School allocations for P1 and S1 places in August 2020 – We aim to deal with all late placing requests received up to 03/05/20, including second choice applications, and write to you in the last week of May 2020. Applications received after 03/05/20 will not be dealt with until the end of June 2020. For further information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces2020
Free School Meals / Clothing Grants – applications for 2020/21 for the term starting in August 2020 have not yet opened. We will update our website and put a message on social media as soon as applications open.
Education Scotland have issued their latest Education Scotland Newsletter 11 May
P6s wrote some poems as part of their home learning and the theme was ‘Doors’ which seemed appropriate as we are in lockdown, shut behind doors for our own safety and the safety of everyone else. Covid-19 has closed schools, closed shops and temporarily closed some of the things we take for granted, like playing in the park and being with our friends.
P6 previously learned about the author Kit Wright and his poem The Frozen Man and used his poem ‘The Magic Box’ to think about what could be behind a magical door. Where might it lead? What might be hiding behind it? They explored the potential that a door offers as inspiration to write a poem about what someone might see once you open the door….
First, the classes brainstormed their ideas about what might be behind the door. They shared their ideas at one of their team meet sessions to help get them started with the planning stage of being a writer. The children used their imaginations and thought about the things, people and places they are currently missing.
Some of the poems used the repeating opener:
I opened the door and …
Some of P6 used their senses to group their ideas as you will read. Some of the children illustrated their poems as well. We hope you enjoy reading them.
We have left some school resources – jotters, writing pencils and coloured pencils in a couple of the local shops in case anyone is running out of supplies and needs more while school is closed – please help yourselves to what you need. Boxes are available at Scotmid, 7 Pentland View and Co-op Food Store 8-9 Corslet Place. We are very grateful to staff at Scotmid and the Co-op for helping us to make supplies available to you. A huge thank you to Mrs Johnson for organising this for us.
Some more lovely images this week of the great work going on at home. Well done everyone. Lovely to see lots of photos of life skills such as cooking and posters on peace and commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Great work everyone!
Thanks to Charlotte and Olivia for sharing this video (see link below) of the first of our daily challenges – looks like great fun! You did a great job!
Thank you to Kyle, Kieran, Cerys and Rhys for creating the Currie Primary Rainbow of Hope outside our school gate at the weekend. Next time you are passing take a pen and add your names to the rainbow ribbons.
We are loving see the imaginative ways everyone is tackling the work coming home and the additional activities the children are involved in. Please keep sending in the photos!
Many thanks for the lovely painted stone that was left by our nursery gate I think maybe by Orla and Lewis?! It was such a lovely thought. Thank you Austin and Blair for explaining to me all about these painted stones and for sending in the pictures of yours too. They look beautiful.
Congratulations to Freya & Amelia who too part in the 2.6/26 challenge on Sunday! They set up an obstacle course & did 26 laps of the garden with their mum & dad trying to keep up with them! The girls designed the course and Freya led the warm up. They raised raised £340 for Maggie’s centres, an amazing amount of money for a fantastic charity. We are all very proud of your efforts Freya and Amelia!