P5 Talents and Achievements


Zaydan told us about his family celebrations for Eid. He showed the class his lego master truck which he got with his money and told us he was able to build it independently in one night!


Alexis enjoys writing songs in her spare time. She performed her song about marmalade this afternoon and everyone danced along.

Well done P5b!  Please keep sharing your talents and achievements with the class.

Class Debate

This morning, the children held a debate. They chose to debate whether they should wear a school uniform or not.

Each person chose which side they wanted to be on.  Ayaan wrote some of the points on the whiteboard for ‘Against’ and Dylan wrote the opinions ‘For’ keeping a school uniform.

These are some of the points raised:


‘Wearing a school uniform takes away your identity because you might like bright colours and you have to wear grey.’


 ‘It takes too long to get ready in the morning. The collars are stiff, too many buttons and a tie to put on.’


 ‘You can choose clothes for the weather that day.’


 ‘You can wear your own clothes to gym and not have to change. I would wear a tracksuit on a gym day.’


 ‘The fabric in a school uniform isn’t comfortable when you are running around.’


 ‘You might want to wear clothes for your culture.’



‘It’s good to represent your own school and people might laugh at your own clothes.’


 ‘You might get lost when you go on a school trip.’


 ‘It takes too long to organise your own clothes and you need a lot of choices.’


 ‘Buying a school uniform is cheaper.’


 ‘Fundraising opportunities for wearing your own clothes to school. That way we make lots of money for our school.’


‘Wearing your school uniform makes your mind ready for school and you will concentrate better. It gives you a good routine.’



At the end of the debate Jenson offered a solution which many of the children on both sides cheered to,

‘Why don’t we wear a school uniform Monday to Thursday and have a dress down day on a Friday!’

The children loved debating this question. Sarah and Alexis were very passionate about this topic!



Termly overview

Have a look at our termly overview to see what we are learning in class.

Term 4 Overview P5b

Air Resistance Science Experiment

  • We are looking at how the size of a parachute affects the speed it falls at.
  • We discussed:
  • The height it is dropped from
  • The weight of the object
  • The size of the parachute

In groups, we made 3 parachutes of different sizes.  We measured using a ruler on black bin bags and cut them out.  Then we attached the same length of wool to all of them and 3 cubes.

Next we made predictions.  Which parachute has the most/least air resistance?

Then we went to the atrium and tested our parachutes.  We had a lot of fun doing this!

We returned to class and discussed our findings. We worked out the average time for each parachute.

Parents/Carers: Ask your child to tell you about the experiment and our findings.


P5 Show

Well done to P5 for putting on a fabulous show this morning!

We hope our morning audience enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to doing all again this evening for more family and friends.


Easter Crafts

P5b have made some lovely Easter baskets to bring home today.

P5b Garden Gang

Primary 5b were delighted to help clear some space for our new Science Garden.

Sarah, Isabella, Dylan and Holly were looking for bulbs.

Samantha and Euan were clearing some mud.

Ryaan, Gordon, Sean and Tarun were making this area flat helped by Euan and Samantha.

Hannah and Zaydan enjoyed using the spades to clear an area.


Lily, Molly, Beth, Imogen and Alexis are clearing waste into the dump and dancing as they work!


Inaya and Murray were busy tidying the outdoor classroom.

Another group of busy children including Jenson, Ayaan, Darcey, Tomo and Hassan who had fun sharing the gardening tools.

The children were keen to find the remains of their goldfish called Finlay which was buried in this area in Primary 1. Thankfully Finlay wasn’t found!!!


Diversity Day


This is a little sneak peek at the  gym hall set up for Diversity Week.

P5b can’t wait for their turn tomorrow to see what’s going on.

We have heard that there are crafts to make and food from all around the world to sample. Luca from P5a made some delicious sweetcorn and coconut cake.

Thank you to Imogen’s mum and Abigail’s mum (P7a) for allowing us to take this lovely picture of them.  We will find out all about their little friend tomorrow.

Science Projects

The children have been presenting their science projects this morning. There have been posters, models and powerpoints of modes of transport that people may use in the future.

Very impressive work indeed! Well done P5b!


Fantastic Friday Fun!

The children love choosing what to do for Friday Fun.

Here we have…

Miss Love teaching Sarah, Isabella and Beth and Miss Brand, the office manager passing on a message

Euan having fun dressing up Micky

Imogen, Anna, Saffa and Hannah using the foam shapes to make a Beanie Boo house.

Recently the children made keyrings with the resources they bought with our Enterprise money. More fun crafts to come.

Have a lovely weekend!