Archive for the ‘Whole School Events’ Category

Thank you

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The Social Media and Events Committee would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who supported our first dress down day event of the year.
We are overwhelmed at the support for the Dogs Trust as well as the donations in support of Missio. It was good to end the term helping others.
The donations of food have been dropped off at our local Dogs Trust Centre in West Calder and we have received a thank you card to show their appreciation of our donation, this will be on display on our notice board so please take a look.
All donations were collected from the class by members of our committee and we arranged the items , canned food, treats, toys etc before delivering them.
The Social Media and Events Blog team

Primary 2

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Busy week in the run up to the holiday’s in Primary 2!
All week we have enjoyed having a “big breakfast” in school and it was great to see so many adults join us! We have breakfast club open all year but this week was extra special as we could share it with someone from home.
Monday morning was an amazing start to the week on with the fantastic James and the Giant Peach theatre show. Again it was great to have some of our parents join us!
We have completed our autumn window artwork, it looks fantastic in the classroom and we will bring this home soon!
Jessica – I’m looking forward t to taking mine home but I like seeing it in the classroom.
We have been continuing to work on our addition stories, playing with different materials to create stories and using different ways of writing these down.
Alistair – I like being able to write on the tables.
Ceiladh – I like using the stones and sticks
Kier – numbers are getting easy!
We are all getting excited about Halloween and liked sharing with each other what we would like to do at Halloween. This created a great discussion about how everyone likes different parts and that it is okay not to like it. This inspired our writing for the week. We had lots of fun playing with the “worms” and making them into sounds.
Adam – I didn’t like to touch the worms with my fingers, they were slippery.
What great support the class showed during the dress down day showing compassion for the dogs and donating what they could as well as donations to Missio. Everyone should be super proud.
WOW and to finish the week we shared our learning with parents. We have been working on identifying our emotions in class and how different emotions feel in our body.
Aine – I like talking about my emotions.

Primary 5 were sharing their Learning

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Primary 5 would like to thank everyone who came along today to support during sharing our learning.  We were reflecting on the story of ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds.  This story is about a girl who is inspired by her teacher to have the confidence to make art.  She then went on to inspire others.  We talked about the emotions we feel and the things that hold us back from achieving what we want.

French Phrase of the Fortnight – Late October

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Pierre is going on his holidays for a week. He’s busy packing just now but he’s prepared us a new French Phrase of the Fortnight for when we come back from our October break.

Our new French Phrase of the Fortnight is …

Mon chien est très grand.

It means My dog is very big.

Can you describe the size of your pet in French?



Family Breakfast and Theatre Experience

Monday, October 7th, 2019

What a great start to our supporting families focus week. We started with a delicious breakfast before school, with fresh croissants, meats, cheese, cereals etc.  Nicola from West Lothian’s Advice Shop was on hand to share information with parents about support services that are available.  Following breakfast, families were invited to stay for a theatre performance of James and the Giant Peach.

The Big Family Breakfast will be happening again tomorrow morning and dinner will also be available after school at our monthly Family Fun and Food event. A reminder that there is no cost involved for any of the family events offered this week. We look forward to welcoming you.

Primary 2

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

This week we have completed some autumn crafts with Miss Stenhouse. We have used leaves that we have gathered in the playground and at home to start to create beautiful window art. We will continue this next week. Atumn trees were also made by using our finger tips or cotton buds to paint leaves; we found this task lots of fun and enjoyed mixing the paints to get the autumn colour we wanted. We discussed why the leaves change as part of our Topic and Science work, discussing what the changes are as we move further into autumn and the winter.
As emotions play a big part in our lives we have continued to explore this, paying more attention this week to what sensations we get in our bodies when we feel different emotions. This was followed up by getting out in the playground with Tay class to make some emotion picture for everyone to see.
We have also been learning in RE that October is a special month for Mary; we made beautiful pictures and have been saying the Hail Mary prayer.
Our P7 prefects have been helping us get logged on and off the laptops and onto SumDog, this has been challenging for some but it will allow us to access the technologies available to us in the class independently.

08.10.19 School Badges Offer

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

10.10.19 Uniform Swap Shop Details

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Pointillism in P3!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

We have been exploring paint in art and this week we became pointillist! We looked at some famous paintings in the pointillist style and then made some of our own. We used cotton buds to make small points on the paper with different colour paints.

Take a look at our robots which we planned, drew (with a ruler) and painted ourselves. We think they look great!


October Lunch Club at Polbeth Hub

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019