Primary 5

An exciting time has been had by P5 this week.

The children really enjoyed their trip to Bannockburn despite almost being blown away when we visited the monument! When we went in to the exhibition the children got to touch weapons, armour and shields that were used during the battle. We then got to witness the battle in 3D which caught many children by surprise and the screams were not just on the screen! We then went in to the battle room and the children were divided in to English and Scottish armies. In both classes the Sottish won. Hurrah! The children had great fun trying on the different clothes that were worn by the various soldiers. They also got to touch some fearsome weapons but they all came back with 10 fingers and toes! All children impressed the staff at Bannockburn with their knowledge and interest in this part of history. They were a credit to Carmondean Primary.

In reading the children are almost finished their Scottish Wars of Independence fact file. We are very impressed by the detail the children have included and we think they are impressed at the amount of writing they have done!

In writing the children wrote senses poems connected to a battle. These were very detailed and the children were able to capture the atmosphere in a battle very well. The children will re-draft their poem next week as we want to put them on display to showcase their talent in writing.

A big thank you to Mrs Smith and P6 who guided P5 through a session of HiiT training to celebrate Sports Relief. The children worked very hard and were exhausted by the end!

P5 visited the nursery this week to read with the boys and girls. The children read a variety of stories to the nursery pupils and enjoyed the experience greatly. They are looking forward to having this as a regular responsibility in p6.


P5G and P5M PE- Monday and Thursday. Please bring outdoor and indoor PE kit for both days.

Spelling homework- due every Friday.

Numeracy homework- if given due every Thursday. Please practise all times tables over and above any other homework. Children can use Education City to play games.


Have a great weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir


P5 Trip to Bannockburn

P5 had am amazing day yesterday at the Battle of Bannockburn visitors centre.  We learned all about the armour and weapons that would have been used in battle in the 13th Century and we loved trying them on and pretending we were fighting in Robert the Bruce’s army! The guides were excellent at sharing tactics the armies used for battle-which prepared us for when we entered the We were also treated to a fabulous (and slightly scary) 3D experience where we felt what it would have been like to be fighting in the battle of Bannockburn.  Then we were taken to the battle room where we used everything we had learned to recreate the battle of Bannockburn.  Finally we got the chance to go outside to the real battle site and feel what it was like to be part of a schiltron.  We had a great day and it was a great way to learn about part of the Scottish Wars of Independence.     

Primary 5 22.1.15

This week Primary 5 have been learning about life in the 13th century.  We have completed a group challenge in reading to produce powerpoints about life in a burgh, castle or the countryside.  We plan to present these to the class and also at our assembly in February.  We have also looked at the life of a knight and designed our own coat of arms.

Big homework is due on the week beginning 1st of February and we are looking forward to hearing everyone’s presentations and learning from them.  Some children will also have the opportunity to present their work at the assembly.

We are looking forward to our trip to the Bannockburn Centre on 2nd of February, please remember to send back the EE2 form as quickly as possible.

We have been practising Scottish songs and poems and look forward to performing these at the Burn’s concert next week.

In Maths we have been working on multiplication and division.  please encourage your child to keep practising their tables.  They find maths so much easier when they can recall tables facts quickly.

We started a PE block with a visiting specialist on Futsal this week which is a bit like football.  The children really enjoyed it and look forward to improving their skills throughout the term.

Hope you have a good week


Mrs Jamieson Mrs Steel