Primary 5

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas Fair. The children all did very well selling their products and many stalls sold out! The children seemed to enjoy the experience greatly and organised their rota very well considering we had so many children ill that week who were unable to attend. Thank you again for supporting this event and making P5 enterprise such a success.

Both classes enjoyed the pantomime, Mother McGoose, on Monday. There was lots of audience participation and the children laughed at all the jokes.

Primary 5 will be singing at the beginning of the P1 and P2/3 Nativities. The children have been learning the words and they are sounding good already. We also have a solo performer, who has been working with Mr Shanks, and rehearsals have been going very well.

In science the children are making good progress with their fact files on their chosen endangered animal. They have found lots of interesting facts and pictures.

Primary 5 have started art lessons with our specialist teacher Ms Fox. They will be creating faces and figures connected to our next topic The Scottish Wars of Independence.

On Tuesday 10th December P5 will have their Christmas party at 1.15pm. If your child is not going home for lunch they can bring in their party clothes in a named bag and get changed at lunch time. The excitement is building!



P5M -Outdoor PE- Monday.

P5G-Futsal (indoors) -Monday

PE with Mrs Ferguson-Thursday.

Spelling homework- due every Friday.

Numeracy homework- due Thursday

Research about Scottish endangered animal at home


Have a great weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Miss Morris, Mr Shanks and Mrs Muir


Primary 5 7.12.18

Primary 5 have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week.  On Monday we watched a pantomime called Beauty and the Beast.  It was very entertaining and everyone loved it.

In RME we revised the Christmas story and wrote news reports which we performed to the class.

In Maths we have been learning about the properties of 3D objects and have made cubes, cones and cuboids from nets.  Some of us turned these into Christmas decorations which are on our class Christmas tree.

We have continued learning about endangered animals in Science and this week we were learning about Invasive Species.  We discussed red squirrels and learned about conservation projects to try to help save them from extinction.

Next week we have our Christmas party on Tuesday, we have been learning some traditional dances and games in preparation at PE.

Have a lovely week

Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Davies


Primary 1 Update 7.12.17

Hello Everyone

Primary 1 have been getting into the festive spirit this week with our Pupil Christmas Lunch and the fantastic Wizard of Oz Pantomime on Wednesday. It was also great so many of you made it along to our Christmas Fair and made the night a huge success!

This week we are beginning a block of PE with our PE Specialist Mrs Ferguson. Please can all children bring their indoor PE kit every Thursday.

In Writing this week, the boys and girls were excited to write letters to Santa. We are continuing to introduce new sounds and blending them together to read and write words.

In maths, we have been learning to write and sequence numbers above 10 and will be moving onto pattern.

Next week, we will be having our nativity dress rehearsal. If your children have been asked to bring in any clothes for their costume we would be extremely grateful if you could send them in before Tuesday 12th December.

Thank you for your continuing support,


Primary 1 Teachers



Primary 7 15.12.16

The last two weeks have been really busy in primary 7!

We have been busy rehearsing for the concert at Deans High School which is tonight. The children had a practice on the stage and they are sounding wonderful. A reminder that children should arrive before 6.45pm in the foyer at the front reception.

In PE we have been learning ceilidh dancing – Gay Gordon’s and Dashing White Sergeant in preparation for our disco on Monday 19th December. The disco finishes at 8pm and all children must be collected by an adult.

In outdoor PE primary 7 have been creating playground games. They taught these to primary 1 and a great time was had by all. We used the Ipads to film the playground games and these recordings will be sent to our ERASMUS partners and the children in those countries will play our games.

Miss Thomson from the maths department at DCHS has been working with P7W for the last two weeks focusing on mental strategies and decimals. She also showed us how to make a 3D snowflake and some children have been making these in their own time. It is looking very wintery in the classroom!

In school today the children will be watching the pantomime with their P1 buddy. I’m sure they will tell you all about it when they get home!

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour


Primary 3 News!

Morning all!

What a lot of fantastic superstars we have! The boys and girls did an amazing job with the Nativity and thank you for all of your support with line learning and costumes etc. We are really looking forward to our Christmas Party tomorrow afternoon. Children are allowed to bring in their party outfits to change into after lunch. We will also be watching a pantomime on Thursday morning to get us into the spirit of things.

Homework is still as normal for this week. Spelling is a mix of all patterns learnt so far and maths is a mix of addition and subtraction. Reading will also continue as normal but next week there will be no homework.

Have a good week!

Mrs Smith & Miss Rafferty

Primary 4, 18.12.15


Merry Christmas to everyone!

We have had a very ‘Christmassy’ week, with our party on Friday getting us into the spirit and then the Pantomime on Tuesday continuing the Christmas traditions. The pantomime was excellent and the children thoroughly enjoyed it and were very well mannered and behaved throughout. Well done P4!

This week saw the last of our input from the NYCOS choir. Karen has been teaching us how to read music, keep a beat and recognise pitches and notes in music. We learned lots of fun singing games and rhymes along the way and we wish her the very best.

Thank you to all of the children and parents for their kindness and gifts given to me. I am overwhelmed by your generosity.  I wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope Santa brings you everything you wish for.

Well done to all of the boys and girls this year for your hard work and efforts.

Here is a little flash back to our year so far:

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After the holidays we will continue to have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday, so please ensure your child has appropriate kit on those days.

We will not have homework the first week back as the children do not return to school until Wednesday the 6th January, normal spelling and reading homework will resume the following week (beginning 11th January)

Enjoy the holidays everyone! See you all in the New Year ready for an exciting second half of the year with lots of new learning. 🙂

Thank you to parents for their continued support throughout this year.


Miss Smith

P4/3 Update 18.12.15

Well we’ve finally made it to the holidays. Well done to the boys and girls who have worked very hard this term, I’m sure they’re looking forward to some well earned time off.

We all had a great time at the pantomime at Howden Park Centre on Tuesday, thank you very much to the parent helpers who came along. I think it got us all very much in the festive spirit.

The boys and girls also enjoyed their party last Friday and had a great time showing off the Scottish dances we have learned in school.

After the holidays we will continue to have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday so please ensure your child has appropriate kit on those days.

We will not have homework the first week back as the children do not return to school until Wednesday the 6th January, normal spelling and reading homework will resume the following week (beginning 11th January)

Hope you all have a great holiday and Santa is good to you 🙂

Mrs Wallace