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Family Learning Showcase – This Thursday – All Welcome

We would like to remind all parents/carers that our Family Learning Showcase is taking place this week.

When? – Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 6.30pm

Where? – Simpson Primary School

This family learning event has been planned to raise awareness of our curriculum and the rationale that underpins it. We will have examples of learning in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, across all stages and we will also be focusing on how we link curricular areas to create meaningful projects for our pupils. Skills for learning, life and work is a theme that runs through the learning activities that we plan and this will also be a feature highlighted as part of this event. The showcase starts at 6.30pm, with opportunities for parents/carers to visit all classes. We hope that you can take some time out of your busy schedule to attend and we look forward to seeing you.



5 Senses and the Body

Julia remembered that we were practising some older letters like ‘ee’, ‘ai’, oo, and ‘oa’.

Alexander enjoyed writing about things that had in the classroom. This week we were working on how things feel: rough, smooth, slimey, squeezy. We made some fabulous stories! We did some superb work on our 5 senses this week. Do you remember what they were?dsc00886


“We worked hard all week and so we had Golden Time on Friday!” mused Sam.

Last week we were talking about exercise and how it helps our heart. This week we started to look a bit more closely at the human body, especially the brain and even the lungs! dsc00887


Have a lovely weekend! P1C and Mr James-Watling

Burns’ Night and New Library


“In Maths we were making stories of 3,4, and 5. We were using counters.” – Sam and Alyssa.



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“We were putting the squares in the right spot. We were making all the words.” -Effie and Amy.


Alexander, Brodie and Ted all worked really hard with the letter puzzles too.



New Library:

This week we put some new things in our Library. It was really busy this week!

“Our library changed. I was reading a vehicle book.” said Spencer.

Nathan was reading a book about letters.

“I was reading a book about animals and dogs” Struan.

“I like the tent bit the best”- Rubi



We hope you have a lovely weekend.


Burns’ Poetry

This week Julia, Joshua and Stuart all read their poem ‘Wee Rid Motor’ for the competition. To celebrate Burn’s Night we made kilts for the hall. They are some fabulous colours. We also did some ceilidh dancing and made up our own moves!

Miss McGregor was busting a groove as well!

Have a lovely weekend as always.

From P1C and Mr James-Watling

Another Busy Week in P1C

“This week we’ve been learning about some new letters” – Spencer.

We’ve been learning oo and l. We loved using the smartboard to make words like big, pin, bag, and dog.

“We were putting magnetic letters in the right spaces, like c_p (cap). It was great fun!” – Callie


“Loads of people have been going on the rainbow”- Joshua. We got new rainbow stickers because we’ve used soooo many!


“Outside we were doing football. We were passing the ball.” – Alyssa.

“We had to shoot the ball and get it into the goal.” – Sam


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“We were building with the lego. We were building Tye Fighters” – Ted

We have to go to assembly now. Please leave any comments below. We love to read them.


P1C and Mr James-Watling

Another Busy Week

The children have been little artists this week and have created their own wonderful paintings for our art gallery – please stop to have a better look as you walk through the nursery.  They used cotton buds to create a more of a fine motor technique.


We have introduced Beebot this week where the children have been using him to climb up the ladder to rescue the cat!  Lots of directional language of forwards and backwards has been introduced whilst using the arrow keys.

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The adults observed that the small additional story area in the snack room was not being used as well as it could be.  The children were involved in discussing their ideas in how they wanted to change it.

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Children are continuing to use their imagination and creativity well throughout all play areas, particularly in our Loose Parts Play.  Staff are grateful for all the donations made so far.  There are a few more items on our list (in the cloakroom noticeboard) that we are hoping to receive, if you can help, please add your name to our list next to the item you wish to donate.

Parent Council Events Meeting – 18th Jan at 7.15pm

Dear All,

Following on from our Parent Council Meeting last week, I can now confirm when our Events team meeting will be.

I’ve just had it confirmed we will have an EVENTS meeting at the Kaim Park on Wednesday 18th January at 7:15 pm.

If anyone would like to be involved in events for the remainder of the year then please come and join us to help plan some fun Events for the kids.

Please forward this information to anyone who may or be able to get involved. We really really need your help to make a difference for our School and the kids!!

We really hope to see you all there!

Best regards to all,
Gill (Coordinator) & the Events Team

Parent Council Meeting – Tonight at 6.30pm

We would like to remind all parents/carers that the next Parent Council Meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday 11th January at 6.30pm in Simpson Primary School.  To view the agenda please click on the ‘Parent Council’ link under ‘School Information’ on the right hand side of the blog page.  All welcome, it would be great to see there.

P7 – S1 Bathgate Academy Transition Road Show – 12th Jan at 6.30pm

We would like to remind all parents/carers of Primary 7 children that Bathgate Academy staff will be visiting Simpson Primary this week to present their Transition Road Show.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 12th January at 6.30pm and will provide information for Primary 7 pupils who will be moving on to Bathgate Academy in August 2017.

If you are unable to attend on this date, you may attend the Road Show at another of Bathgate Academy’s Cluster schools.  The dates and times are as follows;

Mon 9th 3:15pm Blackburn PS

Tues 10th 6:30pm Murrayfield PS

Thurs 12th 6:30pm Simpson PS

Mon 16th 6:30pmpm Boghall PS

Tues 17th 6:30pm Balbardie PS

We hope to see you there.

Last Day of Term

For the last day of term tomorrow (Wednesday 21st December), children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper and/or dress down. This is just for some festive fun and will not require a donation.

Thank you and Merry Christmas from all at Simpson Primary.



Primary 2C, Room 6, Festive News

Our Festive news is on Sway. Here’s the link.

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