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Fourth Green Flag Awarded

Congratulations to our Eco School Committee who worked successfully to achieve our fourth Green Flag award. The application was put together by the committee of pupils and supported by Mrs Young, who has taken over this role from Mrs Hind. Here is some of the feedback the group received on their new action plan from the Eco-Schools Team Assessor:

You are making good use of the Noticeboard to share your Eco-Schools work with the whole school. It is good to see that completing the Environmental Review has helped you establishing your Action Plan. Your actions are very positive, and it is wonderful to see that the pupils are going to cover a really good range of issues on this journey. I look forward to hearing about what happens on this journey, what you learned and the impact of your actions on the school and wider community.

Congratulations also goes to Mrs Young who was successful in obtaining a £1000 Sustainable Food Growing grant which will be used to support rejuvenating our raised planters in the playground.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

A reminder again to any parents who missed the Virtual Parent-Teacher meetings last week that you can still arrange an appointment to speak to your child’s class teacher about their progress in learning. Please email the school admin email or call the school office to arrange a time. Ms Christensen and Mrs Fraser will reschedule appointments for parents in the next week.

Old Board Games

Small groups of children have been enjoying working in small groups on a range of social and friendship skills with our wonderful team of Pupil Support Assistants. They would like to build up a supply of age-appropriate board games such as Uno, Connect Four, Whatever Next and simple jigsaws of less than 100 pieces. If you have any complete board games or jigsaws like this at home that you would be willing to donate, we would be very happy to put them to good use. Please hand them in to the school office.

Family Support Plus Leith Primary Pantry

Our food pantry is open every Wednesday from 2.30pm-3.30pm at the right-hand side/nursery entrance. Danni Taylor, one of our Family Support Workers, will be on hand to support and to have a chat.

If you would like to meet with either Danni or Liz, our two Family Support Workers, about anything to do with your child including behaviour, learning, home routines, additional support needs, health, friendships, classroom or school issues or matters related to your home, your family situation, finances, including benefits and debt management, getting back to work, your mental health or anything that might impact on your or your child’s wellbeing, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Liz Johnstone (liz@citadelyouthcentre.or.uk) or Danni Taylor (danni@citadelyouthcentre.or.uk). Liz works with us on Tuesdays and Danni on Wednesdays. You can arrange an appointment with them via our school office or by emailing them directly.

Well Done to Another Group of Hard Working Leithers!

We had a few classes missing this week due to staff absence. Back to normal next week.

MatthewPrimary 1aMatthew has been trying very hard in phonics this week and has been showing kindness and responsibility by helping others during phonics time.
VivaanPrimary 5bFor his incredible black and white ‘Dig for Victory’ poster
JaydenPrimary 1bJayden has been working really hard this week and has shared lots of fantastic ideas during our carpet sessions. Great job, Jayden!
LouisPrimary 7bLouis is in the Recognition book for his supportive and encouraging attitude towards others. He always helps anyone having difficulties and is able to encourage others, making him an excellent classmate and supportive friend. Well done Louis!
KieranPrimary 3bKieran has been working so hard recently in class and made so much progress with his writing and spelling. We are all very proud of him! Keep it up Kieran!
NadiaPrimary 7aNadia has been working well supporting the P7 production of Bugsy Malone.  She has taken her role seriously.  Well done Nadia! 🙂
AngusPrimary 4bAngus regularly shows his athletic talents during our P.E lessons!  He is speedy and stealthy during our balls games, showing great reflexes when catching and throwing.  Well done Angus, you’re a real sportsman in the making!  Ms Harris
TamerPrimary 2This week Tamer has been showing excellent listening skills and getting himself ready to learn when he is asked. He has been taking part and sharing his learning in class discussions and supporting his classmates as well. He has been an excellent team mate this week, helping others tidy up and reminding others to be ready too.  Keep up the good work Tamer!
RahimPrimary 1/2Rahim has really enjoyed learning about the sun and moon during science this week. Thank you for always being so enthusiastic about your learning, Rahim!