West Lothian Sharing our Learning Blog

This blog is an area where pupils and members of staff can share successes that have happened in their schools and classes.

The more we share … the more we learn.

For instructions on how to add a post to this blog click here.

Please try and compress images before adding them to the blog, you will find instructions here.

Biscuits and Blether!


Following our assembly on Friday parents and carers are invited to our first Biscuit and Blether.  Join us for a cup of tea and a chat.  Find out more about learning and education in our school!



Each week we will be setting pupils a talk challenge.  Through encouraging pupils to talk about a variety of issues we are developing their communication skills, confidence, vocabulary and general knowledge.  Please take time to talk with your child and contribute to our BIG TALK!

Theme for this week:

What qualities and skills do our GB Olympic athletes have which makes them so successful?



Wednesday 31st August

4.00 – 6.00pm

Come along and meet your child’s teacher.  Find out more about learning plans for 2016-17.

Meet Your Teacher


Our first week in P5/4

Well, we have reached the end of our first successful week in P5/4.  The children have all really enjoyed lots of things that we have worked on but here are a few of our favourites:

I like having Mrs Vince as my teacher. – Anna

I really enjoyed completing my ‘All about me’ challenge and listening to what everyone else did. – Esme

Golden time was great! – Jay

The classroom scavenger hunt was the best thing.  It was really good fun. – Emma

We got to do a raffle on Friday before Golden Time.  We get raffle tickets for lots of different things. – Layla

The tic-tac-toe game in PE was really good.  It was my favourite thing. – Scott


Next week we will have an equally busy week.  From this week, look out for listening and talking homework which is related to our writing which will take place in class on a Thursday.  The title of this week’s writing is

‘The best day out – ever!’

The children will be writing a personal piece where they will be asked to tell the reader about a day out they have taken part in that they particularity enjoyed.  I will be looking for appropriate punctuation, descriptions and use of connectives.  You can help your child achieve success by speaking to them about the day out and getting them to make some notes in their homework jotter to help jog their memories when it comes time  to complete the writing task.


P.E. for P5/4 will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday.  On a Wednesday this will take place OUTSIDE with Mr Richards.  Please ensure that your child has an outdoor P.E. kit (jogging/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper or tracksuit top are ideal) in school as well as their traditional indoor kit.


We have been working hard to create our class rules and class charter.  As these are almost complete, look out for a copy being sent home.  I would appreciate you going over these with your child to ensure that they are familiar with them and they fully understand the expectations.


I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on Wednesday evening (4pm – 6pm) at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ event.  Come and have a look at our classroom and find out they types of things your child will be learning about this term.


Have a great weekend!


Mrs Vince

Welcome to Primary 6/5

IMG_3850 IMG_3851 IMG_3852 IMG_3853 IMG_3854 IMG_3855 IMG_3856 IMG_3857 IMG_3859 IMG_3860

The pupils of Primary 6/5 have had a great first week back to school.

This week’s learning focused on getting to know one another, classroom organisation and expectations for the year. We have enjoyed playing a variety of games and participating in group challenges.  The favourite challenge of the week seemed to be working in pairs or trios to create the longest paper chain they could from one A3 piece of paper. I’m sure you’ll agree from the pictures, the children excelled in the challenge! Well done P6/5!

In Art, the children were inspired by Paul Klee’s ‘The Blue Night Sky’ to create their own fantastic pictures using their own names. I’m looking forward to displaying them in the classroom. I hope you can manage to meet on the teacher on Wednesday 31st August, where you will have an opportunity to view their work.

We also had an interesting discussion on the Perfect Pupil and Terrific Teacher – with all the groups expecting every individual in the class to be respectful, kind, hard working and encouraging towards each other.  Hopefully all parents and carers can help their child to strive towards these values throughout the year!

The class charter is yet to be created, but we’re well on our way with developing ideas on the best way to display the rights and rules of the classroom. Watch this space for a photo of either an Olympic or Pokemon themed charter.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Our first fabulous week in P4!

We have all had a very happy first week in P4 and have already been busy!

We worked well together to create our class charter and have all signed to say that we will try our very best to follow it.

We have been getting to know each other by sharing information about ourselves through different activities.

P4 have been doing ‘Wake and Shake’ every morning, which includes exercising to dance and a then a balancing activity which will strengthen our focus muscles and help us with our concentration. We are already getting better at balancing on one foot!

We have assigned our class jobs and these will be changed on a weekly basis.

We enjoyed working on our ‘Stick man’ interactive adventure with Mrs McGlynn, on Thursday.

Lennon had fun doing his spelling test, especially because there were 45 words to do!!!

Today, we  started on our daily handwriting practice which will focus on the formation of our letters, before moving on to the joins between letters. Mrs Stewart is very pleased that we tried our best and was impressed with our first day’s work. 🙂

We had a visit from our friend, Steven, who came to talk to us about ‘Thinking Better’. He was happy to hear that we will never give up, even when we are stuck, and that we will try our best to encourage each other to get better every day. We hope Steven comes back to visit soon and then we will be able to tell him how we are getting on.

Phew! What a busy first week, but we are all looking forward to learning lots this year.

Please keep checking the BLOG to keep up-to-date with all that is happening in our class.

Have a good weekend!

P2S – The superheroes


The superheroes of P2S have had a great first week back and have already been super busy!  We have been showing off how well we read to Miss Akram and showing off how super we are at maths too.

We are superheroes in P2S because we never give up! – Zoe and Melanie

We came up with superhero names for our groups! So we could see who wins a prize out of the golden box – Lucas

We made superheroes for our class charter – Millie

We made hand prints for our super heroes – Peter

We had to do good listening to listen to our spelling words for a spelling test – Robert

We played lots of maths games – Lucas

IMG_0928[1]IMG_0931[1]Our super hero rules for P2S

Our First Week in P7


P7 have had a great first week. We have been working hard with our buddies and have enjoyed supporting and helping them with getting organised for school.

We have also been learning about different genres of music and have started learning about Rock and Roll this week which has been very interesting. Please make sure your child is prepared for their homework task which is due in next Friday 🙂

As you can see from the photos we have also been busy bees and created our class charter. It is lovely and colourful-just the way Miss Moir likes it 🙂

This week in P3G…

We have been learning:

  • about our new class and the rules we need to follow
  • about our new friends in P3G
  • how to use the laptops in our class

P2F news…first of the year!

What have we been learning/doing this week?

We were making big numbers with ten frames – Jamie

We have beeting a Maths About Me sheet – Adrianna

n busy painting to make our Dory display – Kirsty

We have been drawing Minions for our Class Charter – Brooke

We have been doing Mental Maths questions – Sean

We have been making Dory fish – Rhian

We have been drawing self portraits – Leyla

We have been wri

We have been writing about our holidays – Kailli

Kailli won a HEAD TEACHERS AWARD for her writing!

Well done Kailli

We have had a good week in Primary 2.

Miss Adam and Mrs McLay are delighted with our first week back.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Report a Glow concern  Cookie policy  Privacy policy

Glow Blogs uses cookies to enhance your experience on our service. By using this service or closing this message you consent to our use of those cookies. Please read our Cookie Policy.