Primary 6b

A busy week. The photos show us outdoors for PE.

We also took the learning outdoors in maths this week, when we created 2D shapes using  a variety of materials. We then identified the shapes and their properties.

In RME, we have explored the main religions and how they have a common theme running through them, known as ‘The Golden Rule’. We have discussed how this relates to school and our lives and the way we treat others.

We have also participated in a National Sumdog Competition this week, competing against other pupils from all over the UK. Watch this space to see how we did.

Happy Holidays

Primary 6b

P5a and P5b

This week, we did the SCOOT challenge, where we needed to find fraction cards and answer the questions individually. For our chilli challenge, we looked at shaded fractions and  fraction number lines.

We brought in storyboxes on Monday and we retold our stories to a partner. On Thursday, P5a joined with the Nursery to tell them their stories. On Tuesday the 26th of September, P5b, are going to join the Nursery then, to do their retelling. We had a range of stories from Harry Potter to The Paper Dolls, with people being very creative, imaginative and inventive.

On Wednesday, we took part in Roald Dahl Day and we made dream jars after getting inspiration from the BFG. We watched a live feed about Roald Dahl and the illustrator of his books, Quentin Blake. Also, an inventor, called Colin Furze, who showed us a flame throwing guitar to represent one of the dangerous monsters in Billy and The Minpins. We tried to find a Phizzwizard but we haven’t caught it yet………..

Please remember that the children are on holiday on Monday and Tuesday 🙂



Primary 6B – This week’s learning

In maths this week we have been looking at place value and working with huge numbers. We created some 7 digit numbers using human number-lines.

We have also completed our 3D hands, which show the people we can talk to if we have a worry or a concern.


We began work on a poem, which tells others about the ‘Best Part of Me’.

Outdoor Learning – P6a

As part of our Outdoor Learning focus this week, we have been outside during our Maths Lesson today.

We were estimating and measuring lengths and distances, using rulers, meter sticks, measuring tapes and trundle wheels.

We then used our measurements to practise converting between different units of measure.


A hair-raising effort was made for Comic Relief!


In Maths, they have been learning about halves and quarters of shapes and numbers.


The children have been making toys from the Victorian times- a jack in the box, a spinner, a jigsaw and a thaumatrope.


Numeracy Open Afternoon

big maths jan 16

On Tuesday 26th January, over 140 parents, friends and family members attended an open afternoon at Springfield Primary School. Miss Wallace (and several pupils) shared a numeracy presentation followed by classroom visits. Partners who supported this event included West Lothian’s Numeracy Development Officers and Linlithgow Academy.

The pupils were super at sharing their learning and explaining Big Maths strategies too! We are so proud of them.

Mrs Tulloch was able to share the work she has been doing with pupils for the Scottish Mathematical Challenge.

Parent session Jan 16 – click this link for the presentation

beat that

Link to Big Maths online:

Link to Andrell website for Beat That tests and further information

BMBT Learn Its Tests

Presentation from West Lothian Numeracy Development Officer – Click here: 2016_01_26 Springfield PS Parent Session

Useful numeracy and mathematics apps for the i-pad – click here: Maths Apps

West Lothian Sumdog Champion!


We are delighted to announce that James H in P5 has been crowned the West Lothian Sumdog champion! He answered a whopping 1000 questions and got 975 correct. Also in the top ten leader board coming 8th is Jack. We are so proud of everyone who took part in this West Lothian wide competition and delighted to share this wonderful news with you!

The boys were extremely confident sharing their news in assembly too #confidentindividuals #successfullearners