Category Archives: Primary One

P1 Nativity 2022

Dear P1 Parents and Carers

I do apologise for the change of date for the P1 Nativity and hope that this doesn’t cause any inconvenience.   P1M and P1J will now share ‘Baarmy Bethlehem’ on Mon 12th and P1S and P1K on Tues 13th December at 9.15am.  

We have given a lot of consideration as to how best to approach the Nativity to allow it to fit with the play pedagogy happening in P1, to ensure that all our learners, irrespective of their needs are included, to avoid lots of time rehearsing and to allow as many family members to come along as may wish to do so.  To this end we have continued with a film approach and on the morning of the 12th and 13th you are invited to the premiere in the main hall.  Parents, carers, grannies, grandads etc are all very welcome.  

How will the premiere work?

Our children will sit with their families or their buddies to watch.

Children are invited to dress for a special occasion.  (An early introduction to an Oscars or BAAFTA ceremony!)

Refreshments will be available 

Children will share some songs

We really do hope that this will be a memorable event that everyone will enjoy.

Thank you for your support

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 (direct dial 85631) | Email : 

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P1 Team Update

Dear P1 Parents and Carers

I hope that you are all well and that you and your child are enjoying being part of our Trinity school community.   As you will be aware we have four class groups in P1 lead by Tracey Sneddon, Laura Johnstone, Helen McLeister and Vikki Kidd.  As Laura Johnston is a newly qualified teacher, in line with Scottish Government guidance, she has one day a week free from immediate class contact.  On that day Amber Ashraf will teach P1J.   Our P1 learners are also supported by Alice McKinstrie, Erin Smith and Amor Boleka, pupil support assistants and by Claire Chamberlain, our Early Years Practitioner.  Across the year the children will experience being taught and supported by all the adults in the P1 team.   They will also have the opportunity to work with children from the different P1 groups.  This is beneficial when they move into P2 and are rearranged into three class groups : P1 class size is 25, P2 and P3 is 30 and P4 – P7 is 33.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Scott 

P1 – P3 parents/carers’ Meeting

Dear P1, P2 and P3 Parents and Carers

As we move towards schools opening up again to parents and carers we are now able to offer face to face meetings to discuss your child’s progress.  These will take place one evening or on a Friday afternoon, in school, in the summer term – dates still to be finalised.    Some parents and carers have however expressed a preference for such meetings to continue to be online.  This may be because of child care or ease of access or to be more time efficient.    To this end we are considering offering a choice.  To help with this please complete the survey (link below) by Friday April 8th, expressing your preference.  We will then make a final decision and share arrangements.

Many thanks

Jacqueline Scott  

Elvis Kids

Recently, we published evidence that cells use the chloride from salt to fight viral infections. Also, nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.

If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.

Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!

You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.

Your child does not need to attend.

Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.

Further information is in the attached flyer or at ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.

P1-P3 Parent student Survey

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Dear P1 – P3 parents and carers

Please see below a request from a former Trinity Primary pupil.  As you will read she is currently studying for a master’s degree and is looking for parents and carers to complete a simple questionnaire.  Permission has been granted for this from CEC.  If you have a few moments and are willing to take part I know that Jessica and her research assistant would be most grateful.

Many thanks

Jacqueline Scott

Dear Parents and Carers

My name is Jessica Dolan.  I am a former pupil of Trinity Primary.   I am contacting you on behalf of myself and my research partner, Paulette Marie Yelton. We are both currently masters students in Developmental Psychology at Maastricht University. I am from Scotland and Paulette is from the U.S and has previously lived in Spain. As part of our master’s thesis, we are conducting a cross-cultural study to examine children’s screen-based media use and their behavioural tendencies. 

For our study, we want to gain a better understanding of young children’s, specifically, 4-8 year olds, screen media use and the relationship this has with their behavioural tendencies. Previous research has found a link between various behavioural tendencies such as repetitive or patterned behaviours, difficulties in communication with others, difficulties in distraction, and inappropriate social responses and increased screen media use.

We are looking for parents and legal guardians of Scottish and Spanish children aged 4-8 years old to participate in our survey. Participation involves completing a three-part online questionnaire. The survey can be accessed by a QR-code on the attached jpeg or via a link and takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.  All participation is completely anonymous, data cannot be traced back to the participant, nor is any data about the child or parent/legal guardian stored by Maastricht University.  

Your cooperation and participation in this study would be greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or our supervisor if you have any queries or questions regarding our research.

Kind regards, 

Jessica Dolan

Contact details for supervisor: Dr Johannes Stauder (

Paulette Marie Yelton: (

Jessica Dolan: (

Link to survey:

Jacqueline Scott  | Head Teacher | Trinity Primary School

Tel 0131 554 2062 | Email : 

Website :

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