# School Survey

Dear Parent / Carer

Welcome back to a new school term! Please see message below regarding a council survey for parents from Andy Gray (Head of Schools).   I would urge as many parents as possible to complete the council survey as we will use this information to inform our school improvement plan for next year.  The deadline for completion is Friday the 2nd March 2018.

Best wishes,

Faye Calder-Kelly

Dear Parent/Carer

This survey has been devised to help us provide your child with a high quality education. Your views will help us find out what we are doing well and where we could improve.

Thousands of parents and carers have taken part in previous surveys and I would like to encourage even more of you to do so this year. The views of parents and carers really help us to improve services at the school level and across the city.

If possible, please complete the survey online but copying and pasting the following link into your browser:
http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pacr17

or request a paper copy and return it to your child’s school.

We have not asked you to provide your name. This is so that you can express your views freely knowing they will be anonymous. A summary of the results will be circulated to all schools.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Gray

# Stockbridge Counts – Combining & partitioning & place value

### OUR CURRENT FOCUS ACROSS THE SCHOOL IS COMBINING & PARTITIONING AND PLACE VALUE

From Monday 19th February to Thursday 30th March

What will this look like for my child?

Combining & partitioning and place value within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)

Make finger patterns:

• To show numbers 1 to 5 using one hand
• To show double patterns for 1 to 5 (two hands)
• To show doubles plus one patterns (two hands e.g. double 3 plus 1)
• To partition numbers (e.g. “Make 6 on your fingers. Can you make it another way?”)
• To partition 10 (e.g. 9 fingers up and 1 down shows 9 + 1 = 10

Recognise flashed patterns (domino and random)

• Explore partitions of numbers through dot patterns

Combining & partitioning and place value within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)

Combining and partitioning

• Partition numbers up to ten into number bonds (e.g. know that 5 = 1 + 4 and so on)
• Use number bond knowledge to say what number gets us to/from a decade (e.g. 34 + ? = 40, 54 – ? = 50)

Place value

Split a number containing tens and units

• In a standard way e.g. (36 is 3 tens and 6 units)
• In a non-standard way (e.g. 36 is 2 tens and 16 units)

Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed e.g. the 3 in 236 means 3 tens or 30

Split a number into its place value parts e.g. 364 = 300 + 60 + 4 (numbers up to 1000)

Combining & partitioning and place value within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)

Combining and partitioning

• Partition 100 (e.g. 23 + ? = 100) to help with percentage calculations
• Partition 1000

Place value

• Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed (numbers up to 1 million)
• Split a number into its place value parts
• In the range 1 to 1000000
• For decimals up to 2 decimal places (e.g. 2.5 is 2 and 5 tenths)
• Split a decimal up in a non-standard way (e.g. 3.2 can be 2 and 12 tenths)

# P2/3 Book Sale for Mpeni

Primary 2/3 hosted a very succesful book sale today. They did a fantastic job of organising all the donations, making sure they displayed the books and being very enthuastic to all the classes that came to buy books! Thank you to everyone who supported the book sale. All proceeds will be going to our partner school, Mpeni Primary in Malawi.

# P6 & P7 Cross Country

Some P6 & P7 pupils took part in a EPSSA Cross Country Meet. Everyone put a superb amount of effort in- especially in the cold conditions.

Well done to India, who came 2nd in the P6 girls category.

# P2 Trip to the library

Primary 2 visited the library as part of their topic on Chinese New Year. They had some story telling, finding out about how the animals won their positions in the Chinese calendar), and some craft connected with it.

# P7 Burns Supper

Primary 7 cooked a traditional Burns supper. They walked the haggis in to pipes and had a recital of Address to a Haggis, before sitting down together on a big table to enjoy the food!

# Burns Ceilidh

A massive thank you to the PSA Events team for a wonderfully fun evening with lots of dancing! Thanks also to Ceilidh Kids for keeping us right with the steps. Thanks to everyone that came along and supported the family event.

# Burns Assembly

We started our day off being with Mr Whitmore piping in the playground. We then all danced to Strip the Willow with parents and friends cheering and clapping us on. Thanks to Sean from Central DJs for providing speakers to allow us to have a fabulous big ceilidh.

Our Burns assembly

Our Nursery class sang Three Craws.

Primary 1 class sang Katie Bairdie.

Our Primary 1 finalists were: Jonny, Stanley, Freddie and Matilda (absent)

Our Primary 2 finalists were: Anoushka (not photographed) and Jamie

Our Primary 2/3 finalists were: Sonja and Carter

Primary 3 sang a Gaelic song.

Our Primary 3 finalists were: Ronnie and Elian

Some pupils from Primary 4 sang a song.

Our Primary 4 finalists were: Elizabeth and Abigail

Ella (Primary 5) sang Loch Lomond

Our Primary 4/5 finalists were: Rebecca and Sadie

Our Primary 5 finalists were: Olivia and Benjamin

Our Primary 6 finalists were: Flora and Samuel

Calum M (Primary 7) played his violin

Our Primary 7 finalists were: Kirsten and Rosie

Primary 7 have been reading Tam O’Shanter and have written play scripts based on the story. Some Primary 7 pupils acted out Oskar’s play script in our assembly.

The Brett family, Elsa (am nursery), Daphne (P2/3), Benjamin (P5) and Rosie (P7) performed a dance for us.

There was a surprise act was our staff act. They performed two of Rabbie Burns poems.

The winners

A big thank you to Mrs Metcaffe, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Cowie who judged our Scottish recital competition. They had a very tough job!

The winner from the Primary 1 to 3 category was Jamie, Primary 2.

The winner from the Primary 4 and 5 category was Benjamin, Primary 5.

The winner from the Primary 6 and 7 category was Samuel, Primary 6.

We finished off our assembly singing Auld Lang Syne.

# The Stockbridge Primary Band – Tuesday’s 8.10 – 8.55am

Calling all Primary 4-7 Young Musicians…

We are announcing a new and exciting opportunity to play in a group, learn how to make music and create sounds in a variety of styles – from Film to Pop! All instruments welcome, from brass to strings as well as keyboards and percussion.  If you love music, are enthusiastic, like to be creative and have lots of energy then please get in touch.

This new Stockbridge band will practice before school for 45 minutes. We will learn to play and perform music in all styles. There will be lots of possibilities to compose, arrange and improvise. The band will aim to become the flagship of the school, and perform regularly at school events and in the wider community. We will also look to record our music!

Band practice will take place on a Tuesday 8.10 – 8.55am (Dates this term will be January – 16,23,30 Feb – 6,20,27 March – 6,13,20,27)

If you would like to join please sign up by emailing admin@stockbridge.edin.sch.uk / speaking to the school office and come along TO THE SCHOOL HALL NEXT TUESDAY AT 8.10AM WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT.

There will be no cost for the first session but we will charge £2.00 per week for all other sessions (a parentpay payment will be set up after the first session to cover staffing costs).  We do not want cost to prohibit attendance so please contact the school office if you have difficulty covering these costs.

Best wishes,

Mr Briggs and Ms Calder-Kelly