Message from Ms Craig, Headteacher and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a second person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance. 

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self isolate.They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

An update via text and/or email (delete as appropriate) email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. 

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs usefulhttps://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

Fiona Craig

Message from Ms Craig and NHS Lothian

We are aware of person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance. 

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self isolate.They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

An update via text and/or email will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. 

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs usefulhttps://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

Fiona Craig

Headteacher

Well Done to All of Our Recognition Book Nominations Today!

Well done to everyone for their hard work during this first term back. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 27th at the usual staggered times. Stay safe!

Sasha ReidHolly JeffreyPrimary 1aHolly is such a kind and helpful person to everyone she meets. This week Holly helped someone that she didn’t know, just because she knew it was the right thing to do. We’re very proud to have you in P1a, Holly!No
Kimberley WatsonJakariyaPrimary 7bJakariya supported Mrs Kelly with ICT issues this week and saved our maths lesson!  Thank you JakariyaYes, vegetarian/halal
Emma SunterDashPrimary 3bDash always tries his best with his learning. He is focused, dedicated and shows super creativity – particularly with story writing! Dash is a brilliant example to all his peers. No
Lesley BruceLuciaPrimary 2aLucia is a kind, respectful and responsible member of Primary 2.  She is always there to lend a hand and helpful towards others.  She is supportive, hardworking and always completes tasks to a high standard.  She has had a very successful first term.  Well done. No
Hayley StewartAlfie AndersonPrimary 2bAlfie always follows the school rules of Ready, Respectful, Safe. He is a kind member of the classroom and treats everyone with respect. No
Alane FraserJonathan WatkinsPrimary 4bOur class has nominated Jonathan Watkins this week for his kindness and friendliness towards everyone. Thank you for being such a good role model Jonathan,No
Anne Katrine ChristensenBikariPrimary 4aBikari is kind to all his classmates, he is a good friend and lets people join in and treats them with respect.  No
John MackenzieAlex WeirPrimary 5Alex has made excellent progress in maths recently and is becoming confident when using ‘chunking’ for division.  I have nominated himfor the support that he gave to one of his friends who hasn’t quite got the hang of the strategy yet.  He was not asked to help, he just did it as he realised they were getting frustrated and knew it was the right thing to do.No
Fiona HarrisKeira MackerronPrimary 3aFor her cheery and positive attitude and for her brilliant listening skills, in all activities.  Well done Keira, you’re a fantastic example to others! No
Jennifer WilsonBelle McGregorPrimary 1bBelle goes out of her way to be kind and is an excellent role model in our class. Belle always tries her best  to be respectful and polite to her classmates and to other adults. She was spotted playing so nicely with others in the playground this week. Thank you! No
Anna HindLindaPrimary 6aLinda is such a fabulous all-rounder – she works hard, she perseveres, she is cheerful and positive, she is kind and considerate and is always ready to help others. What a star! Yes, vegetarian/halal
Ailie Scott-DickinsNathanPrimary 6bNathan has been working hard on his adventure story coming up with interesting and creative ideas. I can’t wait to read the finished story. Well done Nathan. No
Kirsten McDonaldDawn Taylor-DalePrimary 7aFor her biography of Malcolm X. It was full of interesting details – well done! No

Well Done to Everyone Recognised at Assembly Today!

Waris MahmoodPrimary 1aWaris has been a very kind friend both in the classroom and in the playground. He has been very helpful to friends who have hurt themselves outside and letting friends join in with his games. Well done Waris, we’re very proud of you! 
Martha Sheen Primary 1bMartha takes the time to play and learn with all of her classmates. She will often invite people to join in with her games and goes out of her way to cheer people up if they are feeling sad. Thank you for spreading your kindness in P1B!  
Troy DarlingPrimary 2bTroy worked really hard on Thursday to be a respectful and safe member of the class. He controlled his anger and had a lovely day playing with his friends and doing great writing! Well done! 
AlexaPrimary 3aAlexa showed excellent listening whilst doing her job as our class Milk Monitor.  Well done Alexa!!
NinaPrimary 3bNina has made excellent progress in her writing. She has shown perseverance over the last couple of weeks, and wrote a super set of instructions completely independently this week. We are so proud of her. Well done Nina!
Stanley GradyPrimary 4aStanley is focused, hardworking and kind. He always tries his best and completes all his work to a high standard. Stanley has good team work skills and can support others in the class. Well done 🙂 
Madddison ColemanPrimary 4bMaddison is an excellent role model for in P4b. She is works well at all her tasks and is particularly keen to develop her writing skills.
Lucy HillPrimary 5Lucy shows perseverance in every learning opportunity she is given.  She has worked hard with Mr Mackenzie, Mr Dominguez, Ms Ciechanowicz and Mrs Turley this week.  To top this all off, she made an incredible cardboard robot (which Mr Mackenzie sadly didn’t photograph)!
Summer McBeanPrimary 6aThis week Summer wrote a fantastic mini saga and met all her steps to success. She then typed this up as her first ‘assignment’ on Teams. Mrs Hind is proud of you Summer!
KeirenPrimary 6bKeiren works well with others and often supports his peers with their work and helping to get our classroom ready.  He is consistently a fantastic role model! Well done Keiren!
Breanna FlemingPrimary 6bBreanna always works hard and tries her best in her group with Mrs Ciechanowicz. She thought of an excellent sentence using her spelling words this week. She is also kind and supportive to her classmates. 
Samuel & EvaPrimary 7aSamuel and Eva worked very well for Ms Aslam in class this week.
MagnusPrimary 7bMagnus worked really well with his learning partner this week, providing encouragement and support whilst they researched and produced an informative poster. Well done!

A great big well done to all our Recognition Book winners for this week!

Jakub KautskyPrimary 1aJakub has been working really hard in maths this week, particularly when practising bigger numbers! He is also a friend to everyone and we’re very proud to have him as part of P1a.
Leo StojicevicPrimary 1bLeo has taken part enthusiastically in our number sessions this week and has enjoyed challenging himself with new learning. He is developing speed and accuracy when recalling number sequences within 20 and beyond! Keep up the great work! 
EllisPrimary 2aExcellent focus and concentration in maths this week.  He has a really great understanding of concepts and worked hard to calculate different sums.  Well done. 
Harry MacDonaldPrimary 2bHarry took the initiative to cheer up one of his classmates this week when they were upset. He demonstrated outstanding kindness! 
Daniel BlairPrimary 3aDaniel has pulled out all the stops and shown great focus, putting a huge effort into his activities this week!  Well done Daniel, I’m really proud of you!  Ms Harris
PatrykPrimary 3bPatryk is trying to be a kind, respectful and understanding classmate. He has overcome some challenging situations this week while remaining calm. Keep persevering Patryk! 
Antoni Primary 4aAntoni is always very enthusiastic about numeracy lessons, he completes all his work and challenges himself to learn as much as possible. This week we have been working on subtraction and different methods to set it out. He has done very well. Keep it up 🙂 
Arthur O’Donnell ClairPrimary 4bArthur for showing perseverance in Numeracy work, developing his counting on in 10s and 100s and applying these skills to addition and subtraction problems. Great job, Arthur!
Daniel DouglasPrimary 5Daniel for his outstanding work in all curricular areas.  I have specifically nominated him for his work in reading and writing this week.
BettyPrimary 6aBetty is a super mathematican. She is focused, she perseveres, she works hard and is always eager to be challenged. What is also lovely about Betty is that she is always ready to support her classmates with their numeracy too. What a star!
Sarah Primary 6bSarah consistently demonstrates the school values: kindness, perseverance and responsibility. She has been supportive of other children with their learning, particularly in Maths. This week she has been helping explain factors and multiples to children who needed some more help. 
ArijPrimary 7aWorked really hard in maths this week. Arij persevered with learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10 and the nearest 100. She was able to explain her answers and worked hard at demonstrating this understanding in her independent tasks! Well done! 
Logan RodgerPrimary 7aLogan worked really hard in maths group this week both rounding and ordering large numbers. Well done Logan, keep it up! Mrs Ciechanowicz
JoannePrimary 7bJojo has worked really well in maths this week on the grid method, supported others in their learning and completed lots of peer assessment!