Dear Parent/Carer

We are now into our final term, and this is an extremely busy time.  We have the P7’s preparing to move onto High School and also the new P1’s will be visiting us at various times throughout the term.

Holidays/School Closed

May Holiday – Monday 2nd May

In Service – Tuesday 3rd May

Election – Thursday 5th May

Victoria Day – 23rd May

EU Referendum – 23rd June

Bring and Buy

There will be a Bring and Buy Continue reading ‘APRIL – NEWSLETTER’

Harrysmuir Personalisation & Choice


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    Pupils from the whole school chose a country and a festival that they would like to study and were split into groups.

  • The groups met beforehand so that the pupils were involved in planning their learning and staff organised activities that were challenging, enjoyable and motivating

The aim for our Personalisation & choice day was: 

  • I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a/1-14a/2-14a

Each group participated in a wide range of activities and made a poster to share their experiences. We also had an assembly where we all sang a German song and shared our learning through a silent PowerPoint, it was fantastic!!

Thank you to all of the teachers for providing interesting and exciting activities, to the support staff for their help with cooking and to the children for being excellent examples of Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors :) 


Dear Parent/Carer

Easter Holidays

The school will be closed on Friday 25th March for the Easter Holidays.  All pupils will resume on Monday 11th April.

Election Dates

Our school is being used as the local polling station for the upcoming elections, therefore the school will be closed to pupils on:

Thursday 5th May 2016 & Thursday 23rd June.

Easter Bonnet Competition

The pupils in the Nurture Group have been busy making Easter Bonnet Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – MARCH 16’

Primary 4Mc Technologies Challenge

Primary 4 have been learning all about the local land use and landscape around Livingston and West Lothian. Pupils took part in a challenge to design a 3D model of a local landscape out of paper mache and various art materials.


Pupils made models of water landscapes such as Linlithgow Loch and the River Almond, forest landscapes such as Polkemmet and Beecraigs and also hill landscapes such as the Cairnpapple or the man made Five Sisters hills.


Take a look at their finished products. I think you will agree that they are fantastic and really represent the actual landscapes from around West Lothian!


Mrs McLachlan

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The Children & Parent Council is holding a Race Night on Friday 18th March in Newyearfield Farm.  The doors open at 6.30pm with the first race commencing at 7.00pm.  Tickets are £3.00 (including a buffet) and are available to buy at the School Office.  This is a Bring Your Own Drink event.


From Monday 22nd February the school P4-P7 playground is getting re-tarmacked, this will take 3 weeks to complete.  The P1-3’s will use their normal doors, however the P4 – P7’s will all use the P6/7 door (there will be a designated walk way to the door).

The gate located near the kick pitch will be closed for the duration of the resurfacing.

Lunchtimes – at lunchtime there will be a rolling timetable to enable all children to have access to the P1-P3 playground.

Edinburgh Zoo – P2


The P2 class is going on an outing to Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh on Wednesday 11th May. Children should wear school uniform for this outing. The cost of this outing is £10.00 and this can be paid over the coming months, please ensure all payments have been made before the outing.  This outing has been subsidized by the Parent Council.

Children should wear school uniform for this outing and a packed lunch will be required, as the children are entitled to a free lunch this will be provided by the School.



February 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

Before Christmas we encouraged all the pupils to design a Christmas Card, Mrs Mackenzie selected a winner and this was Maja Krzysztofek P1McK.

Maja’s design was used in our official Harrysmuir Primary Christmas card.  All the designs were also on display at the Coop in Ladywell and two winners were selected by members of the public and were Isha Bawal P3S and Jamie Burns P6D/H.

Congratulations to Filip Chrubczynski P1L and Jorja Halliday P4McL who won the Children Continue reading ‘NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2016’

Scottish Book Week

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.

We were delighted to welcome so many parents and carers into school to share the work that had been done. The children spoke with confidence about their learning and this was commented on by those that attended. Feedback from parents was very positive. It is great for the children to share their learning and the fantastic opportunities that are available to them in school to such an appreciative audience.
Parents and carers who attended our open morning were invited to vote for their favourite door. These have now been added to the votes of the children and staff and we are pleased to announce that the winners were P2M for their fantastic work on ‘Stick Man’. This book was written by Julia Donaldson and was a very popular choice. Within the middle block, P5H received the most votes for the Sleekit Mr Tod and in the top block, P7Ca received the most votes for the Nowhere Emporium. If you were unable to attend, we hope you will enjoy looking at the photos of the doors – we think they are fantastic!
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