Clermiston News 2023-24

Terms 3 and 4!

As we near the end of the academic session, we wanted to update you on just some of the amazing learning we have been doing this term. 

P1 have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly and raised their own butterflies in the classroom! They loved watching them emerge from their cocoons. P2 have been learning about nature too, by planting and growing their own plants. They learned all about what a plant needs to grow. 

In P3 they have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. They loved designing and making clay models of their own sweets, and even took a trip to The Chocolatarium to learn more about how chocolate is made! P4 have been busy learning about Climate Zones. They wrote poems and created some beautiful artwork inspired by their learning. 

P5 have been learning all about the Rainforest. They made an incredible display for their classrooms and researched the different animals that might live there. In P6 they have been learning about democracy. They wrote manifestos, held a vote and even visited the Scottish Parliament.

P7 have had a busy and exciting term preparing for their transition to high school! From working on their yearbook pages, to writing scripts for the leavers' assembly, to learning traditional Scottsh dances in preparation for the leavers' dance, it has been all go! Goodbye and good luck P7, we will miss you!

Terms 1 and 2!

Our website may have been quiet but life at Clermiston certainly hasn't been! As Term 2 draws to a close we wanted to update you on just some of the amazing things we have been doing.

Our P1s and 2s have settled brilliantly into playing and learning together. This term they have worked so hard on their Winter Show and loved sharing it with friends and family, putting on no fewer than three performances!

In Term 1 P3 learned all about the water cycle and even created their own mini water cycle bags on the classroom windows! This term they have been working hard on their writing and created amazing villian factfiles. 

P4 discovered lots of interesting facts about Edinburgh past and present, and created some fabulous artwork inspired by Edinburgh's old town. 

P5s impressed us all with their inventiveness and teamwork on their Enterprise project, running a range of stalls at the Christmas Fair and raising money for their chosen charities. 

P6 investigated the challenges faced when building bridges and then made their own! They also had a super time with their P2 class buddies, sharing their Book Bug Bags. 

The P7s started their year with an incredible adventure at Lagganlia, where they enjoyed an amazing range of experiences. Since then they have settled brilliantly into P7 life, getting involved in all aspects of wider school life and supporting younger classes through our Morning Helpers and Reading Buddies initiatives.

Earlier this month the whole school had a magical morning at the Lyceum Theatre for their winter show, The Snow Queen. We loved the catchy songs, the wonderful costumes and of course, Hamish the unicorn!

Wishing all our families a relaxing and fun Christmas break. We can't wait to see what 2024 holds!