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Nativity Practice and a special visitor.

Stevie reminded us that we were writing our ‘V’ this morning. We practised ‘invisible’ ‘v’ Sam said it’s called invisible because you can’t see it! How have you been practising them at home?

We have been working on our nativity this week. Rehearsals are going really well! Who have you been saying your lines to? How are you feeling about the nativity? Nervous? Excited? Let us know!

We were very lucky this week and Father Christmas came to visit! We wrote letters to say what we would like for Christmas. Lucy says that we start a letter by writing ‘To Santa.’ ¬†We finish it by it by saying ‘from’, said Struan. Can you remember what you asked for?

Papa, au revoir, goodbye, and adio.


P1C and Mr James-Watling


Judo, Australia art and making fairy bread! P5C

We have had a busy couple of weeks in P5! Last week we had a visit from a Judo instructor who came to give us a taster session. We had lots of fun!

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We also learned about Aboriginal art as part of our Australia topic, as mentioned in our last blog. Here is our finished work. We think it looks great! What do you think?

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This week and last has been ‘switch off fortnight’ so we have been trying to save energy in class by making sure we switch off the lights when we leave the room and trying not to waste energy by leaving the smartboard and laptops on when they are not in use. We learned a bit about sustainable energy and discussed what we knew about solar, wind and water power. We designed switch off signs as part of an Eco competition:

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Today we made fairy bread which is a sweet Australian snack! First we had to butter a slice of bread, then sprinkle hundreds and thousands on it! Most of us liked it but some were not so sure! ūüôā

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School Christmas Lunch – Tuesday 13th December


Christmas lunches MUST be ordered by Wednesday 30th November either on-line or by order form.  No late orders please as the numbers for Christmas lunch have to be given in advance to Boghall Kitchen.  Thank you.

Primary 2, Room 6, News

The class was very excited about their visit from a Judo instructor. See our Sway post –

A wonderful wintry week in P1d!

Primary 1d began their week with show and tell. Here are some pictures of their favourite toys. dsc00610dsc00608dsc00631dsc00612


Show and tell was followed by some WOW writing and drawings!

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Primary one have also been practicing number formation.

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We use the number formation rhymes below to help us form our numbers correctly.



This week the Librarian visited us and read us three stories.



We finished our week with a very special assembly about Remembrance Day. We learned all about the importance of poppies and took part in a two minute silence to think about all the soldiers who have died. Many of us made donations and bought poppies and on Friday we all made our own poppy to take home.


Christmas Fayre 2016

Please find below the letter which was sent out in school with information regarding this year’s Christmas Fayre ¬†on Saturday 26th November. If you are able to help in any way please see the contact details on the letter. Thank you


This Week’s P3A News

We’ve had another busy and exciting week in P3A with Children and Need activities taking centre stage.

We started the week by managing the CiN Fun Day in the large pavilion space. All classes were invited to visit and play a wide range of games and fundraising tasks – think anything spotty or Pudsey themed! We had great fun and managed to raise a huge amount of money towards our total.



We also continued our ‘pumpkin week’ activities which used classroom pumpkins as a context for learning. Much excitement came from finally cutting our pumpkins open and exploring what was inside. Combining data handling, numeracy, science, discussion and even a spot of gardening, we were astonished to find that we gathered over 3000 pumpkin seeds from 8 pumpkins! We will continue to use these seeds in future lessons – or at least the ones that weren’t taken home.




We completed our week by exploring safety when around Fireworks and had great fun creating our fireworks paintings.



As always you can get regular updates via our class Twitter feed @MrAitken1 and we look forward to welcoming you to our Open Morning on Tuesday 8th 9.30-10.30.

Be safe, be seen!

It is time to say goodbye to the sunny weather as dark mornings and nights draw in.¬† Our new topic of Light and Dark is underway. The children continue to explore shadows as well as looking at torches and light. ¬†Letters have been sent home asking for parents to help us evaluate the learning that took place during the fruit topic. If you could write down your thoughts this would be most welcome. ¬†A big ‚ÄúTHANK YOU‚ÄĚ for the kind donations from the Mill Garden Centre for all our trees, shrubs and plants. After observing the Floor Book they were so impressed with all the children‚Äôs learning they generously donated the plants. ¬†Well done to all the children. Lastly, children are having a great time ‚Äúdigging holes and putting soil over the plants.‚ÄĚ


Well done to every entry for the  Pumpkin Competition from the  Parent Council, however there has to be some winners and the judges selected ;-  (AM) Alice Kerr, Hollie Smith, Indie-Rose and Ayiah Telford (PM) Szymon Monkawski, Maja Lelakowska, Alistair Potter and Maisie Hardie.

The Christmas Fayre is on the 26th November 2016 and we are very busy making some enterprising gifts. We are looking for parent helpers for this occasion. Please look out for Parent Helper Sheets and add your name to the list found in the cloakroom. A Big Thank You in advance for signing up.

This brings up that we are getting near to the time of year where children (and adults) get very excited about a man in a red suit. Our Nativity has started and children are learning the upbeat songs. Please remember our Nativity is on 7th December. See notice board for more information nearer the time.

A reminder: Monday is the deadline for Christmas card orders!! If you haven’t yet placed your order please do so, Monday is the last day as they will be collected at the end of the afternoon session.

Please, can parents remember the cold mornings and afternoons are here, can children wear appropriate clothing as the warm weather has disappeared.  Lastly, tomorrow is Bon Fire Night; if you are going out enjoy your time. Keep safe and warm.

ECO School Grounds development with SGN

The ECO reps from Nursery to Primary 7 had great fun working with SGN to help develop our school grounds and make them more attractive by planting flowers and bulbs to grow. Thanks to SGN for giving up their time to support our ECO work in school.

Primary 1d

Primary 1d have had a busy first week back at school.

Below are pictures of some of the sound revision activities we have been doing.

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Primary 1d have been getting very excited about the upcoming celebration. They have¬†been keen to¬†share with each other what they are going to dress up as and¬†have enjoyed learning and signing songs. Two of our favourite songs are¬†¬†‘Five Little Pumpkins’ and¬†‘The Skeleton Dance’. Some of the boys and girls carved pumpkins and brought them into school.

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Well done to all the boys are girls who took part and a special Well Done to our class winner, Evie.

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