Rannoch Class w.e. 8.11.19

November 8th, 2019

Rannoch boys were learning about ‘Remembrance Day.’ They made a Poppy Wreath. Lots of cutting skills were required for this activity. It is important for us to remember soldiers that have lost their lives or have been injured because of war.


P6/7 Teachers Mr Elliot & Mrs Saunders organised a ‘Careers Fayre.’ Our P6 boys went to it – they said it was great and had a lot of fun finding out about different things they might like to do when they grow up! Our Mrs Stewart’s son Alexander was leading one of the stations, demonstrating coding – our boys were highly interested! Thank you Alexander!



Rannoch boys were also learning how to ‘value themselves’. They listened to a great story about ‘Zero’ – a story about ‘Self-worth’. It was very amusing! We will be using this story again for more work on this subject.


The Boys learned how to make ‘Ginger Star Biscuits’ this week. Some had never tasted ginger before, and loved the biscuits when they were done. They also decorated them with icing and sprinkles.



Learning about the story of Guy Fawkes the boys used wax crayons and watery black paint, to make some lovely pictures of Bonfire Night.

P4-7 Careers Fayre

November 8th, 2019

P4-7 took part in a careers Fayre within the school this week.  We had special guests telling us about a range of careers.  We listened to and learned from firefighters, a GP, the community garden, SSE, a forensic scientist, a computer programmer, a Paralympic skier, a beauty therapist, an events planner and an entrepreneur.  It was an exciting and informative afternoon that we will definitely repeat.

Busy busy in Primary 7

November 8th, 2019

We have had a very busy few weeks in Primary 7, where a major focus has been on developing ourselves as a Young Workforce. From visiting West Calder High School for Athletics, to learning from Gerald from Chamberlain McBain solicitors then taking part in our Careers Fayre, we have been taking our learning beyond the classroom. Below are a selection of images representing our recent Learning Journey.

Bonfire night fun 🎆🎇🍫👨🏻‍🎨

November 8th, 2019

Primary 2

November 8th, 2019

In Primary 2 this week we were learning about Remembrance Day and discussing the meaning behind the day. We made beautiful Poppies and Crosses which are displayed in the school. We said a special prayer for all the brave soldiers that sadly died and all those who were injured may the rest in peace.
We have also been looking at some animals that are nocturnal. We discussed the meaning of this word and have started making pictures of Hedgehogs.
Class talks started this week and have gone well, lots of good confidence at speaking in front of the class to deliver information.
We look forward to next week’s talks.
It has been another busy week and we have participated in a whole class assembly where some of us shared, in front of the whole school, our class work on friendship. In addition to this we took part in committee groups, working within mixed groups from all stages to help shape the way forward for our school.

Primary 3 – Remembrance Day – 11th November

November 8th, 2019

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This week Primary 3 were learning about Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day.  We wrote beautiful stories and drew pictures about this special day and learned the meaning behind it.  We said a prayer for all the brave soldiers who were injured or sadly died.  May they rest in peace.  We will never forget them and their brave sacrifice.

Please have a look at our beautiful pieces of writing which are displayed outside our classroom.

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Social Media and Events Committee

November 8th, 2019

Media And Events
At our committee meeting today firstly our president thanked everyone for their hard work on our last even – Dogs Trust.
We then discussed the event we have going on just now and the next few events so we could plan ahead for these.
At the moment we have a Reverse Advent Calendar for the Food Bank. We discussed what this means and a team was arranged to organise the donations we have received so far.
A big thank you to everyone who has donated. The food will be donated to the Food Bank on the 29th of November.
Then we then made posters for events coming soon. Some of our events are :
1. Friday 28th of November bring a chocolate to school day.
2. Tuesday 10th of December wear a Christmas jumper to school.
3. Tuesday the 17th and Wednesday 18th of December Christmas party.

Thank you for your support. Remember if you have any ideas on what we could do better or something new please fill out an ideas slip.

Primary 4 are learning about Electrical Circuits

November 7th, 2019

Primary 4 have been learning about Conductors and Insulators using electrical circuits.

We made a working circuit then we tested lots of different objects to see if they were conductors or insulators.

If they were conductors then the circuit worked.

If they were insulators then the circuit didn’t work.

We tested the bin, a hair bauble, scissors, foil, a crocodile clip, a sponge, a sharpener, the sellotape dispenser, Lego, a treasury tag, a nail, a badge, a ten, some card, a polypocket, a ruler, a ribbon, a paper clip and an elastic band.

We found out that some objects were conductors and some were insulators.

Most conductors were metal.

Graphite also conducted electricity.

Ness Class busy weaving spider webs.

November 5th, 2019

Ness Class were busy weaving wool to create our own spider webs.  We then designed and cut out spiders to put in our web with some of us even popping some tasty morsels for our spider to eat into our webs.  We used our Maths skills and fine motor skills to complete this task and we were really proud of our display when we were finished.  Lots of concentration required.

Firework Safety in Primary 3

November 5th, 2019

Primary 3 have been busy making Bonfire Night safety posters today.

We discussed all the ways we can keep ourselves and others safe and displayed this in beautiful, colourful posters.

This is what we said :

Kymberley and Katie – Make sure pets stay inside

Daniel and Luke – Stand well back from a bonfire

Elise, Amie and Kara – Keep children far back

Aaron and Adam – Don’t throw fireworks

Oliver, Maisy and Jodie – Don’t go too close

Codi and Chloe – Stay out the way of adults

Phillip, Carly and Willow – Keep fireworks away from children and pets

Have a look at our work ..