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Online Learning

Dear Gilmerton families

During this period of school closures, we will be using Microsoft Teams as our main platform for learning. Teaching staff will posting activities three times a day

Numeracy – 9.00 – 10.30

Literacy – 11.00 – 12.30

Health and Wellbeing / Interdisciplinary learning – 1.30 – 3.00 (2.45 for P1 and P2)

Teaching staff will be available during these slots to introduce, explain and support the learning on Microsoft Teams.

All pupils have been issued with log in details for MS Teams, as well as a variety of other digital platforms frequently used in school.

Microsoft Teams can be accessed on a smart phone, laptop, tablet and games consoles. Pupils have been using ipads in school to familiarise themselves with Teams since our return in August.

Should you run into any technical issues accessing Teams, the main activities will be uploaded to the school website daily (we will aim to have these uploaded by 10am). Please note that this will not include any explanations / videos or live or recorded lessons as these will available on Teams.

All lessons will stay on Teams for a week should you need to revisit at a more convenient time.

As always, please remember that keeping your family safe and happy is the most important thing during lockdown. You also know what works best for your family.

For lost MS Teams or other login details, please contact the school office at admin@gilmerton.edin.sch.uk – we will be able to help you get back online in no time 🙂

We look forward to checking in with all our pupils during this lockdown. Our Senior Leadership Team will facilitate a whole school assembly every Friday. Please look out for the link to this in your teams calendar.

Goodbye Primary 7

Dear Primary 7,

Welcome to your Virtual Leavers Assembly!

Unfortunately, we missed out these messages!

And a special message from Miss Davies!

Thank you P7s for all of the fantastic memories Keep being true to yourselves and you will do amazingly at high school and beyond. I will miss you all. Miss Davies

Your P7 memories

Mr Smith’s full message

We had to use an edited version in the main video to stick to the 15 minute limit but we did not want you to miss out on Mr Smith’s great speech!

Best of luck P7…

Your mountain is waiting!

Virtual Sports Day!

Welcome to our Virtual Sports Day 2020! Please let us know via Twitter or the school email admin@gilmerton.edin.sch.uk how you’re getting on!

The main aim is just to have fun 🙂

Here is what you’ll need:

Virtual Sports Day Map:

Virtual Sports Day Activities:

Once you’ve taken part in your chosen activities, it is time for the ULTIMATE challenge: Where are the Gilmerton Staff? Can you challenge your family members? How many members of staff will you spot? Who will spot them first? (Answers will be uploaded on Friday afternoon!)

Have fun everyone!