Primary 4 17.9.20

Hello everyone

It has been another busy and fun filled week in Primary 4! Our topic is in full swing and this week we explored perseverance through the story of Zootropolis. The children were able to discuss times in their own lives that they had shown perseverance and how it made them feel once they achieved something that had been a real challenge. We listened to the song “Try Everything” and discussed the importance of trying new things even though they might be scary! Also in topic we learned about the importance of being “Bucket Fillers” through watching this video – Bucket fillers
Ask your child what it means to be a bucket filler or a bucket dipper! Then we made our own 3D origami buckets and decorated them. The children then wrote kind notes for each other and left them in each other’s buckets to read. There was a real buzz about the classrooms as the children learned the real joy of being kind and being treated with kindness. Well done P4!

In PE we finished our block of football by playing some mini tournament games. The children showed great sportsmanship and improving skills. Well done to all of our men and women of each match and to every member of Primary 4 for trying their best. Tomorrow we will begin to work on skipping in PE! This may be a challenge at first but we are sure that the perseverance and resilience that the children are learning about in topic will help them to achieve great results and improve their skills 🙂

This week we entered Primary 7’s litter competition! They have noticed that there has been a lot of extra rubbish in the playground recently so they are setting up a new campaign to encourage everyone to put their litter in the bin. The competition involved designing a monster that could be the mascot for this campaign. We were very impressed by Primary 4’s inventiveness and imagination!

Reminders –
Please ensure your child has a full bottle of water with them each day. This can be refilled throughout the day.
PE kit is required on Mondays and Fridays. Please note that all PE lessons are outdoors and that the weather is very changeable right now!
Monday and Tuesday next week (21st and 22nd) are school holidays in West Lothian so the children should not return to school until Wednesday 23rd September.

Have a lovely long weekend when it comes!

Miss Clark & Mr Woodward

Primary 5

P5 have been selling Children in Need wristbands each morning for £1 or £1.50. Sales are going well and we are nearly sold out. Thank you to everyone for supporting this good cause. Tomorrow the school will hold a dress down day. The theme will be dress up as Pudsey or Blush, wear pyjamas, come as a superhero, wear yellow or wear spots. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their Children in Need inspired outfits.

In topic we are continuing with our Money, Money, Money enterprise topic. This week the children have decided on a company name and designed a logo. They are now creating posters to advertise their stall and the product they are going to sell. Each group has written a business plan so they know what order to complete their enterprise activity in. Our resources have started to arrive and the children are very eager to begin making their products next week. I think you will be impressed with the ideas and creativity each group has shown.

The children have been writing persuasive pieces about litter and the problems it causes our community. They came up with a lot of good arguments and we think that they got their point across very well.

In assembly we had visitors who spoke about the importance of the 3 Rs- Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. The children seemed to be very knowledgeable about this. Our Eco committee are doing a survey at the moment about how much plastic is used during lunch time. We have been surprised at the amount of plastic collected. Look out for more information coming home about this soon.



P5M -Outdoor PE- Monday.

P5G-Futsal (indoors) -Monday

PE with Mrs Ferguson-Thursday.

Spelling homework due every Friday.

Maths homework- due Thursday

Research about Scottish endangered animal at home


Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir