Maths Resources from Nrich

This has just been sent out from Nrich – a great Maths site:

We’re really enjoying hearing from students who have been working on the tasks from our latest primary and secondary Maths at Home features. Don’t forget you can share your students’ thinking on Twitter.

If you’ve not already seen it, you may also like to take a look at our Maths Fair resources which include a variety of our favourite hands-on tasks your students can try offline, on their own or with family members.

Star Wars Creative Challenge

Next Monday is Star Wars Day – so the challenge for next Monday is to get creative with the theme of Star Wars – you could cook, act, sing, re-create images from the films – use the force of your imagination! We look forward to seeing your photos and videos. House Points for creative entries!


Grant Fund

There is a grant being offered by One Parent Families Scotland which can assist families on low incomes who are under intense financial pressure due to the coronavirus and are struggling.

OPFS Coronavirus has an emergency Energy Fund that can provide a one off payment of £50 to single parent families in Scotland who need help with energy bills.

Please contact us if you think you qualify.

Friday News

We bid a fond farewell to Miss Lynch today and wish her all the best in her new job.

And we are very please to announce that baby Liam was born on Thursday. Miss Bell and Liam are both well and are safely back at home. We can’t wait to meet him.

We hope you have had a great week. Have a relaxing weekend and look after each other – we’ll be back again on Monday.

We would also like to say ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ to all  our families celebrating.


Hospital Art

One of our parents has very kindly volunteered to help us to bring some hope and brightness to the staff and patients at the Hospital.

The hospital has asked for children to create some artwork to be displayed in the corridors and doors of the hospital.

If you would like to take part follow the instructions below.

  1. Create your cheerful picture and colour it in. paint/ pens/crayon/pencils
  2. Take a photo of your artwork and upload this to your class Teams and your teacher will then send it to Mr Hardy or Mrs Reid to be added to the Holmston Website pages where we can spread the cheerfulness further.
  3. There are instructions in Teams about where to drop your pictures off. Please do not take them to the Hospital
  4. The box with be collected by a nurse from the Hospital.
  5. If you cannot drop you artwork off please send a photo of it into either your Team or the school email.


Thursday Update

I hope you are all settling into a routine of some description and if you need any support please get in contact with us.

Please make sure you are accessing Teams as pupils now can get a log in for Education City. The details for this are in the Class Teams sites. We will be contacting families that have not logged on next week to see how we can support you to do this.

The website list has been updated with some new links. Please have a browse through some of the sites. These include virtual museums, resources for different subjects and links to YouTube channels for yoga, card game ideas and multiplication songs.

We will be starting an Accelerated Reader Challenge during May for the P4 to P7s. Links to the quiz pages and book finder can also be found in the useful website section. Here you can also find instructions for joining the librarby to borrow ebooks and a link to the free audiobook version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Even if you are facing challenges completing any of the online work try to share a book with your child or encourage them to read as often as they can. Please contact us if you need any passwords or usernames.

Stay safe!


Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We all hope you had a good break over Easter with the lovely weather that we have been having. It looks like we will be continuing with our virtual school life for a while longer. All the teachers have been busy preparing for this week back and have uploaded work into Teams. This week will be Miss Lynch’s last week and Mrs Davies and Mrs Bate will take care of the P2 Team site in the meantime. We would like to thank Miss Lynch for all her hard work and we wish her well for the future.

We fully appreciate how challenging learning and working from home can be so please make sure that you look after yourselves and do not put additional pressure on your families at the difficult time. Do what works for your situation. When we get back, we have an excellent team of staff that will fill in any gaps in learning – this is what they are fantatstic at doing. Try to keep reading, share books, cook or do PE with Joe. I have now mastered the art of Tik-Tok!

The BBC have started a series of programmes that can be accessed online or through the red button on your remote to support learning – not only do they have over 200 teachers delivering lessons but the presenters also include Brian Cox teaching key science topics and Manchester City footballer, Sergio Aguero teaching Spanish.

We would like all our pupils to be on Teams so if you haven’t been on yet please try to do this. If you need any help please email into the Holmston mail account.

We will keep you updated regularly so please check back and follow us on Twitter for further ideas.

Easter Update

What a term it has been but we have made it to the Easter break! I would like you thank all the staff. They have worked so hard to learn new skills and suppport each other to ensure that the learning continues at home.  They are an amazing team. Thank you for your patience and co-operation too at this very challenging time. I know the holidays this year will be different but there are lots of links on the home learning section of the website and work on the teams sites to help you keep occupied. Emails will still be monitored over the holiday period although teachers will not be uploading new material onto teams during this time.

As we missed our Spring Serice here are a couple of our Easter songs you can join in with.
Spring Chicken Song
The Chocolate Song

…and we are missing our friends from Southcraig too!
You Will Be Found – Southcraig Choir  #wecanchangetheworld!

We all hope you have a safe break  – try not to eat too much chocolate – and we will be back in touch soon.