Category Archives: News

Visit to Blackford Hill

As part of our focus on Health & Wellbeing, G2 have been exploring different ways to support our mental and physical health. We took advantage of the autumn sun and set ourselves the challenge of climbing Blackford Hill. We had a great view from the top and we all felt good getting some exercise and fresh air.


Class Kestrels had an amazing time at the Calvert Trust! Look at all the amazing activities we experienced. Thank you to the KSSA for helping to fund the camp.

Michael’s art gallery

Michael has been making some brilliant models. All models will be available to buy at the Christmas Fair on 14th December. Be quick, only one of each model available!

New Play Equipment

Primary Pupil Council have the first play with our new equipment!

Eagles’ Story-sack!

Eagles have been very engaged in our topic: “We love stories”.

Each of us had a chance to share one idea regarding an activity they would really enjoy having and finally we came up with the story-sack idea!

Eagles’ first mission was at Cramond Beach! We had to find nice, flat stones. Are you wondering what we did with them? Well we have a great plan. We made story stones based on our very own story we wrote!! We have then written and illustrated a book, made puppets, games, story stones, flash cards and an Audio CD with our own cover!!! We also all had a chance to play a memory game Eagles had created and, let me tell you, it was lots of fun! Well done everybody!!

These days we are presenting and sharing our work with other classes. We have shared our learning and story sack creation with our Head Teacher, Mr Scott. Ofer, Kinga and Eilidh were very proud of their work and were telling Mr Scott all about our sack’s context. Then Callum, Kinga and Eilidh shared it with Miss Watters and in groups we have been visiting Kaimes Primary and Secondary Classes to present our work. Sharing our work and giving a chance to other peers to use it, it is part of our Me and My World section of JASS Awards, making a contribution to the community.

Eagles class have also been out to the community visiting Calderglen Nursery! The purpose of our visit was to share our ‘Lucy and her friends save the day’ story-sack in order to promote literacy and offer some entertainment to other children.

All Eagles were fantastic in their manners, very friendly and chatty with the younger pupils and very proud to share our story sack!

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!