Category Archives: P2

P2 Roots of Empathy News – Discovering Emotions

Recently the P2’s have been learning about emotional literacy, to identify, name and feel comfortable about discussing emotions. They have discovered that emotions are not good or bad, but pleasant or unpleasant. Also that everyone experiences the same emotions and that our temperament and personalities influences how we deal with them.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed our family visits with Oliver, and his mum Sally they recognised and named baby Oliver’s emotional cues and facial expressions. How Sally reads Oliver’s emotional cues to meet his needs and he feels understood. The children really enjoyed their visit, asking Sally lots of questions and sharing her experiences. The children sang songs for Oliver including Wind the Bobbin Up, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Oliver really enjoyed the children’s singing and actions to the songs.

We also talked about different types of teasing and bullying behaviour, how this makes us feel and how talking about our emotions can help us manage them. Also the children created artwork and discussed how they can help their friends when they are sad.

For more information please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Miss Younger, Mrs Gunstone and Mrs Chadwick. Also check out http://www.rootsofempathy.org


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Intended Learning Newsletters Term 3 2022

Each term our teachers supply a plan for parents so you know what we are learning in school. Find and click the link below to access your class’ intended learning newsletter for this term.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

P2 Discover How to Care for a Baby in Roots of Empathy

Recently P2 have been sharing their experiences of losing teeth and growing new ones through stories and artwork.

The children have enjoyed a special visit from baby Oliver and his mum Sally. Our Roots of Empathy family visited us to tell us all about being a parent, how they are coping and how Oliver has two teeth. The children were able to give suggestions on how to soothe Oliver when he is teething. Sally showed us all the things needed in her change bag to care for baby Oliver and the children were delighted to see how much Oliver has grown and changed since we last saw him. He showed us he can sit up independently and enjoyed playing with the new toy. Also we had a lovely visit from Oliver’s big sister Chloe P7, she shared how she plays with her brother and helps look after him. The P2s enjoyed asking Chloe questions and seeing Oliver’s pure delight when he realised his big sister was in the room.

The theme focused on how caring and planning for baby during their first year is demanding, exciting and a challenging responsibility. In addition the more a parent can turn these routines into to opportunities for playful and loving interactions. The more a baby can achieve a secure attachment, become competent and cope positively with life.

For more information: please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Miss Younger, Mrs Gunstone and Mrs Chadwick. Also check out http://www.rootsofempathy.org


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Guide to Children’s Rights

The Scottish Governement has shared the below message with us.

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Guide to Children’s Rights for Parents, Carers and family members.

This much anticipated resource provides information about children’s rights and introduces the United Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC is the internationally mandated children’s rights treaty which sets out the rights that all children and young people should expect and what they need to grow up happy, healthy and safe. It outlines the central role played by parents and families and also recognises that they need protection and assistance to support the rights and wellbeing of their children.

The booklet was created by the UNCRC Parents Network, made up of parenting organisations and Scottish Government policy officials, who have been meeting for over a year to look at how best to inform parents, carers and family members about the rights of their children. It conveys broad universal messaging about children’s rights and has adopted a warm and reassuring tone.


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Read Write Count Parent and Carer Day in P2

P2 invited their parents and carers to come and join in with Read Write Count activities. Each pupil received their Read Write Count bag and shared some literacy and maths ideas with their parents and carers to explore the stores in more depth.

The puppet area was the most popular! Pupils created puppets of their favourite characters from the Read Write Count books and then acted out parts of the stories.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the fun afternoon.


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Intended Learning Newsletters Term 2 2022

Each term our teachers supply a plan for parents so you know what we are learning in school. Find and click the link below to access your class’ intended learning newsletter for this term.

P1

P2

P2/3

P3

P4

P5/4

P5

P6

P7


If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages