Welcome to Pentland Primary School
At Pentland we aim to create an ethos where every learner is:
* fully Engaged with their learning
* confidently Aspirational in their outlook
* honestly Reflective about their efforts, progress and achievements
* appropriately Supported in their endeavours, and Supportive of others.
Mrs Jacqueline Mackenzie, Headteacher.
2017 Harvest Collection
Thank you very much to everyone who kindly donated items for our Harvest assembly. Steve Wright from Basics Bank came to collect the items at our assembly on Wednesday 4th October.
Pentland Woodlands Project
Pupils Making a Sustainable Difference at Pentland
Our woodland development project began over a year ago with the inspired vision of our then Eco-Team; a team who wanted to enhance our grounds by creating a woodland garden for wildlife and children to enjoy. The ideas from children and adults in school were gathered, drawings created and with financial support from the PPC new soil, seed and bulbs were purchased. On a few rainy Saturday mornings a team of Pentland families and school staff began the hard task of digging, weeding, sowing and bulb planting. The transformation had begun!
Now, with the skills of Glendale Services the next part of the collaborative project can be achieved. Our dedicated Garden Group have shared the inspired plans with the landscapers, negotiated the layout of certain desirable features such as the bird feeding area and log seats and presented this next phase of the woodland project to each class.
Take a look at these photos to see how pupil voice and participation at Pentland can bring about real change:
What is RRSA
What is RRSA?
At Pentland Primary, we have formed a partnership with UNICEF UK to promote a child right-based approach to education. The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on the principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
The intended impact of RRSA on our school community is:
- an increase of levels of respect within our school and community
- a developed sense of security as rights-respecting language and behaviour is used consistently throughout the school
- a deepened understanding and respect for religions, cultures and abilities different to our own
- a deepened understanding of the connections between us and people around the world.
We have an enthusiastic group of staff and pupils who form the Rights Respecting Group. This group meet regularly to plan and deliver dedicated assemblies that promote children’s rights from the Convention. The group is continually monitoring how well are doing and creating ways to inspire others to learn about children’s rights.
At Pentland, we have received our Recognition of Commitment from UNICEF RRSA and are on our way to achieving Level 1.
Embarking on a rights-based education is a really exciting opportunity for all at Pentland and we look forward to involving you on our journey.
Nursery 2017-2018 highlights so far
Children at Pentland Nursery enjoy rich first hand learning experiences. Recently we have worked in partnership with Friends of Fairmilehead Park to plant over 60,000 spring flowering bulbs and visited the Scottish National Gallery for the Wee Wanders tour.
We have made regular trips to the local building site to watch the progress of the new supermarket.
Remember that you can stay in touch even more with Pentland Primary School through our Twitter account. This is particularly used to give you information on any school and event updates or changes. There are 3 ways in which you can access our account:
1. Our live Twitter feed throughout our website.
2. Going to www.twitter.com and following our Twitter ID which is PentlandPS.
3. Following our Twitter ID PentlandPS through Twitter Apps on your iPad, iPhone, android and other tablet devices.
Education Scotland: Numeracy and Mathematics Glossary
This glossary has been developed for parents and carers of children and young people in the broad general education in Scottish schools. This includes nursery through to 4th year in secondary schools. It provides clear definitions of some of the commonly used terms in numeracy and mathematics. The glossary may also be useful to any others who have an interest in the learning and teaching of numeracy and mathematics, including teachers and learners.
The glossary has been divided into the 15 ‘organisers’ within the numeracy and mathematics curriculum
Literacy and Numeracy at Pentland
May 2017 Parent and Carer Survey Results
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