Category Archives: Primary 6

Global Citizenship Week

As part of Global Citizenship week, Primary 6 has had a special, imaginary, guest pupil called Ruth. Ruth and her family are Jewish and live in London. In class we have been learning all about the Jewish religion and its history through personal research. When researching, we were amazed to find out that Israel has kosher McDonalds!

We had to follow a set of instructions to make our own dreidel. We learned that a dreidel is a Jewish toy.

British Heart Foundation Ultimate Dodgeball


Following our Ultimate Dodgeball tournament during Health Week, we are delighted to announce that we raised an amazing £472.36 for the British Heart Foundation. Many thanks to all of you who brought in the sponsorship money. Not only did the children all have great fun playing Ultimate Dodgeball but we raised a tremendous amount for a great cause. Thank-you.

Internet Safety Parents Workshop 14 March – P6 and P7

Internet Safety is a very topical and often quite a daunting issue, particularly with children who have access to their own phone or tablet device. We have organised an event for parents of P6 and P7 pupils, where they will learn about parental controls, suitable apps and other issues relating to appropriate use of the internet and smart phones. The event will be led by the NSPCC and we have opened it up to all Johnstone schools.  It will be held in the Gym Hall of the joint campus of Cochrane Castle and St David’s. The date is Tuesday 14 March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm. We hope you can join us for this important workshop.


Today Primary 6 transformed into The CSI Team to help the boys and girls of Cochrane Castle  solve the case of The Cochrane Castle Criminal…

The CSI Team
The CSI Team

This morning the whole school was called to assembly to hear the breaking news that the beloved Poppy had disappeared and was being held ransom by one of our 5 suspects! Our 5 suspects were; Mr Paton, Mrs Patterson, The Jannies, Mrs McLeod and Mrs Wilson. Have a look at the video for a clip of the Cochrane Castle News.

The whole school had to work together, along with the CSI team, to carry out experiments in a bid to catch the criminal. Some of our experiments were; teeth impressions, finger printing and chromatography. We had great fun carrying out the experiments and then looking at the evidence left at the scene of the crime.

image image image image image image image image image image image image image

More photos to follow.

This afternoon we had a very special visit from Johnstone Police to help bring the guilty suspect to justice. Thanks to all the hard work of the CSI team and everybody at Cochrane Castle we managed to catch the criminal… THE JANNIES!!!!!! Since everybody here is so forgiving, and it was a first time offence, we decided to forgive our lovely Jannies!

We all had great fun at CSI Day and we hope you enjoy reading all about it.

5 suspects looking worried!
5 suspects looking worried!
#Free the Jannies!!!
#Free the Jannies!!!

St Andrew’s Day

Our P7 Press Officers went round all the classes today to see what everyone had been doing for St Andrew’S Day. As you can see from the pictures below, all the pupils have been busy. Thanks to our Press Officers  Mirren, Rebecca, Emma, Aleesha, Corrie, Harley, Sean,  Jayden and Dylan for taking the photos. Look out for latest news, which they have been gathering, coming soon.

img_0165 img_0272 img_0136 img_0137 img_0140 img_0169 img_0141 img_0142 img_0143 img_0214 img_0214 img_0168  img_0169 img_0170 img_0172imageimage imageimage



Provost’s Christmas Writing Competition

Some of our children submitted entries to the local library about what makes Christmas such a special time of year as part of the Provost’s Christmas Writing Competition. They were overwhelmed by the response with nearly 800 entries!  Judging was extremely tough due to the overall high standard and we are delighted to announce that our P6 pupil, Logan McKenzie had one of the winning entries. Logan was given the honour of switching on the Christmas lights at the weekend. Well done, Logan!

Here is Logan’s winning entry: