Category Archives: Primary 7C

David Smith Visit – Scottish Wars of Independence

David Smith from the Smith Museum and Art Gallery came to teach us about the Scottish Wars of Independence. He taught us about William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Falkirk and Bannockburn.

We found out that Alexander the III died by falling off his horse. Since there were no heirs to the throne, Princess Margaret of Norway was the next in line. She died on the way to Orkney, so again Scotland had no heirs to the throne. This was the beginning of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

David brought in a sword and told us that William Wallace was six foot tall and that his belt was made of human skin, his sword was called Claymore.

He showed us some real artefacts that he had borrowed from the museum. We all wanted a shot of the sword.

We really enjoyed learning about Wallace and Bruce and can’t wait to learn more.

Thank you David!

By Lennon Ward, Isla Cheyne and Kirsten Johnstone

Fairtrade Campaign

Primary 5 have been working in groups to campaign for a small change within the school, to support Fairtrade.  Each group used their knowledge of Fairtrade and their knowledge of persuasive language to create a campaign that included: a speech, banners, posters, powerpoint, rosettes etc.

Different groups campaigned for different things. Heroes to Help Farmers were campaigning to hold a Fairtrade tuck shop, Funky Fairtrade Footballs wanted to raise money to provide the school with Fairtrade footballs, as were the Football Fairness group. Chocolate Changers wanted to sell Fairtrade chocolate at a tuck shop, during Fairtrade Fortnight.  Fairtrade Freedom Fighters were keen to hold ‘Save a Life Day’, encouraging people to bring Fairtrade snacks and hold a Fairtrade lunch.  The Fairtrade Appreciation Party wanted to encourage the staff to only buy Fairtrade tea and coffee in the staffroom.

We held a mini election, where we invited P4WE to come and listen to the campaign speeches. Primary 5 delivered some wonderful speeches, sharing the change they would make and the impact on the farmers’ lives.  P4WE voted and the winner was announced……………….FOOTBALL FAIRNESS.

Well done,and we cannot wait to see you implementing your change in the school.


Primary 5K and Primary 5F held a very successful assembly, focussing   on being Active and Nurtured.

It was clear to see on the day the variety of sports and clubs the young people participate in. We had gymnastics, martial arts, basketball, football and tennis, to  name  a few. We got to see some super demonstrations from confident individuals.  We got the whole school up on their feet, dancing to wake themselves up!

The children shared a lovely poem about what a seed needs to grow and compared it to what we need to grow and develop to the best we can be.

Well done TEAM P5!


P5K are back…..

Primary 5 are settling back into school routines nicely.  We have had a busy couple of weeks, discussing and preparing our Class Charter , and re-visiting the school values.

Learning has well and truly kicked off and routines are being established across the curriculum. Here is what some children said about school so far…..

Kirsty – ‘I have enjoyed seeing my friends.’

Ruaridh – ‘I have enjoyed maths again, looking at numbers up to and beyond 100,000.’

Freya S – ‘ I have enjoyed PE and starting basketball. I really look forward to the Basketball Festival.

Isla C – ‘I have liked getting back to reading again as I didn’t read a lot in the holidays.’

Andrew – ‘I enjoyed art, making name bugs. I liked how writing your name twice turned it into a bug.’

Have a look at some of our photos.


P4WE Book Club

Last week we started Book Club and we made badges. We also made Book Club bookmarks. Book Club is a club where we can read books. We can also make dens to read in so we are comfortable to read. We use blankets and cushions to make the dens.  At Book Club we all read a book.  There is a special jotter to sign in and out the books.  Some people brought books from home and Mrs Whitehead brought some books and we got other books from the school.  We have to try and read lots of books.  If we finish a book we get gems to put in our class pot for a treat at the end of term.  We have a ‘Class Reading Caterpillar’ and once you finish a book you get a coloured circle to add to the caterpillar.  We have to write the book title, author, date and our name then we add it to the Reading Caterpillar.  At Book Club we are allowed to listen to audio books.  I like Book Club because it helps me to learn and read.

By Isla


Sports Day!

On Friday 2 June we did sorts day. It was cloudy for a little while then it got sunny and warm.

Primary 4 started at the relay race. There was a side for girls and a side for boys. The girls went first and after the girls the boys had their turn.  The fastest person from each race had to race each other.

After that we went to the bouncy hoppers. You had to bounce up to the marker then run back to the next person and give them the bouncer.  It was fun bouncing up and down.

Next we went to a running race where we had a metal baton. You had to run up to the cone and back down and pass it on to the next person as fast as you could.  We got quite a few turns at this station.

We moved on to a different station which was an obstacle course. It was hard to jump over things when you were balancing something on your head!

The next stop was toss the welly. You scored different points for throwing it as far as you can.  I got 10 points!  It was my favourite activity.

After that we went to badminton where we had to hit the shuttle cock and aim it inside a hoop to get points. You had to hit it hard to get 10 points but not too hard or you would go past it.

Our next activity was basketball. Every single time you got it in the hoop you would get one point.  It was pretty high up!

The next station we went to was beat the goalie. When you finished your team the next team would have their go.  However got the most points would win because it was the last station.

At the end of sports day we had a picnic with our parents. We had it sitting on the football field.  It was a fantastic sports day.

By Andrew

Digestive System Experiment

We have been learning about the digestive system in our context work.

We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, coke and some yogurt. We ripped the 2 slices of bread into small pieces. Then we put the small pieces into a plastic tube that acted as the oesophagus. Next we added the coke and put the yogurt in the tube. At the bottom of the tube there was a bag that acted as the stomach and Mr Edwards squished the food around because when you run around your stomach mixes all the food around. Four hours later you need to poo.  Megan unclipped the bag and she squished the food down another tube.  We had fun learning about the digestive system!

by Isla


Last week we learned about the digestive system. We learned about what happens to our food once it goes inside us.                                                                                                                                                   We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, also we used coke, and some yogurt. Then Kirsty used her fingers and took wee pieces of bread and put it in the tube which acted as the oesophagus. Next Mr Edwards put the yogurt in the tube. Then he added half of the coke. At the bottom of the tube there was a plastic bag that acted as the stomach. When you run around your food gets all squished then four hours later you need to poo. Megan pulled some string to release the food then it went down another tube. Then she unclipped the pegs and all the food went out of the tights into a basin which was the toilet.  We all thought it was disgusting!

By Andrew

Body Works – Lung Experiment

Last week we were learning about the lungs and how they work. We did an experiment to find out how they work.

We used paper bags as the lungs and drew red felt pen in the shape of lungs on to the bag. Next we put straws in to the paper bag to act as the wind pipe. Then we blew into the straws to inflate them with air.  Later, we tested them to see if they worked.   We found that some of them worked and some didn’t because they had a puncture.

We had los of fun learning about and making the lungs.

By Andrew & Isla

Sponge The Teacher

On Monday 27th March 2017 P4WE took part in a sponsored Sponge The Teacher to raise money for Water Aid.

We got buckets of warm water and dunked the sponges in the buckets and threw them at our teachers and they got very wet!

We had lots of fun!

Together with P4M we raised a lot of money for Water Aid and the money will go to the country they work in.