Mrs Curson’s Catch up

6th February 2024

We welcome Mrs Ruth Vinyard to Primary 7. Mrs Vinyard has increased her working hours at West Linton and is already enjoying working with our fabulous Primary 7 class.
We also welcome Mr Colin Hunwick to our ANA staff – Colin joins us with experience of working in both the primary and secondary sector.
Mrs Scott continues to be absent after her surgery, but is making progress in her recovery and we hope to see her fully recovered and back to work in March.

Netball Success
A huge congratulations to our netball girls, who attended the SBC Live Borders Schools Final at Queens Centre in Galashiels and won!

They had some stiff competition and in the end won by one point. We could not be more proud of the girls and thank their coaches Maya Motley and Emily Harburn (ex WL pupils and current PHS pupils) for their efforts in making our team such a great success.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who supported with transport, moral support and even organising very smart West Linton Primary strips. The girls looked smart, confident and worked so hard to bring the cup home to West Linton.

Assemblies and Citizenship Gatherings
From now until the February break, our Assemblies and Citizenship Gatherings will be focused on our Scotland Focus Fortnight; particularly ‘Who was Robert Burns?’ and ‘why is he important in Scottish Culture?’ The boys and girls will be learning a Scots poem in the first few weeks of term, and three pupils from each class will recite their poem at a Scots Poetry recital on 1st February. Our Primary 6s will also lead the school (and their parents) in a Burns Supper on 25th January.
As well as this, we will be re-visiting our School Vision, Values and Aims, sharing our Anti-Bullying and Respectful Relationships Statement, co created with staff, pupils and parents.
Finally we will be learning about UNCRC Article 12 and 31.

Shiny Science

We were lucky to have free science workshops for our upper school pupils this month. Light Lab and Live Borders teamed up to deliver the Shiny Science experiences, looking at the science of mirror and lenses through fun and creative experiments. 


The pupils used prisms and torches to split white light into the full spectrum of colour, draw with ultra violet torches on light sensitive paper, as well as testing their skills in walking upside down. Fantastic learning and great fun too.
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