|Max Zak||Primary 1a||Max has been showing great focus and hard work in writing this week. He kept going even when it was tricky and should be really proud of himself. Well done Max!|
|Martha Sheen||Primary 1b||Martha tries her very best everyday and goes out of her way to show kindness and respect to everyone. Thank you Martha for being such a positive role model for our school this year!|
|Sunny Sreerama||Primary 2a||Sunny has been a wonderful role model in P2A this week. He has shown kindness and has been a caring friend to everyone. Well done Sunny!|
|Harry MacDonald||Primary 2b||Harry has been working hard this week trying to keep our playground tidy! He has been picking up litter, making posters to help keep the playground tidy and made a video to raise awareness! Well done!|
|Alexander||Primary 3b||Alexander has worked exceptionally hard on his learning this week. He has been extremely focused and determined – particularly when writing detailed setting descriptions.|
|Dina||Primary 4a||Dina has showed all the school values all year. She is kind, persevering and respectful to both staff and pupils. She always tries her best and works hard. Well done Dina !|
|Grace||Primary 4b||Grace is kind respectfully contributes to our class activities and discussions and was a great co-operative partner when building a motte and bailey castle.|
|Mya Appleby||Primary 5||Mya always puts 100% in to her work. She has been making particularly good progress in literacy recently.|
|Yifan Higgins||Primary 6a||This week Yifan wrote a fantastic script for a imaginary chat show starring the characters from our class novel.|
|Isla Finlay||Primary 6b||Isla has been a joy to teach from start to finish this year. She tries hard, listens and communicates well, achieves her goals and shows kindness to her peers. Well done Isla.|
|Rida Mustafa||Primary 7a||Rida is in the recognition book for always giving 100% effort to each task. She is always polite and well behaved and sets an excellent example to others. Well done Rida!|
|Haris Iqbal||Primary 7b||Haris was so helpful in class- tidying up the resources and ensuring that everything was clean and tidy. Well done and thank you!|
Friday, 18th June, 2021
As we move towards the end of another extraordinary year, I would like to thank you all again for your continued support of the school and the changes we have had to make in the light of so many COVID restrictions. I know that this has been a particularly challenging school year for many but I have been astonished at how resilient and positive the vast majority of our young people have been despite this. That is in no small part a reflection of how well you have supported your children with home learning and keeping them in good spirits during such an uncertain time.
We will continue with our recovery plans in August. Those children who do require additional support to manage the impact of lost learning or the trauma of lockdown will have access to ongoing and additional interventions next session.
Infection Control Measures
Class bubbles and staggered starts and finish times will continue after the holidays along with the other infection control measures in place just now. We will of course let you know if there is any change to those plans. Please make sure that we have your most up-to-date phone number and email address in case we need to get in touch before term starts.
Lunches next session we will return to hot packed meals from our own newly refurbished kitchen. Please make sure you select your child’s meal choices on ParentPay, even if your child is in receipt of Free School Meals. Only lunches that have been selected will be made by the kitchen. If you have not selected your child’s meals, you must send them in with a packed lunch. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
We will return to a much stricter expectation of school uniform/colours being worn by all pupils every day next session. Pupils should come to school dressed in an official Leith Primary School sweatshirt or hoodie or navy-blue cardigan or jumper, white or navy polo shirt, blue checked gingham dress dark or bottoms and sturdy school shoes on Monday to Friday. Next session, all pupils will be able to purchase a navy blue school hoodie, not just the P7s. However, only our P7s next year will be able to wear the special royal blue P7 school hoodie.
Sweatshirts and hoodies can be bought from https://leithps.imagescotland.com/shop
We ask that all parents/carers earning under £16k apply for Free School Meals, even if their child will not order and eat the lunches, as they will be awarded a clothing grant of up to £200 per year each to help with buying school clothing. We are happy to help you apply for this, just ask the office team.
*We remind parents/carers that all clothing with logos or slogans is not permitted, nor is make-up, fake nails, dangly jewellery, cropped tops or party/beach wear. We continue to be grateful for your support on this matter.
End of Year Reports
Summary end of session reports will be given out to pupils next week.
Friday Finish Times
Pupils will finish at their usual Friday finish times next week. The Primary 7s will be piped out of the playground at around 11.50am onto Leith Links where they can be met by their parents. Children from the other classes will line the playground in a socially distanced way to clap and cheer their P7 friends out. The other children will be dismissed as usual at their normal place and time.
NB: P7 Parents are requested to observe social distancing rules whilst in the Links.
There will be a special P7 leaver’s assembly on Thursday from 2.15pm screened live on MS Teams. Please click here to JOIN the assembly from your phone, tablet or computer. All welcome.
Teachers for Next Session
|P1A||Mrs SASHA YOUNG (nee Reid)|
|P1B||Ms LAUREN KIRKWOOD/ |
Mrs SHONA BIRRELL (Weds)
|P1/2||Ms JENNIFER WILSON|
|P2||Mr MATTHEW DAVIES (Mrs JO KINNELL from Nov)|
|P3A||Mrs ANNA HIND|
|P3B||Mrs KIM WATSON/ Mrs SHONA BIRRELL (Thurs/Fri)|
|P4A||Ms ANNE KATRINE CHRISTENSEN|
|P4B||Ms FIONA HARRIS|
|P5A||Mrs ALANE FRASER|
|P5B||Mr JOHN MACKENZIE|
|P6||Mrs DAWN MOLONEY|
|P7A||Ms AILIE SCOTT DICKINS|
|P7B||Ms KIRSTEN MACDONALD/ |
Mrs GILLIAN CLARKSON (Weds)
|Support For Learning(Tues-Fri)||Mrs ELLA CIECHANOWICZ|
|Support For Learning(Tues/Thursday)||Mrs GILLIAN CLARKSON|
|Reduced Class Contact Cover (Mon/Tues)||Mrs LOUISE SLATTERY|
|Reduced Class Contact Cover (Mon/Tues)||Ms JACQUELINE MCDONALD|
I am delighted that Mr Hugh Stuart will continue with us for the next two years as our Depute Headteacher.
We welcome Mr David Bonas who will take up his post as our new Business Manager from August.
We are also delighted that Ms Clodagh Weir and Ms Patricia De La Cruz will continue on with us as Early Years Practitioners in P1 and P2, next session.
Danni Taylor will return from maternity leave in August to pick up her post as our Citadel Family Support Worker. Liz Johnston, who has been covering Danni’s maternity leave this session, will support the parents of pupils at Leith Academy and will continue supporting young people and parents at The Citadel. I would like to thank Liz for all the support she has given the school this year and wish her well with her new Citadel post.
I wish you all a lovely weekend.
|Stefka||Primary 1a||Stefka has been working really hard in phonics this week and has been trying to be a kind friend. Well done Stefka!|
|Omer||Primary 1b||Omer has been incredibly kind and helpful in the classroom this week. He has also shown lots of enthusiasm during phonics and has been ready to learn everyday! Well done, Omer.|
|Henry||Primary 2a||Henry worked so hard this week. He was motivated and took every opportunity to challenge himself with his literacy and numeracy which was wonderful to see. Well done on a super week! You should be very proud of yourself.|
|Isabelle||Primary 3b||Isabelle has really persevered with her learning this week. She has been solving tricky word problems in numeracy and has been reading with confidence. Super job Isabelle!|
|Jack||Primary 3b||Jack has been interacting with his peers this week. He has been making paper planes and he enjoyed taking part in our classroom obstacle course. He was a really good guide for his blindfolded partner!|
|Zaynb||P3a||For her wonderful poster|
|Titan||Primary 4b||Titan has been persevering to develop his multiplication and division skills and doing his best to apply these skills independently. Well done Titan!|
|Iman||Primary 5||For her well presented wolf factfile|
|Murray||Primary 6a||For showing enthusiasm in his learning this week in particular in mental maths and our class film!|
|Joe||Primary 6b||Joe always brings fun and light-heartedness to the classroom.|
|Lucy||Primary 7b||Excellent creative writing this week, well done!|
Check out the short film our current Primary 1 pupils made to introduce the school to our new P1 friends who will start this August.
New P1 parents, join us for a Q&A session tomorrow, 8th June at 4pm.
Click on this MS Teams link to join HERE:
|Tabitha||Primary 1a||Tabitha has had a brilliant week. She has been working very hard to read some tricky sentences this week and is always a kind and helpful member of the class. We’re lucky to have you Tabitha!|
|Mavi||Primary 1a||Well done Mavi for being so kind with your friends! We are very proud of you.|
|Jayden||Primary 1b||Jayden loves challenging himself with his writing and this week he has really shone! He has produced lots of different types of writing and has been eager to write independently. Well done done Jayden!|
|Jack H||Primary 2b||Jack always works hard at school with his learning. He is a kind, respectful member of the classroom and a super role model to others.|
|Amos||Primary 3b||Amos has been wonderfully creative during our topic and STEM lessons. Over the past few weeks, he has designed an innovative paper bag, a sturdy life raft, a hologram telephone and he persevered with building a marble run maze.|
|Isla||Primary 4a||Isla has shown great focus when working and she has been answering questions about her reading.|
|Ameenah||Primary 4a||Ameenah showed good teamworking skills and creativity when doing drama and making Freeze Frames related to castles. Excellent work! Keep it up!|
|Rory||Primary 4b||Rory has been working hard on his independent tasks demonstrating perseverance and challenging his mindset. Keep up the good work Rory!|
|Zara C||Primary 5||The incredible vocab in her WW2 poem|
|Alex W||Primary 5||Alex for his incredible home learning work. Let me know if you want to see it!|
Zara Cowie was last week’s entrant for her WW2 poem, she used some excellent vocab accurately.
|Nadia||Primary 6a||This week Nadia has worked hard and persevered with her numeracy work on fractions. She is making great progress, well done Nadia!|
|Blake||Primary 6a||Blake has worked really hard on fraction work with Miss Gibson and has really excelled! He has also been a very useful rugby helper and demonstater!|
|Sarah||Primary 6b||An amazing piece of writing by Sarah this week describing a Wild West setting. Well done Sarah.|
|Aden||Primary 6b||Great work in Maths this week converting improper fractions into mixed numbers. Well done Aden! 🙂|
|Evie||Primary 7a||For her quick, detailed and accurate responses in maths. Evie has fantastic mental maths skills and is always able to explain how she got her answers. She always works well during teaching time and is supportive and helpful to others in her group. Well done Evie!|
|Rosie||Primary 7b||Rosie worked very hard in maths this week, making good progress in shape and number. Well done- it was great to see you put in so much effort.|
|Layla||Primary 1a||Layla has made fantastic progress in maths and writing this week. She has been working very hard and has enjoyed sharing her success with the class! Well done Layla!|
|Taylor||Primary 1a||Taylor has shown hard work and perseverance in her learning this week. Taylor loves to challenge herself and has made brilliant progress this week. Well done Taylor!|
|Altay||Primary 1b||Altay has worked so hard on following instructions this week and has been learning how to say lots of new words in English. It has been lovely to see him ready and excited to learn. Well done, Altay!|
|Abude||Primary 2a||Abude has worked really hard all week in class for Mrs Walsh has shown great listening skills. Great work!|
|Muslim||Primary 2b||Muslim has worked very hard this week. It has been wonderful seeing him growing in confidence in P2B! Well done!|
|Temperance||Primary 2b||Tempy has been working really hard with her learning this week and was very kind to Ms Stewart showing her how to draw! Well done!|
|Gary||Primary 3a||Gary has improved his attendance and has worked really hard in class. Great improvement Gary!|
|Kade||Primary 3a||Kade has been working so hard all week, following his timetable and producing some excellent maths work – brilliant job!|
|Fawziyah||Primary 3b||Fawziyah has worked really hard on her reading this week. She has persevered with tricky comprehension questions and she has tried her best when reading out loud in a group. What a star you are Fawziyah!|
|Patryk||Primary 3b||Patryk has overcome different challenges this week and we are very proud of him for trying his best. In particular, he persevered with his reading and finished all his questions in one day. Well done for concentrating so well Patryk!|
|Oran||Primary 4a||Oran has been working very hard. He has doing very well finding the area of shapes this week. He also always follows the school rules. Keep it up 🙂|
|Amna||Primary 4b||Amna has made terrific progress with her writing. She use description well and it is always a pleasure to read her texts. Well done Amna!|
|Zak||Primary 6a||This week Zak has been working hard and persevering with his work in numeracy with our work on fractions. Great focus, well done Zak!|
|Kade||Primary 6b||Kade has been working well in writing and has brought lots of ideas to discuss about our class novel holes. Well done Kade.|
|Ruby||Primary 6b||Ruby always tries her best and has worked so hard since she arrived after lockdown. Well done Ruby!|
|Samuel Cox||Primary 7a||For his excellent role as question master in our literature circle. He asked really some probing questions which made the group think! Well done Samuel!|
|Olik Salaga||Primary 7b||Showing consistent patience and support to a friend. Well done!|
|Belle McGregor||Primary 1b||Belle has shone this week and has worked so hard during our phonics sessions. Even when faced with something tricky, Belle perseveres until she has mastered it. Keep smiling and trying your best, Belle!|
|Zara Ali||Primary 2a||Zara is being very kind and sympathetic with her peers and adults. She is always willing to help and follow the rules without complaining. She has also put a lot of effort in the tasks and has progressed in her learning. She very much deserve to be recognised.|
|Snithik||Primary 2a||He has improved so much on his literacy and numeracy skills. He has also been very kind and helpful with his peers and the adults. He deserves to be recognised.|
|Elle Gilbertson||Primary 2b||Elle has been working so hard with her learning this week. She has focussed on her tasks, been enthusiastic and persevered with challenging work. Well done!|
|Keira||Primary 3a||Keira has consistently done her best all week. She has been a good listener and kind to others. She has been especially good at helping Mr Ordish and the class tidy up this week!|
|Nico||Primary 3b||Nico has tried his best with his learning this week. He has persevered with his numeracy and handwriting. Keep up the super work Nico!|
|Tas||Primary 4a||Tas has consistently shows all the school values. He is very respectful to all members of staff and always works to complete all his work. This week he has been making good progress with times tables.|
|Teejay||Primary 4a||Teejay has worked really hard this week. He has done all his maths and literacy. He has found ways that work for him to get his work done and learned new skills while figuring that out. Amazing ! Keep it up 🙂|
|Remaz Elsheikh||Primary 4b||Remaz is a super role model in our class demonstrating the school rules and values. Thank you Remaz foe helping make our class a great place to be.|
|Mansur||Primary 4b||Mansur is always polite and shows good understanding of instructions. He has impressed this week by contributing in class discussions.|
|Alistair Sweeney||Primary 5||Alistair finished his evacuee letter before anyone else. It is a brilliant letter! I also think this might be the first time Alistair has ever finished something first!!|
|Ahmed Ahmad||Primary 6b||This week Ahmed has been full of enthusiasm for his learning. He is always eager to join in and share ideas. He has also shown kindness towards another child and is always ready to help adults in the class with jobs.|
|Rahul||Primary 6b||Rahul has settled in well to Leith Primary and is a great team player. He is getting involved and sharing his artwork, enthusiasm and ideas with the class which is great to see.|
|Eboni Allister||Primary 7a||For her excellent 50 word fiction using a visual stimulus. Eboni created a really interesting story with a ending which made the whole class want to know more!|
|Harry Fraser||Primary 7b||Harry has worked very well in Health & Wellbeing this week, well done!|