Thursday, 18 December 2014

P7 Partay!

What a really enjoyable P7 party! Fun, happy and such wonderful company! *STARS* and not just at Christmas! Adele, Cerys and Stella also showed everyone how to make fabulous paper craft decorations.

Great to see Connor pressing on regardless to finish his book!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sciennes - Boroughmuir Thistle Girls' Football Fundraising

Five P7 Sciennes girls (Manju, Eliza, Stella, Phoebe and Zoe) and one P6 girl (Rose) who are stalwarts of Sciennes Football Club, are hoping to travel with their other football club, Boroughmuir Thistle, to the Gothia Cup in Sweden, the world's biggest youth football tournament.

The parents of the Sciennes contingent have organised a movie night at the Dominion Cinema in early January to see Bend It Like Beckham, which seemed the most appropriate film we could find, as well as being a good fun night out.

Please come along and help us fill the cinema! 

Given that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, you might want to consider giving Bend It Like Beckham tickets to family and friends. Or how about organising a girls' (or boys') night out with colleagues or friends? 

Tickets are only £10 (less than the normal Dominion price!) and include a glass of wine and nibbles. Please forward to friends and colleagues. Any support much appreciated!

Details of how to get tickets further down the email. Hope to see you there!

Clarissa (Manju's mum)


As part of Boroughmuir Thistle's Gothia Cup fundraising efforts we are delighted to announce an exclusive screening at the Dominion of 

Bend It Like Beckham

Date: Monday 12 January

Time: Doors open 7:30, film starts 8:00

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are £10, including a glass of wine/soft drink and a snack -  a better deal than the regular Dominion price of £10.95.

Please forward information to friends and colleagues. We have a big cinema to fill and we are aiming for a sold out show. 

How to buy tickets: 
email to book your tickets. We accept cash, cheques or BACS payments.

The small print: 
All money raised goes towards the BTFC trip to the Gothia Cup, the world's largest youth football tournament. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film will start at 8pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance and presented at the cinema prior to entry. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry and cannot be responsible for lost or forgotten tickets. The film is rated 12A. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Gothia Cup Organising Committee

Thursday, 11 December 2014

P7 Test Pilots for eJASS

eJASS Bookmarked
JASS Hands

Thank you to P7 test pilot pupils Zoe, Cerys, Laurence, Maxwell, Finn and Darcey for checking out eJASS for us.

Sciennes and Tollcross Primaries were part of the initial pilot for the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) wider achievement programme a number of years ago. Last year, we began working with

  • Ian Forder from JASS
  • software developer Steve Moore
  • the Digital Learning Team
  • Alice Brown, Headteacher at Tollcross Primary
  • Barry Hewitt from Outdoor Learning
  •  Claire Cooper from Drummond HIgh School
to help develop the online version of the programme called ‘eJASS’. Software developer Steve Moore from brawsolutions has introduced a group of P7 pupils to eJASS which will be piloted at Sciennes and Tollcross next term. Primary Seven pupils and one P6 class will be able to use the online version on their personal iPads to record their progress.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Hour of Code 2014 is Here!

Fantastic online tutorials for every ability are available during the worldwide 'Hour of Code' week beginning Monday 8th December 2014   at

Primary Seven pupils have been developing their understanding of position and movement and their problem solving skills to work through some of the online tutorials in Lightbot, Tynker and  Angry Birds. We are so lucky to have Mrs Barker's expertise as a computer scientist! A First Class Honours degree in Computer Science is becoming a tradition in the family since Mrs Barker's eldest son also  graduated - from Cambridge - with a First Class Honours degree in the same subject. And now works for Google!

Scratch can be downloaded for free or try out the online tutorials, available on the web for the Hour of Code.

(Scratch Jr is a free app for younger children available in iTunes for iPad.)

Hopscotch is providing a free Hour of Code app in iTunes and here is an online Hopscotch tutorial (for more advanced coders:

Sportshall Edinburgh Final

Go Team Sciennes!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Strong Swimmer

Ruaridh recently completed his 3000m award in swimming.
Congratulations Ruaridh, that is a GREAT achievement.