It’s been another great week in PE. P6 have been working on their rhythmic gymnastics skills and put a sequence together with a partner. This video is a fantastic example of their work.
The in store sticker promotion has now stopped but we are asking everyone to check purses & wallets for anymore stickers to see if we can complete a second poster before Monday.
We need to send the poster away on Tuesday so this really is the last call for stickers.
Thanks so much for all your help and support so far.
Mrs Ferguson & The sports committee
We passed the 200 mark today! Fantastic news and thanks so much to everyone who has brought in stickers so far.
Can you help by shopping in Aldi over the October break and get us to the 300 target please.
Primary 5 thoroughly enjoyed their own choice activity in PE today. This was a reward for all bringing their PE kit 3 weeks in a row. It would be fab if at least 1 other class could achieve this next term. Parents/carers- can you help please by reminding your child when PE is on and helping them pack kit on these days. Thanks!
We now have an amazing 180 stickers on our chart but we still need your help to get us to 300 before 3rd November.
If you are shopping at Aldi please collect the stickers ( sometimes you have to ask) and get your child to bring them into school.
Mrs Ferguson & the Sports Committee
What an amazing week in PE!
The sports committee were adding Aldi stickers to our chart and we now have 120- can you help us reach 150 by next Friday please?
Primary 5 today completed a hat trick today for all bringing their PE kit so they get rewarded next week with their own choice of activity. Which class will be next to do this? Please help them remember!
P6 took part in the cluster cross country event at Dechmont Law and put all their training into practice. They showed they knew how to pace themselves and keep running all the way in the 1.1KM race. Fantastic results from Blair Flood as 1st over the line in the boys race and Abbiegail Beer 3rd in the girls race.We also has 9 primary 7s in the west Lothian championships race and they ran superbly. What a gorgeous autumn day for it.
Did you know that Livingston Handball club will take part in 2 European Challenge Cup Matches next weekend at The Oriam Performance Centre, Heriot Watt. This will be the first European Club handball matches to take place in Scotland in over 20 years. This will be a great event to see high level handball competition.
tickets are only £2 adult and £1 child and payable on the door.
Check out the West Lothian Handball website https://www.westlothianhandball.com/
or Livingston handball facebook page for details of their junior training sessions if you are interested in playing.
P7 finished their basketball block with some great 3 v 3 and 4 v 4 games today. Their peers observed them playing and recorded when they successfully passed, dribbled or took a shot at the basket.
If they want to keep playing basketball then check out
For details of their training sessions.
What a great week in PE. We had another class who all remembered their PE kit – Well Done Primary 5B
Please remember PE kit on gym days as performance is so much better in comfortable PE clothing.
And please remember to hand in Aldi stickers so we can get to our 300 target- thanks in advance
Did you know the Rugby World Cup starts this weekend? Scotland play their first game on Sunday morning against Ireland.
They learned about rebounding the ball after a shot has been taken. They tried this in small group practice and then put the learning into 2 v 2 games.
We got outside for Cross Country training and let the dice decide how far they were to run! And then they had to work out what pace we could run the distance. It’s 2 weeks until they take part in the cluster event at Dechmont Law so if they can try and run over the weekend that would improve their stamina even more.
They had fun working with a partner to make letters of the alphabet with their bodies. They took pictures using the ipads to see whether or not it looked really like the letter. Partners then gave advice on how to make the letter shape better.
Today they recapped balances and then linked a balance with a roll. eg Front support to pencil roll There were so many ideas and it was great to be able to share these with a partner and sometimes with the whole class.
The class played games that helped with throwing and catching. They worked out that team mates should move closer to the person throwing the ball to make it a bit easier and ensure they can catch.
Today we were learning how to cartwheel using benches, mats and dots on the floor. lots of the class can already cartwheel and they were challenged to manage it in a straight line , or along or over a bench.
Can you help us receive an exclusive sports kit and a chance to win £20,000?
If you shop in Aldi or know someone who does then you can!
Every time you spend £30 you will receive a sticker. Send the stickers into school and we will pop them onto our chart and when we have collected 300 we get to apply for the sports kit and enter into the prize draw.
Here is a link to their website for ideas
Thanks in advance for your support
It’s been a fantastic week in PE with P7A winning the first Most Prepared for PE Certificate of the year when all of the class brought PE kit for their basketball lesson. Please help your child to remember their PE kit on PE days as it is much easier, more comfortable and usually safer to take part in PE with shorts/leggings, t-shirt and gym shoes than while wearing school uniform. They are all desperate to get a certificate 3 weeks in a row because that wins their class a choice of activity for PE.
At the moment the classes that come to me are learning/developing the following activities:
P6 Cross Country
P5 Gymnmastics- Partnerwork
P4 Gymnastics- Rolling
P3B Gymnastics- shape
How can you help
Please ask them what they have been doing and ( if safe to do so) show you what they have been learning.
See how active you can be over the holiday weekend. The sun is to shine so can you get out on your bike, go for a walk/run, take a ball to the park to play football/rugby/netball.
Primary 2 welcomed Mark from Livingston Cricket Club this week for a taster session about the All Stars Cricket Programme that is starting at the club very soon. They had great fun and learned new words and skills associated with the game of cricket. Many took home a flyer with information for signing up for the All Stars Programme however it’s not just for P2’s – anyone aged 5 -8 years old is able to take part so for further information please check out
When signing up to the sessions participants will also receive a goodie bag with a bag, cricket bat, ball, baseball cap and tshirt.
Happy New Year! I was delighted to get back to teaching PE at Carmondean this week especially as our Gold Sport Award flag had been put up in the gym hall. Doesn’t it look great!
Just a wee reminder that PE kit should be brought to school on gym days as it is much easier for pupils to participate fully in PE. Your help with this is greatly appreciated. Please check your child’s class blog for details of when they need PE kit.
And lastly, if there are any parents/guardians who would like to support our Primary 1 PE programme on a Thursday morning until the February holiday then please get in touch with the school office. I am running a station based programme and any help/support would be really beneficial to the children. You do not have to have a child in P1 to offer help.
We had a very successful day at the West Lothian Gymnastics Competition at Craigswood Sports Centre .
16 gymnasts from P4 to P7 have been training really hard on a Thursday after school to learn and perfect a gymnastics floor routine and the vault. They were amazing and all performed brilliantly even if a little nervous.
Level 1 team ; Eva, Rosie, Anya and Dorka won TEAM GOLD
Level 1 individual : Rosie won BRONZE
Level 3 Team; Karly, Carla, Amber and Zak won TEAM GOLD
Level 3 individual: Zak won SILVER
What a day! Well done again to all
On Sunday night a group of P6 and P7 pupils along with Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Wotherspoon and Miss Millar headed to The Emirates Arena in Glasgow to see the Glasgow Rocks take on Surrey Scorchers in the British Basketball League. What an amazing experience from start to finish. There was fun on the concourse before the game with pointing fingers, gorilla mascot and a magician and then it was onto the fast paced game. Glasgow Rocks gave us lots to cheer by winning 103 – 76. We loved every minute and would definitely go back and highly recommend others to get along to one of their games. Check out their website for details on future fixtures.
All gymnasts in the team should be learning their routine for the forthcoming gymnastics competition. A reminder that Level 1 gymnasts have 6 skills to remember and Level 2 and 3 gymnasts have 8 skills in their routine and they must also have linking moves between each skill.
I look forward to seeing these routines again on Thursday afterschool.
I am back in school on Wednesday if anyone needs to come and ask me any questions about it.
All classes from P3 to P7 will be back in the gym hall with Mrs Ferguson this week so please remember to bring indoor gym kit.
Here is a link to the website for the Invictus Games that are taking place in Sydney this week. Please take a look when you get a minute.
These athletes show so much courage, determination and resilience after their life changing injuries and prove how important sport and physical activity is in their journey.
We had great success at today’s Cross Country event at Dechmont Law. Despite the weather conditions ( perfect cross country weather some would say!) we saw Makayla Thomson and Elisavet Marcoci win Gold and Silver in the girls P6 race and Casey Core win Gold in the boys P6 event. What a superb effort and Elisavet and Casey pipped their opponents on the finish line which was very exciting to watch. Everyone else did so well especially as many were taking part in this type of race for the first time. As winners at this event last year we took 10 P7 runners back to event to represent the Deans Cluster in the P7 West Lothian race. This was a much tougher race and we are so proud of the effort they all put in. We need to wait until all the results have been checked to see if our P6s have won the team event this year and we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed.
If anyone now has the running bug please see the information that was handed to all runners at the end about local sessions or come and see Mrs Ferguson and I can help.
Well done to all!