Scots’ Night 2018
On the last day of January, we held our annual Scots’ Night celebration: poems, dance and songs washed down with a healthy dose of haggis, neaps and tatties.
The performers were selected from throughout the school where they had been learning poems in class and songs in music with Mrs Barber. Everyone should be very proud of the effort they put in when preparing and performing and well done to all those who won trophies.
See if you can spot yourself in the collages below:
Huge thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great evening.
This week we have produced no less than 6 fabulous shows to parents and members of our local community. Well done to all the children and staff for all their hard work!
Primary 1 and Primary 2 Christmas Songs concert
Both Primary 1 and Primary 2 sang their Christmas songs beautifully to the audience and they all looked very angelic!
Primary 3 Children of The World
The children in Primary 3 have been working really hard to produce, what many of the audience said was, the best Nativity play ever! The children shared with us how other countries celebrate Christmas through singing and dancing. Each and every child played their part confidently and enthusiastically. All the audience left the hall with a big smile on their faces!
Primary 4 to Primary 7 Carol Concert
The children in the Primary 4 to 7 classes sang a selection of traditional Christmas carols as well some new Christmas songs including the Primary 7’s Santa Mash-up, which had everyone’s feet tapping.
Balgreen Christmas Fair
On Friday 1st December , we held our first Christmas Fair. The Parent Council, parent helpers, pupils and staff had worked hard in the weeks before the event to make sure that there were lots of exciting stalls, including Santa’s Grotto, a Christmas Cafe, a toy tombola, a bottle stall, various stalls selling items the children had made and a popular raffle.
The evening was a great success, at one point we couldn’t have squeezed another person into the hall! We would like to thank everyone who supported this event and helped to raise a fantastic total of £3054.55!
Book Bug and Read Write Count Bag Launch
During Book Week Scotland, all children in Primary 1, Primary 2 and Primary 3 received a free bag of books and activities from the Scottish Government’s Read, Write, Count Campaign. The bag is designed to help parents and carers and their children to have fun with reading, writing and counting at home.
At Balgreen we held a a Reading Information event on Wednesday 22nd November for parents and carers to hear how they can support their children’s learning at home. Parents and carers were also able to visit their children in their classrooms to take part in an activity session focussing on one of the stories from the book bags.
OutDoor Learning Day 9th October 2017
The lovely Autumn weather lasted for our second whole school Outdoor Learning Day in October. In their house groups, the children took part a wide range of exciting outdoor learning activities, including fire building, hedge building and environmental art in our woodland area.
Edinburgh Tool Library Come to Balgreen Primary!
This summer we got in touch with a volunteer organisation called the Edinburgh Tool Library (ETL) to ask for help with a play space in the garden for P1. With the help of one of their team we won their volunteer’s vote and they were soon on their way to help us!
Watch these 2 videos to find out more!
Let’s Get The Job Done!
During the September long weekend, ETL’s ‘Tooligans’ came to school and got to work. This video tells the story!
Thanks to the staff who provided lunches and baking and gave up their weekend, to Assembly Circus Hub for all the materials and to Primary 1 for trying it all out!
Most of all, we thank ETL volunteers for all their hard work!
Here are some Balgreen ‘Tooligans’ at work!
Open Morning Thursday 7th September 2017
“It was interesting to se the way children learn and the way the class is much more fluid and relaxed.”
“Methods of teaching arithmetic is so different from my day!”
” Surprising how much the children in P1 have come on already!”
” I liked the creative ways Maths is being taught. Games and puzzles make it instinctive.”
These are just some of the comments we received as feedback from our Open Morning. The theme was Numeracy and parents and carers had the opportunity to see how Numeracy is being taught throughout the school.