Last week, we were very busy practising for our assembly and making props! For Halloween, we made Frankenstein and Mummy styled egg boxes.  We created dangly monsters.  We did a Big Maths Beat that Challenge. We worked on alliteration for Halloween words.

This week, we have completed a bird survey outside in the school grounds. We designed a bird feeder.  We worked with a partner to create bird leaflets/fact files on the netbooks.

P5 have made rockets with Mrs Tulloch. P5b have tested their rockets. Lewis’ rocket went the furthest- from the P1 door onto the pitch! P5a are going to do their investigation next week.

We took up the challenge of the Sumdog competition. We had Finlay complete all his questions- Fabulous! We have been finding out about 3D shapes in and around school. P5a have made some 3D shapes from resources outside in the environment. We have looked the nets of 3D shapes.

We have continued working on alliteration and did some work on The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark linking in with Bonfire night. We welcomed our parents into our class to see our writing.

P5 organised the collection of the shoe boxes. We had several  parents help us to sort them out. On Thursday, 125 boxes were sent on their way! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone!

P5 🙂


Week Commencing 30th October 2017

On Monday in Maths we were learning about lines of symmetry in shapes, art and architectural buildings. Then in the afternoon we had a fantastic spooky time at the “Halloween Hop” where we got all dressed up in some amazing scary costumes, played lots of games and showed off our “spooktactular” dancing skills!

We had great fun on Wednesday afternoon creating our own firework display pictures. We had a look at some abstract art and explored the use of different line drawings to create our displays. We also decided it was really important to learn about Firework Safety before the weekend to ensure we all stay safe during Fireworks Weekend.

We also listened to the story that will be the focus of our Scottish Book study, The Secret of the Kelpie. We really enjoyed looking at the illustrations and discussing the exciting events throughout the story.

Mrs McVay and Mr Ritchie


We have been busy creating Halloween Art pictures. We did a colourwash then we used black paper to create witches, wizards, cats and pumpkins, for example, to design our picture.

We have learned our songs for our Assembly next week.

On Thursday night, we went to the Halloween Disco. We enjoyed dressing up. It was great!

We designed Halloween invitations.

P5. 🙂