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Building Resilience - Term 2

Here is the latest update on the school's building resilience theme:-

 

Keep Connected and Respect Yourself

Your 20mph area update

Please read the following information from City of Edinburgh Council:

Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme  stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

Primary 6 - Author visit and competiton winners

The author Moira Cormack and illustrator Valerie Hardie came to Victoria to run a session with Primary 6. It was a very interesting and worthwhile  insight into their work.

Also, Esther and Jake won an art competition to win a copy of The Witch of Land and Sea by Moira Cormack and a wristband.

Congratulations to you both!

Building Resilience Programme

This term at Victoria Primary School we have started a new Health and Wellbeing programme called Building Resilience. Miss Campbell has been working as part of a development group to create new materials for schools across Edinburgh to develop resilience in children.

Thank you for supporting Childline

Our recent bake sale helped raised a fantastic £485 for Childline!

Well done and thank you to everybody for the huge effort and the wonderful baking.

Playground News

We are all so excited about our new playground. Last session we were awarded just over £7000 from the National Lottery Awards for All grants scheme and have worked closely with playground developers Scotplay to design and create all the markings and equipment for our new playground.

The Victorian Schoolroom

Primary 4/5 visited the Victorian Schoolroom at Leith Walk Primary School last week. The children dressed up in traditional Victorian schoolchildren’s clothes and got to sit at real Victorian desks with inkwells. Miss Campbell and Miss Hickman had to dress up too because they were pretending to be P7s! We all learnt about Victorian punishments – some children were very glad that we don’t have the cutty chair or wiggle board nowadays!

Primary Schools Open Day - Details for Victoria

Please come and visit Victoria Primary on Wednesday 4th November 2015.

PLEASE NOTE that visiting times are as follows:

9.00am - 11.30am

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Please visit during these times ONLY.

Thank you

Views of the Outdoor Classroom

 

Our outdoor classroom is looking fantastic! The willows and the other planting has really matured over the holidays and we are learning how to take care of it. It is a quiet, chill out space with lots of seats and a few performance areas! 

We look forward to developing it more as an outdoor learning space this session. 

Tale of a Tall Ship

Last Friday, P2 were lucky enough to visit and go on a tall ship that is docked at Ocean Terminal. The ARC Gloria is a navy ship from Colombia and is one of the tallest ships of it's kind! We were split into small groups and one of the ship's crew gave us a personalised tour. We practised our Spanish by saying 'ola' and 'gracias' to all the shipmates we saw. We saw the tall masts and the huge sails - all which have different names. We went up to the bow of the ship and it was very windy!

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