The Winners!

The sun shone on Sports Day and everyone had a great morning. Thanks to all the helpers and to all the parents who came along to cheer the children on. It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs Innes and Callum back to Loretto and to have them present the Gavin Innes trophy to Isaac Flunkert from P1. Well done to Aidan Garland-McGlynn for winning footballer of the year and a final WELL DONE to the winning house!! Let’s hope we have a few more sunny days between now and the end of term for all the end of term trips.

PC Smith Visits Loretto R.C.

Today, as part of Health Week, we were learning how to keep ourselves safe whilst out and about. PC Smith, our community police officer came to talk to each class. He spoke to P1 about staying safe in a car, road safety and what to do if they ever get lost. P1 had some excellent answers and enjoyed trying on PC Smith’s uniform!

Here are some pictures of us enjoying the visit!

Football – Grandison Memorial Trophy

Well done to all of the boys who played in the Grandison Memorial Trophy on Friday! We won! The skill and attitude of all of the boys was brilliant.
On the day we drew with Campie and Stoneyhill and then won against the Burgh, 4-3, putting us into the final against Campie. What a final! We won 7-1 and the boys were outstanding!
I am very proud of you all and a special thanks to our two P6 boys – Gianluca and Cameron for taking part too.

Well done boys!
The Jannie 🙂

Smoothie Making

As part of Health Week Primary 1K and Primary 1H set up a smoothie café in their classrooms on Tuesday. We had a raspberry and banana smoothie and a mango, pineapple and orange smoothie on offer! P2, P2/3 and P3/4 came along to test them out! The classes watched the smoothies being made in one room and then were brought through to the Healthy Eating Café in the other where waiters and waitresses took orders and brought their customers a delicious drink. P1 worked very hard to decide on and create their menus and to train to work in the café. They did very well. While their customers were waiting they were able to play healthy eating games and enjoy each other’s company. We are all very much enjoying health week – thank you to Mrs Ramage for all her hard work in organising it! Here are some pictures of P2 visiting the café…

We hope lots of children have come home with ideas for their own smoothie recipes! 🙂

Get Going!

Get Going is a free and fun Healthy Lifestyle Programme. It runs for 9 weeks and is a group based, motivating, interactive programme based in community venues. It’s aim is to help families to make small realistic changes to their lifestyles to ensure children and parents keep to a healthy weight. Families or professionals can fill in a referral form at www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/getgoing/

Whilst the children take part in fun activities, parents discuss ideas and weekly topics, with guided support from Healthy Lifestyle Coaches. Become more active ~ Eat well ~ Achieve a healthier weight … the fun way!

Those taking part in the programme will be eligible for a free Access to Leisure Card.

If you need any more information, Mandy Bruce, Child Healthy Lifestyle

Co-ordinator can be contacted on 01620 828 760 or 07530 311 852.


 

 

Smoothie Making by Primary 1

All the classes went along to Primary 1 this week and once we had been given a demonstration on how to make a smoothie, we were invited to take a seat in the café and sample them. They tasted wonderful. There was a choice of raspberry and banana or mango, pineapple and orange. Not only did the children make and serve the smoothies, they also provided us with games to play which taught us even more about healthy living.
Thanks for doing that Primary 1, it was a very enjoyable experience.

Summer Fair

Friday, June 6th will be one of the busiest days of the school year. In the morning the Sports Day takes place, and everyone is welcome to come along from 9am. Staff are looking for volunteers to help out at some of the events – it’s usually nothing more than keeping count, or holding one end of a finish line! If you can help, even for 30 minutes, please either pop in to the office, or reply to this email.

Following the Sports Day, the Summer Fair will take place from 12-2 on Friday 6th. This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, and your support is always very welcome. We will have a large array of stalls and games, with hot food and cream teas available too.

A new event this year is the inaugural Great Loretto Bake-Off, where home baking donations can optionally be judged, with an attractive prize for the winner!

We are also looking for people to man stands and help with teas etc. for 30 minute slots of the Fair – again, please either speak to a class rep, reply to the email or pop into the office. Hope to see as many people there as possible, so spread the word.

Raffle tickets and tickets for a Loretto Cream Tea will be sold in advance, so keep an eye out for those.

Finally, the Parent Council AGM will be held on June 17th. We are always looking for more people to get involved, so if you’d like to find out more, please come along.

Health Week and Sports Day

2nd June – 6th June will be Health Week at Loretto and to finish the week we will have Sports Day. As always, parents are very welcome to come along on the Friday morning to see the children participating in the activities and the races. We still require some helpers, so if you are able to help on Friday 6th June, please let the school office know. On Sports Day it is great if children can wear their house colours. Ask your child which house they are in and if possible allow them to wear a top which will identify them as belonging to their house. St Andrew is blue, St Michael is red and St Patrick is green.Throughout the week we will have a number of visitors in school working with the children. Please make sure your child has their gym kit in school next week. Let’s hope we have a fun week and that the children enjoy learning about the benefits of leading an active life. Thank you for your support.