Category Archives: P5P – Mr Pennie

Easter Message from Mrs Murray

Dear Parents/Carers/Pupils

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all so much, for your continued support and kind wishes during these unprecedented times.  It has certainly been challenging adapting to our new situation but I know that everyone is doing their best to deal with this in a way which suits them and their families.

I would like to thank our teachers for how hard they have worked to provide fantastic learning experiences for the children online and for the enthusiasm and engagement from our pupils and families.

As would have happened previously, school is now closed for the Spring Break.  Take the time to relax, recuperate and enjoy the time with your family.   School will be back online on Monday 20th April.

I will still be checking the emails, on a daily basis, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or worries.

Take care and stay safe,

Mandi Murray

Easter Activity – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

One of our parents had heard of this activity which would be a lovely thing to do during the Easter Break.  If you have access to a printer, print out the attached bear (link below), colour in and display in your window so that families walking can take part in their own ‘Bear Hunt.’  Please email or tweet us any photos so we can share these with others.

Going on a Bear Hunt Print Out

A night at the Theatre.

For any Musical or Theatre Fans Andrew Llyod Webber has announced that they will be showing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free at 7PM on Fridays!

Today they are showing
Joseph and the amazing technicolour dream coat.

You can tune in here to watch: 


Sumdog Competition Begins Today!


Time for a Sumdog Competition, are you ready? 

The contest runs from 8am Friday the 3rd  to 8pm the following Thursday the 9th – but you can play at any time during this period.


All you need to do is sign in and play Math games.

Easy? Fun? Indeed!


Let each other know how you are getting on by commenting on our Class Blog Post, Google Classroom Streams or Menstrie Primary Twitter. 


and finally…

Easter holidays are here

Hi everyone

Hope everyone is feeling proud of themselves. You really have worked so hard these first 2 weeks in our virtual school. I miss seeing you all but I’m glad you’re safe at home with your families.

Have a fun break. We are all going to be finding things to enjoy on our ‘Staycation’ instead of a ‘Vacation’. I’ll look forward to hearing all about it when we get back to school at home.


Guess The Teacher!


Can you guess which teacher is in each picture?

Let us know who you think each number is by commenting on this post. There are 13 teachers in total.

Just a casual Thursday of teachers embarrassing themselves for your entertainment- have fun! 🙂 

Get your dancing shoes ready…

Join in with the whole of Clackmannashire as we get our groove on.

This Friday 9am-10am Central FM are hosting a school disco!!

Post pictures to your google classroom of your dance moves or send an email into Menstrie Primary and we can share our dancing skills.


Health Week

Good morning everyone,

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend!

We are going to be having health week at home this year and as one of our focuses is on the Olympic games I am going to set you all some optional activities based on this!

Activity 1

Visit the Olympic Games comment board and post your answers to our questions about your favourite athletes and sports!

Activity 2 

Visit the Olympic Timeline and select one of the Olympic Games to research.

Show us what you have learned in any way you like. This could be in the form of a presentation, report, poster, picture, comment, video, photo or any other method you like.

Activity 3 

Visit the Nominating Olympic Committee Map and try to find all the answers to the two challenges I have set.

National Olympic Committees Challenge

All activities will be also posted on to your google classroom.

Miss Johnston 🙂



Hello  Everyone!

I have just put up a post in the SMT @Virtual Menstrie Class Page.  I would love it if you could read the post and comment.   Remember to write who it is from.

Missing you all!

Mrs Murray