.

 

P7 Show

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.

 

P7 Hoodies

P7 parents/ carers would like to say a special thanks to Karen McArthur who organised the P7 leavers hoodies recently. They look amazing and the kids are all really enjoying wearing them. Thanks also to Mr McGee for helping with the ordering. The hoodies were paid for by the fundraising that the P7 parents/carers/ friends have been doing over the last few months so we’d also like to say a huge thanks to everyone that organised, helped out or came to an event;  provided baking and prizes; purchased something from a stall; did bag packing or supported the fundraising in any other way. We wanted to ensure enough money was raised to provide everyone with a jumper and are delighted that this was made possible by the generosity of everyone involved. There are still a couple of fundraising events (tuckshops and fun run @ EMF) to go and once all the money is in, we hope to be able to make a contribution to charity in memory of Joe.

 

Inch Youth Club

There is a  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

 

 

 

Dates for the term:

30th April – 4th May             P6 Activity Week

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

Weekly Newsletter 23rd March 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Basketball Team who played in the finals of the City of Edinburgh Hope Trust Trophy on Monday.  They played a great tournament but unfortunately missed out on the overall final by just one basket.
  • On Wednesday children in P2B, P3A and P5A got to meet a group of teaching students from Japan who were visiting the school.
  • We had a great turn-out for our Parent Consultation Evenings on Wednesday and Thursday.  Thank you to our P7 parents for putting on refreshments and tuck shop.
  • At our assemblies on Thursday our Fair Trade Libby Leaders group gave a great presentation on why we should buy Fair Trade products.  There was also chance for children to show off their excellent work at our Festival of Learners.
  • On Friday we had our Libby’s Got Talent showcase.  We had over 80 children take part this year and they all showed great enthusiasm and courage in taking part.  Well done to them all.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • There will be no homework club for next week
  • Next week we will have One World Week at Liberton Primary where we celebrate the many heritages and nationalities in our school community.
  • On Tuesday we will have our Wear a Hat Day (see below).  I look forward to seeing lots of interesting headwear to raise money for this great cause.
  • Also on Tuesday our Drama Club will be presenting their show to parents.
  • On Wednesday a team of pupils from P6 and P7 will take part in the Edinburgh Swimming and Diving Gala at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our One World Week celebration at 3.15pm in the gym hall.  This year we have stalls from Brazil, Poland, Germany, Scotland, England, UAE, Jordan, Japan, Palestine and the USA.  Pupils, parents and carers are very welcome to attend.  On Wednesday children are welcome to come to school dressed up in national dress, or in a t-shirt from another country. International sports tops are also allowed.
  • On Thursday our P6 classes will be presenting their Learning Showcase assembly.  All parents and carers from this year group are welcome to attend.

 

Wear a Hat Day

We will be taking part in the Wear a Hat Day campaign on Tuesday 27th March to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research .  Children will come to school wearing the usual school uniform but for a donation can add a hat to their outfit; this could be an Easter Bonnet, a home-made creation or any hat the children want to wear.  There will be prizes for the best hat.  There will also be a chance to buy Wear a Hat Day wristbands and badges and there will be a tuck shop too.

 

 

Liberton Football Tournament for Adults

Following the success of last year’s competition Mr Theakston is organising another adult  5-a-side football tournament at World of Football (Corn Exchange) on Sunday 29th April from 2pm – 5pm.

 

Moving on in the summer

As we make our plans for next session it is really useful to know if you are planning to move home in the summer and your children will not be returning to Liberton Primary in August.  If this is the case please let us know.

 

Reporting and Additional Parent Consultations

You will have received a letter this week about the change to our reporting procedures this year.  A shorter report focussing on personal progress will be issued at the end of May and there will be an additional set of Parent Consultations held on the 6th and 7th of June.  We hope that this new approach will give you  even more information on how your child is doing in school.

 

                                                                      

Library Donations

Thank you for all the donations for our new library.  Preparations are well underway for this and we hope to have everything up and running before the summer.  We currently have enough picture books so do not need any more donations of these.  Donations of good quality novels are still welcome.

 

 

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

Weekly Newsletter 16th March 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Unfortunately the P6/7 Cross Country Competition on Monday was postponed because of a waterlogged course.  It has been rescheduled for April.
  • On Tuesday we had a rescheduled pop-up bookshop provided by Blackwells.  It was wonderful to see so many children delighted with their £1 World Book Day books.
  • Also on Tuesday Primary 5 continued with their Japanese lessons.
  • On Wednesday we had another great Libby Leaders session.  Our Outdoor Learning Group had a visit from Inch Nursery and Grow Stronger while our Japanese Links group enjoyed reading their first letters from our link school in Tokyo.
  • On Thursday our Primary 2 pupils gave a brilliant Learning Showcase assembly, demonstrating their learning in Spanish, their houses and homes topic, building resilience and even some very elastic yoga!
  • On Friday our LASC had great success selling hot dogs after school.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • There will be no homework club for the next two weeks. This is due to Parent Consultations and also there being no homework club on the last week of term. Homework club for P3 & P4 will resume after the Easter Holidays.
  • Good luck to our Basketball Team who will be playing in the finals of the City of Edinburgh Hope Trust Trophy on Monday.  The team have had a great season, have already won the NBA.Jr Trophy and have remained unbeaten so far.  We are very proud of them.
  • On Wednesday a group of teaching students from Japan will visit the school.
  • Also on Wednesday we will have our first Parent Consultation Evening of the week from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.  If you have not received your appointment time please contact the school office.  There will also be a chance for you to take part in our annual online survey of parent views.
  • On Thursday our assemblies will be on Fair Trade and Festivals of Learning.
  • We will also be continuing with our Family Learning Sessions for parents of Nursery and P1 children.
  • From 3.45pm to 5.45pm on Thursday we will have further Parent Consultation sessions.
  • On Friday we will have our Libby’s Got Talent showcase.  We have been treated to a wonderful range of talents in the auditions this week and everyone is looking forward to seeing children share their talents.

 

Wear a Hat Day

We will be taking part in the Wear a Hat Day campaign on Tuesday 26th March to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research .  Children will come to school wearing the usual school uniform but for a donation can add a hat to their outfit; this could be an Easter Bonnet, a home-made creation or any hat the children want to wear.  There will be prizes for the best hat.  There will also be a chance to buy Wear a Hat Day wristbands and badges and there will be a tuck shop too.

 

Refreshments at Parent Consultations

P7s will be selling refreshments at the Parents Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday. They’ll be selling tea/ coffee/ soup/ cake and there will also be a tuck shop. Come along early and get an energy boost before you see your teacher!

 

English as Additional Language Parent Consultations

If your child is supported by our EAL team there will be teachers available from this service on Thursday 29th March from 3.45 pm-5.45 pm.  You don’t need to make an appointment, just come along during these times.

 

Liberton Football Tournament for Adults

Following the success of last year’s competition Mr Theakston is organising another adult  5-a-side football tournament at World of Football (Corn Exchange) on Sunday 29th April from 2pm – 5pm.  Look out in school bags next week for a letter with more information and your chance to enter.  All abilities welcome!

 

Moving on in the summer

As we make our plans for next session it is really useful to know if you are planning to move home in the summer and your children will not be returning to Liberton Primary in August.  If this is the case please let us know.

 

Reporting and Additional Parent Consultations

You will have received a letter this week about the change to our reporting procedures this year.  A shorter report focussing on personal progress will be issued at the end of May and there will be an additional set of Parent Consultations held on the 6th and 7th of June.  We hope that this new approach will give you  even more information on how your child is doing in school.

 

Easter Strings concert

There will not be a strings concert at the end of this term as our children will be focussing their attentions on their summer concert on 30th May.  Apologies for this date not being removed from the calendar earlier.

                                                                      

One World Week

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to help at One World Week.  Our list of stalls include Poland, Scotland, UAE, USA, Jordan, Palestine, Japan and England.   We would greatly welcome more of the countries from our school community to take part.  If you think you would be interested but are not sure what this entails then please contact me through the school office and I can tell you about the help that we can provide so that you can get involved.

 

World of work week

Another opportunity for you to get involved next term will be our World of Work week from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th April.

You will have received a letter about this in school bags.  We are particularly keen to have parents from a wide variety of jobs coming to school to speak about their careers or have a stall at the careers fair on Monday 23rd April 1.30-3pm in the hall.  Please contact Mrs Mackintosh via the school office if you have any questions.

 

Library Donations

Thank you for all the donations for our new library.  Preparations are well underway for this and we hope to have everything up and running before the summer.  We currently have enough picture books so do not need any more donations of these.  Donations of good quality novels are still welcome.

 

Spare clothes

Following the winter weather we had a large number of children who needed a change into dry clothes.  We are now running very low on spare clothing.  If your child has had any spare clothes can you please make sure they are returned to school.  We would also welcome donations of socks, trousers and gym shoes.

 

Family Learning Courses at Liberton Primary for the parents of Nursery and P1 pupils

 

  • Storytelling Course for parents (5-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we aim to inspire and enable parents to tell more stories with their children. We discussed the benefits of sharing stories with children and our own experience as tellers and as listeners. We will cover many aspects of storytelling from rhymes, riddles and songs to family stories. We looked at making stories more participative, using different languages in a story and techniques of engaging children.

Thursday 1ST March 2018

Thursday 8th March 2018

Thursday 15th March 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

 

  • 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

 

  • PEEP Transition for parents (3-week course at 9-10.30am)

During this course we will focus on Nursery to Primary 1 Transition. We will explore literacy (oral and written), Maths and health and wellbeing.

Thursday 31st May 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

For more information contact Shingai Maramba  (Family Learning Worker) Tel: 0131 558 3545 or Shingai.Maramba@ea.edin.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
   
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18

29.3.18

Libby’s Got Talent

Learning Showcase Assembly P6

   
15.5.18 Great Libby Bake Off