Pupil Voice wb 17.04.18 P4b

Weekly Review       Week Beginning – 16th April 2018    Class – P4b

What is going well?

I enjoy learning about…

Mya & Ruairi- “I enjoyed learning about living, never lived and previously lived things in science.”

Jude- “I enjoyed learning athletics in P.E”

Darin- “I enjoyed reading outside.”

Thea- “I liked creating collages.”

Alex D- “I loved daily mile.”

What could be better?

I want to improve…

Ava- “I want to improve on THTU in maths.”

Kyle- “Im going to try hard with summarizing my reading.”

Emma- “I want to improve my mental maths.”

Lucas- “I want to improve on my speed of mental maths.”

Pupil Choice/Evaluation

We liked Science, Math’s, P.E and Art this week.

We would like to work on developing our math’s and earning more golden time.

P1a Learning Log 16.4.18

What is going well?

“I liked playing in the house corner.” – Sophia

“I liked learning my new sounds.” – Lacey

“I like the new headphones for the iPads.” – Finlay

“I like using the stampers.” – Tia

“I like being able to hear stories on the iPad with the new headphones.” – Corbin

“I liked drawing.” – Devyn

“I liked making blossom trees in art.” – Maya

“I liked doing gym in the big hall.” – Darcy

“I liked getting a certificate.” – Christopher

“I like the new baby in the house corner.” – Indae

“I like ‘ToDo Math’ on the iPads.” – Matylda

“I liked playing with the sand.” – Dominik

“I liked playing ‘Hanging Monkeys’ on the Smart Board.” – Grace

“I liked drawing Spring pictures.” – Carmella

“I liked making things with the Interstar.” – Atharv

“I like playing on the computers.” – Ben

What could be better?

“I want to do more drawing in the sand with my finger.” – Zosia

“I want to play with play dough next week.” – Aiyet

“I want to do some more colouring.” – Inana

“I want to learn a new game on the computer.” – Milo

“I want to play with cars.” – Krystian

“I want to play a new game on the Smart Board.” – Martin

“I want to get some new toys for the babies in the house corner.” – Charlotte

“I’d like to do some more painting!” – Teigan

P3b Learning Log 17.04.18-20.04.18

What is going well?

This week I have been learning about halves and quarters in maths.     -Maurice

I have learned how to sprint really fast in P.E. –Polly

We started planning our human body topic and we learned a little bit about the heart.   –Severijus

I learned that our body is covered in skin and that we have tiny hairs on our skin.  –Laila

In maths I learned how to play a new 5 times table game. –Bailey G


What could be better?

I want to do label the parts of a human body in our topic work. –Daisy

I want to make our own blood/slime in science–Eloisa

Next week I would like to make a model of a skeleton. –Oskar

I want to do experiments like making blood for our human body topic. –Luci

I would like to make a model of the human body next week. –Sadie

P3a Learning Log 20th April 2018

This week in maths we learnt that a fraction is a part of a whole. We played games with halves and quarters.

In literacy we learnt about collective nouns like a bunch of roses and we did a worksheet

We were practising the Skeleton dance and we liked it.

We did art too. The art was painting fruit and we were all good at it.

We learnt about the body and how many bones we have.

We were practising the fruit song and we did a good job.

We need to get better at spelling.

We need to get better at our listening.

We need to get better at our behaviour.

Rory and Jackson

Learning songs and rhythms with the NYCOS lady.

Number of the day:

Practising cursive handwriting:

Rory and Jackson

P6b Learning Log w.c.16.4.18

On Tuesday we were making up games for us to play with the younger children when we become Play Leaders next year. We have to do training for 12 weeks but if we miss a week they will keep us up to date. You can make drums or you can make tents and all kinds of things.

I did not like song practice this week because we had music straight after. We were singing songs and handing out certificates. In music we were playing the samba drums.

In maths we were learning about time, finishing off corrections and learning a shortcut to adding on 9. Some other children practised division with remainders and addition of four-digit numbers.

We listened really well and enjoyed watching the Odysseus video. In our co-operative learning groups we’re working hard on our presentations for next week. Each group is researching and presenting a different topic on Ancient Greece to the class so that we can learn from each other.

HT Blog 29.3.18

Dear Parents and Carers

Easter Service

We had a lovely walk down to St Andrew’s Leith church on Thursday morning for our school Easter Service. Thank you to our volunteers for accompanying us. Our school choirs performed their ‘Studio to Stage’ songs , P7 pupils read some readings and Reverend Rob Mackenzie shared the Easter Story. We thoroughly enjoyed singing ‘I’m a Spring Chicken’ at the end of the service.

Visit to Prospect Bank

Our Pupil Council were invited along to Prospect Bank Primary School to watch their Easter Assembly. The children were delighted their ‘Buddy’ school’s pupil could attend their assembly and we hope to invite some Prospect Bank children to our next class sharing learning assembly.

Swimming Gala

Thank you to our P6  team; Cameron, Aiden, Ruby, Jonny, Taba, Ellie, Alasdair, James, Calum, Megan, Sam  and Matthew who took part in the swimming Gala at The Royal Commonwealth Pool. They demonstrated good team spirit and enjoyed the competition.

Hermie’s Got Talent

On Thursday afternoon, just before the Easter Holidays, Louise (P7) organised a fantastic Hermie’s Got Talent for the whole school and what a great job she did! This involved a lot of planning and organisation…and some help from her classmates. We have some very talented children, and what a great audience they were too! There were many compliments afterwards, from teachers and children alike. Well done! Congratulations to our winner Hamish with his ‘Rap’.

Crossing Guides

The Council are reviewing school the City’s crossing guides. If you would like to contribute to the review, please do so before Tuesday 24 April 2018 at Councillors will use our feedback when deciding if any changes should be made to the service. If you have any questions, please contact

Have a great Easter Holiday and I look forward to working with you when School opens on Tuesday 17 April.

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 17 April: Term starts for staff and children                                                              Thursday 26 April: Fordel Firs Transition event for P7                                                              Monday 30 April: Health Week                                                                                                    Friday 25 May and Tuesday 29 May: Parent Consultations                                              Wednesday 6 June: P4-P7 Sports Day                                                                                  Wednesday 13 June: P1-P3 Sports Day

If you any concerns, please do let me know.

Kind regards,

Natalie Borrowman

Acting Head Teacher


School Dinners Update

The Easter Holidays are just about here but before we head off to (hopefully) enjoy the sunshine – school dinners need to be ordered for when we are back at school.

For week commencing the 16th of April, school dinners will need to be ordered on ParentPay by 11.00pm on Wednesday the 28th of March.

It is important to note, that after the Easter Holidays the Spring/Summer menu will be in place.  This menu is a little bit different from the Autumn/Winter menu, so it is worth bearing in mind your child’s food likes and dislikes when ordering!