Castle Douglas Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre

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November 20, 2011
by Mr D Tyson
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We hope you enjoy looking at our website.

ELC (Nursery)




March 24, 2021
by Mr D Tyson

P6a Eggmobile Challenge


Maths – measuring, shape

Art and Design – creativity, inventing, drawing, woodwork.

Science – Streamline, wind resistance, fair testing, friction and forces, problem solving

Health and Wellbeing – working safely

Language – writing, listening and talking, discussing, imagination.



Over 150 – 200 cm

Riley, Helen and Jesse-Leigh, Lucas, Emily and Freya, Kacey, Lily, Anna, Sam and Shea.

200 – 300

Murray, Pawel, Lewis, Hugo

Olive and Ollie

300 – 400


400 – 500

Oliwier and Alfie, Isla




December 18, 2020
by Mr D Tyson

Class Christmas Signalongs

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to have Christmas Concerts or sing this year. However we have not let this stop us sharing some Christmas music and Christmas cheer.

Our learners have been very busy learning a Christmas Song using Makaton or Signalong sign language.

Each day from the 7th December a class will share their video on our School Facebook page and the video can also be downloaded by clicking on the song names below.



Mon 7th

Christmas is Just Around the Corner


Tues 8th

Jingle Bell Rock


Wed 9th

Up on the House Top


Thur 10th

Merry Christmas Everyone


Fri 11th

I Ho Ho Ho Hope Its Santa!


Sat 12th

I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas


Sun 13th

Jingle Bells


Mon 14th

Blue Christmas


Tues 15th

Silent Night


Wed 16th

It Was On a Starry Night


Thur 17th

Little Donkey


Fri 18th

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


Sat 19th

All I Want For Christmas Is You

There is a problem with this link – hope to fix it asap


Sun 20th

When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney


December 14, 2020
by Mr D Tyson

Surprise Santa Visit

This afternoon we had a surprise from Santa who very kindly took time away from his Christmas jobs to visit CDPS. He started outside Nursery before coming in to the playground to meet P1-7.

Santa also delivered an early Christmas present for everyone. Presents are coming home today to be put under the Christmas Tree.

CDPS would like to say a big thank you to Tarmac, Tesco, Co-Op, Wilko and Castle Douglas Rotary Club for their generous help with Santa’s gifts.


It also snowed!


Big and little people excitement.


P2/3 waited very patiently till Santa arrived outside their class.

December 7, 2020
by Mr D Tyson

Our Weekly News -December 4th

Our Weekly School News – Sharing our Learning with the School Community. 

Each week we try our very best to either upload a weekly class summary on a Friday or share learning through class Twitter or Facebook posts during the week. 

There are links below to the Social Media platforms that some of our classes have chosen to try out this sessionMany of the posts and tweets are also shared on our school website. 

Please have a read and a chat together at home about what we have been up to this week. 

Class Signalong Christmas Videos – being posted over the next two weeks. A link will be posted to our school YouTube channel 🙂

Mon 7th – P7b

Tues 8th – P6a

Wed 9th – P2

Thurs 10th – P4

Fri 11th – P1a

Sat 12th – P5a

Sun 13th – P3

Mon 14th – P6b

Tues 15th – P1b

Wed 16th – P2/3

Thurs 17th – P5b

Fri 18th – P3/4

Sat 19th – P7a

Sun 20th – ELC

Primary 1a and 1b 

We’ve had a very busy couple of weeks in Primary One. One very special activity we have done was recording our Christmas signing song with Mrs Teale. We’ve all been practising so hard and it was very exciting to get dressed up for Christmas and perform it on the stage at school. We felt a bit like film stars and we can’t wait for you to see it soon!!! 

In class we have learned our Ten Town numbers all the way to 10 and are getting really good at using them and writing them correctly. We have begun to learn how we can add them together to make bigger numbers, using the plus sign. P1B have been learning how to count to 5 in French as well and how to tell someone we are 4 or 5 years old. 

When we counted up our sounds we discovered we have learned 17 so far and only have one more to go before Christmas. Lots of us are able to hear how we can put our sounds together now to make them into words, and some of us are starting to write words independently. We are doing a lot of work on forming each letter correctly as this is a really important job. This week we made ‘o’range juice in P1A and designed ‘u’nderpants in P1B which were both good fun!  

Our last two Julia Donaldson stories were The Smartest Giant in Town and Stick Man. We thought of lots of words to describe both characters, and are really good now at hearing the rhymes and repetitions in the stories. As the giant was very big we took the chance to learn a bit more about size and some of us did great homework showing different ways to measure our families – toilet rolls, tins and shoes were a few of our ideas!! Thanks for sending in your pictures to share! 

After our extremely muddy visit to the Nature Garden 2 weeks ago we decided to have a change of scene and spent last Friday exploring the climbing frames and big football pitch instead. We used up a lot of energy running about and exploring! 

Christmas is coming and the next couple of weeks will be filled with a variety of Christmas activities. It’s such fun being in Primary One!!! 


Homework folders on Fridays please.  

Warm clothes every day and spare jackets and shoes for after the Nature Garden on Fridays. 

Keep an eye on the school app for any updates about Christmas activities. 


Primary 2/3 

We have had a busy and very excited week! We created our own Kindness Advent Calendar and the children each made up a kindness challenge for each day. We have started to learn about symmetry and using a mirror to check for a line of symmetry.  We also recorded our Christmas signing song this week which was very exciting and we all enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and signing for you.  

Eddie – I enjoyed our new reading book. 

Jennifer – I liked doing our song with actions.

Leland – I like playing with my friends making up new games.

Oscar – I liked sticking on the paper chains. 

Beth – I liked using mirrors in symmetry. 

Olivia – I like doing our kindness calendar. I wanted to help people and give them flowers. 

Grace – I enjoyed doing my house activities and making symmetry houses. 

Willow – I liked making our calendar. I liked the challenges. 


PE is still outdoors at least one day a week so please wrap up warmly. Wellies and waterproofs for the Nature Garden on Friday. 

Keep an eye on the school app for any updates about Christmas activities. 


Primary 3 is sharing their learning using a Twitter feed –  @p3cdps 


Primary 3/4 is sharing their learning using a Twitter feed –  @p34cdps 


Primary 4 

We started our week by recording our Christmas song with Mrs. Teale. P4 are looking forward to sharing this with you soon. Everyone looked fantastic on the stage. 

We have been working on an extra special Christmas craft activity all week. This has involved measuring, mixing, kneading and painting! This will be coming home in school bags today. We have created a display of Christmas art work in the corridor. 

P4 have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes during maths. We have continued to write descriptions, this week focusing on a Christmas tree. 

For PE we have been using a roll-ball during rugby. We have been learning how to move into a space, communicate with our team and call for the ball.  


P.E every Wednesday (indoors) and Thursday (outdoors). 

Next week is our last week of spelling homework. 

P4 Christmas Party on Wednesday 16th of December 1:30pm. 

Upper Primary Class Media Feeds 

Primary 5a – @p5a_r 

Primary 5b – 

 Primary 6a – 

 Primary 6b –  @mr_coulthard 

 Primary 7a – 

 Primary 7b –   @P7andMrWhan 



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