Author Archives: Royal Mile Primary School

Good Morning! Thursday 2nd April 2020

I hope that you are all well and taking good care of yourselves! I have been at the Hub school and it has made me realise how much I am missing seeing you all in person. I know that all the other staff at Royal Mile are feeling the same way. So before we all take our Easter Holidays I hope you will take a few moments to post a comment on your class blog or send us a photo on the admin@royalmile.edin.sch.uk email.

Blogs will be full of holiday activities and ideas so why not try something new? There is a link here to some free resources and things to do. https://royalmileprimary.com/2020/03/30/second-level-home-learning-for-school-closure-week-2/

You can take free tours of lots of museums and art galleries all around the world, follow ‘how to’ videos on Youtube to learn a new skill or try a hobby, watch a live cam at a zoo (we have been enjoying pandas in China, elephants in San Diego and penguins in Edinburgh).

I am going to visit this exhibition at the British library https://artsandculture.google.com/project/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic.

“Because that’s what Herminone does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.”

I am hoping to learn a few spells and potions, I may even perfect the powder that lets you travel via the chimney!

Take care and stay safe!

Monday 30th March 2020

Good Evening!

I hope that you are all well and that you had the chance to relax at the weekend. Today I have been at the Hub for Keyworkers’ families. We are supporting families who are working in Healthcare and essential services but who do not have access to other childcare. I have to say a huge THANKYOU to the RMPS team who have volunteered to take part in this programme. They are all heroes too!!!!!

Our colleagues at Active Schools ( Eliot who organises the clubs and his team) have started their own A to Z fitness challenge. You can find it herehttps://www.joininedinburgh.org/sports/active-schools/activeathome/ or on Twitter @ActiveSchoolsED. I’m not sure it will be quite as rigorous as Joe Wick’s PE lessons but it might make a change.

NEW GRIDS and learning ideas are on the class Blogs as well for this week. Some children have been using the admin@royalmileprimary.edin.sch.uk address to share pictures of their work and others are using the COMMENTS at the end of the Blog post to keep in touch! It is really lovely to find out what you have been doing and we try to answer as quickly as we can.

Here’s an easy way to scan using your iphone (I don’t have one so I can only show you the info. I was given)

It is always great to see your photos and pictures of what you have been doing. We will assume you are ok for us to share them with your classmates as well unless you tell us otherwise.

It’s really important that you enjoy being with your families and loved ones. I know we are all missing you at school, and I am especially missing hearing all your (sometimes terrible) jokes so why not send me a joke in the comments. I am sure the funniest will be worth at least 2 housepoints……..but remember, nothing that will make me blush or turn my hair even whiter!!!!!!!

Take care and stay safe, Mrs jessop

Residents Information

A message shared from Dumbiedykes Residents

you can contact them on dumbiedykes.residents@gmail.com and follow them on www.facebook.com/dracommittee

Braidwood Centre has been closed by the Council. The Braidwood committee and DRA had been hoping to use the centre as a hub for dropping off and collecting vital supplies. But this is no longer possible.
We know people want to help each other at this terrible time. The priority is people’s health. Everyone must first and foremost look after their own and their family’s health.

If people are well enough and have the resources to do so they could look out for elderly neighbours at this time. If you can’t help everyone help just one person.
When the situation changes and the Council allows the Braidwood Centre to reopen we will look at what can be done collectively. Within current guidelines and putting public health first.

If anything changes, we’ll be back in touch. If there is any information you would like us to share on your behalf do let us know. 

With best wishes to you all, Lee

Good Morning! Thursday 26th March 2020

So here we are, nearly at the end of the week. I hope that you are all well and that you have been enjoying sharing some learning together.

Many of the teachers have been joining in with Joe Wicks morning workout. Miss Copeland and Oreo were looking very spry! Quite a few people needed a sit down and cup of tea afterwards I believe.

On a more serious note, some schools have opened to support families of keyworkers such as doctors, nurses and carers, as well as those who support them with supplies etc.

This flowchart should help you to think about whether you need this support.

More information about keyworkers is available on the City Of Edinburgh Website /https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/

Key workers can register for childcare/schooling priority places at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xLtj9bqlyINNt_mH7JBYvvNUNjc2M1U5R1lWQkVBR1NGQTFFRTBZTjBBOS4u

If you have already applied you should be informed shortly about arrangements.

Please remember that by staying indoors as much as possible and by social distancing when we have to go out, we are all looking after each other.

You may have seen information on social media about how we can show support and appreciation for our Healthcare Workers. They are doing so much to keep us all safe and well. So at 8pm tonight we are all being encouraged to open our windows and give these heroes a round of applause! Now, just to be clear we are not talking a marshmallow clap Royal Mile but a good old noisy clapping of hands. I’ll be listening!!!

AND I know the teachers are all feeling a bit lonely and would love to hear what you have been up to – so PLEASE LEAVE US A COMMENT. You can click the button at the bottom of every post. If you want to send us a picture then use the admin@royalmile.edin.sch.uk email.

We are missing you all and hope that everyone stays safe and well.

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing at this challenging time

Please take some time to look after yourself; take care of your physical health and your mental health and wellbeing at this time.

Lots of us are dealing with our own worries and anxieties as well as supporting our children, family and friends.

There are lots of ways to stay in touch with family and friends using technology even if we can’t be with them in person.

There are many sites and YouTube channels that have made their content free to offer support for people. These include sites for physical exercise, meditation and yoga.

Lots of services and organisations are offering online support. Here are some links to some sites that you might find helpful for yourself and your adult family members.

https://www.children1st.org.uk/help-for-families/parentline-scotland/guidance-advice/cat/support-for-families-about-coronavirus

https://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/managing-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

https://www.headspace.com/

We all need help sometimes and in these unprecedented circumstances it’s really important that we look after ourselves as well as everyone around us.