Dear families,

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and the great weather, fingers crossed there is more to come! Read on to find out what we have been up to this week.

New Playground

I have received nearly 40 pupil applications for the playground committee and I have invited 20 to interview next week. The interview panel will consist of a representative from Edinburgh Airport, a P7 pupil and myself. I am delighted that so many pupils are interested in this role and will find it difficult to whittle it down to the final 12.

Once we have our committee selected, we will have a number of meetings to create risk assessments, H&S checklists and rotas.

The final works on the playground, to make it comply with the ROSPA regulations, will be carried out imminently and once this is done, the pupils will have a go on the new playground under the supervision of their class teacher. We will then put the rota in place so that all classes can have their own allocated time enjoying the new playground each week.

Assembly

P3C led our assembly this week and it was all about the journey from farm to fork. I had never thought that something as simple as an apple pie would have so many ingredients from across the world! I’ll need to think more carefully about food miles when I do my shopping this weekend. Well done P3C and Miss Airlie the apple thief!

KPSA Family Treasure Hunt

Please note the change of date for the KPSA family treasure hunt, it will now take place on Saturday 26th May rather that the 12th May as previously advertised. There will be a pirate theme and lots of stalls and refreshments to keep the whole family entertained and best of all, entry is FREE!

 

Health and Safety outside school

 

We have had a phone call from a concerned resident who has spotted some of our pupils climbing on garden walls and pulling at the railings. She witnessed part of a wall falling onto a child’s ankle and worries that there may be a serious injury if this behaviour continues. I have mentioned this to the whole school at assembly today but I hope that families can reinforce this message at home.

Fortnite

We have had lots of reports that the game ‘Fortnite’ is causing e-safety issues for lots of families. In-game chat with strangers seems to be a real concern.

Please click on the link to access some helpful advice on staying safe online.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale

Lunch Box Litter

The pupils are really enjoying eating their packed lunches outside but unfortunately our playground bins cannot cope with the extra litter being generated. Please remind your child to bring their litter home with them if they choose to eat their lunch outside.

Once a week, take a peak

 

 

P7 News

The end of this term is especially important for our P7 pupils and there are many things currently being planned. The transition days from 19th to 21st June allow the children to spend some time in their receiving secondary school and find out what it’s like to follow a timetable and move around to work with a variety of teachers. More details of transport arrangements will follow nearer the time.

In the final week, the KPSA fund a fun trip to the cinema to thank the P7s for their contributions in helping with monitoring and a variety of responsibilities around the school.

The Leavers’ Assembly is planned for Wednesday 27th June at 1.30pm and P7 parents are invited to join us for this and stay for refreshments afterwards – this allows for plenty of photo opportunities to mark the last few days at Primary School.

The P7s also put on a very informal show, for the school only, on Thursday 28th June where they will no doubt invite a few unsuspecting members of staff to join them on stage.

On the final day of term we organise  a ‘Guard of Honour’ where the P1 to P6 pupils line the corridors and give our P7s a rather noisy send off!

The children are currently working on a Yearbook which will be a memento for them to look back on in years to come.

Letters should also have arrived home this week about a celebration on the afternoon on Friday 29th June which is being organised by P7 parents. Return slips and money for this event should be returned, in an envelope, and we will pass them on to the organisers.

In addition to the Blue light disco for P7s across the cluster, there is also a KPSA run disco on Wednesday 27th June where the DJ usually plays a variety of music to mark the years from P1 to P7. They’re going to be busy!

EXPLORE HERIOT-WATT THIS MAY AS DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Heriot-Watt University is opening its doors on 18th and 19th May for an Exploration Weekend with a series of family-friendly hands-on lab visits, cultural events, exhibitions and lectures

 

 

Dates for your Diary

Victoria Day Holiday: Monday 21st May

KPSA Family Treasure Hunt: Saturday 26th May 2pm-4pm

KPSA meeting: Monday 28th May 7.00pm in the staff room

Sports Days

Potted Sports (P1-7) Thursday 24th May, times TBC, reserve date Thursday 31st May

P4/5 Races: Monday 4th June pm

P6/7 Races: Tuesday 5th June pm

P7 Transition Days: Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June

Assemblies

Date Class
18th May P1A
25th May P1C
1st June P5C
8th June P2C
15th June Religious Observance
22nd June TBC
Wednesday 27th June P7 Leavers’ Assembly

 

Thanks for reading!

L Henderson