Guess who’s back- back from camp ;)

No blog last week as we were having too much fun at camp (and Lendrick Muir), hopefully you will have all seen the photos Mrs Newton finally managed to send via Class Dojo.

On Monday we learned how to throw the javelin in the morning and then in the afternoon we did Basketball with the P7 sports leaders. We revisited perimeter and also finished our buddy letters.

On Tuesday some of us visited our buddys in the Nursery and we also did more work on area. The Dyers Fraternity visited us to explain their role in the Marches and asked us to draw pen and ink line drawings of them. In the afternoon we went to the Book Festival, we met Kieran on the way (he was teaching Quidditch at Lowport 🙁 ). The author talk was very good and she talked about what had inspired her to write.

Wednesday we had sports day, the weather stayed dry almost until the end and everyone was able to take part or help out. A big thank you to A B-S who helped Mrs Manlove sell teas, coffees and the 100 square and AP who picked the winner 🙂

On Thursday we wrote  reports on our trip to Dalguise or Lendrick Muir for our JASS folders, we need to finish these next Wednesday so we also spent some time checking them today. In Science we watched a heart transplant and then identified the different chambers within the heart.

We took our measurements for our P7 hoodies. We are hoping that we will have these when we start P7 in August 🙂

Next week we are on holiday on Tuesday (yeah 🙂 ) and then we only have two weeks left of Primary 6.

Have a lovely weekend, hoping the sun shines.

From P6a and Mrs Newton

This Week’s News at SPS and Bonnytoun

We’ve had an action packed couple of weeks in school and nursery culminating in an excellent assembly led by P1B and Mrs Reid today. Children told the story of The Hungry Catterpillar and entertained us all. Well done boys and girls!


Primary 7 and Primary 6 have both enjoyed fantastic camps to Ford Castle and Dalguise. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing the photos of their adventures on Twitter.

Our nursery and P1 and P2 children have taken part in music workshops this week with NYCOS and have been showcasing their talents in this area.

Next week all children will take part in Linlithgow Book Festival and will be given the opportunity to meet authors and listen to different texts being read aloud.

We hope that you will join us next Wednesday for Sports Day (weather permitting), where children will take part in potted sports in the morning and races in the afternoon. We will have tea and coffee on sale for all adults.

Pupil Achievements:

-Well done to the lovely sisters, E in P2 and E in P4 for their success in dancing and swimming!

-Congratulations to M and A in P1 for their Enjoy-a-Ball achievements!

Have a great weekend everyone! Let’s hope that the sun manages to shine a little bit!

Miss Baillie xx💖💫☀️

Chat, chat, chatty P6a :)

On Monday we started to look at area and perimeter, it was a little confusing, however we are going to be working on these next week and we know we will understand it better as we learn more.

We continued to learn about maps and we added a key to these. Next week we will be looking at scale and proportion within maps before we create one for our buddy’s the week after next.

On Tuesday we had our last Tiny and Tall session, we really enjoyed these sessions and are looking forward to meeting our buddy’s again.

On Wednesday we worked on algebra in Maths, this was quite interesting and we are looking forward to doing more when we get back from camp.

We had a triathlon taster session, this was good fun, although we were all tired at the end.

We started to look at what sustainabilty and sustainable developments are and how we could incorporate these into new homes. Then we presented our Cala Homes V Towns People presentations. Cala homes won, however we then wrote letters to the planning department (Mrs Newton) to say that the homes should only be built if a variety of sustainable materials were used. We gave a number of examples and reasons as to why these would be suitable. Thank you to Mr Fyfe for helping us with this.

Camp next week, and Lendrick Muir for those not coming with us. Here’s hoping the weather will be good (but this is Scotland 😉  )

Have a lovely weekend,

P6a and Mrs Newton 🙂

Pupil Achievements

We’ve had a flurry of pupil achievements this week. Please enjoy reading all of the successes below:

– Well done to our school football team who performed brilliantly at the George Allan event last Sunday and also at a schools’ event at Herriot Watt this week. You are all champions!

-An amazing effort from our school netball team who won the  West Lothian schools’ league competition this week! You superstars!

-A group of our P6 children have achieved success in a recent writing and art competition run by Burgh Beautiful! We are so proud of you all!

-Two of our girls have had their work published in the Marches Magazine and we couldn’t be more pleased for them! How amazing!

As always, we are extremely proud of all of our children (and our staff too!)

Happy weekend!

Miss Baillie x💖💫

P6a at the Peel

On Monday we went to the Peel to take part in an environmental art session with Will and Keith from Historic Scotland. We really enjoyed this activity, firstly we took part in a scavenger hunt to find leaves, sticky willows, rocks, sticks, a buttercup and a purple flower. Then we made a green man, we used clay on trees to make a face and then we used grass and leaves to decorate the face. It was a great morning, even though a few of us got stung by nettles.

On Tuesday we learned about the 8 fold path that Buddhists follow. Some of us also took part in the Tiny and Tall session with our Nursery Buddies.

Wednesday we continued our art inspired by Thiebauld and finished our work on strategies to solve multiplication problems. We completed our leaflets on activities for children in Linlithgow and worked on our presentations for the proposed Cala homes development.

Thursday saw us discuss our inferential and literal  questions relating to our reading books. In Science we completed our torso’s and decorated these, before peer assessing them. We completed a mental maths activity in the afternoon and then finished our power point planning for our presentations.

Today we created power points and planned our talks to the planning committee (Mrs Newton and Mrs Hutton) and had a camp discussion.

Next week we will start to learn about what makes a sustainable development and write a persuasive text on why we think new homes should be environmentally friendly. 🙂

Have a lovely weekend, we only have 5 weeks left before we are P7’s 🙂 🙂 🙂

P6a and Mrs Newton



Theatre School Achievements!

We have a number of children who attend theatre school in their spare time and have recently been in different performances. Well done to the following:

-E  and I in P3 for being the Woodcutter and The Queen of Hearts in a recent theatre show.

-A brilliant effort from A in P6 who performed in role as a ‘judge’ and M in P1 who also had a part in the performance. Great effort everyone!

Miss Baillie xx💖💫

Sporting Achievements from this Week

A few sporting achievements from this week…

-Congratulations to two sisters, E and O for their hard work and success in gymnastics!

-We are so proud of F in P5 who gained an award from his football club for showcasing positive values! Well done F!

Miss Baillie xx 💖

Visitors, Inspectors and Microsoft

This was a busy week for us, we had the inspectors in from HMIe and they visited our class a couple of times. We chatted to them about our work and what we think of school. We also had a number of us out for small group meetings with them. We also taught some of them how to skip, NW got 107 skips whilst the inspector got 2- well done P6a 🙂

We began to write our leaflets on groups that children can attend in Linlithgow and in comprehension we looked at the difference between inference and literal meanings.

We started to draw maps of the school for our buddy’s and we also met some of them at the Tiny and Tall sessions.

In numeracy we looked at how to solve mental multiplication problems using a range of strategies and in measure we looked at world records and how we compared to these.

Microsoft visited us on Wednesday and we learned about basic coding. It was good fun and we hope they can visit again.

Next week we are going to the Peel on Monday for an environmental art session with Historic Scotland and Ms McAlpine will be back in class on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Newton is still teaching us on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

Mrs Newton is very proud of how we worked this week and how we talked to all the inspectors, she is going to miss us on Mondays and Tuesdays (but Zelda is looking forward to having her at home on these days 😉 )

Have a great weekend, hopefully the sun will shine.

Challenging Cross Country in P6a

This has been a super quick week in P6a as we were off on Monday and Tuesday.

First thing on Wednesday we went to the Linlithgow Cross Country Festival, it was very wet and cold, however we all did our best and got medals 🙂

When we got back to school we looked at different strategies for adding and subtracting and then talked about a healthy diet as part of our HWB lesson.

On Thursday we started planning our leaflet writing for children moving to Linlithgow. We will write the leaflets next week.

On Friday Kieran came to visit to announce the winners of our Fairtrade Quidditch Kit contest- no one from our class won, but we were happy that Kieran stayed and worked with us 🙂

Next week we have visitors from HMIe coming in, Mrs Newton has told us how awesome we are and how proud of us she is, so we are excited to share our learning with them.

Have a great weekend, hopefully the sun will shine 🙂

P6a and Mrs Newton

A Week Full of Learning at SPS and Bonnytoun!

We have come to the end of another busy   week of learning at Springfield and Bonnytoun. Our children in school had the chance to take part in a number of STEM workshops led by Generation Science.

P6-7 pupils had the chance to attend a Careers’ Fayre which was held on Wednesday night and saw a great turn out of support from our partner agencies and families. We continue to build a wider range of different partners in our local community and beyond to enhance our curriculum and help children to develop skills for learning, life and work.

The children at Bonnytoun have had a lovely couple of days this week welcoming their Grandparents into the nursery to play and learn.

Today, Miss Harrison and P3A led a highly informative assembly on endangered species. All children spoke articulately and confidently as they showcased their learning through the PowerPoint presentations  that they had made.

Pupil Achievements this week:

– Well done to F in P4 for winning a medal for running! Great effort F!

-Congratulations to B in P6 for her certificates gained through skiing and horse riding!

We are proud of you both girls!

Have a lovely holiday weekend everyone,

Miss Baillie xx💖💫