Happy St Andrew’s Day from all at Dalry Primary
Next term our P7 coders (including that team) will be learning more about coding using both of our Marty robots.
But before Dalryborg 2.0 can take to the classroom our digital leaders from P5 and 6 will be assembling it.
This week our P5 digital leaders did a thorough kit check and then got to grips with installing the first servos.
Here a few more pictures of her picking up her certificate.
Many thanks to Neil Hanna – photographer and to all at Arts & Creative Learning, City of Edinburgh Council & Edinburgh’s Christmas.
You are cordially invited to….
Click on this link to your invitation to our P4, P5, P6 & P7 celebration of home learning.
The Parent Council is holding a Bake Sale for pupils on Friday 7 December at 9.00am.
The money raised will be used to provide snacks and drinks for the Cinema Trip.
We would be grateful if you could send in a small amount of money with your child to enable them to purchase some cakes.
All donations of baking appreciated – please send baking in with your child on the day or bring to the waiting area (with the blue chairs). Please list ingredients if possible.
This year P2a and P2b are experiencing a programme called Roots of Empathy.
The sessions are delivered by our, in school, trained, instructor; Mrs Harris-Toner, who is supported by Mrs McDermot and Miss Percival.
The programme aims to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.
The focus of ‘Roots of Empathy’, long term is to build the capacity of the next generation for responsible citizenship and responsive parenting, while in the short term raising levels of empathy resulting in more respectful and caring relationships and reducing levels of bullying and aggression.
Roots of Empathy Baby as “Teacher”
At the heart of the programme are an infant and parent who visit the classroom nine times over the school year.
Our ‘Roots of Empathy’ family is Ms Younger and her son Arthur. Our Instructor Mrs Harris-Toner coaches the children to observe the baby’s development and to label the baby’s feelings and intentions.
In this experiential learning, the baby is the “Teacher” and a lever that the Instructor uses to help children to identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others.
The emotional literacy taught in the programme lays the foundation for more safe and caring classrooms, where children are the “Changers.” They are more competent in understanding their own feelings and the feelings of others (empathy), and are therefore less likely to physically, psychologically and emotionally hurt each other through bullying and other emotional cruelties. The cognitive aspect of empathy is perspective-taking and the affective aspect is emotion.
For more information…
please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Mrs McDermot and Miss Percival. Also check out our Roots of Empathy notice board in Mrs McDermot’s classroom, click this video, or visit www.rootsofempathy.org.
On the 22nd November we were lucky to have some very special visitors to P1 – P3 classrooms – our families!!
They came to enjoy exploring some activities which were linked to the lovely books and games the children were gifted through the Bookbug and Read, Write, Count initiatives by Scottish Book Trust and the Scottish Government.
These provide resources to inspire a lifelong love of reading, writing and counting and help to strengthen links between school and home learning.
Here are some links to support parents:
Thank you so much to the families who were able to join us and for the lots of very positive feedback that you left.
Local church St Martin of Tours is holding a Family Fun Day this weekend.
Sunday 2nd December
St Martins Community Resource Centre 232 Dalry Rd
All children and families are welcome: free sandwich lunch INFLATABLE, GAMES, CRAFTS Christmas theme
Ciara, in P7, has had her artwork judged award winning in the Edinburgh Winter Windows competition.
She and her family enjoyed attending the prize giving ceremony on Fri 23rd November at Festival Square.
Her winning winter window design is displayed in Parliament Square.
Congratulations from Dalry Primary Ciara.