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Expression de la semain


Our final ‘expression de la semaine’ for this term is

‘Joyeuses Pâques’

which means, ‘Happy Easter’.   Once more it would be great if you could encourage the children to use this expression plus our previous expressions of the week at home as well as in school – merci beaucoup!

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Comic Relief 2017

P7 organised a fantastic Comic Relief day for us all on Friday! Thank you to everyone for the delicious cakes for the Bake Sale and for the very generous donations for Soak the Teacher! I think the children really enjoyed this event as you can see in these photos!! We were all pretty wet by 12 o’clock! P7 will count the money raised at the beginning of the week and we will let you all know the total amount before we send it off to Comic Relief.

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Let the Kids Play Out

Kids Play

The days of children playing hopscotch and skipping in the street may seem long gone, but thanks to a scheme we’ve just launched, residents can arrange for their road to be closed off (free of charge) up to five times for outdoor play between 1 April and 31 August.

Applications are now open for Edinburgh Playing Out, with guidelines advising what kind of streets are eligible.

Lucy Richardson, of local group Edinburgh Playing Out, said: “This is a great initiative from the Council, giving residents up to five free street closures for street play from now until the end of August.

“Children love unstructured play close to home and once children are playing on the street, people of all ages come out and chat to their neighbours and join in the freedom of a traffic-free street. It’s healthy and it’s fun.  Let the children play – apply now!”

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Expression de la semaine


This week’s expression of the week or ‘expression de la semaine’ is

‘Je peux aller aux toilettes’

which means, ‘May I go to the toilet?’ As I am sure you can imagine the chidlren are  loving this one!  Once more it would be great if you could encourage the children to use this expression plus our previous expressions of the week at home as well as in school – merci beaucoup!

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Parent Pay is now Live


You will now have received through your son’s or daughter’s school bag your activation letter along with instructions on how to set up a Parent Pay account. PLEASE DO THIS BY 24 MARCH.

Once you have set up your Parent Pay account you can go on and book meals for the beginning of next term. If you wish assistance with this procedure you should make sure you book and pay for meals by 29 March.

Please note free school meals must be booked through the system and no charge will be made.

If you wish assistance with any part of the setting up process please either call into the school office in person or telephone the school 0131 449 3359.



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Easter Bonnets


Yes, it is that time of year again! Some of the children are asking if they can make and wear Easter Bonnets to school as we have done over the last few years.  This year our Easter Service will be on Friday 31 March 2017 and if the children would like to they can make an Easter bonnet and wear it to school for this service. The children can make their bonnet in any way they want to – this year some of the children are talking about decorating their hair or a fascinator or head band decorated with eggs, chicks and flowers instead of a bonnet! It is always lovely seeing the children (and staff!) designs and it makes for a very colourful service!

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Red Nose Day

Red Nose DAy


 On Friday the 24th of March the P7s will be organising Red Nose Day activities. On Friday your child will be able to wear their own clothes to school if they bring in £1 [wear as much red as possible]. There will also be a bake sale so if they would like to bring some money the prices are from about 20p-50p. Any donations of home baking will be greatly received. The last activity we will have is a Splat the Teacher which will cost £1 for 3 throws!

Please take part in the activities and donate as much as possible for this amazing cause.

P7 Advertising Team

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Edinburgh Primary Schools Badminton Association Tournament


On Saturday 11 March 2017we took part in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Badminton Association Tournament.

The singles event was first. There were three games in each group, then the knockout rounds. Sam was the runner up in the B section and Theo was the winner of the A section.

Next was the doubles where we won all our games in the group. We went into the final which we also won! We have now qualified for the National Finals in Perth in May 2017.

Sam and Theo Johnston P7

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