Primary 2/1 – Sumdog Challenge Winners

Well done to all those who took part in this week’s reading, writing and maths challenges on Sumdog.  A big congratulations to those pupils who managed to complete 1, 2 or all 3 challenges set:

Spelling – Daniel, Olivia G., Olivia Sh., Matthew, Annie and Louisa.

Maths: Joseph, Annie, Matthew and Olivia Sh.

Reading: Annie

Why not join in next week’s challenges and I will post the names of those who complete next Friday!


Welcome To Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School

Dear Parents and Carers

I would like to extend to you the warmest welcome to our wonderful school community. The fostering of positive partnerships between home and school cannot be underestimated, and I firmly believe that by working together we can ensure that your child has the support and opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of their development.

We have very high aspirations for your child, and we wish to equip them not only for a successful school career but also for their lifelong learning and wider achievement. As a Catholic school we strive to embody the Gospel values in our thoughts, words and actions. We have strong links with Fr Michael and the parish of St Gabriel’s who support our school throughout the year. We have highest expectations for our staff and partner agencies and believe that through the love, respect and dedication we show we will ensure that all pupils receive the highest quality learning experiences.

We are a Nurturing School and we aim to ensure that all pupils are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, responsible, respected and included. These rights are enshrined in the Charter for Catholic Schools as well as in law through ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ and Glasgow’s ‘Nurturing City’ Policy.

We are confident that you and your child will have a wonderful experience at Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary and I look forward to working with you over the coming years. Our school has many opportunities for parents and carers to meet and work with our staff and pupils including paired reading sessions, our school allotment and within our active and dedicated Parent Council.

I would urge you to attend as many of our school events and learning opportunities as you can and become fully involved in your child’s learning. My door is always open and if you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. I will be happy to help you in any way I can.

 Mrs Maureen Douglas                                                                                                         Head Teacher


Primary 2/1 Sumdog – Reading, Spelling and Maths

I have started online reading, maths and spelling challenges for our class to participate in during this week.  The spelling is made up of separate common words lists for Primary 1 and Primary 2, including this week’s words, as well as some revision words.  Let’s see who completes the challenge!

To access the spelling and reading sections of Sumdog, click on ‘maths’ on the left hand side of the regular dashboard and change for spelling/reading.  I have included some slots in the daily diaries throughout the week, but feel free to access at any point to try to complete the challenges set. Good Luck!

Here are some links to useful online learning resources and activities.






Personalised maths practice that pupils love.







Yumu is Charanga’s brand new online learning space dedicated to supporting students‘ music-making between lessons with assignments and student-friendly independent learning packages.


Useful Online Resources

Books, books, books!

Reading with your child for just 5-10 minutes every day can have a massive impact on their learning. If your child fancies a change from reading borrowed library books or the books you already own, here are some free online books and stories that they might enjoy!


Your child can work through spelling words from some of these sites:

Literacy games

Maths games

General Learning Activities

World Book Day Fun 📚

Last week Primary 1 has lots of fun taking part in different World Book Day activities!

On Thursday Primary 6 gave us our Book Bug Bags and we were lucky enough to have them read a story to us. All children got to listen to their top pick from the bag!

Thank you Primary 6 😀

On Friday we loved listening to some fantastic stories!


The boys and and girls were very excited about doing some ‘Reading in the Dark’ 📖🔎

What a fantastic day!

World Book Day Celebrations

Primary 7 belatedly celebrated World Book Day yesterday, having returned from Dalguise. The class, including Shrek and War Horse, enjoyed the literary treasure hunts organised by the P6 librarians and luxuriated in the pleasure of reading in the dark.

As as a class we’re reading Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce and the poetry of A.F.Harrold. Let us know what you’re currently reading in the comments below!