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MPS Community Newsletter – October 2016

P4/5 had fun in PE

Today in PE, Primary 4/5 were working on the Significant Aspects of ‘Focus and Concentration’ alongside ‘Gross and Fine Motor Skills’ with Mr Flett.

We warmed up by playing some games before working on our throwing and catching skills.  We worked in teams to carry out races with a challenge to help us develop our focus and concentration.

P6 are taking part in Midlothian’s Mi:Space Project.

We will be developing our classroom into a modern space to enhance our learning environment. We will be given the chance to change furniture, furnishings and try new equipment.

We have been trying different learning zones in our current classroom to give us some ideas and let us see our classroom doesn’t have to be the traditional space it has been known for so long.

Take a look at our video we made using green screen technology and iMovie.

Tennis on the Road

Join Judy Murray & her Coaching Team, for a morning of fun and informative Workshops at Dalkeith Tennis Club, Saturday 8th October 2017.


P6 have had a good day making their daily mile count!

We decided that our daily mile should matter so we planned a route around visitor attractions in Midlothian and some a bit further afield.

We will have our daily mile passports that will be stamped when we walk far enough to reach our visitor attractions.

Using map reading skills and measuring skills we mapped out our route and calculated ‘as the crow flies’ distances in miles.




When we reach an attraction we will use ICT to research the site and produce leaflets, presentations and our new padcaster to share our findings.

Watch out for our updates!


Parking at our school

logo_safecrossings_bannerWe have noticed recently that a number of people are parking their vehicles in front of the school gate and on the yellow lines/zig zags at the start and the end of the day.  We would ask that people refrain from doing this as not only does it block access for emergency vehicles, its also make crossing the road at the school unsafe for all.

The road safety officers will be liasing with the local police soon to try and solve this problem but we hope in the short term we can ask that everyone tries their best to park a little further away to keep us all safe 🙂

Thanks, MPS



Lining Up

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been brought to our attention that there are some Health & Safety issues with regards to the area where some classes have been lining up as it is too busy with parents, buggies etc.

Parents have kindly offered solutions however they would take time to implement, so an instant solution would be for the P2’s to line up at their new entrance, as it has been this week and for the other 4 classes, (3a, 3b, P5, P7) to line up on the large tarmac area/playground, around the corner from their current entrance, where their class teacher will come and collect them from the line.


We hope that this will alleviate some of the congestion of the past few days.

This will take effect from tomorrow, Thursday 25th August 2016.

Kind Regards
Mrs Inglis-Akers
Deputy Head Teacher

In updating our uniform supplier and ordering processes, we thought it an appropriate time to also update our school tie, as below.

School Tie&Scrunchy Sample

These will be available to buy from the school office after the summer break, at a cost of £3.00 each.

Hair scrunchies to match will also be available, again at a cost of £3.00.



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