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Sustrans Mile Post Competition

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   :


First Minister’s Reading Challenge – Dyslexia Friendly Schools

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?

Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award

Congratulations to all at Onthank Primary School for achieving Dyslexia Friendly Schools Silver Status following our recent accreditation visit.

A group of P6 pupils along with Mrs Klein and Mrs Bell attended the award ceremony on Wednesday at Dumfries House, Cumnock to collect the award.

Campbell, Emily, Evie, Euan, Gregor and Rhiannon delivered a confident presentation highlighting the good work being  carried out throughout the school to include and support all learners.

They were delighted to accept the award on behalf of everyone at the school.


Dyslexia Friendly Pupil Group


We are the DFS pupil group for Onthank Primary School. We organise events like the DFS workshop and whole school assembly. We invited  all pupils and parents/carers to come to the DFS workshop. There were lots of fun activities for everyone to do.

We have already achieved  our Bronze Award and are currently working towards our Silver accreditation.

Our DFS school mascot is Dom the DFS Diamond. Keep an eye out for him around the school!

Four of our good friends have made a movie called DFS A Wider World using  IMovie trailer. You will be able to check it out at a later date by scanning a QR code.

Written by Lucy, Emily, Thomas and Stuart P6K

Primary 6 Maths

P6 Parents / Carers

As a continuation of a whole school initiative of raising attainment, it has been decided that maths setting in P6 will cease as of Friday 11th January 2019.  Following this date maths will be taught by the class teacher taking differentiation into account to meet all learners’ needs. Thank you.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

The Senior Leadership Team

JRSO Be Bright Be Seen

Lia Townsley, P6M,  Erin Williams, P6A and Campbell Neal, P6K are this year’s JRSO’s.

We’re holding a competition  to encourage people to be safely seen in the dark during the winter months.   You have to draw yourself in the coolest, brightest clothes you can think of!  Please include your own ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ message too! The closing date is the 7th of December which is this Friday!

Thank you from the JRSO team.

Dyslexia Friendly Schools

Recently during Dyslexia Awareness Week all classes enjoyed a range of inclusive learning activities including an assembly and workshop led by P6K.

Thank you to all parents/carers who came along to support the children.  It was a huge success and the feedback has been extremely positive.

If you would like to be involved in any future DFS events, discussions or form part of a parent group please complete the form below.

Thank you again for your support as we continue to work towards achieving our DFS Silver Award.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018

Dyslexia Awareness Week is Monday 5th November to Friday 9th November.  The theme this year is ‘MY WIDER WORLD’.  Take a look at Dyslexia Scotland for more information.

P6K are delivering a DFS assembly to parents on Tuesday 6th November at 9:15 am.  Then on Wednesday 7th November P6K will be organising a whole school workshop which parents are also invited to attend with their child’s class.

9.40 -10.00:   All P3’s  and P4M

10.00 – 10.20:  P2K, P2ST, P2S

10.20 – 10.40: All P5’s

11.05 – 11.25:  P2H and P4E, P4F

11.25 – 11.45: All P7’s and All P1’s

11.45 – 12.05: All P6’s

The children are also asked to ‘Wear Something Blue’ on Friday 9th November.  Thank you for your support.  Mrs Klein.



Christmas Choir

The choir is open to all P6 and P7 pupils and will be organised by Miss Hamilton and Mrs Klein.

It will run 3pm to 4pm in Mrs Klein’s room starting on Wednesday 7th November and ending on Wednesday 12th December.

Please complete the form below.

No Pens Day Wednesday

Today as part of our Dyslexia Friendly Schools journey, the whole school was involved in NO PENS DAY WEDNESDAY.  This is a national speaking and listening event which  encourages exciting classroom discussion.  Check out the blog for class photos.