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Nut Aware School

Just a reminder to all parents that pupils should refrain from bringing any snacks which contain nuts or any nut products in their packed lunch as we have a number of children who have severe allergies to nuts.

Your support is much appreciated.

For any further advice or guidance please download the attached factsheet.




Nut Aware


Lasswade’s Got Talent Event

Lasswades Got Talent

Science Masterclasses

Science GeekNext week will see the start of our science Masterclasses.  The children will be mixed and have the opportunity to work with a range of science experiences and outcomes:

P2 and P3 – Magnets, Dissolving, Electrical Circuits and Materials

P4 and P5 – Dissolving, Chemical Reactions, Citizen Science and Electricity

P6 and P7 – Filtering Water, Vibrations, Earth Layers and Floating and Sinking

Children will experience all 4 sessions over a two week period.


Our Parent Council Presents ……Blingo!

Tickets are available from the school office at £10 or from Liberty and Ruby Smith’s mum.  It promises to be a good night!!!


Learning Superheroes

File-10-05-2015-15-53-13Our P1 teachers, Lynsey Binnie and Alison Adams, led a learning conversation at #PedagooPrimary entitled: Using ‘Learning Superheroes’ to develop growth mindsets in the Early Years.

They shared their work on developing growth mindsets in the Early Years through the use of ‘Learning Superheroes’. They drew upon relevant theory and research to discuss how this impacts upon what children perceive a ‘good learner’ to be.

You can listen to the learning conversation on the following link:



School-NewsPlease find attached the latest school newsletter with information on P7 camp, P6 skiing and some important dates for the diary for term 4.

April Newsletter

Fairtrade Tuckshop

Fairtrade  LogoJust a reminder that the tuck shop will continue to run this term on a Tues for P1-P3 pupils and on Wednesdays for P4-P7 pupils.

The tuck shop is always very well supported by our pupils and a massive thank you to our P7 pupils who manage and operate the tuck shop with confidence.


Rights Respecting Schools

b04f9d8d21d7de12394136a7fd3ac220This May and June will see another busy term at Lasswade Primary School.

Our teachers have been linking their interdisciplinary topics to the rights of the child.  Here are some of the plans in store:

P1 – People Who Help Us – All adults should do what is best for you (article 3)

P2 – The Senses – the Government’s obligations to children who are mentally or physically disabled (article 23)

P3 – James and the Giant Peach (Literacy) – the Government’s obligations to protect children against maltreatment and abuse (article 19) and Classification and Minibeasts – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, and the environment (article 29)

P4 – Weather -the right to information from national and international mass media (article 17) and Financial Education – the child’s right to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development (article 27)

P5 – John Muir – The right to life (article 6) and the child’s right to an education (article 28)

P6 – Keeping Myself Safe – All adults should do what is best for you (article 3)

P7 – Keeping Myself Safe – All adults should do what is best for you (article 3) and The Divided City (Literacy) – the rights of children belonging to ethnic, religious or linguistic minority groups

In June, as part of our community focus we will be looking at global issues and revisiting the Millenium Development Goals – more to follow on this shortly.




Our New Head Teacher

Welcome to Miss Donaldson who joins us from Bonnyrigg Primary to act up as our Head Teacher.

Miss Donaldson has had a good first few days and is very excited to be back at Lasswade Primary.

She is very much looking forward to working with our staff, pupils and parents over the coming months.

Miss Donaldson


April Newsletter

School-NewsWelcome to Miss Donaldson who joins us this week to assume our Head Teacher role.  We hope week one has gone well?

Please find the April Newsletter attached.

April Newsletter