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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.

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! 🙂

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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.

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