West Lothian Sharing our Learning Blog

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The more we share … the more we learn.

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Our new Eco Greenhouse

A huge well done to Mr Lund, Mrs Coutts and the Eco Club who have worked in partnership with New Caledonia Woodlands to build a fantastic Eco Greenhouse in the school grounds.

Over the past few months the Eco Group have been encouraging the whole school community to save all their plastic bottles for this project. All their plans finally came to completion yesterday with a day of hard work (in the pouring rain!). The finished Greenhouse will be a fantastic addition to our school grounds and I am sure the Eco Club are looking forward to making plans for what they would like to grow. Watch this space for more news on the Greenhouse in the new term.



Papay celebrate with a barbecue!

Well done to Papay who are our winning house this year. The children across the school have received points throughout the year for good behaviour, homework, lining up nicely outside, having Fairtrade snacks or for being caught as confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens or effective contributors. Papay received the most points throughout the year and chose to celebrate their win with a barbecue.

Megan McConnachie (House Captain) and Kristen Lawley (Vice Captain) enjoyed an afternoon of fun with the rest of Papay. A variety of activities were on offer including giant lego, board games, playground games, football and rounders.  The children also enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and juice.



Achievement Certificates

This year we have been celebrating achievement in school and out of school linked to the SHANARRI indicators. This helps pupils to reflect on their achievements and involves parents in the process. Each SHANARRI indicator (Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible & Included) is represented by a different coloured jigsaw piece and these are displayed on our ‘You Fit Right In’ wall in the gym hall for everyone to celebrate.  We will continue to celebrate our successes next session :)


Bathgate Academy – Athletics Festival

Tug of war
Kier and Leon
Jack and Ethan
Ewan and Jack
Jack and Ethan
Robyn and Summer
Chloe, Jenny, Eve and Nicole
Ewan and Ethan

Our second last week in Primary 2…

This week we have…

*completed our homework challenge to build a model of our own home. Don’t they look fantastic!

Esme's detached house...

Esme’s detached house…


Ava’s house!


Erica’s model had real stone harling…


We made a model town…

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Farla peeking over her bungalow!

Farla peeking over her bungalow!

This week in P5/4…

Welcome to our latest blog entry. This week we have:

* Continued work on proper and common nouns.

* Been practicing our problem solving skills by organising data into a table to help us work out the correct answers.

* Competed in sports afternoon on Tuesday and had a great time all working together in our teams! Congratulations to the winners of the individual class race, boy’s race and girl’s race (details below). Everyone in class did so well and should be proud of their efforts!

Class Race:

1st – Ellie Chapman   2nd – Brennan Manclark       3rd – Weston Watt

Girl’s Race:

1st – Neve Murphy   2nd – Aimee Clifton     3rd – Lisa Taylor

Boy’s Race:

1st – Brennan Manclark     2nd – Weston Watt    3rd – Logan Cargill

Finally this week, we started our Healthy Tuck Shop on Monday and the children worked incredibly hard to get the tasty products out to their customers. The class have managed to sell over £125 worth of goods and deserve a huge amount of credit for their hard work. The final profit will be posted once we have worked it out! I think we may see a few of our children appearing on “The Apprentice” in the future with business skills like these! Well done everyone!

One week to go! Have a great weekend everybody.

Sports Afternoon






Smarties Update

Total for this week


by collecting Smarties Tubes filled with pennies!!!


You can still return your filled Smarties Tube next week.

This week in P4…

We have been learning:

  • how to use possessive apostrophes
  • about poetry and calligrams
  • to work together and play a game of rounders

Greetings from P5/4!

Hello again from P5/4. We have been really busy again this week and we are looking forward to the Blackburn Gala Day this weekend – hopefully the weather will be kind to us! In class we have:

* Made posters for our Healthy Tuck Shop Enterprise Topic which will start from next Monday 15th June and run for 1 week. All proceeds will go towards school funds.

* Collected and analysed data from around the school about the sorts of fruit and snacks the boys and girls would consider buying from our Healthy Tuck Shop.

* Written our own comparative adjective poems. An example being:

Hot is the coffee

Hotter is the oven

Hottest is the sun

Finally, we would like to share some more P5/4 successes with you this week. First of all Leonard Ndjoba came a superb 2nd in Blackburn’s Got Talent held last Friday evening and on Tuesday of this week, Ellie Chapman was part of the Murrayfield team that also finished a brilliant 2nd and only 1 and a half points from winning! Well done to both Lenny and Ellie – we are very proud of you!

Thanks for checking out our blog and see you all again next week.


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