Grateful thanks to Mr MacSween for visiting school on 29th January 2018 in support of our whole school Scotland focus and in celebration of Burns Day. All Primary Six pupils have been learning Burns' poetry in preparation for the annual Burns Recital Steven Lui Cup competition and it was wonderful to hear his fantastic rendition … Continue reading Thank you Mr MacSween!
Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone in Primary Six for rising to the challenge. The finalists gave sterling performances in front of the entire - hugely supportive - P6 year group on Monday 12th March 2018. The finalists selected from each … Continue reading Hannah Wins Steven Lui Cup!
We were extremely excited to welcome acclaimed and bestselling author M.G. Leonard to Sciennes to give a presentation to P5A, P5B and P4C pupils on Thursday 27th AprilCopies of her book then were on sale centrally outside the Hall with an opportunity to meet the author and have copies signed and dedicated, for those who … Continue reading M.G. Leonard at Sciennes!
What an extraordinary opportunity for our three P6 classes this week to work with accomplished comedy writer, comedian, producer and The Stand Comedy Club compere, Sciennes' dad, Richard Melvin and his friends from Dabstar Productions! Using the BBC RND Comedy Classroom resources, groups of P6 pupils scripted, rehearsed with help from Richard and fellow comedian … Continue reading P6 Comedy Festival – Thank You Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Al Lorraine!
Sciennes Red Nose Day P4-7 Assembly 24.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 24th March 2017 Sciennes celebrated Red Nose Day with a whole school Comedy Festival, designed to develop confidence in public speaking and as part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, in support of Comic Relief. We watched a film about 12 year … Continue reading Red Nose Day 2017
P7 Book Launch BaDUMtsh P4-7 Assembly 17.3.17 from Sciennes Primary School On Friday 17th March we held a special assembly to launch our P7 Comedy Book "BaDUMtsh", professionally formatted and published by Sciennes' parent and published author, Mary Turner Thomson, through her Whitewater Publishing Company. Mary addressed the P4-7 Assembly and explained the significant achievement … Continue reading P7 Book Launch in Support of Comic Relief
Check out these great recommendations on Ms French's blog of pupil book reviews http://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.uk
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
Check out these pupil book reviews on Ms French's blog for great ideas for summer reading:http://bookreviewpass.blogspot.co.ukSubmit a photograph of yourself reading in an unusual place to P6astore@hotmail.co.ukto be considered for a book token prize on offer for each class.Take part in the Tesco Summer Reading Challenge at libraries across the city, including Newington Library. Happy … Continue reading Sciennes Extreme Reading Challenge
Primary Seven will mark the launch of their book "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" containing family histories, stories and poems about the men and women of the First World War on Wednesday 24th June at The Studio, Edinburgh Festival Theatre between 9.30am and 10.30am, with special cake and juice ready for them on their return to school.P7 … Continue reading P7 "Sciennes Remembers 1914-1918" Book Launch
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!
Author Nora ChasslerPrimary Seven pupils were so privileged on Wednesday 20th May to have an opportunity to work with American author (now based in Edinburgh) Nora Chassler. They gained an incredible insight into the processes of writing as she planned a joint story with all three classes! Nora carefully guided our pupils in moulding a … Continue reading Author Nora Chassler Writes with P7!
Janis Mackay, celebrated and award winning children's author, was invited by Ms Bethan Owen to become Sciennes' Patron of Reading and we are all thrilled that Janis has accepted this role. She will work with the school over the next three years and she gave inspiring, masterclass presentations to both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on … Continue reading Janis Mackay, Sciennes’ Patron of Reading, at Assemblies
We are absolutely delighted that Scottish Author Janis Mackay has recently become Sciennes' Patron of Reading.What is a Patron of Reading? A Patron of Reading is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a … Continue reading Celebrated Author Janis Mackay is Sciennes’ Patron Of Reading!