September 2021

Primary 5 and Primary 1 Buddy Time

Primary 5 children have started their P5 /P1 Buddy activities. An opportunity for the older children to develop and demonstrate a wide range of leadership skills. The Primary 5s met with their Primary 1 chums and had fun organising outdoors games and getting to know each other. As we are required to have a staggered lunch, the P5 children don’t see their buddy at lunchtime, but there will be lost of other connections made between the children through class time. We always hear lovely stories of the strong bonds created - when I speak to older children, they can still remember and talk about the own P1 buddy!

Can you guess the game they are playing?

Mini Goals in our Playground!

Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7 have had a lot of fun with the mini goals out in the playground at lunchtime.

We alternate the P4-7 lunchtime playground routines with a 'football week' and then a 'no football' week, with days for each year group to have the pitch for their games.

The P7s take the goals in and out each day and some of them are additionally wondering if it would help the younger classes if we introduced a referee into the games.

Active School - P6/7 Netball

Ashley Road P6/7 Netball Sessions:

Active Schools is delighted to announce that we are in a position to re-start the P6/7 netball sessions. Please see session information and the sign up link below. Please note that bookings will open at 4:30pm on Tuesday 28th September.

Day: Fridays

Dates: 01/10/21 , 29/10/21, 05/11/21, 12/11/21, 26/11/21, 03/12/21, 10/12/21

Time: 15:30-16:30

Location: Playground Area

Additional Information: Please wear appropriate clothing for being outdoors

Sign Up Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ashley-road-p67-netball-tickets-177329215457

Any questions, please contact Sarah Fraser (Active Schools Coordinator) at asaberdeengrammar@sportaberdeen.co.uk

PTA: Pounds for Primaries

The PTA have signed up for us to take part in the Evening Express Pounds for Primaries Competition.

The aim is to collect as many of the special tokens that will appear in the Evening Express between Saturday 25th September and Monday 1st November. Schools that enter will be split into three categories depending on size with the top three schools in each category winning big cash prizes.

Every school that collects a minimum of 250 tokens will get at least £100 each.

If you manage to collect any tokens please send these into school with your child and these will be collected at the school office.

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Nursery Lunches

This term our nursery children have started to attend full days which has meant that they now all stay for lunch. They have been getting used to new daily lunch routines; choosing their meals, practising using cutlery, using table manners and enjoying the experience of sitting enjoying their food together and chatting with friends. They even know to clear any food leftovers into the food recycling container so it can be composted!

School Lunch


In P1-3 we have been building lunchtime skills – socialising with our class mates, choosing our food and carrying a tray with a drink on it, sitting well at the dinner table, clearing away plates and cutlery and more recently we have small dustpan and brushes that the young children use if when eating and chatting, their food has become spread and scattered on the floor.

Building life skills together!

Library Visits have started again.

Each class has a designated library time and library books are then taken home to be shared or read at home.

Please return books to your allocated days, children will be able to take out another library book when they return their book. If a book isn’t returned, a child won’t be able to take a further book.

Our children love to read and we love to share the new books and authors with our children.

Here are the new books in the library this week!

Class Plants!

We received a donation of over 30 indoor plants (someone in the community had lots left over from her Macmillan Coffee fundraiser) and there was much excitement when we decided that every class would be given class plants to care for.


Which class has the best green-fingers?

House Highlights

Every term, children reflect on their skills and talents outside school and then write a termly House Highlight. The P7s and I review and share the wide range of talents in assembly and we display some on the House Highlight dining room boards.

Enjoy reading about our talented, skilful children.

Parent Council/PTA AGM 21/09/21

Agenda for PTA AGM 21st September 2021

PTA Agenda 21st September 2021

PTA AGM minutes Oct 2020.pdf

PTA AGM Minutes 27th October 2020

9.06.21 Parent Council Minutes

Parent Council Meeting Minutes 9th June 2021

PC Agenda for 9 June 2021 V2

Parent Council Agenda 21st September 2021

Open Day Visits Next Week

We would normally have a Primary 2-7 Open Day event at this time of year. This is a chance for parents to see their child's classroom and get a flavour of the type of routines and tasks that happen in the class.

This year we will arrange Parent Open Day events through Google Meet. You will be invited to the event through your child’s Google Calendar and you can join the class and get a classroom tour from the children. It is a live meet and will be approx. 7/10 minutes long.

We have staggered the P2- 7 Open Day Meetings throughout next week. Please have a look at your child’s Google Calendars for your invitation. Hope you can join us for Open Day Meets.

August 2021

Ashley Road School Communication, Collaboration and Consultation .pdf

Parent Communication Information

How we communicate and share information - please read and ask at school if you are unsure of any of the different ways we communicate with you.

Reporting Calendar May 2021.pdf

Ashley Road Reporting Calendar

Here is our Reporting Calendar. This will give you a yearly overview of the different ways in which we report to families throughout the year.

Last week was Heather's last day - we had a colourful, special assembly with all the staff and children (virtually). Our historical plaque summarises our feelings! The children didn't know that Heather has been very involved in many different city historical groups over the years - in particular getting plaques for important and significant Aberdeen females placed around the city.