January has been a busy month at Lasswade but February is shaping up to be just as busy with visits from Generation Science for all stages, Parental Consultations (on 19th and 20th February) and all our children working hard on the reading challenge.

The January newsletter is attached.

January Newsletter


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Lasswade Primary School Family Ceilidh

Lasswade Parent Council presents

The Lasswade Primary School Family CeilidhWednesday, 5th February 2014

Bonnyrigg Rose Social Club

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tickets: Adults £5                     Kids £2                                     Family £10

(Ticket price includes a light supper of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties plus shortbread fingers)

Featuring live music from Tommy Lawson, the night will include a wide variety of dances, clearly called so that everyone in the family can join in the fun!

The ever popular “Tartan Tombola” will also take place with Scottish themed donations gratefully received.

Please return your ticket requests by Friday 31st January 2014.



Tea Towels

Just to let you know that we still have tea towels available for each stage.

Please contact the school office if you are interested in purchasing.

Many thanks.

P2 News

We have been enjoying celebrating Scotland Homecoming in a variety of ways. This year Primary 2 are looking at the story of The Boy and the Bunnet which was shown at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012. The children have enjoyed listening to the story and identifying the different instruments for each character e.g. Neil is a fiddle, granny is a cello etc.

It has really brought the story to life and some of our activities have included using instruments to make our own sound stories and retelling the story through drama. We have also learnt songs and poems. We are really looking forward to The Scots Showcase.

Primary 2 will also have a visit from The Generation Science to take part in a workshop about Day and Night which links to our topic.

Learning outdoors is part of our weekly timetable this session and we have enjoyed a variety of different activities using our literacy, numeracy, art and science skills.  We have also been working with some PE students from Edinburgh College on a Thursday morning.  We have enjoyed learning different ball skills with them.

We are also very excited about The Reading Challenge which was launched today. During this term we will be reading a variety of books at home and school which we can share and enjoy together.

We hope you can come to The Scots Showcase.

We have a bulb which is growing beautifully in the classroom and hopefully the ones at home are too. We would like the daffodil bulbs brought back in March but will send a not home with a definite date.

Reading Challenge Launch

Lasswade Primary School are taking part in the Reading Challenge organised by the Authority.  We are launching the challenge on Monday in a special assembly to which we invite the children to bring a cushion and enjoy a comfy seat in our hall and listen to some good stories.

There will be lots of extra activities happening in school over the next few weeks to promote reading and to encourage the children to read more books,

Watch this space!!!

Learning Council Report on Visit to Rosewell PS

We went to Rosewell Primary on Thursday 9th January.  Firstly, we got back to our teams and caught up with each other. Then we got into a circle and played the name game and after that we played a memory game. After the games we did an activity called A Recipe forLearning and we had to make a recipe on a bit of paper about what makes good learning – we all had really good discussions! We had a snack and a tour around the school before we left. Rosewell are getting a lovely new extension and have a new staff room and entrance area! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon at the High school.

By Michael, Euan, Isla and Fatima


January Newsletter

Our January Newletter invites you to our Scots Focus Showcase on Monday 27th January.  It also provides dates for the diary and information on what to do in winter weather. Also, watch out for Scooterpods which are about to be installed in the playground.

January Newsletter


Nursery News

A very happy new year to all of our nursery families! We have really enjoyed hearing about your festive fun from the children. Thank you to everyone who has already completed their ‘My Christmas Story’ sheet. 

As part of the whole school Scots focus on storytelling, we have started the term by exploring what we already know about Scotland. We have enjoyed making tartan patterns, wearing kilts, learning some Scots language and playing in ‘oor wee hoose’.

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