Category Archives: Primary 4 Blog

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.

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


It is hard to believe the end of the session 2019/20 has arrived! It has certainly been unprecedented and we have all had to learn new skills, new ways of doing even every day tasks and adjust to a different way of living.

So here is a little virtual end of session WOW Wednesday that I hope you will all enjoy!

Zoo trip!

Hello all, please feel free to join us today as we go on a virtual trip to the zoo!
You should already have access to Zoo trip guide for today so feel free to join at your leisure and to add comments on this post as you work through our tour.

This post will be updated at the times for each stop, so we will begin at 9 a.m.
Alternatively, you may wish to follow along on Twitter so please check in via the Primary 2 class Twitter account.


It’s 9 a.m. so let’s get on the bus! Can you share some of your favourite music with us? Take 10 mins to have a sing and dance!



Before we set off, it costs money to enter the zoo. We are having a virtual tour which is free. We need to know where we are going! We are visiting: the pandas, penguins, the tigers and lions and the koalas. You will also get to visit some other animals today but do join us on our tour!
Here’s a link to the some maps for the zoo:

Have a look at the zoo’s full map. You can download a pdf or explore it online at the link:

  • Can you find out how much it costs for an adult or a child to enter the zoo?
  • Some of the class blogs have a challenge question or two about entering the zoo in their zoo guide, can you answer them?
  • Can you find some of our tour animals on the interactive map?
  • Can you name another animal on the map that we aren’t visiting as a class today?
  • Do you have your masks with you? If so, can you share them with us via Twitter or send in a photo?




We are off to see the pandas! Watch the live webcam of the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link:

Here is another video so you can see some pandas if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera:

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!



healthy drinks

We normally have snack now, so don’t forget to have something to eat and a drink!




We are off to see the penguins!

Watch the live webcam of the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. You can also check out the rockhopper penguins on their live webcam.

Here is another video so you can definitely see some penguins if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned to share with the class!



We are off to see the tigers and lions!

Watch the live webcam of the tigers and lions at Edinburgh Zoo by following the links.

Here’s another video of tigers and of lion cubs so you can definitely see some animals if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!
Can you find out 3 things tigers love to eat? What about lions?




We stop now for lunch. Please join us again at 12.45!

You might want to look at some of the extra activities available on your class blogs such as the Zoo Grid or you might want to share more music and songs with us!
Please do feel free to comment below.




It’s time for us to visit the koalas!

Watch the live webcam of the koalas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. This is another video so you can definitely see some koalas.

Keep posting any fun facts you’ve learned!




You now have some free time to visit your favourite animal! heart emoj

There are a range of animals below for you to choose from: – wolf pups – sun bear – sloth – lynx – sea lions – tortoise – polar bear – elephant – hippo

Please comment on what you watched and why and if you looked at animals or creatures not on this this!


We are now on our last activity of the day!

Comment on your class blog or Twitter to share what has been your highlight of the day!
Even if you are touring at your own pace or at a different time, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Don’t forget to send in any work to your teacher that you want to share for our MEGA WOW Wednesday!

We hope you all enjoyed the trip!