Latest learning news – 10th March 2017

Cramond Primary School Weekly Update from Mrs Donaldson 10/3/17

Learning Highlights: Pupils are happy to share their learning reflections.

Gardeners on 5th March: adults and children alike worked tirelessly, a huge thank you!

  • Gwen & Bill, Stella (p3) and Daphne (nursery) Shaw
  • Sarah, Grace & Alice (p3) Anderson
  • Jessica, Rebecca (p5) & Jason Chan (p3)
  • Manyi N’gai (Laurence in p3 – his Mum)
  • Lynn & Simon, Chloe (p1) Olliphant
  • Livia, Oliver (p3) and Artie (nursery)
  • Nige, Katie & Freddie Bruce

P6 Football: “On Friday the 1st of March 2017 Cramond P6 played a tournament at EA and we played a total of four matches which were against EA, Watsons, Stew Mel and in the final we played Flora Stevensons. We ended up winning the cup. The score was 1-0 to Cramond. The trophy looked like a shield and 2 days later we got the trophy engraves with our school name on it.” – By Sam Meaney and Finlay Scott

P7 Sports On Wednesday the 8th of March, P7 went to the Edinburgh Sports Club. “We had a little taste of tennis, table tennis, padel and squash, for about 20 minutes each. Padel is a sport famous in Spain and it is a mix between tennis and squash, but is played outdoors – it is the fastest growing sport in the world! We all really enjoyed it! It was lovely weather too, we had sunshine.”

P3C Pirate Adventure! “On Wednesday we went outside to the den building area and we built a pirate ship that could fit 29 children and 2 adults inside it. Catarina made a fabulous steering wheel. We used wood for a plank and the captain made some people walk the plank! We made a craws nest in the tree and two girls were parrots in the look- out. We designed a kitchen for the cook. The food was very nice. We built cannons and filled them with stones We were all pirates and had great fun!” By Isla and Carly

P6 Girl’s netball tournament On the 24th of February the P6 girl’s Netball Club went to compete in a netball tournament at forester high school. The courts were smaller than the ones we usually play on, it was seven a side and the length of the game was shorter than usual too. We won one of our games 3-1 to Davidsons Mains. We drew to St Peters and Blackhall. We also lost two to Edinburgh Academy and St Georges. The highlight was definitely winning to Davidsons Mains. We all loved it and would definitely do it again.

More classes enjoyed a visit to our local library at Blackhall. Over the coming few months we look forward to using our local area more for learning. We hope you saw P4 in the local news when they released trout from Fish in school’s project. Location, location, location requested permission to photograph the outside of the school (no kids) on Thursday for a future TV program!! No sign of Kirstie or Phil and they didn’t want me in the shot. L

Cramond News Update:

Our Place, wooden embankment wall will be repaired during the Easter Holidays. Once CEC have signed this works off the area will be re-opened. We expect it to be fully open after Easter Break.

All schools received £1000 funding to buy new Early Years funding to enhance learning through play in P1 and further build shared practice in Early Level (Nursery/P1) Our new toys are ordered! J

Cramond received £500 to invest in waterproof clothing for nursery and P1 to further develop outdoor learning. We have ordered 20 suits for nursery and 30 in P1. Exciting days of fun ahead.

Cramond now has their full quota of crossing patrol!! 2 at Whitehouse and 1 on Gamekeepers. We are delighted our pupils and families can now be helped to cross these busy roads, safely. Please continue to park safely and walk/stride whenever you can. We are looking forward to sunny days.

We have now ordered our NUMICON maths resource!! We are very excited at having this great hands on resource to use with all learners from nursery to Primary 7. We have invested £2,500 in this excellent hands on resource. Funding was raised mostly by Enterprising Elves with generous contribution from CPSC. We look forward to offering a MATHS curriculum evening – our strategy to enhance maths learning, teaching and understanding is firmly based on an interconnected approach using Big Maths, Sum Dog, Numicon and SEAL (Stages Early Arithmetical Literacy). Thank you.

CRICKET – in the curriculum. We are delighted to offer P4-6 cricket taster sessions along with staff CPD opportunity.

P4N are leading assembly on Monday on Global Warming – Catarina in P3 is sharing her excellent Womens Day (8th March) poem and GLEE club are performing their numbers for the competition at the Assembly Rooms on 16th. A big thanks to Mrs Clark for leading – break a leg, folks!!

Dates for your Diary:

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

  • 13th March P7 Basketball Tournament pm, CPSC at 7.15pm all parent/carers welcome.
  • 14th March Cramond Glee club to compete at Assembly rooms (evening event)
  • 16th March P4 – French Party in class to celebrate their French. Ooh La La! Tres Bien!! (dress up in Red, White and blue if possible)
  • 16th March Fire Brigade visit to P6 & P7.
  • 20th March – P7 to Camp – Have Fun, Bon Voyage! Return Friday 24th March lunchtime.
  • 21st March Downs Syndrome awareness day.
  • 23rd March CPSC Spring Disco – buy your tickets soon
  • 24th March Red Nose Day – wear RED donate £1
  • 29th /30th Parent night appointments –book your appointment (excl. 3MH 5N)
  • Weekly Update from Mrs Donaldson 10 March