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This week in P7/6 we have been …

  • Developing our addition skills and discussing the various strategies we use, next week we will be moving onto subtraction
  • Learning about when to use paragraphs in our writing, how to properly layout our work and transference of our spelling skills into all of our writing tasks.  We have also been focusing on our comprehension skills.  Next week our grammar focus will be similes
  • As the weather has been a little kinder to us this week we managed to get outside to collect the resources required for our Rainforest science experiment; creating a Rainforest in a Jar! Photographs below.  We will be observing our experiment over a four week period, recording any changes and reflecting on whether our predictions were correct or not
  • We have been continuing to develop our gymnastic skills in PE with Mrs Logan.  As part of our outdoor PE/Learning we took part in a scavenge hunt with Miss Moir’s P6 class
  • The whole upper school have been collaboratively writing the lyrics for this year’s CAB song.  We have also had the peer tutors from CAB in school
  • Heart Start – we began learning all about first aid: dealing with heavy bleeding, unconscious and conscious victims, the recovery position and suspected heart attacks.  We will be completing our practical first aid skills next week
  • Our P7 pupils were given their transition report guidelines.  This project has to be completed, in the main, at home.  If you require any resources to assist your child with their project please do not hesitate to contact me and the school will help out as much as we can.  The children can use our class laptops for research/preparing their reports during Homework Club (Wednesday lunchtime) and during our weekly reward slot

As you can see, we have had very busy week indeed!

Please note:  The children have no literacy circle or reading homework (usually due on a Monday) to allow the children time to complete their Rainforest Presentations.  I am really looking forward to seeing what the children have produced!! :)

Dress in Red Day is next Friday (12th) in aid of Heart Start.  A £1.oo donation is requested with all monies raised going to the British Heart Foundation.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Preston, Miss Akram and P7/6 :):)

Rainforest in a Jar

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P7 Transition Ceilidh at Bathgate Academy

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This week in P3G…

We have been learning:

  • about mummification (and all the gory details that entails!)
  • about a Kippah
  • how to problem-solve

Murrayfield Nursery Class

This week has been another busy week in the nursery. A big well done to the morning nursery boys and girls who did a great job presenting their assembly this morning. During group time this week the children were asked to draw a picture of a character from the “Gruffalo in Scots” book. Look out for them appearing on our writing wall. The children had an opportunity to play with the BeeBot robot and learn some positional language.  Next week we move on to look at Chinese New Year and transport.




For anyone interested, Theatre& will be in Blackburn Community Centre on Monday evening, 8th February from 6.30 – 7.30pm performing their ‘Better Late Than Dead On Time’ – this is a short play which focuses on Road Safety Awareness.

Suitable for all Adults and Young People aged 12+, this is a FREE event with complimentary refreshments being provided afterwards.

Better Late Than Dead on Time


Thank you to everyone who came along to our assembly this morning.  Unfortunately, we ran out of time for Skillionaire.  This means we have a roll over….children will receive their Skillionaire recognition next Friday.  We look forward to seeing them on the big screen!


This week in P5/4

In P5/4 this week we have:

* Been learning about writing styles including onomatopoeia and alliteration.

* Played a full game of hockey which fully tested our new skills in passing, defending and attacking.

* Looked at the meaning of the Robert Burns poem “Willie Wastle”.

* Watched Commander Tim Peake live from space as part of “The Cosmic Classroom” – please check out the photos!

Space Chat 1
Space Chat 2
Space Chat 3
Space Chat 5
Space Chat 6
Space Chat 7
Space Chat 8

* We also worked with Mrs Caggiano to create a picture using a piece of music as a stimulus.

Art to Music 1
Art to Music 2
Art to Music 3
Art to Music 4
Art to Music 5
Art to Music 6
Finished Art to Music 1
Finished Art to Music 2
Finished Art to Music 3

Join us again next week!

P6 Presentations

P6 have been working hard on their Europe topic and have created some excellent Powerpoint presentations on festivals and traditions throughout different European countries.

The children have worked in pairs on one specific chosen country, researched on the internet their festivals and traditions and have come up with some very interesting information and facts.

Some children have not quite finished yet but I wanted to share some of these presentations with you so you could see their research and presentation skills through Powerpoint :)

brodie and josh’s swedish festival 2

Bulgaria festivals LAURA AND AIMEE

Festivals in Greece jura and wiktoria 2

hannah and Ryan italy

Kyle and Brennan

lenny and carters slide show

logan amie lee weston


walkers and millies

Welcome to charlotte and max’s

Hope you enjoy :)

From Miss Moir and p6

This week in P3T….

We have been learning:

  • How to record our sums as chimney sums
  • We created our maths wall to help us remember our addition strategies
  • The process of mummification
  • Why the heart was so special to Ancient Egyptians and how they used Canopic jars
  • We watched a film about TutanKhamun’s tomb
  • We learned how to design our own Kippah’s for Shabbat

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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