Be Safe Be Seen

Well done to everyone who supported our Be Safe Be Seen Day by wearing bright colours.  It has been great to see all the photos. See if you can spot yourself below.



Well done Primary 3/4. You all look super bright.


It is so important to wear bright colours during winter and today has been the perfect day to practice.

Thank you.


Books! Books! Books!

Our library is still a little emptier than it was after providing reading books for everyone during school closure earlier in the year.  So we are asking everyone to have another clear out at home.

Please have a look for any misplaced school library or reading books and return them to school. We can quarantine them and then get them straight back on the shelves.

Also, if you have any ‘used/unwanted’ children’s books that are in good condition, please feel free to donate them to the school. We can check if they are one of our Accelerated Reader books and add them to our colour-coded library.

Road Safety Week

Well done  to everyone who has taken part in Road Safety Week so far. It is great to see your photos. Check them out below.

Primary 6 investigating the speed measures in place in and around the school.

Thanks for the posters Primary 4/5.

Thank you for helping to raise awareness to keep our roads in and around Mauchline safe. #NoNeedToSpeed


Anti-Bullying Mascot Competition

We have received lots of fantastic entries for the Anti-Bullying Mascot Competition. Well done to everyone who has taken part so far, it is going to be very difficult to pick a winner!

Please send all entries to Miss Kirkcaldy by Friday 20th November. You can bring your entry to school or email it to

The winner will be announced and receive their prize on Tuesday 24th November.

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The Night Before Christmas Campaign

We are aware that Christmas can be a challenging time for some members of our community. This year we are teaming up with the Night Before Christmas Campaign (charity number 47995) to provide gift boxes containing essential items and some Christmas treats for families in poverty.

If you can help, we are looking for the following items:

Child box:

  • Pyjamas, hat, scarf and gloves, pants and socks
  • Age appropriate toy, i.e. teddy, doll, car, craft item, hair accessories or game
  • A book to read, colour or put stickers in
  • Shampoo and shower gel
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Sweets
  • Hot chocolate

Adult box:

  • Hat, scarf, gloves and socks
  • Sanitary products
  • Biscuits and sweets
  • Shampoo, shower gel, hair gel, shaving foam, lip balm
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush, comb and hair accessories
  • Magazine, puzzles, novel, notebook and pen
  • Christmas novelty item

Adult box for those who are homeless:

  • Thermal hat, scarf, gloves and socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Insoles
  • Torch
  • Reusable cup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate sachets
  • Toiletries, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, lip balm
  • Baby wipes, tissues, plasters
  • Sanitary products
  • Biscuits, sweets and chocolate

Please do not feel that you need to give all or any of these items, any donations will be gratefully received.

There will be a collection box at the front door of the school from 18th November – 2nd December.

Many Thanks,

Miss Black

Anti-Bullying Week Scotland

Design an Anti-Bullying Mascot Competition

This week we are raising awareness about bullying through Anti-Bullying Week Scotland.

We would like to encourage all children to take part in a competition to design an Anti-Bullying Mascot for Mauchline Primary School.

You can use pens, pencils, crayons, materials or ICT to create your mascot.

Please send all entries to Miss Kirkcaldy by Friday 20th November. There will be a prize for the winner!

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Information for Parents/ Carers

Every November schools throughout the United Kingdom take part in Anti-Bullying Week.  This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it. Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is taking place from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November this year and it has the theme ‘United Against Bullying’. 

As a parent or carer, you are a vital piece of the puzzle in tackling bullying.  You have a unique role to play in guiding and supporting your child through their school years and there are lots of positive steps you can take to help keep your child safe from bullying and harm.

For more information, please visit

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Book Week Scotland

Reading Challenges

Pick at least one of the reading challenges to complete at home during Book Week Scotland.

Reading Challenges

We would love to see photos of you completing any of the challenges. If you would like to send a photo, please email it to

Have Fun!

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Each November Bookbug gives every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland a free bag of books and resources to inspire a lifelong love of reading, writing and counting.

The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag contains the three shortlisted titles for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Children across Scotland can vote for their favourite book by Friday 5th February and the winner will be announced in March 2021.

For advice, resources and programmes you can get involved in as a family, please visit


Read, Write Count

Read, Write, Count is a national campaign to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Scotland’s children.

As part of the campaign, every child in Primary 2 and Primary 3 receives a free bag with books and activities to support their learning.

In addition, the campaign provides advice and support for families, please visit, for more information.

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