P7 Rotary Quiz

Rotary Club Quiz
On Friday the 17th March four of our P7 pupils took part in a quiz run by the Rotary Club, held at Peel Primary School.
Our team was made up of Daniel Nicol, Leigh Gillespie, Abbie Finlayson and Filippo Bosio. They were up against four other teams from the local area. The Harrysmuir team did really well coming 2nd place, sadly missing out on 1st place, won by Peel Primary, by one point.

The P7s were a credit to the school and had great fun.
Great effort, well done!


2017_03_01 Newsletter

P2 Fire Brigade Visit

To kick start our Businesses and Community topic, we had a visit from the local Fire Service who told us all about their roles and responsibilities within our community. We were even lucky enough to have a turn on the very powerful hose and aim it at a target, and to go inside a fire engine! We had an insightful talk from the Community Fire Fighter who told us all how to stay safe and how we can check our alarms at home.

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Mothers Day Enterprise

Looking for a gift for that special Mum?

The School have Mothers Day gifts for sale. These will be available to purchase in the infant hall at the Fairtrade/Bring and Buy sale. They will also be on sale in the school office.

Primary 1 Science Workshop

Today we had a visit from the Edinburgh International Science Festival Generation Science experts!  We learned about how sounds are made through a story all about Ella’s Wobble.  We learned all about echos, vibrations, pitch and how some animals and materials produce different sounds.

We even made our very own instruments that produce 2 very different sounds!

Magical Musicians!

P3D are working with Mrs Bracewell in Music to learn all about ‘pitch’. We are learning to recognise when the pitch changes in a piece of music and how to control the pitch of our voices when singing low and high. This week we really enjoyed looking at how simple tunes are made up of different pitches. We learnt a song called ‘Looby Loo’ and then spent time learning how to play the notes on a Glockenspiel. We followed the notes on a score and could see which notes were high and low. It was very noisy but a lot of fun!


P6F Resourcefulness Assembly

P6F presented a whole school assembly today to introduce the ‘Resourcefulness’ aspect of Building Learning Power. The whole school will be looking at how we can build our questioning, making links, imagining, reasoning and capitalising learning muscles. We will be designing a Resourcefulness Superhero and we can receive Resourcefulness certificates for each Learning muscle.

Parents & Carers please share any examples from home as well.

Here is our assembly PowerPoint:

Resourcefulness assembly 03.03.17

Online Parents’ Evenings Appointments

For the March Parents’ Evenings we have launched an Online Booking System.  All pupils were given a letter explaining the process of booking an appointment.

The link for the system is:


Please contact the School Office if you need further assistance.

Mrs Coleman

School Secretary

P2 Homework

As of this week we have introduced the use of Homework Grid. The grid shows various activities that should be completed over the next 3 weeks, with starred activities to be completed every week and returned each Monday. At the end of the 3 week block (Monday 13th March) all tasks should have been completed and handed in.

We have also introduced the use of jotters instead of booklets. Spelling tasks can be found in this jotter and are to be completed in the jotter.
(P2G – your reading related worksheets including guided reading questions and key words can be found at the back of the jotters).

We have also attached the weather forecasting worksheet (weather-map-worksheet), which is one of the tasks to be completed within the next 3 weeks.

Please remember that homework folders are to be returned every Monday and not just when the 3 weeks is up.

If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to talk to myself or Miss Miller.

– Miss Gorman


P2 Hot and Cold Climates

As part of our weather topic, P2 have been finding our about different climates around the world.

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