Hibs tour delights pupils

On Tuesday 15 pupils were chosen to attend a tour of Easter Road Stadium, our thanks go to Mr Alan Henderson who arranged the tour. The group were met by Tom Wright, Hibs historian who led the tour around the ground. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned a lot about the history and traditions of Hibernian FC.

We are grateful to Hibs for the warm welcome, taking the time to invite the children to Easter Road and for the tickets to the Aberdeen game tomorrow.

P7 Homework

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In Math we have finished the four operations (-addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and are now looking at fractions decimals and percentages.

In literacy we are continuing with our literacy circles which includes daily reading and job(questioner/connecter/predictor/summariser job homework.

We are also focusing on recount and letter writing through our World War topic.

We have a weekly spelling focus and daily practice also serves as handwriting practice.

Along with our World War topic we are also currently engaged in a whole school diversity topic, celebrating our heritage and the Scottish Opera topic.

Portobello Area Strings Concert Review

A huge well done to all our cellists and violinists from P5-7 who took part in the Portobello area strings concert at Portobello HS on Tuesday 29th November. It was a great evening for families to celebrate the fantastic work Mr and Mrs Horvath continue to do in St John’s and surrounding local schools.

The children were undaunted by performing to a packed audience in the first Christmas concert for three years. All year groups played their own pieces before joining together to play Jingle Bells with the traditional jangling of keys from the audience.

Ably assisted by former St John’s pupils now at Portobello HS, the children’s hard work and rehearsals paid off with an excellent all round performance. We mustn’t forget Daniel and Zac who were unable to play last night but who have both prepared fully as part of the St John’s strings group.

We are very proud of all our students for their hard work and practice leading up to last night!

New Beginnings Mass at St John’s Parish Church

Primary 3-7 joined parishoners at 1000 Mass this morning (Friday 30th September) for the New Beginnings Mass. This was the first time multiple year groups have worshipped together in church since January 2020.

P7 led the Mass beautifully, reading with confidence and being an excellent example to younger classes. Children from across the school sang hymns enthusiastically, and a big thank you to Miss Black for accompanying the singing on the piano.

As the term goes on we hope to have classes attending Mass on a regular basis, our next large school Mass is for All Saints Day on 1st November at St Mary Magdalene’s church and will be led by Primary 6.