Primary 1 Homework

Primary 1 Homework

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl

Did you know that Roald Dahl would have been 100 today? Some children in our class dressed up as Characters from his books to help celebrate. Can you spot: some Matilda’s? a George and his Marvellous medicine?  a fantastic fox? Sophie from the BFG? Mr Willy Wonka? an Oompa loompa? Charlie Bucket? Miss Honey? Any others?

What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?


P6F presented a whole school Assembly about SHANARRI on Friday 9th September. Did you know that SHANARRI is an acronym? This means the initial letters of a set of words have been used to make a new word.

SHANARRI stands for

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

We sang a really catchy song to help us remember what SHANARRI stands for. The link is on our assembly here:

SHANARRI assembly 09.09.16


Dear Parent/Carer

I hope you all had a really good Summer.  Welcome back to what I am sure is going to be an exciting and successful school session.  An especially warm welcome to parents to our new P1 pupils, I look forward to getting to know you all.  I hope that some of our parents are able to come along to our Parent Council and help with the support they give to the school.

As always we have an open door policy and encourage parents to come in to school with any queries.  It is difficult for class teachers to speak to parents when the children are coming in or when they are dismissing them.  Please come to the reception and the office staff will arrange a suitable appointment.  Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2016’

Primary 4

Dear Parents/Guardians of Primary 4,

This year in Primary 4 your child will be provided with a homework grid for each term (see below for attached grids)This grid includes a variety of homework activities. We ask that your child completes a spelling, reading and maths activity each week plus an activity of their choice. For the first term maths activity will be chosen in class and highlighted. This will allow us to explain maths homework before it is taken home.

Homework will be issued on a Wednesday and should be returned by the following Tuesday.

P.E kits should be left in the classroom and will be taken home at the end of each term.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Docherty and Mrs McDermott

P4 Homework Grid Term 1.

Circles – Maths learning wall

Spelling Homework Bingo- P4

Squares and Triangles Maths_learning_wall


P5 Visit Lowport

Primary 5 had a fantastic time at Lowport last week. It was a really busy few days but we learned lots of new skills. The instructors did orienteering with us and some of us picked it up really quickly. We had to use the maps to find different locations around the Peel by Linlithgow Loch. We were also taken to the canal where we learned how to canoe. This was so much fun and some of us got really wet!

One afternoon we enjoyed a trip on a narrowboat on the canal and learned about what canals were used for in the past. We also did a high street trail in Linlithgow and learned about the history of some of the buildings. We visited Lithlithgow Palace to start off our topic on Mary Queen of Scots and the guides told us lots of information about what life was like in the palace. Miss Barclay and Mr Blackwood will be teaching us more about this back in the classroom.

In the evenings we really enjoyed playing bingo and Mrs Robertson was a great bingo caller. We were very competitive as lots of good prizes were on offer! We even had a disco on the last night and showed off our amazing dance moves! We had a brilliant few days but we were tired when we got home. Our teachers were too!



Please click on below link to view the June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Badger the Mystical Mutt

P1, P2 and P3 enjoyed a fantastic visit on Tuesday 24th May from the author of Badger the Mystical Mutt. Laura Cameron Jackson and Lyn McNicol are the team behind the series of illustrated children’s books for 5 – 9 year olds. The children enjoyed a real treat when Laura read an extract from one of the Badger stories and we even got to meet Badger! He really made us laugh and he was so good at doing magic tricks. We had a great afternoon and some of us bought signed copies of the book. Mrs MacKenzie also bought a set of the books for the school so we are really looking forward to listening to them in class.

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Primary 1 Robot Invasion

This week in Primary 1 we have had our Robot Showcase. Thank you to all who came, it was great to see so many of you. The Robots looked amazing and clearly a lot of time and effort had gone in making them. This week in Literacy we have been looking at the ‘ow’ sound and have been word building and writing sentences that include words with the ‘ow’ sound. We are also half way through retelling the tale of The Little Red Hen in our own words. In Numeracy we have been looking at solving problems and the skills of listening, methodical working and process of elimination. We have also been looking at weight and using pan balances to work out which items are heavier and lighter and then have also tried to balance them. Next week we will be looking at capacity in Numeracy and our new sounds in Literacy will be ‘au’ and ‘aw’ sound.

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Building Learning Power

We are looking at Building our Learning Power here at Harrysmuir. Today we learned that we have different learning muscles that can be stretched and about how we can be more Resilient (this means not giving up!).

We are focusing on Resilience this term across the whole Inveralmond Cluster and our teachers are going to try to catch us managing our distractions, being absorbed in our learning, noticing details and persevering.

During assembly we had to show how we think we are at persevering by doing actions:

Do you give up easily? (fold arms), Do you give up sometimes? (hands on head), Do you never give up? (hands in air). We have lot’s of people at Harrysmuir who think they don’t give up!

We are looking forward to learning more about how we can Build our Learning Power and continuing this at home too. We are having an open afternoon for parents on Wednesday 18th where we will showcase what we are learning.IMG_0711

See more about our assembly here: BLP PUPILS

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