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Health Week

What a busy week it has been this week!

Health week has been a huge success and we have been lucky enough to take part in some fantastic activities and listen to some excellent speakers.

Head over to the Menstrie primary school twitter page to see some of the photos from health week.

I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all of the pupils a fantastic break spent with family and friends and I look forward to seeing you all after the holidays.

Mr Scott

Janis MacKay Visit

P6 have been lucky enough to have a writing session with award winning childrens author Janis MacKay.

Janis presented to the whole school about her books and her journey as a children’s author.

We were then able to have a session back in class with Janis. She gave us some great ideas for writing stories of our own which we have now started.

Janis was really impressed with the standard of our writing and we enjoyed hearing different stories from the class.

Weekly Update

What a busy couple of weeks we have had in P6!

Preparations are well underway for our class assembly which is on Friday 15th March at 2:15pm. As part of our assembly preparations, we have taken on board all of the comic relief fundraising. There is a whole school design a red nose competition and we have started selling the red noses. We will also have a bake sale next week, TBA.

Last week saw us celebrate World Book Day. There were so many excellent costumes on show. Well done to all those who took part. As part of world book day, there has been several events in school.

We have had lot’s of different authors come in to tell us about their books.

We have created a design for our classroom door with some of our favourite quotes from the last novel we read together “Wonder”.

We had a special big share event with the P7’s to discuss our world book day costumes and our favourite books.

We will continue to develop our reading skills through our rotations and our new class novel “The Boy at the Back of the Class”


Mr Scott

Our New Novel

We have just started reading our new novel:

“The Boy at the Back of the Class”

by Onjali Q. Rauf

This book tells the tale of a refugee coming to London and discusses many key issues. With some great talking points throughout, it is sure to be a fantastic read.

The pupils were given the option of 4 different novels to read and this one won unanimously!

A ‘World Premier’ for P6

Today, we were lucky enough to be joined by members of staff from the National Wallace Monument.

They came in to tell us all about the renovations which are currently happening at the monument which look very exciting. I’ll certainly be visiting soon!

Aside from telling us about the renovations and sharing some information about the monument, we were also given a ‘world premier’ of a new digital exhibit which is going to be installed in the monument.

We were the first members of the public to use these new devices and we really enjoyed the experience.

Thank you to the staff from the monument for providing us with a great experience to finish off our Scottish Wars of Independence topic.





Today, our WOW Travel Monitors have been really busy.

They have designed and created their own display area within the school and presented awards to the winners of the design a badge competition at assembly.


Well done the member of our class who came second as well!



Mr Scott


Weekly Update 21/2/19

Welcome to our new class blog. I hope you find this much easier to find now that it is part of the main school website.

I will try to update this weekly with things that have been happening in class.

Everyone seems refreshed after the February holiday which is just as well as it has been a busy week this week.

We have started to prepare for the school show and some auditions have already taken place.

We are rounding off our fractions learning in numeracy but we will always re-visit this.

We have finished reading the novel “Wonder” together. The pupils have really enjoyed this and we have had a lot of good discussion around some of the issues raised. We will watch the film to allow us to compare the two different types of media.

We are beginning to think about our class assembly which will take place on Friday 15th March. The assembly will be on the topic of Red Nose Day (noses arriving soon!). Any fundraising ideas then please get in touch.

We are starting to round off our Scottish Wars of Independence topic. We created some drama performances to show what we have been learning. This was a great way to bring together all of our knowledge of the topic!

We will soon be working on a music project within class. This is something I am really excited about with some fantastic learning opportunities planned.


As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions.


Mr Scott