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Fun and Learning in P4

Primary 4 children have been very busy over the last few weeks designing and making model gardens. They were set the challenge of making a 3D model using any materials including recycled, arts and crafts and natural. Every model that was brought in was different and it was clear the children had all enjoyed the challenge. To help the children share their learning classes were invited to come and take a look and ask questions. Pictures will follow in due course…


Bikability Primary 6A

Primary 6A have had a great week taking part in Bikability. Led by Mrs C. Campbell and with help of Mr Topley, Mr and Mrs Roberston, Mrs Morrice and Mrs McCall, we have been out in Wester Inch developing our road sense and learning a number of new skills. We have worked on left and right hand turns, safe starting and stopping and many signals to let road users know what we are doing in order to stay safe. Well done everyone and thank you so much for all our parental support.

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Parent Council P2 and P3-4 School Discos

Please click on the link below to view a letter from the Parent Council with information about the school discos for P2 and P3-4

School_Disco letter (P2_P3-4_)

WOW success!!

WOF Monday 9th (1)

Well done to everyone for participating in Walk Once a Week (WOW). Out of all the schools across Scotland using the travel tracker to encourage healthier journeys to school, Simpson Primary has made it into the Walk of Fame top 10, putting us in 7th place!! Well done everyone! Lets see if we can improve our position before the end of term!

Mr. Weir

Parent Council Meeting – Wed 11th May 2016 at 6.30pm

We would like to remind everyone that the next Parent Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th May at 6.30pm in Simpson Primary School.

You can view a copy of the agenda by clicking on the Parent Council link on the right hand side of the blog page under School Information.

All welcome, it would be great to see you there.

Bathgate Academy Uniform Fittings (P7-S1 transition)

Please note for your information that Academy Uniforms will be in Bathgate Academy on both Wed 18th and Thursday 19th May 2016 from 6pm – 7.30pm to offer blazer fitting sessions for any P7 pupils intending to come to Bathgate Academy next session.



Lots of Learning in P1D

This week in Primary One we have had so much fun learning new things and working together.

We have worked hard on out new topic ‘Weather’ learning about rain, thunder and lightening and the ‘Water Cycle’. We created a fantastic weather station for our role play area. When we are at the area some of us are the weather presenters on the TV and the others are the audience. Have a look at the picture below to see it.

This week we used a range of musical instruments and things from around the classroom to create a short musical piece with dancing and sound. We worked in small groups and presented our finished work to the class. We were fabulous!

In Maths we learned about Data Handling, making Bar Charts, Pictograms and Carroll Diagrams. Look at our wonderful work on our display wall. Can you tell from our Pictogram which is our favourite weather? We also continued to practise subtraction using lots of fun games and activities.

Nice Subtraction game

We like this counting to 100 song


Primary 1 Room 11 and 12

Primary 1 are working hard on developing our gymnastics skills. We have been doing so well that as an extra challenge we got out the wall bars in the gym hall and had lots of fun!

Peter – “I enjoyed climbing in gym.”

Kelsey – “I liked going down the slide in gym – it was super fast and fun.”

Olivia – “I liked the climbing wall. It was really high and I was a bit scared but it was fun.”

We have also being taking advantage of the lovely weather this week and taken lots of our learning outdoors. We particularly enjoyed our outdoor maths lessons where we were practising some more subtraction using different activities.

Holly – “I enjoyed taking away outside when we were racing in teams.”

Rebecca – “I liked the outdoor takeaway carousel activities.”

Day 2 at Kingswood with P7

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Having lots more fun today. Weather is beautiful here so feeling very lucky. Conquered  the leap of faith, zip wire and abseiling. Great teamwork in the night line activity. All looking forward to the disco tonight.


Wondering about Weather in P1b

This week P1b embarked upon the final term of Primary 1!  We have all been impressing Miss Farmer with our subtraction and reading this week, and have been excited to start our new topic on Weather.

‘I liked doing the cheeky monkeys game because we could take the apples away and the other person had to look away while you stole the apples from the tree’ – Kylah

‘I liked doing the bowls game: we put cards into bowls with the right number of buttons’ – Evie

‘I liked it when we played the taking away games on the smartboard – the spider one was my favourite’ – Maisie

‘I liked when we did our leaves to take away numbers’ – Ayesha

‘We were practising our sounds and I liked it because it was very fun’ – Zach

‘I like our new topic because it’s about the weather’ – Richard

‘I liked when I picked out the jacket!’ – Alex D

‘I liked when we were writing stuff in the floorbook about the weather’ – Harry Mc

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