Light it up Blue

April is Autism Awareness month

On Friday 28th April please ‘Light it up blue’   for Autism Awareness by wearing something blue to raise Autism awareness for a small donation of 50p.

Why raise awareness of autism in school?

At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism… so there are children with autism at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards people with autism and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives. But we also know that helping young people – and adults – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathize with people with autism.

This Sesame Street video might also be helpful especially for younger children:




Sharing our Learning

Sharing our Learning

You are welcome to join us at group time in Nursery this term on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 2nd May
  • Wednesday 17th May
  • Monday 29th May

Doors will open early at 11am or 3pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Nursery.

P1 Garden Revamp!

Our new topic in P1 is to give our outdoor area a much needed makeover – and we’d love your help to do it. 
We want our area to be filled with areas of activity – just like our classrooms – which help us to learn and explore the world. 
Our P1’s have been visiting local nurseries with excellent outdoor spaces to gather ideas and begin to make plans. We’d love your feedback on our initial ideas; we have made a display in the infant atrium which will be open to you at soft start, pick up and drop off times. Please come and find out what we have planned and to share your ideas. 
Perhaps you have seen something which works really well at another nursery, perhaps you have materials which you could donate, or have experience building simple wooden structures – all are very welcome. Some of the materials we are looking for are as simple as shells, old CD’s or old saucepans. We hope to have a plan for the area in the next 3 weeks so we can start to build it. If you can offer any time to come and help us paint stones, build areas or plant bulbs and seeds please let us know – we’ll have more details of exactly what we want to do and when we plan to do it over the next 3 weeks. 
Many thanks in advance for your continued support, 
The P1 team. 

The Button Box

We are delighted to announce we now support The Button Box

The Button Box is a community children’s clothing project based in Midlothian. They are a group of volunteers working in partnership with local residents and businesses to offer a variety of opportunities for families to come together for a ‘cuppa and a chat, to donate and collect free clothing.

They collect children’s clothing donations (age 0-16yrs) all year round through various collection and drop off points. They then hold events throughout the year for families to access FREE clothing for their growing families.



Update from Mary Smith

Thank you to all the parents, carers and members of the community who have engaged with us during the pre-consultation on the use by Burnbrae Primary School of the additional capacity to be provided at the Hopefield Campus.  This pre-consultation phase is now closed.  We will collate and consider all the feedback on the educational benefits and adverse effects of the models and develop the proposal to be taken to formal consultation.  We will  inform you of the next steps in the process as soon as possible after the Easter break.
Mary Smith
Director, Education, Communities and Economy

Burnbrae Primary School, Pre-Consultation Update 2

Burnbrae Primary School Pre-Consultation
Update 2
Thank you to everyone who attended the drop-in session which took place from 2-7pm at Burnbrae Primary School on 15th March 2017. This was the third in a series of three drop-in sessions.
At the drop-in event on 15th March we shared some emerging models as part of the pre-consultation process and invited feedback from you about the educational benefits and the adverse impact of each of the three models. There was also the opportunity to nominate a new model. For those who were unable to attend we also placed a copy on the school website.
At the event we gathered lots of comments about the educational benefits and any adverse effects and officers are now in the process of drawing this information together. There is still time to comment on each of the models proposed and this information is available on the school website:
If you would like to take part, the deadline date for the return of these templates is 12 noon on Friday 31 March 2017 and you can respond in the following ways:
1. Complete the templates on paper and return these to the school by hand
2. Complete the templates electronically and send these to


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