Goodbye P7 – we will miss you!

To Our Wonderful P7’s

The time has come to say goodbye. You have been such an amazing class. Good luck for starting high school. Reach for the stars. We will miss you.

Take care,

Mrs Hunter and Everyone at Sighthill Primary School

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The final assembly before the summer holidays – Your End of Year Assembly

Here is your last assembly of this school year. It is in two parts……this is part one!!! Part two is in the previous post. Hope you all have a lovely holiday. Take care and we will see you in August.

 

 

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Part two of ‘Our End of Year Assembly

This is part two of the assembly – looking back at this school year.

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Maximise Newsletter

Click the link to access the latest news from Maximise. It has helpful information about Tax Credits and Best Start Grants. This may be of interest to anyone who has a child reaching the age of 5 as you may be eligible for a £250 grant. The Best Start Scheme also includes grants for newborns and toddlers aged 2 – 3.5 as well as help with the cost of healthy foods. More information and how to apply can be found in the newsletter.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63557070/maximise-newsletter-start-of-school-year-summer-20-1

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P7s – It is now time to announce this year Citizenship Award Winner…….

P7’s……Mrs Dunn is about to announce this year’s Citizenship Award Winner…

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Next Session Teams

Good afternoon everyone,

P2-7 your child has now been added to a new teams page for next year. Some class teachers have popped up a video to introduce themselves so why don’t you check it out!

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Calling all P7’s……it’s your P7 Leaver’s Assembly!

To Our Amazing P7’s…….

We are so sad that we can’t have the usual P7 Leavers Assembly BUT we, along with a few friends have made this special virtual Leavers Assembly. We hope you enjoy it.

From All the Staff at Sighthill Primary

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Headteacher Further Update

Dear Sighthill Families,

You should have had a text from the City of Edinburgh Council regards Frequently Asked Questions about schools returning in August.  It states that information to parents regards their child(ren)’s pattern of in-school learning days will be out to you by Friday 26th June.   Please note that this is a change in date from yesterday’s update as to when we had hoped to get this information out.

Please bear with us at this time and hope to get the information you require as soon as we have confirmation from the City of Edinburgh Council.  In the meantime here is the link with the FAQ’s for you to look over https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schools-learning/returning-school-august-2020/1

Kind Regards

Marie Dunn

Headteacher

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Headteacher Final Update

Dear Sighthill Families,

Well we are in our final week of what can only be described as a challenging and ever changing end of session.  I hope you agree with me that we have all been on a massive learning journey emotionally, physically and mentally.  We have tried our upmost to continue to support our pupils and families throughout this session and providing our pupils with life skills that they will use throughout their lives.  Please see below my final updates:

Class Teachers for Session 2020/2021

Myself and all my staff are looking forward to welcoming your child back to Sighthill Primary school in August.   As I am sure you are aware due to the current circumstances around Covid-19 there will be a different pattern of school attendance for your child in August and there will be a separate letter confirming what this will look like for your child returning to our school which will be issued to you by  Wednesday 24th June

In the meantime, however I would like to confirm the class teachers for session 2020/2021 will be as follows:

Class Class Teacher
P1A Mrs Michelle O’Neill
P1B Miss Claire Smith
P1/2 Miss Suzanne Arnot
P2 Miss Kerrie Goodman
P3 Ms Louise Frampton
P3/4 Miss Emma Notarangelo
P4 Mrs Yvonne Gall
P5 Mrs Liza Hunter
P5/6 Miss Alessia Elia
P6 Mrs Grace Dastoori
P7 Miss Tricia Hepburn
Support for Learning Teacher Mrs Debra Hendry
ICT Teacher Mr Phill Pearce
Homelink Teacher Mrs Laura Paterson
Nurture Teacher Mrs Judith Moyes

If you have any queries regarding any of the above – please do not hesitate to contact our school office on the above number.

Please be aware that due to the ongoing situation that we find ourselves in the information we pass on currently may be subject to change.

Saying our Farewells

As you will have noticed above a particular teachers name is not on our class teacher list for next session.  Mrs Gray has been a teacher in Sighthill Primary School for over 22 years.  Many of you will remember Mrs Gray as your own teacher when you were younger and attending Sighthill, therefore will appreciate the dedication, care and support she has provided to so many of our pupils and families over the years.  She is an extremely passionate and dedicated teacher who always endeavoured to ensure that any pupils she taught were achieving the best they could.  I hope you join me in wishing her all the best in her retirement and that she will be hugely missed here at Sighthill.  Due to the current situation we are unable to give Mrs Gray the true Sighthill farewell send off we would of liked but will seek to do this once it is safe to do so.

We would also like to say a farewell to Mr Riches and wish him all the best in his future teaching career.

If you have any farewell messages or wish for your child to share a farewell message for either Mrs Gray or Mr Riches please feel free to email your message or send a photo with your message to our email account Admin@sighthill.edin.sch.uk.

Please join me in wishing them both the best of luck in their future endeavours!

Next Session

In preparation for next session there has been a survey sent out to our families to help support our planning for schools reopening.  We would really appreciate you taking the time to complete them by clicking on the links below:

Digital Audit 2https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xCzipLCHVpVCvYPfIzKU8-5URDRRREtGODIwU0ZRRVg1WU1DS05SR1gzVi4u

We are also in the process of organising our pupil ‘Bubble Groups’ that determine what pattern of days your child(ren) will be attending school for their in-school learning days.  This information will be sent out to you via email on Wednesday 24th June along with some parent guidance to support your child’s return to school.  A text will also be sent out to make sure you have received this information as it is extremely important that you adhere to the dates and times your child(ren) have been given, along with the guidance you and your child(ren) need to follow upon returning to school.  Further information and any changes will be emailed out to you prior to returning to school to keep you as informed and up to date as possible.

Final Thank You!

I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am to be the headteacher of a school community that I feel has really come together to support all our families during these times.  I would like to give a huge Thank You to the staff of Sighthill who have all been working really hard to make sure home learning opportunities are in place, carrying out wellbeing check-in calls, to delivering home learning packs and food to our families.  I would also like to give a huge Thank You to Michelle Robson and the parents who have been supporting our families and the community with lunches and food parcels at the Community Flat as well as Alan from About Youth, Whale Arts, With Kids and the Bethany Trust.  Along with Yvonne Stoddart (PTA Chair) who was able to secure Choices for Change Funding to allow us to purchase new ipads to support some of our pupils.  I’m sure all our families will join me in saying Thank You for your time, support and dedication in making sure they have what they’ve needed during these challenging times.  Most of all I would like to Thank all our parent/carer(s) who have been supporting their child(ren) during this time, from the lovely messages I have been receiving to the fabulous photos of your child(ren) enjoying varying activities, I truly Thank You!

I hope you all have a fabulous summer holiday and I can’t wait to be able to see you all ‘face to face’ in the new session!

Take Care!

Mrs Marie Dunn

Headteacher

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Wellbeing Warriors Week 12

Well-Being Warriors Week 12

Just before we finished school in March we were trying out some different ways of welcoming each other at the start of the school day.

This will not be possible in the same way when we return in August. We would love you to think about how we could greet each other, but at a 2m distance. I am confident that the Sighthill Crew will be creative enough to think of more than one way we can still do this!

Hedgehog and Tortoise did a brilliant job of showing kindness in the story of ‘While we can’t Hug’. Remind yourself of the story and it might give you some ideas for some greetings we could use!

Click here to watch the story

You could make a video or send a photo of your fantastic greeting! Please send them to me at admin@sighthill.edin.sch.uk, post on your class Teams page or upload your greeting to our school Twitter page. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Stay Safe!

Mrs Moyes

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