P1-7 bulletin: Friday 19th November 2021

We’ve come to the end of another week, this time a busy Book Week. there’s been so much great learning and talking8 about books and stories and we hope this enthusiasm continues into next week and beyond! For now, enjoy your weekend. Stay safe.

Roving Reports weekly summary

Here’s what the classes said to our P7 Roving Reporters Ava, Lilly, Lena and Fergus yesterday…

  • P1P > We went to The Hirsel. We made pizza and learnt about minibeasts.
  • P1/2W > We went to The Hirsel to learn about where food comes from.
  • P2S > We’ve learnt the ‘oi’ sound and about food miles.
  • P3DF > We’ve learnt about fossil fuels and tractors!
  • P3/4C > We’ve learnt about climate change and how it impacts farming and food.
  • P4/5W > We’ve been learning about multiplication and climate change.
  • P5M > We’ve enjoyed Book week and drama.
  • P5/6M > We’ve enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shapes and the French bingo game.
  • P6s > Doing grid method multiplication, learning about farming and practisiing facial expressions in Drama.
  • P7s> Singing songs in Music, collecting data in maths and writing information reports.


Sottish Book week – ‘Extreme reading’ competition winners

This week, just for fun, we challenged the pupils to get ‘caught in the act’ of reading in an usual or extreme place. We had some brilliant entries showcasing some great books and ingenious reading spots. Congratulations to all the winning entries and runner-up pics.


P1 Enrolment

Today is the last day for enrolling any children due to start Primary 1 in August 2022. If you or your friends haven’t completed the online enrolment form yet, please do so now. Remember, attending our nursery doesn’t automatically get your a place in P1; you must apply.  Simply follow this link to use the online form.

And if you’re still undecided about Edenside, why not watch this brilliant wee video featuring last tear’s P1 pupils, explaining what ‘big school’ is really like.


Moving up to Kelso High School? You  may need to enrol.

It’s not just new P1s who need to enrol for ‘big school’ next year. Some P7s need to do so too. If a child lives outside the Kelso High School catchment area (meaning they should actually go to a different High School), you must complete an enrolment form. Note, this is only if you live out with the Kelso High School catchment. IF in doubt, just give us a call.


Dates for your diary

  • Monday 29th November > School closed for St Andrew’s Day holiday
  • Tuesday 30th November > Back to school (even though some SBC schools are closed)
  • Wednesday 1st December > Our new PE teacher, Mr Andy Sutton, joins Team Edenside!
  • Monday 13th December > Crazy Christmas fortnight begins! More details to follow.


School Improvement update

As a new feature on our weekly bulletin, we thought we’d try and share regular updates on some school ‘business’ that goes on in the background to help our school ‘be the best we can be’. Recently, our teachers have been busy developing and refining our maths curriculum, that is exactly what our children learn in Maths and how they will learn it. This might seem obvious but it is important that we keep refining all areas of the school curriculum to ensure our children learn the right stuff at the the right time. Supported by our Depute Headteacher, Mrs Pearce, our teachers are developing a real level of expertise that is often reserved for secondary teachers. It’s quite exciting really!


COVID vigilance

Please take a moment to note the following important points:

  • Continue to be vigilant in identifying symptoms in your child (temperature, new continuous cough, change in sense of taste or smell). If your child shows any of these, please keep them off school and get them tested.
  • When awaiting test results, your child will need to remain at home, hopefully just for 24 hours, until the test result comes through. If the test result is negative, your child can come back to school.
  • If your child gets a positive test result, they will need to isolate for 10 days. In this event, we will provide a ‘home learning’ work pack, if your child is well enough to complete it. This is a support not an expectation.
  • If anyone else in your household tests positive for COVID 19, please contact us at school to discuss the possible implications for your child.