27 Apr 2018
Dear Parents and Carers
Please take a few minutes to read the lengthy newsletter.
It never fails to amaze me how quickly the summer term comes around. For a couple of days last week even the weather matched the title. There is a lot going on in school over the next few weeks so please take time to look at the calendar of events. Specific information will be distributed as appropriate.
Our new integrated learning space is progressing well and is on track to be completed ready for August 2018. Along with our recently refurbished P7 wing, the new space will accommodate P6 and P7 pupils next session. A meeting for current P5 and P6 parents and carers, to discuss how this will work, has been scheduled for 6.00pm on Wed 9th May in the school hall. I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend.
Happy Families – Maths at Work
The children are currently involved with a maths at work project based around the Happy Families series of books. As intimated before the holidays parents and carers are invited to come along to experience aspects of the learning on Tues 1st May at 8.50am and on Fri 4th May at 12.00noon.
On Fri 4th May we will be holding a special Happy Families Maths Assembly. Children are welcome to come to school dressed to represent a character from the Happy Families books – see below for the list of titles.
Please look out for your child’s second profile (P2 – P7) which you will receive through email. We are also trialling a new approach to sharing progress in Music and Technology and in PE. This will include a photograph ‘in action’ along with a comment from your child. As with other profiles this will be shared through email with a paper copy being stored in school in your child’s profile folder.
As you know we started the school session with MADD about the 60s in recognition of this year being the 50th birthday of the school building. Classes are currently learning about 50 years of…. (please ask your child). They will be sharing their learning at our exhibition during the week of June 4th. The school birthday party will take place on Friday June 8th.
Whole school photo
It would be fabulous if we could manage 100% attendance on Wed May 16th so that everyone can be in our whole school photo. It is 25 years since a previous school photo was taken. The photo will be available to purchase.
Calendar of events – more detailed information will follow as appropriate
Tues 1st 8.50 Parents to school to share Happy Families maths learning
Thurs 3rd 7.00 Area Strings Concert – being held at Trinity Primary School
Fri 4th Happy Families Maths Assembly – children welcome to dress as character
12.00 Parents to school to share Happy Families maths learning
Mon 7th HOLIDAY
Tues 8th INSET – school closed for pupils
Wed 9th 6.00pm Meeting for current P5 and P6 pupils regarding class organisation from Aug 2018
Fri 11th Dress Down Day – bring in a jam jar filled with sweets, small toys, hair accessories etc for the May Fair
Sat 12th 11.00am – 2.00pm PSA School Fair – ALL welcome!
Tues 15th P5 and P6/5 Scottish Opera – parents welcome at 2.30pm to watch performance
Wed 16th Whole school photo – aiming for 100% attendance!
Mon 21st HOLIDAY
Tues 22nd 7.00pm PSA meeting / 7.30pm Parent Council meeting
May 25th Sports Day in Victoria Park – this year we are going for ‘traditional’ sports day activities from 1968! There will be a parent race so get practising!
May 28th Pupil group to pupil conference
Wed 30th 6.30pm World of Work speed dating event
Mon 4th 50 years of ………. exhibition opens
Tues 5th 50 years of ………. Exhibition
Wed 6th 6.00 – 7.30 Open Evening
Fri 8th School 50th Birthday party
Wed 13th 6.00pm New P1 parent and carer meeting
Thurs 14th 9.00am New P1 parent and carer meeting
am P5 – P7 Athletics Festival and masterclasses
Fri 15th House elections
Mon 18th 9.15 New P1s to meet teachers and buddies
Tues 19th P7 to Trinity Academy
1.45 Meet your teacher afternoon for children
Wed 20th P7 to Trinity Academy
P1 – P6 Picnic to Aberdour – ALL welcome. Definitely a case of the more the merrier!
Thurs 21st P7 to Trinity Academy
6.30pm – 8.00pm P7 Leavers’ Do in the Secret Garden
Fri 22nd 11.00am Star Time
Mon 25th P7 Picnic
Tues 26th 9.30 End of year outdoor service + P7 yearbook presentation
Fri 29th Non uniform day
School closes at 12noon
Happy Families books – on Fri May 4th please come dressed to represent any of the following :
Tick the Teacher
Salt the Sailor
Wobble the Waitress
Cliff the Climber
Biff the Boxer
Cosmo the Conjuror
Plug the Plumber
Brick the Builder
Hay the Horse
Buzz the Beeman
Jump the Jockey
Money the Millionaire
Bun the Baker
Vole the Vet
Creep the Crook
Jolly’s Joke Shop
Dose the Doctor
Dirt the Dustman
Wiktoria has been shortlisted for the Fringe Poster Competition, meaning her work will be displayed at Dynamic Earth! We are all so proud of you!
The JRSO children have registered for ‘Sustrans Big Pedal’. This is a UK wide competition that runs from 23 April to 4 May. The aim is to encourage as many children, parents, teachers, PSA’s to cycle or scoot to school. The JRSO team will be coming round during that time period to log how many people do this. I will then be logging the results with Sustrans. When the results are logged you can see how far around the world your school can travel and also if we cycle/scoot enough we could be entered into a competition to win prizes!
Dear P1, P4 and P7 Parents and Carers
Please see the attached leaflet regarding the Scottish National Assessments. Pupils in P1, P4 and P7 will participate in these this term. As the leaflet states the assessments are designed to be part of the ongoing assessment of pupil progress and I hope will not cause any of the children any anxiety.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs Martin, DHT, or your child’s class teacher.
Please let the office know if your child is being treated for any of the above. There is a child in the school who is susceptible to becoming very ill if exposed to these illnesses.
Thank you for your on going support.