Have a Great October Week Leithers!

Benji Primary 1/2Benji has been working so hard in phonics this week and is always excited to learn new tricky words! Benji tries his very best everyday and is a wonderful role model in our class. We are so proud of you Benji! 
JessPrimary 1aJess has been working really hard in number this week and always tries her best to be a kind friend. Well done Jess!
Finlay Primary 1bFinlay has been very creative this week! He reused different shapes of cardboard to make a little person and could even tell me the names of some of the 3D shapes he used. Although his “eye” fell off a few times, Finlay persevered and managed to fix him again. Keep it up, Finlay!
LaylaPrimary 2Layla has been showing kindness and responsibility, tidying up and getting our classroom ready sensibly and independently without needing to be reminded. Well done Layla!
FatimaPrimary 3aFatima worked hard this week on her writing based on our class story. She used punctuation and connectives, well done Fatima!
KamilPrimary 3bKamil has been working hard all week to make sure his work is beautifully presented. Well done! 
KeiraPrimary 4aKeira always set a good example of a Leith Pupil. This week she wrote an report this week about what is needed to stay safe and be prepared in any type of weather. She used subtitles and facts to structure her work. Well done Keira 🙂 
IsabellePrimary 4bIsabelle has done a fantastic job being our class Eco Rep.  She took notes at the meeting and confidently fed back information to the class.  Well done Isabelle!
AmberPrimary 5aAnother fantastic member of P5a! This week Amber demonstrated skills in creating a papier mache planet and developed her ideas in her creative writing about a space landing.
Jude, Jack, Mia and MaddisonPrimary 5bFor being the FIRST people to volunteer to help with cleaning the art room.  Thanks for doing a great job!  Also thanks to all of the other people who helped, you were brilliant!
AndrewPrimary 6Andrew wrote a beautiful poem for his green pencil award entry. He always gives his full attention, is happy to try new skills and approaches each task with creativity and enthusiasm. Well done Andrew!
ZakPrimary 7aZak tries hard in all lessons.  He supports his classmates well and works well in a team!  Well done Zak.
LouisaP7bLouisa has demonstrated responsibility by her willingness to support others and the school with her problem solving attitude and good ideas. Well done Louisa!

Message to Parents

Dear Parent/Carer

As we approach the end of this first term, I would like to remind you that we break for the October week on Friday 15th at the usual time and will resume again on Tuesday 26th October.

Parent-Teacher Consultations will again be held virtually via Parents-Booking.co.uk on Thursday 4th November from 4pm and Friday 5th November from 1pm. Details of how to book your appointment will be sent out separately. 

Once again we thank you for your continued patience and understanding this term. Like many other schools and businesses, we have had numerous unavoidable absences across our staff team. We appreciate the impact and frustration disruptions like this can bring and want you to know that we will continue to do our very best for our pupils and their families during this time. Please bear with us if some tasks take a little longer!

You will appreciate that our wonderful parent council are unable to run the Halloween Disco again this year due to ongoing restrictions. We know how much some children enjoy dressing up so are happy if they choose to wear something Halloween themed on Friday 29th October. I would ask that parents use their judgment about what pupils bring to school and request that no overly gory or frightening masks or props are brought in. 

Thank you to everyone who responded to our text alerts about the Foodbank and about the P5-P7 ski trip. We will be in touch after the October break with further information about both.

On Friday, we will release the first edition of the pupil-led School Newsletter on Sway. Each edition will be sent out at the end of each term and will focus on two of the Wellbeing Indicators [Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included]. The first edition will focus on the themes of Health and Safety.

From next term, there will be a weekly Head Teacher update on the school website to keep parents and carers more regularly informed about events in school.

I would like to wish you all a restful October week next week and look forward to welcoming our young people back on Tuesday 26th October.

Best wishes

Fiona Craig
Head Teacher

Fantastic Work and Attitude This Week!

Ruth Primary 1/2Ruth has been a super star this week! She has worked so hard every day and has loved the challenge of new learning. She has also been a very helpful and considerate classmate. Thank you, Ruth! 
BhodiPrimary 1aBhodi has been working incredibly hard this week in all areas. He shows brilliant perseverance and takes great pride in his work. Well done Bhodi!
ElijahPrimary 1bElijah has been practising our school values this week by showing he is very resilient. He has been building some fantastic sculptures which have taken a lot of time and effort. He has even managed to fix them whenever they have fallen down! Well done Elijah!
MaxPrimary 2There were tears and some moments when he thought it couldn’t be done, but with support from his classmates and a lot of perseverance and determination, Max completed an ‘impossible’ STEM challenge.
HenryPrimary 3aHenry has been working hard on his phonics and reading this week and has been a super contributor to class discussions.
MuslimPrimary 3bMuslim shows perseverance and readiness at all times. He is a very helpful, kind boy in the class and always tries his best in all he does. Well done Muslim!
MeganPrimary 4aMegan has been asking excellent questions during reading, she is reflecting on her book and showing a good level of understanding. Great job Megan keep it up. 
Anya Primary 4bAnya, for her fantastic listening and contribution in class and group discussion.  She frequently shares careful and considered thinking, demonstrating her astute observations and knowledge of what she has been learning.  Amazing Anya!  
AntoniPrimary 5aAntoni is always ready to learn and enjoys a challenge. He has done some fantastic research work in our Space topic.
RoryPrimary 5bFor his imagination and use of superb technical language in his Nat Geo Kids space article.
LucyPrimary 6Lucy is a true Leither who always perseveres, tries her best and works really hard. She is also helpful in class and kind to others.
Ben Primary 7aBen has tried hard this week in Maths, engaging in all lessons well and wanting to challenge himself.  Well done Ben! 🙂

We are so proud of these fabulous Leithers!

TabithaPrimary 1/2Tabitha is an incredibly kind, hard-working and respectful member of our class and sets a wonderful example to all her peers.  Tabitha is a friend to all in P1/2 and she should be very proud of herself. 
StanleyPrimary 1aStanley has been working extra hard this week on using kind words and good manners with everyone in the school. Well done Stanley!
Korra Primary 1bKorra is a very responsible member of our class. She is a super listener and demonstrates how to sit beautifully during carpet time every day. Keep up the fantastic work, Korra!
ScarlettPrimary 2In her writing this week Scarlett applied what she had learnt, and didn’t give up when it was challenging. She should be proud of her perseverance.
RobertPrimary 3aRobert has been working hard this week in numeracy. I have been really impressed with his enthusiasm and perseverance. He is making great progress, keep it up Robert!
SophiePrimary 3bSophie had been very kind, considerate and helpful all week. Thank you!
AndrewPrimary 4aAndrew always works hard and participates in all lessons. He can work with any partner and is a positive, valued and responsible member of P4a. Well done Andrew 🙂 
AmosPrimary 4bAmos has challenged himself and put in a huge effort to pick up the pace with his work and contribute more of his great ideas during discussions.  Well done Amos!   Ms Harris
StanleyPrimary 5aStanley is a responsible and hardworking member of our class and a great role model. Thank you Stanley!
Rikki-Leigh and VivaanPrimary 5bBoth nominated for their effort in our planet design task.  
AylaPrimary 6Ayla is a Leither who always perseveres. She is a resilient learner who never gives up in the face of a challenge. Well done Ayla!! 
Lily Primary 7aLily is a fantastic role model for the class.  She shares her ideas readily and consistently tries her best.  Well done Lily!
NadiaPrimary 7aNadia has shown resilience and growth mindset towards our work in Maths.  She doesn’t easily give up!  Well done Nadia :).
Heidi Primary 7bFor her detailed and accurate summary of her novel in our literature circle. Heidi identified all the main parts of what she had read and could discuss them confidently. Well done Heidi! 
Daisy Primary 7bDaisy wrote an excellent diary entry showing the impact of the Jim Crow laws.  She included lots of details showing their unfairness and the emotional impact that would have had on people affected.  It really transported the reader.  Well done!