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January 9, 2019
by Joanne Scott

Happy New Year


Welcome back and happy new year!  I hope you enjoyed all of the festivities over the break and are now feeling refreshed and revived for the new term ahead.

Firstly, can I say how grateful I am for the gifts I received at Christmas.  I am a massive shopaholic and chocaholic so you know me well!  Thank you very much!

Thanks to those who came to our selling day.  It was a big success resulting in the class making £186!  The children worked so hard on their crafts and really deserved to do well.  We will decide what to do with the money and will keep you informed of our plans.

This term is set to be a busy one.  First two weeks of term will see us delving into Scotland’s whereabouts.  We will be looking at places and features of Scotland, the doric language and of course some Rabbie Burns poems to celebrate on the 25th.

In P.E, we have a golf coach coming into school to teach us the basics for the next 4 weeks.  Please ensue P.E kits are back in school.

Homework will be issued next week on the 16th January.  I was very impressed with the standard of the entrepreneur posters, excellent work!

The children will be back to keep you up to date with life in P5J soon.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Johnstone


October 31, 2018
by Joanne Scott

Welcome back!


Welcome back to Term 2!  I hope everybody had a lovely October break and are refreshed and raring to go for a busy term!

Firstly, I would like to thank everybody for our wedding gift.  It was such a lovely surprise and Mat and I very much appreciate your generosity.  We are going to be undertaking a massive house renovation soon and hope to buy something special with the voucher.  Our day was perfect and I will post a photo for you all to see very soon 🙂

Now back to business!

The timetable remains the same this term.  A wee reminder to check for past library books at home.  If they can’t be found, send in a book that is no longer used to replace it.

*Tomorrow (Thursday) is the final day for Tempest photos to be handed in.*

*I have issued homework today, however, I have been notified that Active Maths is currently down at the moment so hopefully problems are resolved soon. *

*Parents evenings are on the 7th and 8th November.  Please check your child’s bag for your allocated time.  I am looking forward to meeting you all again on those evenings. *

Thanks again,

Mrs Johnstone (will take a bit of getting used to!)


September 19, 2018
by Joanne Scott

High highlights

This is a couple of highlights from last week.

First thing on Monday we did singing with miss hamilton! We sang a song called engine engine number nine. It was great fun!

On Tuesday we did P.E with Miss Macrae. We played some basketball with a partner. We practised passes like bounce pass and chest pass. It was really fun!

On Wednesday we did meditation and Health with miss cox. Then with miss cox we passed around a bunny and when you had the bunny you were the only one aloud to speak.  We were talking about our personality. It made us feel calm.

Then we made some art with Miss Scott. We created the scream painting by Edvard Munch. We stuck our own faces on the painting so it looked like we were the person who was screaming.  Edvard munch painted this because he had agoraphobia which is when is when you are scared of open spaces. This painting is about when he was walking with a couple of friends and was left behind and overcome by his fear of open spaces.

After that we did beat that. We all tried hard. Then we went to paired reading with P1D. It was awesome! In golden time some of us made slime. It was a success!




September 12, 2018
by Joanne Scott

A wonderful week!


We were singing with Miss Hamilton and we were singing, engine, engine number nine and it was very fun because we sang in two groups.

In maths, we were rounding to tens, hundreds and thousands.

We do guided reading this year.  We did pre reading, some people did teacher lead reading and discussion then other people did comprehension and it was nice and easy.

For VCOP, we wrote sentences and changed the boring verbs into powerful verbs and it was unusually fun!

In IDL, this was our chance to have our say.  We got round about five pieces of paper had certain Experiences and Outcomes from Curriculum for Excellence on them. We had to think of things we wanted to learn about that were linked with the statements. It was quite hard to think of stuff.


Problem solving

We got give a certain amount of numbers to make the biggest possible number. It was challenging but fun.

On a Tuesday, we have P.E with Miss Macrae. We did basketball and it was very fun.

In writing, we were practicing to write a story in first person narrative. It was called Catch it.  It was about a vulture who stole a precious fruit from a mob of meerkats.


In Health with Mrs Cox we played a game called Pass the Smile so everyone passed their smile and then everyone in the circle was smiling. It made everyone feel happy as everyone was smiling and it was a really fun game.


In PE with Miss Scott, we played a quick thinking, fast moving game with hoops and it was so fun!

Topic reveal time! We were put into groups and we had a puzzle per group. We had to piece the puzzle together and altogether we had to figure out the link between each picture to decide what the topic was.  It was A Universe of trading!  Later on we had to use our geography skills using an atlas to locate Colombia in South America on a world map.

In circle time, we talked about what makes a friend so we had to tell the class what qualities make a friend for us. Some of the examples  were being kind, being helpful and being honest.


It was Wear Purple for Clan day so we had to make a poster that showed what we would have in our own Clan House to support people with cancer and their families who feel sad. Most people in our class were wearing purple and we all brought in £1.  In assembly, someone from Clan came into talk to us.

Golden time – some people who chose to make slime had a bit of a disaster as it didn’t work!!! Miss Scott said we’ll try, try again!!

By Charlotte and Roddy

September 11, 2018
by Joanne Scott

Maths Challenge

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


September 4, 2018
by Joanne Scott

A wee homework note

P4-7 Homework

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

August 29, 2018
by Joanne Scott

Welcome to P5S Blog

Hello and welcome to Primary 5’s class blog.

I hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for a busy year ahead.  I can already tell that it’s going to be a brilliant year and I’m very excited 🙂

The aim of this blog is for the children to share information and photos so you can keep up to date with their learning.  Yes that’s right, the children will be in charge!

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

Monday – singing with Miss Hamilton, homework due in

Tuesday – P.E with Miss Macrae, library

Wednesday – Health with Mrs Cox, homework given out

Thursday – P.E with Miss Scott

Friday – Assembly with Mrs Dalziel, French with Mrs Shepherd


As it is the start of term can you please ensure 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.

As the children are writing the blog, please feel free to comment at any time.  I’m sure they would love to read what you think each week.

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.  I’m really looking forward to working with you all this year.

Miss Scott

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