What Makes Crown Unique?

This year a group of pupils from P4 – P7 have been working with children in Nursery – P7, their families and staff to answer the question ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’.

The ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’ group have worked together to create a video to capture Crown Primary School. They’ve done this through writing a clever narrative, creating some super animations and demonstrating some skillful camera techniques.

The video will sit as part of the school’s rationale for children, their families, staff and any visitors we have along the way.

We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Summer Fete 2017

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Although it still feels like midwinter, preparations have started for this year’s Summer Fete which is taking place on Saturday 10th June from 12 –  3 pm.

We are looking for donations for the raffle, if you have any connections or know people in business who might be willing to donate a raffle prize then we would appreciate any contributions you can acquire.

Please contact Juliette Maclennan juliette.maclennan@icloud.com or Angela Jack angelajack75@hotmail.com if you can help with this.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Term 4- can you believe it?

We hope you all had a great Easter break. Term 4 is always busy from the start. We will keep you regularly updated on both the main blog and your child’s class blog. 

A reminder that French Club resumes today- 3.05pm with the P1 to P3’s and at 3.35pm with the P4 to P7’s
Parent Council meet on Monday 8th May 630pm. We would welcome some new faces.It is a very informal, friendly and  supportive group and we meet to discuss any future plans for our school.
Jill Fryer is our current Chair Person jilltelford6@yahoo.co.uk.
Just a reminder that school is closed for May Day holiday Monday 1st May and closed to pupils Thurs 4th May for local elections.
P1-P7 class photos will be taken Tuesday 2nd May.
Sports day is planned for Thursday 1st June.


Garden Heroes

A MASSIVE thankyou to all the parents and pupils who have so generously given of their time to improve our gardens this week. It looks fantastic. 

A special thank you goes to Julie for her leadership and drive.

Tools down for the holidays! 

Happy Happy Easter 

So delighted for our pupils who were chosen by SOCS as creative champions in our Easter competition.  Thanks to SOCS for donating resources for the competition. Well done to our P5 and musicians.

Dr Donald would like to thank parents for their donations of over £120 for a school in Jamaica at today’s service. 

Have a great family time over the holidays!


Sponsored Walk Success!

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What an amazing day we had yesterday – the sponsored walk was a great success! It was so lovely to see so many smiling faces and a big effort from all involved. A big thank you to all the parents/carers who helped us out as we couldn’t have held the event without you!

The total pledged so far is an amazing £4462! This will be split between school funds and the Highland Hospice.

Sponsor forms will be handed out on the Monday of the first week back after the holidays. All money should be handed into school by Wednesday 10th May at the very latest.

Thank you again for all your generous donations and support!


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Sponsored Superheroes!

What a pleasure of a day today. Lots of smiling faces even on the way back up Godsman’s Brae!! And lots of fun doing our Flash Mob dance before we left!

Thanks to all of our sponsors- it gave us such encouragement to know we were raising money for the Highland Hospice and our Motivated School!

Enjoy our videos!

Crown Gets Gardening: Parent Power Plea!

A big thank you to our Gardening Gurus for their continued support. They are looking for a bit of support over holidays…



Spring Gardening Sessions at the School Garden

Thursday 06 & Friday 07 April 2017 @ 10am – 3pm

We are planning a couple of gardening days at the school, over the start of the Easter holidays.  This is to have a general spring tidy up of the gardens and grounds (including the nursery garden), with some seeding and planting.

If you have gardened before at the school, or you or your children would like to garden at the school, or you are simply at a loose end, you are most welcome to come along and join us.  It is always good fun and a wonderful day of outdoor learning for the children.

The sessions will be held daily from 10-3, and if you can make it in for any amount of time that would be welcome.  Both days are, of course, weather dependent but short of a hail blizzard or a monsoon, we will be there.  Entrance will be through the school’s front gate only.

Gardening  in April can be cool (and at the rear of the school it can blow a hoolie) so things that will help are for you and your children to be warmly dressed, with waterproof jackets (gloves, hats, scarfs etc).  Equally, if you can, bring a flask of something hot plus snacks or a packed lunch for yourself and your children.

Whilst we are responsible first and foremost for our own children collectively we will look after all the children.  Children will likely have some interest in the garden, and then want to play, and then come back to the garden etc; that tends to be the pattern.  During these hours, the school’s janitor will be about, so we have agreed that the toilets in the caged will be available for use, enabling us to clean hands etc.  We have lots of tools at the school, particularly for the children, but if as adults you can bring a trowel, fork, secateurs and gardening gloves, that would be welcome.

If anybody is unsure of what they are doing, one of us will give instruction; so don’t let that put you off, and if the turnout is good we will in small teams.

Carrying out this work now, at the start of Spring, means that the grounds are in the best condition for all to enjoy as plants, bushes and trees begin to shoot and grow.  But more than this it enables the school and staff to maximise outdoor learning over the summer term, with our children.  During this forthcoming term some joint gardening days, with parental input, will also be timetabled over school hours.

If you are able to come, it would be great to have advance notice of this (and we can plan accordingly). Please send a short email to Julie at crowngetsgardening.lol@gmail.com (= LOVE OUTDOOR LEARNING). It also enables us to notify you if there is any change of plan.


Looking forward to seeing you there

Julie, Bridget & Tori (Parents of children from nursery to P7)

Sponsored Walk – TOMORROW!

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A reminder that tomorrow is the Sponsored Walk. The weather is looking dry for our day outdoors which is great, but as ever with Scottish weather, it’s important to be prepared! 

Please remember to bring the following items:

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Layers of WARM clothing

  • Back pack (suitable for the child to carry and also for putting extra layers of clothing in)

  • Suitable shoes that have been worn before(trainers, walking boots/shoes are the ideal, no wellies or heeled boots etc)

  • Hat and gloves (in case of the wind,cold)

  • P1-3 decent sized snack and water bottle (Lunch will be as normal for P1-3

  • P4-7 snack, water bottle and packed lunch

    If you haven’t already done so please return your sponsor form by Wednesday 5th April. Forms will then go out after the Easter holidays to collect in all the money raised.

We look forward to seeing everyone prepared and ready to go…

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