We all enjoyed a HIT workout with Joe Wicks this morning in school, thank you to Mrs Holt for organising this for us! 18 000 schools applied to be part of Joe’s school tour of the UK and we were one of only 17 chosen! Before coming to Currie Joe had visited two other schools in the city as part of this tour and left us to go to a school in Hamilton. We were also joined by a film crew from BBC Scotland which added an extra layer of excitement, filming for a programme called The Edit! Watch the BBC Scottish News tonight at 6.30 pm and again at 9.00 pm as there is a chance we may be on! As soon as we know the details of when we will be featured we will let you know! Mrs Holt and some of our pupils were interviewed both for the BBC and for Joe’s own Instagram and YouTube channel and Joe posed for selfies with staff and pupils as well as signing some book and autographs too.
Well done to all the pupils at Currie Primary who managed to raise a fantastic £1275.46 for Comic Relief. P7 braved the elements for ‘Splat the P7’ and complained very little despite being hit by wet sponges. Congratulations to Finlay in P7 who won the stationary hamper for guess the marbles in the jar! Thank you to those that contributed to and bought from our bake sale which completely sold out. It is fantastic to see the whole school united for a great cause.
Thank you to everyone who popped in for coffee and cake on Friday morning during our Fairtrade Coffee Morning. It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and family members in school. The fairtrade Coffee Morning raised £121 which our Fairtrade group will spend on more fairtrade resources for school. Well done To Mrs Mcglynn and everyone on our fairtrade Council for organising such a lovely event to end Fairtrade fortnight in school.
We all enjoyed World Book Day in school this year. All of our classes were involved in a number of activities celebrating authors, illustrators, books, and most importantly reading as well as writing their own stories. P6 and P7 enjoyed an author visit from a local author Kath Letham who read an extract from her latest book and answered questions from the children. Some people dressed up characters from our favourite books and looked amazing.
The Spring Discos were lots of fun last night and everyone seemed to have a great time! Thank you to the PTA for organising these for us and to all the parents and carers who came along to help supervise.
We have once more enjoyed working with the Scottish Opera Schools Touring programme! This year the opera was called 1719, telling the story of the Jacobites. P7 have been working hard over the last few weeks to learn the songs and in the space on an hour and a half yesterday morning worked with staff from Scottish Opera to choreograph the show. P7 did an amazing job in such a short space of time and it was a very professional performance. We hope everyone who came to see it yesterday enjoyed it as much as we did.
We have found an new way to raise money for free, simply by shopping online through a website called easyfundraising (www.easyfundraising.org.uk).
Whenever you buy anything online you can raise a free donation for Currie Primary School. There are over 3000 retailers registered with the site. This includes major online retailers like amazon and ebay, high street retailers such as John lewis, M&S, Debenhams and Next as well as supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons. These retailers will donate a percentage of your spend directly to Currie Primary School to say thank you for shopping with them.
Simply go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and click the button to sign up, selecting Currie Primary School PTA as the cause you wish to support. Then search through the site for the retailer you wish to use to make your purchase. This tells the retailer you came from easyfundraising. The price/delivery options are exactly the same as if you went to the retailer’s site directly.
Please be assured that using the easyfundraising website will not cost you a penny. There are no hidden charges and Currie Primary School benefit from any donations once you are registered.
Thank you for your support
Congratulations to Fergus and Fatma who represented our school at the annual Edinburgh & District Burns Club Association poetry and song schools competition at St George’s School for Girls on Saturday. Fergus and Fatma both took part in the verse recital, Fergus in the P4 and P5 section and Fatma in the P6 and P7 section. Although neither Fergus nor Fatma were placed in their sections they both did a fantastic job and we were very proud of their efforts.
This morning we went to Ratho Primary School to represent Currie in the annual Currie and Balerno Rotary Primary School Quiz. We had 3 teams of 4 – Red, Gold and Blue. Altogether there were 16 teams from Currie, Juniper Green, Dean Park, Nether Currie and Ratho. There were different rounds of questions, maths and numeracy, general knowledge, pot luck, observation, books, Scotland and its people and a couple of other rounds.
We are very proud of ourselves because we successfully defend the trophy with the Currie Red team coming first, the gold team were third and the blue team were seventh! We are excited to have the Currie Red team going onto the next round which will be against schools form across Edinburgh!
P7 Currie Quizzers