2022-2023 Archive


Fundraising Marathon Relay Challenge!

“We’ve accepted the challenge and got our running shoes on!”

Mr Wallace, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Kane and Mr Innes will team up to run the 26.2 miles with the aim of raising money for an outdoor music wall, dedicated to our good friend and colleague, Sue Mathieson.

Ms Mathieson had a passion and love for music. This could be music made from anything and here she is playing an assortment of interesting instruments! We aim to build an outdoor musical wall to go alongside her bench beside the friendship garden where children can go and make some music.

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If you would like to donate, you can do so using ParentPay via the link below. Note: you don’t need an account to access this donation page.


All donations will be gratefully accepted and any extra funds will be passed on to Marie Curie.

Many thanks for helping us to achieve this goal.

Artistic inspiration from a local sculptor

On Thursday 20th April, local sculptor Ronnie Rae came in to work with Primary 5A. Ronnie is a local artist, living in Edinburgh. He has worked all his life carving granite by hand and you may recognise two of his most famous local sculptures, the Lion of Scotland in St. Andrews Square and the Cramond Fish, on the beach between Cramond and Silverknowes.

Ronnie is now 77 years old and no longer able to carve granite, as he has arthritis in his hands. However, he still creates art, usually using materials that other people discard, such as painting on cardboard boxes and old suitcases. He also paints sticks, and this is what he came in to show P5A on Thursday.

P5A enjoyed the visit enormously, and even though he wasn’t able to stay on to meet P5B, they were also inspired by his story and his work. We all had a go at painting sticks ourselves and our results are amazing. Thank you Ronnie!

Highlights of the year…
so far!

To make our front page a bit more attractive, we’ve just chucked on lots of pictures from 2023 so far!

For more pictures and information about what’s been going on, head over to our blogs.

Double Delight For CK!

It’s been a great couple of weeks for everyone at Carrick Knowe as we were given not one, but two special awards!

Last Friday, we were awarded a Digital Schools Award!

This is a huge honour for school who have worked incredibly hard over the past couple of years to make sure digital technologies are having a positive impact on learning and teaching.

A validator spoke to many of our children and staff on Thursday and she commented that “it was a pleasure to be a part of celebrating and providing recognition for your school’s use of digital technology to support learning and teaching”.

And on Tuesday, Eco Schools awarded us with our 8TH GREEN FLAG!

We’d like to say a special thank you to Ms Pincock for the enormous amount of work she does including the vast array of initiatives she has promoted to make our school more environmentally friendly as well as the links she has made with our local community. You can find out more by heading over to our Eco-Schools page by clicking here.

It’s Christmas!!!

Celebrating Success
at CK

Sit back, relax and enjoy another video montage from our Celebrating Success assembly!

That’s a wrap on another successful Book Week Scotland!

We have had lots of fun celebrating Book Week Scotland and Anti-bullying week!

Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

On Monday, every time that the bell rang during class time, everyone stopped what they were doing and picked up their reading book…. even the Primary 5’s who were in the middle of their PE lesson joined in!

Odd Socks Day

On Monday we also celebrated ODD SOCK DAY. Spotty socks, stripy socks and a lot of Christmas socks – everyone got into the spirit of Odd Socks day to celebrate what makes us all unique. Odd Socks Day is an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all special.

Book Swap!

It was great to see so many children bringing in their books from home to swap – we counted over 100 books swapped in total. What a fabulous effort!

Equality Books

We gave each class a book which had a particular focus on Equality. After studying the book in class, each class made a poster then shared it with the whole school in our Book Week assembly. These posters will shortly be proudly on display in our revamped library!

Writing and Poster Competitions

Well done to everyone who entered our Book Week Scotland competitions. It’s always great so see what such great writers we have at Carrick Knowe – and some superb artists too. Here are just a selection below:

Bookbug and Read, Write, Count!

On Wednesday, we invited our P1-P3 parents in to find out more about the book bags all of our children receive. They then had the chance to join their children in their classes to take part in an activity.

Autumn Allotment Clean-Up!

Despite dubious weather, children and adults turned up for an allotment clean up on Saturday morning.

Priorities were paving the poly tunnel and digging out the beds at the back of the allotment to make two new compost beds. Additionally, people harvested tomatoes and weeded some of the other raised beds.

Everyone worked extremely hard and super progress made. A HUGE thank you to everyone who turned up!

Dyslexia Awareness Week!

Our CKPS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK CHAMPIONS are pleased to share their exciting hard work with you!….

They have created …

1. a DYSLEXIA TOOLKIT for each and every P3 to P7 classroom…

2. An amazing SWAY to help us find out LOTS MORE about DYSLEXIA… please take a look at the SWAY link below …

This week is about helping those of us who have DYSLEXIA to help ourselves…

…. as well as about helping those who don’t have DYSLEXIA to understand how it feels for family or friends who DO have DYSLEXIA, and what we can do to help them.

As Cerrie Burnell says in her message below, having DYSLEXIA doesn’t have to stop anyone from doing anything; it might even open doors because people who have DYSLEXIA are often very determined, and can have BIG BIG ideas which are always welcome, for example, in the creative industry.


So, thank you for taking the time to find out more about DYSLEXIA!

Please spread the word to help raise awareness – this is just one of the many things we’re trying to achieve in school this week!


Keep up the wonderful work! 👍🏼 Mrs Dale

Happy Harvest

And a huge thank you for all of your kind donations which we were happy to give to the Broomhouse Food Bank.

Maths Week Scotland 2022

What’s been going on this week? The real question is… what HASN’T been going!?

Each year group chose a different theme to focus on. We had patterns, weather, art, games, impact on the world and real-life maths.

Take a look below for just a small selection of what’s been going on. Further information is available on all of our blogs!


(Posters by P7)

Carrick Knowe!

Last week, pupils in Primary 5A and 5B harvested cooking apples grown in school. Our new high school helper Joseph was great at getting the apples from high up.

Sadly, we can’t use all of the apples we have grown so instead, we contacted two of the local care homes, who were very happy to receive them. Doing our bit for the community!

Maureen, the activities co-ordinator at Manor Grange, thought she might get residents to have a go at peeling and chopping the apples before chef Joseph cooks them.

At Murrayside, chef Iain is planning to make apple crumble for residents this weekend, and says they are always interested to know where their food comes from, and will be very pleased it’s from the local school.

Ladies and Gentlemen…
Your brand new House and Sports Captains!

The campaigns are over…
The speeches have been given…
The votes have been counted and verified…
And we are pleased to announce to you our brand new Captains for 2022-2023.

Good luck everyone in your new roles!