Primary 5 11th November 2016

This week we have been working hard to get the classrooms ready for the Erasmus visitors next week.   We have made lovely Highland Cow badges and magnets to give them as gifts when they visit our classrooms- we are very proud of them!

We have also been working on organising Children in Need which is P5’s charity event this year.  We will be selling badges for £2, wristbands for £1 and also selling off last year’s wristbands for 50p.  These will be on sale from Monday 14th – Friday 18th.  We are also organising a dress down day for Friday 18th November, where we invite the children to wear something spotty for a minimum donation of 50p.  We hope you will be able to help us raise money for a great cause.

This week we have also been starting work on our first stage assembly based around our Topic of GB and NI.  We have given out the words for this and this will be part of the homework from now until 25th November which is our performance date.  Next week you may also get some information about costumes/things we would like the children to wear on this day.

Next week we are looking forward to doing some cooking and tasting on Tuesday where we will be sampling food from around GB and NI.  We will be preparing Leek and Potato Soup from Wales, Haggis from Scotland, champ from NI and scones with cream and jam from England.  We hope that the children will enjoy this and that the Erasmus visitors might even pop in for a taste!

Homework and important events

Monday- Spelling and Reading

Tuesday- Gym kit for FUTSAL

Wednesday- Maths Homework

Thursday- Gym kit for Miss Inglis

Friday- Dress Down Day

Thank you for your support

Mr Greig and Mrs Steel

Primary 5. 04.11.2016

This week we have started preparing for our assembly by learning the words to four different songs, one for each of the countries in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We have also begun to learn about the patron saints of these countries.

We have also finished writing our latest stories, “I was left behind”. Some of our stories are so good that we have chosen to put them in our learning journals.

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to start selling wrist bands to support children in need. To raise publicity for this we are creating posters which we can stick up around the school.

Primary 5B have had a a student from Deans Community High School helping us out this week.

Reminders for next week

  • Spelling homework
  • Maths homework
  • Reading Homework
  • PE kits on Tuesday and Thursday

Can you make sure that you sign your child’s homework diary so that we know you are checking them?


Mrs. Steel and Mr. Greig

Primary 4 10.10.16

Primary 3 are performing their Harvest Assembly today! We want to wish them the best of luck. They have been working very hard to remember lines, words to the songs and timings of when to come in. Primary 1 and Primary 2 are excited to watch or assembly!

Last week we all wrote Harvest acrostic poems. The children worked had to think of good words that linked to Harvest and matched with the letters of Harvest. We are going to share a few of them at our assembly.

The children have been learning how to add two digit numbers using the 100 square. We have been partitioning numbers and bridging. The children have also been using tens frames and tens and ones to help add large numbers.

Children are looking forward to sharing their work with you on Parents Evening.

Homework: Reading, Maths and Spelling

Miss Rafferty and Mrs Smith

Primary 4 7.10.16

This week ended with a bang! Our Harvest Assembly and all of our hard work was a huge success.


We forgot to also show you photos of us measuring the length of a Viking long boat and pretending we were on a voyage. We couldn’t believe the length of it!!


We are looking forward to meeting parents next week for our first parent’s night of the year! If you have not yet made an appointment, you can book online.

This Monday we are going to be transported back in time with our Viking visitors. They will be showing us battles, ways of life, dress, food and treasures of the times of the Vikings. We will post photos next week to show you the types of things we got up to.


Tuesday – outdoor PE Kit

Wednesday Indoor PE Kit


Due Friday 14th: Spelling and Reading as normal (New sheets will be issued.)

Due 21st October: Viking Big Homework, see last week’s blog post for instructions.

Primary 4 23.9.16

We hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. This has been a short week for us and we have begun practising for our school Harvest Assembly. This assembly is not a parent one but one for the children. Please look out for any speaking parts and help your child practise at home.

It was great to see some of you at our Residential information evening. Please if you have any further questions do not hesitate to ask us.

Next week is our assessment week, whereby children will be working in one jotter to give us a snapshot view of their abilities in all areas of the curriculum. These will be on display at Parent’s night for your perusal.

We have completed our Vikings for the frieze also. see below for the pictures as promised.





Practise assembly words

Due Friday the 30th – Spelling and reading as normal
Due Friday 21st October – We will be handing out a big homework menu sheet. We know life is busy so please choose an activity according the time you have available to facilitate your child to complete this.

Primary 3 w.b. 14.3.16

Primary 3 have had a busy few weeks! Last Monday was our Knights and Castles Assembly. Thank you to all the parents who came to support the children. I’m sure you’ll agree that the children did a great job. The children with lines spoke loudly and clearly and all remembered their lines, and the actors and actresses did a great job representing life in different rooms in a castle.
The medieval banquet on Friday was a huge success. The children looked great in their costumes and behaved beautifully! Thank you to everyone who was able to come and support the children.
This week is assessment week in Primary 3. All work will be done in a special ‘assessment jotter’. The work done this week should provide a ‘snapshot’ of where your children are in their learning.
PE times have changed as of this week. Miss Rafferty’s class will have indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor on a Tuesday. Miss Christy’s class will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Wednesday.
Thank you for your support
Miss Christy and Miss Rafferty100_2953100_2949

P4/3 Update 26.2.16

P4/3 and P4 have been working really hard all week on their assembly and are very excited about performing it for their audience today. We hope you enjoy it if you’re coming along to watch.

Next Thursday (3rd March) Primary 3 are organising World Book Day within the school and those who wish to take part can dress up as a character from their favourite book for the day and can also bring in a favourite book from home for some reading in class time.
There is no charge for this.

10th March – P.S.A event: Spring Disco. If you wish tickets, please return the yellow form with money for ticket. £3.00 for one child, £2.50 per child for a family with two or more children attending.

Have a great week
Mrs Wallace

Primary 4 25.2.16

This week we have been busy practising our assembly for the rest of the school and our parents. We hope if you came to watch it, you enjoyed it and learned a lot. We have loved showing off all of our work and are very proud of how much we have learned so far!

Our science electricity challenge has finally been completed this afternoon with only a few more groups to report back. We have self and peer assessed our ability to make working circuits which include wires, buzzers, lights, batteries and motors. Our challenge stated we had to create a house with upstairs and downstairs which included working circuit components. It was up to us what we used the components for. We had a motorised revolving chair, a washing machine, a revolving ballerina for a jewellery box. Our creativity in this challenge really was super! Here are a few pictures.100_8191100_8183100_8190

Please remember next Thursday we have a dress down day where we have been asked by Primary 3 to come in dressed as a character from a book. Everyone has their thinking caps on with this one! Even the teachers!

Primary 4 have to organise the Day for Change very soon. If anyone has any ideas, please add a comment below. In the past we have had a change of disguise, change of hair do, wear our clothes backwards for a change, change of time (come into school in our PJs) so any other ideas are welcome!


Please sign homework diaries

Tuesday: outdoor PE Kit

Wednesday: Indoor PE Kit

Thursday: Dress as a character from a book (no donation is required)

10th March – P.S.A event: Spring Disco. If you wish tickets, please return the yellow form with money for ticket. £3.00 for one child, £2.50 per child for a family with two or more children attending.



Due: Friday – Reading:

Red – P.154 – end

Blue – Write a book review following the worksheet provided.

Green – P.109 – end

Spelling as normal

Friday 11th March – Class Talks

Primary 3 W.b. 22.2.16

We hope that you had a restful 2 days off last week.
In maths primary 3 have learnt to divide by 2,5 and 10. This week they will be dividing by 3. The children are learning to link their dividing sums to the times tables they already know. Please continue to practise counting up in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s to support your child in this work.
In topic, primary 3 created symmetrical flags for a make believe castle. This week the children will be given parts for the primary 3 assembly. Please practise any lines given out at home. We are really looking forward to our trip to Edinburgh Castle next Monday. Please remember to hand in the pink form and £4 as soon as possible for this.
Thank you
Miss Christy and Miss Rafferty

Primary 4, 19.2.16

This is just a quick entry seeing as it has been a very short week!

Assembly words have been handed out this week. Please help your child to learn them.

Reading from Monday will be connected to our reading books and based on the techniques we have learned during Reading Routes. As a result, can children ensure they bring their reading books with them to school every day.


Please sign homework diaries

Outdoor PE: Tuesday, weather permitting

Indoor PE: Wednesday

Friday 26th February: Class assembly at 11:30am which you are all welcome to come to. Please make contact with the office if you have not already done so to tell them how many people you wish to come. This will allow us to have an appropriate amount of seats out.

The assembly explains information about Scotland’s seven cities and information about how Mary Queen of Scots was connected to some of them.



Spelling as normal


Red – 132 – 153

Blue – 113 – End

Green – 95 – 108

Learn assembly words and assembly songs.

Due 11th March – Class talk. If children wish to do this in pairs, they can, however both children should have the same amount of interaction with the class for assessment in listening and talking and answering questions.

P4/3 Update 12.2.16

Thank you to all who attended our parents evening meetings. It was nice to see so many friendly faces and to be able to feedback positively on so many of the class.

Hope you are all looking forward to a lovely relaxing long weekend and maybe even have some fun plans. We start back on Wednesday and next week homework will be maths and reading but no spelling.

Our parent assembly is on 26th February (2 weeks time) More details on this to follow next week.

Enjoy the break, see you all on Wednesday.

Mrs Wallace