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 27th April 2017

This week has been a very busy one preparing for our Parent Assembly next week.  We have been practising every day and we are impressed by how well the children have learned their words.  You should receive your letter today with information and a slip to return.  The assembly will take place on Friday May 5th at 11.30 in the new gym hall.  We would be grateful if you could return the slip so we know how many chairs to put out in the hall next week.

This week we have also started looking at our new topic of The Scottish Parliament which is very relevant at this time!  We will be looking at the election process, the jobs MSPs do, what a democracy means along with other things.  We will also be looking forward to welcoming someone from the education department of the Parliament to the class to discuss our topic further and hopefully answer some questions.  We would be grateful for any leaflets or newspaper articles that you do not want/need anymore in the class to use as a basis for discussion.

Mrs Steel’s class welcomed Miss MacKay to their class before Easter.  Miss MacKay will be spending some time in the class until the 19th May, and will be responsible for the class for some days between now and then.  We are sure that she will enjoy being with us.

Reminders for next week

Monday- Holiday

Tuesday- Indoor Gym (dance so no gym kit required)

Thursday- Inservice

Friday- Assembly for parents ( no outdoor gym due to assembly)

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Steel and Mr Greig