Primary 2 Homework and Update 5.10.20

Hello Everyone,

Please find attached this week’s homework with starred activities and optional activities.

Homework Sheet – Monday 5th October

Last week in Maths, we continued exploring the properties of 3d shapes and learned about their vertices, faces and edges. The children had lots of hands-on opportunities to build models using cubes, cuboids, spheres, pyramids, cones and cylinders.

In Health and Wellbeing we continued to explore the Shanarri indicators for wellbeing through our lovely characters.

We worked with Included Isabella and the children designed a playpark which would be suitable for all. They came up with super ideas including ramps for wheelchair users, adapted swings and roundabouts.

This week in Maths we will continue to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and will be exploring shape and colour patterns.

In Writing we have introduced a describing bubble to children which encourages them to add detail by using adjectives to describe size, colour, shape, texture etc.

This week we look forward to speaking to many of you at our online parent’s evening on Wednesday or Thursday.


-P2 PE days are Wednesday and Thursday and where possible this will continue to be outdoors so please can your child wear appropriate clothing and shoes to school.

-We plan to use the forest adjacent to the school for further outdoor learning after the October holidays and you will have received a permission form with dates – please can you return this to school as soon as possible.

-October holidays –

All break – Friday, 9 October 2020

Pupils resume  – Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Thank you for your continuing support,

Mrs Oliver, Mrs Harris and Miss Rafferty

Primary 6 7.10.19

Primary 6 have had another busy week.

In Science this week we have started a topic on forces.  We have looked at magnets and investigated which materials were magnetic.  We have also learned about gravity and air resistance.  We made parachutes to try to create air resistance.  We really enjoyed testing these to see which ones could stay in the air the longest and could successfully transport an egg to the ground safely.

We took part in the cross country event on Wednesday.  We sucessfully gained first place in the boys race and third place in the girls race.  Well done to everyone who took part.

In Maths we have been looking at place value.  We have been learning how to write hundredths in fractions, decimals and percentages.  We have also been learning about symmetry.  We have investigated how many lines of symmetry various 2D shapes have.

In writing we have stated writing in the persuasive genre.  This week we well be writing a persuasive report encouraging people to live in New Lanark.

On Friday our completed posters are due to be submitted for presentation to the class.  We have enjoyed listening to all the ideas so far.

Other homework this week includes spelling and completing reading books.


Parent’s evening is on Wednesday and Thursday this week and we are looking forward to discussing the progress we have made with our parents.

Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Smith, Ms Mathieson



Primary 4 11.10.18

Hello everyone

It was lovely to meet so many parents and carers last night at our first Parents evening. We look forward to welcoming many others this evening.

This week we have been completing work on our whole class novel studies “Ottoline and the Yellow Cat” (P4C) and “The Legend of Spud Murphy” (P4D). After the October holidays your child will receive a book home with them and will be given pages to read each week. They will also complete written work in class related to what they have read.

On Monday we learned about Viking homes. The children explored what their homes would have looked like and the similarities and differences between Viking longhouses and our own homes. Some of the children weren’t sure if they would like to share their house with the farm animals! The children then began to create their own Viking homes from a “birds eye view”.

In ICT this week the children were using the programme “Textease” to create their own Viking posters. They learned how to change the size, look and colour of our text and the children enjoyed that they could place their text anywhere that they wanted on the page. We’re looking forward to completing the posters after the holidays.

Tomorrow is the last day of term before the October holidays. We look forward to seeing the children back at school on Tuesday 23rd October.

Have a lovely October break.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 5 8.10.18

Primary 5 have started a new Health topic this week.  We have been looking at healthy eating and what a balanced diet looks like using the healthy food plate.  We have recorded some examples and have worked in pairs to make our own healthy food collage.

In reading we have been looking at how an author creates settings and comparing the work of 2 different authors.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s models on Thursday and hope to invite parents to see them after the holidays.  A letter with more details will be handed out this week.

In maths we have been working on adding and subtracting large numbers mentally.  We have also been working on 2D shape and have learned the names and properties of different quadrilaterals and triangles.

We are looking forward to our parents visiting this week to see all of the work we have completed so far.

Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Davies



Primary 6 13.10.17

Entrepreneurial juices were flowing this week at our Invention Showcase! The event was a great success due to the hard work of Primary Six. We had many original product ideas, which demonstrated ingenuity, creativity and problem solving skills.

Equally impressive was the quality of the presentations given by the pupils and their enthusiasm for the event has to be admired. Well done Primary Six! Thank you to all our visitors, we are sure you will agree that we have some future Dragons’ Den candidates.

We have completed our first Parents Evening sessions of the year and would like to thank you all for your continued support.

PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays

Spelling due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practice their spelling words daily.

Maths Homework – we would like to remind all pupils that they have maths homework EVERY WEEK. If we do not give out maths homework in the form of worksheet we still expect the pupils to be practising Times Tables, Fact Families and Number Bonds. We have shown the pupils’ games and activities they can do to practice.

We wish everyone a happy October holiday,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Wylie, Mrs Tully and Mr Shanks

Primary 6 6.10.17


Hot off the press! Carmondean Primary Six were outstanding at the West Lothian Schools cross country event. Carmondean girls secured first, second, third and fourth places and the boys secured first and second. All runners should be extremely proud of their efforts. Our roving reporters and photographers demonstrated great teamwork by supporting our competitors. Well done all!

“Stepping back in time” “Wonderful” “Outstanding location” “Great fun” “Very Educational”

These are just some of the phrases used by the pupils when writing their reviews of our trip to New Lanark. We all felt that the trip helped bring our Industrial Revolution topic to life and the pupils represented our school very well. When participating in the guided tour, our pupils demonstrated knowledge and understanding when answering questions from our tour guides.

We are all looking forward to our invention showcase and with the inventions completed we are now designing promotional posters and information leaflets for our various products.

PE – outdoor Kit on Mondays / Indoor kit on Wednesdays

Spelling due on Friday. Please note that spelling homework jotters should NOT be handed in before Friday as the children should be using them to practise their spelling words daily.

Maths- if no sheet from teacher please continue to learn times tables, number bonds to 1000, halves and doubles.

Invention Showcase – Parents welcome Wednesday 2-3pm or Thursday 10 -11am

Parents Evenings – Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October

Best Regards,
Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Wylie, Mrs Tully and Mr Shanks

Primary 4 3.2.17

This week we have been working hard in our assessment jotters to show our abilities across the curriculum.  These will be in pupil trays  this week at Parents’ Evening, and hopefully you will be able to see the progress your child has made between October and January.

We have started to look at electricity in Science. We are looking forward to building our own circuits and making different components work using batteries and wires. This week, we began by looking at electrical safety. The children’s knowledge on this was good and we had an excellent discussion. One thing we need to investigate is how birds can touch electricity wires without being electrocuted.

Next Monday, you will see your child’s spelling words and format changing. Children will still receive spelling words to be studied at home, however these will be based on a different sound each week.

This sound should be learned, and words should be written out across the page in look, cover, write and check format as normal. Activities will be expected to be completed alongside twice a week. This will show the children’s ability to transfer their understanding of the words, and knowledge of the spelling rule.

As of next Tuesday for four weeks, P4S will have another session of indoor PE on a Tuesday. Please ensure children have kit on this day. Reminders will  be written in homework jotters.


Parents’ Evenings take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both primary 4 classes currently have student teachers. The student teachers will be in the room during the parent consultations in order to learn from them. If this is an issue, please do not hesitate to make us aware beforehand by contacting the office.

Tuesday 7th – Indoor PE kit P4S

Wednesday 8th – Indoor PE kit both classes

Thursday 9th – Outdoor PE kit P4D

Dress Down Day run by P.S.A – Please come dressed in love hearts, pink or red, or even just your best                              outfit on Thursday and bring 50 pence as a donation. All money raised will go towards providing                                      resources for the school.

Friday 10th – Holiday


Homework due Thursday:

Children with their class talk information sheets due this day.

Spelling homework.

Reading homework plus one activity.

Primary 7 – 14.10.16

A big thank you to parents/carers who came to parents’ night on Wednesday and Thursday. We really appreciate your support to ensure the children are meeting their full potential.

On Monday we went to watch ‘The Wiz’ at Deans Community High School. The children really enjoyed it and we could see how much time and effort the high school pupils had put into the production.

We have had a week of witnessing a variety of natural disasters. The children had worked very hard to create their 3D models and many worked very successfully. We had volcanoes erupting, tsunamis flooding, earthquakes shaking and tornadoes/cyclones twisting. We were all weathered out by the end!

The children wrote fabulous newspaper reports about various natural disasters. Hopefully you had a chance to read some of these on parents’ night.

The children are working on their non-fiction book about Japan. They will be reading these books to P4 after the holiday. Some children have chosen to work on these over the holiday. We will have one session once we are back from the holidays to complete these.

After the holiday, our RME topic will be Remembrance.  If you have any photos, memorabilia or experience of attending Remembrance ceremonies and would be happy to share these with the children then please let us know.


Week beginning 24.10.16 spelling homework will be given on Tuesday but children must complete the whole week.

Wednesday 26.10 – P7W swimming and PE

Wednesday 26.10 – P7G – Maths with Miss Thomson DCHS

Thursday 27.10 – PSA Halloween disco


Primary 1 Update 8.2.16

Hello Everyone,

Primary One are really enjoying their Dinosaur topic and 2 of the classes had a fantastic trip to Dynamic Earth last week. P1C are looking forward to their trip on Thursday of this week. Some photos  of the highlights are attached!

Also this week we look forward to welcoming those who can make it to parents night on Wednedsay or Thursday evenings.

The school photographer is in school on Tuesday this week so please make sure children are smartly dressed in school uniform.

We are continuing with addition in maths this week as well as learning about the language of measure through our topic comparing sizes of dinosaurs, feet, bones etc.

Thank you for your continuing support,

Primary 1 Teachers

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