Digital Learning Update

Most pupils across the school have now been allocated a working Teams password to be used if blended learning became necessary.  One of the main benefits of this is for pupils to interact with their class teacher and get support with their learning.

Edinburgh Council as an authority have now allowed pupils to access the camera on their teams account, this will greatly benefit interactions between pupils and staff when blended learning is required. 

Please read the guide sheet for the use of technology for learning to ensure that if we need to go to blended learning your child is able to access their learning safely and effectively.

P6 – Our Dynamic Earth Trip and Samba Parade

We went to Dynamic Earth to learn about how to be more eco friendly. We did a workshop and each group got to move round and do all the activities. The activities were:

1) Looking at plastics through a microscope

2) Mini Beach Clean

3) Food Cycle: plastic – plankton – shrimp – cod – humans

4) Identifying which recycled products were made from which materials

5) Identifying how long different materials take to decompose

After we had completed the workshop we did the rest of  the Dynamic Earth tour. It’s a different way to learn about things and we learn a lot about our planet and why we need to look after it.

We also had our Samba Parade this week, with Mr. Craighead, which was fun. We have been working on rhythm in our music lesson and enjoyed letting the whole school hear what we have learned.

Primary 1 visit Dynamic Earth

Primary 1 had a fabulous time visiting Dynamic Earth for our Dino storytelling event. We watched a film about stars, took the tour and handled important dinosaur artefacts as well as listening to the story about the dinosaurs.

Thanks to all our helpers who joined us on the day.



This week we performed our Nativity,’ Fishing for Stars’. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning the songs and performing the play to the whole school and to our families and carers.

Christmas Dinner 2018

On Wednesday the 12th of December, there will be a special Christmas Dinner Menu available for the children.

The menu will be –

  • Turkey with all the trimmings
  • Quorn roast with all the trimmings


As each school has a different day for the Christmas lunch, it isn’t possible to change the menu options on ParentPay. To order the turkey option please select the Scottish Beef Grill with chips and to order vegetarian option select Quorn Korma with Rice. Please note there will be no Bake Potato option on this day.

Orders must be placed via ParentPay by the end of Wednesday the 5th of December to enable us to submit out order to the Catering Manager.


Book Week

Scottish Book week started on Monday 19th November. Primary 1 really enjoyed reading lots of books. Our favourite was ‘Eric makes a splash’ by Emily MacKenzie.

P1 did lots of activities linked to the book.  Eric was very worried about lots of things but his special friend always helped him by offering a solution. In our ‘Talking Partners’ we discussed our own worries and then our partner gave us ideas on how to worry less. We enjoyed designing our own swimming costumes for Eric and making Panda masks.

We re-told the story in our own words and enjoyed sharing our favourite parts of the book. P1 drew their own pictures and created a class book with their fabulous illustrations.

At the end of the week the children shared their work with their parents and we were also given our ‘Book Bug’ bags which had three lovely books and other goodies.



Welcome to Hermitage Park Primary School
Hermitage Park is a friendly and inclusive school where everyone is valued and encouraged to aim for excellence. We aim to create an educational environment of the highest quality where children feel safe, happy and learn skills for life and work.
We work in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community to ensure the success of our children. We believe that children deserve the best possible chances in life and that they learn best when there are strong links between home and school.
We are extremely proud of all that goes on here. I hope you enjoy finding out more about our school by browsing our website.
Ms Faye Calder-Kelly

Free Cooking Classes For Parents

Free cooking classes for Hermitage Park Parents

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 Would you like to learn how to cook simple, healthy, money-saving recipes for your family alongside other parents?

  • Classes are taught by a local chef at Hermitage Park Primary
  • Classes involve food preparation, cooking, nutritional advice, food waste reduction and budgeting
  • Fridays 09.15-11.30 (you can stay for a cuppa after in the school)
  • Classes start 8/6/18


Please contact or telephone 0131-554-2952 for booking and/or more information.

P3a Learning Log Friday 11th May

This week in maths we had a number line and put halves and quarters in the right places.

In health and wellbeing we coloured in a person and wrote lots about how to stay healthy. We said we need lots of sleep, exercise, healthy food and we need to keep clean.

In topic we put parts of the human body onto Kendyll in the right places!

In literacy we learnt about comparative adjectives and wrote sentences. Here are some examples: I’m happier than Tymi because he lost his beautiful girlfriend! I’m the quietest in the class.

I need to get better at spelling. (Erskine)

I need to get better at writing more. (Dan)