P4 Transition Time

Well everyone, it is that time of year again, Transition Time!

As we are not together in school at the moment we are going to have a virtual ‘bump up day.’ This is when you will meet your P5 class teacher for next year.

Your P5 teachers have all been busy putting together information to welcome you and give you a little peek into what to expect next year.  Exciting times ahead!

Videos and photographs will be posted here on our blog tomorrow.  Enjoy!🌈❤

Mrs Klein P4K to Mrs Kilpatrick

Mrs Williams P4W to Mrs Carten

P4E Mrs Easter to Mrs Merrick

P4EL Miss Ellis to Miss Cook

Our Last Week!

We have made it to the last week of Primary 4 everyone!  When we started last August we had no idea this would be how we ended the 2019/2020 session. 

We would like to say a big well done to all of the children in our year for being incredible during a unique and challenging time.

Even though we are not physically in school to enjoy our last week the P4 teachers have created special virtual classrooms.

In our 2 virtual rooms there are lots of objects.  When you click on the objects they will take you to fun activities, websites and video clips that we hope you enjoy.

Here is the link to our virtual rooms:


Once you click on the link it will take you to this screen.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN IN! Simply click on the Present button (circled in red on the picture) to see the rooms.

All previous work will still be available on the blog too so if these virtual rooms don’t take your fancy you can always look on the blog pages for activities you may have missed.



We have a special competition for you to complete during the last week of term! We would like our young people to design a banner or poster which welcomes all our visitors to the school. Your poster should include our school values – Confidence, Happiness, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility, as well as the school logo. The poster should also include drawings of pupils in their school uniform. Remember to make it bright and welcoming!

The winner will receive a special prize as well as their poster professionally produced and displayed around the school building on our return in August. All entries should be sent to Mr McIlwraith no later than Friday 26th June 2020. Please email your entry to eadavid.mcilwraith1@glow.sch.uk



Have a lovely week P4!

First Minister’s Reading Challenge

As we come to the end of the school year it is time to bring to a close the First Minister’s Reading Challenge for session 2019 – 2020.🎗

The DFS pupil group launched our whole school reading challenge back in January and all pupils were involved in a variety of activities and received a reading passport.  These passports were filling up and the children were both keen and excited to share their reading journey at our weekly assemblies and in class.  Please continue to do this by sharing a page from your reading passport or by telling us about your favourite book.  You can do this on your blog, Teams page or by emailing Mrs Klein on: julie.klein@eastayrshire.org.uk

So congratulations to everyone for taking part in Onthank Primary School’s very first, First Minister’s Reading Challenge👏🏅


Click below to print certificate


Positive Choices Week – Friday

Onthank On Foot  – Friday

Wear your favourite outfit and pass a smile.

Positive Choices Week 2020


We are on the last day of ‘Positive Choices Week 2020′. We have loved seeing some of the photos of what you have been doing this week. I hope that some of the activities have made you smile, made others happy too and helped you to feel happy and relaxed.
We should remember to take time each day to do things which make us happy.


There is still time to send a photo to Mr McIlwraith. You can send it to him today to make sure that you are included in the next YouTube montage.
Please send to eadavid.mcilwraith1@glow.sch.uk


Have a lovely happy and safe weekend everyone!


Positive Choices Week – Thursday

Onthank On Foot

Wednesday – Give yourself a crazy hairstyle


Mr McIlwraith was telling me that Onthank pupils have nearly filled his inbox with lovely photos of what they have been doing this week. I am sure he still has space for some more so if you haven’t sent one already there is still time!:-)


Remember to check the main blog to watch the staff videos. Mrs McCall and Miss Adam are the stars today!

Have a lovely day P4.

From all of the P4 teachers.

Positive Choices Week – Wednesday

Onthank On Foot


Wednesday – Colour Walk  – Choose a colour and look for objects of that colour whilst on your walk. You could take photos and make a photo collage. Fun for all of the family!


How are you feeling? Today I am feeling…..yellow!! 

Taking part in the ‘Positive Choices‘ activities is making me feel happy. I hope that you are enjoying it too and enjoying seeing the teacher videos.

Check the main blog today to exercise with Mr Swan, paint with Miss Hamilton and see our very own Mrs Klein playing the piano!



Positive Choices Week

Onthank On Foot

Tuesday – Wear Odd Socks

Have you tried any of the tasks on the ‘Positive Choices’ Menu? In my house we chose a few tasks yesterday and had lots of fun.



Check the main blog to see the ‘Staff YouTubers’ today! Not to be missed! 


What do you to stay healthy and happy? What do you do to relax? Send a photo to Mr McIlwraith by 5pm on Friday 12th June.



Positive Choices Week 2020

Positive Choices Week 2020

Join in the fun this week!

Have a go at some of the activities above. Choose to do as many as you like. Plenty to choose from.

Click on the link for an enlarged version which can also be printed.

Positive Choices Week Menu 2020

We would love to see a photo of you doing one of the tasks or of you doing something else which makes you happy and healthy, keeps you fit or helps you to relax.

Mr McIlwraith is going to make another amazing YouTube video so make sure you send him a photo to be a star in the video. He would like photos sent by 5pm on Friday 12th June.

Please send to eadavid.mcilwraith1@glow.sch.uk

Let’s see lots of P4 faces in the video;-)

Check the main blog daily for some fun videos starring some of the Onthank teachers! Not to be missed!! Mr Swan will be doing daily Fitness to keep you all fit and healthy. Tune in!;-)




Onthank On Foot

Monday – Wear a colourful outfit


Click the link to see the task for each day.

Onthank On Foot Tasks