Sport Relief 2018

On Friday 23rd March it is Sport Relief Day!  Children are invited to attend school in sportswear – football kits, jogging bottoms, shorts, judo suits etc – whatever they want to wear.  We ask for a suggested donation of £1.00 which will go towards Sport Relief.

We will be singing the Sort Relief song – Click HERE to view it.


Community Squad Week 2

Today the P6 and P7 volunteers had great fun with a bucket, sponge and a squeegee!  They set off to wash windows and the laughter could be heard from all areas of the school.  As well as having fun the children were learning life skills.  I’m not sure how clean the windows are after they were finished but they were responsible, worked co-operatively and stuck with the job until they had finished it.  Well done Community Squad 2!

Behaviour Reflection Sheets

As part of our process of updating the Anti-bullying policy and the Positive Behaviour policy, when an incident happens in school or in the playground, we will be asking children to reflect on their negative behaviours and the impact that has had on others.  This will be completed with a member of staff as part of a restorative approach, sometimes during breaktime.  The reflection sheet requires the child to:

  • consider which of the children’s right have been affected
  • consider which Golden Rule they have broken
  • think about and identify their actions
  • consider the impact of those actions on others
  • consider what they should have done or what they should do if this happens again.

This will then be sent home for you to read and discuss with your child.  It should be signed and returned to school the next day.


P4/5 Assembly

P4/5 led assembly by sharing what they have learned in Mandarin this year.  They sang songs in Mandarin and retold the story of why the Chinese New Year is named after different animals.

Watch their assembly here.

P7 Snow Trenches

Primary 7A went outside in the snow last week to dig trenches as part of their learning about World War 2.They worked together as a team to co-ordinate the trenches and ensure their stability.

AFC Football Ticket Winners

Our Parent Council secured 10 pairs of tickets for an Aberdeen v Dundee United match on 17th March.

The winners of the pairs of tickets are:

Daniel C P6

Layla Y P2/3

Aimee H P4/5

Jack E P2

Joshua S P2

Abbie V Red Nursery

Theo P2

William M P7

Joe McG P2

Holly B P4

Collect your tickets from the main office from Monday.  Congratulations!

World Book Day Fun!

Despite the cold and snowy weather, Fernielea School was full of strange and wonderful characters fore World Book Day.  We also had a very successful book swap.

Well done everybody.  The winners of the costume competition were announced in assembly today.

3rd Place – Laranya P5 – Little Red Riding Hood & Erin P6 Brave

2nd Place – Ellie P5 -Cat in the Hat & Indi P1 – Captain Underpants

1st Place – Kaylib P1 – Pinocchio

See if you can spot them in the pictures below.



Adverse Weather Conditions

With the current weather warnings in place, please familiarise yourself with the procedures used by Aberdeen City schools to notify parents of closures or delayed openings.

In the event of school closure or delayed opening, these are the methods used to communicate to parents.

Adverse Weather and School Closures Information Line
In the event of severe weather or school closure Parents/guardians can access this feature by dialling the National Rate number Tel: 0870 054 1999

A Council message will be heard followed by a request for a six digit PIN number specific to our school.


On the internet, select   A list of school closures will appear on the screen. This is cleared and updated at 4 p.m. on a daily basis.


We will endeavour to send a Groupcall to families as soon as possible if there is any closure or delayed opening. Please ensure we have your most up to date contact details.

Please note:

Mr King, our janitor will work hard to clear priority pathways into school which will minimise the chance of slipping in the snow and ice. Please only use the pathways provided and DO NOT ENTER the school car park.

NSPCC Workshops

On Wednesday (28th) and Thursday (1st), NSPCC will host a range of assemblies and workshops for pupils and parents.

The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for P6 and P7.

“NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems.” Child’s feedback

What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language.

We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

“This service provides important information in a child-friendly way – it should be made mandatory in all schools. A brilliant service!” Teacher, Wistaston Primary, Crewe

If you would like any more information about the NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. programme, including frequently asked questions, you can find it on the NSPCC website or please come into speak to me and I can provide more information.

Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children

The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website