Virtual Whole School Assembly

Hi all,

Our first virtual whole school assembly will be taking place tomorrow – Thursday 7th May 2020 – at 10am. It is expected to last between 20-25 minutes and further details will be posted on the school blog.

There will be singing, dancing and more for all of our Onthank families to enjoy! Your families will also be more than welcome to join us online.

As part of the assembly, we have asked for pupils/parents to send us any recordings of dancing, or pictures of the challenges set. 

Fingers crossed all of the technology works and we hope to see you there!

Team P5 ūüėä

Coronavirus – Teaching Resource

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope everyone is safe and well.

A child friendly resource has become available for teaching young children about the corona virus which I would have used to teach my pupils. The resource has been put together by Twinkl and if you would like a copy of the PowerPoint to discuss it with your child, please let me know.  I can put the file on the Teams page or provide a link for you to access directly.

Mrs Irving

P5i Incredibles

Our last day before the Easter break was bittersweet, but we tried to ensure that whilst keeping children emotionally and physically safe, they had fun with their friends in school.
It was a treat to watch the children interact with each other as they completed their art activities, as they enjoyed socialising with their stage partners in our make shift cafe Р   thanks for having us all Mrs Kilpatrick Р   and as they took part in our Ping Pong tournament. Giving our P7s a meaningful and heartfelt send-off at 3:00 rounded off our day.
It will be a while before we can all learn and socialise in this way again, but please know that:
We are handing children back to parents – but only for a little while. We teachers have so much more we want to do for our pupils. Please take care of them.

P5 Covid-19 Update

P5 Covid19 covernote

Update by Mrs Mills now including contact email addresses:

We have put together a learning pack for your child. As we don’t know the duration of the closure, we have attempted to provide a range of activities which we would encourage your child to complete throughout the day, please use your own judgement as every child and situation is different.

With such short notice we have not been able to differentiate for all levels of ability and would advise that your child completes what they can from the tasks provided.

Please regularly check Teams, the P5 Blog, and Bug Club as we will keep this updated with daily tasks and activities for your child to complete.

The jotter provided can be used to complete any written activities or assignments that cannot be done within the class Teams page or through another online format.

We would ask that, where possible, you try to keep to a routine of learning to support our young people, academically, during these challenging times.

P5 teachers will be available to answer emails from you and your children during the usual school hours and will try to respond as soon as possible.


Mrs Irving           P5I

Mrs Kilpatrick  P5K

Miss Telford       P5T



P5i update

Tomorrow, children will receive learning packs with resources for them to use at home.  The starter pack will contain resources for maths and language and other curricular areas. There are also many useful websites with lots of educational ideas and lessons should you wish to use them.

Children should have all log in details required for school websites. If not, please contact me so this can be sorted.

Please log in to Glow and our Teams page for regular updates and resources.

Please note:                                                                                                                             Children will be taking their castles home with them at the end of the day.

Mrs Irving



P5i Maths, but not as you may know it

Children enjoyed their Maths lesson today as we consolidated knowledge on Time conversion

and then we developed mathematical calculations by playing an extended game of Bingo.  They were also challenged whilst playing Three Card Trump and Game 500. These are games you can play at home to help support your child with times tables and number operations.

Could I also remind pupils and parents that a new page has been set up using Microsoft Teams and children can access it through their normal Glow login.  Mrs Wright has set up a survey for all pupils to complete and I have included a copy of our class poem. Teams can be accessed using phones, tablets, laptops, xBox and PS4.

If you would like any more details about using Teams, please do not hesitate to contact me – or ask your child’s friends if they have been at school this week.

Mrs Irving

P.S.      I have updated Maths games on Bug Club to help revise Decimals, Fractions and Percentages.

P5i Daffodils

It’s that time of year again when children look forward to spring and learn my favourite poem, Daffodils.

Although many had committed the first verse to memory by lunch time today, could you please help your child to learn all verses?

I will (try) and post the poem on our new Teams page so that children who did not make it into school today, can read and learn the poem at home, if they are able to.

Mrs Irving

Farewell Calin!

Calin is off on an exciting new adventure as he starts at his new school soon. He will be missed but not to worry as he promised he’ll be back for a visit!

Primary 5T had a great time today as they made some kind crafts and messages to share with Calin. They also had the chance to say their goodbyes and have ANOTHER PARTY!

Below are pictures from their first day in P5 together and his last day.

Good luck Calin ūüôā


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