Our Kindness Tree

Well Done to Our First Pupils Recognised for Their Kindness This Week

Poppy MackiePrimary 1aPoppy shows kindness to everyone within the class, and this week has been trying to include other children in her games, making sure no one feels left out.
Alex Beech Primary 1bAlex tries to spread a little bit of kindness in our school everyday. He always smiles and says hello to people he meets around the school. It may seem like a small act of kindness but this can make a huge difference to somebody’s day. Thank you, Alex!  
Henry Primary 2aA situation arose in class with Henry and another pupil in which Henry made a really caring, considerate and kind gesture.  When handing out free books to take home, Henry had chosen a book which he was really interested in. Another boy was really upset as he wanted that book.  Henry saw the boy and said ‘He can have my book and I shall choose another, I just want to see him happy.’  He then handed the boy his book and happily chose another. It was a very lovely gesture and super nice to see.  Well done Henry. 
Annabelle KennedyPrimary 2bAnnabelle can always suggest ways to help children in the class share and solve disagreements peacefully. She recognises kindness in others and nominates them for awards. She helps her friends when they are upset. She always knows how to put a smile on Ms Stewart’s face with her kind words and actions! 
Megan AndrewPrimary 3aMegan shows kindness towards her classmates and to staff everyday.  She always has a smile on her face and kind words to say.  Well done Megan, you’re a Bucket-filler and a great example to everyone!
AdritaPrimary 3bAdrita often shows kindness towards her classmates. This week she has helped another pupil with his reading and writing and she told a classmate she would be his friend when he was feeling sad. Adrita absolutely deserves this kindness award!
IslaPrimary 4aIsla was nominated by her classmates for caring for others when they are hurt and for standing up for others and being a good friend. 
Rikki-LeighPrimary 4bRikki-Leigh is always kind to others in her group and is also kind and helpful to her teacher.
Maddison CampbellPrimary 4bMaddison regularly volunteers to help Mr Cochrane tidy up after lunch so our classroom is ready for our afternoon activities. Thank you Maddison for being so helpful, thoughtful and KIND!
Kayla GattiPrimary 5Kayla was extremely kind to Emilia when she was upset.  It was Kayla’s first day back, so happy to see her back and being her usual kind self.
Jessica AlcockPrimary 6aThis week Jessica has helped support others in her group with their learning. She demonstrated lots of patience and understanding.
CharlottePrimary 6bCharlotte has been very kind and supportive of another member in our class who has had a hard week.  She also shows kindness on a daily basis to her peers in the class.  Well done Charlotte.
Forbes SmithPrimary 7aMaking sure that everyone in the class was happy in the playground. Asking children on their own if they were ok and wanted to join in with his game.  It showed real maturity and thoughtfulness.  Well done – what a great example to set Forbes – you should be very proud of yourself! 
PiersonPrimary 7bPierson has been looking after a friend who has been feeling a bit sad this week

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