Wednesday, 22 February 2017

P4/5 Disco Postponed

A reminder that our annual P4/5 Disco, due to be held Thursday 23rd February, has been postponed until Thursday 16th March 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Ceilidh Kids P1-P3 event – A wee reminder

Friday 24 February 2017 in the school hall between 12:30 pm – and 2:15 pm
  • The event is meant to be veryfamily friendly, particularly, for families with young children – siblings, both older and younger, are more than welcome.
  • It’s meant to be a socialising event for the entire family – Parents are most welcome to join in the fun .
  • Tickets can be bought at the door on the day as well as pre-booked at the school office
o   Cost: £3 per person and £10 for the family ticket
o   If pre-booking please write child’s name & class and how many tickets on the envelope and hand it to the school office
  • The school has kindly agreed to allow us to have a picnic lunch from 12 pm to 12:30 pm. Please remember to bring in your packed lunch (children can bring in the packed lunch from school)!
o   We can picnic at the playground (weather permitting)
o   If the weather is not pleasant let us head into the gym-hall
  • Drinks and a light snack is included in the tickets.
  • It’s meant to be a social event for P1-P3 and fun for the whole family. Hope to see many of you there on Friday.
o   Why not make it as a class get-together?
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Friday!
Jay & Aileen
EFG, Sciennes Parents Council

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Hopscotch Theatre 'Nation of Innovation'

Many thanks to Ross, Hannah, Marianna and Brian from Hopscotch Theatre for bringing yet another high quality 'Theatre in Education' production to our school.  "Scotland - The Nation of Innovation" fitted perfectly with our whole school Scotland Week and was a fun and engaging exploration of Scottish Inventors and Innovators for our 655 P1-P7 pupils on Friday 3rd February. We particularly liked the Growth Mindset theme and song and we are looking forward to welcoming Hopscotch back soon to deliver Growth Mindset workshops to our P5 classes. 

Singing along to "I just can't do it YET!"

An INVENTION can be defined as the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time. INNOVATION on the other hand, occurs if someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process or service.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Helping pupils and teachers to develop a greater understanding of intrinsic motivation and resilience in pupils, encouraging a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach to learning
  • Pupils will learn about Great Scottish Inventors and Innovators, cultural heritage and global legacy
  • Pupils will have a great appreciation of Scots' influences in design and technology

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Take Part in IDEAL Research Project

IDEAL is a University of Edinburgh research project investigating how smart technology can help people find ways to use less gas and electricity in the home. It uses sensors to record energy use and details like temperature and humidity, and gives feedback to help reduce energy use, while maintaining comfort and convenience.
There is no cost to participate in the project, which has proved popular with staff at the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Parliament.

If you would like to take part, further information can be found on this website, contact, or call 0131 539 8610.

Drew Murphy
IDEAL Project Manager

36 Newhaven Road
Edinburgh EH6 5PY

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