Category Archives: Dyslexia Friendly Schools

World Book Day 2020

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.

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 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

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.



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.

No Pens Day in P6A

Primary 6A have had a very productive day during their No Pens Wednesday. The class worked hard and participated fully in talking and listening activities, maths using laptops, drama work portraying John Muir’s life and nature art work where the children studied the leaves, colours, textures to create a new picture.

Joe commented, ‘ Today I liked the fact that we could just put our pencils down and get up instead and be more active in our learning. My favourite bit was using my imagination to create my leaf ladybug.’

Phoebe explained, ‘Sometimes today I wanted to write things down but instead I had to talk and explain myself.’