HT Blog 27.4.18

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                             27 April 2018

It was great to see some sunshine this week, I hope it stays for our Health Week.

We invite all children and staff to come to school in their sports clothes for Health Week as part of our focus on ‘Get Active’. The children will be participating in a variety of activities- keeping their minds and bodies active.  Come along to school and join us for Clubercise on Monday from 4.15pm-5pm.

Sharing Learning Assembly

Well done to P3b who shared their learning with their families today at assembly. They sang songs about the body in French and Scots. Some of us were able to answer their quiz questions well.

Conflict and Resolution Assembly

At our whole school assembly we discussed the ways to a resolve a conflict.

  • Ignore: Ignoring (denial) happens when someone is angry but will not admit they are angry
  • Fight: Fighting happens when you’re angry or upset with someone and are hurtful in return.
  • Talk it over: when you tell the person what is bothering you, talk in a way that does not hurt or blame the other person, LISTEN to each other and find a solution.

We discussed the consequences of each. We aim to ‘TALK IT OVER’ to resolve conflicts as part of our restorative practice. We value your continued support with this.

Hermitage Park Health Week

Positive Health and Wellbeing is at the centre of all our decision making at Hermitage Park and it permeates across all learning. We will celebrate this by dedicating next week as our Health week. Healthy food choices, challenging gender stereotypes in sport and exciting sport tasters will be explored. To find out more details, come to our health information ‘market stall’, where pupil representatives will share their learning and answer any questions you have. Tea and coffee will be served too.

Health Information Market Stall

Friday 11/5/18 09.15-10.15

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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Our Primary One Induction morning for pupils starting school in August 2018 will be on Tuesday 19th of June 2018 at 9:30 am – 10:30am. Letters will be sent out to parents with information soon.

Nursery placing letters for August 2018 will be sent out next week.

Hermie’s Fun Friday is on Friday 1 June from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Please, come along and join in the fun! If you would like to help with any of the stalls, please let the Schools Association know. All help is very welcome!

For our next ‘Dress Down Friday’ we are requesting a donation of tombola for our Tombola stall for Hermie’s Fun Friday; for example, shower gel, chocolates or candles. Please hand in the donations to the class teacher during the week beginning 28 May 2018. Thank you.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 30 April: Health Week

Monday 23 April- Monday 28 May: Transition Art Events

Friday 25 May: Parent Consultations

Tuesday 29 May: Parent Consultations

Friday 1 June: Hermie’s Fun Friday

Wednesday 6 June: P4-7 Sports Day at Leith Academy Playing Fields

Wednesday 13 June: P1-3 Sports Day at Leith Academy Playing Fields

Wednesday 20th June 1.30-3pm Nursery Sports Day at Leith Academy Playing Fields

As always, if you have a concern, suggestion or question, please let me know,

Kind regards,

Natalie Borrowman

Acting Head Teacher


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