Swimming Gala Success

Some of our P6 and P7 pupils represented Fox Covert today in the Edinburgh Primary Swim Relay and Dive Gala at the Commonwealth Pool.  They were a fantastic team and worked incredibly hard, achieving some great success.  They were first in the freestyle event, second in breaststroke and made it through to the finals in backstroke.

A huge well done and congratulations to the team: Erin, Emily, Hannah, Alanna, Samantha, Finlay and Arran in P6, and Finlay, Ellie, Isla and Morgan in P7.  We are so proud of you all!  A huge thank you also to Miss Doddie and Mrs Reid (Alanna and Morgan’s mum) who accompanied the children to the event and to Mrs Kelly (Samantha’s mum) for coming along to support the team.

Auf Wiedersehen Frau Mielcarek

Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils said a very sad Auf Wiedersehen to Frau Mielcarek today.  Ms Mielcarek joined us in September to teach German.  Pupils and staff have loved her weekly lessons and have learned so much in the time she has been with us.  Our German has most definitely improved!  Primary 6 created a lovely book as a memento and presented Ms Mielcarek with some flowers and shortbread to thank her for all of her hard work.  We hope to see her again in the future!

Gardening Gang Success

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Our Gardening Gang were delighted to win The Gold Award for the daffodils which they entered into the Children’s Spring Flower Show which took place last weekend at The Botanic Gardens.  They have now planted the daffodils at the school entrance to provide a lovely welcome for all of our visitors.  You can see some photos of their prize winning daffodils and of them planting them above.  Well done to all of our Gardening Gang members and to Mrs Thomson for all of their hard work and efforts.  We are proud of you all!

Leaps and Bounds After School Club

Leaps and Bounds ASC

LBA Activities run very successful after school clubs for Corstorphine, East Craigs and Clermiston school children and we are hoping to expand this service to Fox Covert Primary School from August 2017.

The club would be run from The Munro Centre with children being collected from school by our dedicated staff and provided with a drink and snack and able to take part in organised activities until the club finishes at 6pm.  The cost of the club per session is currently £12 Monday to Thursday and £18.50 on Fridays.

If this service would be of benefit to you, please email adleaps@outlook.com by Friday 7th April stating your name, contact details and your child’s name and age and what days you would be interested in.   We will evaluate the level of interest in this service and contact you if we are able to offer it.

Please take a look at our website for more information. 


Pirate Party Fun!

P1A had a fantastic fun-filled pirate day on Thursday last week and enjoyed lots of activities including a treasure hunt, making biscuits and parrots, climbing the rigging and walking the plank.  Their day concluded with a visit from the dairy company, Rowan Glen, thanks to Joshua Costley for winning a recent colouring competition featured in the Scotland 4 Kids magazine.  Another huge well done to Joshua for winning the competition and providing this wonderful opportunity for his class.

Mrs McAlpine and Mrs MacKay planned lots of exciting experiences for the children which you can see in the photos below.  Their smiles say it all!

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Edinburgh Playing Out Project

Applications are invited for an Edinburgh Playing Out pilot project which would see residents in eligible streets organise temporary road closures for children’s play events. 

The Council’s Playing Out scheme, which runs from 1 April to 31 August 2017, enables suitable residential streets to be closed [free of charge] for up to five sessions of outdoor play. 

update on the scheme will be considered by members of the Transport and Environment Committee on 21 March 2017.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport and Environment Convener, said: “This Playing Out project is an excellent opportunity for local residents to close their streets for free so that kids can enjoy playing safely in the open air with their friends. Play events are also a great way for neighbours to mix and socialise, helping build stronger communities as well as boosting children’s health and wellbeing. 
“I hope we’ll see lots of applications coming in so that playing out events can be run as often as possible during the warmer months.”
Lucy Richardson, of local group Edinburgh Playing Out, said: “This is a great initiative from the Council, giving residents up to five free street closures for street play from now until the end of August
“Children love unstructured play close to home and once children are playing on the street, people of all ages come out and chat to their neighbours and join in the freedom of a traffic-free street. It’s healthy and it’s fun.  Let the children play – apply now!”

 You can close your street
·         only if it is a residential street
·         for up to five sessions
You cannot close your street if it is a
·         bus route
·         main road with a lot of traffic
Applicants should contact their local neighbourhood office to request a playing out session for their streets (if eligible). 

More information can be found on the
Council’s website
A report on the Playing Out pilot is due to be brought to the Transport and Environment Committee in January 2018. 


World Book Day


We had a fantastic week of reading leading up to and including World Book Day.  The children took part in lots of reading related activities throughout the week including dropping everything to read, buddy reading, transforming our classroom doors into book covers, character model making, making bookmarks and bunting, having adults pop in to read to us and lots of snuggling up to read books during our snuggle day on World Book Day itself.  It was so much fun!

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