HT Blog 9 23.3.18

Friday’s alternative World Book Day ‘dress up for dress down day’ was fantastic. We had ‘The Old Lady who swallowed a fly’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Where Wally’, ‘Shrek’, ‘Belle’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’…and that was just some of the teachers! I have put a selection of some of the photos on the website. 

P3b Sharing Learning Assembly                                                                                                    On Friday P3b and Miss Alexander shared their learning ‘All about Scotland’ with family, friends and the school. They sang Scottish songs and danced a Scottish reel. They also shared information they had learned about famous Scottish inventors and interesting landmarks. P3b demonstrated they were confident, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Well done!

This is week our P3 classes have been out to Edinburgh Castle. P7s participated in P7 transition swimming at Leith Academy, P4 were swimming at Abbeyhill Primary and we had a ‘Chilli, Chat and Movie’ night. Please check out our e journals and website for photographs of our learning.

Chilli, Chat and Movie night                                                                                                      Thank you very much to our Hermitage Park Parent Association, and the organisers, not to mention the volunteers on the evening. It was a fantastic night. The children arrived … clutching pillows and blankets, in a variety of onesies. They settled down to watch Boss Baby and eat the contents of the snack boxes. The adults looked like they were ‘enjoying’ their ‘chilli and chat’. It was great to see so many people there.

Maths Challenge Competition                                                                                                     Ming Chang, Juliet, Raja (P7a) and Ella, Amy, Lewis (P7b) entered the Maths Challenge Competition  held at Leith Academy on Friday.  The children competed against pupils from other schools.  Each group of three prepared an A3 poster on the topic “Mathematics and winter” (Olympics) before the competition and took this with them. The poster will contributed to the pupils overall scores for the day. Well done. Their good behaviour and team work was commented on by Leith Academy Staff.
‘It was the best day ever’ said Ella.

‘Hermie’ Stars                                                                                                                      Congratulations to our Hermitage Park Stars of the Week who demonstrated they were successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

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Lost Property                                                                                                                                          Please come along and collect any mislaid or lost items by Thursday 29 March at the front entrance. Thank you.

Hermie’s got Talent                                                                                                                      Louise and her P7 team have been busy this week auditioning our talented pupils for our Hermie’s got Talent competition. The team have auditioned dancers, gymnasts, singers and a few stand-up comedians. The winning year group performers will perform for the school and pupils on Thursday afternoon. We are looking forward to it.

World Autism Awareness Week                                                                                                Autism Awareness Week begins on 26 March. The National Autistic Society (NAS), aims to draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism in the UK – both to educate those unaware of the condition, and to help make the world friendlier to those who are affected by it.  You may find the following autism awareness video links for children useful to share at home to support an awareness and understanding of autism.

This leaflet provides a useful explanation of autism for children.

Easter Service                                                                                                                               Please join us at Leith St Andrew’s Church for our Easter Service from 9.30am. Our school choirs will sing the songs from the recent Resonate concert.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 26 March: World Autism Awareness Week                                                      Thursday 29 March: Easter Service at Church                                                                        Thursday 29 March: End of Term, 3pm for P1-P2 and 3.30pm for P3-P7                                  Tuesday 17 April: Term starts for staff and children

If you any concerns, please do let me know.

Kind regards,

Natalie Borrowman

Acting Head Teacher


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