Primary 5 – 01.04.2021


Please remember, PE is now on a TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. Please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for outdoor PE. Remember we go outside in all weathers so it is essential that your child has a waterproof jacket with them. At the moment the children are practicing their skipping skills and playground games.

In writing, the children created newspaper reports on the events of the shocking robbery at the Livingston Easter Egg Factory! The culprit turned out to be the rogue Easter Bunny who was storing his loot on Dechmont Hill. We had lots of fun creating eye-catching titles and interesting sub-headings. The children were also able to include eye-witness accounts of the robbery to help the police the catch the villain!

In Science, the class had lots of fun completing experiments connected to saturation. We made scientific predictions and conclusions as we test how much salt or sugar it takes to create a saturated solution.

In our interdisciplinary topic, Rock Band, the class had to organise a music festival with an eco-friendly focus. There was lots of discussions around how to reduce, reuse and recycle items that are used and discarded. The children were able to create eye-catching and informative posters.

In maths, we had a revision week where the children worked on previously covered topics, such as negative numbers, surveys and graphs, equations and equivalent fractions. The children were able to use knowledge from these different concepts to complete some Easter themed activities accurately.

We had lots of fun on April Fools’ Day. In P5G, the children were heading home at 4pm as they had to complete ‘lockdown catch-up’ work. There were lots of panic over arriving home late until the children worked out what date it was. In P5M, the children entered a word search competition where none of the given words could be found in the grid! All persevered on until Ms Munro gave away the game with her laughter.



  • In Numeracy, the children need to use their number bonds and their times tables on a regular basis and it would be very helpful if they could get some extra practice in. Please practice 2-10 times tables and number bonds to 100.
  • The children have chosen a book to read for enjoyment in class and it would be appreciated if you could continue to encourage your child to read for enjoyment at home.
  • PE- Tuesday and Thursday

Please ensure the children have the correct kit for going outdoors- trainers, trackies/joggers, t-shirt and fleece/hoodie. They can come to school wearing their PE kit but a school jumper must be worn during the day. They can then change into their outdoor jumper when we go outside.

Have a lovely holiday and we will see you all back in two weeks time,

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 2 1.4.20

Good morning Primary 2,

Today is the 1st of April and it’s actually national uniform day! We would like you to wear your school uniform today and post your pictures of you doing your tasks today in uniform- you can up load these into Learning Journals.

We hope you are all well and had a productive and enjoyable day yesterday completing some of the activities we have been sending out. Are some you still managing to keep fit with Joe Wick’s at 9am? If you still have some energy to work off even after that we think some of you will really enjoy a dance class with Oti Mabuse on Youtube at 11.30 each morning this week.

The past few days have definitely felt like we are into Spring and in school this week we would have been doing some Easter/ Spring craft. Here are some ideas that you do not need a printer for:

egg box daffodil

paper plate easter bunny

If you do have access to a printer here are some fun activities also:

easter basket

easter cone animals

Before school closed we had begun learning about Easter in RME. We had discussed Palm Sunday and made own Palm branches. Watch this short video to learn about why Christian people celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

After listening to the story can you remember/find out why hot cross buns and rolling eggs are important at Easter time?

Miss Rafferty and Mrs Oliver


(psssssttttt…….its not really national uniform day, April Fools!!)

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