We are incredibly proud of our young people accessing and making great use of our online learning resources. Well done and keep up the great work!
We would like to remind our families Learning Packs were created by staff for all young people and some are waiting for collection from our Main Office if you have not already picked it up.
Please can we encourage you to collect your young person’s Learning Pack by the end of this week.
If you arrive at our Main Entrance, there will be a phone number to call for access to receive your pack.
Thank you again for your continued support and we extend our well wishes to all. Keep washing those hands!
#ouronthank #LearningPacks #proud
The following letter was sent to parents on our school app
If you wish to access any of this provision you will require to fill in our e-form here:
As you will read in the letter Onthank PS pupils register for James Hamilton Primary hub.
EAC are continuing to provide meals to Free School Meals entitled families – register at http://eastayrshi.re/familymeals
Hope all of our Onthank families and friends are all safe and well.
We will be keeping the main blog page free for important information, however, we wanted to share a couple of ideas which might benefit all of our pupils.
Each morning, Joe Wicks will be providing online PE lessons at 9am. We have all enjoyed taking part in his sessions before.
When it gets closer to bedtime, why not log onto Facebook or YouTube each night at 7pm and listen to Chris Duke, the author of ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ reading a chapter per night of his new book ‘Archie Unplugs the Internet’. A lovely routine to end the day. 💤
Thinking of everyone at this difficult time.
We said Goodbye to Mr Boyd who is leaving Onthank to take up a new PT post in Glasgow. All classes had a fun last day( for the time being) in school as luckily the weather was in our favour.
Good luck to our P7s. We will have you back at some point to give you an Onthank Send Off. You are a credit to Onthank 👏.
Please read the letter and follow the attached link.
We gathered together for class photographs this afternoon before saying our goodbyes. We are all hoping to all be back together soon.
As we say farewell to seeing many of our children the P7 class of 2020 picked the following song ….
Our leadership team and staff are so very proud of our children. An Onthank assembly favourite!
Congratulations to Holly in P5 who won East Ayrshire’s internet safety competition by designing an avatar. Holly has won a DASH robot for the school, well done! 🌟
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 P7 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.
P7 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.
Miss McKelvey P7McK email@example.com
Mr McNichol P7McN firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Mills P7M email@example.com
As part of our special P7 Impromptu Leavers’ Day the children have had a special lunch-time. Special tables were put out for everyone to eat together regardless of whether we were having school dinners or packed lunches so we could all eat together.
Each of our P6 classes have their own Microsoft Teams pages. We will be uploading work to these for the children to complete at a time that suits them.
Feedback so far suggests the best way to login to Microsoft Teams is to download the app onto your device. At the point of login, children should use their full Glow email address.
Most of the children have been trained in how to logon, find the relevant work/activities and upload.
If you have any technical difficulties logging in or accessing Microsoft Teams then please leave a comment on the P6 blog page and we will do our best to help solve the problem.
If your child has been absent and has not received their Learning Pack, please contact the office.
Many thanks, Team P6
Onthank Young People & Families,
Our staff have been busy creating exciting and engaging home learning packs and digital learning activities for our young people.
Activities, as always, will be active, fun and inclusive for all learners, regardless of ability.
Here is a summary for each stage –
Primary 1 – Pack with parent letter, logins and passwords, jotter, pencil, worksheets, materials and ideas for cross- curricular activities, Information on P1 class blog
Primary 2– Pack with parent letter, logins and passwords, worksheets, materials and ideas for cross- curricular activities, Information on P2 class blog
Primary 3 – Pack with parent letter ( logins and passwords sent with report), jotter and P 3 class blog with a page for each teacher.
Primary 4 – Pack with a parental letter giving instructions on P4 blog, range of worksheets, literacy, numeracy, jotter with Glow log ins.
Primary 5– Teams page for communication, lessons, folders with maths and numeracy, literacy and french.
Primary 6 – Teams page for communication, lessons, packs made up for individual children
Primary 7– Teams page for communication, ON-LINE lessons posted daily, folder with assessments, jotters etc
At Onthank we are very proud of the level of digital learning and ownership our young people have already achieved. All learners in Primary 5, 6 & 7 have been using Teams and communication between teacher and learner has already begun!
Click here for – Microsoft Teams Guidance for Parents
We will issue guidance on the amount of communication you can expect from teaching staff in the coming week. This will vary between stages due to the different activities planned by staff.
Learning Packs will be available today and tomorrow and will be given to pupils to bring home if they are attending school. Other resources such as sanitary items, toothbrushes and toothpaste are free to anyone who needs them.
We are aware that some families are already self-isolating, therefore the school will get Learning Packs to you. Please fill in the form below to let us know how you wish to receive yours. This form only needs to be filled in if your child has been absent from school in the last week.
You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your child, however, like many of us, they have never experienced anything like this before and will share the same worries and fears.
It is equally important at this time to comfort, care for each other and consider transferable life skills which can be learned at home. Why not take a break from Learning Packs and play board games, bake cookies, or to do a science experiment together?
Please also remember it will take time for all of us to adjust to this ‘new normality’.
Sincere thanks from Onthank Primary SLT and Staff for your understanding, cooperation and support in these unprecedented times. The offers of help and acts of kindness from our community is an outstanding display of your passion and genuine care for our young people.
We will miss our young people greatly, however remain encouraged Onthank Primary Community will reflect and learn from this and come back creating a stronger future for all.
Please continue to reach out to us during these times. We are all in this together.
Well done to Erin, Ellie and Mason. They were the winners of the App design competition. The ‘Make it Happen’ company were blown away by the amazing design ideas from our school. Thank you to all of our pupils for entering.
We would like to make sure we have the correct email address for all parents. In these uncertain circumstances we will be contacting you at home via email.
Please ensure the school has an up to date email address by completing form below if you would like to give us an update:
Our Primary 5 Rights Respecting Schools Ambassadors informed Primary 1 about our RRS journey. Thank you to Lyla, Oliver and Mitchell for their super presentation. Well done 👏⭐
Yesterday we distributed pupil reports. We do know that many children have not received them yet. To help us plan can all parents/carers please complete our online form. Parents can pick up the school report if they are able to. Reports which are not picked up will be posted.
277 have been completed.
Answers to frequently asked questions-
- Children are being re- issued with their log ins and passwords.
- Online tutorials will be added to our School blog
- Staff will be posting on each stage’s blog
- We will make sure parents can access support
- Our school Bugclub code is kg9j
Nathan – talking about his Scottish project to the class
Max – working well with his peers
Mya – super instruction writing
Imogen – always trying to brighten up a situation
Lennon – making an effort to improve handwriting
All of P4K – getting to grips with GLOW blogs
Kerr – Cycling
Robert – making excellent use of our Class Teams page
Luke – an Amazing contribution to our Shape Lessons.
Deputy Headteacher’s Award
Sophie – being a kind and helpful pupil
If schools close in the coming days or weeks we would like the children to access Bug Club at home if possible. We have put together a step by step guide as to how to access it. In the meantime can you please make sure your child is able to log on?
Thank you for your continued support.
- Google Bug Club
The top search says ActiveLearn:Login – click on that link.
That should take you to the password page.
Insert your personal login details.
The photos below show what to do. The “child” we have used to demonstrate this does not exist and is made up purely as an example.
6 . If you see a “bug” you click on it and your child will have a task to perform.
Remember you can access maths activities on Bug Club too.
Congratulations to Mollie from P4K and her family and friends who took part in a walk for MS Society. They raised over £900.
Please click on the link below for the updated information on COVID-19 from Linda McAulay Griffiths, Head of Education. This will also be sent to all parents/careers centrally via the school app.
Could parents\carers please report child absences to the office in the usual way.
Onthank pupils working together to share their thoughts on their class team’s page.
Thank you for your continued support as we, like the rest of the country, respond to the situation in relation to Coronavirus. I am very grateful for the measured, appropriate and cooperative response of parents/carers in helping us to manage this situation.
Following a Headteacher meeting on Friday which focused on the impact of the Conorovirus, schools were asked to look at Digital solutions to keep in touch which staff and children who are self-isolating,
As a digital school, pupils at Onthank already use digital technology in a variety of ways such as Bug Club, Active Maths and children’s individual blogs. We plan to continue and extend our use of Digital technology. At this time we have created a Microsoft Team for each class from Primary 5 to 7. We will be giving tutorials to classes over the next few days. Children in these classes have been assigned a survey to complete.
For reliable information our school app will be our main source of communication with parents/carers. You should check our news and message sections. Please can any parents who have not downloaded the app, do so as soon as possible. Thanks.
To download on iPhone, please visit: CLICK
To download on Android, please visit: CLICK
We had our first session on Monday and it was lovely to see the children engaging with the discussion and the activities. All the children in the group were given a letter to take home to parents/ carers, explaining what we had talked about and asking if they could bring in either a photo, a toy or an item of clothing that they had when they were a baby for our second session on Tuesday 17th March (IF POSSIBLE!) so please check school bags.
I also still need permission slips returned from some of our group members.
Please vote for Onthank’s entry which has been designed by Erin in P4K. MULTICOLOURED OPTION 2.
Four designs from different schools will go to a Twitter poll to select the winning design . The winner will be invited along to help paint the milepost.
Voting is now live until Friday 13th March at : https://twitter.com/SustransScot/status/123695663465
THANKS FOR VOTING!
We are keen to support parents to ensure all young people are Cyber safe, especially with the growing use of a wide range of Apps and online forms of communication (WhatsApp/TikTok/Instagram/Snapchat etc). As part of our continued commitment, we are delighted to promote our new ‘Safer Schools’ App. This App is a reliable source of advice on all things Cyber. It gives empowering, current and informative information on all current digital platforms/tools/apps in an accessible manner. We have a range of tailored user accesses (pupil, staff and parents/carers). To access your parent platform please:
-Go to your app store or Google Play and search for ‘Safer School’
-In school field type ‘East Ayrshire Council’
-The code for primary parents is: 7440
We would recommend that you discuss with your child about which apps and social media platforms they currently use/access. This will help ensure they know how to stay safe online – using the app to start these types of conversations is great.
We are taking part in Sport Relief on Friday 13 March 2020. Pupils can come to school wearing ‘Sporty’ clothes (no football colours) and bring in a small donation.
The Sports Committee have created a timetable of activities inside and out (weather permitting) for our pupils to take part in throughout the day.
Noah – a super mixed up fairtytale
Macie – writing super sentences
Starla – using string to make our new phoneme – ch
George – being the best and ‘Smartest Giant in Town’
Alfie – Using your ‘sounding out’ skills to write words
Colin – trying extra hard to write in sentences
Cherelle – Fantastic daily writing
Lucy – showing super numeracy skills in Number Talks
Abbi – helping promote International Women’s Day
Zoe – linking division with multiplication
All of P3S – fantastic ‘Scotland’ projects
Evan – improving his writing and producing a great book blurb
Charlie – demonstrating super shooting skills in basketball
Shae – increased focus and attention
Tulisa – super progress & motivation in writing
Tyler – making good progress in maths
Robbie – well presented literacy work in jotters
Lewys – being a confident performer in Literacy activities
Emily – showing a determined approach to new learning
Danyal – Showing maturity
Alex – consistent great effort and beautiful presentation
Lewis – participating well in the editing process during writing
All of 7m – being superstars at Inverclyde
Cameron – showing great sportsmanship at Inverclyde
Leon – has done some great work in Inverclyde
Deputy Headteacher’s award
Morgan – being very helpful in P1
A selection of photographs from last week’s visit have now been posted to the Primary 7 page of our blog. Where possible we have tried to put them into different sports.
Change of menu for Friday 13 March as it is International School Meal Day.
Scotland – Scotch Broth Soup
Mexico – Chicken Fajitas & Wedges
China – Spicy Vegetarian Noodles
Italy – Pizza & French Fries
America – Chocolate Muffins
All served with Milk Shakes, Milk or Juice
Dear P5/6/7 Families,
We are having an excellent term so far at Youth Club with our young people creating the format of the sessions, providing activity choices and planning events! Unfortunately we don’t think a school sleepover can be accommodated!!
We would like to remind families Youth Club starts at 5.30pm and invite young people to arrive from 5.20pm at the earliest as adult supervision will not be provided until this time.
Thank you for your continued support!
P6/7 football training will resume tomorrow (Tuesday 10 March) 3-4pm. Training will take place on the AstroTurf so please ensure your child has warm clothing with them.
Mrs Wright had a fabulous visit to Inverclyde and was very proud of all the Onthank pupils. Staff from the centre commented on how well everyone was getting on and how pupils and staff supported each other. Pupils were full of stories about water sports, cycling around Millport, trampolining and much more. Due to internet challenges we will share pictures and videos when the children return.
Here is a small taster …
In preparation for Parents’ Afternoon / Evening we would like to organise time slots. Appointments will be available on Thursday 19 March from 3.10 pm – 8.30 pm. Please indicate below if you wish an appointment.
P4 have had a great day celebrating World Book Day 2020. We had dress up fun, shared our favourites stories and books, did book related tasks and some of us enjoyed paired reading with our buddies in P3.
P4K our DFS Group, had a wonderful time celebrating too. We are reading plenty of books and managing to fill in our Reading Passports for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
We are having a World Book Day menu tomorrow in our dining hall:
One Grain of Rice Soup (Chicken & Rice Soup)
Jack & The Giant BBQ (BBQ Chicken in a Yorkshire Pudding)
10 Fat Sausages (Beef Sausages, Potato & Veg)
Hooray for Fish (Tuna Sandwich Pick Miz)
James & The Giant Peach (Stick Veg & Fruit Pots)
#ouronthank work has been highlighted and praised at higher level and I am delighted to be invited to share our work at the next RespectMe Parent Training Day.
We have also been given the opportunity for additional parents/carers to attend and participate in the training led by RespectMe Trainer, Lisa Armstrong.
T4T Training will allow parents/carers to deliver the RespectMe program to families in our community and further our understanding on RespectMe, its vision and positive contribution to #ouronthan ethos.
Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Mount Carmel Primary School, Kilmarnock (opposite Onthank Primary)
If you are available and would like to attend the above training event with me, please comment below or phone the school office to confirm your place by FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY.
We will meet at Onthank Primary at 8.50am on 18th March and arrive at Mount Carmel as a group.
I hope this opportunity is one met with excitement and support. Go Onthank!
Any additional questions, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
#respectme #changestartswithus #ouronthank
Millie, Macie ,Lucy, Holly and Emma showed us their Super Gymnasts Certificates which they were awarded for doing a fantastic routine at their Gymnastics Club. Well done 🤸🏽♂️🏆.
Andrew – trying hard and challenging himself
Harper – super gymnastics at P.E. and teaching her friends
Abie – trying hard with her writing – Jenny & the Bear
Amelia – being a helpful buddy to the nursery pupils
Bonnie – Outstanding story writing!
Maisy- helping Mrs Findlay to set up the Tea Dance
Amelia – being an active member of the class and always smiling
Lexie – A great improvement in her writing – well done!
All of 3C – working so hard on Monday
All of 3H – outstanding creative writing by everyone
Derren – designing an amazing bike and explaining how it works.
Charlotte – super ‘thistle’ art work
James – demonstrating fantastic multiplication skills
Jack – more confidence when answering in class
Macie – super effort in writing
Molly – super comprehension work
Sarah – trying her best in Numeracy with fractions work
Rhona-Mae – great work in ICT and helping her peers
Gabriella – a mature approach to her learning
Reece – excellent writing
Derryl – taking part fully in school and after school activities
Logan – Excellent effort during writing lessons.
Mrs Findlay’s Special Award
Finlay – Being a Responsible Citizen. Finlay has settled in very well to Breakfast Club this week. He has been a great help.👏
After a very active day our P7s enjoyed their dinner at Inverclyde Sports Centre.
Good luck to our P7s this morning who set off for Inverclyde.
Alistair and Charlie both competed in a taekwondo competition at the weekend and were successful winners. Alistair won a bronze medal and Charlie won silver. Well done , we are all proud of you.
We had many special visitors in school to take a Property Pledge to help to maintain and preserve our school. Our Property Pledge was launched and signed by East Ayrshire Representatives, Mrs Wright, Parent Council and Onthank Pupils. We are very proud of our new refurbished school and we all agree to help to maintain it. We have lots of pupil groups with special jobs to help.👏
Thank you to the many guests who joined us to be part of our Tea Dances. Thank you so much for your generous donations. We collected £551👏. Thank you to all staff who helped to organise this fantastic event. 🌟
Today our local MP Alan Brown came in to visit Primary 3 as part of the Scotland topic. We asked him interesting questions and learned lots about his job and his passion for Scotland . Harris , Robbie , Lucas and Maddison gave Mr Brown a tour of the school to show off some of our excellent work.
Good Afternoon Families,
Following the success of our St Andrews Tea Dance which saw over 450 family members celebrate with our Onthank School Community – we are back with another Tea Dance next week!
Your young person was given an invitation for your family to attend Onthank Primary’s Tea Dance this week! Please see more information below and complete the attached form! Thank you!
When? Friday 28th February
P1/2: 9.15am – 10.45am
P3/4: 11am – 12.15pm
P5/6/7: 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Where? Onthank Primary Assembly Hall
Who? Grandparents and family are welcome to attend
Pupils will be brought along throughout the session to share the experience and join the dancing fun with their family member/s, while sharing refreshments!
PLEASE NOTE HEATHERS FAMOUS SHORTBREAD WILL BE ON SALE!!
Please complete the form to let us know you are coming!
#ouronthank #teadance #youonlyliveonce #seeyouthere
Please be reminded our Respectful Relationships Parent Workshop is tomorrow Wednesday 26th February, 6.30pm – 7.30pm!
Don’t worry about childcare, if you have to bring your young people with you, Mrs Milligan will have activities and a cinema room in our Learning Centre to keep them entertained!
Come along and find out about RespectMe, our School Vision and guidance on supporting your young person from our Respectful Relationship Team!
Change Starts With Us. Can’t wait to see you there!
Due to unforeseen circumstances Mrs Mills will have to cancel tomorrow’s after school Coding Club for P4-7 pupils 😢 Apologies in advance.
We hope all #ouronthank families have shared a wonderful February weekend together!
Our staff and parent Respectful Relationships Ambassadors have been meeting to create our Parent/Carer Workshop and look forward to sharing this with you at the end of the month.
SAVE THE DATE
Date: Wednesday 26th February
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Onthank Primary Main Hall
This will be an informative, interactive evening where our Respectful Relationship Ambassadors will share the vision statement, you will be made aware of where to access further information on anti-bullying and participate in a Restorative Practice session.
Get it in the diary now!
We look forward to welcoming all young people back to school tomorrow!
World Thinking Day 2020 is embracing the theme of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. World Thinking Day is celebrated on 22nd February every year. It is celebrated around the world by organisations such as Girl Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Rainbows, Beavers, Boys Brigade and Anchor Boys.
We invited our pupils to wear their organisation uniforms to school today.
Everyone looks so proud to belong to their club.
Mrs Bell will be starting an initial group for P3 and P4. All pupils have been spoken to about it at Assembly and a letter has been sent home. Parents will be offered a date to come and find out more about this programme which aims to support children deal with loss and change.
Mrs Bell will be starting to work with P2 for the Massage in School programme., starting on Monday 24th February.
To celebrate World Thinking Day, pupils from any voluntary youth organisations are allowed to wear their uniform to school on Friday 21st February 2020.
World Thinking Day is held every year and is a time when we celebrate and think of other Rainbows, Brownies, Guides Clubs and beavers across the world.
Thank you to all who donated Christmas Cards for Recycling. The Eco Committee recycled them today and we weighed
COMMUNITY NIGHT IS BACK FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
SIGN UP NOW – ALL INFORMATION ON POSTER!
Community Night is a great way to bring our young people and their families together and share meaningful experiences with our full school community. Get involved NOW!
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT/CARER.
Please complete the form and let us know you’re coming – let’s make this the best one yet!
#ouronthank #togetherwecan #dontmissout
P6 are visiting the Palace Theatre to see ‘Lifeboat’ (World War II Drama) on Monday 2 March 2020. The bus will leave school around 12.15 pm and return by 3.00 pm. The children will have an early lunch on this day.
The cost of this outing is £7.50 per pupil to be paid through ParentPay – if you would like to pay via Paypoint please call the school for a Barcode Letter.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 took place between 3rd – 9th February and this year the theme was ‘Find Your Brave’.
Mental Health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. Through our Health and Wellbeing programme in East Ayrshire we strive to support our pupils by offering many opportunities to share how they are feeling and to look at strategies to help them when they may be feeling sad, stressed or anxious. Pupils learn that their emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical wellbeing.
Last week, many classes looked at ‘What makes you feel brave?’ and encouraged pupils to try something new to build confidence and to feel good about themselves.
The main message always given is that there is always someone to talk in school whether it is a friend, the class teacher or another member of staff.
P6/7 Families & Onthank Wider School Community,
I am delighted to announce our P6/7 Dance Ambassadors have been selected to perform at Dance Fest 2020 – congratulations for qualifying!
PERFORMANCE DATE: Wednesday 25th March 2020
VENUE: The Palace Theatre, Green Street, Kilmarnock KA1 3BN
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
TICKET PRICE: £8/£6
Tickets are available NOW from The Palace Theatre on 01563 554900.
All members of our school community are invited to support our P6/7 Dance Ambassadors and cheer on #ouronthank
Our 2020 Team will be taken by bus to The Palace Theatre on Wednesday 26th March at 2:30pm for a Dress Rehearsal on stage. The young people will then stay at the venue for the remainder of the evening with school staff. If you are a parent/carer and would also like to volunteer to supervise our team prior to the performance please let Mr Swan know.
Your child will need to bring a packed dinner to school on the day – as healthy as possible please prior to dancing!
Dancers will be given a costume requirements list from Mr Swan next week which he can speak through with at parent/carers on collection.
A DVD of the performance will be available to order on the evening through The Palace.
Parents/Carers – if you require any additional information at this stage you know where I am!
Mr S. #goteam #ouronthank #DanceFest2020 #THEBEST
The Athletics Team will train at the Athletics Arena, Queens Drive, Kilmarnock on Wednesday 26 February from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm.
Please complete form below:
The Athletics Team are taking part in the Athletics Regional Final on Friday 28 February. They will be leaving school just after 9.00 am and returning around 2.00 pm. The competition is on from 10.45 am – 12.45 pm. All parents welcome to attend and support the Team.
We have a change of menu tomorrow in the Dining Hall – a Valentine’s Buffet.
Chicken Strips / Sausage Rolls / Sandwiches / Pizza Slices / Mozzerella Sticks
Red Velvet Cupcakes / Strawberry Ice-cream
Milk / Milkshake / Juice
The price for this is £2.15 to be paid through ParentPay (or free if your child is in P1-P3 or entitled to free school meals).
COMMUNITY FITNESS EVERY THURSDAY!
ALL WELCOME! #daeit #whyno? #changestartswithyou
Paddington Bear is Onthank Primary School Rights Respecting School Mascot. Oliver in P1C designed our mascot. Paddington is all around the school to remind us about our rights in the UNCRC and to remind us to be respectful. As a RRS , our philosophy is underpinned by the values and principles of the UNCRC.
Shane – Working hard with French numbers.
Oscar – Working hard at all times in class.
Starla – Contributing to a class discussion about interesting sentences.
Emily – Fabulous Phonics, well done!
Ava – Outstanding effort and writing
Connor – using spelling strategies to write larger words.
Euan – Fantastic writing
Blaine – Super spelling
Charli – trying hard with her Scottish poem
Shanai – settling in well to her new school! Lovely girl!
Khayri – super 2 x table work
Jack – always trying hard and always smiling
Olivia – being very helpful in class
Asmaa – writing super sentences about the Titanic
Esa – reciting her poem beautifully
Ryan – Progress in maths
Lewis – Good comprehension answers for All about Castles
Amy – fantastic work in writing
Liam – Learning his poem
Chloe – A fantastic Scottish Burns recital poem – The Puddock
Daniel – Being an excellent contribution during class discussions
Katie – Motivation to learn even when facing challenges
Andrew – has done some great work in currency conversion in Numeracy
P7S – being a pleasure to teach. Good Luck!
Sisters Holly and Erin O’Connor pictured above competing for Kilmarnock Tennis Club in a tournament yesterday. Well done girls 🎾
We are having a Leaving Pizza Party for Mr Simpson on Thursday 6 February in our Dining Hall for pupils.
Our menu on this day is:
Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Ham & Pineapple Pizza
Chicken & Sweetcorn Pizza
All Pizza served with Fries & Salad
Chocolate Muffins or Ice-cream
Milk, Milkshake, Juice or Water
The cost of this is £2.15 (to be paid through ParentPay) or free if your child is in P1-P3 or entitled to a free school meal.
Ruby – Super Subtraction!
Zak – An outstanding recount of The Three Little Pig’s Story
Cara – Excellent Subtraction Work
Ava – Writing a super sentence on her own
Tyler – making his own book
Callum – Super answering in class and at group times
Sonny – Becoming an independent worker in literacy and numeracy
Baylee – Amazing sentences
Brandon – Excellent phonics
Georgie – Super imaginative story
Hannah – having such a bubbly friendly personalty and a caring heart!
Aidynn – Super attempt at joined handwriting
Amy – super subtraction of a 3 digit number from a 3 digit number.
Jaxon – A positive attitude to all learning in class
Lennon – being a ‘Titanic’ expert
Erin – for her great ideas for her story writing
Emma – displaying a very hardworking and respectful attitude in P5
P6A – fantastic poetry recitals
Kerr – always working hard in class
Aimee – great commitment and pleasant manners at all times
Charlotte – writing an excellent report on Britain Prepares for War
Brandon – understanding and calculating percentages
Our extra curricular activities continue to grow at Onthank Primary School with the addition of guitar lessons thanks to our very own Mr Franchi.
Starting Date? Monday 3rd February – June 2020
When? Monday Lunchtimes 12.45pm – 1.15pm
Where? Mr Franchi’s Classroom
What stage? P6 ONLY
How many spaces? 8
Owning a guitar would be preferable, however, we are also looking to acquire additional instruments to support the club.
Any guitar donations would be warmly received with many thanks.
If our young people generate a strong interest and wish to have their own guitar, we can also look at securing a deal.
Mr Franchi is proposing to continue working with the group when they move in to P7.
With only 8 spaces – sign up now by calling the office on 01563 525477!
We are looking for some help. Many of our pupils don’t have full gym kits which makes it harder for them to access the full curriculum correctly.
If you have any spare gym shoes or shorts that your children have outgrown would you be kind enough to send it to the school and we can have a bank of kits to help all pupils take P.E.?
Thanks in advance
Zac – Super reading
Calvin – Excellent reading skills when decoding his words
Liam – trying very hard to blend words
Rebecca – writing an interesting letter to the friendly dragon
Olivia – excellent effort in completing tasks
Emily – writing in sentences and using joining words
Abigail – amazing poetry recital
Hannah – beautiful handwriting
Josh – being a super sorter of sounds
Jessica – fantastic improvement in maths! WOW
Dylan – behaving very well during ‘Massage’ with Mrs Haining
Molly – fantastic writing using adjectives and similes
Riley – working hard in class tasks
Lewis – best boat design which held 96 cubes!
Leighann – best boat design which held 96 cubes
Tulisa – reciting her 4x table perfectly
Rowan – super shield homework
P5I – fantastic poetry recitals
Oliver – great story writing!
Lyla – her positive attitude and excellence in PE
Melody – great participation in class discussions
Mia – fantastic fractions
Mia – working well in maths
Aran – super use of division strategies!
Bailey – always having a very positive work ethic
Leyton – trying hard to learn his poem for our Scottish Assembly
P7S – being tremendous buddies to P1B
Firstly, a huge thank you to all parents and carers who were able to make us aware of the changes and difficulties that were occurring when logging in to BugClub recently. Having investigated this, it appears logging in to BugClub has changed.
When searching for BugClub in your internet search engine, please type in ‘Active Learn BugClub login’.
This should take you to this page:
Click on the top link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
You should now get to here:
Click on the ‘Log In’ button to take you to the new login page on the ‘Pearson’ website where you enter your BugClub login as normal:
A reminder that our school code is kg9j.
Today our DFS ambassadors (P4K) have been busy organising the launch of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
It is believed that reading has the power to change lives and that developing a love of reading in childhood can have a huge impact on educational attainment and future wellbeing.
The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is open to every pupil in P1-P7 in Scotland. We know that reading journeys can be personal to every single child but, to encourage and motivate schools and pupils to get involved, a number of challenges have been set that we hope will inspire and develop a love of reading.
Find out more about taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge by clicking the link below:
Where will your reading journey take you?
Please see all information below regarding our After School Activities and complete the form below.
For activities starting at 3pm young people will be collected from their class and taken to the area of the school where the activity will be led, then chaperoned to the main office for collection. Any activities after 3pm, can all young people please congregate at the main office where they will be collected.
Please pay close attention to the START DATE of each activity and any durations noted. If a duration is not noted the activity will run to the Easter Holiday.
When Gymnastics starts (17.02.20) pupils are encouraged to wear their gym kit. P3/4 pupils will change at the end of the day. If the numbers for gymnastics are high, you will receive a letter from Mr Swan to inform you if we will operate a Group 1/Group 2 split.
PARENT/CARER VOLUNTEERS – if you have availability to support any of our activities, working alongside Mr Swan and OPS staff, please contact Mr Swan on email@example.com or give your details to Mrs Andrew at the office.
We have tried to accommodate pupil/community voice in the creation of Our Activities and are already working hard to secure those activities which currently do not appear. We thank you for you cooperation and support here.
Any questions, please contact Mr Swan.
Here’s to a great term!
All registration will be completed at Northwest Boxing Club by Kieran McMaster. Pupils will be collected or walk home from the club at 4.15pm.
We are thrilled to announce our Santa Dash raised a grand total of £1663.90 for Onthank Primary School! Well done!
Your generosity, encouragement and support is never taken for granted and nothing would be possible without it. Just look at what we achieved – together. Thank you!
Bring on our 2020 events!
As a RRS we have a duty to offer support where we can to other countries in need.
The pupils have been discussing the tragedy in Australia and have been asking how we can help.
We have made a donation to the WWF charity to become ‘Koala Protectors’. Our donation will help towards the care needed to help injured koalas and to help in the restoration phase after the fires.
We will also receive updates from WWF.
Our actions have helped towards the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development…
We are looking for good quality games that could be used in our classrooms during wet playtimes. If you are having a clear out after Christmas and have games that you no longer need/want, then please send them into school. Thank you for your continued support.
An opportunity has arisen to support another school in our local authority and Mrs Findlay has agreed to the request made by the Head of Education to support Sorn Primary for a short period of time. She will maintain close links with Onthank and this will allow the Onthank management team to expand their remits during this time and experience additional responsibility. This temporary transfer will begin as of Monday, January 13th. On Monday Miss Cook will be available to support Infant registration. Throughout the week other Principal teachers will be asked to carry out aspects of Mrs Findlay’s remit.
Primary 7 parents are aware that Mr Simpson is leaving and we now know he will continue at Onthank until the February holiday this will gives us plenty of time to plan a smooth transition.
If parents have any questions please contact the school on 01563 525477.
Welcome back #ouronthank community!
What better way to join together and celebrate the start of 2020 than a family night for everyone! Come along, join the fun, dance your way into family fitness and launch the year in style!
As always, details on the poster above.
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
Complete the form and let us know you’re coming and share on social media to help us spread the word!
2020 – WE ARE READY FOR YOU!
#ouronthank #ourcommunity #letsdothis
Corey – making sensible choices and trying hard
Emma – writing super sentences
Riley – trying really hard to make positive choices
Hannah – achieving a personal goal
Sofia – super Numeracy work – well done!
Kyle – using various movement skills well during PE
Tehya – learning lots of letters in our alphabet
Kerr – always being helpful in class
Jay – super subtracting
Amelia – fab Christmas news writing
Logan – super subtraction skills
Mylie – always being well behaved and mannerly
Ross – working hard on his maths even though he found it very hard!
Maddison – supporting her classmate during an ICT task
All of P4K – working super hard on addition with carrying
Alfie – displaying lovely manners
Luke – well considered answers
James – always displaying a responsible attitude
All of P5T – their hard work and enthusiasm in numeracy
Nathan – super participation in discussion & having a great attitude to his learning.
Jennifer – always working hard
Tom – great improvement in literacy assessments
Jay – Excellent effort in all curricular areas
Jamie – enthusiasm for all learning
Brandon – returning to school with a positive mental attitude
James – his tremendous performance during mastermind