As a school we have once again enjoyed celebrating Scottish literature during our book week. Each class selected a book by a Scottish author or worked on stories that originated in Scotland. The children showed great enthusiasm for their learning and were provided with exciting opportunities to explore links between reading and many other curricular areas. Miss Loughton encouraged the children to use their drama skills to explore aspects of the texts whilst the children used skills in art and technology to show off their creativity. Skills in reading and writing were developed through exciting contexts and the children proudly displayed their work in the corridors and their classrooms.
P7 went to visit a world war 2 classroom at Scotland Street Museum in Glasgow and we got to take part in some of the lessons. The boys got dressed up in a tie and navy jumper. The girls had to wear grey pinafores. Our teacher was called Miss James. She was very strict and scary at first. We had to address her as Miss James after EVERYTHING we said. Our first lesson was reciting our times table on a time table clock. We had to stand up one at a time and answer a question. It felt like the spotlight was on us. We were given 5 spelling words; siren, evacuate, coupon, government and ration. We had to write them with a inkwell pen using cursive handwriting. It was very hard!
Next we went to a museum called Summerlee Industrial Museum. It was all about transport and machinery of the past. It was very interesting. Some of us got to go into a cottage that was still the same as a world war 2 house. It even had an anderson shelter in the garden and an outside loo.
We had lots of fun on our trip.
Harrysmuir Primary School
27 January 2016
Following the success of our After School Clubs we are pleased to be able to offer them again this session. The clubs will begin the week commencing Monday 22nd February and will all run from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. They will run for 4 weeks until the week ending Friday 18th March. They will start again the week beginning Monday 18th April and continue for another 4 weeks until the week ending Friday 13th May. Continue reading ‘After School Club – Letter’
P7R have been designing Christmas cards in the style of the Brazilian Artist ‘Romero Britto’. Here are some of our fantastic results We hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We are delighted to share that Harrysmuir have been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.
The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils at the school on December 4th 2015 by Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland. Donna McMaster, Head of Education in West Lothian, also attended.
The School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport opportunities. They also encourage the sporting links between schools and the communities around them.
For more details please read the full article which features in the Daily Record.
Our Christmas Raffle has been drawn this morning (Thursday 17th December 2015). Thank you to everyone who supported this annual event.
A special thank you to:
Arran Patterson – supplying a Christmas Hamper
Livingston Football Club – family ticket to see Queen of the South
One Life Leisure – 3 months gym membership
We really appreciate these companies in supporting our fundraising.
The main winners are as follows:
Samsung Tablet – Alanna Docherty
Large Hamper – Billy Brown
Micro System – Gordon Duff
There were lots of prizes and a lot of happy prize winners, congratulations to everyone.
Primary 7 have had a very enjoyable morning with their P1 buddies. The P7’s have worked very hard over the last few weeks to write their own books called ‘The Monster’s Feast’. They made these into mini books to read to their buddy, including a front cover, text and illustrations. The buddies really enjoyed listening to the stories and making some Christmas crafts.
Merry Christmas from Primary 1 and Primary 7
The last day for all pupils will be Friday 18th December 2015. There is an In Service Day for staff on Tuesday 5th January 2016, with all pupils resuming on Wednesday 6th January 2016.
Merry Christmas to all pupils, parents and carers.
HARRYSMUIR PRIMARY SCHOOL
16th December 2015
As you will be aware the previous Parent Council has now been dissolved and all funds raised have been distributed within the School Fund and allocated to specific areas as follows:
- Bus trips: trips to be subsidized by £2 for outings throughout the year – £800
- Funds for each year group, which have been chosen as follows – £700
P2: Weather station and games
P3: Classroom games and science equipment
P4: Lego and board games
P5: Lego and board games
P6: Books and flags
P7: Table and board games
- Laptops – 1 x projector to be purchased (partial payment) – £160
- P1 – P3 Christmas books – £150
- Microphones/Audio Equipment – 1 x hand held microphone – £100
- P1 playground paints/chalk – to be purchased in the Spring term – £100
- Harrysmuir Netball bibs – £40
We now have a newly formed group called Harrysmuir Children and Parent Council, the new chairperson is Mrs Maria MacAulay. They have already started working to support events and raise funds. Information can be found on their Facebook page, please support them in any way.
Mrs Susan Mackenzie