Craigour Park Primary School
Craigour Park Primary School
Moredun Park Road, Edinburgh. EH17 7HL
Moredun Park Road,
Edinburgh. EH17 7HL Telephone: 0131 664 7594
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Early, 1st, and 2nd Levels
Details of what and how we teach are
available on request. These will be on the
School website from session 13-14.
Craigour Park runs a text messaging service. If you
have a mobile number we can send you information
instantly, reply to absence messages and keep you in
the loop about what is happening in and around the
Our school website is
the ideal way to keep
abreast of what your
child has been
learning. Full of
pictures and video, its
aim is to give you a
window into your
Edinburgh Council’s website has
information on all city schools that
includes holiday dates and sever
weather closures. Find out more
details at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/
Alongside this, you’ll find
all related information
about Craigour – staff,
Parent Council, Eco
Committee, Pupil Council
and much, much more.
Please feel free to
comment on our website
Mon - Thurs
Healthy School Dinners £1.90
We have three sittings in our
dining hall where pack lunch
pupils and those having a
school meal eat all together.
If your child is having a
please note we do not permit
fizzy juice or glass bottles.
Stop Head Lice. Once a week
take a peek. Please inform us
of any outbreaks.
Please fill in our Health
questionnaire and return
to the office. This
information for us about
from NHS and
in the nursery
and primary 1.
Water Bottle £1.20
Craigour Park School Agreement
We will ask you to read and sign this with your child as part of our contract with your family to
together and help your child to reach his or her full potential. Within this contract we are also
setting our expectations on acceptable behaviour which includes Anti-Bullying and Prejudice Policy.
We advise that expensive toys, clothing, mobile phones etc are the pupil responsibility and should
where possible be left at home. Craigour Park Parent Forum agreed that school uniform is the
acceptable clothing for this school. The school office has order forms for our sweatshirts etc. All
pupils are encouraged to bring a school bag, pencil case with the appropriate materials to do their
class work and an outdoor waterproof coat.
All classes are issued with homework learning tasks and challenges. This will be recorded in the
Pupil Homework Diary. Please check this daily and sign, write your comments and share
information with the class teacher about any concerns or changes to family details-emergency
We encourage healthy eating. Fruit is provided daily Monday to Thursday. Milk can be purchased
for drinking at the morning interval time.
We display pupils work through out the school and on the school website. This includes pupil
photographs. We will not use photographs of your child if this is your wish. Parents/Guardians
visiting the school at any time are reminded that no photographs or filming of staff or pupils is
allowed. Pupils misusing a mobile phone or computer, filming or recording staff within the school,
school grounds or on a school outing will be treated seriously and Police could be involved.
House Point System
Pupils are entered into our school house system, named after the 7
hills surrounding Edinburgh-Braid, Calton, Blackford, Corstorphine,
Pentland, Craiglockhart, and Castle Rock. All rewards are positive and
add to EARN-I time timetabled by class teacher and include additional
time on the morning break, lego time etc. Please ask your child about
his/her house and their points!
Our Play Squad are in the playground at
morning Break to issue and play games
with our younger children along with the
Soft, indoor shoes (black gym shoes) clearly labelled
should be left in school- designer expensive trainers
are not necessary!
Label all clothing, school bags,
PE kit and packed lunches with name and class.
Buy outdoor shoes/boots which your child
can put on and take off themselves.
Velcro straps are recommended until
your child can tie their own laces.
Please leave all toys/expensive games
at home unless they are asked for.
They may get lost or broken at school!
Each child in Primary 1 starting with us in August is issued
with a red bag which should contain only the following:
Back and Forth book
Parent/Guardians to sign, write in a comment in reading
This read bag usually lasts until Primary 3 and from then we
hope children will have their own school bag to carry those
items they require for the school
Each stage has required homework assignments which will be
issued by the class teacher. All pupils from Primary 3
upwards are issued a Homework Diary which we would like
you to check and sign. Please use this as the first stage of
communication with the class teacher if you have information
to share with us.
Please ensure no
juice or food is put
into the red bag –
only reading and
be put in this bag
Come home every night
Picture and action of the new sound and common
word – Added daily
Use sound or letter cards in red bag to word build
Children will learn a song to go with their daily sound
A practise of the sounds at home every night will
have a huge impact on your child’s learning and
development. Make it fun and have a laugh, that
way you will help us reinforce the pleasure of
learning new things.
We use City of Edinburgh Total Numeracy
Programme in Primary 1&2.
In all stages we focus on oral, interactive
Begin with numbers to 10, then 20, 100 etc
building oral number and mental agility with all
Whole class lessons with support in groups
Problem solving is built into the programme
and in all curricular areas we encourage pupils
to transfer knowledge and skills to deepen their
understanding of how number relates to our
everyday life skills
Time, Money, Measurement, Shape are all
You will be invited into school to
celebrate a block of work that the
children have finished and want to
celebrate with you.
Please check the Back and Forth
Folder/Homework Diary or school
class web site for dates, time and
Parent evenings - You will be invited
in to discuss your child’s progress
and have a look at their work and
their Personal Learning Journey
twice over the session.
(Sept/Oct and again in March/April)
Open Day – you will be invited to
join your child in class during school
hours to share their work and
Personal Learning Journey.
(There are 4 of these per session)
There will be other opportunities offered across the
session to invite you to come into school and share
your child’s progress. We welcome your support with
all school outings and feedback on all events so
please check our web site regularly to keep in touch.
We host many events throughout the school year:
Sports day/Health Promoting Week
Charitable days - Comic Relief
Science /Art Fairs and lots more!
Please check our school website and your child’s Back and
Forth folder/Homework Diary for dates and more