Primary 6 October Reflective Post

Primary 6 have had a very exciting October, first of all we welcomed another teacher to our class for 4 weeks. Mr Ewing who has been working with the class and doing lots of exciting lessons with us.

We finished our class novel Tribes, we all loved this book and the ending was fantastic. We are now looking forward to starting 3 new novels in our different groups. We have been focusing on discursive writing in October and have been looking at some really important issues such as homework, animals in captivity and most recently fireworks. We enjoy looking at the positives and negatives of these issues and then build our own opinions on the subjects.

Lots of Halloween art and spooky stories also this month. We created our own silhouette haunted houses and made a story to go with it, this was really exciting. Mr Ewing also helped us make our own Halloween lanterns.

In Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction, using both mental and written strategies, we are working really hard with this.

We cannot wait for November as it is going to be a very busy month for our class.

Thanks for reading

Primary 6

Primary 5 are raising money again.

We have been very busy preparing for our PoppyScotland event on Friday. After raising nearly £500 for Mac Milan Cancer, the pressure is on! We also have just had our First Friday Mass. One of our pupils is showing her beautiful Celtic Cross picture which was used in the Offertory Procession. We managed to squeeze in a little bit of work on The Day Of The Dead festival.

We are still finishing of some work on Titanic and hope to soon have beautiful peg dolls to display, as well as our amazing cabins and lifeboats.

Primary 3/4 October Reflection

Wow what a busy October we have had in Primary 3/4. In maths we have continued to work on subtraction and working on a variety of different tasks to help us. We are also looking at multiplication with Miss McCluskey. We are already really good with our 2, 5 and 10 times table.

In literacy we have been busy doing lots of reading. We loved our visit to our local library. We have been working hard on story writing from reports, recount, and even Halloween acrostic poems.

Within PE we are still working with Greig in musical theatre, for Halloween he taught us a scary dance. We have been given the wonderful opportunity to work with Hazel, who is not just a GB champion but she’s a World champion for Taekwondo. She has been showing us moves and helping us learn all about it. We are loving learning from an expert.

This month we have loved going out on our Autum walks, making Autum Wreaths with the leaves we had collected. We have also been busy craving our own pumpkins.  With the other pumpkins we decided to make pumpkin soup. The Halloween disco was so much fun, we got to dance and play games.

We now can’t wait till Christmas but for now we must work on our Nativity, and all the other exciting things that Miss Verrecchia has planned.

Primary 2 October Reflection



October was a very busy month in Primary 2!! In Maths we have continued to work on addition and have been completing a wide variety of practical tasks. We also began to look at 3D shapes and have been revising what we learned in P1. Mrs Simpson says we are doing so well already.
In Literacy we have been reading lots more reading books. It’s so helpful when we practise our reading at home as it helps us to complete tasks about them in class. We have also been making great progress within writing. Our favourite piece of writing recently has been a recount of our Halloween party. We are learning to use adjectives in our writing to make it even more interesting. We particularly liked our Halloween adjectives lesson when we created a list of adjectives about witches, monsters etc. This has really helped us with our writing.
We have carried out solo talks which we were asked to prepare for homework this month. We have been a brilliant audience for our peers, and have enjoyed presenting about our chosen career. We demonstrated confidence and good presentation skills during our solo talks. We really are superstars in the making!! A special big thank you to our grown ups for helping us prepare so well.

Within P.E we are learning a range of dance moves within lessons with Greig. Our favourite so far is definitely dancing to Thriller. We particularly enjoyed our Halloween P.E lesson where we played a variety of games with a spooky theme.

Our library visits have been amazing!! We love getting the chance to read the books that we choose. As our comprehension, fluency and accuracy improves, as does our enjoyment of stories. Mrs Simpson loves reading our stories to us when we get back to class.

The highlight of our month was our Halloween disco. We had a spooktastic night and we especially loved seeing our friends in fancy dress. The party games were brilliant. We can’t wait until our Christmas party now.

P1/2 October Reflective Friday Mrs Stevenson/Mrs Byrne


P1/2 have been working so hard over the past month, on their letter formation and writing. They have also been using their experiences to help them with their picture plans and visual clues.  For example the children were very excited about their up and coming school Halloween Party and so together we decided that it would be a good idea to make posters to advertise.  When their writing was completed, the children went with their buddies to display their posters around the school to remind everyone about it.  Great work everyone!

Here are our Star Writers of the month…Great work P1/2 keep it up


Children are continuing to have fun as they learn about number through the seal S.E.A.L.  Approach  to learning and are enjoying  developing their number formation and counting skills  in a variety of ways.


P1/2 had a visit from their lovely dental Nurses, who showed them the correct way to clean their teeth.  The children  have been following instructions and taking responsibility so that their mouth gums and teeth stay healthy.

P.E.  Emotion Works and Interdisciplinary Learning

Throughout October, we have been looking into the ‘H’ that represents ‘Healthy’ in our ‘sHanarri Wheel.   Bringing together  Emotion Works and Shanarri , we are learning about how our emotions work and how they can affect us and others in positive and negative ways. We are also learning what these emotions might look and feel like and how we can  recognise them.

Here are P1/2 Learning about Emotion Works and displaying and encouraging Healthy Emotions in P.E.   As they help and include each other, the children are learning  how their positive behaviour can begin to change how others feel,  for the better.


The children also had a fantastic time  working on their mini topic and learning about Halloween. As they prepared for their party they created lots of fantastic artwork for the wall displays and moving images to hang in the classroom and take home.

P1/2 having a fantastic time at the Halloween Party







Here are the children enjoying their Golden Time/Clubs after working hard throughout the week.

well done boys and girls, great work.

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