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.




Health Focus

photoThe whole school has taken part in a two week health focus entitled “Looking After Me”.

Health Focus

There have been a wide selection of activities including: art therapy, heartstart, touch rugby, Upbeat Dance, visit from an occupational therapist, input on ADHD and a mixed stage learning afternoon working co-operatively.

Individual classes supplemented this work in class and carried out activities on hygiene, keeping safe and discussing our own individual selling points to mention but a few.  And there has been an attempt by teachers to take learning outdoors too.

We hope the children enjoyed participating.



Rights Respecting Schools Newsletter

RRSA GroupOur Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group wanted to help promote awareness of the work we do in school with our parents and suggested a newsletter.

So here is our first one! We are very proud of all we do at here at Lasswade Primary School in this respect.

We hope you enjoy.

March Newsletter

P4 News

Cartoon-Human-Organ-Icon-Vector-Illustration-1Since Christmas, P4 have been enjoying the science focus in class learning all about the human body, its organs and bones and how to keep these healthy.  We also studied some common illnesses suffered by some of our peers, some of the symptoms and prevention measures available.  We also recognised how everyone has the right to the best possible healthcare.

We have now started a topic on Food Chains and have completed a K (Knowledge), W (What we would like to learn) and H (How we would like to learn) grid and are looking forward to learning about food chains in different communities such as the ocean, the rainforest and in our woodlands.

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P1 Learning Superheroes

SuperheroOur P1 pupils have been working hard in class with Miss Binnie and Miss Adams on learning powers and how these can be used to improve learning.  They have devised some superhero characters including Tough Tina and Imogen Imagination and know which ones to call upon in their time of need.
Meet these amazing characters.


P4 News

fish in room 11P4 have had a very busy term 2!

We have completed a mini project on the Islam faith – learning all about Allah, the Propher Muhammad, the Five Pillars, Eid, Ramadan and the Qu’ran.  We also enjoyed a visit to the mosque in Edinburgh.

We are now immersed in the novel The Fish in Room 11 and are enjoying tasks such as hot seating, conscience alley, thought tracking and lots of artists impressions.  Our writing is all linked to the novel too. We are enjoying working in pairs and supporting one and other.

Every Wednesday, we are being bused to Penicuik for swimming lessons and these will continue into late January.  Thanks to all the parents who are accompanying us.

We have recently enjoyed celebrating the 25th birthday of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and delivered a successful assembly to our parents and the whole school raising awareness of the UNCRC.

We are now looking forward to the lead up to Christmas with our lunch, the pantomine, our party and a visit to Mr Mitchell’s church.