Term 4 news


Dear Parents,

Term 4 is a busy and exciting term offering many opportunities for parental engagement. We hope you will be able to be involved in your child’s learning and included in our school community in the following ways :


Week beginning May 8th – 12th Science Week.   A variety of activities and workshops to engage pupils in science experiments and challenges . Many of the activities include invites for parents to have hands on experience of science delivery in the school. Your child’s class teacher will let you know where and when these opportunities arise  during science week through the class blog.

Golden Time Activities

Beginning on Friday 5th May for five weeks.  An opportunity for parents to share their skills and talents on a Friday afternoon through a hobby or interest the children have chosen to engage in. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their time to help this session.

Our Pupil Council are collaborating more with our Parent Council on events such us our Family Ceilidh and this term they will be more involved in activities in our Summer Fair

Numeracy Mental Maths

On the week beginning 22nd May,  P4/5, P5 and P5/6 will invite parents to a ‘Back to school Maths’  session to share the learning in Mental Maths, use of Numicon materials, Sumdog and Number Talks.

Reflective Reading

 Primary 4 have chosen to share an approach to reading where children lead the learning in comprehension and demonstrate through task roles their shared understanding of texts fiction and non fictions using the Connectors Readers. Please see class blogs for invitations in May.

1+2 French

23rd May  – Feast of Saint Madeleine Sophie Primary 1-3 pupils will invite parents to an afternoon celebration of French culture to share the fun and active approach to 2nd language learning in the infant department.

First News

Primary six will invite parents to join them for a literacy lesson using First News the newspaper for children to demonstrate how current affairs articles engage and challenge pupils in developing their comprehension skills, widening their general knowledge and vocabulary in an interesting and engaging way.

First Holy Communion 

Saturday 13th May at St. Mary’s Cathedral a very special day for our Catholic families.


Wednesday 24th May Nursery Induction We welcome new parents to our Nursery and offer sign up dates for stay and play in the coming month




Primary 1 Induction

Thursday 1st June, an important day for our new pupils and the beginning of a new relationship with parents.


Sunday 4th June –  Pentecost Sunday.  St. Mary’s Cathedral parish celebrates with families the  confirmation of many of our Primary Seven pupils.

 Annual Sports Day

Wednesday 14th June – Come along and support your child in our Sports Day at Harlaw playing fields in the afternoon.

(This event is weather permitting and an alternative date has been planned as a contingency last week of term)

Summer Fair

Sat 17th June. 12-2pm

An important  family engagement event organised by the Parent Council . Please see parent council blog for details of planning meetings if you think you can offer help or would like to be involved.


Upper Stages Show  – Cinderella Rockerfella

Let us entertain you to a musical treat courtesy of our Primary 4- 7 pupils. Two opportunities for parents to see the show Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June.


Friday 23rd June

End of year Reports sent out to parents


We are very much looking forward to Primary I Assembly this month to discover how our youngest pupils have grown and developed in their learning during this first year. Check the class  blogs for the dates  and details of their GROW WELL CHOICES health and well being transition programme which will culminate in a joint NURSERY / PRIMARY 1 Sports Day.


Thursday 29th June P7 Leavers Ceilidh for parents and families.


Friday 30th June Leavers Mass am and Awards Ceremony  pm

Thank you to all parent volunteers in class and to our class reps who organise helpers for school trips etc.  They make a positive contribution to life of the school in many different ways.



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