It was lovely to see our youngest children back in school today and so happy to be back!
In Primary 3 we have been learning about religions and non-religious organisations. We learned about Social Bite. They are charity that believe that they can end homelessness with support from others. They do lots of great things to help homeless people in Scotland and especially in Edinburgh. Usually they do something called the ‘Big Sleep Out’ but they couldn’t do it this year so they did the ‘festival of kindness’ instead. In Primary 3 we have been doing acts of kindness and lots of children slept on their floors to show support for the charity. Grown ups sponsored us and we have already raised £620.
By Harry and Ardra P3
Despite everything we managed to have lots of fun over the last few weeks in school and enjoyed our usual festive celebrations in a slightly different way, an on-line Panto, Christmas lunch, parties and so on!
This year, due to the current worldwide pandemic, we had to do our Christmas Market differently. All three P6 classes took part, but remotely, and we decided to sell our goods online.
At the start of the project we looked on the internet to try and find the best craft designs for the Christmas Market. Then we looked to see what materials we needed to make them. Our class made Christmas Pudding hama beads and Christmas star decorations. We had to discuss how much we were going to charge (50p and 75p). On Parentpay (our online booking system for parents) we loaded our goods up and sent picturse to all parents so they could see what they looked like. People started to order our goods. We checked the figures every few days and we made the correct amounts. Some days we did a lot of Christmas crafts! The stars took a long to make, as did the hama puddings. we closed the online system on Friday 11 December and delivered all the goods on Friday 18 December.
We also wrote letters to local businesses and at The Gyle asking for donations to our raffle. We got lots of great prizes and we made over £700 on the raffle alone! Thank you to everyone who purchased from our Christmas Market.
We all completed various Money Sense workshops online that covered special deals, budgeting, keeping safe online, the difference between debit and credit cards and how not to get into debt. We also booked a virtual holiday within a given budget using our iPads. In our final workshop we each chose a job and were given a monthly income budget. We had to decide which property we could afford, think carefully about luxuries and work out how much we had left at the end (if anything!)
We managed to raise over £1,200.
Josh and Grayson, P6
This year we all knew that the Christmas Market was going to be different because of coronavirus. We could not have parents coming into school or children coming to buy items. So, we decided to make an online market.
In some afternoons, we would make the products. We would have certain people painting, others glueing and others tieng. We sold the finished products on parent pay.
We wrote letters to different companies in the hope of them donating a prize for the raffle. You had the option to order a ticket. There was a generous variety of prizes up for grabs. We drew the winning tickets all altogether. Congratulations if you won!
Each class had two given designs to make. Every pupil chose two designs in their pairs and we voted as a class to decide which design to do. Each primary six class were assigned two designs to make for the market.
Despite the virus we managed to make a memorable Christmas market.
Thank you if you purchased an item or several. Happy Holidays!
We were delighted to receive the news that we are to receive a grant for £250 from Brakes, our school lunch supplier, to fix up the raised beds in our vegetable garden which have become a little broken with wear and tear over the years. Eve, Layla and Hamish in P3 completed the application and have been some of keenest gardeners this session. They are looking forward to getting stuck into the fixing the beds next term.
We had great fun in school on Friday playing in the snow, building snowmen, making snow angels and having snow ball fights!
Congratulations to Peter, one of our ex-pupils, for winning the Great British Bake off this week! We have all been glued to the programme each week cheering Peter on and were all super excited to see one of our ex-pupils doing so well!
We’ve been paid by easyfundraising! Thanks to everyone who has signed up to easy fundraising – we have received a cheque for £107.23 for all the shopping you have done up to the end of September 2020!! I am sure more shopping than ever will be done for Christmas on line – if you’re not supporting Currie Primary School PTA – Currie, please sign up now. It takes 2 minutes & 4,300+ shops will donate to us for free every time you shop with them!
We took part in raising money for Children in Need in school on Friday raising £455.50 with a dress down day. Thank you to everyone who took part both by dressing down and / or contributing to our collection. A very special well done to P2/1 who raised £30 on the day with a 15 minute sponsored challenge, made up of a sponsored 5 minute silence, a sponsored 5 minute dance and a sponsored 5 minute spelling challenge!