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April 17

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April 17


P7b Blanket Raffle!

As part of our WW2 topic, P7b have learnt to knit and have been creating squares that have been sown together to create two blankets. One blanket has been donated to the refugees arriving in Edinburgh and the other is going to be raffled off, with the proceeds going towards the P7 Qually. Raffles tickets are 25p a ticket or £1 a strip. The blanket will be on display in the entrance hall from Monday. The winner will be announced at the end of the day on Friday 12th May. Children from P7b will be coming round the classes during the week to sell raffle tickets.

Many thanks, P7b


Figgate Park Visit

Nursery enjoyed a visit to Figgate Park. We learned to cross the road safely with our adult. We observed signs of Spring. We enjoyed feeding the ducks, swans and geese. We used up lots of energy playing on the play park equipment.

We intend to further increase our links with the community and getting out and about with smaller group visits to local places.


3B Dance!

This week 3B have started dance sessions with our dance student from Edinburgh University, Miss Day. As we have been reading Matilda as our class novel this term, Miss Day thought that it would be a fabulous idea to learn a dance from Matilda the Musical. 3B had great fun learning some new moves and working both independently and as part of a group. We will be continuing these sessions over the next few weeks with Miss Day.


P7b get a visit from a refugee

Last term P7b have been learning about WW2 and evacuees which has led to discussion as to how this still occurs now in the form of refugees. The children sent the Edinburgh Refugee and Migration Team welcome cards that we made to give to refugees when they arrive in Edinburgh. We have also been knitting squares that Kathy Warrender is sowing together to create a blanket to give to the refugees. P7b were lucky to have a refugee from Afghanistan come to talk to us and answer our questions. Abdul travelled from Glasgow to visit us and share his story with us. He has been living in Scotland for 16 years now and has retrained as an accountant. It was fantastic for the children to speak to a refugee first hand in order to make their learning more meaningful.


Football Tournament

Some children from RHPS were involved at a football tournament at the weekend at Haggerston Castle. Their football team is called Portobello CFA. They all played very well. Well done boys!


3B working with money

This week we started on our new money topic. We have been looking at different coin combinations to make amounts. We are going to start looking at change and how to work out how much change we should receive next week. We are really enjoying this maths topic so far!


P1/2 Medieval Banquet

Today was our castle banquet with medieval music. We have had fun learning about castles and enjoyed dressing up as lords, ladies, knights, princesses and princes!


P2 Banquet

Primary 2 had a banquet as a celebrate what they have been learning about castles and the people who live in them. Earlier in the week they had written their own banquet menus. Mrs Weston was not able to get any kid goat or swan pie so the children had to settle for chicken, ham, beef, bread, cheese, grapes and strawberries. There were no scraps left!


The children are looking forward to a trip to Edinburgh Castle at the end of May.


Karate Competition

At the weekend three of our P7 pupils took part in a karate competition at Meadowbank stadium. In the individual category of 6 people, one pupil came 3rd. Well done everyone involved!


3B go outside!

This week we started our new “Woodland Habitats” topic. We went outside to explore the woodland areas we have at school and had great fun playing Leaf –spy in the wildlife garden. We couldn’t believe how many different types of trees there are in there! We have started looking at animals that live in a woodland habitat and this week we focused on squirrels. We learned lots of new facts and used these to create some eye catching information booklets. We then created our very own squirrels using materials collected from outside to make their bushy tales.