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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.

Sparrows Class news

This term our topic has been Pirates. The Sparrows made pirate passports, using symbols to describe ourselves. We enjoyed dressing up as pirates, and playing with pirate puppets and toys. We made treasure maps, and chose which features to add to them. The Sparrows enjoyed investigating floating and sinking with a game, where we counted plastic fish into boats to see how many they could hold.

Tesco Bags of Help Project

Kaimes School has been shortlisted for funding for playground developments through Tesco’s Bags of Help Project.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Greenspace Scotland are working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

You can find out more about the project here

The public will now vote in store from 31st October to 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

You can vote for Kaimes School in the following stores from Monday 31st October.

Tesco Express – Edinburgh Gracemount – EH16 6RS

Tesco Express – Niddrie – EH16 4DT

Tesco Superstore – Dalkeith – EH22 3PP

Tesco Express – Bonnyrigg/Rosewell – EH19 3PA

ParentPay – Coming Soon

ParentPay – our new online payment service

We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips, home economics, snack etc. Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.

What are the benefits to parents and pupils?

  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
  • The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
  • Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
  • full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
  • Your children will not have to worry about losing money at school
  • Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text

What are the benefits to our school?

The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to our school.

You can help us reduce workloads for all staff, creating more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school.

Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure – helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises.

How to get started with ParentPay

We will shortly be sending you your account activation details, just follow the instructions in the letter we give you to get started with ParentPay.

If you want to find out more about ParentPay go to: