Well done Primary 3

What a great first week of online learning.

Miss Stenhouse would like to take a minute to let all of Primary 3 know how proud I am of them.

What a super effort everyone has been making with our online learning on Seesaw.

I would also like to say  a big well done to all the grown-ups at home who are helping you with this new way of learning, I appreciate that this can be a tricky task at times.

I love seeing your videos and hearing your voice messages, it fills my bucket up to the top with happiness.

A new timetable will be issued on Monday and the tasks for each day will be available in the mornings.

Keep working hard Primary 3.


If any grown-ups need help with any aspect of the online learning please send a message to:

wlstmaryspol-ps@westlothian.org.uk – for the attention of Miss Stenhouse.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I will watch out for you online next week.

Welcome back Primary 3

Welcome back Primary 3

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break?

I know that I have enjoyed spending some time at home and I have loved the snow! I hope you have managed to spend some time outside?

Its a new year and a new term, Happy New Year!

We are starting our new term with online learning, using Seesaw. We have been using this in class and for homework for some time now so I am sure you will all be very confident at using it.

We will also be using Sumdog, Prodigy, Oxford Owl and Epic.

A timetable will be posted weekly and the activities will be available for you on the day they are scheduled on Seesaw.


If you are having any technical difficulty please send an email to:


for the attention of Miss Stenhouse.

P1 Home Learning

Happy New Year!

You will have received information via groupcall and email detailing what learning from home will look like next week.  We will post all activities for P1 using the Seesaw platform.  We have created a folder for each week and you will work through the tasks in the week 11th – 15th of January.  New work will be posted at 6pm for the following day which will allow you time to plan the working day. There will be a welcome video from us each morning which will talk your child through their tasks for the day.  If you have any problems please send an email to the school address: wlstmaryspol-ps@westlothian.org,uk. We will provide comments and feedback to children as they submit an activity.


Mrs Gaffney and Mrs Swanston

Support for Online Learning

Good morning, I hope everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful snowy weather!  Here are some guides to help support pupils access their learning, starting on Monday 11th January.   We highly recommend that parents download our School App as this will continue to be a key method of communication. 

For those pupils in P4-7 who will be accessing GLOW, here is a link for parents to access advice and support.


For pupils in P1-3, please see the following guidance for support.

seesaw guide

If you require any further assistance, please contact the school via email (wlstmaryspol-ps@westlothian.org.uk) or telephone 01506 871520.


French Phrase of the Fortnight – Early January 2021


Our first French Phrase of the Fortnight in 2021 is….

Nous habitons en Ecosse.

It means We live in Scotland.

You could print out the phrase to display in your house or write it out in your best handwriting!  Why not practise it when you are talking about Scotland this month?

Here is Pierre’s best friend.

Il s’appelle Henri. Il dit, ‘Nous habitons en Ecosse!’


Tay Class Outtakes

Hopefully by now you will have seen the Sway Production of St. Mary’s Nativity Story 2020. It is going to be posted on the School App. As you can imagine, we had to practise lots of the experiences before we became comfortable with what we were to do. We dressed up in costumes as Mary, Joseph and their neighbours. We visited the P.E. Hall where the green screen stage area was set up. We learned that when you are very happy and looking forward to an event, we call that ‘excited’ and that you can see this by looking at our body movements.

Bubble sensory play always makes Tay Class very excited and we played our parts beautifully, no stage fright for us as you will see! Sheer joy and excitement at the news that Mary was going to have a special baby (or possibly just that so many bubbles were coming out of the bubble fountain)?

No filming is complete without outtakes:

Thank you to Miss Stenhouse who expertly edited our filming and added the background and music!

Arctic Engineering Challenge

Tay Class pupils made igloos using marshmallows and cocktail sticks. We started with the bottom of the igloo and remembered to leave an opening for the door. We then built upwards, shaping the walls of the igloo inwards. Somehow a few of our sweets disappeared… look closely to see if you can spot any clues! Please be assured there was lots of handwashing before, during and after this activity!

We didn’t quite manage to cover the top of the structure. Next time we will use smaller marshmallows… and buy extra! What great fun!

Primary 3’s end of term

What a busy and festive week we have had in Primary 3!

We have enjoyed making lots of Christmas crafts and joining in creating our class scene in the whole school Nativity. A very different Nativity this year,  but we should all be proud of our participation.

We have also enjoyed our class Christmas party , not one but two Panto’s and a Christmas movie day! Lots of snacks and laughs along the way!

We had a special visit over video call with Santa, and we are pleased to report that we all made it to the Nice list this year, even                       Miss Stenhouse!

As we are not allowed to sing in school some of us have recorded ourselves sinning at home and we have put together the different parts of the songs as best we could, we hope you enjoy watching. You will find the videos on Seesaw. (unfortunately videos not shared via email could not be uploaded properly but we do appreciate everyone’s efforts, sorry if your singing part is not in the video due to this.)

Look in Announcements in our class Seesaw.

Some of the children were asking how we manage to watch mass in class as they are keen to do it at home. Please find the link to Our Lady’s and St Bridget’s Catholic Church youtube channel where mass is streamed live.


Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and holy Christmas and New year

God Bless

Miss Stenhouse

Tay Class Christmas Party 2020

We had a great time at our party. We played games and danced along to the music. A very special visitor was able to virtually visit our class, he even knew our names! We found a sack of presents outside the classroom door… for each one of us. We shouted, “Thank you, Santa!” Do you know, we think he heard us!

Here are just a few moments to share… a lot of the photographs of the games and dancing were a little bit too blurred to use.

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