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A Busy Week in P1b!

Well done to all the children in P1b – great work with learning your Scottish poems and we all really enjoyed listening to you saying them using your big loud, clear voices.  Some of you even added in some actions to make your performance even better!

We also had some special visitors in the school this week – ‘Macastory’ who were telling us about Robert Burns and taught us some fun Scottish songs.  We were all really good audience members and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The children also really impressed Mrs Lloyd with their R.M.E. homework and enjoyed sharing information about who decided on their names, sharing the special gifts that they recieved when they were born and discussing any special celebrations that took place.  Nathan S even brought in his special gift ‘Jingle Bunny’ to show us.  He was very cute!


The dragon has been back again and even left the children a present this time!  He complimented them on the beanstalk that they have made for the classroom and left them some castle books for them to write in so they can keep him updated on what they are working on.

More fun was had with fairyland related activities in the structured play area.


I wonder what you’ll be up to next week P1b…………………………

Goblet of Good Manners

Well done to P1b today who have worked hard all week on their good manners.  The school nurse even commented on how polite we were when she came in to see us!  This good work was rewarded at assembly this morning when we were awarded the Goblet of Good Manners trophy.  Well done boys and girls, keep up the good work!


Busy bees in P1b!

Yet another busy week in Primary one.

In literacy, we have been working hard to blend our sounds together to make words as well as reading and writing our tricky words.

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In maths, we have been consolidating our addition work, beginning our subtraction work and practising counting, writing and ordering the numbers up to 20.  We are getting really good at this!


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We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the SSPCA this week and we enjoyed listening to the lady telling us all about her job and showing us the equipment that she uses to help the animals that are hurt.  (Don’t worry, it’s only a pretend snake!).

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We have also begun our toys topic and have been thinking about what we already know about toys and what we would like to find out.

Keep up the good work P1b!

Wig Walk

Today, the whole school went on a wig walk to raise money for Jak’s Den.  We had lots of fun and even the swans tried to get in on the action!

Lauren liked counting and flying like a bird with her buddies during the walk, Paul enjoyed finding the signs of autumn with his buddy, Olivia liked looking at the leaves that had fallen down and Tyler liked kicking the fallen leaves.

Have a look at some of our pictures.

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100th Collection of the Bankton Credit Union

On Friday, 6th March we celebrated the 100th collection of the Credit Union here in Bankton This valuable organisation is run by our valued Parent Council Members and Parent helpers who freely give up their time to help our children understand the importance of saving for things you want. There were balloons and prizes for savers who made a deposit today and all new members are given a piggy bank with their first deposit.

If you are unsure of the purpose of the Credit Union, please check out the flier in our useful documents section of the Home Page.

Well done and thank you to our wonderful helpers who worked hard to celebrate this great occasion with the children. Come and join any Friday morning and you too will learn that money may not grow in trees – but it will when you save with the credit Union!

Alexander, Robbie and Logan give Credit Union the thumbs up!
Alexander, Robbie and Logan give Credit Union the thumbs up!
Thank you to our Parent Helpers!
Thank you to our Parent Helpers!
We have been collecting for 100 Credit Union Days!
We have been collecting for 100 Credit Union Days!


P1a and P1/2 thorougly enjoyed the game-a-thon organised by P6 pupils last week.  The primary 6 pupils did a super job in planning games for the younger children to take part in.  They worked really hard to set up the hall with all the required equipment and demonstrate each game to the children before setting them off.  Music was played during the activities and the children really enjoyed themselves – a popular favourite was the funny races.  Well done to all involved and thank you to all the parents and carers for your kind donations towards fundraising for Team Jak.

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Nursery Burns Celebrations

In nursery this week we have been learning about Scottish Culture.
We have been creating tartan patterns using cars, weaving gummed paper and with paint. We have learned lots of Scottish songs and listening to Scottish stories. The children have enjoyed our Scottish music and dancing. To finish our Burns celebration we enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties for our Burns Supper.

Our tartan patterns
Our tartan patterns
Meeting Hamish the Haggis
Meeting Hamish the Haggis







Making Scottish flags
Making Scottish flags
Practising cutting and sticking
Practising cutting and sticking
Our Burns Supper
Our Burns Supper


Happy New Year

Everyone in P5B had a great holiday and we hope that you did too.

It has been a very good start to the new term.  This week we have been doing some electricity experiments.  We had to make a lamp light using a battery, crocodile clips and a lamp.  We discovered that we had to make a circuit.

We have also started our new topic, Mary queen of Scots, finding out that she was the daughter of King James V of Scotland and that she was born close to here at Linlithgow Palace in December 1542, over 450 years ago!

We are all looking forward to finding out more.

P6/7 News of the Week

It has been another busy week in P6/7. The Christmas post is now underway and P7’s from both classes are enjoying collecting, organising and delivering the Christmas cards to all of the classes in school.

Social dance is coming on very well, with everyone now becoming quite familiar with the steps for a number of the Scottish dances. Mrs Stewart and Mrs Ferguson came along and joined in the practice and Mrs Stewart said that she can’t wait to get her dance card filled. Not long to wait now to put all that practice into action!

P7s have started working in their groups to create travel brochures for different countries who will be taking part in the Commonwealth Games next year. This event is part of the transition project  which was launched just a week ago at James Young High School.

In class, we have been finding out about the structure of the Earth. We have done our research using books and the internet and can’t wait to make our models showing all of the different layers of our planet and the facts we’ve learned.

We have been trying to make sure that we can all get on Glow and everyone who managed to e-mail Mrs Balfour got 50 house points. Some people have still got to try it out.

Congratulations to Mark and Hannah-Beth who were voted this week’s buddies of the week. Congratulations also to our new class champions- Rachel (language) and Jack (maths).

P6s are looking forward to a Bubblegum and Fluff event at the Lanthorn next week and are looking forward to it.