at 7 Lorne Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8QS United Kingdom
@LorneSchool Edinburgh offers nursery and primary education and breakfast and after school clubs.
Lorne Primary School offers nursery sessions for 3 and 4 year olds. Nursery sessions last for 3 hours 10 minutes mornings or afternoons for 38 weeks in the year. Primary 1 and 2 classes (5 and 6 year olds) start at 8.55am and end at 3pm. Primary 3 to 7 classes (7 to 11 year olds) start at 8.55am and end at 3.20pm. We have limited places at our breakfast club which opens at 8am and at the after school club which is open until 6pm. Secondary school education is provided at Leith Academy for 12 to 18 year olds.
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Please note that we were told today by City of Edinburgh Council that our school has to be used as a polling station on Thursday 10 September 2015. The school will therefore be closed to children. Staff will use this day as an extra inservice day. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes parents. Can I say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind wishes and gifts to staff. I would especially like to say a big thank you on behalf of Mr Short, our retiring Depute Headteacher, Mrs Renee, our retiring teacher and Mrs Young, our teacher who is moving to a new job. Thank you for all of their gifts, cards and kind wishes. Finally, I hope you all have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you all again in August.
Sports day going ahead today. Pilrig Park. 9.30am to 12.00 approximately. See you all there and good luck to our competitors!
CHILDCARE INCREASE The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare to 1140 hours per year for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds who are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014. With this in mind we are conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. The results of this survey will help guide policy on early years child care provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible, this includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision. The survey is available at the following link. https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/childcaresurvey
Here is the note of the last Parent Council meeting... Lorne Parent Council Meeting Tuesday 19th May 2015 The meeting was attended by eight parents and the Head Teacher. 1. Meeting focus: It is time for more parent-child involvement in children's recording of their achievements and next steps. Parents can use the new Yellow Folder to help children plan the next steps in their learning.The main focus was a closer look at how pupils are assessed. Now that the CFE is embedded it is very important that parents support and participate in this process. 2. Parents now need to be more involved in reviewing the school's curriculum called A Curriculum For Excellence (CFE). Parents can support pupils' learning with the new yellow folder, the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for their child. The folder is an evolving learning profile which is a tool for pupils to review their own work, help them to set new learning targets and record their achievements in school and beyond with the help of parents. The Yellow Folder will be brought home by pupils each month. It should grow and prove to be a valuable bank of your child's achievements from nursery to P7, 3. Mr McLean gave an overview of the context for introduction of CFE which allows teaching and learning to me more in step with children's developmental stages. The CFE acknowledges there are different ways of learning - simplified as 'look, say, make, do.' Pupils must undertake and achieve experiences and outcomes broadly in the curriculum's eight areas of learning within different levels of their primary education which are: Early - Nursery to P1, First - P2-P4, and Second - P5 to P7. The eight learning areas are Numeracy and Mathematics, Sciences, Expressive Arts, Languages, Religious and Moral Education, Technologies,and Health and Wellbeing.: Pupil assessment was outlined - standardised Scotland wide assessment in P1, P4 and P7 and on-going formative assessment made via observations, question and answer, work samples, self-assessment, peer-assessment and other methods. 4. Parent Council management - it was agreed that the PC should proceed with realistic objectives and strive to be a welcome forum for parents to be informed about school policy with an acting coordinator. The constitution, taken from the most recent active council, was adopted. 5.The next meeting will be held on Tues September 15th, 6.30-7.30pm. It's focus will be - Staff structure and new DHT introduction - Commercial branding in school - A healthier tuck shop initiative - Support for in-school gardening projects 4. PC Diary dates: Meetings will be held on Tues Sept 15 (summer term), Tues Nov 17th (winter term), Tues Feb 9th (2016 spring term) and Tues May 17 (2016 summer term). All meetings will be from 6.30-7.30pm with a children's activity corner and refreshments on offer. Please come along! Meet interested parents, find out what your child and school are doing and be a part of their development.
Welcome to our new DHT who will take over from Mr Short in the summer. Our new DHT Miss Ellie English is currently Principal Teacher at Bruntsfield Primary School and has lots of experience as a class teacher, nursery teacher and support for learning teacher too. Ellie has worked in Scotland, England, Oman & Thailand. I look forward to introducing you to our new DHT and I am sure Ellie will be a huge asset to our school community. Thank you to the parents and children who helped to interview the candidates for DHT.
Thank you to staff, parent volunteers and our senior pupil helpers. Today's skills clubs were a great success. The children loved cycling, running, wildlife exploring, cooking, arts and crafts, construction, animation, music keyboards, sewing and much more!
On Friday 15th May we are going to wear red for Nepal. Please wear red and bring some money/ change for the earthquake appeal. We will hold a special assembly about Nepal that day. Our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by the earthquake. Thank you for supporting our Nepali community.
Please support our Nepalese community in its time of need. http://t.co/4aPBxVBifn
You are invited to a meeting to explore a viable Parent Council at Lorne Primary School on Wednesday April 29th from 6pm to 7pm. Please pass on this information to other interested parents and guardians if possible. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare may be available if there is demand – to be confirmed by phone within 24 hours of the event. RSVP: Please sign up in the school office or message us on FB. Remember to tell us if you need childcare at the meeting, the names and ages of children you need childcare for. Kind regards Parent group
SPRING HOLIDAY REMINDERS Reminder that school closes for the Easter holiday on Thursday 2nd April at the normal time. School re-opens for children and staff on Tuesday 21st April. Monday 4th May - school closed - May Day holiday Thursday 7th May- school closed for children- inservice day and UK General Election. Staff have an inservice day. Monday 18th May- school closed- Victoria Day holiday. Friday 26th June- school closes at 12.00 for all children.
FUNDRAISING FRIDAY Thank you to everyone for the amazing effort on Friday. We raised a grand total for the day of £1518.44 We have also taken donations of £250 so far, giving us a final total of £1768.44. This is now all safely at the bank. Security improvements continue and we will keep you posted on those.