Category Archives: Primary 5/6

P6- Visit to Scotland Street School

On Thursday 21st March, Primary 6 went to Scotland Street School. Our topic in term 2 was the Victorian era and we enjoyed learning about all the happenings between 1837 and 1901.

We travelled by bus; it took us 30 minutes. When we got there we had some time to play with Victorian playground toys and explore the different rooms. After lunch, Primary 6 were split into two groups: boys and girls. The children were given costumes – waistcoats and collars for the boys; girls had white tunics. They were lined up in straight lines from smallest to tallest and had to use their arms to make sure they were in a straight line with equal spaces between them.

The teacher assigned the children seats. She was very strict and stern looking and spoke in a deep and threatening tone. The children had to stand up when she spoke to tem and call her Miss.

The children were asked to recite their times tables. Following this they did a mental maths test using slates and crayons, and then a spelling test. The tension could have been cut with a knife. The children had to copy out words in Copperplate writing using ink, a blotting sheet and fountain pens. It was quite tricky to use these pens without smudging or making a blot. Left handed people were not allowed to use their left hand in Victorian days but the teacher allowed them to.

After about an hour the teacher rang the bell and transformed into a modern day teacher – everyone was so relieved!

The Fiver Challenge

Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 have been working on the “Fiver Challenge”. This is an enterprise programme whereby students use £5 pledges to get their business ideas off the ground.

On Friday 15th June, the P5 and P5/6 children will host an afternoon of activities for a small fee. All money raised will go towards school funds for next session.

The following activities will be on offer for children on Friday 15th June:

  • Football and Beat the Goalie
  • Art and Drawing Stall
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Cake Stall
  • Pick and Mix Sweet Stall
  • Video Game Trial
  • Remote Control Car Racing

All activities will cost between 30p – 50p

Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year Fairtrade fortnight takes place from 27th February to 12th March.  We have already held our coffee morning, many thanks to those of you who managed along.

The children have also decided to fundraise further. Guess the birthday of the Fairtrade Bear and raffle tickets for a Fairtrade chocolate explosion box will be available from Tuesday 21st February.  Tickets will be priced at 50p for each and you can purchase as many as you would like.  Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Campbell & Fairtrade Citizenship group