Monday, 16 December 2013

P6 Christmas Party

Loads of party games and dancing at the P6 Christmas Party! Great company and great fun!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Hour of Code Certificates

Well done to Reuben, Finn and Adam in P6C who managed to complete their Hour of Code Challenge in only 45 minutes today! Many more would have achieved a certificate if we had more time in school so we hope the others will log on at home to continue their challenges, too!

or click on the Pages on this blog above: Intro to Coding and Learn Code

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Edinburgh Gangshow

P6 pupils presented at Assembly two weeks ago about their forthcoming performance in the Edinburgh Gangshow at the King's Theatre.

By all accounts, their shows were a fantastic success and we congratulate them on their performance!

Stella, Football Player of the Year!

Congratulations, Stella, for being awarded the Player of the Year trophy from Boroughmuir Thistle Football Club on Wednesday 31st November 2013. It was a great achievement - for Stella and for Sciennes!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Junior Award Scheme Scotland P6 Sciennes

All P6 pupils have been issued with:
  • a JASS folder, kept in school and used to record evidence of achievements
  • a letter explaining the programme for parents/carers
  • a questionnaire to help pupils plan how they will achieve the JASS award
  • a record sheet with an explanation on the reverse for coaches and mentors
Pupils should discuss the questionnaire at home, complete it and bring it back to school.

Additional record sheets are available and we have advised pupils to ask coaches, club leaders and mentors to sign the sheets after a number of weeks, rather than asking for signatures weekly.

The Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) is an accredited learning programme, celebrating wider achievement, for young people (P6-S2). Sciennes and Tollcross Primary Schools have been implementing this scheme since we piloted it in 2009.
The concept emerged from a discussion during a Sciennes P7 visit to Lagganlia between Alice Brown, Gael Logan and Barry Hewitt who came up with the idea to set up a 'Duke of Edinburgh' style award scheme for upper primary pupils. The scheme has since been developed into a city wide programme.

There are three levels (bronze, silver and gold), each requiring a higher degree of commitment. Each level also includes four sections to be completed:
  • My Interests - a hobby or interest
  • Get Active, Stay Active - involvement in a sport or physical activity
  • Me and My World - a community or environmental project
  • Adventure - a teamwork challenge through involvement in an outdoor activity (e.g Benmore and Lagganlia) or an adventurous sport such as kayaking, climbing or ski-ing.
For further details about this programme at Sciennes please contact Lucy Gallagher DHT

For further details of this programme in City of Edinburgh please contact Lynn Molleson at or phone 0131 467 4753.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

P6 Rugby 4th Place!

Very well done to our P6 Rugby team who came fourth in a recent EPSSA Tournament.

Many thanks to Erin's Dad for these great photos at Murrayfield Stadium:


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Art Competition Winner, Ava!

Congratulations, Ava, on winning an art competition recently. More House points for Lauder!

Well Done, Jessica!

Jessica received this certificate for her fundraising efforts for the Marie Curie Foundation.

Friday, 13 September 2013


The three Primary Six classes have had a wonderful opportunity to be trained for the last 4 weeks in Bikeability.

Each class, working in groups, has spent at least 6 hours out on the roads near the schoo,l with a team of experts, who have taught us how to be safe cycling on the road.

We now understand the importance of road positioning, and how to turn left, or right onto major, or minor roads. There has been a lot to remember, but we all did our best and have received a level 2 assessment card, which will help as as we progress to cycling on busier, and more complicated roads. It has been a great experience for us all!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Sabah and Jessica who completed the Tesco Bank Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge was to read six books in the summer holidays and because both girls actually read twelve books each they were rewarded with two certificates and two medals! Aiming high, girls, and excelling!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Fond Farewell to Ms Gregson

It has been a genuine privilege to have Ms Sandra Gregson join the staff from Canada this year, on an exchange with Miss Phillips. Ms Gregson has brought so much talent, expertise and inspiration to Sciennes and her Primary 5B class, as well as our Eco Group. Thank you to Adele and Ben's mum Michelle and other parents from the class for organising a lovely surprise party and we all wish Ms Gregson a safe journey. We hope that she will always keep in touch and one day come back to visit. And thank you for all the blog posts!

P5B pupils gave a special thank you message at our End of Term Assembly.

Fond Farewell to Ms Gregson from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Ms Gregson gave the staff a wonderful tray of strawberries and cream in the shape of the Canadian maple leaf.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Football Success for Lawson, P5C!

Congratulations to Lawson on his football success, playing with the P6 Sciennes' Team.

Golden Boot Award. Great trophy, Lawson!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Crazy Hat, Crazy Hair Day

Congratulations to P5B, Ms Gregson and the ECO Group on their successful fundraiser for Plant for the Planet. Great fun, too!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


The P5 classes cycled around The Meadows and Quartermile this week as a grand finish to their cycling workshops. For some, the cycle included a tour of the tree which Danny MacAskill biked up!
Thanks again to Ms Christie for organizing and to the wonderful cycle leaders.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Zoe's Badges

Zoe has collected badges galore on two lanyards. A busy young lady with lots of interests and achievements!

Friday, 7 June 2013


The P5 classes started cycling training. Organised by Ms Christie, the students worked with four biking experts, to first get ready for cycling by checking their tyre pressure and brakes, and fitting their helmets. Then they tried different stations to develop balance, agility, steering, and safety skills riding.