June 2022

Thank You

A final farewell and massive thank you from me to the wonderful community of Ashley Road School. Thank you for your most generous gifts and kind wishes.  

As the children know, I am moving on to teach a primary 6 class in St Joseph's in August, so I will be close by and look forward to lots of chats and bumping into children and families and hearing your news!

 Ashley Road School is a special place and I have loved my years working with all the children, staff and families. Hope you have a lovely summer, Best wishes, Anne Wilkinson

End of Summer Term Sporting Events.

Here are the participants in last Friday's  wonderful sporty 'Staff and Pupils Netball' game . An annual event held at the end of the summer netball season!

Great effort from adults and children alike!

Where is the ball? 

Pass to me, over here!

P6 football team - great effort and skill shown last Saturday.

Aberdeen Library Summer Reading Challenge

Help Library Bear travel the world!

Every book read or challenge completed =  Library Bear  travels 20 miles. The challenge is open to everyone within the city and aims to encourage everyone to Read for Pleasure (RfP).  For every book read, challenge completed, or event attended, participants will be able to claim 20 reading miles to help send Library Bears around the world!  We’ve asked pupils from our ‘ReadMore Project’ schools to tell us where they think Library Bear should visit during his travels and these destinations will be revealed during the challenge.

For more information see: https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/AberdeenReads  

Life Skills for Little Ones Booklet 2022.pdf

Life Skills for Little Ones

The Family Learning team  have created a booklet summarising some key ways parents can support nursery children to develop skills for independence to assist transition up to primary. Areas such as sleep, independence and communication are all covered in the booklet. Please do have a read.

A letter arrived in the post for P1/2 and P2

Look who sent our room 4 and 5 children a letter!

Our P6 children took part in a local Art Competition run by Ithaca.

The children were invited to create an image based on the theme of 'Spring' Four schools ( Ashley Road, Fernielea, Hazelhead and Mile End)  took part and a two winners were chosen from each school. 

Here are two of our prize winners.

Here the two Ashley Road prize winners.

 Runner Up - Florencia with ' Bluebird and Cherry Tree'

Winner - Isobel's design of 'Monarch of the Blossom Tree'

Overall Competition Winner!

From the 8 school winners, the Ithaca team casted votes (460) to choose an overall winner and this was awarded to Isobel! Congratulations!

All winning pieces are being printed and framed by Ithaca and displayed in their office at Hill of Rubislaw

Hamish Hero Hockey P6/7  team  Tues 7th June afternoon.

What a day for the Hamish Heroes Hockey Festival!  The boys and girls all did really well and seemed to enjoy the experience.  

Sincere thanks to Mr Martin for all his efforts, we are very lucky to have such a dedicated hockey helper.  Thanks also to all the regular coaches who have made it so we have such an enthusiastic and skilful group of players. 

Netball Update from the Coaches -Helen and Emma

At the last minute our festival last Monday, at RGC, was cancelled owing to weather.  We had made the plans and had the mobilisation all arranged so instead of wasting the opportunity…we mobilised to Hazlehead and our girls played their girls!

It was an amazing afternoon.  Helen Lund and I were so proud of each and every one of the girls efforts on court.   They have come such a long way this season in spite of our pandemic break!

Delighted with their performances and attitude, lots of fun netball and the last minute rearrangement plan going like a dream!  Thanks also to our young umpires (Anna, Hannah, Megan and Charlotte) who helped the event run very smoothly.

Summer Fair stall update

The girls in P7 who ran their stall during the Summer fair made £105 for the PTA and £197 which was donated to the UNICEF Ukraine appeal.

A big well done to Madeleine, Ariana, Aisling, Cara in P7. A mention also has to go to Amelia in P5 would helped in the making of the items too. 

Well done for all their hard work making the jewellery and other items and then selling it on the day. 

3Sixty Stunt Team Visit

On Monday 6th June we had the 3Sixty Stunt Team visit us to put on a whole school show. This was a prize for doing so well in the Big Walk and Peddle earlier in the year. 

Everyone enjoyed the daring show and there were many gasps and rounds of applause. 

Business School Award

Well done to the children in P7Rm12 who were presented with an award last week for their entry in a competition run by Aberdeen University Business School.   They created a game which was designed to teach others about climate change.   Staff at the business school were so impressed by the standard of their work that the came out personally to deliver the award.  The children really enjoyed the opportunity to try on some graduation robes too. Well done team!

Young Leaders of Learning

A ken group of Ashley Road learners, took part in a peer school visit with Stoneywood School - investigating and identifying the aspects of each school's Health and Wellbeing that they felt were good examples of practice and possible areas for the schools to review and adapt. Our Leaders were fabulous ambassadors for our school, really enjoyed the process and will be able to work further on these themes next school year within pupil groups. Here is the feedback for our school from Stoneywood. Leaders of Learning.

Summer Fair Fun Success!

A huge thank you to the organising PTA for a wonderful  Summer Fair last week. We raised a fabulous £8 000. There are many parents, partners, pupils and staff to thank - to all a big thanks, we couldn't do this event without everyone's help, both to get our school ready for  the fair and on the day, on the stalls. 

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the school!

We had a record number at the fair last week - over 730 tickets were sold. It was lovely to see lots of previous pupils returning as well as new families and local residents popping along to support the school. A real community event for everyone!

May 2022

Nursery Sports Day

We were so lucky with the weather for Nursery Sports this week!  The children did a fantastic job showing their parents their physical skills in action.  The staff were so impressed by the wonderfully positive sportsmanship all the children showed.  Well done everyone!

Summer Fair Tickets Order Form 2022.docx.pdf

Ashley Road Summer Fair

Saturday 28th May - 12.30-3pm.

There will be games, food & drinks, stall and lots more. This year there will also be an Ashley Road Warrior obstacle course! Will you manage to navigate around it?

Please see the attached letter about tickets for the fair and raffle tickets. This went out to all families in the school this term.  Tickets will be distributed from Thursday 26th May. If you wish to order please do this by Wednesday 25th May. 

More raffle tickets are still available from the school office. 

Thank you to all those that have offered to help on the day. We will still require some helpers. If you can help out on the day please contact the PTA: ashleyroadpta@gmail.com 

Please remember that the fair will be cash only on the day. 

Sport's Day May 2022

Sport's Day was a big success again this year. The children as ever were the stars - we saw grit and determination, amazement, humour and lots of skills on show across the year groups! It is fascinating hearing the young children revel in their achievements and then compare to our Primary 7s who also can still recall the highlights of their first Sports Day way back in 2016! Thank you  for coming along and supporting us and  finally also  a big thank you to all parent helpers at Sport's Day - we could not do this event without your help. 

P7 Bikeability

The children in P7 have been offered the opportunity to develop their cycling skills this term by taking part in Bikeability.  The children will be assessed in the first two sessions in the Bikeability Level 1 skills. If confident on their bikes they will then take part in developing their bikeability level 2 skills which focuses on learning how to cycle safely on roads and being aware of other road users. Thank you in advance to our parent helpers who will support the children during their road sessions and Mrs Benson who is once again leading the training this year along with Mrs Morrison and Mr Rae.

P4 Swimming

Primary 4 have started their block of swimming at Tullos pool every Tuesday until the end of term. This year the 3 classes have been split into two groups. Each group has 42 children going to the pool. Their teachers have been very impressed at the outstanding behaviour and swimming skills shown so far. Thank you to our parent helpers that have been supporting the sessions.

RGU Sport students

We will have some RGU Sports students working with a range of classes over the next 4 weeks. They will be delivering sessions to a variety of classes focusing on racquet and ball sports on a Thursday each week. 

March 2022

Talent Show March 2022 - an event coordinated and led by our Primary 7s and judged by children, staff and PSAs!

Talent Show bonanza today. We were truly amazed at the range of skills, confidence and talents our children were keen to share with their peers. From pianists, comedy acts, dancers, singers, and magicians. 

Well done to all who took part: P1 Izzy, P2 James, P3 Angus and Rowan, P5 Cameron, P6 Isobel, Christina and Astrid. P1Martha, P1/2 Nathan,  P3 Selin, P4 Harris, P4 Mirabella, P5 Nikolas and Tristan, P6 Ellen. They were all winners on my eyes!

P1-3 Talent Show winners - P1 Martha , who shared expressively, joyful dancing and  P1/2 Nathan, who displayed some amazing magic skills and tricks.

P4- P6 Talent Show winners were  P4 Peter who played Red River Valley on the piano and P6 Ellen who wowed the audience with her skill, timing and audience participation in her magic tricks

Hamper Fundraising For Charity

Our P7 classes have organised hamper raffles to raise money in aid of the Ukraine appeal.  If you would like to support this effort by purchasing some raffle tickets, you can do so via the 'Raffall' website by following the links below.   Many thanks for your support. 

Raffles close on Friday the 1st of April at 12:00pm.

Entertainment Hamper

Click HERE to enter the Entertainment Hamper raffle

Pets Hamper

Click HERE to enter the Pet Hamper raffle.

Eco Hamper

Click HERE to enter the Eco Hamper raffle

Treats Hamper

Click HERE to enter the 'Treats' Hamper raffle

Thank You for you Red Nose Donations!

Thank you to all families and children who took part and supported the range of community groups that Red Nose support through this event.

Guess the Number of Sweetie's and Guess the Birthday Fundraising for Ukraine

The children have loved buying raffle tickets for the fundraising events happening this week. Results will be made next week! 

Friday 1st April - non uniform day and Raffle Hamper prizes will be selected.

Money raised will go to support the Ukraine Disaster Funds /charities the children select.

National Reading Champions Quiz

This year we had two teams taking part in the National Reading Champions Quiz from P7. We had one team from each class who were chosen after completing a reading quiz in class.  Ashely Road had entered the last one before COVID and the children were excited to take part again representing the school. 

Team A

Team A was made up of children from P7 Room 11. They worked hard as a team and there were a lot of discussions when deciding their answers. It was also nice to see that they used their own reading genre skills to help the team. 

Team B

Team B was made up of children from P7 Room 12.  They won the battle of Ashley Road with a very impressive score that was not too far off the regional 3rd place.  They worked well as a team and there was some super conferring before submitting their answers. 

Reserve Team

We also had two reserves for the teams. As they were not needed for the teams they took part in the quiz together as a team. They did very well too!

Although Ashley Road did not come in the top 3 of the regional round they were up against some secondary schools so they did very well.  There were 18 school teams altogether competing. The children represented the school well and even got a mention from the Quiz Master with their enthusiasm to take part in all the fun during the quiz. 

Schools' Cross Country Championships - Friday 11th March 

Our P5-P7 running teams. 

We had 47 children competing in the championships this year. Over 600 children from 21 schools took part in the primary section.

P6 Boys and Girls teams came 3rd place 

Well done!

Taking part and giving it their all!

All the children did so well with the race and they all showed an awareness of pacing themselves, determination and a perseverance to complete the race.  They all want to try to take part again next year and improve their finishing place number.

P5,6 and 7 Cross Country ACC races took place this week - great for our runners to be back at this annual event . Results to be shared in next week's post!

The author, Barbara Henderson, visited Ashley Road School this week.

The author of Punch, Barbara Henderson, came to deliver a workshop and read part of Punch with both  Primary 5 classes this week

Barabara is a puppeteer. Here are the children acting out a puppet scene, using Victorian wooden headed puppets.

Enjoying the storytelling and costume opportunities  of a Punch and Judy scene!

Warm up activity - jumping forward or jumping backwards to illustrate a 'true' or 'false'  Victorian fact.

Happy International Women's Day

I really enjoyed chatting to  Alexandra this morning in the playground, - she had brought a book 'Girls Can Do Anything' from home, for her teacher to share later in class.

Some unusual 'Victorian sights' in the playground last week!

The three P4 classes 'enjoyed' a morning recreating 'a Victorian child's school day'. Some strict teachers, very formal learning but children  who still enjoyed  their playtime in the playground!

9.3.22 Parent Council Agenda

Parent Council Meeting Agenda 09/03/22

11.1.22 Parent Council Minutes

Parent Council Meeting Minutes 11/01/22

February 2022

World Book Day

The children in the school have enjoyed taking part in a range of activities this week linked to World Book Day. Some classes joined the live World Book Day events online where authors shared their inspiration for books and shared readings from their books. Other classes found out how a book is made and released. On Thursday the P1-3 and P4-7 took part in an assembly around World Book Day. Children from each class shared what their favourite book was and why. Some of our P3s children also read out a book they had made on an app called Book Creator.  A group of P6 children from Room 15 also helped Mr Rae with the assembly and shared what they had found out about World Book Day, why we should read, how to choose a book as well as sharing some interesting book facts! Those that didn't share their favourite books at assembly were able to do this in their classes.

Socialising, eating and cross country running in the sun this week!

Tuesday was a great day as we had a very successful afternoon up at Harlaw field completing the  Cross Country Trials in the Primary 5, 6 and 7 classes. 

On a fine day, it is lovely to see the social chit chats and school corners that the children seek out for their breaktimes!

Our Primary 6 and 7 children are enjoying being able to eat their packed lunches outside again.

In our school, we are  always amazed at how many children choose to eat outside -no matter what the weather! Strong and resilient children!

Pupil Safety on Ashley Park Drive 

Unfortunately we are not yet able to change or stop the staggered school start, due to the reasons I shared in the Groupcall /Xpressions message to parents.  However I spoke to all Primary 4, 5 6 and 7 classes on Friday and have informed them of the slight change to the start of the day routines around our school which should make this part of the day easier for some families and certainly less congested on the Ashley Park Drive pathway/ grass areas.  I have asked all children to stop waiting and standing on the Ashley Park Drive grass areas. ALL children can enter school together and for those that have a 9.15am school start - P4 children can wait in the shelter area whilst P1,2 and 3 line up, and the P5,6 and 7 children can wait around the back in their line up area. This means

Car Drivers on Ashley Park Drive

The zig zag lines on Ashley Park Drive have been repainted and can be clearly seen by drivers. I have been asked by three different concerned parents, to again remind all parent car drivers who use  Ashley Park Drive of the need to:

If you park /drive dangerously, you endanger your own child and all other pedestrians in our school community.  Please rethink your actions and be a responsible car driver and parent.

Internet Safety and Safer School App

All families have access to the wealth of Internet Safety information found within the Safer Schools App.  This can be downloaded for free via app stores and logged into using the school code (shared via Groupcall on 21/02/22).  If 'allowed' the app can provide notifications of current online safety themes which will help to keep you informed, and your child safe.  

Safer Schools Primary Fake News

Last week, we focused on Internet Safety ( using lesson ideas from Safer Schools App) and children learnt about a range of internet safety themes - influencers, age ratings, passwords, 'who does this belong to', online bullying and a popular activity with Primary 4 was the google slide above, 'Fake, Real or Satire News'. Have a look at what the children discovered.


Musical Request

Mr Middleton was chuffed to receive this letter and request from one of our P1 pupils. He was more than delighted to provide some music as the children left school on Friday 11th February for their midterm break!

The 'radio' is actually Mr Middleton's phone and a speaker - and children across all classes do like the chance to have a dance and sing along to the music.  We sometimes do this during a lunchtime as well. 

January 2022

Celebrating Burns This Week!

We shared pictures and poems in assembly. We enjoyed seeing 'The Puddock' drawn by P2

Rhymes, Poems and Odes

We heard a wealth of Burns, Scots and Doric words and phrases from children in every class in school.

Facts and Fun

P1/2 finished assembly with a rendition of ' Heids, Shudders, Knaps and Taes', 


In the next fortnight we have a number of staff changes. Mrs Cameron will be returning to Ashley Road on 15th February and will take up the class teaching of P1/2 room 4. Mrs Cameron was previously with us for many years and more recently was seconded as acting DHT in Seaton. She knows our school very well. Mrs McTaggart starts her maternity leave and her three days (Mon/Tues and Wed) will now be covered by Miss Marshall.

February Parent Meetings

Parent meeting dates this term are 22nd February and 24th February. 

We will send out online booking details shortly. 

Miss Marshall will do the P1/2 parent meetings on the 17th and 18th of February.

Classes Next Year

We are currently waiting to see how the August 2022 Primary 1 and Nursery enrolment proceeds. In August 2022 we expect to have two Primary 1 classes (a maximum number of children per class being 25) and also to have two Primary 2 and two Primary 3 classes (with a maximum number of children per class of 30). The reorganisation of our current Primary 1 and 2 year group into their new August 2022 classes will not happen until near the end of term 4. We will keep everyone updated. 

Dylan has a new skill!

Dylan shared his hoopla talents  in assembly this week .

Lunchtime Fun

New skills being developed on a Tuesday lunchtime!


Texthelp Literacy Tool - Parent Information Session

Every child and primary and secondary school in Aberdeen  has access to Read&Write . It is a very valuable and easy to use technological learning tool for literacy support. Children can use this literacy tool at home as well as at school via their Google login. Please join the parent information webinar if you would like to find out more. Webinar link is in Read&Write  image to the left.

Family Learning

Family Learning are rolling out free short courses for parents / carers, on a range of topics like understanding emotions, sleep, early years life skills, outdoor learning, cooking, and confidence and resilience for parents. Please have a look at their note of interest questionnaire below.

Nursery Enrolment 

Please complete nursery online enrolment form ( for August 2022) - opening at noon on 17th January 2020

Apply for a School ELC/Nursery place 2022/2023 | Aberdeen City Council

P7 Community Fundraising - thank you!

We received a lovely thank you letter from The Salvation Army, for the community cards and gifts primary 7 gathered last term that were distributed to those in need in  Aberdeen.  Our school IDL theme this term is People in the Past and the primary 7s shared some interesting Salvation Army and Castlegate information in assembly with all classes this week.

P1 Enrolment 2022 (1).pdf

P1 Application Information

P1 school applications are now open for session 22-23.  Please see the leaflet attached for information on key dates and options around deferred entry to school.  Although the application widow for an 'on time' application runs until the middle of March, Aberdeen City encourages families to apply by the 17th of January to enable suitable planning based on prospective pupil numbers.  

Welcome to our new office staff

We welcome Annabel Byres as our new School Support Assistant and Julie Thompson as our new Thursday and Friday School Administrator. Our new  office staff look forward to getting to know our school children and families in the coming weeks.

School Support: 8.30am - 1pm    Annabel  Monday  -Friday

School Administrator: 8am -4pm  Claire Mutch Mon, Tues and Wed

                                                                           Julie Thompson  Thursday / Friday

10.11.21 Parent Council Minutes

Parent Council Meeting Minutes 10/11/21

11.1.22 Parent Council Agenda

Parent Council Meeting Agenda 11/01/21

December 2021

Christmas Holiday Support 21 .pdf

Christmas Support Information for families

Dear parents,  please have a look at the supports available to Aberdeen families over the holiday period. The Aberdeen City Council support line 0800 0304 713 will be available 24/7 to help and direct families to services. 

Christmas Celebrations in Ashley Road School 2021

Every class has enjoyed a Christmas Party - and a quick playground survey reveals that Corners,  Musical  Statues and Pass the Parcel still remain firm party game favourites!

150 parents joined us for each of the  two P1-3 Merry Penguin Expedition of 2021 performances and over 160 parents managed to join us for the P4-7 Seasonal Songs.

Behind the scene images - reindeers and elves focusing and hard at work on the side lines.

Santa has a tough job - very warm in his suit with the stage lights!

Thank you for joining us at our school events!

PTA Christmas Raffle

Well done to all the winners in the PTA Christmas Raffle. We had 712 tickets purchased and raised just over £500!  All the prizes have now been given out. The photo shows some of the lucky winners. 

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and helped raise some money for the school. 

Have a great festive period. 

From The PTA

Christmas Jumper

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas Jumper charities. We raised £200.  The P7 year group chose to support two local charities.

Charlie House - a local charity who provide support to babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions.


Gathimba Edwards Foundation - a local charity who help disadvantaged children in Kenya to get a start in life  through housing, health or education support.

Thank You!

November 2021

PTA Christmas Raffle

Buy your ticket now for this year’s PTA Christmas raffle. You can buy your ticket till Monday 13th of December 11.45pm.




Thank you so much for your continuous support!



PTA Treasure Hunt

Well done to everyone who took part in the PTA Treasure Hunt.

We had almost 100 children taking part even though the weather was horrible!

Everyone who took part was entered into a prize draw and the three lucky winners each won a Guinness World Records 2022 book. 

The three winners were: Jorn Van Zeil, Isabella Irvine and Morgane Emeriau.

Primary 3  Shows: The Merry Penguin Expedition of 2021

There will be two Primary 3 class performances on 15.12.21.

P3 room 6, with P1/2 room 4 and P1 room 2 will perform to the school and parents through Google Meet, at 9.45am on Wednesday 15th December.

P3 room 7, with P2 room 5 and P1 room 9 will perform to the school and parents through Google Meet at 1.50pm on Wednesday 15th December.

Google Calendar Meet invites will be sent later in December.

P4 -7 Seasonal Songs on Friday 17th Dec at 10.30am

We will be inviting the P4-7 parents along to join the school in hearing our Primary 4-7 classes share their seasonal songs and festive cheer around the school community. Google Calendar Meet invites will be sent to all P4-7 parents later in December.

Flu Vaccine

The Flu Vaccination date has been rearranged by the Health Team. The school Flu Vaccination day is now Monday  13th December.

Christmas Dinner

The School Turkey Dinner Day will be 14th December. The menu for 14th December has been slightly adpated to offer the children either a Turkey Dinner (with 'pigs in blankets', mealie, tatties and two veg) or Cheese Panini with two veg.

PJ Day For Children In Need

We have had a lovely comfortable day in our PJ's today in aid of the charity Children In Need.  A big thanks to everyone who brought in a donation today.  We have raised over £400!

PTA Balloon Race Winners

Well done to all those that took part in the Halloween Balloon race.  As a school we did very well!

The winners were as follows:

1st Place - Clara and Liam Burke

2nd Place - Lawrie MacDougall

3rd Place - Madison Strand

The winners all received a book token. 

PJ Day.pdf

Dress Up in Pyjamas for Pudsey -Children in Need

P7 House Team Leaders are organising a charity fundraising dressing up day for Children in Need. P7 Nikita and Aisling created the poster message and we have shared this in assembly with all the children.

We understand that not all children like to dress up and so there are options  - children can choose to wear PJs or onesies, just wear casual /no uniform clothes or just come as usual in their uniform. 

We look forward to some dressing up fun on Thursday!

Primary 4 Room 16 visited Pitstruan Tennis Courts on Friday 5th November to try out their tennis skills!

Diwali Greetings

P7 Nikita, P5 Sainath, P5 Yash and P3 Shanaya spoke most informatively in assembly this week and shared how they celebrate Diwali, telling us about the special activities, ceremony, food and gatherings that they take part in.

Seasonal Winter Stories

Every year we look at different ways to build our library stock and always involve the children in the process.  At this time of year, we ask the children to choose some seasonal books for their class, the children are given a budget and catalogues to choose from and with their teacher select their book choices. I shared my book of choice - 'A Boy Called Christmas' by Matt Haig in assembly this week, full of mystery,  magic, elves and rich language. The film of the book is coming out later in the year as well.

Nursery Library Visits

The nursery children have loved having opportunities to get back into their school library visits this term.  We have lots of amazing books to choose from and it is always lovey to find out about their interests through the books they choose.  

P7 House Team Leaders at work in the school -  Joke of the Day and Suggestion Box 

House team leader Liam, is keen to share some daily humour with everyone in school and has created a Joke of the Day display. Cara has been busy personalising the school suggestion box. At points through the term, Team Leaders discuss the suggestions and then feedback to the school in assembly.

October 2021

Primary 7's trip to Hazlehead Park to take part in Den Building with the Ranger Service. 

Listening to the ranger

The children were split into groups by their class teachers and then were told the criteria for the dens. They had to use their team work, problem solving and creativity skills in order to build their dens. They also needed a team name, a team slogan and even 5 rules to follow in their den. 

One of the finished dens

When the time was up each team presented their den to the other groups. They explained why they had designed and built it that way and how it met the criteria. Each group had a scenario to build to and had to show how they had taken this into account. Every single team did really well and the results were fantastic. 

Congratulations to our House Team Leaders for 2020/2021

Hazlehead Team Leaders - Liam, Lacey and Robert.

Liam will be starting his Joke of the Day team leader promise next week. Watch the 'Joke Display 'appearing.

Duthie Team Leaders - Cara, Jawad and Nikita

Seaton Team Leaders Freya and Madeline (and Areeb who was abset today!)

Westburn Team Leaders  Thomas, Enzo and Ariana, taking up their superman poses!

Halloween 2021.pdf

PTA Halloween Balloon Race

Following the success of last year’s event, the Ashley Road PTA has organised our school’s SpooOOky Halloween Virtual Balloon Race!


This fun, eco-friendly race allows you to design your own balloon and track it in real time to check how far it goes. The race starts on October 31st at the Dracula Castle in Romania and last for one week.


Join us in this spooktacular race!!

September 2021

FREE Infographic (3).pdf

Active Schools Update

Please see attached PDF of the changes to Active Schools service this year. 

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.

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 Nov 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.