Thursday, 30 August 2012

Earth Calling

We are delighted that Gus, Tara and the team are running their highly successful Wildlife Club for a second year at Sciennes.

Here is the Autumn programme.

Ask your Class Teacher or Ms Gallagher if you would like an application form to join the club.

Further details on their website: Earth Calling.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

P6 Cycle Training

Angela Christie shows two of the cycle training volunteers where P6 will be doing their on-road training - starts tomorrow.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Primary 6 Cycle Training

We are about to embark on another year of cycle training for our P6 classes. If you would like to volunteer to help or would like further information please contact the Business Manager Children in all three classes should bring their bikes into school on Thursday 30th August for a bike check and playground skills session. It would be appreciated if you would ensure your child's bike is roadworthy and if not please try and get it repaired before Thursday. Please also make sure you provide your child with a properly fitting bike helmet since it will not be possible to participate in any cycling activities without one. We have a number of brand new helmets in school which can be purchased for £9.00. If you would like one, please send £9.00 cash or a cheque (made payable to Sciennes School Fund) in an envelope with your child's name and class clearly marked on the front. 

Thank you

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Out and About While the Sun Still Shines

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to assist with our first trips of the session. P4 and P5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Book Festival on Tuesday. P3 will visit on Thursday, P7 on Friday and P6 on Tuesday 28th August. Thank you to all families for using our online system 'WisePay' to give permission and make payment for trips. It radically reduces administration for the school and we are grateful for your support in using it.

P4B and P3C took advantage of a special invite to participate in a Fringe Festival event for the BBC this week.

P7A enjoyed making large scale willow and tissue paper sculptures at the City Art Centre on Tuesday while P7B and P7C took part in exciting animation workshops there, to tie in with a current sports exhibition "The Human Race" as a follow up to their fantastic Olympics topic in the summer term of P6. Ms French has posted some pictures on the P7 Blog - click on the 'Class Pages' button on the left to view. P7 pupils have also launched into their Rivers topic and will shortly visit the Water of Leith Education Centre for field studies and river dipping. Wellies or old trainers at the ready please!

Cycle Training for P6 gets underway soon and we are grateful to Chris Hill for his continued support and enthusiasm. He has worked with Angela Christie to secure funding for cycle training in city schools and has launched this website:
Cycling Schools

It's a busy, bright, bustling term and we are very pleased with the way the children are settling in, concentrating and applying themselves, in class and beyond.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Welcome Back

All the staff were delighted to welcome back pupils on Wednesday 15th August and we look forward to an exciting session ahead. It was great to see almost all our pupils wearing school uniform and returning equipped with well stocked pencil cases and P.E. kit. Teachers will issue a Class Newsletter with specific information for each class. Families should now have received an Information Pack, issued to pupils, which also includes information about Clubs. We are grateful for your support in returning any forms promptly. Please also log on to WisePay for details of forthcoming trips, including P3-P7 visits to the Book Festival.

Thank you.