Outdoor Learning

Primary 1, Primary 2/1 and Primary 2 will work with “Kids Gone Wild” on Wednesday 22nd of January. The weather forecast looks okay but better to be prepared. Waterproof shoes have been really useful over the past couple of weeks and a spare pair of socks doesn’t take up too much space.

This week in P2…

We have been learning:

  • to use the sound ‘y’ (as in fly and sky) in our reading and writing
  • to count in tens and use this to help when adding larger numbers
  • to learn a new song ready for our ‘Burns’ performance

P6/5 are taking part in the BBC 500 Word Competition

P6/5 tuned into the BBC this morning and joined Zoe Ball and several authors for a live lesson. We were given some great ideas and tips for writing our stories. We particularly enjoyed the writing tips from the authors.

Please ask us about our story ideas when we get home tonight. You might be able to help us make our stories even better.

Mrs W.


Last week in P2…

We have been learning:

  • to read an o’clock time using an analogue clock
  • to read and spell words using the phoneme ‘igh’
  • about a girl called Katie Morag

Stay tuned-in for a more timely update on our learning this week!

P6/5 Outdoor Learning!

P6/5 had lots of fun outdoors this afternoon. We were tasked with building several different shelters using some materials and the local environment. We worked hard in our teams and as you can see from the photos, we were very creative.

Great teamwork and successful kids!

Well done P6/5.

Mrs W

Kids Gone Wild

We are excited to share the great news that we will be working with Kids Gone Wild from January to June 2020.    Staff and children will be working with their team to develop  our Outdoor Learning .   P7, P7/6 and P6/5 will be the first to take part in a session on January 8th.  Please bring old, warm and waterproof clothing for the session.   They will get dirty!


Mrs Burns

Lego Christmas Build Complete!

Our Lego Club children completed their final Christmas build today! With more than 50 different steps to build this model, it took time, effort, patience and a lot of team work. The children rotated roles each week and were very proud of their achievement.

As we prepare to welcome new members to the club in the New Year, the children will be taking on a brand new role as ‘Master Builders’. This will see them teach some of their peers the skills required to be a Lego Engineer, Supplier and Builder. And they are more than ready for the next challenge!

Christmas Nativity and Carol Medley

Good Afternoon!

Firstly, a huge thank you for your support at the Christmas Fair on Friday.  As always, your generosity has been overwhelming.

The  school and nursery continues to be a hive of activity with preparations for Parties, Panto and Nativity!  Not to mention the excitement of Santa.

Party Reminder

Nursery Party Wednesday 18th December  2.00 pm-3.45 pm

AM and PM children can arrive from 11.00 am on the day and the session will end at 3.45pm.

The session for all day children will run as normal.

Parents of the Nursery children are welcome to attend from 3.15 pm onward on this day.

P1, P1/2,&P2 Party Monday 16th December (AM)

P3&P4 Party Monday 16th December (PM)

P5 & P6 Party Tuesday 17th December (AM)

P7 Party Tuesday 17th December (PM)

Children can attend school in their party clothes on the day or bring them and change. Alternatively, for those afternoon parties, children can be collected from the foyer at the main entrance at 12.00 pm and returned to school by 1.00 pm  Please advise your child of the arrangements for the day.

The Nursery Children will be attending the Panto at the Regal Theatre, Bathgate, on Wednesday 11th December.  The bus will depart from school at 11.30 am however, AM and PM children can arrive at nursery from 11.00am. Children will return  at approximately 3.45pm. This will be the end of the day’s session for AM and PM children.  The session for all day children will run as normal.

Nursery Christmas jumper day will be Thursday 12th of December and children are asked to donate £1.  All proceeds will go to Save the Children.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

The visiting theatre company will be in school on the afternoon of Thursday 19th of December, where the school children will be treated to a production of Peter Pan.

Our annual Nativity, performed by the P1, P1/2, and P2 children and followed by a music medley by the children in P3-P7 will take place on Friday 13th of December in the school hall, starting at 10.30am.  Doors will open at 10.15am.  Where possible, children are asked to wear a festive jumper.

The oldest child in each family received two tickets today for the Nativity/concert.  Please check your child’s bag.

What better way to mark the end of the term but with a school Mass in St. Joseph’s Church on Friday the 20th of December at 10.00am.  The children will again treat you to a collection of carols.  Please come along and join us as we celebrate this special time of year, as we await the birth of Jesus!


Have a Happy and Holy holiday season and a prosperous New Year when it comes.

From Mrs Burns and all the staff at St Joseph’s.





This week in P2…

We have been learning:

  • to read and write words using the sound ‘ow’ (flow, grow, show)
  • to make amounts of money using coins
  • to make bracelets and decorations for our Christmas fair