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This week in P3/4LS…

This week we finally met our new teacher!

On Wednesday the whole school went to meet their new teachers. Unfortunately our class are splitting up, 5 people are going to a new Miss Smith and the rest of the class are going to Miss Mitchell. Miss Mitchell’s class were making a poster about what we can’t imagine life without (Anabia, Eilidh). I said family, friends and chocolate (Eilidh H). I said being unique, family, friends and watermelons (Anabia). I am excited to have Miss Mitchell as a teacher (Eilidh H). Miss Smith’s class were playing lots of getting to know you games (Anika). My teacher very nice and I’m looking forward to having her as my teacher (Anika).

For our ‘My Community’ topic we finished our posters and put a tweet out to persuade people to come to our community litter pick. We also went round the classes to ask people to help. Please come and help on Monday 24th June at 3:15pm- 4:15pm (P3/4LS).

We have finished our Butterfly power points and movies. We we shared our learning with Polly and P1NM. We have had the best time learning with the Munching Caterpillars project.


P3/4LS and Miss Stewart

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a good week (Keira).


We have started looking at equations this week (Emma). We learned how to answer sums that included letters instead of numbers. We answered questions to cement our learning. We chose between mild, hot and spicy options (Hassan).  We also learned that if a number has a floating 2 after it, you need to square the number, which means multiply it by itself (Hassan).

Some pupils have worked with Miss Snaddon to take away tens and units (Jodie).

We have been practicing our 7 times table this week and are growing in confidence with it (Caleb).


For writing this week, we wrote an imaginative story about either an earthquake or a tsunami (Erin). We included feelings and senses in our story (Alexandra). In the beginning of our stories, we focused on giving information about the characters appearance and where they live (Danny).

We wrote a  newspaper article about our class novel (Kelsi). We wrote a dramatic story detailing events from a terrible car crash that happened in the story (Ruvimbo). We took on the role of detectives and wrote about how we think the crash happened.


We have been learning how to live in a more sustainable way this week. We watched a video which taught us about current renewable energy sources in the world (Haris). Eray remembers that one current idea is to place solar panels on the moon as the moon can receive more sunlight, this energy could then be beamed down to Earth. However, scientists are still working hard to improve this idea.  We then designed our own renewable energy sources that would help the planet (Megan). We are going to build models of our ideas on Monday.

We learned all about the 3 R’s – they are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (Hassan). We learned all about the impact waste has on the environment and how to reduce this. We looked at animations of the  earth which show how it is being damaged and discussed this. We then designed our own Earths, the pictures show how the earth is being damaged by humans (Ruvimbo).

In P.E we have been working on striking and fielding (Keira).

Lots of people from the class has a great time at the school disco, thank you to everyone that organised it!

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.



Our week in P4FM

June has been a really busy month for us.

In Numeracy, we have been learning to compare weights.  We learned that there are 1000g in 1kg have been converting  between different units of measure.  We have also been practising our algorithms! We’ve used our skills in addition and multiplication to solve word problems for the past 2 weeks ( We are loving it! – Colton) and have still to do subtraction and division.

In Literacy and IDL, we have been learning about non-fiction texts and leaflets in particular. We are creating a tourist leaflet persuading people to visit and stay in Clackmannanshire as part of our community topic. First, we used i-pads to research information about leisure facilities  and where people would perhaps like to visit in our County (Katherine). Our audience is families, so we had to think of activities and places where both adults and children would enjoy visiting (Callum, Thomas). In trios, we had to choose 3 activities for adults and 3 for children so we had a mixture (Kaleb, Kelsey). Once we had used the 5 Ws to investigate all the information readers would need, we looked at some real tourist leaflets to identify the common features of each and to give us some ideas for when we make our own (Lexi, Maja). It was amazing to see how much information can be put into a small leaflet!( Katherine)

Our next step was to turn the information we’d researched from bullet-pointed facts into persuasive sentences. In pairs, we highlighted examples of persuasive words and phrases in tourist brochures, which we used to help us write our own sentences about our places. It made our job quite easy when it came to writing them (Colton). We are now ready to start our actual leaflets and are considering layout. There’s a lot to think about when making a leaflet! (Aimee)

In PE, we have been focusing on rolling, catching and on teamwork and sportsmanship in games (Marilena).

We made posters this week to advertise our community litter-pick which takes place on Monday, 24th June from 3.15 to 4.15pm. All families are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hope the weekend is good!

This week in P3/4LS

This week we’ve had lots of fun designing things.

For Maths on Monday we went out to the garden area to sample how many minibeats we could find in the planter. We recorded our information in a tally chart, then the next day we put our information together in charts. We were learning to use the iPads to display information. We made bar charts, pie charts and line graphs. The best way to display the information was with the pie chart or the bar graph because it was the clearest thing to look at (Anika). I found it hard to get the bar chart on to the iPad. This is the second time I have ever done this but I am getting better (Nate).

We have continued to create our Butterfly powerpoints for the P1s. We have added more information and pictures. We are almost done. I think we have one funny slide and I am looking forward to sharing this with P1 (Anika). I have found it a bit challenging getting the pictures from the internet on to the powerpoint (Ben).

On Monday in P.E. we were learning to consolidate our learning with P1s. We had different stations to go round like, throwing and catching and balancing. I enjoyed throwing and catching the hoop (Anabia). I enjoyed throwing up the fabric and trying to clap in between because I thought it was cool how it floated up (Tyler).

We are looking forward to meeting our new teacher next week.

From P3/4 and Miss Stewart


This week in P4/5EG

We have had an exciting week (Alexandra).


This week we have continued to work on converting between different units of measurement.  We finished our measurement quiz (Caleb). It was very competitive!

We also completed a measurement treasure hunt (Haris). We worked in teams to move around the room, find the hidden cards and solve the measurement problems on them (Jonathin). Some of the problems were tricky and had more than one part (Danny). Keira found this challenging but her team supported her. Haris found the cards quite hard, but he took his time to answer the cards to be successful. Eray found working with a team on numeracy difficult as sometimes they had different answers, they sought help from the teacher and his team worked together to come to the right answer.

We finished our math’s assessments this week (Jodie), everyone work very hard and should be very proud of themselves!


This week we wrote an imaginative story entitled ‘The Volcano’ (Hassan). We watched a video of a volcano eruption and lava moving to help improve the descriptions in our stories (Khloe). We included feelings in our story (Ruvimbo). We also include our senses in the stories, lots of people included what they could smell and that it felt very hot (Eray). Eray’s story was set in Edinburgh Castle, he found out that the volcano under Edinburgh castle last erupted over 340 million years ago… until his story.

Miss Gordon found it very hard to find wishes for our stories, as we all done an amazing job! (Haris).

As we have finished our novel ‘Gangsta Granny’ we wanted to summaries it (Erin). To help us with our summaries we created a ‘story hand’ (Erin). We drew around our hands and in each finger we drew information about a key event in the story (Caleb). Our ‘story hands’ then helped us to write a summary of the novel. We then swapped our summaries with another pupil and they gave us some feedback based on our success criteria (Emma).

We completed reading stations this week (Hassan). They are helping us with lots of our reading skills. One of our stations was reading with the teacher this week, we got new group reading books (Haris).


We have continued working on science this week (Keira). We done some more experiments (Kelsi). We tested 3 powders; flour, baking powder and icing sugar. We predicted how they would react with the water then we tested our theories.

We also investigated separation (Megan). We created our own sieves to separate a mixture of solids (Ruvimbo).

In P.E we continued to look at striking and fielding by playing rounders and bench ball (Eray).

Thank you for reading our blog, have a great weekend!

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon

This week in P3/4LS…

We haven’t had a full class all week some people have caught the ‘bug’!

In PE we had visitors in our lesson. We shared our lesson with P1NM. We were learning to develop our catching and throwing skills. I enjoyed doing PE with P1NM because it was lots of fun working together (Nate). I enjoyed it because it was nice to change it and do PE with another class (Jamie).

This week we have been preparing for our final visit from Polly from Butterfly conservation Scotland. We have gone out to our garden to take out weeds that were strangling our plants (Nate, Jamie). When we were out there we found out very first CATERPILLAR!!!We think this is a Angle Shade Moth (Murray). I thought it was interesting and we are really proud we found our first caterpillar (Jamie).







We are also preparing to share our learning with P1NM. We use our digital literacy and poster making skills to display our learning from the Munching Caterpillar workshops. I think it will be exciting to share our learning as I think they will be interested in what we have learned (Jamie).

This week in IDL we looked at the art around Alloa and Andy Scott (famous for making the Kelpies) (Anika). We were learning to critique our work (Eilidh H). We used tinfoil to make a personal sculpture.  It was challenging to get the tinfoil to stick together because we were not allowed to use glue (Anika). I started this but I didn’t manage to make it look like my design. I didn’t give up though and I have tried to make this again at home and I’m almost finished (Eilidh H). Lot’s of us wanted to give up but we tried hard not to (Anika, Eilidh H).


This week in writing we were learning to write a imaginative story with a beginning, middle and an end. To be successful we needed to use our imagination, we had to use descriptive features and language and we had to have a clear beginning, middle and end. I think I was successful using my imagination but I need to work on using more descriptive language in my middle and end. I did have a lot of adjectives (Eilidh H). I think I was successful because I had a beginning, middle and end and I used a simile (Anika).

We hope everyone feels better for next week!

From P3/4 and Miss Stewart

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quiet week and have been working very hard (Brandyn).


We have been learning the 6 times table (Keira). We have been practicing it every day with Miss Gordon and a partner. Megan was finding this tricky on Monday, but is finding it easier now, she can now remember 6×6 easily!

We have continued our work on weight this week (Haris). We were learning all about estimation (Emma). We found two items in the classroom we estimated were the same weight (Megan). Then we used balance scales to check our estimations (Erin). We recorded our findings on a whiteboard (Sophie).


We wrote an imaginative story this week (Keira). Our story was about a character finding a secret passage way that took you somewhere else (Megan). Firstly, we discussed what would happen in our story with our shoulder partner (Sophie). Before we began to write what happens in our story, we had to describe the setting in detail (Hassan).

We also wrote a newspaper article this week (Haris). Our newspaper article was describing the events that happened in two exciting chapters of our class novel (Caleb). We had to include a name for our newspaper and a dramatic and eye catching headline (Keira and Emma).

We finished our class novel this week, Jaxon thought it was amazing. Kelsi thought our novel was sad and funny. We are looking forward to starting a new one.

Miss Gordon was very impressed with our setting descriptions we created during reading stations, they were very detailed.


This week we have been looking at food and sustainability. We created a food map which shows all of the places we eat and get food (Keira). However, nobody include the places their food actually comes from (Emma). We watched a video which taught us about where some foods come from and food miles (Jaxon). Jaxon remembers that food miles are how far the food has travelled to get to you.

We have also been learning how to conduct a fair experiment (Jaxon). We were investigating dissolving, by dissolving sugar. We also tested how many spoonful’s of sugar it took to make a cup of water insoluble (Hassan). Emma thought doing experiments were fun.

We have also been focusing on the 6 steps to wash our hands effectively (Emma). We are very good at it now!

P4/5 and Miss Gordon.

This week in P3/4LS…

This week in P3/4LS we have finally performed our speech and had the votes.

We are very proud this week as we confidently told our peers why they should vote for us. I was really nervous and I didn’t want to perform but I did it. I was successful because I am now the JRSO leader for next year (Jamie). I am surprised because I am now the Health and Wellbeing representative (Murray). I am delighted because I got the job as sports committee representative with Innes (Anika). Other people who got the jobs are Nate (Digital Representative), Eilidh H (ECO Representative), Eilidh D (Pupil Council Representative) and Michael (WOW Representative). Well done to everyone for taking part!

This week in writing we were describing the setting for our story we are creating. I think it was challenging because it was hard to think of what to write and pick words to describe the setting (Jamie). I think I was successful because I think I used descriptive language and descriptive features (Anika).

This week in Shake it Up we added two new moves on to our sequence. We are working really hard to practise for our performance (Jamie).

In Numeracy we have been consolidating our learning over the last year. We have been remembering how to round numbers, tell the time and multiple and divide. I found it challenge multiplying 2 digit numbers because we had to multiple higher numbers (Nate). I enjoy telling the time on our whiteboard clocks as I enjoy learning to tell the time (Jessica). I was successful rounding to the next decade. I enjoyed the rounding rap (Charlie).

This week in IDL we have been learning to read maps and read for information. We looked at google earth, Think maps to find our street. Then we found the safest route to our school (Charlie). I think I have found a safer way to get to school in the morning (Nate).


At the moment we are finding out information about local tourist attractions around Clackmannanshire. We plan on putting the information into a spark video.

This week we also had a visit from Polly from the Butterfly Conservation. We got to learn more about caterpillars, butterflies and moths and how they keep themselves safe from predators. We loved looking at live specimens and a live chrysalis!

Thank you for reading our blog.


P3/4 and Miss Stewart.

This week in P4/5EG

We have had a quick week (Aaron).


To increase our knowledge of our timetables, we completed numeracy rotations this morning (Alexandra). Each station had a different game to help us with our timetables.  Erin remembers that 1 station was using the ipad to play ‘Hit the Button’.

We continued our work on fractions this week, and worked on equivalent fractions (Haris). We also learned about placing fractions on a number line (Keira). Ruvimbo remembers that we learned how to convert a fraction into a decimal number.

We also investigated different units of measurement (Danny). We used balance scales to weight different items in the class (Jonathin).  We used grams to weigh a variety of items in the class, we recorded our answers in a table (Megan).


Our story this week was based on our class novel, Gangsta Granny(Kelsi). Our story was imaginative, we had to imagine that an adult in our lives had a secret life (Keira). Khloe, Keira and Megan remember that we were trying to include similes, Metaphors  and adverbs in our story. We also had to include feelings (Erin).

Today, we wrote a diary entry based on a part of our class novel (Danny). We wrote about the main characters nosy neighbor, Mr Parker.


This week we delivered our campaign speeches to the class (Brooke). We then went to the hall and voted for the candidate we thought would be best for the job (Emma). During assembly the election winners were announced (Keira).

We have been investigating the emergency services  this week, we were discussing prank calling and the consequences of it. We wanted to learn more about this so we emailed our local police as a class (Eray). The police replied and told us they would like to visit us teach us all about it, we are very excited!

When investigating our choices and  how we can keep ourselves safe, we read and discussed a variety of scenario cards and had to decide whether they were safe or not (Haris).


Pupils will bring blue snapshot jotters home with them, please feel free to look through them with your child and return them on Monday.

Thank you for reading our blog,

P4/5EG and Miss Gordon.

This week in P3/4LS…

This week it has been really busy because it has been Snapshot  Jotter week, Walk to School week and Digital Learning week. It has also been the last week of Democracy Fortnight.

We have continued to learn how to identify our skills and qualities. This week we have created a speech and finished our posters for our campaigns. I found it challenging to think of something to write after my introduction on my speech (Anabia). I think I was successful because I identified my skill and qualities and I gave examples (Eilidh H).







In Maths we have been learning to sort and organise data. The Jaguars have also been learning to interpret data. At the beginning of the week, the class went on a litter pick to survey what types of litter we could find in the playground (Jamie). We used the data to create a bar chart and we also created a digital version on the iPad (Eilidh, Jamie). I found it challenging to make sure the bar chart on the iPad wasn’t blank (Anabia).  I found it hard because there are lots of different buttons on the iPads (Michael).

In Literacy we have been learning to find evidence in a text. We had to read pages from the class novel and then answer questions. We had to find the evidence and answers in the pages we were reading. It was challenging to find the evidence because there were a lot of words (Charlie). I was successful because I found all the evidence in the text (Mac).

In writing we were learning to create a character. We had to come up with where our character lived, names, likes, dislikes, skills and talk about why the character was special (Amy). Then we drew a picture of our character and labelled round it adjectives to describe their personality and their looks. Once we came up with all this information we then wrote a descriptive paragraph (Mac). I was successful because I managed create a new character, I think I also had neat handwriting (Murray).

In PE we have been doing lots of sports outside. We were learning to build up our stamina (Charlie). We were tasked with running  for a long time (Mac, Murray, Charlie). I was successful because I kept running without stopping (Charlie).

This week in Shake it Up we were learning to add more risk to our supportive dances. We had two new dance moves where we had to balance on our partner (Anika). It was challenging because it was heavy to hold our partners (Jessica). It was challenging because when we were leaning back it was hard supporting each others weight. If someone went back too much you would fall (Nate).


Well done to Tyler for achieving her first marathon and Nate and Ben for achieving their second!

Next week we are looking forward to delivering our speeches and voting.


P3/4 and Miss Stewart