All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie's High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at the Usher Hall on Thursday 18th December, during school hours, ahead of the performance there in the evening. Pupils should wear dark trousers/skirt and dark shoes and should also wear something festive such as tinsel … Continue reading JGHS P7/S1 Choir
Sarah Murphy from Blaze Basketball has invited Sciennes P5-P7 pupils to the Crags on Friday 19th December 1.30-4.00pm for a Basketball Game Day. Cost £2.00.Below is a post from Blaze's website on 2nd December about the growing success of Girls' Basketball in the South Central Area:Blaze Girls Basketball Beginning to Burn BrightlyThis weekend was great … Continue reading P5-7 Blaze Basketball Fri 19th December
Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes Football Club, are hoping to travel with their other football club, Boroughmuir Thistle, to the Gothia Cup in Sweden, the world's biggest youth football tournament. The parents of the Sciennes contingent have organised a movie night … Continue reading Sciennes – Boroughmuir Thistle Girls’ Football Fundraising
Very well done to our wonderful P7 athletes who gained a highly respectable Third Place at the Sportshall Athletics Edinburgh Finals at Meadowbank on Monday 8th December. Our team narrowly missed being selected as one of the top two teams to progress to the East Scotland Finals, and we pass on our congratulations to the … Continue reading P7 Sportshall Athletics
Inspired by the spectacular success of the Christmas Fair, P7 pupil Erin organised her own fundraising event for the playground, raising a fantastic £26 with family and friends.Thank you, Erin!
Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme a number of years ago. Last year, we began working withIan Forder from JASSsoftware developer Steve Moorethe Digital Learning TeamAlice Brown, Headteacher at Tollcross PrimaryBarry Hewitt from Outdoor Learning Claire Cooper from Drummond HIgh Schoolto help develop … Continue reading eJASS at Sciennes
Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run by Lothian Junior Chess at Wester Hailes Education Centre on 24th November. The season started with the highest number of teams entered for this event for six years and the Sciennes' teams performed extremely well.P5 … Continue reading Chess Success
14 girls from Sciennes took up the invitation from Blaze Basketball to attend a Round Robin Tournament at the Crags Sports Centre with 4 girls from St Peter's on Friday 28th November 4pm-6pm. Thank you very much to Sarah Murphy from Blaze for organising. The Tuesday and Thursday taster session clubs were a fantastic success … Continue reading Blaze Girls’ Basketball Tournament
Primary 7 have been studying micro-organisms with Mr McKenna in the Science Lab and researching some of the features of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They used what they learned to create their own plasticine microbes in petri-dishes. P3-P7 learn so much with Mr McKenna in their weekly lessons with him and it was great to … Continue reading Science with Mr McKenna
Lovely to welcome Anna Mitchell (from CEC Digital Learning Team, in collaboration with Education Scotland) with a delegation from Iceland to see how iPads are being used at Sciennes. Thank you to Mrs Barker, Ms French, Mr Howie and Ms Sellar for welcoming the visitors into their classrooms and to all the pupils who shared … Continue reading Visitors from Iceland to see iPads
How fantastic to see so many of our P7 pupils' video clips used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme broadcast on CBBC on Saturday 22nd November 10am!Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been very encouraging about the children's work and was delighted they had so much fun working on it. She also shared with … Continue reading P7 Pupils Get Creative with BBC Music’s "God Only Knows"
Next week is the last week for the lunchtime Active Schools P5-P7 Girls' Basketball club sessions, which have been a great success. Blaze coaches Sarah and Eoghann have very kindly invited ALL the girls, as many as can come along, to a tournament at the nearby Crags Centre on Friday 28th November, 4-6pm.
Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been in touch to say that some of the P7 pupils' video clips will be used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme to be broadcast on CBBC next week on Saturday 22nd November 10am. Jenny has been very encouraging about the children's work and was delighted they had … Continue reading P7 CBBC Friday Download
P7 pupils who tuned into CBBC's Friday Download programme (screened on CBBC on Saturdays) may have been disappointed not to see some of their own video clips, but instead we hope they managed to catch the great anti-bullying feature in this week's show. There is an Anti-Bullying Week next week from Monday 17th November in … Continue reading CBBC Friday Download
Remember, Friday 14th November is Children in Need Day and for a donation you can dress up as Pudsey or a Superhero.Thank you to Edinburgh University Music Society for their impromptu rendition of the single sold in aid of BBC Children in Need, "God Only Knows", conducted by Cerys, Stella and May!//www.youtube.com/get_playerBuy on CDHMV, Amazon, … Continue reading "God Only Knows" in Aid of BBC Children in Need
What a fabulous musical presentation on Wednesday 12th November by Edinburgh University Music Society in the Reid Concert Hall! Grateful thanks to Ben Crabbe and Amanda MacLeod, President of EUMS, and all the talented musicians for such a lively, informative and inspiring presentation. Our children from P4A, P5A, P5B, P5C, P6A, P6C and P7B learned … Continue reading Thank You EUMS!
Congratulations to our P7 athletes who came First in the first round of Sportshall Atheletics at Meadowbank on Monday 10th November. They did amazingly well to come first in 13 of the events! Thanks to Mrs Beth Walker, our P.E. Specialist, who organises the event for the city, for preparing the team so well and … Continue reading Sportshall Success!
Who were you today, P7?1 Dave Grohl; 2 Alison Balsom; 3 Lorde; 4 Pharrell Williams; 5 Zane Lowe; 6 Sam Smith; 7 Paloma Faith; 8 Eliza Carthy; 9 Nicola Benedetti; 10 Chris Martin; 11 Jaz Dhami; 12 Martin James Bartlett; 13 Danielle de Niese; 14 Stevie Wonder; 15 Florence Welch; 16 Lauren Laverne; 17 Brian … Continue reading P7 BBC Music Tribute for CBBC
It's not every day that we get an invitation from CBBC's Friday Download team to have a go at creating our tribute to a music video and uploading our film clips to the show! Primary Seven pupils began planning their response today to this fantastic creativity challenge and it was wonderful to hear so many … Continue reading CBBC Friday Upload!
What an amazing response to the Eco Team's Ragbag appeal! Thank you very much to all families who donated and to our P7 helpers. All money raised will be used to contribute to Eco developments in the playground.More photographs on the Eco Team Blog.
Tickets are now on sale, available directly from the Usher Hall box office or website.These are priced from £6 - £10. Pupils who are performing do not need to pay for their tickets.The concert will start at 7.00pm, and finish by 9.30pm.P7/S1 choir will perform in the second half of the concert, and will be seated … Continue reading P7/S1 Christmas Concert Information
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launched their fabulous new Active Schools lunchtime club today for P5-7 girls in Sciennes Hall. However, it would be fair to say that there was a good deal of confusion over who had registered to participate and for that we apologise. The paper consent form did request an … Continue reading Active Schools Lunchtime Girls’ Basketball
Blaze Basketball Club, based at the Crags, launch their new Active Schools lunchtime club tomorrow for P5-7 girls in Sciennes Hall. It will run on Tuesdays between 12.40pm-1.10pm over the next five weeks. All twenty places were quickly snapped up on Wisepay and if there is enough interest, Sarah Murphy and Eoghann Dover from Blaze … Continue reading Active Schools Lunchtime Girls’ Basketball Club
Thursday 30th October from 3.45-4.45pm P5-7 pupils at Sciennes have been sent an email about an exciting opportunity to take part in chanter and pipe band drumming taster sessions at James Gillepsie's High School. Any pupils who are keen to continue will have an opportunity to take part in further classes beginning Thursday 6th November at a … Continue reading JGHS Free Chanter and Pipe Band Drumming Taster Sessions for P5-7
Christmas Concert Thursday 18th December 2014 7.00 – 9.30pm Usher Hall Tickets on sale from Monday 20th October 2014 from Box Office On Wednesday 8th October we were grateful to Miss Rachel Millar and Mr Richard Dearsley from James Gillespie's High School who came to Sciennes to rehearse Primary Seven pupils from Sciennes, Preston Street and … Continue reading JGHS Christmas Concert P7 Choir – Tickets on Sale Now
Congratulations to our new P7 House and Sports Captains who were introduced at the P4-7 Assembly on Friday 10th October.We were pleased to welcome back Joe Alves from ChangeWorks who gave a presentation on Waste Reduction with a particular focus on Litter. Miss Gallagher, P3 Class Teacher, is our new Eco Leader and she was … Continue reading New House and Sports Captains
Sciennes Primary Journey through JASS at P7 ConferencePosted on October 9, 2014 by Children & Families On 25 September 86 P7 pupils from Sciennes Primary took part in a Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS)-themed conference. Pupils can achieve a Bronze JASS award in P6 and each year they are introduced to the Silver award at a special … Continue reading Sciennes Primary Journey through JASS at P7 Conference
MORE PHOTOGRAPHS ON OUR P7 at LAGGANLIA BLOGWhat a wonderful week at Lagganlia with a top notch team of pupils and staff, in glorious sunshine! As well as being very determined to take on every challenge, our pupils were also exceptionally responsible and terrific company. It was great to watch friendships develop and grow between … Continue reading P7 @ Lagganlia 2014
On Thursday 25th September we held our annual P7 Conference, designed to welcome pupils to Primary Seven and to challenge them to make the most of the many opportunities available throughout the year. This year the theme centred on the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme. More information and photographs on the P7 … Continue reading Sciennes P7 Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) Conference
This information was emailed to P7 families and is also available on the P7 Class Page.Visit to James Gillespie’s High School, Lauderdale Street Campus Dear Primary 7 Parent/Carer, I warmly invite all parents/carers interested in knowing more about our school to join us on 25 September 2014. At 6.30pm you will be welcomed by our senior staff … Continue reading JGHS Open Evening for P7 Parents 25th September