P6A pupils and Pupil ECO Group reps were delighted to have an opportunity to meet with Ms Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, on Wednesday 14th June, just ahead of the inaugural National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15th June, to share what they have been learning about air … Continue reading MSP Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Climate Change Visits Sciennes
As you may be aware this Thursday (15th) is the first National Clean Air Day which coincides with Cycle to School week. This is a perfect opportunity to continue the great work that Sciennes has done in promoting safer, healthier travel to school and of course to raise awareness about the dangers of air pollution. … Continue reading Take the Pledge on Clean Air Day!
Wild About Scotland sans bus!Excellent sessions from the fabulous Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Wild About Scotland team which P4 and P5 classes loved, on Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May. Kirsty and Rosie expertly led thoroughly engaging and perfectly pitched sessions on wildcats and beavers, highlighting key conservation issues for our pupils. … Continue reading Pupils Go Wild for Wild About Scotland!
Grateful thanks to Brian Davison, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing, and his students for fantastic robot workshops on Thursday 24th March for each of our three P6 classes.Excellent feedback from pupils and staff ahead of the team's Edinburgh International Science Festival free workshops next week at the National Museum, … Continue reading Napier University Robots Science Festival Preview for P6!
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!
Sciennes science fest celebrates fundraising successArticle Posted on 16 June 2015 by Children & Families City of Edinburgh Bright Futures website At the beginning of the month, parents, pupils and staff of Sciennes Primary School got together for a special science fair to celebrate the school’s successful fundraising drives. The event featured workshops provided by members of … Continue reading Sciennes Science Festival Celebrates Fundraising Success
This year's Sciennes Summer Science Fair has made over £7,000 - incredible! Thank you everyone for attending, contributing and supporting.The precise amount raised by the Fair will be shared as soon as our finance team has processed final fair expenses. We'll be reporting back week beginning 12th June as regards the playground fundraising total. It … Continue reading Astonishing £7000 Raised at Summer Science Fair!
At Sciennes, we recognise that we are incredibly fortunate to enjoy such strong partnerships with families and to have such ongoing marvellous parental support.Saturday 6th June, saw the culmination of tireless efforts to create the most remarkable parent led Science Fair : organised and led by parents - supported by staff and pupils - with … Continue reading Remarkable Parent Led Summer Science Fair a Resounding Success!
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including... Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The Living World Zone featuring the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Badgers and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; The Neuroscience Zone - build your own cells and find out how your brain worksThe Geology and … Continue reading TODAY! SCIENCE FAIR 12.30pm-3.30pm
We are SO excited about the Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as an added extra, there will be science activities, workshops and talks. This year, the fair is FREE - a big thank you to everyone for what has been an amazing year of fundraising. COME FOR LUNCH … Continue reading 2015 Summer Science Fair
Spectacular Summer Science Fair Today at Sciennes Primary School12.30pm-3.30pmDon't miss it!
We are SO excited about this year's Summer Fair! It features many of the usual fun and attractions but as an added extra, there will be science activities, workshops and talks. This year, the fair is FREE - a big thank you to everyone for what has been an amazing year of fundraising. WE STILL … Continue reading Get Involved in the Sciennes Science Fair!
All the Fun of the Science Fair, including... Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions in the Sensory Room The Living World Zone featuring the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Badgers and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; The Neuroscience Zone - build your own cells and find out how your brain worksThe Geology and … Continue reading Roll Up, Roll Up for FREE Science Fair Attractions!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/128795081Many thanks to the Parent Council for filming and editing this marvellous taster video to promote the Sciennes Summer Science Fair taking place onSaturday 6th June, 12.30-3.30pm.It will be a spectacular - and unmissable - way to thank all our fundraisers.Can you guess who the mystery dancer is? Nice moves!Everyone welcome - please come along … Continue reading Coming Soon….Sciennes Parent Council Presents … "SCIENCE FAIR: THE THANK YOU"
SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 6th JUNE 12.30pm - 3.30pmThe Sciennes Parent Council has come up with a magnificent way to say THANK YOU to all our fundraisers. THE MOST AMAZING programme of FREE activities and events has been organised by Aileen Nimmo, Convener of the Fundraising and Events Group, assisted by Mr McKenna and the … Continue reading How Can We Begin to Thank You? How About a Free Science Fair?
Sciennes' parent Nigel Douglas is posing the question to Sir Richard Branson, do you “Want to Save the Planet?” via his “Pitch to Rich 2015” competition. Nigel is Founder and CEO of Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) and seeks your help in voting for his pitch to win Virgin Business' exciting competition. Please share via social … Continue reading Pitching to Save the Planet – Vote Now
All twelve P4-7 classes set off to the Meadows to experience the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20th March, armed with safety instructions, pinhole viewers of various designs and some colanders. It was great to be joined by so many parents. P1-3 experienced the eclipse in the playground and it was a memorable whole school … Continue reading Solar Eclipse in the Meadows and Playground
Grateful thanks to Sciennes' parent of Diya and Thomas, Professor Michael Eddleston, who delivered perfectly pitched talks to both our P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 27th February. Professor Eddleston asked the question 'Why do people become Scientists?' and gave examples of some famous scientists and how their questions and discoveries have impacted on the … Continue reading Professor Michael Eddleston Science Assemblies
P6 and P7 pupils from Sciennes and P7 pupils from Tollcross have been very fortunate to be given the chance to take part in engaging workshops led by Education Officers Lindsay and Jamie from Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th February in their 'Wild About Scotland' double decker outreach … Continue reading All Aboard the Wild About Scotland Bus
What a fascinating and inspiring presentation from internationally eminent Paleontologist Dr Steve Brusatte at both P1-3 and P4-7 Assemblies on Friday 5th February about his work as a Dinosaur and Fossil Expert. Originally from Chicago, Dr Steve, now based at Edinburgh University, travels the world giving lectures and was a consultant on BBC's 'Walking with … Continue reading Paleontologist Dr Steve Brusatte
Mark McKenna expertly delivers Science and Technologies in P3-P7, as well as advising P1 and P2 with their Science programme. A practical, highly engaging and progressive programme has been fine tuned over many years and Mr McKenna has designed innovative assessment materials to accompany it. Most of the weekly classes take place in our well … Continue reading Check Out Our New Science Blog
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
P5 are learning which chemicals produce which colours in fireworks as an introduction to their study of Energy. Mr McKenna ably delivers supremely engaging Science lessons for P3-P7 each week in our Science lab and there is always something amazing going on!
Mr McKenna arranged free workshops with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) for P3-P7 classes as part of his Science programme. Thank you very much to Amy who came along to give the children a presentation on the work of the charity and provided games and activities. Olivia and Mia … Continue reading SSPCA
A photograph of Adam and Aidan in P7A pictured with Board Member Dame Ellen MacArthur has been published on the Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland website.http://www.yecscotland.co.uk/BT's Corporate Social Responsibility Board, chaired by Sir Michael Rake, dropped in to view Ms French's electronics soldering workshop at Sciennes Primary Young Engineers Club in March.Read more about … Continue reading Young Engineers and Science Clubs
Eimear MacLeod and Adam Paton greeted our visiting dignitaries and luminaries on Thursday 14th March and introduced them to Mrs Noble before taking them up to Ms French's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club in the Science Base. Pupils from the club were able to demonstrate their soldering and electronics skills, assisted by Mr … Continue reading Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Ms French, assisted by Mr Kearton, has been running her hugely popular and successful Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) after school club over the last few years and this week the children will receive a visit from Dame Ellen MacArthur and other visiting dignitaries and luminaries from the Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business, … Continue reading Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM)