Friday 14th September

Today we are finishing off work from this week.

After break was topic. We were researching about Kenya. We learnt that you can feed giraffes for only £24.40. It was fun!

By Aria, Maia and Zoe


Practising good communication and teamwork in PE

PE outside

Practising cooperation in PE

Relax with a book once all the work is done!

Working hard finishing tasks off

Sticking some writing into the Learning Journey.

Catching up on some reading.

Maths Homework for 17.9.18

As it is Maths Week Scotland Mrs Johnstone has set a special maths task for this week’s Maths Homework.


Homework Challenge P1-7             w/c 10/9/18

How Did My Family Use Numeracy and Maths Today?

  • The purpose of this task is to develop awareness of the many ways in which we all use numeracy and mathematics in our everyday lives
  • Please discuss with your child the ways in which each member of the family uses maths skills e.g. telling the time to keep appointments, calculating the cost of purchases or measuring ingredients for a meal, and encourage your child to think of as many different ways as possible
  • Pupils are asked to record some (at least 3) of the ways they and their family use maths this week. This can be by writing, drawing, taking photographs, making a poster or booklet, writing a story for classmates or younger pupils to read, writing a playscript to act out in school, by using digital technology to record their findings or any other way
  • Please feel free to be as creative as possible, the key message to remember is Maths is Fun!!


Please return completed homework to the class teacher by Monday 17/9/18

The websites below have a wealth of maths related games activities to explore at home during Maths Week, or any other week!

Homework for 17.9.18


  1. Complete ‘your, you’re’ sheet.
  2. Learn spelling words and write them in a silly paragraph. Example: My green dog baked a slimy cake.

MathsMaths Week Scotland Challenge (see email/previous post from Mrs Johnstone).

ReadingContinue reading your novel and complete the tasks for Tuesday 25th September (because of the long weekend):

  1. Design a new front cover for the book. Make sure you include the title and author! This should be a colourful new design.
  2. Write a letter to the author and tell them your opinion of the book. You can include why you liked/didn’t like the book and why and your favourite/least favourite characters. You can also ask the author questions, such as their ideas for the book and questions about being a writer.

TopicNext week in class we will be writing leaflets. Please bring in any leaflet about a tourist location for discussion in class.

P4-7 Homework

Below is a letter from Mrs Dalziel regarding P4-7 Homework this year.

As part of our ongoing drive to raise attainment in literacy, Primary 4-7 homework will focus on the consistent application of correct spelling, vocabulary and punctuation in written work, rather than on learning words for a spelling test.

Spelling sounds and words which are the focus of classroom teaching will be shared and can be practised at home for the period of time set – these may be common or tricky words or linked with a specific phoneme.  Class teachers will be looking for these words to be spelled and used correctly in all pupils’ written work, not just in a spelling ‘test’.  Weekly literacy homework tasks may be linked to these spelling words or commonly misspelt/misused words (e.g. their, there and they’re; your, you’re) or punctuation and grammar practice, editing, proof reading or other.

P4-7 pupils will undertake Guided Reading sessions in class throughout the week and visit the school library regularly where they can select texts of their choice to read at home and/or in school.  Pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure at home; class teachers will issue suitable reading texts and a set task to be completed at home within a given time.  Pupils are also encouraged to bring texts from home into school to read and discuss in class.

Other homework will be issued each week which will include relevant numeracy and maths topics and activities linked to classroom learning.

Please contact the class teacher/s or me if you have any queries regarding homework.


Lorna Dalziel

Depute Head P4-7

Term 1 Begins!

Hello and welcome to P5M’s class blog.

The first few weeks have flown by and already P5M have been incredibly busy.

This blog is for information on what is happening in P5M, any homework or special events, as well as sharing information and photos so you can keep up to date with the children’s learning. Over the course of the year the pupils will have the opportunity to update the blog and share with you directly what has been happening in the classroom. Any comments here are most welcome, I’m sure the children would love to hear what you think.

Please find below an overview of our timetable for Term 1 which will inform you of the days the children have an activity out with the classroom.

  • Monday – singing with Miss Hamilton, homework due in, PE with Miss Macrae
  • Tuesday – P.E with Miss McCormick,
  • Wednesday – Health with Mrs Cox, homework given out, library
  • Thursday – Mrs Dalziel in class, French with Mrs Shepherd
  • Friday – Assembly with Mrs Dalziel, ICT, P.E with Miss McCormick

Just a wee reminder that your child has the following in school:

  • A named gym kit
  • A named apron or smock for art
  • A named ‘rainy day’ job for indoor break and lunches.  E.g. Cards, a colouring book or something similar.   All of the above can be left in school.
  • A box of tissues to be used in class over the year.

If you have any queries or questions, I am more than happy for you to get in touch. You can make an appointment via the school office or for more informal queries you can reach me through Class Dojo.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – pop a note in your child’s folder or you can make an appointment with me via the school office.

Miss McCormick

Hello world!

Welcome to P5M’s blog. Check  here for information, updates and photographs of the 2018/2019 year.

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