Please find attached a summary of our learning. We wish you and your children a fantastic Easter holiday.
Just to inform all parents/carers that P6 classes will be having a visit from the Scripture Union Scotland to share an Easter lesson with us in the afternoon on Tuesday 2nd April.
Mrs Ling and Mr McKeesick
P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.
We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);
stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.
Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.
The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.
From P5H and P5HW
Well done to everyone for another successful week of learning.
We have enjoyed all aspects of the curriculum this week and have shared lots in our Reflective Friday discussions, great reflecting P6!
We look forward to Group 2 beginning BIke-ability on Monday next week. We have a session both morning and afternoon on Monday and Wednesday and Group 1 will have their final session on Thursday next week. Thank you to our helpers and the staff team for this as we have really enjoyed it! Please remember to revise the Bike-ability Level 1 booklet before your final session (Group 2 will be handed out after starting their sessions on Monday in preparation for Wednesday) to be prepared.
Continue to complete Literature Circle reading and roles to be ready for your group and ensure you have all paperwork/books with you on Thursdays for our meetings, thank you. 🙂
Any more toy donations for P5 fundraising to be handed in on Monday please – thanks for these already!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks P6L and Mrs Ling 🙂
You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.
The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.
Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.
Thank you 🙂
In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.
If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.
Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!
Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.
Some examples of toys we would like are
Action figures or Barbies
Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters
Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.
P5H and P5HW
We are learning to use map reading and research skills to make notes under headings.
Today in our ICT lesson we are going to be using the following BBC Bitesize website to find interesting information:
Here is a link to the map of Greece we are going to be annotating and finding out about:
For further information we will be learning to navigate the National Geographic Kids website links: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/10-facts-about-the-ancient-greeks/ and https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/
You could continue to work on these skills at home and take part in your own mini research project using some of the websites listed here and below in previous lessons.
Have fun finding out about lots of interesting facts! 🙂
Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.
Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:
Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar
Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.
We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.
****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****
Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks is advance,