Gymnastics Showcase

We had an outstanding display of gymnastics prowess at our Gymnastics Showcase last Thursday, 01 February. The invited parents who attended were suitably impressed with the routines across the spectrum of abilities from gymnasts in training who go to gymnastics clubs, etc., to children demonstrating the weekly Gymnastics lessons routinely taught in PE. Special thanks to Mrs Ferguson, our PE specialist teacher, who organised the event and trained the children – it was well worth it!


I am delighted with the effort our chosen gymnasts have been putting in to get ready for the gymnastics showcase next week. Just a reminder that there will be a practice for all on Thursday lunchtime in the big hall so please make sure you have your PE kit with you and you are ready with your routine. If you have any questions then please come and see me when I am back in school on Wednesday. We have such talented gymnasts that I’ll bet they are finding it hard to select their favourite 6 or 8 skills. Could the Rhythmic and partner sequence gymnasts also come at playtime on Wednesday.

Many thanks

Mrs Ferguson

Gigantic Medal Haul for Gymnasts

More sporting success for the incredibly supple and talented pupils of Carmondean P.S., who almost swept the board at the West Lothian Gymnastics Competition this morning. Two Carmondean teams  took the Level 2 Team Gold and Team Silver, while another team took the Level 1 Bronze. There was individual success also with one Carmondean pupil taking the Level 1 individual gold and another taking the Level 2 Individual silver.  You could say we were turning somersaults when we heard of our teams’ successes. Well done everyone, and an especially big well done to Mrs Ferguson our P.E. specialist, who coached both teams – what an asset to our school.

Gymnastics afterschool club

A wee reminder for those attending the gymnastics afterschool club tomorrow (Thursday) that you need to bring your PE kit or leotard and the completed skills sequence sheet. There is only 3 weeks until the schools competition so it is important that we can practice and perfect your sequence.

Many thanks

Mrs Ferguson

Cross Country Flying

At today’s Primary 6 West Lothian Primary Schools’ Cross Country Running event, Carmondean children were flying.  We took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Girls’ race and 1st and 2nd in the Boys’ race, as well as chalking up many other highly placed finishers in both races.  It seems the lunchtime running club run by Mrs Ferguson, our P.E. Specialist, is paying dividends.   A huge ‘Well done!’ to everyone who took part in the race, but especially to our successful podium finishers pictured below.

Primary 6 29.9.17

Our classes have been full of interesting invention chats this week! We are all getting very excited for the inventions show case. Parents and carers are very welcome to view our inventions on Wednesday 11th October from 2pm until 3pm or on Thursday 12th October from 10am until 11am. Please be aware that other classes in the school may be visiting at these times.

In preparation for our trip to New Lanark on Tuesday 3rd October, we have been learning about Robert Owen and in particular his influence on changing the lives of working class people for the better. The children have indicated that they still prefer coming to school to working in a mill!

In Writing the children have used their imaginations this week to create their own versions of the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright. Various writing techniques were adopted to develop ideas and the results have been outstanding. Such emotional writing Primary Six! You will have an opportunity to read these on Parent’s Evening.

The children have been working hard in PE with Mrs Ferguson on a Wednesday, training for the Cross Country event. Many of the children are showing a talent for running.

The children also participated in a handball taster session on Monday where they were introduced to some of the skills needed to participate in a game.

PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays


Trip – Visit to New Lanark Tuesday 3rd October

Spelling homework due on a Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.


Best Regards,
Mrs Wylie, Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Tully and Mr Shanks

Lunchtime Running Club

Pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7 have been coming along to a Wednesday lunchtime running club in their droves and I have been really impressed with the standard of running and commitment to the club.   It is an opportunity for pupils to improve their stamina and develop the ability to pace a distance race properly  for the forthcoming Cross Country event and sportshall athletics event in the New Year.  We have 1 more week of running club so please remember outdoor PE kit for this on Wednesday.

Mrs Ferguson