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Very Important People

Today’s assembly was one of my most favourites of the year! It was a chance to see all of our Pupil Representatives! These are the young people who make such a difference to the life and work of the school!

You may remember that last year our Pupil Councillors started a campaign to improve our bathrooms – yesterday we had a visit from Property Care at CEC who came to look at the proposals and see what they could do! Fantastic!

this year’s elected pupil councillors so far……..

We also found out some more about JASS (Junior Award Scheme Scotland) and are really proud to announce we are the first school in Edinburgh who will be working for Awards from P1 to P7!

We already have lots of ideas about things we can do – we hope that all of our families will join in and support our young people as they earn their awards!

The four parts of the Award are:

Adventure -Your adventure should be an outdoor challenge where you need to work as part of a team with other young people.Some Examples Are:Learning new skills like hill walking and navigation.Taking part in a team game involving problem solving.Orienteering in the school playground.

Get Active, Stay Active -This section is about doing regular physical activity. This is something over and above core curriculum PE. Some Examples are:Walking / cyling to school everyday. -If you get the bus to school why don’t you leave
enough time so that you can get off the bus a couple of stops earlier and then walk the rest of the way to
school. If you school does the daily mile this would count towards Get Active, Stay Active.Any club, either at school or in your local community that offers regular physical activity. For example:
Rugby / football training, dancing, cheer leading, horse riding etc.Challenge yourself to go for a walk once a week and explore your local community.

My Interests -This section is about doing a hobby you enjoy and increasing you ability and/or knowledge. You can choose to do something new, or set targets for something you already enjoy doing. Some Examples Are:Research the history of your favourite sports team, player of athlete.Researching your favourite animal, for example doing a project on the

Me and My World -This is an opportunity to get involved in your community, helping with things you care about. Your project can be part of a team from your school, or something you do already.Some Examples Are: Maintaining a school or community garden.Helping younger children in your youth group.Volunteering at a retirement home.Fundraising for your favourite charity. Learning to play a musical instrument, or challenging yourself to improve.

You can find out more about JASS here https://www.jasschools.org.uk/

Welcome back to LCC2

Hello and belated welcome back to the LCC2 blog. We have been busy getting back into the routines of school. On this blog we will be sharing our learning with you as well as posting some updates and ideas for home learning, so please do check this page regularly.

We have been trying to get outside for fresh air whenever we can. We have done outdoor spelling, outdoor maths (looking for 3D shapes in our environment) and we have also been out on the scooters and the bikes.

We have been getting back into the swing of being at school, working at our workstations, keeping all our individual resources neat and tidy…school is looking quite different. Assembly is online now too!

We have also found time to relax, play and be creative.

Welcome back!

We are very excited to welcome you all back to nursery this week. We would like to welcome our new Early Years Practitioners to the team, Colin and Ellie. We would also like to congratulate Clara who has now fully qualified. We are very sad to say goodbye and good luck to Emma, she will miss you all very much. Mrs Peoples is now on maternity leave and we are all very excited for her.

Can I remind all parents that we are to meet between 9-9.15 by the tree in the playground for drop off. If you are late, please head straight to the school office.

We can’t wait to see you all and are looking forward to the coming term.

Have a great Summer!

Dear LC1 and LC2 children,

Today is the last day of school. After  this difficult and unusual year…

the Summer holidays are officially here!

Have a lovely time everyone, relax, have fun, eat ice-creams, play games and enjoy the sunshine (when it comes).

Be kind to yourself and to people around you and do whatever makes you happy!

 

Remember to keep healthy and stay save!

See you all after the SummerHappy_smiley_face

Best wishes from

Mrs Machowiak, Mrs Rush, Mrs Casey, Ms Porteous, Mr Macpherson

 

 

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.