Friday Note 28.11.19

January 23, 2020 Off By Lynne Smith

Friday Note


Dear Families,

Creativity in STEM showcase at national conference

We were enormously proud this week as our two P6 STEM Leaders, Olivia and Morven, presented at the National Creative Learning Network event at Dynamic Earth on Wednesday, supported by our STEM teacher, Mrs Dixon. They led 80 senior education staff in a STEM Challenge to showcase the skills dev eloped in STEM lessons. They represented our school wonderfully well!

The event organiser sent us a lovely email:

“Thank you so much for your input at our event today. Morven and Olivia are true ambassadors for their school and indeed for STEM! We very much enjoyed hearing the story of Creativity in STEM at Ratho; the feedback from delegates has been extremely positive.”

Well done Olivia and Morven, we look forward to you leading more STEM activities at our school!

Nursery curriculum

We were delighted to share our nursery curriculum infographic this week. We are aiming to make our school policies and procedures as easy to read as possible. Please let us know what you think!

Healthy snacks

We have noticed a growing number of children coming into school with high sugar sweets for their snacks at playtime. It would be great if children could be provided with a healthy snack that will sustain them during the morning and aid their focus and concentration. We have fruit, left over from lunches, available in the playground for children who would like it. We will encourage children who have high sugar sweets to keep them for after school and provide an alternative.

Primary 7 Balerno Sports event

Our Primary 7 pupils attended a sports event at Balerno High School with our cluster primaries Dean Park and Kirknewton. This was part of their transition into S1 and an opportunity to get to know staff and children from the other schools before next year. The children really enjoyed themselves!

Primary 7 sharing the learning event

It was lovely to see so many parents and carers in the Primary 7 classroom on Thursday as the children shared their learning about some inspirational figures and presented on their responsibilities in their final year of primary school.

Have a lovely weekend,