Our next P4-7 Assembly will take place on Friday 25th November and has a Road Safety theme. It is being planned and will be led by our three P6 Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) Amelia, Declan and Josh. We are delighted that City of Edinburgh's Road Safety Officer, and friend of Sciennes, Mark Symonds, will … Continue reading Be Bold and Bright Both Morning and Night
Superb seats in the stalls of the Festival Theatre for P6 and P7Thank you very much to Audrey Blake and our friends at Scottish Opera for a lovely opportunity for six of our classes ( P6 and P7) to visit the Festival Theatre on Thursday 10th November for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro Unwrapped. Fantastic … Continue reading Scottish Opera Unwrap "The Marriage of Figaro" for P6 and P7
Thank you very much to Lorna Telford from UK Charity 'Changing Faces' for providing thought provoking workshops to our three P6 classes on Wednesday 9th November, linked to their Class Novel study of "Wonder" by R. J. Palaciohttps://www.changingfaces.org.uk/resources/education
Very well done to all the football teams, including three Sciennes teams, who took part in the Girls' Autumn Cup on a beautiful morning in the Meadows today, Saturday 8th October, and thank you to the many helpers who came along to support.Lovely news that our P2/3 Girls Team and our P6/7 Girls Team retained … Continue reading P2/3 AND P6/7 Girls Retain Meadows Autumn Cup!
Congratulations to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who competed in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Dalkeith Park on Friday 3rd June.http://ssoa.org.uk/2016.html They all did really well and all completed their courses. They were the 8th team in their category of P5/P6 (competing against lots of bigger boys!) Sam was 6th overall in … Continue reading Sam, Isaac and Nils Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival
Good luck to our three P5 pupils Sam, Isaac and Nils who are competing in the Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival at Dalkeith Park on Friday 3rd June.http://ssoa.org.uk/2016.html
The Primary 5-7 children who are performing at the Area Strings Concert at Marchmont St Giles, Kilgraston Road on Wednesday 1st June, will rehearse in the afternoon and should arrive in the evening by 6.45pm. Programmes are available from the school office or can be purchased at the door - £5 or £3 concession.
The Sciennes P5 Boroughmuir RFC contingent had a fantastic training session with the ex Scotland Rugby legend Chris Paterson followed by a tour of Murrayfield stadium. Grateful thanks to parent Susan Jackson for making this truly fantastic experience for the boys possible and to parent Jack Cadell for the super photo of delighted boys!
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 4th MAY 2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their lyrics. Musical director, Roger Glass, who rehearsed pupils in an advance vocal workshop on Monday 25th April, was impressed!Pupils should wear P.E. kit on the day and will rehearse in the morning. 1.20-2pm P4 and … Continue reading P5 Scottish Opera Wednesday 4th May
Members of the Boroughmuir RFC's P5 team are pictured above lifting the cup at their home tournament after beating Edinburgh Academy in the final.Fraser Cadell and Caspar Ward (both in photograph) and Joseph Robertson were in the winning team and Henry Millar and Matthew Jackson were also playing for other Boroughmuir teams that day. Thank you … Continue reading P5 Boroughmuir RFC Cup Winners!
Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze!Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday 23rd March our pupils had outstanding success! First place in the Breastroke meant a Gold medal each for Holly, Rose, Calum and Esther. Anna, Toby, Joanne and David won their heat then came Third to … Continue reading Medals Galore at EPSSA Swim and Dive Gala!
Pupils in P4, P5 and P6 were enthralled by the exuberant, highly crafted performances of Ruth and Ross from Hopscotch Theatre when they visited Sciennes on Wednesday 20th January to give two performances of "Burns' Last Supper" in the round. Superb acting captivated our pupils, who also thoroughly enjoyed the music that enhanced their excellent … Continue reading Hopscotch Theatre: Burns’ Last Supper
Congratulations to prize winning script authors in P4C who won absolutely fantastic prizes - including an android tablet! - from conservation group Froglife when they visited the class on Thursday 18th June and gave the children a wonderful workhop about amphibians. Fantastic! What an exciting week for P4C! Very proud of my class receiving their … Continue reading P4C Froglife Script Writing Competition Winners!
Congratulations to Matthew, Hannah, Andrew, Catie and Sophie and all Sciennes pupils who took part in the Edinburgh Junior Marathon Festival on Saturday 30th May. (1.5 k for 6-8 yr olds and 2 k for 9-12 yr olds). Sophie was raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and has currently raised £115! Congratulations to P4 pupil … Continue reading Sciennes Pupils in Edinburgh Junior Marathon
Congratulations to Miss Gladstone and P4C who have won a fantastic prize in the Froglife script writing competition, as overall UK winners! Tremendous achievement P4C!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/127839055 Great creativity, co-operation and team building in P4C with Miss Gladstone to produce this joyful music video.More information on the P4 Class Page.
Congratulations to Iona in P4C who took part in a Highland Dancing competition in Denny and achieved six First Place and a Second Place titles! Iona won the Beginners' 9 Years and Under Highland and National trophies outright! What a tremendous achievement as she moves from Beginners to Novices. Iona is pictured here with a … Continue reading Trophies Galore for Highland Dancing Iona!
Margret was competing on behalf of Scotland in the British finals for Level Compulsory 4 girls born 2006 (highest level for 9 yr)The team did well and gained valuable experience from participating in the competition. Well done, Margret!
Great enterprise and initiative from P4 pupil Sophia, and a fabulous amount of reading! Thank you, Sophia!This weekend Sophia Walker (P4A) participated in a 24 hour Readathon to raise money for the Sciennes Playground Redevelopment. During that time she read 382 pages. We have pledged 10p for every page read, and have donated 38.20 to … Continue reading Sophia Raises Funds for Playground
Over the past couple of weeks Ms Anstruther has been helping P4B to learn all about the brain, its functions and how it affects learning. Tuesday has been 'Brain Day' in 4B!Find out more on the P4 Class Page.Ms Anstruther has been teaching the children some methods to help them remember things better.At the end … Continue reading Ms Anstruther Leads ‘Brain Days’ in P4B
Very well done to our JRSOs Kirsty and Morgan (Aidan was unfortunately absent today) and to P4B and Miss McGrouther who superbly led our P4-7 Road Safety Assembly on Friday 14th November. Our JRSOs took us through a 'Be Bright, Be Seen' quiz and P4B demonstrated how reflective clothing and accessories help keep us safe. … Continue reading P4-P7 Road Safety Assembly
Sarah Deters, Edinburgh University Musical Instrument MuseumWe cannot thank Sarah Deters from Edinburgh University's Museum of Musical Instruments enough! Sarah, a primary school teacher in America and now head of Outreach for the Museum, had such a lovely manner with the children when she provided an amazing six workshops this week - all three Primary … Continue reading Musical Instrument Museum Workshops
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!
To mark World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday 2nd April, Sciennes' parent Mrs Catto-Smith organised a 'Bounce for Autism' event for pupils in P3C and P4C.
Lots of our children took part in the Edinburgh Sport Relief Run a Mile event last weekend. Here is Sam proudly sporting his medal.
Well done to all the families who contributed to Sciennes' Harvest Appeal led by P3 and Ms Anstruther. Here is a very kind email we received from Ewan at the Edinburgh North West Foodbank:Many thanks for your help and support this morning as Tom and I collected the remainder of your Harvest Collection. I can … Continue reading Amazing Harvest Appeal
As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations we would like to collect food for the Edinburgh North West Foodbank. This is an organisation which helps people who are struggling to buy enough food to feed themselves and their families. All food must be long life and not fresh. Please do not send beans or soup … Continue reading P3 Food Bank Kids
A big thank you to Robin Williamson at BikeTrax for supplying us with our new balance bikes at a fabulous price.
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the fantastic P2 team - Miss Kelly, Ms Ross and Miss Dodds with Mrs Whiteman and Mrs Wilkins - put on a superb show for families.Here is a video of their spectacular performance: Sciennes P2 Nativity … Continue reading P2 Nativity
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the fantastic P2 team - Miss Kelly, Ms Ross and MissDodds with Mrs Whiteman and Mrs Wilkins - put on a superb show for families.Thank you to Ms Ross for these photographs of the dazzling and … Continue reading P2 Nativity