Primary 2/3 30.1.18

Primary 2/3 would like to say a huge well done to Zara Walker and Oliver Wheelans!! They both did a fantastic job reciting their Scottish poem in front of the whole school. Well done!!

Primary 2/3 have been learning about Roman numerals. They managed to use the Roman numerals to count confidently up to 10 and also use them to crack codes. This week we are learning about Roman towns and villas.

In science, we have been continuing our lessons in the Polar Explorer programme. Yesterday we were learning about the Arctic food chain and how important it is in keeping some of our beautiful arctic animals alive! We even learned about a little fish called a copepod!

In health last week the boys and girls were learning about our feelings when we have good days and bad days. The children were able to describe these days and how it made them feel. We also learned that if we are having a bad day we can always turn it round to a good day by changing our thought process! Primary 2/3 are hoping for lots of good days to come!

Primary 3 have started learning their 2x tables and are hoping to move onto their 10x next week- keep practising P3!

Primary 2 are working hard in subtraction, using concrete materials and number lines. The children are also been working out missing subtrahends which can be tricky but they are doing really well. Keep up the hard work P2!

Reminder- P.E is on a Monday and Wednesday

Homework- Spelling, Reading, Maths

Thanks, Miss Rafferty

Primary 7 25.1.18

Hello everyone!

This week we have been to the Risk Factory there was lots of different stages it was amazing. We’d love to tell you more but we don’t want to spoil it for next year’s P7s!
We had auditions for the Burns Assembly. Daisy, Imane, Ammad and Robyn have been selected to represent P7 – well done!

6 members of Primary 7 went up to the local Morrison’s with Mr Shanks and Mrs Harding to ask people how they feel about alcohol in our community as part of our health topic.

In PE we have been working towards the Sports Hall athletics competition where 30 primary 7s are going to compete in 4 events.

In science we have been planning a polar expedition just like Craig our polar explorer. We have been working using a budget and planning what equipment, clothing and food we would need to take on a Polar Expedition.

Kaydi, Ellie, Mason, Tyler, Natasha & Nicole P7C

PE days – Monday and Tuesday
Literacy Circles homework due on Wednesdays
Spelling and maths homework due on Fridays
My Life so Far first draft due on Friday 9th March
WW2 Booklets (see big homework sheet) due Friday 16th March

Primary 4 Week beg 22.1.18

In Primary 4 this week we have been learning our Scottish poems for our Burns assembly. The children have had the poems home to practise and have also been learning them in the classroom.

This has come at a perfect time as we have just started our Scotland topic. This will be our topic for the whole term and we are excited to learn all about Scotland and its traditions.

Last week was our Polar explorer week and we enjoyed taking part in various science experiments and challenges such as making glaciers, dissolving shells and making boats for a voyage.

In spelling we have been focusing on strategies for spelling tricky words. We have been learning about mnemonics (becauseBig Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants), words within a word and syllabification. We are using these strategies as the words the children have been learning cannot always be sounded out.


Please bring a water bottle

Outdoor PE on Tuesday

Indoor PE on Wednesday (with Mrs Ferguson)

Scottish Poem due for Thursday


Thank you,

The Primary 4 teachers

P2/1 23rd January 2018

This week P2/1 have been having great fun making boats and creating our own underwater exploring machines. We have been using our imaginations to design a vehicle that would take us to the bottom of the ocean to find out about what lives there.  We also extended this to our writing and wrote underwater adventures-we all have great imaginations in P2/1!

In Maths the P1 children have been working very hard with subtraction facts to 10 using concrete materials and are becoming really confident with this.  The P2 children have been working with subtraction to 20 and are now moving on to missing number subtraction facts.

Well done to everyone who has been learning their poem for Burn’s Day-we will begin hearing them tomorrow so keep going!


Tuesday- New Reading book

Wednesday- Burn’s Poem to perform in class

Thursday- Gym

Friday- Burn’s Competition

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Steel

Primary 6 19.1.18

The sound of deep Scottish brogues can be heard throughout the Primary 6 classrooms as we prepare for our Scottish School Assembly. Each pupil has chosen a Scottish poem to learn and two pupils from each class will be put forward to the school competition. Primary 6 are also planning to have a Burns Supper next Thursday , 25th January. Haggis will be available for those who would like to try it and pupils are welcome to wear tartan. Pupils should come to school in uniform and will be given the opportunity to change into any tartan items before the supper.
Mrs Wylie’s math class are working on fractions, decimals and percentages at the moment. It would be great if the pupils could note where we use the above in everyday life.

Show auditions have begun in earnest and Mr Platt is very pleased with the number of pupils who have put themselves forward. We are sure it will be a rocking success!

All pupils have been given their Literacy Circle booklets home to be used with their novels. Tasks have been assigned and each pupil should note this in their booklets. We had a new addition to primary 6 this week ….. We now have a cat! The children can explain!

We had a visit from a Polar explorer on Monday who discussed his expeditions, demonstrated some survival techniques and allowed the pupils to sample some expedition food ….Yum!! We have used this topic as a stimulus for our science lessons this week.

PE – outdoor Kit – Wednesdays
Indoor Kit 6Wy – Tuesdays
P6W – Mondays
Homework – Reading homework due on Tuesday , spelling words will be given on Mondays with homework due on Fridays .
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 , Number Bonds . We have shown the pupil’s games and activities they can do to practise.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mr . Woodward, Mr Shanks and Mrs Wylie

P2/1 week beginning 15th January 2018

P2/1 were very excited to be lucky enough to be part of a special assembly yesterday with a Polar Explorer! Craig Matheson visited Carmondean yesterday and we heard all about what it is like to visit the North and South Poles.  We learned about the animals that he has seen, the types of clothes he wears in the cold climate- Frazer even got to try on his special gloves, and all the training that he has to do to get ready for his expeditions.

This week we will be following up his visit by doing a series of Science lessons.  Today we worked with a partner to design boats.  We linked this to our Topic by imagining we were designing them for the Post and food supplies to be delivered to the Post Office shop that Katie Morag’s Mum and Dad run on the Island of Struay.  It took us a few trial runs to finally get a finished product that would float well enough to get all those important things to the shop!  Have a look at some of them below:

Next week we will be performing our Scottish Poem for Burns’ Day.  Please keep practising this at home with your child.


Monday- New common words, Time your climb (P2), Maths (every second week)

Tuesday-New Reading books

Thursday- PE with Mrs Ferguson

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Steel


Primary 1 w.b 15/1/18

Primary 1 were very excited to welcome Craig Matheson a Polar Explorer to Carmondean yesterday morning. The children heard about his adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic, tasted some of the dried food he eats when away and tried on some of the clothes worn nowadays in the cold climates and 100 years ago when Captain Scott first went to the South Pole. The children particularly enjoyed seeing pictures of the animals Craig has seen as he explores.
This week we are going to be completing Polar experiments each afternoon in class. We will learn about food chains in the arctic, how adding salt to water affects density and how to keep warm in the cold.
We are also continuing our phonics programme and this week will learn j and v. Thank you for your continued work practising these sounds at home.
PE is now on a Thursday with Mrs Ferguson. Please come prepared for this with a named PE kit.
Water bottles should be brought to school every day. These should contain only water.
This week in your homework folder you will have received 2 Scots poems. Please learn 1 of these at home ready to perform to the class on Wednesday 24th January.
Thank you
Miss Christy, Mrs Harris and Mrs Oliver