Monday, 31 March 2014

Pupil Council Bake Sale £591.84!

 The Sciennes Pupil Council chose three applications to run a bake sale in aid of a charity: Matthew, Evie and Stephen for Alzheimer Scotland,  Patrick for Water Aid and Shakira for Cancer Research UK. Following some brilliant presentations by the three short listed candidates the whole school voted on the charity they believed deserved the majority of the bake sale proceeds.
The Bake Sale on Friday 28th March was run in aid of Cancer Research UK who will receive 50% of all money raised. Water Aid and Alzheimer Scotland were the runners up in the whole school vote and will each receive 25% of the proceeds.
Ms Dodds and the Pupil Council did an amazing job and they managed to raise £591.84. Thanks to all the staff who helped and to all the families who baked and bought! 



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Religious Observance

Details about Religious Observance at Sciennes can be found in the INFORMATION section of our website or click here to read online.

P4B Sumdog Challenge


Mr Kearton's and Mrs Maguire's Primary 4B class represented Sciennes in a citywide online maths challenge this week - and came a remarkable 8th place.

Competing against 33 schools from across the City, 4B took part in a wide range of mental maths games on the Sumdog website, developing their accuracy and speed as they went.

Edinburgh's Digital Learning Team organised this schools contest with Queensferry-based Sumdog. Nearly 2,000 pupils took part. The chidren answered approximately 10,000 mental maths questions, practising  number bonds, fractions and maths operations.

Finishing in 8th place when competing as a single class (and considering the age of the children) was no mean feat. An achievement to be proud of, 4B!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Clocks Forward this Weekend


Earth Hour Saturday 29th March 8.30pm- 9.30pm



Join Earth Hour Saturday 29th March by switching off your lights between 8.30pm-9.30pm.

#BeBrilliant in Scotland
Using social media to call for actions on climate change through public transport, housing & renewables. “Across Scotland, national monuments, castles, buildings and even ships are going dark – we’ve even got the royal seal of approval with the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Queen’s official residence, Holyrood House, joining in the fun”.
Millions of people around the world are expected to switch off lights in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30pm local time for an hour on Saturday to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour.
Now in its eighth year, the mass participation event aims to show support for environmental issues comes

Among the world's famous landmarks that will dim their lights are the Empire State building in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. In the UK, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham palace, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the Forth Rail Bridge, the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Arbroath Abbey in Angus, the War Memorial in Stornoway, the Kelvingrove and the Clyde Arc in Glasgow and the Falkirk Wheel will all dim their lights, with an estimated 10 million Britons expected to take part.





Sciennes Cycle to School Day

117 bicycles in the playground on Friday 28th March after the first Sciennes Cycle to School Day of the year. Many thanks to our friend Chris Hill for the photographs.

Convoy left from King's Buildings at 8.20am and cyclists joined en route

72 bikes in the bike shed

117 in total - on a coldish, wettish, day.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Supreme Chess! Outstanding Success!

What an amazing achievement for the Sciennes Chess Club P5 and Under A, B and C Teams pictured here! The B Team won First Place and the C Team won Second Place in the Lothian Schools Chess B League. The C Team also took First Place in the C League. The A Team came in First position to win the Edinburgh Shield. The P6/7 Team also performed extremely well and were Runners Up in the Lothian League. A superb result for all pupils and many thanks to the dedicated parents who organise and run the weekly Sciennes Chess Club.

P5 & U Edinburgh League B
First: Sciennes B
Second: Sciennes C

P5 & U Edinburgh League C
First: Sciennes C
P5 & U Edinburgh League A
First and Edinburgh Shield Winners: Sciennes A
Second: St Peter's
P6/7 Lothian League
First and Lothian Trophy Winners: S Morningside
Second: Sciennes A

 A Team: Matilda, Aidan, Sergei and Tom
P5 & U Edinburgh League A
FIRST PLACE AND EDINBURGH SHIELD WINNERS: SciennesA

C Team: Alex, Josh, Anton Katerina
P5 & U Edinburgh League C
  FIRST PLACE: Sciennes C AND ALSO, in the higher League:
P5 & U Edinburgh League B
SECOND PLACE: Sciennes C
 B Team: Jonathan, Pere, Fedor, Stuart
P5 & U Edinburgh League B
FIRST PLACE: Sciennes B



Sainsbury's Active School Vouchers

P6 girls organised a competition to find out which class could collect the greatest amount of vouchers and announced the result at the P4-7 Assembly. Congratulations to winning class P4A! The collection box is available outside the Hall beside the House Display. Thank you to everyone who has been collecting these for the school which will significantly add to the resources and equipment we can give to the children.

Eco Rag Bags

Our Eco team, led by Mr Kearton and Mrs Mackay, raised an amazing £113.60 from their recent Ragbag appeal. Thank you to all families who kindly donated and supported our Recycling efforts. The money will be used for school resources.


Winners! Clubgolf Trophy for P5A

Ms Owen and Mr McKenna's P5A class took part in a Clubgolf Tournament organised for us by our Active Sports Co-ordinator Mr Wallace on Tuesday 18th March at Meggetland and they won! Here they are proudly displaying their First Place Trophy.

Sport Relief Run A Mile Sunday 23rd March

Lots of our children took part in the Edinburgh Sport Relief Run a Mile event last weekend. Here is Sam proudly sporting his medal.



Thank You from Sport Relief!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Pupil Council Bake Sale Friday 28th March


WHOLE SCHOOL BAKE SALE FRIDAY 28TH MARCH
 
The Sciennes Pupil Council recently looked through lots of amazing applications to run a bake sale in aid of a charity. They chose three applications, Matthew, Evie and Stephen for Alzheimer Scotland,  Patrick for Water Aid and Shakira for Cancer Research UK. Following some brilliant presentations by the three short listed candidates the whole school voted on the charity they believed deserved the majority of the bake sale proceeds.
 
This Friday (28th March) the Bake sale will take place in aid of Cancer Research UK who will receive 50% of all money raised. Water Aid and Alzheimer Scotland were the runners up and will each receive 25% of the proceeds.
 
Thank you for your support.
 
                                                                      Lindsay Dodds and the Pupil Council

Dance Show at Churchill Theatre

Thank you to Ava's mum for this lovely photograph of Red Riding Hoods Mia, Sephora, Ruyan, Ava, Olivia and Isla just as they were about to go on stage at their dance show in the Churchill Theatre on Wednesday 26th March.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cycle to School Day Friday 28th March


Cycle to School Day is back! So get those out those bikes, check the gears, oil the chain and pump up the tyres. Ride will leave from King's Buildings at 8.20am on Friday 28th March, so join us at the start or en route. 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sainsbury's Run a Mile in the Meadows for P6

Thank you to Sainsbury's Marchmont who organised a special Sport Relief Run a Mile event, just for Sciennes and Tollcross Primary Schools. Pupils in P6a and P6B each received a medal and a certificate and had a lot of fun taking part. More photographs courtesy of Mrs Hogan on the P6 Class Page.











Saturday, 22 March 2014

Step It Up! Dance for Sport Relief in the Playground

video

 Thank you to Mr Kearton for the video and photos of P2-P7 dancing to the Sport Relief Song
 "Step It Up!" on Friday 21st March. 

Kick to the left, back with a glide, 
Come on everybody do a deep-sea dive! 
Limbo forward, knees up high,
Do the hoola-hoola for the longest time! 

P6 and P7 stayed in the playground a little longer for a freestlye dance to Little Mix's Sport Relief version of "Word Up."




Friday, 21 March 2014

Celebrating Wider Achievement in Sports


A wonderful visual display in school today of the vast array of our pupils' sporting interests and achievements. Here are just a few:

Athletics

Sciennes Girls' Football

Athletics

Climbing and Abseiling

Tae Kwon Do


Fencing

Netball

Football

Karate

Cricket
We love Angus' hat from Sochi!

Sciennes Boys' Football Team

Cricket

Football

Ski-ing

Ice Hockey

Basketball

Netball

Mrs Nowell - Swimming and Emily - Horse Riding

Archery



Diving


Gymnastics

Swimming

Tennis

Rugby

Gymnastics

Running

Kick Boxing

Rugby
Kick Boxing

Dancing

Ice Skating

Football

Gymnastics


Football
Football