Category Archives: P4

Scots Week The Sorries Assembly

It has been Scots week all week at Dalry Primary.

We had our Scots week visit from The Sorries who taught some of our classes the bodhran and then performed a show of traditional Scottish songs for us.

the first half our classes also performed their Scots week poems (the second half are next week.

Thank you Sorries and well done all performers.

You Are Cordially Invited to Tynecastle Burns Supper…

Tynecastle parent and carer council warmly invites everyone to our annual Burns’ Night celebration on Friday 24th January from 7pm-10.30pm.

The Burns Supper is a big part of our annual fundraising calendar. We have musical performances from our Pipe Band, musicians and Highland Dancers plus some poetry and traditional speeches from staff and senior pupils, before some delicious food and then ceilidh dancing. It’s a fantastic night.

We are especially keen to welcome those who have never been to a Burns’ Night before!

Tickets will be available from the school office or by registering on the link below, for a suggested donation of £5 per adult or £1 for students/children.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tynecastle-high-school-burns-night-tickets-89810974041

 

If you want to donate raffle prizes please drop them off at the school or bring them on the night.”

Christmas Clan Enterprise Day

We had an amazing Christmas Enterprise day on Wednesday. The Clan Chiefs and Deputes planned a range of wonderful Christmas and Winter Christmas craft activities for all of the children in their own Clans with the staff. Thanks to the huge amount of parents who volunteered to come in and support this fabulous festive event. A big thank you to Mrs Mason and Miss Kelly who organise this event behind the scenes, and make sure it runs smoothly every year! We all had so much fun!

 

Illness and Sickness Advice

It is winter and the winter bugs are arriving as usual.

At this time of year it is especially important to follow the best advice to help keep children and staff well and keep schools and nurseries working well.

NHS Lothian have issued the following key advice for Parents and Carers.

The most important message is:

The key advice is the

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.

The following will help prevent infection at home as well.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

•Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

•Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

•Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.

•You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

•Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu

 

Christmas Events 2019

Hopefully all our families have access to a copy of their latest class newsletters but just in case here is a round up of some of the key dates for the next few weeks. (do check back for late additions)

Thursday 5th December

  • Flu innoculations

Monday 9th December

  • Nativity practice performance for the school

Tuesday 10th December

  • Nativity show for P1 and P2 families. (please note- as with all events due to there being children at the school who do not have legal permission from carers and family for photos we must ask you to refrain from taking photos or video of the performance itself. Photos will be taken by members of staff and added to the website. There is often an opportunity after the event to grab your own picture of your child. Thank you for your understanding). P1 and P2.

Wednesday 11th December

Thursday 12th December

  • SCHOOL CLOSED FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Friday 13th December

Christmas cinema trip (whole school).

Monday 16th December

  • Winning Clan Treat

Tuesday 17th December

  • P4 and P4/5 Christmas Party

Wednesday 18th December

  • Panto trip (P5/4) (packed lunch required.)
  • Class Christmas Party P2 and P3
  • Choir trip (Choir)

Thursday 19th December

  • Class Christmas Party P1 and P1/2

Friday 20th December

  • Last Day of Term -SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12PM