Category Archives: Primary 7 Blog

Welcome back Primary 7!

Welcome back Primary 7! We are looking forward to seeing you this week.

For those of you who are coming in on Wednesday and Thursday I thought I would give you an idea of what we will be doing.

In the morning before break we will be learning some of our new routines in school, looking at how we will be staying safe and looking after each other and getting used to our new classroom. When you come back to school, you will notice that some things are a little bit different. This is to help everybody to be safe.

After this, we will have a chat and check in about how we are feeling now we are back at school. This year, we have a new break time and we shall have snack and time for a chapter of the new class novel before you go out to play.

After break, we shall work together to make up a new story and use our imaginations! Before lunch, we hopefully have time to play last person standing and wake up our mental maths!

In the afternoon, after lunch, we will practise our handwriting with some funny limericks. Then we will have an assembly, a virtual one! After that, we shall work together to create a beautiful new class display.

If you or parents and carers have any concerns or questions please contact the school. If you haven’t read through the Return to School letter please do so before coming in. There is a lot of helpful information in it that might answer some of your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Miss Kerr

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 http://www.chaiedinburgh.org.uk/ 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

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus

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

https://www.joininedinburgh.org/sports/active-schools/ and @ActiveschoolsED you can find virtual summer sports clubs and fun challenges you can do at home.

Second Level Summer Grid

To all primary 5, 6 & 7 children and families,

Thank you to all of your for your patience and hard work during the school closure. We hope that the grids and resources posted over the closure period have been useful and enjoyable. It has been great to hear from so many of you and see that fantastic work you have been doing at home.

For the primary fives and sixes it will be great to see you back in August and for the sevens we wish you all the best for high school and the future.

Attached is a summer grid with different activities and resources you can use to keep yourselves entertained over the holidays.

Have a fantastic summer and see you soon.

The Second Level Team

Miss Murray, Miss Kerr and Mr McPheely

Summer Grid

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