Weekly Newsletter 19th January 2018

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • Well done to all the children from our basketball team who represented the school brilliantly at the NBA London match at the O2.  As well as attending the match the children also got to play games on the O2 court, meet Premiership footballers as well as NBA players.  Thank you so much to Mrs Bremner and all the parents who accompanied the children and helped make the trip so special.
  • This week was our Reflection Jotter week where children had a chance to collate their work into a single jotter, to reflect on the learning that they have done and talk about what their next steps should be.
  • Unfortunately we had to postpone our Libby Leaders session this week.  It will be held next week instead.
  • On Thursday our assemblies launched the next block of our Building Resilience programme which is titled Take a Moment.
  • Also on Thursday P7s were visited by scientist Dave Parnham to discuss issues around medical research involving animals.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week will be our Scots Week at Liberton Primary where we will be celebrating our Scottish heritage through a wide variety of activities.
  • On Monday our basketball team will enter their next tournament, the Hope Trust Trophy for Edinburgh schools.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday we look forward to welcoming parents for our Sharing our Learning Sessions.
  • On Tuesday evening a group of our pupils will be visiting the Scottish Parliament to talk to MSPs as part of a session led by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
  • On Wednesday we will have our rescheduled Libby Leaders session.
  • On Thursday Mrs Jamieson will be offering a drop-in session on supporting your children in numeracy for P3 parents.
  • On Thursday we will have special Scots Assemblies where children will share Scots poetry, dance and song.   The assembly on the Golden Rule in Christianity has been rescheduled for February 8th.
  • On Friday there will be another tuck shop after school in the playground to raise money for P7 leavers events.

 

 

Unlabelled Lost Property

Again we have a large amount of unlabelled lost property in our reception area.  If your child has lost any items please check in lost property before the end of next week.  Any unclaimed items will be recycled on 26th January.  PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING.

 

Medical information

To help keep everyone in our school community healthy please inform the office if your child has shingles, chicken pox or German measles.

 

Homework Club

Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.  Mr McGee will be sending out confirmation letters in due course.  Please contact him via the school office if you require any additional information.

 

Donations

We are delighted that we received so many donations for our new library last term.  The shelves are beginning to fill up.  We would still welcome more donations of good quality used books which can be placed in the box at Reception.  We would also welcome any donations of old Lego.

 

New date for your diary:  Class photos

Coldwells Photography will be coming to take the class photos on the 7th March 2018.

 

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

Fundraising for P7 Leavers

Put your unwanted Christmas gifts to good use – bring them into school in January to be raffled/auctioned at our fundraiser on 25/2/18 at Gilmerton Miners Club (get this date in your diary NOW details to follow) so they find a new home where they’ll be loved! Unwanted, unopened boxes of sweets/biscuits too – anything new and unwanted please donate for the P7s fundraising, many thanks.

 

Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) have asked that parents who received a P1 family bags complete a feedback survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6QXHRCS

 

 

Liberton After School Club

 

LASC Friends and Family Ceilidh

 

Saturday 27th January

                        6pm ‘til  late

Liberton Primary School Hall

 

Tickets £20 per Family

(2 adults&2 children)

Additional Adult ticket £8

Additional Children £4

Tickets available from LASC.

Supper and Welcome Drink

included.

Licensed Bar.

 

The Drama Studio

The Drama Studio at Liberton Primary have places available this term. Our classes run at the following times –

  • 1-2 – Tuesdays – 2.45pm – 3.15pm
  • 3-6 – Tuesdays – 3.15pm – 4.35pm

It’s all about having fun while gaining confidence and socialising. We work towards a show for parents at the end of each term.

E-mail info@thedramastudio.com  or call Louise on 07702869514.

You can also visit our website CLICK HERE FOR DRAMA STUDIO WEBSITE

We’d be delighted to see you !

 

 

Upcoming Evenits

 

 

22.01.18-26.01.18 Scot’s Week
23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter 12th January 2018

Liberton Primary School

 

Happy New Year from everyone at Liberton Primary School!

 

 

Last week at Liberton Primary

  • On Monday our staff returned from their holidays for our in-service day which we spent working on the upcoming refresh of our ICT equipment, developing our curriculum and strategies for supporting children with their reading.  We are very pleased to welcome Miss Ann Gillespie who will be teaching Primary 4A, Miss Tammy Robertson who will be working in the Nursery and also delighted that Miss Fiona Marjoribanks will be taking up post as Acting Principal Teacher.  Congratulations to Mr James Nicol from our PSA team who celebrated his wedding over the Christmas holidays.
  • On Tuesday Primary 3 continued their sessions singing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
  • On Wednesday a group of our basketball players with their parents and Mrs Bremner travelled down to London to take part in the celebrations of the NBA Match between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76rs.  The children took part in a whole range of activities including meeting players from the teams, as well as players from Tottenham Hotspur. The children also represented Basketball Scotland in training matches with other JrNBA in the 02 arena itself.  We look forward to them bringing back lots of stories and pictures today.
  • On Thursday we had a special assembly from Changeworks about reducing litter in our playground and local environment. Some of our Green Rockers Libby Leaders group were also interviewed for a Changeworks promotional video.
  • Also on Thursday Primary 4B continued with their block of swimming lessons and P3A continued with their Forest School sessions.

 

Coming up at Liberton Primary

  • Next week we will be having our Reflection Jotter week where children have a chance to collate their work for the week into a single jotter, to reflect on the learning that they have done and talk about what their next steps should be.
  • On Wednesday we will have our first Libby Leaders sessions of 2018
  • On Thursday our assemblies will launch the next block of our Building Resilience programme which is titled Take a Moment.

 

Homework Club

Our highly popular Homework Club will recommence the week beginning Monday 29th January for children from Primary 3 and 4 who applied for places earlier on this session.  Mr McGee will be sending out confirmation letters in due course.  Please contact him via the school office if you require any additional information.

 

Donations

We are delighted that we received so many donations for our new library last term.  The shelves are beginning to fill up.  We would still welcome more donations of good quality used books which can be placed in the box at Reception.  We would also welcome any donations of old Lego.

 

Sharing our Learning Sessions

A reminder that our Sharing our Learning Sessions, where parents get a chance to look over their children’s Reflection Jotter with their child will be held from 3.15pm to 4.15pm on Tuesday 23rd January and Thursday 25th January.

 

Spare trousers

We would welcome the donation of any old school trousers or plain joggers that could be donated for children who get wet or muddy at break times.  We have run out!

 

New date for your diary:  Class photos

Coldwells Photography will be coming to take the class photos on the 7th March 2018.

 

Consultation documents

The Scottish Government have launched two consultations which we are encouraging parents to take part in.  The first regards the presumption of mainstreaming and looks at how children with additional support needs are included and supported within mainstream schools.  The second is entitled Empowering Schools and describes a new Education Bill which will have significant impact on how schools are organised and managed.  Links to the consultations can be found at:

 

https://consult.gov.scot/supporting-learners/presumption-of-mainstreaming/

 

 

https://consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/education-scotland-bill/

 

Liberton Primary School Association

Family Film night – Friday 2nd Feb

Back by popular demand, the LPSA are putting on a film night in the school on Friday 2nd Feb @ 5.30pm.

 

The kids have been voting in class on the choice of film this week and the outright favourite was Boss Baby. So… get the date in your diaries, look out your onesie and your favourite bean bag and prepare to come along for a fun film night together (children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult).

 

LPSA will be selling tickets outside the school office at drop off and pick up between 29th Jan – 2nd Feb and will be £3 per person or £8 for a family ticket (for 4).

 

Tickets are limited due to space – last year was a sell-out so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

 

Fundraising for P7 Leavers

Put your unwanted Christmas gifts to good use – bring them into school in January to be raffled/auctioned at our fundraiser on 25/2/18 at Gilmerton Miners Club (get this date in your diary NOW details to follow) so they find a new home where they’ll be loved! Unwanted, unopened boxes of sweets/biscuits too – anything new and unwanted please donate for the P7s fundraising, many thanks.

 

 

 

Dates for 2018

 

 

Events in 2018

22.01.18-26.01.18 Scot’s Week
23.01.18 and 25.01.18 Sharing our Learning 3:15pm-4:15pm
30.01.18-15.03.18 P1 Forest Schools every Afternoon. P1C Tuesdays, P1A Wednesdays, P1B Thursdays (Parent helpers needed)
01.02.18-19.04.18 P5A Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)
02.02.18 LPSA Family Film Night
01.03.18 World Book Day
07.03.18 Class Photos
12.03.17 P6-P7 Cross-Country Championships
12.03.18-16.03.18 One World Week
19.03.18-26.03.18 Book Fair
20.03.18 P6 Libby Bake Off and Sale
21.03.18 Easter Strings Concert 2:30pm
21.03.18 and 22.03.18 Parent Consultation Evenings
23.03.18 Libby Talent Show
19.04.18-28.06.18 P3C Forest Schools every Thursday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.04.18-27.04.18 World of Work Week
26.04.18-28.06.18 P5B Swimming every Thursday Morning (Parent helpers needed)

 

30.04.18- 04.05.18 P6 Activity Week
15.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
18.05.18 LPSA Adult Quiz Night
22.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
22.05.18-27.06.18 P3B Forest Schools every Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoon (Parent helpers needed)
23.05.18 P6 Games at the Hub
28.05.18 P6-P7 Interscholastics
29.05.18 M&M Productions in school – The Hobbit
29.05.18 P1 Induction Play Afternoon 1:30pm-2:15pm
05.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm
06.06.17 Summer Strings Concert 2:30pm
07.06.18 AM Nursery Sports Day 9:45am start
12.06.18 Sports Day 9am-12pm (Reserve date)
14.06.18 PM Nursery Sports Day 3:30pm start
14.06.18 P7 Senior Show 7pm
19.06.18 P1 Induction 1:30pm
23.06.18 LPS Summer Fair/Family Fun Day
25.06.18 P7 Bowling party 6:30pm-8:15pm
27.06.18 P7 Leaver’s Assembly 1:30pm
27.06.18 Children versus staff Basketball game 3.30pm
28.06.18 Nursery Graduation 10am

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.

Coming up at Liberton Primary

Continue reading

Weekly Newsletter 8th September 2017

This week at Liberton Primary

  • This week the children enjoyed taster sessions in both Judo and Basketball from Active Schools.
  • Our P1s continued their Forest School adventures.
  • On Tuesday there was a brilliant turnout for the first Liberton Primary School Association meeting of the year.
  • On Thursday P6 visited Moredun Library and returned weighed down with great books and requests for a return visit.
  • On Thursday we had our Libby Leaders launch assembly.  The children have completed their preference sheets and we will try to make sure that all the children are allocated into one of their choices as best we can.
  • Primary 7 also enjoyed their visit to the Library on Friday.
  • Well done also to all the children who took part in their diving competition at Aberdeen last week.

 Next week at Liberton Primary Continue reading

Weekly Newsletter 16th December 2016


Four Classroom Extension

I am delighted to inform you that at the City of Edinburgh Council’s Education, Children and Families Committee on 13 December 2016 it was agreed that the plans for a four classroom extension should be delivered for August 2017 (subject to planning approval).  This is great news for the school and we are already moving fast with the planning process.  My particular thanks to the Liberton Primary School Association who have successfully lobbied for additional space within this building to accommodate our growing school.

 

Highlights of the week at Liberton Primary

  • What a busy week we have had filled with brilliant performances and exciting Christmas activities.
  • On Monday our Nursery afternoon group gave a wonderful performance of their Nativity and sang some beautiful Christmas songs.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday it was the turn of Primary 1 and 2 who excelled in their production of Angel Express.
  • On Wednesday a group of children from Primary 3 sang for the Liberton Kirk Guild.
  • On Thursday the P3s gave a wonderful Christmas Concert and our morning Nursery group were fabulous in their nativity.

 

Coming up

  • On Monday we will have an M&M Production of Cinderella for all classes from P1 to P7.  This pantomime has been fully funded by a very kind donation from the Liberton Primary School Association.
  • Also on Monday the Nursery morning group will have their Christmas party and in the afternoon the Primary 4s and Primary 5s will have their party.
  • On Tuesday P1 will have their party in the morning and Primary 2 and 3 in the afternoon.
  • On Wednesday the Nursery afternoon group will have their party and children from P1 to P7 will take part in our Christmas Singalong.
  • On Thursday we will have our Christmas assembly
  • ALL CHILDREN WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12PM ON THURSDAY

 

Staffing update

As you will be aware from our recent newsletters, Ms Katharine Mackintosh has been appointed to a 2 year seconded position at Education Scotland.  This is a great opportunity for Katharine and we wish her the very best in this position.  Following interviews this week we have appointed Ms Mhairi MacDonald from Castleview Primary as Katharine’s replacement during her secondment.  Ms MacDonald comes with a wide range of experience at Principal Teacher and Depute Headteacher level and I’m sure she will be a great addition to our team.  Ms Mackintosh’s last day will be 20th January and Ms MacDonald will be taking up post on the 23rd.   I’m sure you will make her very welcome to our school community.

 

Lost Property

Please make sure you check lost property of any items which your child may have misplaced.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the beginning of next term.

 

 

Norovirus

The NHS have informed us that any child who has had vomiting or diarrhoea must stay off school for 48 hours after their last episode.  If your child is ill please make sure you follow this guidance.

 

 

 

Upcoming events

 

  • Thursday 22nd December              End of term. All pupils dismissed at 12pm.
  • Monday 9th January                         In-service Day (Staff only)
  • Tuesday 10th January                      All children return
  • Tuesday 24th January                      Sharing our Learning session
  • Thursday 26th January                    Sharing our Learning session
  • Wednesday 1st February                One World Day Celebration