Primary 5: 03.06.2021


What a hot and sunny week it has been!

This week in Writing the children wrote acrostic poems for a Top Secret Project. We had excellent discussions and brainstormed our ideas connected to our secret mission. The children worked hard on their poem, created some beautiful descriptions and the finished pieces of writing looked fabulous! We cannot to share them in the next few weeks!

During Health, we had lots of fun discussing our Birth Fact Files. The children had been tasked with finding out their full name, date and time of birth, where they were born and how much they weighed. They could also share any other interesting information about their birth! It was lovely to see all the cute baby photographs!

In Maths, both classes were working on measuring weight. We estimated the weight of household objects in grams and kilograms before using a variety of measuring scales to get the actual weight of each object. The children were surprised about how heavy/light some objects were; who knew a paperclip does not weigh one kilogram!

In Reading, we are continuing with our non-fiction text connected to our history topic; The Scottish Wars of Independence. This week we were investigating Robert the Bruce and how after the death of William Wallace he became Scotland’s new king. The children were fascinated by the story of Robert the Bruce and how the spider in the cave inspired him.

In numeracy P5G have been decimals and investigating the link with fractions. The children took to this new concept exceptionally well and were able to explain how to convert fractions to decimals and vice versa. Next week we will be looking at adding decimal numbers.

In PE all our practicing for the flash mob dance came to fruition. On Thursday filming of the P5 section of the flash mob took place and the children all danced very enthusiastically (even the adults managed it!). Look out for the video on the blog in the coming weeks!

On Thursday afternoon, we had lots of fun watching the auditions for the talent show. Some of the different acts were gymnastics, dancing, magic tricks, xylophone and trumpet playing, singing and stand-up comedy! We were blown-up away by the talent, and have two wonderful acts to represent P5 in the school wide Talent Show; Ayden and Monica the hilarious ‘Red Magicians’ from P5A and Sarah Kirk’s singing ‘1000 Years’ from P5B. Well done to all that auditions!

Next Thursday, P5 will have their Sports Day Events with Mrs Ferguson. Please come dressed for the weather and in your house colours! Hopefully next year we will be able to have spectators, however we will take plenty of photographs to post on the blog!


  • Homework next week- Spelling due on a Friday. Look, Cover, Write, Check and sentences using spelling words. This will be completed in their spelling jotter.
  • Please encourage your child to practice 2-10 times tables and number bonds to 100 on a regular basis.
  • The children have chosen a book to read for enjoyment in class and it would be appreciated if you could continue to encourage your child to read for enjoyment at home too.
  • PE- Tuesday and Thursday – Please remember to provide your child with a water bottle on these days /

Have a lovely sunny weekend.

Mrs Gilmour, Ms Munro, Mrs Muir and Miss Herd

Primary 2 4.6.20

Hello Primary 2,

How are you all? A bit of a change in the weather the past couple of days but hopefully you will still spend some of your days outside having fun and keeping healthy! Thursday would normally be PE day with Mrs Ferguson. Here is a fun activity for you to try at home:

Hands and Feet

Lots of you have been managing to complete some super school work this week too. Here are a few photographs for you to see what some of your friends have been up to:

If you are looking for something in addition to the activities on your grids some of you may be interested in these exciting investigations and experiments with some STEM learning. There are some great ideas on the following website. We think some of you might particularly enjoy making the Balloon Rocket or the Climbing Bug!

Early Years & Primary Home Learning

Grounds4Nature Garden Bioblitz

Here is a special research activity that you might like to do at home. Spend some time outside with your family looking for as many different types of wild plants and animals as you can (not pets, people or planted flowers!) between 4th -11th June 2020. Look at and on flowers, bushes and trees, under stones, in leaf litter, on walls, in your grass – everywhere! Record the wildlife you see using the attached guide. With an adult’s help you will be able to go online and compare your findings with other people – maybe you will discover a new plant or animal that nobody else has seen!

Grounds 4 Nature Garden Bioblitz – step-by-step guide

For a little break and relaxation during the day why don’t you listen to a story from Miss Rafferty on your Learner’s Journal. We hope you have a good day Primary 2 and we look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs Oliver and Miss Rafferty


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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