P5/6 Bonfire Themed Words

This week P5/6 are working on Bonfire themed words for spelling. As a class they developed a bank of words and they have each selected 10 that they find tricky.  The spelling check-up will be on Thursday as usual.

The full list of words is:



oxygen, sparklers, explosives, fireworks, people, smoke, amazement, colour, colourful, fabulous, excitement, dangerous, bang, lighters, night, bonfire, executed, gunpowder, Guy Fawkes, Parliament, November, wood

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 2 – Prefixes

Remember: a prefix is added at the front of a word and changes its meaning.

This week our focus is dis and in, both meaning not.

   Blue                   Red    

dishonest            disarm

disorganised      disagree

disappear            disallow

distaste              dislike

insensitive         invisible

incorrect             incorrect

Be the Nice Kid

We are now the proud owners of our very own Be the Nice Kid signage.  A huge thank you to Owen Kerr Signs for their kind donation.  The BTNK sign shares an important message about kindness and thinking of others.

It’s now proudly on display in our school hall. Be sure to check it out the next time you are in visiting.

#nethenicekid #itscooltobenice #owenkerrsigns


Marneil’s Big Art

Today for Outdoor Day number 2 it was Marneil’s turn to create some Big Art.  We watched an Art Attack, Big Art, clip to find out more about our task.

Then we split into groups and started planning.  We had to sketch a rough design and make a list of the materials that we would need. After that we had to gather all the supplies from around the school.

We worked together in our groups to make our pictures. We went upstairs to view our pictures from the window and see just how good they were. We made a tiger, walking man, fish and a circus clown.

What do you think?

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P5/6 Homework Words

Week 1 – Tricky Words

Blue Group – lovely, receive, weird, acquire, concentration, environment, marriage, reference, women, actually, conclusion, especially, material, relief, wretched

Red Group – writing, yelled, your, yours, upon, while, young, across, both, following, near, brother, sister, cousin, friend



Talking Homework Criteria

Below is the checklist for the Talking Homework Project given out to all children. You can see what is expected of your child at each level. Feel free to use this when helping your child prepare their talk.


P5/6 Talking Homework

Title: Victorian Times

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and present a short 5 minute talk about an aspect of the Victorian Time. Some ideas might be toys, school, jobs, houses or Queen Victoria. You can use the internet or books to research your chosen subject and you can chose whatever you would like to use to enhance your talk e.g. PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

All talks will be assessed using the school’s Talking & Listening criteria, which is also available on Glow. It lets pupils know what is expected at each level and can be a useful tool for parents to support their child with their talk.

Talks should be ready to be present on Monday 4th November.

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 4 – Spelling Rules

  • Q is always followed by U  – (making the sound ‘kw’ e.g. queen)
  • Soft C – (coming before ‘e, i, y’ e.g. face, fancy)
  • Soft G  – (coming before ‘e, i, y’ e.g. judge, ginger)


Blue Group -request, aquarium, earthquake, prince, December, chance, rampage, generosity, energy

Red Group -quick, quilt, quite, circus, centre, fancy, damage, gym, gigantic

Please make sure that jotters are brought to school on a Thursday for the spelling check-up.

Reading Homework Reminder

Just a reminder that P5/6 are due to submit their Nando’s Reading Homework challenges next Thursday 10th October.

Remember only 3 activities have to be submitted each term. These can be about anything from a novel to an online news article or comic/magazine.

It is completely up to each child.

Whiteflat Big Art

For our Outdoor Learning Day we did Big Art.  We had to go around the school collecting items that we could use to help us create our big pictures.

We used bits and pieces from the gym hall, resource room, classes as well as some natural materials.

We split into two groups and decided what our theme was for our pictures. Group 1 chose a beach scene and group 2 chose the circus.

After we completed our pictures we went upstairs to the classroom window to look out and get the full effect.

We think they looked great.

Sophie & Demi

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P5/6 Spelling Words

This week’s spelling words for P5/6 are:

Blue Group

absence, chocolate, engagement, listening, queue, accommodation, climb, enquire, lonely, reaction

Red Group

better, scary, police, white, purple, yellow, tries, wanted, piece, peace, arrive

There will be a spell check on a Thursday and this will be done at the back of  homework jotters so that results can be shared at home. Children can practise their spelling in any way they wish. There are some fun spelling activities on Glow that children are free to do.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.


Mrs McCaig


One Black Dot Can Be…….

In P5/6 we enjoyed a creativity challenged called ‘One black dot can be’.

We were given a black dot and a sheet of paper and we had to use our imaginations to come up with a picture using the dot.  We had loads of great ideas.


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Class Charter

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In P5/6 we have been hard at work building our Class Charter. We looked at the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and picked out the six rights we thought were most important to us in school.  We talked about the responsibilities we have for these rights and used them to develop our charter. We also decided our theme would be Toy Story.

Check This Out!

The results of the Better Energy School Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education are now live!

Our school’s Eco Rocket entry bagged us the Regional Runner-up title and now you can see just how well we did online.

Just click the link…….




Play on the Longest Day

P3/4 and P4/5 joined up for a fun-filled morning of play on Friday.  The children chose a range of activities including Twister, construction, basketball, gymnastics, art and football to name a few.  Everyone had a great time marking the longest day of the year.

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