Learning highlights of the week
- P2/3 had a great time participating in the class Sports Day on Monday with Mr Moir. In Science, we have been learning about Life Cycles. We have been looking at the Life Cycles of a broad bean plant, butterflies and frogs and learning about metamorphosis. We have been eagerly watching our broad bean seeds grow. We placed the seeds in plastic bags rather than planting them in soil, so we were able to see the roots and stem growing from the seed.
- P3a have enjoyed using the iPads this week, creating mini animations using Stop Motion Animation. We then used animation or ChatterPix to share our science learning about water. It was great fun and we were so impressed with the final products!
- On Wednesday, P6C spent part of the afternoon at Café Primaire 6, roleplaying customers and waiters as part of learning how to order such delicacies as Salade Nicoise, Pizza Fruits de Mer and jus d’orange – and how to ask for the bill! We are trying to use as much French as possible on a daily basis in the classroom to increase our comprehension and command of the language.
Scotland at the Euros!
As you may be aware it has been 23 years since the Scotland Men’s Football team reached a major tournament (our Women’s team qualified for the last 2019 World Cup) and we want to celebrate this in school. On Monday children will be able to watch the first match of the tournament, Scotland v Czech Republic, kick off 2pm. Children are also welcome to wear blue or tartan if they would like to. Children who have their Sports Day on Monday should still wear their country colours.
Mr. R’s 30 days of 5ks for Liberton Lightning
Mr. Robertson is running 5k in every day of June to raise money for Liberton Lightning, our girls football team, to fund sports equipment to improve training sessions. The aim of our club is to give our girls a positive introduction to football through high quality training, helping them to develop their skills, teamwork and a lifelong love of football. Please support Liberton Lightning (and help Mr. R. drag his aching limbs for 5k each day) by donating at www.gofundme.com/liberton-lightning
Toys in school
A reminder that children should not bring any toys into school. Pop-its are the latest fad for our children. These are becoming increasingly popular and we are finding that they are distracting pupils from learning and also causing conflict between children. They should no longer be brought into school. If any child requires a fidget toy as a self-regulation support, this will be planned for and provided by the school.
Covid Safety – Primary 1
Can P1 parents please ensure that they arrive at school in the morning as close as possible to start time. This is to make sure there is space for parents to be socially distant in the playground.
End of term reports
Please remember to send in your feedback form from the end of term reports.
Gifts from parents & carers
We have been asked by the City of Edinburgh Council to encourage parents and carers not to give gifts to staff. As this can create an equity issue as well as having the potential to compromise infection control measures.
Parent Equalities Group
Thank you to those who attended our first meeting. There was a very useful discussion and we will be holding further sessions next term on our anti-bullying policy as well as celebrating the diversity of our school community.
LPSA Inch Park Clean-up
The LPSA have planned one more Inch Park Clean-up to get our park looking its beautiful best for the summer holidays. Please come along if you can to help keep it clean and safe for us all to enjoy. Bring along gloves and litter-pickers (if you have any), or borrow some from us! We will meet up in the park near the owl statue after school on Friday 18th June.