Our Friday Virtual Recognition Book Assembly Winners! Well done everyone.

Taylor Quinn-FullerPrimary 1aTaylor is the always first person to offer help or to share with her friends. She always thinks of others before herself and would do anything to make someone else’s day a bit brighter. We are all so proud to have you as part of P1a, Taylor!
Ossian Noble Primary 1bFor always setting an excellent example to his class mates. Ossian comes to school ready to learn and tries his best to get along with everybody in the class. It has been a pleasure to teach Ossian and we wish him all the very best in his new school. 
Felix KeanPrimary 2aFelix has been a hard working and enthusiastic learner this week. He has persevered with all tasks set for him and also shown great patience and kindness to others, communicating effectively when playing in groups or with a partner to reach a common goal.  Excellent effort Felix. Well done. 
Sophie AlexaPrimary 2bSophie is always an extremely kind member of our class. She checks that others are feeling okay, offers to help everyone, and is a great friend to everyone in P2B. 
Coryn McNairPrimary 3aCoryn has demonstrated fantastic listening which was our class target for the week. During all lessons, she showed she was ready to learn and participated in whole class discussions enthusiastically. Well done, Coryn!
Sam NoblePrimary 3bSam always tries his best with his learning. He is focused, dedicated and perseveres with challenging tasks. He is a super role model for his peers! 
Dina ElnourPrimary 4aDina is respectful to all pupils and staff at Leith. She works hard at all tasks and makes sure to challenge herself to achieve the best she can. Well done Dina. 
Chloe MessaoudPrimary 4bChloe has been an excellent, hard-working learner and responsible member of our class. I have been impressed by her literacy and numeracy work and noticed how well she works with a partner. Great job Chloe!
Daniel DouglasPrimary 5Ellia contributes well in all of our indoor and outdoor team work activities.  This week she was particularly supportive of a classmate during a tricky maths game.
DavidPrimary 6aThis week another child in the class was very keen to learn origami so David agreed to teach them how to make an origami boat. He has been a very patient teacher and has also demonstrated kindness by giving the paper boats he made to children in the class as little gifts.
Autumn LambertPrimary 6bAutumn has shown kindness this week by helping her classmates with their green pencil award poems.  On top of this Autumn consistently works hard and is a positive role model for the class.  
MalikaPrimary 7aShe included lots of extra details and had great illustrations to show the story clearly! Well done! 
NicolePrimary 7bNicole has worked really well in Maths this week, showing perseverance, focus and a willingness to challenge herself.
LucySfLLucy always tries her very best in her group and is encouraging and kind to other group members. Well done Lucy!

Friday’s Virtual Recognition Book Assembly Winners!

Petra MacLaughlandPrimary 1aThis week Petra proved herself to be a kind and selfless friend, sacrificing her own play time and fun to help a friend who had hurt themselves. Petra always thinks about her friends before herself and should be very proud of her act of kindness this week.
Scarlett Anderson Primary 1bScarlett is an incredibly kind and considerate classmate who has enjoyed making new friends in the class. Scarlett always tries to include everyone in her games and sets an excellent example to her peers. Well done! 
Sunny Primary 2aSunny has been a excellent role model and responsible Primary 2 this week. He has supported others and taken on different classroom jobs enthusiastically. He also always follows the school rules. Well done 🙂 
Juliet SweeneyPrimary 2bJuliet always offers to help others when they are stuck, whether that is offering to tie a shoe lace or show someone how to spell a word! Well done for your wonderful kindness! 
Andrew ThomsonPrimary 3afor acting as a role model to the rest of the class. He shows enthusiasm and excellent listening in every activity and is quick to help others during groups tasks. 
DinoPrimary 3bDino has shown extra special kindness towards another pupil this week. He has been a supportive and understanding friend by trying to include others in his outside play. Keep being kind Dino!
MariannaPrimary 4aMarianna always tries her best. She is an excellent example to everyone as she is kind, respectful and responsible at all times. 
Vivienne TrawinskaPrimary 4bNot only does Vivienne always try her best at her independent tasks, this week she has demonstrated her ability to understand and follow more complex instructions. She is a responsible and valued member of P4b. Thank you Vivienne!
AhmedPrimary 6aAhmed has a positive, hard working attitude towards his learning and is always one of the first to volunteer to take on class jobs. He takes our heavy playground box up and down the stairs every day without complaint! A great role model. 
Daisy Hacking Primary 6bDaisy H is a pleasure to have in class.  She is a fantastic listener and is always ready to learn.  She helps other pupils when they need support and always has a smile on her face.
Calan LauderPrimary 7aCalan has a great style of writing and he has a flair for producing some great pieces which reflect his unique style.  He always works hard to produce work independently and is improving his editing. Well done Calan!
AmyPrimary 7bAmy has worked really well as part of our class team this week! She has supported her peers and shown initiative within group tasks.
Katy MorganPrimary 7bDuring our work on bullying, Katy showed a creative flair for drama, contributing important ideas. She praised others in their work and listened to their ideas too.

Change to UK Government Advice on COVID-19 Testing Results and Schools

Parents should be aware that it is no longer necessary to present a negative COVID-19 test to the school before a pupil returns without symptoms. Updated UK Government advice states that sharing this information with schools is not necessary.

NHS Lothian revised guidance states that minor non-COVID-19-related symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose and sore throat are no longer reasons to keep a child off from school. If a pupil is feeling genuinely unwell then they should stay off until they feel better. If symptoms include sickness or diarrhoea then they should return 48 hours after the last event of these symptoms. If a pupil displays any COVID-19 classic symptoms NEW/PERSISTENT COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE/FEVER, LOSS/CHANGE OF TASTE OR SMELL, then they should immediately self-isolate, along with all members of their household and arrange a test. If someone in a pupil’s family household has to self-isolate because they are exhibiting classic symptoms, then the whole family must also self-isolate.

If in the event a pupil at Leith Primary tests positive for COVID-19, there are robust measures in place to identify anyone else in school who may be at risk. The school would work in partnership with the NHS Health Protection Team to enact the track and trace procedure and ensure areas of contact with the virus were deep cleaned.

Currently, schools receive weekly guidance from senior managers about up-to-date COVID-19 related health and safety protocols to support the regularly updated policy and practice.


Whilst we cannot enjoy our usual hot chocolate in the lunch hall, our Recognition Book winners all received a little take-home hot chocolate kit. Enjoy!

Alexander RobertsonPrimary 3bAlexander is always a kind classmate. He helps others with their learning, plays nicely with his friends in the classroom and outside, and looks after others when they are feeling down. He sets a wonderful example to his peers!
Liam GunnPrimary 5Liam helped Miss Val carry heavy lunch box crates up the stairs, he then offered to go down to help with the final one.  It was very hard to nominate someone from p5 this week as there has been so much kind behaviour.
Lily WelshPrimary 6aLily shows kindness towards her classmates by helping them with their learning. She also shows kindness by including others in games and conversations in the playground and by always being friendly, polite and respectful.
Lukas MelicharPrimary 6bLukas looks out for his classmates in the playground and is supportive in class.  He often helps others tidy their work space encouraging others to be ready in a respectful and non-judgemental way.  Lukas is a great role model for other children with his patient and calm manner.  Well done!
Rikki-Leigh MuirPrimary 4bRikki-Leigh demonstrates kindness by sharing with her class mates and offering to help do little jobs when she sees a need. Thank you Rikki-Leigh!
Alexander AlcockPrimary 4aAlexander has been helping other and the class tidy up and log in to ipads. He has been spotted being kind to lots of people. Well done 
Leland TurnbullPrimary 3aLeland demonstrated kindness in the class this week by helping others with their class jobs and showing politeness towards pupils and staff. Well done, Leland! 
Kayleigh BennetPrimary 7aKayleigh offered to hold the door for the class on multiple occasions, helped Mrs Brack in the playground and offered her help in the classroom.  Through her actions she has demonstrated how kind a person she is. Well done Kayleigh!
Meenu RawatPrimary 7bMeenu has demonstrated quiet, consistent kindness and positivity this week as she always does.