Wildlife Garden

Outline plan version2 tweetOur open morning on Saturday 19th September was a huge success.

Many thanks to all the parents and pupils who came along to help plant in the garden.  It was well attended and the weather could not have been kinder.

Here are some of the photographs taken.

The garden is now almost complete but is ready to be enjoyed by our pupils with immediate effect.

Many thanks to Lynn Hill for all her hard work and effort 🙂


P1 News

After a settled start at Lasswade Primary School, our new P1’s have been very busy exploring the school and enjoying their learning in the classroom. We have been learning lots of new sounds and are beginning to build and make words with the sounds we have learned so far which has been very exciting. We are even trying to write our new sounds in cursive script which, although challenging, has shown that our new P1’s are all very successful learners indeed.

We have enjoyed talking about how to be a good learner. We now know that we can stretch and exercise our brains so that we become better learners as we grow up. We have also been learning about Growth Mindsets and Fixed Mindsets and how having a Growth Mindset can positively impact on our learning. At the moment, we are reading ‘Ish’ by Peter Reynolds which communicates the important message that we should never give up on something that we love doing.


We enjoyed our time spent with our P7 buddies at the beginning of the year and we would like to say a big thank you to our responsible Primary 7’s and their teachers for all of their support and kindness during our first weeks at school.

Borders Railway Opening

All aboard to celebrate the Borders Railway opening!

Come along to the free community events on Saturday 5 September

  • Newton village green, EH22 1SW from 11am to 3.30pm
  • Edinburgh College, Eskbank, EH22 3FR, from 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Birkenside Park, Gorebridge, EH23 4JS from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • National Mining Museum of Scotland, EH22 4QN, from 11.00am to 4.00pm

Music  — refreshments — plenty of fun for all the family — Just turn up!

Visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/community-events for more details.

Midfest 2015: It’s bigger, brighter and better than ever!

Friday 4 to Sunday 13 September at venues across Midlothian

It’s the annual arts festival with extra sparkle! For details of the full programme and how to book, visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/midfest or pick up a programme from local libraries, council offices, schools, leisure centres and other outlets.

Music Fans

Midstock – Saturday 12 September, Dalkeith Country Park

 The hugely popular Midstock music festival is set to be bigger and better in 2015, with 11 acts headlined by the Fratellis, Fish and the Hoosiers.  Adult tickets are normally £40 but you can snap them up for £25…a saving of £15!  Visit www.midstockfestival.com Make your selection and enter the code MIDSTOCK25 at the checkout to receive your discount.

 Family Entertainment

 It’s fun… it’s FREE… it’s for all the family! 

Midfest Family Fun Day – Sunday 13 September, 11.30am until 7pm

Dalkeith Country Park

Attractions include the Royal Scots Pipe Band, Taiko Drummers, Funbox, Domestics, Skababs, Milestone, Beeslack High School Band and Samba Band, St David’s Brass Band.  There’ll also be food and drink, fairground attractions, arts and crafts stalls, and a community safety village.  Although the fun day is free, it is a ticketed event.  Visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/midfest to book

Parent Council

Parent CouncilOur first Parent Council meeting will take place on Monday 7th September at 6.45pm in the staff room.

We would like to extend an invite to all parents in our school.

We look forward to welcoming you along.

Parent Council