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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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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Weekly Newsletter 10th November 2017

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our P7 pupils had a great Transition Day at Liberton High School.  On Tuesday our P5 classes were special guests visiting Edinburgh Zoo for the launch of a new programme linking Japanese with the Zoo Education Programme.
  • On Wednesday the children had their flu-vaccinations.  Many thanks to Mrs McLaughlin and the team from NHS Lothian for making everything go so smoothly.
  • On Thursday Primary 4B started their block of swimming lessons at Gracemount Leisure Centre.
  • Our assemblies on Thursday focussed on promoting reading and Anti-Bullying Week.
  • On Friday we had a Festival of Learners Tea Party for all the children who shared their great work with the school last week.
  • Our basketball team will also head off for another Friday afternoon match.  They have been performing brilliantly in the last few weeks with a string of victories.

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Weekly Newsletter 3rd November 2017

This week at Liberton Primary

  • Last Friday the children had a brilliant evening at the Halloween Discos.  Thank you so much to Niki Cooney and her team from the LPSA for organising another successful event.
  • On Wednesday we had our second Libby Leaders sessions of the year.  The children really enjoyed making plans on how they can Make a Difference in our school, local community and the world.  You can see their plans displayed in the corridor opposite Ms Mackintosh’s office.
  • This week our Primary 7s also had a visit from Neil Spiers and his team from Edinburgh University Widening Participation Project looking at different career and study options open to the P7s when they are older.

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Weekly Newsletter 27th October 2017

This week at Liberton Primary

  • We hope you all had a great October Break.  The children returned with lots of great stories of their time off.
  • On Monday 23rd we had an in-service day.   Staff worked on developing loose parts play, using the results of our consultation to plan our procedures for reporting to parents, planning the development of an enhanced Golden Time experience for pupils, and working together in year stages to plan learning activities.
  • We are delighted to welcome back Ms Katharine Mackintosh from her secondment.
  • On Thursday our assemblies were based on the Building Resilience programme with a launch assembly themed on Challenge Your Mindset.
  • On Friday we will be having our Halloween Discos (see below).

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Weekly Newsletter 6th October 2017

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • This week our Primary 7 pupils were at Benmore Outdoor Education Centre for the week.  They had a brilliant time kayaking, canoeing, gorgewalking and many other activities.  As always the behaviour of the group was exemplary and we were very proud of them.  A big thank you to Mr McGee, Ms Jamieson, Ms Forest, Mr Moir and Ms MacDonald who volunteered their time and energies to give our P7s an experience of a lifetime this week. Thank you also to the P7 parents who showed their appreciation by taking the time at lunchtime today to thank our staff personally for giving up their time and energy to provide this wonderful experience for their children. Those kind words were most welcome. Well done also to the great group of P7s who stayed in Edinburgh and enjoyed lots of activities including art, baking, Forest Schools, movies and outings.   It was a pleasure to have them in school this week.
  • Thank you to the team of parent volunteers who spent the morning clearing foliage to improve disabled access to our school.  The path looks brilliant.

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Weekly Newsletter 29th September 2017

This week at Liberton Primary

  • This week was the first of our Libby Food Fest where we will have a whole school focus on healthy eating, food production, cooking and enjoying food.  So far the children have been cooking, fruit salad in Primary 1, blueberry mini muffins in Primary 2, mini filo pastry pizzas in Primary 3 and tortilla wrap quiche in Primary 4.  All children have been sent a recipe home with their cooking so they can make it again if they liked it. Pictures to follow soon on the school website!
  • Also this week our Homework Club started for children in P5 to P7. Sessions for P3 and P4 children will begin in January.

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Weekly Newsletter 22nd September 2017

This week at Liberton Primary

  • I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend.
  • On Wednesday we had our first Libby Leaders session of the year.  There was great excitement as the children joined their groups for the first time.  This year, each group has been challenged to Make a Difference in the school, the local community or the wider world.  We look forward to seeing what they achieve.
  • On Thursday our assembly was themed on the Golden Rule of the major World Religions to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

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Weekly Newsletter 25th August 2017

See the bottom of this post for a list of dates for the year

 This week at Liberton Primary

  • This week our Primary 1s have just completed their first full-time week of school.  They have settled in brilliantly and deserve a relaxing weekend after all their hard work.
  • On Monday Primary 3s enjoyed their trip to the Book Festival to hear Chris Hoy talk about his book Flying Fergus.
  • On Wednesday the Primary 6s got some great ideas for writing at the Book Festival from Lari Don and the Primary 7s enjoyed their presentation from Cathy MacPhail.
  • On Thursday at assembly the children found out about our plans for Loose Parts Play during lunchtimes.  This will start on 4th Well done to P3C and P5A who were Classes of the Week.
  • Also on Thursday P4A had their first swimming lesson of their block.
  • It has been basketball week on the MUGA this week and it has been great to see lots of boys and girls playing so enthusiastically.  Next week the children will get to choose what other activity they would like to do on the MUGA.

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Welcome Back Newsletter 18th August 2017

Welcome back to everyone after the summer holidays.  We have had a great first week at school and it has been wonderful seeing everyone return.  A special welcome to our new Primary 1s who have settled in brilliantly.  Also welcome to all the children who have joined the school in other year groups and our new members of staff: Miss Carly Mason, Mrs Sakinah Safi, Miss Bianca Murray, Mrs Angela Charman, Miss Fiona Marjoribanks and Mrs Wendy Irvine as well as our MA3 teaching student Miss Rachel Hughes who will be working with us this year.

New Building

Our new extension building is now in use and is looking fabulous.  There have been a few bits of finishing off and snagging this week but the Primary 7s have loved exploring their new classrooms and already our studio hall has been put to good use.  Over the next few weeks all the children will get a chance to visit the building.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this journey including those who helped lobby for the building, took part in the design process and to the whole school community for their patience during the building works.  A special thanks to Mrs Julia McLaughlin our Business Manager who has worked incredibly hard to ensure that the build went as smoothly as possible.

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