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Headteacher: Ms Deborah Matthew
Woodburn Primary School

Cousland Road,
Dalkeith EH22 2PS
Telephone: 0131 271 4715
Fax: 0131 660 3216

Sport Relief 2014

The Nation’s favourite sports day will be kicking off in schools and nurseries on Friday, 21st March 2014. Our entire School and Nursery will get involved and raise money for Sport Relief 2014 through the following events:

  • “Wake Up, Shake Up” for the entire school
  • “Walking a Mile With Our Class” (there will be a shorter walk for Nursery children)

Children are encouraged to dress up in the style of their favourite sport (no club football strips please) and bring a 50p/£1 donation to your choice of charity.

PM Nursery children will dress up and do the Walk on Thursday, 20th March.

We will also be using Sport Relief as a teaching opportunity to so that our students can learn the issues children across the world face , and how the money we earn can help them.

To find out more about Sport Relief visit

Nursery ‘Time for Coffee’

Nursery Parents are encouraged to have a  well deserved coffee break in Room GP2 to meet and chat with other Nursery Parents and Nursery Staff.

Dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, 1st April 2014- 10.30-11.30
  • Thursday, 1st May – 14.00-15.00
  • Wednesday, 2nd June 10.30-11.30

We hope to see you there!



Zoolab Nursery Visit

On Tuesday 25th March the Nursery children will have a visit from “Zoolab” who will present a workshop on ‘Springtime’ to teach the children all about new life in spring and animals waking from hibernation.

Tree frogs, hermit crabs, giant African land snails, corn snakes, stick insects, giant millipedes will visit the nursery with ‘Zoolab’, plus a surprise furry animal!

If you would like to know more about Zoolab, please visit

School Term Dates

Please follow the links below to the Midlothian Council website for school terms dates.

School Term 2013/2014:

School Term 2014/2015:

P4K Fire Poems

P4K read the book ‘School for Dragons’ by Ann Jungman. They looked at the language used to describe smoke and fire and wrote their own rhyming 4 line poems.

School Sports

School Sports is on today Wednesday 5th June starting at 10:15.
Lunch will be at approx 12:45 for all children P1-7
Teas and coffees will be available from the school kitchen and our picnic lunch will be at 12:45 for eveyone P1-7.
Parents and Carers are welcome to join us for our Presentation Assembly at 1:45 in the Dining Hall.

Sport’s Day

Sorry. . . unfortunately our sport’s day is cancelled today, Wednesday 29th May due to wet conditions underfoot and the weather forecast for the rest of the day. An early decision was made to allow for parents/carers to make any other arrangements. Our alternative Sport’s Day is Wednesday 5th June. Sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment.

World Book Day 2013

We have had a fantastic day today! Pupils and staff made a huge effort to dress up as our favourite book characters.

Each class worked together to turn their classroom door into a book cover.

We have all been sharing our favourite books with one another and some of us took part in a book swap.

Some of us watched a live author event with famous authors talking about their books. They gave us advice about how to write a book and how to develop characters and setting.

At break we all had our photograph taken looking fantastic!

P2-7 Reading Challenge 2013

Take the Midlothian Reading Challenge.

The challenge is for pupils to read 6 texts between 21st January and 22nd March 2013 out-with normal school reading tasks. The texts must include at least 3 different genres or type of text and must include a minimum of two fiction texts. Genres may include:

- fiction
- non-fiction – this could be e.g. information texts or newspapers
- poetry
- digital media – this could include e.g. web pages/articles on MgFL or GLOW

Pupils may read texts on their own, or to someone else or with someone else – e.g. to a younger or older pupil at break or lunch time; with a parent or carer at home.