KSSA Ceilidh

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Ceilidh to celebrate 20 years of the KSSA. As you can see we have some great dancers. Here’s to the next 20!

Boardmaker in Libraries

We are excited to announce the start of a new support for parents/ carers of children and young people with additional support needs; The Boardmaker in Libraries Project.

Boardmaker software can be used to make visual symbol supports. With Scottish Government funding, ASL Service and NHS partners have now made this available in the following six Edinburgh libraries for families to use at any time:

  • Central
  • Craigmillar
  • Drumbrae
  • Gilmerton
  • Leith
  • Wester Hailes

In addition, we are running monthly parent/ carer ‘drop in sessions’ in each library to provide guidance and support in using the software and creating appropriate resources. Times and dates are detailed on the flyers below.

Wester Hailes Library Schedule 2017

Leith Library Schedule 2017

Gilmerton Library Schedule 2017

Drumbrae Library Schedule 2017

Craigmillar Library Schedule 2017

Central Library Schedule 2017

Ospreys Class News

Osprey class have enjoyed the topic on pirates.We created a great wall display and they worked hard to make a pirate boat,treasure chest,hats,flags and telescopes..We made small cork boats which we put in a bowl to aid our understanding of floating and sinking.We looked at treasure maps and coordinates and the four points of a compass.The children loved the treasure hunt at the beach at Mussleburgh.We did some creative writing about desert islands and thought about what we would take with us if we were going to a desert island.Well done Pirates!

Eagles Class News

Our topic from January to April was ‘Tickets Please’. We were busy the whole time doing various activities. One of them that was suggested by the learners led us to transform our classroom into a movie screen. We employed our drama skills and did some role play. We also got our money and bought our tickets, snack and drinks and found our allocated seat. So we worked not only on our money skills but also on our coordinates and social skills.

Buying tickets for the movie.

Buying tickets for the movie.

Eagles have also worked hard for the exhibition we organised on the 30th of May; the “Eagles’ Gallery”! What a successful event!

We had lots of visitors coming to see all the exhibits. The feedback was very positive and it seems there is demand for our young artists to organise a second exhibition in the future!

Eilidh, Liam, Haumie, Jack and Ben did an excellent job. They have all worked hard on their individual exhibits but they have also managed to collaborate beautifully to create an amazing real size Eagle under the guidance of our very creative Ruth Hollins! I also need to mention that the young artists have shown excellent organisational skills and lovely manners, making and distributing a poster, setting a table for refreshments and biscuits, creating a visitors’ book, explaining their inspiration and art work to their guests as well as the PowerPoint which was playing on the big smartboard. There was also some classic music playing on the background! What an ambience!   Eagles you should be very proud of yourselves!!!

Welcoming our visitors!

PowerPoint showcasing all the stages of the exhibition preparation.

Looking at the exhibits!

Looking at the exhibits!

Writing comments on our Visitors’ Book!

Kestrels Class News

Last term, class Kestrels were learning all about The Titanic. In one of our activities we pretended we were first class passengers and created a dining experience during our drama sessions. We also created wonderful pictures to look like an old fashioned black and white photograph of that era. The children seemed to enjoy learning all about this famous ship and were able to retain and recall many facts relating to it.

Starlings Class News

Last term Class Starling were learning about Pirates.  The children took part in a variety of different lessons to learn about pirate life such as dressing a pirate, programming the beebots to find treasure, drama games, songs, power points, map work and floating and sinking activities.