Category Archives: P5-7 ‘THE BIG CLASS’

The Big Class

Our upper school pupils learn together in a P456 classroom.

The school values of Respectful – Responsible – Safe – Kind – Helpful – Tenacious permeates everything that we do.  Our kind and nurturing ethos ensures all children feel supported, listened to and respected.   Our older learners take on helpful roles of responsibility to help ensure this is a school that truly values pupil voice.



Home Learning Help

Please find attached the suggested learning grid for this week.  In addition to these suggestion please keep reading! This is one of the most important skills to keep going.  Books are available from school every Monday and if you have read everything in your colour band Jamie can put out more,  just let us know.   There are many games and activities you can play at home to keep up your maths skills and I can help if you need some new ideas.

Mrs Martin and I will host a virtual playtime on TEAMS this Thursday at 10.30am.  We had a few people join last week and it was lovely to get a wee blether.  As ever, if you have any question, queries, suggestion or ideas please let me know.

Badminton Resources from Active Schools:

Badminton Resources PDF 1

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May 2020

This week our learning theme is …..’Friends & Family’ ❤

The lending library has also been set up at school and will be available every Monday.

Hope you are all well.  Remember to get in touch if you need any help, or have any suggestions for how we can better support your child’s learning. 😊

See attached the following:

  • Friends and Family suggested learning activities grid
  • Math Rigour problem solving

Please use this link for your child to complete a very simple wellbeing survey.  Guidance has been sent in a email to every family.

Click the links for some Active Schools resources:

Activity Diary A5 3 (1)

Activity Diary A5 3

Football A4 Print (1)

Football A4 Print

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF (1)

Football Resource A4 single pages PDF

Home Resources – Athletics Digital (1)

Home Resources – Athletics Digital


Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 15 for the next 2 weeks.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units are available on Spelling City

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂

 Week Beginning: Monday 4th April 2020

Monday 4th and Friday 8th are holiday dates


Here is a link to this week’s learning grid:

Wk2 People who help us

There are suggested activities around our PEOPLE WHO HELP US theme.

Here is a larger version of the ‘Daily Rigour’ for Maths

You will need this links for the HWB Yoga Activities:  

Mrs Holland will share spelling information.

All of this information has been emailed to individual families.

Don’t forget the links at the bottom of the page for lots of online activities!

Week Beginning: Monday 27th April 2020

Since the school closure last month we have been monitoring learning and feel that most families prefer more child-led, activity-based learning than formal work. For this reason and to help support families who have children of multiple ages, starting this week we will be giving you a suggested learning theme! This will form a sort of ‘mini-topic’ similar to what we do in school. Each week there will be a separate learning grid from the Big Class and the Wee Class as well as ideas from the EYC – please share these with your child to see what interests them. Some activities will be the same and others will be more age/stage appropriate. These are suggested activities covering multiple curricular areas but we would encourage you to allow your child to develop their own ideas too 😊 and if they would like to learn about something that does not fit in with the theme, please allow them to pursue that interest!

Here is the grid for this week and out ADEVENTURE theme.

Link to PDF: Wk1 theme adventures


I encourage you to keep your children reading books that are age and stage appropriate and let me know if you do not have access to appropriate books or online reading material.  Mrs Holland will post suggested weekly spelling to support a good pace of work.  The websites your child can log onto for a variety of learning opportunities have been shared numerous times; if you are having any connection or usage problems please let me know and I will try and solve any problems.


Week Beginning: Monday 20th April 2020

I have send out emails to all learners/parents this week regarding home learning and to say another wee hello. I’m here to help! I am using the email address provided on your emergency contact details so if this requires to be updated please get in touch with myself or Mrs Hill. Thank you!

If you do want to complete more structured learning, here are some suggested activities:


I’ve emailed every family with the ZPD for each child and guidance to the books that should be read to encourage and extend progress.

This Week’s Writing Challenge

This week you could try some personal writing – you could write about your experience of lockdown so far. This could be part of a future generation’s history lesson!

Write about what it feels like to be on lockdown; what sort of activities you have done so far; what is a typical day like; what are the highlights/best bits; what do you miss the most?

If you do write about your lockdown experience, I’d love to see them – you can type it and email to me or take a photograph and send it to me!!


Pupils working on Spelling books D and E should now be focussing on Unit 14.

Pupils working on Spelling Book C should continue to work through the units focussing on a single sound at a time. They should also continue to revise the common word list at the front of their book.

All units have now been added to spelling city and the login/password for this was emailed before the holidays.

If any help is required with spelling please email Mrs Holland 🙂

Numeracy & Maths

Use activities from your home learning pack or complete your own maths activities 🙂

Remember there are lots of online activities and amazing apps for numeracy & maths – some links below!


Education City logins  for each child were sent home before school closure but some pupils were absent so please get in touch if you do not have a login and I will send it to you. When you have your own login, you can complete activities that I have set for you 🙂

Helpful Resources

Click this link for ideas of indoor play activities: 140 INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

Here is a link to the Play Scotland Loose Parts Leaflet

More play experience ideas and the links to ‘teaching points’ so you can see the wonderful benefits of these experiences!


Create a list of learning theme topics you would like to see delivered in Fisherton Primary.  It’s not long until you guys are the oldest in the school and we’ll be looking for your help to make learning even better!

It’s never to early to start thinking about being a house captain.  You could start planning your campaign and writing your speech now!


I know it is not the term 4 you’ll have dreamed of but email me any ideas of how we can make this really special for you.  Also email me ideas of a fun thing we could all do together in the summer holidays and after this pandemic has passed.

Keep an eye on the Carrick Academy website and Twitter.  Get to know the staff and school you’ll be joining very soon.  Did you know the Design and Technology department have made hundreds of PPE visors for heath are professionals to use to keep safe!!

This link has some brilliant activities included.

Useful Weblinks

Suitable for all learners:Spelling City

Education City (own login required – please email me if you need a copy of yours)

Reading Wise (own login required)

Topmarks (Maths and Literacy)

Free ebooks (need to create login – free)

Money activities

Maths games

Maths games and activities

Phunky Foods   (username: fisherton     password: phunky)

Music Lab




Accelerated Reader (own login required)


Maths games


Link for parents to access free resources to download:


Please email me if you have any queries about your child’s learning


Web links and task information will be added here:

Please click the link below for information on how to support learning from home.  Further updates will be added regularly.

How to Support and Continue Learning at Home


Useful websites:

Accelerated Reader:





2019/20 Term 1

We have been very busy since the summer holidays!

Outdoor Learning Days

Every month we join with Maidens Primary for outdoor learning in our local area.  All pupils, from nursery to P7, have an opportunity to learn in the outdoors and make new friends.

We were also lucky enough to visit a local dairy farm and learn all about ‘The Journey of Milk’.

Harvest Assembly

We held a Harvest Assembly and invited our families to join us.  At the assembly we launched our new school values.

Safe  –  Helpful  –  Kind  –  Respectful  –  Responsible  –  Tenacious

We also sent our harvest hampers to elderly members of our community.  Families and staff members donated items for these hampers.


Kind Kids

We started the year off by thinking about kindness and how important this is.  We used the book and film ‘Wonder’ to help us think about being kind.

We decided the ‘Kind’ should be one of our school values.  We were delighted when Owen Kerr signs launched a ‘Kind Kid’  campaign and were very grateful to receive one of the free signs offered to all South Ayrshire schools.

STV Big Breakfast Children’s Appeal

We supported this charity by wearing PJ’s to school and inviting our families to join us for breakfast.  All families and staff member donated to this appeal and we had a lovely morning of munching.



Masterclass 2019 – Creativity

 Our Term 3 Masterclasses got off to a great start. We are STEM exploring, Spanish speaking animators!

Animation – Mrs Martin

Week 1 – Create characters using a range of material.

Week 2 – Develop a story for the characters to tell.

Week 3 – Take stop motion pictures.


Spanish – Mrs Holland

Week 1 – Learn basic Spanish greetings

Week 2 – Choose Spanish words to include in animated film

Week 3 – Record sound for film


STEM – Mrs Blain

(supported by Helen Hamilton)

Week 1 – Engage with STEM related experiments

Week 2 – Experiment with stop motion animation technology

Week 3 – Build a junk model Cinema for their mini movie

There will be a Showcase of the stop motion animation films created by each house at the end of this term.

Christmas Crafting

We have a had a fabulous couple of days crafting with Hannah.  She told us all about her career in the props making industry, what she studied at art school and university, and about some of the things she has made for film an television.  We then took part in a Christmas craft extravaganza!!  Check out the picture of our fantastic wreaths…pompom and messtastic.


What the pupils said:

  • When Hannah came in I found it interesting because I had never met anyone that had made things for films before.  I found it interesting because it’s something I could think about doing when I’m older, it’s inspiring.  At first making the wreath was confusing but the more I did it I found it easier.  It turned out pretty good.
  • When she first came in it was good to figure out how people make the stuff and how to make it.  It was fun because when we were winding the wool around the template it was hard at first but then it got easier when you went a bit slower because then it didn’t get all tangled.  Mine looks really good because the purple goes well with the red ribbon.
  • I thought Hannah’s job looked really fun and I would love to grow up to be something like that.  I thought it was fun making the pompoms and it was cool how you got to make big ones, wee ones and even bigger ones.  I think it loos really cool and I like the snowman on top.
  • When Hannah first came in I was excited to see what she was going to show us and tell us and make with us.   It was hard to wrap the fabric around the wreaths as it was hard to make it stick.  I do like mine even though it’s plain.
  • I was really excited when Hannah first came in and I thought it was really cool how she had made loads of famous people.  I really enjoyed making the pompoms because I could experiment with the different colours and see what it looked like.  I’m really happy with how it looks and I would make more in the future.
  • When Hannah came it was really exciting because she was showing us about her career. It was a bit tricky to make the wreath to start with but I enjoyed the challenge.  I am happy with my wreath because it is beautiful.
  • When Hannah came I was thinking that she maybe made hundreds of props for movies and she did.  It was nice to know that she made stuff in Gravity.  I really enjoyed the experience.
  • I didn’t know that she was a prop maker I thought she was an artist or something.  It was good to know that her props were in some movies.  I liked making the pompoms because it was fun to wrap the wool around the template.
  • I was excited when Hannah came in because I really wanted to know what we were going to make.  I enjoyed making the wreaths because we could put the stuff on that we wanted.
  • When Hannah first came in and Mrs H said prop maker I thought it was more for panto’s than MOVIES! I was impressed.  Wrapping the wool around the template was hard but the pompoms were worth the effort.  I liked putting the glitter tape on my wreath.

What Hannah said:

I loved coming to see what it’s like being in P67 these days.  I loved telling you all about my job and think your wreaths are beautiful.  They are all so different and individual.


That’s Entertainment !!

Our home learning project has been linked to our learning theme of entertainment.  Today we shared our newly developed skills.  We had solo singing, stand up comedy, segwaying, unicycling, dancing, juggling and magic! We were thoroughly entertained.   

Pupils reflections and peer assessment comments:

  • I liked that we had to learn a new skill and you got to choose what you wanted to do.
  • It was really funny when Mr McP was on the Segway.
  • Feedback from my friends was quite good because I got to know how I could improve.
  • I enjoyed people liking my stand up but I was disappointed that I lost 1 mark because I didn’t bring in my planning sheet.
  • It’s not easy to learn new stuff all the time but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
  • The stuff that people were doing was really fun because it was different stuff than people normally do.
  • You would think learning a new skill is quite hard but choosing which one to do was also quite hard.
  • It was a really good afternoon because everyone was performing their new skills and it was entertaining.
  • It makes you nervous but once you start you get more confident and it gets better.
  • I enjoyed watching the skills because they were entertaining.
  • I was very impressed by the range of skills P67 developed.