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Summer Holiday Time!

Dear Primary 2,

Firstly, there are no words to express how proud I am of you all. We have come to the end of another school year though this has been a school year like no other.


I am so excited to see you again in August too as you move on and into Primary 3… Wow! Look at how time flies! I bet you will be taller!

Remember, if you don’t watch the video below, there is something important you need to do – have as much fun as you can!

Active Learn and Education City will not have any updated homework from me, but you should still be able to log in to both platforms over the summer if you want to. However, do go and play and have fun!

I also need to say:thank

I have loved teaching you!

Thank you for all your thoughts and messages over the year and especially for the messages and emails and tweets from you all since the school shut down.

When Mrs Macaulay and I were in tidying up Primary 2’s classroom, we were able to record a quick message. We will both miss you very much over the summer!

Below I’ve included a very small number of photos from across the year of a handful of the things we did together. I hope you see things and remember what we did and doing them! I’d love to see what you remember in the comments and I thank you again for all the wonderful memories!

*Virtual Hugs*
Mrs Aylward

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Support for Families

Advice about Finances and Benefits

CHAI -Community Help and Advice Inititiative can answer questions about housing, benefits and other issues. Their website is and their telephone numbers are 0131 1009/2100 or 0131 453 6410.

City Of Edinburgh Council Webpage

By clicking on the yellow coronavirus banner you can access information about many different services.

Support for You Section on the City Of Edinburgh Council’s Webpage has supports for staying active and mental health as well

NSPCC Support for Young People

You may have seen our Virtual Assembly on Facebook for P4-7, featuring special appearances from Ant & Dec and David Walliams– it can be viewed on Facebook here This complements our face to face assembly and could be great starting point for some learning and support for children.

The Contacting Childline video embedded in the film can be viewed separately here 

This week we have launched ‘The Buddy Zone’ linked specifically to the Childline Under 12’s page, some details below;

On all of the class blogs and Head Teachers Blog, as well as the Twitter feeds (@royalmileps) you will find links to activities and virtual outings, to zoos, the botanical gardens etc. that you can use throughout the summer. (If you enjoyed the zoo why not go again?)

Active Schools Virtual Clubs and Activities and @ActiveschoolsED you can find virtual summer sports clubs and fun challenges you can do at home.

Some Last Shout Outs

To Bertie Mrs Brunner was super impressed by your Moving On work and she wondered if I could share it here.

Moving On Shout Out

Well done! I really like how your Mum and Dad are your Learning Heroes!

For anyone who has not sent yours in, please do send in to the admin email! Mrs Brunner is so excited to receive these and I love seeing them too!

A second shout out goes to Theo!


Thank you so much for your thoughtful card and gift. I was very touched by your message!

Colin, thank you for your message too!

Farewell message

Fondest Regards,
Mrs Aylward

Happy Holidays!

Dear Parents and Carers, young people and families,

I cannot believe the end of session has arrived. It has certainly been a strange last term for everyone and we have all had to find new ways to work together and stay connected.

We are still waiting for the final decision about August but please be assured that we have plans, contingency plans and contingency contingency plans all worked out so that we can send you information as soon as we are advised by City of Edinburgh to do so. It is important to follow the guidance as we take the route map out of lockdown and listen to reports in the news and particularly check the CEC website.

A big thank you to all the staff at Royal Mile, school and Nursery, for their commitment and dedication to keeping everyone busy with great learning activities and some opportunities for fun!

Thank you to the office team, who have helped keep communication moving, delivered food parcels and ipads, queued at post offices and maintained a cheerful disposition!

Thank you to all the families at Royal Mile who have supported the school and helped their children to engage with learning. For all the email messages, blog comments and photographs that have made us smile and feel connected, thank you.

This evening I will be saying farewell to Primary 7 and wishing them all the best at High School, thanks to CYP and Zoom.

Then tomorrow I will be in school to finish off a few office jobs and take a last walk round. In August it will look very different without the scaffold and the builders.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well. Enjoy the sunshine and take care.

Mrs Jessop


hello everyone

Welcome to our final, extra special


WOW Wednesday!

We start with our

Final House Certificates

This week  final House Point Certificates went out to…

🌠Ateeqeh, 🌠Lynda, 🌠Aron, 🌠Gumana, 🌠Bertie and 🌠Natalia

well done rosette

I am so pleased so see how well Primary 2 has done to earn House Certificates!


Online working:

Shout outs to:

Colin, Aron, Theo, Ateeqeh, and Aaniya!

for being busy online on Education City or Active Learn (or both!) this week.

Sharing work:

We have some more 3 Stars and a Wish from Ilgin, Doruk and Natalia this week. How lovely, thank you all so much for sharing!

Bertie and Xavier have both been very active outside these last few weeks.

Xavier has been investigating insects when reading too, he’s not alone either!

Natalia has been inspired to write more on recent events. A very impassioned and heartfelt piece of writing. It is very important to be and to feel safe and included!

No racism

Bertie sent in some of his number work while Natalia shared her plural and compound word working. Well done to both!

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It has been lovely to see people finding different objects for their sounds hunt after Colin sent his in last week! Ilgin, Doruk and Natalia all sent in what they found. Did you find similar or different objects for each type of sound?

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well done

to everyonewho has worked hard this year as well as those who have gotten House Certificates or other Shout Outs for their work!

all the claps

Don’t be afraid to comment on this blog or to share work on our class Twitter!

Do look check in on the blog on Friday for a final update for Primary 2.

Fondest Regards,
Mrs Aylward