Primary 1/2 have a new blog!

Mrs Smith is trialling a class blog with her Primary 1/2 class so that parents/ carers can see some of the Learning that is happening in her class. She will be using the Learning Journeys in jotters less until the end of term while she tries this out. Have a look at her blog here. If you have any questions about the blog please contact the school. Visit it regularly as it will be frequently updated.

Primary 1 Meeting – Friday 19th August, 9.15 am

 Dear Parents/Carers

As previously discussed at the Primary 1 Induction Meeting, there is a meeting this Friday, 19th August in the Hall at 9.15 a.m. At this meeting I will be discussing homework, phonics and other general information about starting Primary 1. If you unable to attend this meeting please get in touch with the school office and I will arrange an alternative time to meet with you.


Depute Head Teacher


Dear Parents,


The children are getting very excited about this week and are looking and sounding wonderful.

For both performances of the Nativity you should enter through the Main Door only. You should hand over your tickets there. Some P7 children will collect the donations for charity.

At the end of the Nativity please leave by the Blue Unit door. We will have photographs on display in the corridor of every child in P1 and P2 with their Nativity costume on. These will be available for you to purchase at a cost of £2. This money will go to school funds.

I am instructed by the local Authority Legal & Democratic Services Department to advise you that filming and photographing the Nativity will be permitted during the performance.

Any parent who does not want their child/children photographed/filmed are advised to inform the school where alternative arrangements can be made for them during the performance.

Please contact me in writing before the event if you do not want your child to be involved in filming etc.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Hope you enjoy the Nativity.

Yours sincerely,


Depute Head Teacher

P1 Evening Express First Class Photos

A photographer from the Evening Express will be in school on the morning of Tuesday 14th September to photograph all our Primary One children.

These pictures will appear in the Evening Express in the upcoming weeks.

If you do not wish your child’s photograph to appear in the press you must notify the school before Tuesday .

You can purchase a copy of the pictures through the school at a discounted rate and we will issue details of this once we have the details from the E.E.

Christmas Nativity at Loirston

Dear Parents of P1 and P2 Pupils,

The children would like to invite you to see their Christmas Nativity, ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’. The children have all worked very hard and look forward to performing for you.

We expect demand for seats to be high, so two performances have been scheduled for –

Monday 7th December at 2 p.m.
Tuesday 8th December at 9.30 a.m.

Because our school hall has a restricted seating capacity, tickets will be issued to keep a check on numbers.

If you would like the children to help you get in the Christmas spirit, please return the reply slip indicating your preferred day and number of tickets required. Unfortunately a maximum of three tickets only can be issued per family initially, any spares will be then issued on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Although there is no charge for the tickets, a collection will be taken.

The children are asked to design tickets this year. Because it is such a busy time it is difficult to hear reading as often as usual so I ask that you bear with us.

Dressing the children prior to each performance is usually a race against time. If you would like to help your child’s class in this area please let the class teacher know by indicating on the return slip.

I hope you will be able to attend and that you enjoy the performance.

Depute Head Teacher


It is important that returns are sent back by Friday 27th November so remaining tickets can be offered and allocated.

Child’s Name_________________________________ Class___________________

I would like ticket/s for Monday 7th December at 2 p.m.


I would like ticket/s for Tuesday 8th December at 9.30 a.m