P1/2 week beginning 13.2.17

Primary 1/2 have been busy again this week.


We have been learning about positional language and using the Beebots to make journeys round the classroom.  We have made a large map of Struay and next week we will be using the beebots to make journeys round the island.

In Health we have been talking about how we feel when we are ill and how medicine helps us.

For topic we have started looking at the weather.  We have talked about different types of weather and have begun to talk about how the weather affects us.

We have been learning to tell the time using an analogue and digital clock.  Primary 1 have been learning o’clock times and Primary 2 have been learning half past.

Please remember to bring gym kit for Thursday.

Have a lovely week


Mrs Jamieson

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

P1/2 week beginning

Hello everyone

Primary 1/2 are now settled into school and have made lots of new friends.

Primary 1 have been learning new sounds which have been sent home for homework this week.  Please practise these for a few minutes every night.  Primary 2 have started practising new sounds and key words which will be sent home for extra practice next week.

All homework will be handed out on Monday and will be collected in on Friday.  Please ensure that homework packs are brought to school every day thank you.

This week we have started working on our health topic keeping healthy.  We have talked about keeping clean and took part in a little investigation to show how germs are spread.  We have talked about healthy eating and made pictures of our favourite meals.  We are going to turn our role play area into a cafe while we learn more about healthy eating.

It was lovely to meet some of the parents at meet the teacher last week.  If you could not manage to come your child should have brought home a newsletter for this term.  Please check this for information on homework and gym days.

Have a lovely week.


Mrs Jamieson

Primary 6 – End of week 2

Hello everyone

Thank you to everyone who came to the Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday evening. It was lovely to meet you all.

On Monday we begin our normal timetable and homework schedule. PE will take place on a Monday (outdoor) and a Wednesday (indoor with Miss Inglis). Due to cross country training children may also participate in PE outdoors on a Wednesday too. Please remind your child to bring appropriate kit & footwear on these days so that they can take part in PE lessons fully.

Spelling homework will begin this week. We would like to ask that spelling jotters be covered in paper as soon as possible please. Both reading & maths homework will begin next week (wb. 12th September). Thank you for your support with this.

*Special note for Miss Clark’s class* – This week can you please bring into school your favourite fiction story book. We will begin work on your books in class next week. Thank you!

Last week we started our new topic “The Industrial Revolution”. The children have shared what they already know and what they want to learn through this topic. The children also listened carefully to a story about a small 19th century village and how it functioned before the impact of the Industrial Revolution. The children listened extremely carefully in order to draw their version of The Village based entirely on hearing the story. We can’t wait to display the children’s work in the classroom.

This week in maths we will begin work on place value and shape. Please ask your child what they have been learning.

Last week Mr Shanks came into our classes to use a new online discussion tool called spiral. This enabled the children to discuss answers to questions related to the Rio 2016 Olympics, type their own response into a netbook computer and have them all show up on the Smartboard! We were all very impressed by this use of technology. This week, Miss Clark & Mrs Wylie will attempt to use this technology too during our first lesson on Internet Safety – wish us luck!

Thank you for your support.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie & Mrs Kelly.

Primary 7 21.01.16

Hello everyone!

We’ve had a very busy week in Primary 7. On Monday we enjoyed a trip to The Risk Factory. There we learned all about the dangers of different places (such as railway lines, building sites and farms) and how to keep safe. We also learned about how to prevent a fire from happening in our homes and saw the effects that vandalism can have on people’s lives. We even got the chance to save 2 people from a burning building and some children were able to call 999 to get help from the fire brigade (this was all a scenario thankfully!) The children all behaved brilliantly throughout the trip – well done! We’d also like to thank all of the parent helpers who accompanied us. Your help is much appreciated 🙂

The children got the chance to show what they had learned at The Risk Factory through creating safety leaflets in writing. The leaflets are really beginning to come together and we hope to have the finished articles up on display before parents night.

This week, rehearsals began for the school show. In the next couple of weeks the children will begin to find out their roles in the show and will have words or songs to practise at home. The school show will be on Wednesday 16th March with one performance in the afternoon and one in the evening. It is expected that all children participate in both performances so please try to keep this evening free if possible.

Our World War 2 Topic is going well. This week we have designed, carefully chosen resources, and created our very own WW2 Gas Masks! They are already looking fantastic. Miss Farren and I were pleased to see the thought and care that went into designing the gas mask and deciding which materials would be most effective. We will upload a picture of the finished articles when they have been completed!

Please remember our PE days for this term are:
Indoor: Monday
Outdoor: Tuesday (weather permitting!)

Also, a big well done to Aaron, Molly, Joy & Aidan H who were the winners from both classes of our Burns poetry recital. Tomorrow they will take part in the Whole School Burns Competition! Good Luck to you all 🙂

Miss Clark & Miss Farren

Primary Five January 15th 2016


This week we have been continuing to introduce our new Topic and have been learning about what life was like in the 13th Century.  In groups we have been comparing life in a Burgh, a Castle and in the Countryside.  This is in preparation for starting a challenge next week where we will be making a PowerPoint about these things.

Reading and Writing this week have also focussed on Topic and we have been using non-fiction books to help us with our research.

We will shortly be sending out a Big Homework task for the children to complete so watch out for this in homework diaries.  We hope the children will enjoy completing this as it will play a part in our parent Assembly in February.

In Maths all groups have been working on multiplication.  We would appreciate it if you could continue to practise multiplication facts with your child at home.

Next week both classes will be starting a block of football training on a Tuesday so can we ask for indoor gym kits to be provided on a Tuesday and a Thursday this term.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Steel