Primary 6 News 10.1.20

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a lovely break with your families and are glad to be back into a routine once more!

Our PE days are now on a Monday (indoors) and a Wednesday (outdoors). The focus indoors will be Basketball and outdoors we will be developing fitness through a series of circuits involving high intensity exercises. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothes and footwear to do this.

The children have chosen their scottish poems in preparation for our Burn’s Assembly on the 24th January. They will present these in class on Thursday 23rd January as part of a speaking and listening assessment. We will be looking for eye contact with their audience, body language and expression as well as the ability to learn their words. If there are any issues with this please get in touch. Also use Youtube to help you with pronunciation!

We have introduced our school show this week and had a listen to the songs. We will upload these soon so the children can learn them at home too. Auditions will take place in the next couple of weeks and the children will be informed about this. The show is called ‘What’s the crime, Mr Wolf?’ and we look forward to showcasing this late March/early April.

A newsletter will be handed out at the start of next week along with homework. In reading we are looking at non-fiction in class so your child will be bringing home a book to read at leisure as well as their spelling work. We have also issued children with their ‘Education City’ log in and passwords which you can access through google and we will be setting small homework activities from time to time for children to complete. Currently we have set a 6X, 7X and an 8X activitiy for children to complete but they can also access other areas too focusing on second level but use first level if your child finds some too difficult.

Here’s to an exciting 2020!

Mrs Smith, Mrs Jamieson & Ms Matheson

Primary 4 30.5.19

Hello everyone

We have had a very busy week in Primary 4 so far. In P4C our learning of minibeasts continued with the story of “The Cautious Caterpillar”. This caterpillar was afraid to change into a butterfly because he loved being a caterpillar so much. However he was brave, made the transformation and was so pleased that he did. We discussed how we could apply that to our own lives and discussed times that we had been brave and tried something new and how this was important. All of the children are about to “transform” into Primary 5 children and some decided to write down information about themselves to share with their future P5 teacher. We will continue to discuss this and learn more about the life cycles of minibeasts through our topic.

We have been working extremely hard on the “Rock Bottom” Primary 4/5 show this week. Our dress rehearsal in front of the whole school and staff is next Thursday 6th June. You should have received costume letters home detailing what your child needs to bring in to wear during the performances. Almost all children should provide a plain but brightly coloured t-shirt and leggings/trousers that we are allowed to cut into zig zags at the bottom for a prehistoric feel! Please let us know if there are any problems with providing parts of your child’s costume and we will work hard to solve any problems. Thank you for your support with this. The final show performances to friends and families are on Thursday 13th June 2019 with a performance at 1:30pm and another at 6:30pm. All children are expected to attend both performances. If your child cannot attend for any reason then please let us know as soon as possible. Tickets will go on sale for this event soon.

This week Primary 4 were involved in the whole school spring clean litter pick. Our area was the perfect playground area and the left hand side and back fence on the field. We found lots of litter and we were happy that we could help Mrs Muir and her Eco Warriors along with the rest of the school to help make our playground beautiful. Well done Primary 4! Even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits! See some photos of us working hard below! ūüôā

We were visited today by Mr Canning, the chanter/pipes tutor that visits the school weekly. All children were treated to him playing the chanter and the pipes for us! Today children will receive letters home to ask whether they would be interested in chanter/brass tuition beginning in Primary 5. Please fill in these forms and return them to school if your child is interested in taking part in a trial lesson next week.

Reminders –
PE days – Tuesday and Thursday
Homework (reading, spelling activity and one other activity due on Fridays)

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a lovely weekend when it comes.

Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson

Primary 5 10/05/19

Good Afternoon,

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend, great hearing all the children’s news when they returned on Wednesday.

We have had a busy few days, in Math’s we continued looking at money, adding up different items from a menu and problem solving with decimal points.

In Literacy, the children carried on planning and writing their newspaper report on Willy Wonka’s competition to win 5 golden tickets, great seeing them come together!

Show rehearsals are now in full swing.  We would really appreciate if you could continue to practice any words your child has to learn with them at home. The show performances are on Thursday 13th June at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. More details will be provided about tickets for this event soon.

Please remember that the P5s have their Learn to Swim session at DCHS on 15th May.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Davies & Mrs Jamieson


PE – Wednesday and Friday – please make sure your child has the correct gym kit for outdoors.

Primary 7

Wow ! What a show ! We are sure you will agree that Primary 7 gave outstanding performances at our senior school show . Well done all !

Building on the energy from last night we have started discussing ideas for our leavers assembly, with some enthusiastic renditions this morning !! We have had a very eventful term and all the pupils have worked very hard. We hope everyone has a lovely Easter break and we will see you all on Tuesday 23rd April for the start of the last term of primary school!

Happy Easter everyone !


PE ‚Äď Outdoor Kit Mondays Indoor Kit Wednesday

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie, Mrs Muir and Miss Mulhern


Primary 4 week Beginning 16.4.18

Welcome back to the Primary 4 Blog,

We hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and are getting settled back into the school routine.

This week we have been learning the songs and some dances to our school show. Our school show is called Pirates of the Curry Bean. Please look out for any information about the show that is sent home. Some children may receive words home to learn.

This term Primary 4 will also be taking part in futsal sessions. Primary 4M will begin with 4 weeks of futsal on Tuesday afternoons, then it will be Primary 4D’s turn. Indoor P.E for 4D will take place on Monday afternoons¬† and 4M on Tuesday. Outdoor P.E for both classes will be on Wednesday.

We have also started learning about time in Primary 4. The children have been using the class clocks to revise half past, quarter past and quarter to. Primary 4D have also been learning about fractions and made their own pizza fractions in groups. Here are some Pictures:


Children will continue to have spelling and reading homework every week they will also receive maths to support learning in class. P4D have big homework which is due on Monday.


P.E is on Monday and Wednesday for P4D.

P.E is on Tuesday and Wednesday for P4M.

Please bring a water bottle to school, especially as the weather is getting warmer.

Label all items of clothing clearly.


Thank you,

The Primary 4 teachers

Snow day 3

Hi Everyone,

Well done to all the children who have sent in pictures of what they have been doing. It is good to see all the inventive ways you are completing work.

My reading groups keep practicing your reading. This can be your school reading book or something you are reading at home. Next week if would be good if you could bring in any comics, magazines or books you have been reading to share with the group.

My math group keep a list of the games you have been playing to share with the group next week. Which is your favourite?

P6 and P7 I hope you are finding time to practice your words for the show. You could ask other family members to play the other parts to help you.

Euro Quiz group it would be good if you could share any interesting facts with us. What is the most obscure fact you have found? What fact has surprised you?

Enjoy your snow day but keep safe and warm.

Mrs Gilmour


Primary Six

Our week began with our Scots afternoon and Primary Six gave a cheerful performance of Wullie Stewart . Well done to all our musicians, you certainly added to song . Our focus in music continues to be the P6/7 show . Parts have now been allocated and the pupils must be complimented on their enthusiasm not only for their own roles but also those of their friends and peers. Great attitude Primary Six ! We also enjoyed a session with NYCOS and took part in a number of music challenges .
Please remember to look out for fractions, decimals and percentages in everyday life. Try to use fractions at home, for example if you are having pizza tonight we have willing pupils who will happily divide it for you!
On the whole we have noticed an improvement in the effort towards literacy circle homework. Please make sure the agreed pages have been read so that all pupils can fully contribute during our literacy circles sessions in class. Our new class library is almost completed and we can’t wait to use it.
PE ‚Äď outdoor Kit – Wednesdays –
Indoor Kit 6Wy – Tuesdays 6Wo – Mondays
Homework ‚Äď Reading homework due on Tuesday , spelling words will be given on Mondays with homework due on Fridays .
Maths Homework Рwe would like to remind all pupils that they have maths homework EVERYWEEK. 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 for your continued support.
Mr . Woodward, Mr Shanks and Mrs Wylie

Primary 4 week beginning 12.6.17

Wow! What a fantastic week we have had in Primary 4. We were so pleased with how well our show went, we had 2 very successful performances. We were very happy to see so many people turn up to watch the show. We would like to extend a massive thank you to all the parents/carers who turned up and helped their child to learn lines, songs or dances. We (the teachers) thought that the children were amazing! The acting was brilliant, the dancing was superb and the singing was beautiful.

We hope that having now experienced school shows first hand and be seeing what is involved in them, we will have many more children who feel confident enough to put themselves forward for roles. We know this stage are very talented in dancing, acting and singing so we are hoping to see lots more of our stars centre stage next year!

This week will also be our organised event which is Day for change. This will happen on Friday and the children are invited to school to take part in opposite day. This means that they can come dressed as teachers, in pj, in wet weather gear (if it is sunny) etc. We will also be collecting any change you have lying around throughout the week and will use the money collected from the whole school to spell out day for change in the hall.

You may have noticed that new homework tasks have been issued. We would like you to use the rest of term and the longer evenings to make the most of the experiences (rather than written tasks). Spelling tests will still be taking place however we have handed over ownership to the children of how they would like to practice spelling their words. Please also be aware that we will be collecting in reading books shortly so if you see any please send them in.

Thank you,

The Primary 4 teachers



Friday 16th – Day for Change

Wednesday 21st – Sports day (upper in the morning)

Friday 23rd – collect in reading books

Friday 23rd – Erasmus open morning

Primary Five 15th June 2017

Well we have had a very successful week this week with our two performances of ‘What A Knight’. ¬†I am sure that everyone who came along will agree that the children worked very hard to put on a fantastic show. ¬†We are very proud of all our amazing singers, dancers and actors!

This week we have been making final preparations for The Carmondean General Election.  Party Political Broadcasts have been filmed and the leaders are making final adjustments to their speeches in preparation for the election.  We will keep you posted with some pictures and of course the winning party as soon as the final count is made.


Friday 16th- Day for change-bring any spare change in and dress as something opposite.

No homework next week.

Wednesday- Sports Day (am)- children to wear a top the colour of their house (Deer Park-blue, Sutherland-yellow, Raeburn-green, Waverley- red.)

Friday- Open Morning to showcase the work we have done on Erasmus.  Please return reply slip to indicate how many people will be attending.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig

Primary Five 9th June 2017

This week we performed the dress rehearsal of our show to the rest of the school. The children did really well and the staff and pupils gave excellent feedback to us-the children did us proud!

We have also been continuing our Parliament challenge. ¬†This week we made speeches to the P7 classes. ¬†They then made a ‘postal vote’. ¬†These votes will be put together with the P4 and P6 votes on the 16th June and then we will find out the winner of the Carmondean General Election!



Making speeches to P7-Well done everyone!

Can we also remind everyone that we are collecting change for the Day for Change on 16th June.   On the day you are invited to come dressed as something opposite- child coming as a teacher, coming to school in PJs, inside out clothes etc.

Reminders this week-

Monday-Spelling, Reading activty


Wednesday-Show at 1.30pm and 6,30pm

Friday- Day for change, Carmondean General Election

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig


Primary Five 2nd June

This week we have been continuing our show practice which is going well and we are looking forward to the dress rehearsal on Wednesday. If you have not yet sent in your child’s costume can you please do so as soon as possible.

We have also been continuing work on our Political Party Challenge.  The children are really enjoying this and we are excited about presenting to the Upper School on 16th June.  Below you can see some photos of a couple of our parties.

Reminders this week-

Monday- Reading/Spelling

Tuesday/Wednesday- Maths

Wednesday- Dress Rehearsal

Thank you for your support

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig






Primary Five 26th May 2017

This week has been busy with show rehearsals once again.  Can we remind all children that they need to continue to learn the words for their part?  The performance is fast approaching and it is important that everyone knows their lines for rehearsals.  You have all received letters about ticket sales for both performances.

We have been continuing work on our Political Party challenge.  The children are really enjoying this and it is an engaging and active way to learn about the election process. We have come up with names for our parties and made rosettes with logos on to wear while we are working in our groups.  Most groups have come up with a manifesto for their party and we will be making leaflets and filming party political broadcasts in the next week.

Next week-

Monday- Reading/Spelling/Show words


Fri- Outdoor PE kit

Thank you for your support

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig

Primary Five 19th May 2017


This has another busy week in Primary Five with lots of show rehearsals.  We are getting on well with our words and have been practicing the dancing lots.  We also had a visit from the Scottish Parliament Education Outreach which we really enjoyed.  We were put into groups and created manifestos and had a mini election.  We are going to build on this in class by making our own political parties, coming up with manifestos, film party political broadcasts and write speeches.  We are going to have a Carmondean General Election at the end and see which party has won.


This week we are sadly saying goodbye to Miss MacKay who has spent the last 6 weeks with us.  We have loved having her teach us and we wish her all the best for the future.



Tuesday-Reading activity


Friday-Outdoor Gym

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig



Primary Five 12th May 2017

This has been a very busy and sporty week in P5 with our Judo taster, Sky Sports festival and swimming assessments. ¬†We all had great fun trying out the Judo and all children received a leaflet to have a free trial at one of the classes. ¬†The Sky Sports was a great success and although we didn’t win we all had a great day out. ¬†We would like to thank Lauren and Kiera’s mum and Sakina’s mum for joining us on our trip we really appreciate the help.




Next week we are looking forward to welcoming someone from the Scottish Parliament to tell us more about the work that goes on there and the job of an MSP. ¬†Following this we will be starting a ‘Political Party’ challenge where children will go into groups and create their own political party. ¬†We are hoping to devise our own manifesto for our party, film party political broadcasts and then write speeches! We hope that this will give the children a fun insight into elections and the work of the Parliament. We are also continuing work on the school show and some of you have received letters about costumes. ¬†Children are doing really well with learning lines so keep this up – well done!

Reminders for next week-

Monday- Reading, Spelling, Parliament Outreach.

Tuesday- Maths (Mrs Steel)

Wednesday- Maths (Mr Greig)

Friday- Outdoor Gym

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig

Primary Five 21st April 2017

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday.  This is a very busy term for P5 with lots going on so we are really looking forward to getting started.

This week we have started practising for our next class assembly which will take place on the 5th May.  Parents are invited to come along to this assembly and letters will be issued with times etc shortly.  Words have been given to children so we would be grateful if you could practice these over the weekend as we will be having our first run through on Monday.

The show rehearsals will also be starting in the next week and children have been assigned parts and given scripts home.  They are all very excited and have been reading these at playtime and Free Time Friday today.  This will be ongoing over the term so keep learning lines in the coming weeks.

Reminders for next week-

Monday- Spelling and new reading book/activties

Tuesday- Gym kit/Maths

Wednesday- Maths

Friday- Gym Kit

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig

week beginning 17.4.17

Welcome back to the Primary 4 blog!

We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are looking forward to our final term of Primary 4.

This term our topic will be mini-beasts and our community. We will be learning about vertebrates, invertebrates, food chains, insects and lots more. We will be studying a wormery and also be observing the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

In language we will be focusing on the writing of Enid Blyton. This year celebrates her 75th anniversary so we shall be looking at her style of writing, her characters and how she develops her stories to keep the reader’s interest. We will be creating our own famous five novels throughout the term. If you have any of her Famous Five books that you would be happy to lend us, please send them in.

We are keen for parents / carers to hear children reading aloud when completing reading homework. Children will come home with a reading book within the next week. This will be given alongside a letter with the assigned pages for each week and some ideas for discussions and questions to ask your child during and after reading.

This term is very exciting as it is also the term where we will prepare and perform a show along with the Primary 5s. There are lots of different roles in the show like acting, singing, dancing, instruments and sound effects. Please keep an eye out for any lines or costumes that your child has to prepare for.

We are happy to see you all back from your holidays and hope you are excited to start all these new topics!

The Primary 4 teachers


homework this term will be spelling, reading and optional maths activities (these will not be sent weekly and instead be completed online using a username and password. These will be sent home next week). Also your child may or may not have lines to learn for the assembly.

Indoor P.E is on Monday

outdoor P.E is Tuesday

please ensure all clothing is named

Multisport festival is on the 28.4.17 – please look out for letter

Primary 6 – 31.3.17

Hello everyone

Primary 6 and 7 put on two excellent performances of “Alice the Musical” on Wednesday. We were all amazed with the high standard of the singing, acting, dancing and narration. We are so proud of all the children. Their dedication, hard work and commitment made this a show to remember! Thank you for all your support with helping children to learn lines, dances and providing costumes for the show. We really appreciate it ūüôā

In Primary 6 this week we have begun preparing for our P6 Class Assembly which will take place on Friday 28th April at 11:15am in the new school hall. We have been decorating scenery and almost everyone has now been allocated parts. The remaining parts will be allocated and lines handed out on the first day back after the Easter Holidays. Any assistance you could provide the children with in learning their lines would be appreciated.

Thank you to all the children who handed in their Titanic Fact Files this week. They look fabulous and it is clear the children worked very hard on these personal projects. Well done everyone.

This week we have said goodbye to two very special members of staff. First, Eveline who has worked in the school kitchen since 2001. The children made a card in the shape of a school dinner tray which was presented to her today at assembly. Some children also said their favourite memories of Eveline.

The other member of staff leaving us yesterday was Miss Inglis the PE specialist. She has made a very positive impact on the children in the class, with many choosing to be part of her running after school club. We appreciate everything she did for us. We are hopeful that running club might continue after the holidays with another member of staff leading it. We will let the children know after the holidays if this is the case. We wish both Miss Inglis and Eveline well in the future.

Thank you for all your support. Have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Holiday!

Miss Clark, Mrs Wylie & Mrs Kelly.

Primary 7 – 31.03.17

A fantastic show was performed on Wednesday! The children worked very hard learning lines, songs and stage directions and their performance was outstanding! Thank you for all of your support in helping the children achieve this level of excellence. Thank you for an amazing turn out, the audience really helped the children perform to their best. The next show for P7 will be our Leavers Assembly!

Miss Thomson made her final visit to P7G working on algebra. This was a scary thought at first but by the end everyone was solving algebraic equations. Well done!

The children watched the film version of the book they had been reading in Literacy Circles – Goodnight Mr Tom, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The children discusses the differences and similarities between their books and the films.

The children have been working on memories about Eveline our dinner lady. There will be a special assembly today to wish her good luck in the next chapter of her life. Many of the children will miss her.

The children will be sharing what they have been working on up till now on their My Life So far. They will have an opportunity to work on this in school next term but most of it will need to be completed at home. The finished product should be handed in by Friday 2nd June. We look forward to reading the finished results.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy and holiday.


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour

Primary 6 23.03.17

Hello everyone!

We hope you’re having a great week. In P6 we have been working extremely hard on the school show. Yesterday was our dress rehearsal. We performed in front of the whole school and the teachers and everyone was very impressed! We are looking forward to showing you our finished performances next Wednesday at 1:30pm or 6:30pm. Tickets are still available from the school office.

Today we celebrated Earth Hour in class. We turned off our classroom lights and other electronic equipment and thought about what we appreciate most about our planet. We created love hearts which include a sentence and picture about our favourite thing about being outside. These are already looking fantastic and we can’t wait to see the finished products.

In writing, P6C have been writing about “The Magic Slide”. The children thought about where their magic slide would take them and what adventures they would go on whilst in their new and magical world. Miss Clark was very impressed with all of the children’s writing. Some of the children’s work will be entered into The West Lothian Young Writer of the Year Competition. Work will also be entered into the competition for children from P6KW. We will let you know how this goes ūüôā

The children have been working hard in class on their Titanic Fact Files. These personal projects have been completed in class time and also at home. Please note that these projects are due in at the end of next week. Please encourage your child to complete their project at home and at school on time. If children need any materials to complete this then they can collect them from the classroom. Thank you for your support with this.

Our PE days are changing. Please note that PE days for both classes are now:
Indoor PE: Wednesday
Outdoor PE: Thursday

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clark, Mrs Kelly & Mrs Wylie

Primary 7 – 17.03.17

Primary 7 have had a very busy week. The children have been practising for the school show – Alice the Musical. The children have been working really hard learning their lines and song words. Please ensure you child brings their costume in as we have our school dress rehearsal on Wednesday. If you wish to purchase tickets for the school show please complete the tear off slip on the letter that was given out this week and return to school.

The children have been working hard on their WW2 personal projects during the past few weeks at home and in class. These are looking brilliant and are due in today. If your child has not been able to hand it in today, please ensure it is handed in on Monday.

As part of their personal project, the children have been asked to prepare a class talk where they will be able to present information about their chosen research area. These will be taking place next week. A lot of hard work has gone into these projects and we cannot wait to find out what the children have found out!



Spelling homework

Maths homework

Class talks

Continue to learn show scripts/songs

PE on Thursday with Miss Inglis

Friday 24th March – Red Nose Day – details to follow


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour


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