Headteacher weekly – 17th March

Cramond Primary School Weekly Update from Mrs Donaldson 17/3/17

Learning Highlights:

Basketball success in P7!  “Cramond Primary School proved to be the stronger team and always seemed to be able to score when they got the ball.  James Gillespie’s Primary School never gave up but were beaten 26 – 2 by the Cramond team. Cramond won gold medals and The Hope Trust Cup. Both teams will represent Edinburgh in the Inter-Area Tournament which usually takes place in May.” Thank you to all the coaches and staff, for all their hard work, time & dedication.

Glee club star performance! Well done, Mrs Clark & Glee club for recent brilliant performance at the Assembly Rooms. A great ensemble with two catchy, numbers.

Cramond News Update:

Cramond is one of 15 schools signed up to the Sustrans Big Pedal starting on Monday 20th March. http://bigpedal.org.uk/. Our event is week of 27th as P7 and Mrs Tekkatte, organizer, is at camp. Look out for details of planned Superhero dress your bike or you breakfast option on 30th!!


There have been a number of cases of sickness on Friday, in Primary 2. Please advise us if your child is absent. You can leave a message on school answer machine. If your child is unwell over the weekend (or indeed any time) please help us reduce passing of germs by keeping child(ren) at home 48 hours after the last bout of sickness. Thanks. Regular handwashing is key at home and school. We are following infection control guidance and are communicating with CEC health protection team. There was a deep clean of P2 classrooms on Friday – the cleaners throughout the school are using Milton to clean surfaces. This will continue into next week. Please DO NOT send children to school if they are feeling sick or have been ‘just a little sick’. P7 children cannot be sent to school camp if they have been sick – they need 48 hours clear. P7 parents, if necessary, please communicate with school directly on Monday morning who can advise

P7 are at school camp next week. Staff accompanying the P7 are both class teachers, Ms Reilly (teaching student) Mrs Kilgour & Mrs Bray (Pupil Support Assistants) Mrs McKay, Ms Cessford & Ms Nicholl. 3C will be taught by Miss Lindsey and Mrs Hansen, 4N are being taught by Mrs King.

Our Place Update: You will have the chance to see our lovely new fence round the slope. This is being transformed into a Wild flower meadow to encourage insects and butterflies. This nature study will become part of our curriculum. The grass was simply not growing beneath the matting, which also posed additional trip hazards. There is gated access to the meadow for small groups of pupils. Mr. David Yearly from ROSPA is inspecting all 13 natural playgrounds in Edinburgh at the end of March. Cramond is one such playground. We are in communication with Edinburgh Parks & green spaces to seek advice and practical support to tackle the grass pitch/ field, uneven and compacted playing surface. We will update you soon. The wooden embankment wall will be rectified over Easter.

Dates for your Diary:

Our next gardening day is on Sunday 19th March. Please help if you can- see website for details.

  • 23rd March CPSC Spring Disco – buy your tickets soon
  • 24th March Red Nose Day – wear RED donate £1
  • 27th March – School Health & Wellbeing Week – Mrs McKay has organised a wide range of sporting activities for children to trial. More details will follow next week.
  • 29th /30th Parent night appointments – P5N & 3MH have different times.
  • Easter Church Service led by P6 – donations of Easter Eggs to Fresh Start, Homeless Charity, thank you. Our Interim minister from Cramond Kirk Rev Colin Douglas, is looking forward to welcoming the school community, friends & families on Friday 31st March, 9.30 am .

Weekly Update from Mrs Donaldson 20.3.17