Category Archives: P5-7 ‘THE BIG CLASS’

Home Learning Help

Week Beginning 18th May 2020

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.



Outdoor Learning Adventure in Rozelle

Today we went on a trip to Rozelle for some fabulous outdoor learning all thanks to Stagecoach, who helped us to get there FOR FREE on our very own private Stagecoach double decker bus!  3 parents took the opportunity to join our learning today. 

The weather was beautiful and we loved having so much space to run around and explore. We even went on a hunt to find the Gruffalo and climbed on top of his big tree stump hideout.

P67 have been learning all about different artists and the techniques that they use. We were delighted that local artist Tom Craig could join us to tell us all about his exhibition at the Maclaurin Art Gallery. We even recognised some of the  places from his paintings!

He had a lot of interesting stories to tell us about his travels to Papua New Guinea.


We were all feeling really inspired and held our own drawing competition which was judged by Tom himself. Well done to Elsi, Campbell and Eve that won.

We had a Scavenger Hunt to find objects that start with the different letters of Tom Craig’s name. It was a lot harder than we thought! Look at all of the beautiful Crocus flowers that we spotted.

What the kids said…


  • I liked sitting on a tree stump when I had my snack. I enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt to find things that spelled out TOM CRAIG because that was the name of the artist.
  • I liked chatting with Tom Craig.
  • I liked drawing.
  • I liked looking at all the artist’s things.
  • I liked all the paintings especially one that was shiny.
  • I thought it was really nice that we got to go on a double decker bus!! I really liked the painting when it looked like it was raining.
  • I found the scavenger hunt competition fun because we got to choose what things we could find.


  • I really liked the picture of Croc Rock. My mum might be getting one because she really liked it. My mum really enjoyed it and my baby brother.
  • I liked getting fresh air, especially when we had been in the rooms because it was quite warm. I enjoyed the double decker bus because I was sitting at the top.
  • Today was my first time EVER in a double decker bus.
  • My favourite parts were the double decker bus and the scavenger hunt. I didn’t like the gallery much because it was a bit boring but I would like to make the things I saw.
  • I thought it was really nice that we all got to go out as a whole school. I really enjoyed getting to look at all the paintings. There was one I really liked because it was a view of Arran from Dunure.


  • I liked when we were on the double decker bus.
  • I liked looking at the Tom Craig artwork because I liked the colours and the way he did it.
  • I enjoyed doing the drawing competition because I to draw a BB8.
  • At the end when we were waiting for the bus some of us were sun bathing and looking up at the clouds.
  • On the way back to school I was at the top of the double decker and looking out the window and I could feel branches hitting the window.
  • I liked winning the drawing competition because you got to make your own picture. I used different pictures by Tom Craig.
  • I enjoyed when we were crowding round The Gruffalo because we got to climb up little logs that were around him.
  • I enjoyed everything and going on the double decker bus.




Scottish Taster Open Afternoon

We held a wonderful open afternoon to celebrate all that is Scottish. We supported local business, sampled local produce and enjoyed some Scottish entertainment.  We really are a small school with a massive heart and are passionate about community involvement, this was a great event to open our doors and welcome everyone in!  Visitors could browse the classrooms, visit the food fayre and enjoy entertainment from our young people.

We had food donations from  some local small businesses:

Davie McKay

Deli sh

Broun’s Bistro

Doonfoot CO-OP

The whole afternoon was a great display of community involvement and sharing a wealth of local produce with our young people.

What the kids said….


  • I liked it because I like the Irn Bru and the shortbread.
  • I liked it all.
  • I enjoyed all the parents coming in.
  • I loved drinking the Irn Bru and trying out the haggis crisps, with the cheese it was delicious.
  • I tried haggis crisps and honey. I liked that people from the community came to our Scottish taster.
  • I loved the shortbread.
  • I didn’t like the fact I didn’t notice the tattie scones! I liked singing the song.
  • I found it very stressful pouring the Irn Bru. I loved the honey, especially the one in the middle. In the beginning I was afraid to do my speech but after I read it I felt a weight had been pushed off.


  • Yesterday we tried new food. I liked the Irn Bru
  • At our Scottish taster afternoon I showed my mum what I had been making in the class and I tried the haggis bon bons.
  • I liked everything because I liked how you could make stuff, I really like the square sausage and I like how eve was playing the bagpipes.
  • I liked the haggis balls and I liked the shortbread.
  • I liked when E and P did their reply fae the lassies. It was funny and she made a funny poster.
  • I really enjoyed all the speeches and listening to the toast to the lassies. I likes saying the reply as well. I really liked the wee ones poems because they were really cute saying them. I think it worked much better than the normal Burns supper that we have because the younger ones don’t like sitting down so long. I liked that people could go round the classes and go to the hall to try new foods. It had a relaxed welcoming feel.


  • Some didn’t like the haggis balls but I loved them. The look of them put you off but they were nice. My dad enjoyed coming up.
  • I really liked the shortbread and I liked the speeches because they were really funny.
  • I enjoyed being the butcher because I enjoyed talking to all the people and giving them information.
  • I liked the haggis crisps and it was my first time tasting them.
  • I liked tasting the food especially the shortbread and the cheese. I liked wearing my kilt!
  • I liked the shortbread and the Irn Bru. I liked saying my poem in front of all the people.
  • I liked the shortbread and the cheese.
  • I liked the cheese and having my wee brother up to school.

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.