Weekly Learning Update 31st March

Thaks all – please ignore the date error – it is the 31/3/17 NOT the 10th!

Weekly Update 31 March

Learning Highlights:

Our Comic Relief dress down day raised £458.45 which has been sent to Comic Relief. P7 girls raised additional money. P6 get their new carpets fitted over the Easter break and the Embankment wall in Our Place is being fixed.

Sports Taster Week. What a busy final week of term with a wide variety of sports going on around the school.

On Monday we had Danni delivering dance workshops to P1 and P2 then an enthusiastic group of P5-7 pupils.

We also welcomed sports students from Edinburgh college who are in a to do a series of taster sessions with P3 classes and p6 classes and will continue after the holidays.

After Easter another group from the college are going to do a set of lessons with P2 classes.

On Tuesday and Wednesday P4 and P5 all had American football coaching whilst cricket coaching for P5-7 is on a 4-week block.

On Wednesday P6 and P7 had orienteering tasters and were given info about a range of competition they can join in at weekends in the local area.

The same day our P7 pupils represented us at the schools swimming gala at the Commonwealth pool and our backstroke team were able to stand on the podium to receive bronze medals.

Meanwhile our P.E. specialist delivered his 2 days of lessons and the netball, basketball and dance classes all kept fit. Many thanks to Jonathan Wallace our Active Schools Co-ordinator and the volunteer coaches he tempted in this week.

Thank you for all your support – lovely to see the children in their brightly coloured sportswear!

Alison McKay (H.W.B co-ordinator / P.T.)

P3 teach Primary 6 all about pirates. On Thursday, P3 organised, planned and led a learning opportunity for Primary 6. The P3s were keen to share their pirate knowledge so planned a wide range of learning activities from map making to treasure hunts, ship building to sampling pirate biscuits and grog, from weapon creation to speaking pirate. I learned how to find my pirate name and was hugely impressed by the leadership and organisation skills of all the Primary threes. What fun was had by all. Shiver me timbers!

Parents Night. Staff enjoyed the chance to share learning with parents and discuss achievements of their pupils. Having the appointments in the Sports hall allowed parents to walk around classrooms at leisure. We hope you are delighted with the quality of learning and teaching at Cramond. The pupils are making great progress – there is a great community buzz and friendly feel. Thanks to all staff, pupils and parents for making Cramond an excellent place to be.

Parking. A reminder for parents to park with consideration for our neighbours when attending school events. We had reports from angry residents that their driveways were blocked by cars.


Cramond News Update:

Caer Amon development – potential for the school to use this greenspace / playing fields. I have recently met with members of Edinburgh Council, active schools, and the Cramond Campus action group.  It’s an offshoot of the Cramond Association. Their focus is on the area of bare ground at the roundabout exiting Cramond on the edge of the Caer Amon development, as you leave to head up to Lauriston Castle.  The school is keen to work in association with this group to discuss how the space could be used as playing fields during school hours and out with for community use. The group are keen to gather support from local residents and families of all ages. We have agreed to start our next Parent council meeting on 3rd May at 7.15pm and hear from the Action group on how we can support this amazing opportunity and unused green space. We would urge as many local residents and parents to join us on 3rd in our Sports hall, there is no expectation that people have to stay for the rest of the Parent council meeting, although they are of course welcome.

Please save the date and spread the word – 3rd May, 7.15pm in our Sports Hall.

Edinburgh College students are teaching PE for next 6 weeks. We are delighted to welcome these enthusiastic, skilled students to Cramond.

Many thanks for the generous donations of East Eggs today at church. Happy Easter!


Dates for your Diary:

  • School resumes 18th April (Tuesday)
  • Caroline Ashbrook our new DHT starts – welcome
  • 27th April CPSC Spring Disco (times tbc)
  • CPSC 3rd May – 7.15am Sports hall – Opening agenda item community meeting re playing fields – all welcome! See above.