Christmas Fair Appeal for Friday 4th December 2015

xmas_appeal_2Dear All
Christmas Fair Appeal for Friday 4th December 2015
It’s the school Christmas Fair next Friday 12pm-2pm and we’re asking if you can please make a donation from the following list:
  • Bottles for the tombola, which can be water, juice, sauce, bubble bath, alcohol etc.
  •  Chocolate for the tombola and hampers (boxes, bars, coins etc.) 
  •  Nearly new or new unwanted gifts so the children can buy a wee Christmas present.  Children will also have the option to gift wrap these gifts at the Fair so any unwanted Christmas wrapping paper would be most welcome too.
  • Home Baking will be very gratefully received on the Friday morning of the Fair.  Who will be Loretto’s Great Festive Baker?!
  • Your time is the most precious donation of all.  Please let us know if you can help out on the day and email or speak to any Class Rep in the playground.  Just 15/20 minutes on a rota basis would be a great help and some parents are child swapping with a friend to help out for a short time. 

We look forward to seeing you all there :-)

Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 visit Musselburgh Library.

libraryOn Wednesday P1 and P1/2 enjoyed a lovely walk to the library. At the library we listened carefully to 3 stories. ‘Shark in the Park’, ‘Don’t wake the Beastie’ and ‘Rhino, what Rhino?’. We then voted for our favourite and ‘Shark in the Park’ was the winner!Back at school the Primary 1 children were gifted their Bookbug pack. Over the next few weeks we shall read the 3 shortlisted stories for the Children’s Book Awards, these are included in the Bookbug pack. In the New Year we shall vote for our favourite. We encourage the children to read these super stories at home.

Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 learning about the sun and stars.

Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 have been learning about the stars and the sun. We created star paintings inspired by star photographs from the ‘Hubble website’ and ‘Jackson Pollock’ . Using a torch and globe we demonstrated how day and night occur due to the Earth spinning once every 24 hours. We also recorded how shadows move throughout the day due to the position of the sun. The children are excited to now begin our learning about the moon!

‘ I learned that stars explode and that the sun is a star.’ (Max)

‘ I learned that the sun doesn’t move and that our planet spins really fast.’ (Charlie)

‘I learned that Earth moves round all the time.’ (Orla)

A Fun Day by Loretto Swimmers

On Sunday 15th November Meagan, Maja and Luke took part in a Swimming Gala. They were all representing the school as well as their club. They did very well and between them they managed to win two gold medals and one silver. During the Gala a number of new personal best times were achieved by these Primary 7 pupils. They all had a fun day and would happily represent Loretto RC at any future competitions.

Mock Court Appearance


This week P7 had two appearances in court; once as pursuers in the mock court case and once as defenders.
Both teams did very well! They presented their cases using clear and precise language. They backed up their arguments with evidence. It was especially interesting for us all to watch the examinations and cross examinations. We are so proud of our solicitors and our witnesses. We are so proud of everyone because every P7 contributed to the success of the project.
The court is now dismissed!

Healthy Eating

We would just like to thank Primary 7 for running our Healthy Eating Tuck Shop and a big WELL DONE to all the children who are buying healthy snacks. This could be a good time for us all to take a look at the snacks we eat at break times and the treats we may have in our packed lunches. Please make sure you are not eating too many sweet, sugary foods and always try to bring a healthy snack to school.

Invitation to the Blessing of the Nativity Scene and Carol Service

Message from Sir Tom Farmer:

As last year was such a success, we are returning to St. Andrew’s Square Gardens on the East side of George Street, Edinburgh to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Edinburgh.

This popular event brings together people from all denominations and will include carol singing led by the Exile Gospel Choir and of course everyone who comes along joins in for the launch of the advent Christmas Calendar.

This is the thirteenth year we have held this service and we will be joined by The Most Reverend Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrew’s & Edinburgh, Bishop John Armes, Dean of Edinburgh Diocese, Dr Karen Campbell, Moderator, Presbytery of Edinburgh, The Reverend Tony Bryer, City Centre Workplace Chaplain and Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, who will join together in prayer and a blessing.

Please see the attached.