Category Archives: Primary 7

Coronavirus and Onthank Primary’s plans

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.

I am sure that you will appreciate that it is difficult to predict what the impact on schools might be in the future in what is clearly a rapidly changing picture. Please be assured that we continue to collaborate with, and act upon the advice of, the relevant organisations and are taking steps to plan for the future.  Like all East Ayrshire schools, we will use our school app to get information to you.
At the moment,  our priority is to maintain a calm learning environment for our young people. Whilst not wanting to be dismissive of the potential effects on the wider population, we want our pupils to understand that in the majority of cases the effects of the virus can be relatively mild.  Additionally, we will continue to reiterate through class lessons and assemblies, important messages about hygiene. Thank you for your support in reinforcing these messages too.
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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.

Parents can support this by making sure that your child, where possible, can access their schoolwork via a home tablet, laptop, PC or smartphone.  If it is not possible to have access to the internet we will look for alternative solutions.


P5/6/7 Youth Club Reminder

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!

#ouronthank #YouthClub

Onthank at Inverclyde

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 …

Onthank @ Dance Fest – Support #ouronthank

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


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

Onthank’s Elf – 5* Reviews?!

This week our P6 and P7 classes are bringing the classic Christmas film, Elf to life on stage to celebrate the season Onthank Style!

A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets and are attending one of our performances. We hope you enjoy Buddy’s journey from the North Pole to New York and we want to know your views!

Would you give it a 5 star rating?

Once you’ve shared the experience with us, comment below and let us know what you thought about our performances and our young people!

We will be sure to share your comments with staff and pupils.



Dear Families,


Our P6/7 pupils have been working incredibly hard to bring this festive tale to life and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas @ #ouronthank  and this week we will see their efforts come to fruition!

So please remember the invitation is warmly extended to our full community, not just P6/7 families.

Book your tickets now on Parent Pay! 

Can all P7 pupils please arrive at school on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm prompt for costume, notes and final preparation bringing everything they need for the performance. They will be met by Mr Swan and guided to the Gym Hall by staff.

Can all P6 pupils please arrive at school on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm prompt IN COSTUME where they will be met by their teacher and guided to the Gym Hall by staff.

The show will start at 7pm prompt and  finish at 8:30pm (approx.) where all pupils will then be safely signed out to families from the Main Hall.

Pupils will also need their costume for the performance on Tuesday @ 10am. P6 pupils can wear their costume to school if easier for the family.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Swan or comment below and he will help at anytime.

Let’s give our P6/7 young people the full house, applause and support they so thoroughly deserve! See you there!

#ouronthank #elf


Athletics Champions ???

Fantastic achievement from our current athletics team – making us champions 3 years running! Huge amount of talent and team spirit was shown from all involved.

Thank you to Murrie for helping us train and to the supporters who endured the freezing cold arena! Brilliant to have some of our ex-athletes supporting us too! ?



Sportshall Athletics Final

The Athletics Final will take place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 8th November. The competition starts at 6.30pm and will finish approx 8.15pm.

The team should arrive at 6pm in black/dark leggings/shorts, athletics t-shirt and should bring a non-fizzy drink and snack. Please bring a warm jacket/jumper to wear when not competing as the hall is cold.  Seating is roughly calculated at 2 seats per child.

Let’s go Onthank!

Please complete the permission form below:


We are in the finals!

Congratulations to our P7 Athletics Team who qualified for the East Ayrshire Sportshall Athletics Final! 🙂                      Image result for well done clipart

The final will take place at the arena Friday 8th November, time to be confirmed.

Training will take place at the arena Wednesday 30th October and Wednesday 6th November, 4 – 5pm.

Please complete the permission form below:



Sportshall Athletics Heat

Our P7 Athletics Team will be participating in their heat Wednesday 2 October at the Athletics Arena. The team will leave school at 11.45am and return at approx 2.45pm.

Children should wear sports clothes and athletics T-shirt to school that day. If possible, please bring a packed lunch. A packed lunch will be provided for anyone entitled to one. A non fizzy drink and healthy snack can be  taken to the competition.

At this stage of the competition, parents/careers are not required to attend.

Please note, there is no athletics  training next week. 


Famous Mathematicians

All  of Primary 7 have been researching the life and work of famous mathematicians.  Working collaboratively they have spent time today creating pages that will go towards creating a large book on the subject.  Today has been spent researching and planning their pages  which they will they will then present to their classmates.  judging by today’s efforts we are going to have some great presentations.           

Onthank’s Greatest Show – What did you think?

This week our P5s – P7s are performing ‘Onthank’s Greatest Show’ and we want to know your views! Would you give it a 5 star rating?

Comment below and let us know what you thought about our performance!




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.

Athletics Final

For P7 Athletics Team Members Only

The Athletics Final takes place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 28th September. The children have to arrive at the arena at 6pm sharp and the competition should run from 6.30-8.30pm.

The children should wear black or dark coloured shorts/leggings and their athletics t-shirt. The children should also bring water and healthy snack.  Warm clothing is also encouraged as the arena can be cold at this time of year.

Parents are welcome to attend this event to cheer the team on! Seating is roughly calculated at one adult per child but if two adults attend or brothers and sisters need to come for childcare purposes I’m sure it’ll be ok.

Please complete this form in advance of the competition.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday night! Let’s go Onthank!

Miss Anderson and Mrs Klein

Athletics Arena Permission

For Primary 7 Athletics Team only. These children know who they are and have spoken to Miss Anderson about completing this form:

Permission for training at the Athletics Arena on Thursday 20th and 17th September, 4-5pm.


P7 Athletics Team are off to a flying start!

Our P7 Athletics team participated in their heat of the Sportshall Athletics and competed against James Hamilton Primary, Whatriggs Primary and Crosshouse Primary. The team performed incredibly well and comfortably won the heat. They will find out next week if they have qualified for the final at the end of September.

Well done to all involved! Go Team Onthank!

Football Update


The P5/6 and P7 Football Teams have been busy recently. Firstly, the P7 team were successful in the East Ayrshire heat of the National tournament last Tuesday; winning all of their games and progressing to the South West Regional Finals in Dumfries on Thursday. The P5/6 team were also successful in the Ayrshire heats and will compete in the South West Regional Finals in Dumfries on Wednesday. Finally, the P7 team played their Ayrshire Cup Quarter Final match tonight against Heathfield Primary and won 4-2.

Well done to all boys and girls!