School Closure

All schools in West Lothian will be CLOSED to pupils and staff today as a result of the severe weather we are experiencing. Updates can be found on the West Lothian website, Twitter page and Facebook page. Please find info on blog regarding Snow Learning activities. Stay safe and warm, everyone.
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Primary 4 Science

We have been learning about where our water comes from and how it is made up. We learned about the water cycle, how water is made up, how water is cleaned and transported to our taps, how water can be polluted, how and why we should save water and today we looked at what happens when things are added to water. We had learned about the use of sand filters to clean water so we started by looking at what happens to sand when it is added to water – it sank and stayed the same so it was insoluble. We then looked at salt and discovered it was soluble because it dissolved into the water. We then experimented with hot and cold water, coffee granules, uncooked rice and oil to see whether they were soluble or insoluble. We checked the water temperature using thermometers and noticed some differences to the changes if the water was different temperatures. We the hypothesized (said what we thought would happen) before trying it out. We discovered that coffee granules are soluble but oil and rice are not. We noticed lots of interesting things about each substance eg some of the rice in the cold water floated then sank an hour later, the oil in the warm water formed lots of little bubbles before floating on the top as one big bubble like the cold water one and that the coffee granules dissolved faster in the hot water (although this wasn’t as obvious as it would be if it was done with boiling water). We had great fun!


Dancing the Day Away

Primary One had an amazing time working with the choreographer learning the dance that goes along with the story, ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. The children learned some new moves and skills and responded to Lorraine very confidently. They were able to retell the story, set to music, using only movement and no sound. The teachers watched the final performance. It was wonderful!

Primary 2 News

Primary 2 have been finding out about 3D shape. We have been looking at the Space Station and finding out some interesting pieces of information.

We also found out who St Valentine is and why he has a day remembering him.

We also enjoyed watching the P6 assembly, it was very good !

Homework is here again if anyone misses the actual sheet !



I am MacIain – Primary 6 Assembly

Thanks to everyone who came to our assembly this morning.  We really enjoyed everyone turning up and watching our show today.  Here are some of our highlights.

Primary 6

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新年快乐 -Happy New Year!

Primary One has enjoyed looking at Chinese New Year as part of our RME this week.  We learned that there are twelve animals in the zodiac calendar and that this year is the ‘Year of the Dog’.  We also discovered that the children born in 2012 are in the year of the dragon.

The pupils thought the parades, fireworks and lanterns looked beautiful.  They also fancied the idea of receiving money in a red envelope.  We know that the colour red represents good luck and gold represents wealth.  We all want to try some of the delicious dumplings that families enjoy!

Next week, we hope to create our own Chinese lanterns!

Have a lovely weekend.