Welcome to Primary 6!

Hello everyone!

Primary 6 have made an excellent start to the year. Mr Drysdale and I are very impressed with the children’s hard work and effort during the first week. P6 have made fantastic first impressions showing themselves to be kind, caring and helpful – well done everyone!

In the first week the children have made a fabulous start in several curricular areas. In Numeracy P6 have shared their knowledge of place value. In Reading they have shared their thoughts on our new novel “You are Awesome!” by Matthew Syed and made informed predictions on what this non-fiction text is going to be about. In PE the children helped to create a PE charter with Mrs Ferguson. In Topic the children shared what they would like to learn and how they would like to learn about our new topic of “The Industrial Revolution and Inventions”. P6 have also began learning about how to be a member of a connected, compassionate classroom through the creation of our class charter.

This week the children will take part in football activities in PE, create a wall display all about the SHANARRI indicator – responsibility and will create other fabulous pieces of art work for our classroom walls.

A newsletter will be sent home this week detailing this terms learning and events in more detail. In the meantime here are some helpful reminders –

– Please can you ensure that your child has a pair of indoor shoes to wear in the classroom.
– PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. This term PE on a Tuesday will be outdoors and on a Wednesday will be indoors with Mrs Ferguson. Please ensure your child attends school in the school’s PE uniform on these days. A non-uniform jumper/hoodie can be brought in your child’s school bag to put on later when taking part in Outdoor PE on a Tuesday.
– Please also ensure that your child brings a full water bottle to school each day. This can be refilled in school when required.

Thank you very much for your support. If you have any questions please leave a comment below or contact us via the school office.

Mr Drysdale and Mrs Scott

Primary 4 30.8.18

Hello everyone

It was lovely to meet so many of you last night at our Meet the Teacher event. Thank you for coming 🙂

Your child should now have been given a newsletter which contains all of the important dates and information for this term. Our PE days will be Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor with Mrs Ferguson). Please ensure your child is prepared appropriately for PE on both these days especially Tuesday when we will be outside as the weather begins to get colder.

Your child will shortly come home with a letter in their bags containing their class charter. The children have agreed that they will respect their rights and the rights of others this year and we would appreciate if you could read this over with your child, sign the tear off slip and return to the school. Thank you for your support with this.

This week we have started looking at our new reading books “Ottoline and the Yellow Cat” (P4C) and “The Legend of Spud Murphy” (P4D). These books will not come home and instead the children will read them as a class and complete activities on their book in school. Please continue to encourage your child to read for enjoyment at home. Anytime they finish reading a book please let us know by writing in their homework diary. This book will then be added to our class reading tree. More information about this can be found in the P4 newsletter.

Next week we will hand out spelling and maths homework on Monday. Both pieces of homework will be due in on Friday. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support. Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 4 24.8.18

Hello everyone

Welcome to the P4 blog. We hope you had a lovely summer. We have really enjoyed meeting the children and beginning to get to know them over the past few days.

We have had a busy first week hearing all about everyone’s summer holidays. The children wrote about 3 things that they enjoyed the most about their holidays. They also worked on creating our classroom charters which tell the children about their rights and about how to respect the rights of others. We are creating classroom displays based on our charters.

We have also been learning about the importance of positive, happy thoughts even when things are difficult or tricky. The children were able to identify their strengths and we have started making a display for the hall about concentrating on the positives instead of the negatives. We are sure this will look fantastic!

Our annual Meet the Teacher event takes place next Wednesday (29th August) from 4:30-5:30. This is a drop in event where you can meet your child’s new teacher, look around the classroom, see work your child has completed in the first 2 weeks and explore resources that they may be using in Primary 4. Miss Donaldson & I are looking forward to meeting many of you then.

Next week we will send out a newsletter containing all of the important information needed for this term including what the children will be learning in each subject area and important dates (including PE days). Please look out for this in your child’s school bag.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 6 25.8.17

Hello and welcome to the P6 Blog.

It was great to see everyone back refreshed after the summer holidays. The children look very smart in their school uniforms and the majority of children had a pair of indoor shoes. Please can you ensure your child has a change of shoes especially when the weather is wet.

This week we have had a focus on Rights Respecting Schools and how we can be respectful of everyone. The children have worked hard to write their new class charter and have created a Superhero alter ego to help them understand we have a hero within ourselves.  The children have created comic strips reflecting the articles in their class charter.

The ‘Meet the Teacher’ session is on Wednesday 30th August 4.30pm-5.30pm. Please come along and see all the great work the children have completed already. You will be able to see – Timeline, Word Art Selfie, Biography poems and much more.

The children will work with Ms Fox on a Thursday to create art work. PE will be on a Monday (outdoors) with the class teacher and on a Wednesday (indoors) with Mrs Ferguson. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing and footwear for these sessions especially outdoors.

We look forward to working with you this year to ensure your child has an excellent learning experience. Hopefully we will meet you next Wednesday.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Wylie, Mr Shanks, Mrs Tully and Mrs Gilmour

Primary 7 25.08.17

Hello everyone

We hope you had a lovely, relaxing summer. We were happy to welcome all of the children back on Tuesday for their final year at Carmondean. Primary 7 is a very busy year and the first week back has been no exception! We are looking forward to a fun, happy and productive year of learning with the children.

This week, almost all of the children have now met their new P1 buddy. Each morning they have been showing the children how to get ready for the start of the day. They have also been playing with their P1 buddies at break time. Next week the Primary 7’s will help their buddies to navigate the lunch hall on their first full days in school. We are both so impressed with how kind, helpful and responsible the children have been when working with their buddies. We are sure this will continue throughout the year.

This week we created our class charter. We discussed the rights that children all over the world are entitled to. We also thought about the importance of respecting others rights. The theme of our class charter displays this year is: “We are all different but equal”. The children made mature contributions to discussion and all have designed part of our classroom display.

On Wednesday you are welcome to attend our Meet the Teacher event. This is an informal event where you have the chance to explore your child’s classroom, meet the class teacher and look at resources that the children will be using this coming year. The event will take place from 4:30-5:30pm. We hope to see lots of you there!

Next week, we will begin working through our full timetable. Children will receive spelling and maths homework next week. We will also begin work on our first topic of Japan. Further details of our work this term can be found in the class newsletter which will be handed out later this week.

Outdoor PE will take place on a Monday for both classes. Children should come prepared with long trousers, trainers and a warm jumper/hoodie that they don’t mind getting slightly muddy on occasion.

Indoor PE will take place on a Wednesday for both classes with Mrs Ferguson. Children should come prepared with indoor shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark and Mrs Macaulay

Primary Five 29.8.16

We are glad to be back at school after the long and relaxing summer break and excited to see so many happy faces in Primary 5!  The first two weeks of the school term will be spent settling back in to the rules and routines of the classroom, getting to know each other and revisiting and amending the class charter to form the class rules.  We will also be spending some time looking at the SHANARRI indicators and how we can make sure we are meeting these for every child.  Primary 5 will then be looking in more detail at how we can achieve and discussing some of our personal achievements.

Some reminders for this week

Tuesday- Meet the teacher- come and meet the P5 teachers discuss any questions and queries you may have about the coming year.

Thursday- Indoor PE kit.

Friday- Outdoor PE kit.

There is no Spelling/Reading/Maths homework this week but your child will bring home a spelling homework jotter which we would be grateful if you could cover with some spare wrapping/brown paper and return for Friday.  We also ask that your child chooses a novel that they will use as a basis for their Reading homework this term and bring it in for Wednesday so we can discuss our choices as a class.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig

Hello from Primary 6!

Hello everyone!

We hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing summer holidays. We have had a very busy first week back in Primary 6 and we are thoroughly enjoying getting to know all of the children. Luckily, we seem to have so many hard working, confident & responsible individuals in Primary 6 so Mrs Kelly, Mrs Wylie and I are sure that this will be a great year.

This week we have been discussing in detail what kind of classrooms, classmates and teachers we would like to have. We have created our own class charters which show us how to respect our rights and the rights of others. We have also been exploring the SHANARRI wheel. SHANARRI stands for Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurturing, Achieving, Respected, Responsible & Included. We explored what we can do and what adults in Carmondean can do to help us to feel respected and included.

PE Days
Both classes will have Indoor PE on a Wednesday with Miss Inglis this term. The children will be taking part in cross country runs and related activities. Sometimes the children will be working outside in the playground so please send your child to school with appropriate footwear for this. Miss Clark’s class should try to come to school in their PE kit on a Wednesday if possible as they have PE at 9am.
Both classes will have Outdoor PE on a Monday. Please ensure your child comes prepared for PE on both days.

Meet the Teacher is next Tuesday 30th August from 4:30-5:30pm. We look forward to meeting as many parents as possible. Meet the Teacher is a chance to chat informally with your child’s class teacher, see your child’s classroom and view some of the work we have completed in the first week of term.

More information about this term will be provided in the P6 Termly Newsletter which will be handed out next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie & Mrs Kelly