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Trinity News : June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Aberdour

P1 – P6 had a fabulous visit to Aberdour beach last Wednesday.  A huge thanks to the many parents and carers who came along to what is now an annual school community event. It was lovely to see all the children paddling in the water, building sandcastles, eating ice cream and generally having great fun.  (Unfortunately, we had a couple of cases of sunburn so we will be considering how we can avoid this in future years.)

Building update

Thank you for your understanding as we prepare for summer building works.  Weather permitting, children will be able to eat packed lunches outside this week.   Whilst work will continue after the holidays we are hopeful that the toilets will all be refurbished before the children return.

Oor Wullie bucket trail

From  now until the end of Aug there are over 60 large Oor Wullies to be found around Edinburgh, as well as lots of wee Oor Wullies.

Our Oor Wullie called  ‘Aw the bairns blethering’ can be seen at Ocean Terminal.

For more information about the trail download the Oor Wullie’s Bucket trail app or look online at www.oorwullie.com.

Chickens

Sadly, one of our chickens has died.  We are still unsure about the cause of her death and are looking at ways to avoid anything happening to our remaining three ‘pets’.

P5 held a very successful Bake Sale on Friday and are looking to purchase an extension to the chicken run.  Well done P5 and many thanks to those who supported the sale.

Rooms for Aug 2019

We are in the process of relocating some stages for August 2019.  The children will have a chance to see their new room / learning space before the end of term.

P7 – pavilion and classroom opposite (formerly P2 classroom)

P6 – east and west wing and classroom (formerly P2)

P5 – top floor in main building

P4K and P4S – 1st floor in main building

P4M – chalet

P3J and P3M – 1st floor in main building

P3G – top floor in main building

P2 – chalet

P1 – as for this school year

End of year celebration and P7 yearbook presentation

All parents, carers and friends are very welcome to join us in the front playground on Tues 25th June for our end of year celebration and the presentation of yearbooks to P7.  We aim to start the celebrations by 9.30am.  Those parents and carers of children in P7 are warmly invited to the pavilion for refreshments after the service.

Goodbye and Good Luck

We have several children and staff leaving Trinity this week.  I am sure you will join with me in wishing them all, the very best for the future and hope that they leave our school with many happy memories.

For those returning in August, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing P2 – P7 back on Wed Aug 14th and to welcoming our new P1s on Thurs Aug 15th.

 

Please note – class photos will be taken on Thurs 15th Aug so make sure you’re ‘looking good’.

 

Thank you all for your support this year and for helping to make Trinity the fabulous school that it is.

Jacqueline Scott

HeadTeacher

multilingual STEM day

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The Fantastic Wings Flyer and booking form 11 June 2019

Summer Multilingual STEM family learning programme organised by staff and students at the University of Edinburgh. It is a free one-day event for primary school-aged children and their families. The programme will run between 15-18th July. Please see further information attached.

Please notes: Lunch and bus fares are provided and there are Mandarin/Cantonese interpreters available on all the days and a Spanish interpreter available on one of the days.

P6 session 2019-2020

Getting it right for P6

Session 2019 / 2020

Some of you will be aware that this session we have had a slightly different approach to the way we teach in P6 (and in P7).   Our learning spaces for P6 and P7 have moved away from a more traditional classroom to a learning environment more in keeping with the 21st century.  From August 2019, our current P5 pupils will be taught in the P6 wing (beside the staffroom) and in one of our current P2 classrooms.  This will be furnished with new style furniture during the summer holidays. It is likely that our P6 wing and newly furnished P6 room will be ‘shoe free’ zones.

With these transformed spaces, comes transformation in the way the children are taught.  This change allows us to develop independence in our learners, whilst giving them more opportunity for personalisation and choice and, importantly, more focussed teaching

  • Each child will have a key adult as their main point of contact – their named teacher.  This name was shared with you last week.
  • The named teacher will have responsibility for learning profiles and meeting parents. Children will register with them but learn in a variety of groupings and individually.
  • Throughout the week the children will have the chance to work in the different learning spaces with the P6 teaching team.   This will develop personalisation & choice and independence and allow for focussed teaching, appropriate to learner needs.
  • In all year groups there is a wide range of abilities, learning styles and personalities.  Whatever the composition of a learning group it is the responsibility of the teacher to make sure every child is making good progress.
  • Children are taught based on their progress through the learning pathways for numeracy and literacy and the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Teachers plan collaboratively to ensure that all children have a broad, general experience.
  • Effective use will be made of the expertise and skills of each of the members of the teaching team.

There are benefits to the children of having different adults to relate to.

“I have enjoyed having more than one teacher. When one of the teachers is busy with a group you can go to the other for help.”

“Having more than one teacher has been good as they each have different strengths.”    Current P6 and P7 pupils

We continue to be excited about the year ahead.  Developing learning and teaching within stimulating, modern environments fit for the 21st century, will enable us to continue to equip our learners for the ever changing world that we all live in. 

 

To allow parents and carers an opportunity to meet to discuss the year ahead and to raise any concerns, a meeting has been planned for Tues August 20th at 6.00pm.