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Week beginning Monday 05 December, 2016

To RESPECT this Right PUPILS should:  

Listen to other people Join in and share ideas

Take responsibility to always work hard and do the best they can in all parts of school life Come to school prepared and organized Share their talents and abilities with others to encourage them

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To RESPECT this Right ADULTS should:


Article 12  Every child has the right to express their opinion and be  listened to. Article 28&29 Every child has the right to an education that develops their personality, talents and ability to the full.

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Listen to children’s opinions and take them seriously Ensure that children have the skills and opportunities to be heard Provide a stimulating environment using creative and varied resources Take responsibility to always work hard and do the best they can in all parts of school life Organize and support a range of activities and after school clubs

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Play fairly and safely in the playground and indoors Include others so that no-one feels left out

Article 31  Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide  range of activities.

Make sure children feel safe and happy in school Plan a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities

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turn off taps when not in use take part in the school Spring Clean always put litter in the bin don’t waste food try and eat 5 fruit and veg a day

Article 24  Every child has the right to the best possible health –   good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment.

ensure the school is clean investigate if a child is feeling unwell ensure school dinners have different choices and are healthy

Mon –

P1-3 Assembly, P6 Party, Visualisation CPD (Staff)

Tues –

Staff Meeting, Nursery Carol Concert

Wed -

P2/3 Nativity

Thurs – Fri -

P4-7 Assembly

Mon –

Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Linscer

Tues – Wed –

Ms Fox, Ms Inglis, Mrs Marshall, Mr Platt Mrs McGonigle, Miss Thomson (DCHS Thurs – Ms Fox, Ms Inglis, Mrs Marshall, Fri -

Mr Platt

Our visitors have begun teaching lessons to their own children that the learned here at Carmondean. Many of them were interested in active-learning and how we use Challenges for Assessment.

Our Erasmus+ Visitors were very impressed with our school, our education and our children. A big ‘Thank You and Well Done’ to everyone in school – it only succeeded because it was a team effort.

Our ‘Life Skills’ group went to the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh to see a performance of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. The show was amazing and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves – with everyone having their own ‘favourite part’ that they wanted to talk about! Afterwards they went for dinner at ‘Pizza Express’ before returning home on the train.. Everyone had a fabulous time and are looking forward to their next adventure .

Work on our new hall….

Work on our new hall….

Playground Improvements

Japanese Visit 日本訪問 Nihon hōmon Primary 7 had a visit from Joanna Stuart and Yoko

Murata from the Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh. They told us lots of different information about Japan and we got to experience origami, dressing up in traditional clothes, looked at the food people eat, used chopsticks and much more. It was very exciting as you can see from the photos

Primary 5 tasting sessions • Primary 5 enjoyed making and tasting some traditional foods from around Great Britain and Northern Ireland. • We made champ from Northern Ireland, Leek and Potato soup from Wales, scones from England and haggis from Scotland. • We loved tasting what we had cooked and some of the Erasmus visitors even managed to taste too!

At Carmondean all the staff help us To feel To be To To be To be To be To be To be

Safe Healthy Achieve Nurtured Active Responsible Respected Included.

 Do we all remember the rules for walking in the corridors?  These are shared areas and so we should be as quiet as

possible.  We always walk on the left in the corridors.  We hang up our jackets carefully on our pegs  Have you been spotted being part of

a quality line?

Pizza Express Visit The children in Support Circle who consistently achieved their targets last term were rewarded for all their effort by going to ‘Pizza Express’ in Livingston to take part in the ‘Get Kids Cooking’ initiative. They learned a great deal about food ingredients and preparation and had the opportunity to taste some of the food used in the pizzas. They also learned about what goes on behind the scenes in a busy restaurant to ensure customers are kept happy. The best part of the visit was having the opportunity to make – and eat - their own pizzas 

You can get a litter star if you pick up litter in the playground. Pupil support workers, members of the Eco Committee, Mr Shanks, Miss Millar, Mrs Gilmour and Mrs Tully will be handing out stars. When you get back to your class give the litter star to your teacher to keep safe. The class with the most stars at the end of the month, will get to negotiate a reward with their teacher.

 A new litter rota will be made and it is very

important that every class sticks to it.  Each week a class will take a turn to use the litter pickers at play time and lunchtime.  Gradually our playground and school will become cleaner!  Your teacher and Eco rep will give you reminders about it, so that you don’t forget!!

Playground Litter Rota As part of the Eco Litter Action plan each class should plan to tidy up the playground/playing field in the weeks beginning with the following datesPrimary 7W

12 September 

Primary 7F

19 September 

Primary 6C

26 September 

Primary 6K/W

03 October 

Primary 5S

10 October 

Primary 5G

24 October 

Primary 4D

31 October 

Primary 4S

07 November 

Primary 3S

14 November 

Primary 3R

21 November 

Primary 2 Matheson Primary 2 Muir

28 November  05 December

Primary 1 M/O

12 December

Primary 1C

09 January

Primary 1/2J

16 January

As part of our preparations for the ERASMUS visitors, Primary 1 have been busy painting flags of our partner countries and tasting French food.

We have been learning about folk tales from the Erasmus + countries. We are really enjoying the stories which have included a Slovakian story about a giant and Bratislava Castle and a Polish story about a dragon. We are looking forward to meeting our visitors from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland and Slovakia.

Indoor Breaks Always sit on your chair Read a book or a comic Draw on scrap paper Watch a DVD sitting on a


School Uniform We are very proud of our school and we show this by wearing our school uniform Carmondean school uniform consists of – Grey, Black or Navy skirt/trousers White polo shirt Navy sweatshirt/cardigan Everyone should also have a pair of shoes to wear indoors which are suitable for PE. These can be black gym shoes or trainers.

Work in Progress – House Meeting Planned to discuss this Check back soon

How will these help us remain a Rights Respecting School?

At this year’s Pupil Parliament we discussed the many things that are great about Carmondean Primary School and decided that our main points for school improvement would be:  Priority 1: Playground – brighter- paint fences,

trim track; football goals  Priority 2: New Hall – changing rooms, new

equipment, choose markings on floor  Priority 3: Outdoor maths – more activities outside

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




lunch time




lunch time




lunch time




lunch time



We are reviewing our House System Some classes will take part in a House Improvement quiz so we can get the children’s views on how we can improve our House system. Results soon!

Deer Park




Deer Park




House points – who will win this week?

Deer Park 4876 Sutherland 4735

Raeburn 5290 Waverley 5712

Well done to the winning House. Remember to put your house points on your points board in your classroom. Your teacher will send them to Mrs Gilmour on a Thursday at the end of the day or on Friday morning.

Extra News……

Textile Bank Please start to use the textile bank . If we do not use it the Rag Bag company will take it away. Each time it gets emptied the school gets money. For the last 6 months we got £82, we need to reach a target of £200 a year to keep it. You can fill the bank up with old clothes, curtains, soft toys, bags, hats and pairs of shoes.

The 4 R’s are Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair. The Eco Committee are focusing on Waste Minimisation. As well as ink cartridges and mobile phones we now collect reading glasses in their cases and batteries to be reused and recycled. These items should be placed in the correct boxes at the recycling centre by the photocopier.

ï‚— Last term Primary 6 held a successful open day to

showcase their inventions. Great work!

Our Aim this sessionTo help improve the school playground. We are currently creating questionnaires to find out what you think about the playground.

The Pupil Council were asked to design a playpark for 12year olds and under. We were given brochures and took inspiration of our knowledge of playparks. Our ideas are for a new park in Waverley Crescent.

Will you be spotted having a healthy lunch? You can get house points for eating salad and vegetables!

Mrs Marshall works with the Support Circle and the Life Skills groups on Wednesday. Remember to have your target sheet ready on Monday.

1. Be kind and caring 2. Be helpful if we are stuck 3. Be a good listener 4. Explain things clearly 5. Make learning fun 6. Be enthusiastic 7. Be cheerful 8. Have a sense of humour 9. Take us outside to learn

Nov. Nov. Nov.

Poppy Appeal – P7 √ Children in Need – P5 √ St Andrews Day Celebration–House captains and vice-captains Dec. Christmas Disco – P7 Dec. P1 Christmas Party – P7 Jan. Burns Afternoon – Challenge Group March Sport Relief– P6 March World Book Day – P3 March Day for Change – P4 April Grandparents’ Day – P6 and Nursery April Send My Friend to School –P1, P2 X May Spring Clean Day – Eco/Health Committee June Leavers Assembly and Prom – P7

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2016 12 01 pupil ethos  
2016 12 01 pupil ethos