Weekly Newsletter 22nd June 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • This week Primary 2B and 2C visited the RNLI station at South Queensferry as part of their Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch project.
  • Our P7s had their transition days at high school on Tuesday to Thursday. We received great feedback from their schools about how enthusiastic they were and their excellent behaviour.
  • On Tuesday our pupils got the chance to meet their teachers for next session and our new Primary 1s were excellent as they came for their induction visit.
  • On Wednesday a group of pupils attended the national celebration event for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. (See below)
  • Our current P1s also had a great transition week in preparation for them joining new classes in Primary 2.  They had a Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday and a visit to Edinburgh Zoo on Thursday.
  • Also on Thursday Primary 3B attended the screening of their award-nominated film Bad Jack and the Beanstalk at the Filmhouse.
  • Our assemblies this week focused on our Libby Reads project.  Children who had read the most books from each class in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge were given their prizes and we had a visit from Moredun Library encouraging children to take part in the library’s Summer Reading Challenge.  You can find out more about how to get involved in this at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
  • On Friday we had our last Running Club session of the year, with added breakfast, and the P7s from our Philosophers’ Club got a chance to try their skills in an Escape Room Challenge.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Tomorrow we are looking forward to seeing you all at our LPSA Summer Fun Day, from 2pm to 4pm. 
  • On Monday evening our P7s will have the Leavers’ Celebration Evening with Bowling and Pizza.
  • On Tuesday our violinists and cellists will be playing a concert for parents at 2.30pm in the Gym Hall.
  • Also on Tuesday we will be returning all our new library books to the library for the Summer.  If your child has a book at home please make sure it is in their schoolbag for Tuesday.
  • On Wednesday we will have our P7 Leavers’ Assembly followed by our traditional Staff v P7 pupils Basketball Challenge on the MUGA.
  • On Thursday we will have our Nursery Graduation in the morning and our Gold Award Winners event in the afternoon.
  • On Friday term will end with all children being dismissed at 12pm.

 

 

First Minister’s Reading Challenge

Huge congratulations to Ian Hammer from P6 who won the national award for most books read in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.  He read over 600 books this year!! Ian received his prize from Nicola Sturgeon at an event on Wednesday.  We are very proud of his achievements.  The prizes for the children in each class who read the most books were given out at assembly on Thursday.  Thank you to Mrs Smith for coordinating the Challenge for our school.

 

School Lunches

Any school meals required for the first week back after the summer must be ordered on ParentPay by midnight Wednesday 27th June. The system will then close down for 15th, 16th and 17th of August to enable the kitchen to gather the numbers for preparation. Meals for week beginning 20th August and beyond will still be able to be booked on ParentPay right through the holidays.

 

Lost Property

We have a large amount of lost property which will be bagged up on Wednesday 27th June and given to charity if not collected. Please remember to check for any lost belongings before then.

 

Milk Payments

If you have indicated that you would like your child to receive milk next session, payments still to be made must be paid by Tuesday 26th June to guarantee that your child receives milk next session.

 

Football Coaches

We are looking for coaches for next session’s Primary 4 and Primary 6 teams.  If you are interested please contact the school and we can give you more information.  If we could get a few parents from each year group then we would be able to share out the load.

 

 

LPSA News

 

LPSA Family Fun Day Saturday 23rd June, 2pm to 4pm. All welcome!!

 

 

Dates for the term:

 

23rd June                              Summer Fun Day

25th June                              Gold Medal winners celebration

25th June                              P7 Bowling Night

26th June                              Strings Concert

27th June                              P7 Leavers’ Assembly

29th June                              Term ends:  ALL CHILDREN DISMISSED AT 12pm

 

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Weekly Newsletter 15th June 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our Drama Club who on Tuesday put on a fantastic pirate-themed end of term show.
  • On Wednesday Primaries 2 and 4 looked fabulous in their pyjamas as they heard from acclaimed author John Fardell.  As part of our Libby Reads project they talked about reading at bedtime and even made up their own story together.   Thank you to all the parents who attended.
  • Also on Wednesday our P6 pupils had an excellent visit to Jupiter Artland.
  • On Thursday our P7s gave brilliant performances of their end of year show Grease.  In the morning performance they overcame technical difficulties with amazing professionalism and in the evening produced a truly outstanding performance for parents.  Congratulations to them all.  They are all stars!
  • On Friday we had our final LPSA meeting of the session.
  • Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families who are celebrating today.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday Primary 2B will visit the RNLI station at South Queensferry as part of their Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch project.
  • Good luck to our P7s who from Tuesday to Thursday will have their transition days at high school.
  • On Tuesday all our pupils will get the chance to meet their teachers for next session.
  • Also on Tuesday we will welcome our new P1 pupils for next session.
  • On Wednesday a group of pupils have been invited to the national celebration event for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
  • Also on Wednesday P1 will have a Teddy Bears Picnic as part of their transition week.
  • On Thursday P1 will have a visit to Edinburgh Zoo, P2C will visit the RNLI station in South Queensferry and Primary 3B will be attending the screening of their wonderful film Bad Jack and the Beanstalk at the Filmhouse.  Our assemblies on that day will be a review of the year.
  • On Friday we will have our last Running Club session of the year and the P7s from our Philosophers’ Club will try their skills in an Escape Room Challenge.

 

Plans for next term

Following interviews this week we are very pleased to welcome three new members of staff to our team this year: Mr Reuben Barry, Miss Julie Somerville and Miss Alison Telfer.  Mrs Angela Charman and Miss Carly Mason also now join us as permanent members of staff.  Congratulations to Miss Sloan who is getting married over the summer and will return as Mrs Mabon.  We hope to also confirm our Pupil Support Assistant team before the end of term.

 

We also say farewell to some of our team.  Mrs Cath McCulloch is retiring from her PSA post after 22 years of working at Liberton Primary School, Ms Christina Pacitti will also be leaving us to develop her new business, Mrs Sakinah Safi has had a great year with us and we are very grateful for all her work in school.  We also say good luck to Mr James Nicol from PSA and Miss Sammy Smith from the Nursery, who will both be starting teacher training courses in the new term.

 

You will have received a letter today with classes for next session.  From August we will have 17 classes, including a team taught P2 class.  The three P1 classes will be in the infant corridor, P2 will be in the current P2A and 2B classrooms, Primaries 3 and 4 will be upstairs and P5 and 6 will be downstairs in the main corridor.  P7 will be in the Treetops building.

 

Joe’s Bench

The celebration bench for Joe Clapperton has now been installed.  Today we had a special ceremony with Joe’s classmates, where family and friends gathered around the bench.  Our P7 pupils shared beautiful stories and memories of Joe.  If you get a chance please come and see the bench beside the Treetops building, it is intended for the children to sit, play and have fun on.

 

Fair Trade Success

We are delighted to have been awarded a FairActive School Award in recognition of our work promoting Fair Trade, this is a step up from our previous FairAware Award. Congratulations to our Fair Trade Libby Leaders group and Miss Sloan for all their hard work towards this.

 

Football Coaches

We are looking for coaches for next session’s Primary 4 and Primary 6 teams.  If you are interested please contact the school and we can give you more information.  If we could get a few parents from each year group then we would be able to share out the load.

 

Dancing Success

Good luck to Amelie Gaye in P4 who has been chosen to represent her country in the Dance World Cup next week in Barcelona.  This is a tremendous achievement and we look forward to hearing how she and the team get on.

 

School Trips / Packed Lunches

Please remember that if you have not ordered a packed lunch on ParentPay, then you will require to supply your child with a lunch for their trip. There will be no extra lunches available from the school, as they have been pre-ordered.

 

LPSA News

 

LPSA Family Fun Day Saturday 23rd June, 2pm to 4pm. Volunteers urgently needed to go ahead as planned! Please email Lpsa.communications@gmail.com if you can help with a stall on the day, even for half an hour, or with set up on Friday the 22nd or between 12pm and 2pm on the 23rd, or with clear-up from 4pm to 5pm. We need help with:

 

Facepainting and temporary tattoos; manning inflatables – including: bouncy obstacle course, bouncy castle, inflatable jousting; games –  including: coconut shy, hoopla, jungle toss, guess the sweeties in jar/name of teddy, hook-a-duck and possibly beat the goalie and/or crazy golf; stalls including raffle, tombola, home-baking, toys, books and crafts. Please let us know if you can help and if there are particular stalls you would like to help with or indeed avoid! We also hope to have the ever popular Soak-the-Teacher stall should we have willing volunteers to be soaked!

 

We also need lots of donations for the raffle, tombola, home-baking, and good quality second hand toys and books. We will be sending home our paper plates for cakes next week. We are always very grateful for the brilliant donations handed in and will again run a Dress up for Summer Day on Friday 22nd for raffle prizes.

 

As well as being a really fun event for the whole community we are aiming to raise money towards many extras for the children including furniture and books for the new library and we will have specific events on the day to raise money towards Joe Clapperton’s celebration bench, sign and scooters, including the entrance fee.

 

 

New South East Edinburgh Primary School – Information Event, Wednesday 20 June 2018

 

The Council is continuing to progress the delivery of a new primary school in south east Edinburgh, within the ‘Broomhills’ housing development site for August 2020. This is a site to the south of Frogston Road East and to the west of Burdiehouse Road.

 

An information event will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 to give those who might attend the school in the future an opportunity to see the latest plans. Anyone from the local community is also welcome to attend.

 

The event will take place at the Valley Park Community Centre (37 Southhouse Road, EH17 8EU) between 3.30pm and 7pm, when members of the project team will be available. You are welcome to drop-in at any time.

 

Further background information about the project can be found here: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/newsoutheastschool.

 

New Nursery Provision in the Liberton Area

St John Vianney RC Primary School has been identified as a potential location for a new nursery building as part of the Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Plan reported to the Education, Communities and Families Committee on 22 May 2018.

The project team will be holding an ‘Information Event’ at St John Vianney RC Primary School on Tuesday 19 June between 18:00 and 19:30 for parents / carers and the community.

Help the school win books for our library

National Book Tokens are giving one lucky entrant the chance to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for their school – enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn’t enough, the winner also gets £100/ of National Book Tokens to spend on themself!
Read more at https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

 

Moving On

If your child will be leaving Liberton Primary over the next few months can you please let the school know as it greatly helps our planning for next session.  Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

Dates for the term:

 

19th – 21st June                   P7 High School Transition visits

19th June                              Classes to meet their new teachers

19th June                              P1 Induction

22nd June                             Dress up for Summer Day

23rd June                              Summer Fun Day

25th June                              Gold Medal winners celebration

25th June                              P7 Bowling Night

26th June                              Strings Concert

27th June                              P7 Leavers’ Assembly

29th June                              Term ends

 

Weekly Newsletter 8th June 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P6 classes were visited by the University of Edinburgh Widening Participation project.  This programme seeks to encourage more children to consider studying at university when they are older.
  • On Tuesday morning we had a brilliant P1-7 Sports Day.  Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children and congratulations to Scotland who were our winning team.
  • On Wednesday the Primary 7s had a great time at a community football tournament in Inch Park organised by our local police officers.
  • Also on Wednesday we will had our last Libby Leaders session of the session.  Well done to all our groups for a very successful year and for all their contributions to the life of the school.
  • Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent Consultations on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
  • Our assembly on Thursday celebrated our Sporting Achievements of the Year.  It proved to be an especially busy assembly with all the great successes  we have had this year.  Thank you so much to all the coaches and helpers who have supported our teams so well.
  • Also on Thursday P2A had a great time visit the RNLI station in South Queensferry.

 

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday we will be interviewing for class teachers to join our ever-growing staff team.
  • On Tuesday our Drama Club will put on their end of term show.
  • On Wednesday we are delighted to welcome acclaimed author John Fardell to the school as a part of our Libby Reads project.  John will be working with Primary 2 and Primary 4 and talking about the joy of reading at bedtime.  Children in these year groups will be able to come to school in their pyjamas and bring their teddies for the day too.  This event has been supported by a grant from Live Literature Scotland.
  • Also on Wednesday our P6 pupils will visit the amazing outdoor art venue Jupiter Artland.
  • On Thursday our P7s will be performing their end of year show Grease, firstly to the school in the morning and then to parents at 7pm.  From what I have seen from the rehearsals we are looking forward to a fabulous production.
  • On Friday there will be our final LPSA meeting of the year at 9am in the After-School Club Room.  All parents and carers welcome.

 

Fairtrade Bake Sale

Thank you to everyone who contributed a cake to the bake sale and thank you to those who bought them! We saw some super baking including a Fairtrade Tea Loaf, Cupcakes iced with the Fairtrade logo and a super chocolate cake with the Liberton Badge. We have made £158 which is fantastic and will be going towards buying some Fairtrade Products for our school. Thanks again from the Fairtrade Libby Leaders Team.

 

New Nursery Provision in the Liberton Area

St John Vianney RC Primary School has been identified as a potential location for a new nursery building as part of the Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Plan reported to the Education, Communities and Families Committee on 22 May 2018.

The project team will be holding an ‘Information Event’ at St John Vianney RC Primary School on Tuesday 19 June between 18:00 and 19:30 for parents / carers and the community.

Help the school win books for our library

National Book Tokens are giving one lucky entrant the chance to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for their school – enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn’t enough, the winner also gets £100/ of National Book Tokens to spend on themself!
Read more at https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

 

Moving On

If your child will be leaving Liberton Primary over the next few months can you please let the school know as it greatly helps our planning for next session.  Many thanks.

 

 

LPSA News

 

LPSA Family Fun Day Saturday 23rd June, 2pm to 4pm. Volunteers urgently needed to go ahead as planned! Please email Lpsa.communications@gmail.com if you can help with a stall on the day, even for half an hour, or with set up on Friday the 22nd or between 12pm and 2pm on the 23rd, or with clear-up from 4pm to 5pm. We need help with:

 

Facepainting and temporary tattoos; manning inflatables – including: bouncy obstacle course, bouncy castle, inflatable jousting; games –  including: coconut shy, hoopla, jungle toss, guess the sweeties in jar/name of teddy, hook-a-duck and possibly beat the goalie and/or crazy golf; stalls including raffle, tombola, home-baking, toys, books and crafts. Please let us know if you can help and if there are particular stalls you would like to help with or indeed avoid! We also hope to have the ever popular Soak-the-Teacher stall should we have willing volunteers to be soaked!

 

We also need lots of donations for the raffle, tombola, home-baking, and good quality second hand toys and books. We will be sending home our paper plates for cakes next week. We are always very grateful for the brilliant donations handed in and will again run a Dress up for Summer Day on Friday 22nd for raffle prizes.

 

As well as being a really fun event for the whole community we are aiming to raise money towards many extras for the children including furniture and books for the new library and we will have specific events on the day to raise money towards Joe Clapperton’s celebration bench, sign and scooters, including the entrance fee. If you would like a say on what else we raise money for or to find out how to get more involved then please come along to our next committee meeting and AGM on Friday 15th June at 9am. Please send in any items for the agenda ASAP by Monday 11th, 12pm (extended date) to lpsa.communications@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates for the term:

 

19th – 21st June                   P7 High School Transition visits

19th June                              Classes to meet their new teachers

19th June                              P1 Induction

22nd June                             Dress up for Summer Day

23rd June                              Summer Fun Day

25th June                              Gold Medal winners celebration

25th June                              P7 Bowling Night

26th June                              Strings Concert

27th June                              P7 Leavers’ Assembly

29th June                              Term ends

 

Weekly Newsletter 1st June 2018

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to our team of runners from P7 and other year groups who took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday.  They looked fabulous running in school colours and ran their hearts out.
  • The athletic theme continued on Monday with a team of P6 and P7 pupils representing the school at the Interscholastic Athletics competition.  Well done to Murray Stewart who was second in the cricket ball throw.
  • On Tuesday the children thoroughly enjoyed M&M Productions’ adaptation of The Hobbit.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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