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Primary 3/4

We have had a busy term so far.

We had a visit from Quality Meat Scotland, who spoke to us about Scottish beef, lamb and pork.

Elyse – Some of us helped make fajitas

Tivon – I helped make the guacamole for the beef fajitas.

Callum – Some of us helped cut the peppers and we used the bridge and claw techniques to help us.

Adam – The fajitas tasted scrumptious, I’ll give them 5*.


Design Technology

Findlay – For design technology we had a challenge to make balloon powered cars.

Tivon – If we keep using petrol or diesel cars it will cause carbon dioxide which will melt all the icebergs.

Leivi – It will cause global warming.

Elyse – Our cars had to travel at least one metre and we used a metre stick to measure this.

Callum – me and my partner’s car managed to travel four metres.

Leivi – me and my partner’s car did not move to begin with so we had to try an fix the problem by making changes to our design.


Findlay – We painted a sunset picture using red and yellow watercolours.

Leivi – We tried to make orange using red and yellow.

Ciara – We practiced how to draw wind turbines using paper, pens and pencils. When we had drawn them we found the perfect one and tried to copy them onto the sunset.


We used word blocks to make sentences.


Brag Tag Gallery

Tivon – If you have been successful and kind you receive a brag tag.

Callum – You only get brag tags when you’ve been caught doing something nice, kind or good. You can’t ask for a brag tag.

Leivi – You have to earn it!


Primary 3/4 Enterprise

Primary 3/4 have been busy this week with Christmas Fair Enterprise.

Elyse – We were using persuasive language in our posters for the Christmas fair and creating a memorable jingle to encourage people to buy the hot chocolate we made.

Christopher – We were writing jingles and trying to use alliteration in them, we also had to make sure to mention the product as well.

Ciara – We had to measure 3 heaped spoonfuls of hot chocolate to make them all the same. Then we had to add 20 marshmallows before tying the bag closed.

Connor – At the decorating station we had to stick pom poms on with glue for the nose and then we stuck 2 googly eyes. Last we added 2 antlers using brown pipe cleaners.

Leivi- We designed logos for our company – The 3 Reindeers. The logo was made from 3 brown fingerprints, then we added a red, green and black nose on them with black pen for antler and eyes. One of then eyes was winking.

P 3/4

We have been busy in Primary 3/4.

Maris: “Making our Monster Listening Posters”


Adam: “We learnt to listen like monsters using our mouths to listen, you be quiet and don’t say any weird noises.”

Oliver: “You can listen with your brain by thinking about what the person is saying.”

Leivi: “They listen with their hands by putting them on their lap and not fiddling with anything.”

Ciara: “They listen with their feet by crossing their legs and keeping their feet in”

Leah: “They listen with their eyes by looking at the person who is talking.”

Brodie: “Their heart, they care about what people are saying.”

Connor: “They face their body to the person who is talking.”


Brodie: “We have started using Sway to let parents no what we have been learning.”


Maris: ” We have been learning about not bullying other people and we went in pairs to create an anti-bullying poster and then coloured it in it to display in Westfield.”

Oliver: ” We have been learning about hygiene and germs.”

Maris: “To show we know what germs are we designed a germ each and we had to give the germ a name, where it lived, how it spreads, its symptoms and the treatment.”

First week back!!!

In our first week back on Tuesday we made some symmetrical drawings of ourselves. It was very hard, we had to be unique and use our shading skills to help. We also did a getting to know you, where we wrote down on paper, clues about ourselves to see if the class could find out who we were.

On Wednesday Mr Muller came to teach for the day and we were set a challenge. We were to build the tallest tower out of uncooked spaghetti and dry bread, some met the challenge successfully and some were not as successful but tried their best.

When it came to Thursday, in the afternoon, we started to think about what articles we could use for our class charter. We also thought about what our table names could be.

On the last day of our first week, which was Friday, we started deciding what our class charter could look like. Each table decided on four designs for our class charter which we will vote on, on Monday.

Community Links

On Thursday the nursery enjoyed a visit from two of the residents at Blackfaulds House Nursing Home, and their carer.

There is growing research on the benefits, to both young and old, of such generational integration.  The children and visitors enjoyed playing and listening to stories together. We are planning on Thursday visits, from Blackfaulds House, becoming a regular occurance.


Nursery Vision

Our Vision:

“Westfield a Place to Smile”

Our vision puts enjoyment and happiness at the heart of all we do, as we believe, in order to thrive and excel, children need to be happy.

To ensure our vision accurately reflects Westfield Nursery, we are consulting all stakeholders; gathering their ideas, views and opinions.

The children have been consulted and their thoughts are now on display, in our cloakroom, for you to view.

This consultation has shown us the children value:

  • The opportunity to make friends at nursery
  • The opportunity to play
  • Having choice in their play
  • Learning to be independent and responsible, by preparing snack for themselves and others


Children in Need

The children in the nursery baked cakes to raise money for Children in Need. They mixed sugar, butter, eggs and flour together, then they spooned them into small cake cases before cooking the cakes.


Next, after the cakes had cooled a mum came in to nursery to help the children decorated their cakes with icing sugar and Pudsey Bear designs.


Lastly on Friday morning the children sold the cakes to raise money for Children in Need.


The Nursery raised £42.20 by making and selling Pudsey cakes, well done everyone!

Nursery News

Another busy week in the nursery started with the children collecting sticks to make a ‘campfire’. Songs and stories were shared around the ‘campfire’ and fire safety discussed.

Later in the week the learning about fire safety was extended through some messy play set up by Miss Hirst, our visiting student Teacher. The children really enjoyed ‘putting out’ the fire (red paint added to shaving foam) while discussing and learning more about fire safety.


Every week the children are learning all about food and food hygiene through helping prepare snack. The nursery staff are keen for the children to experience a big variety of food. Last week the children helped make macaroni cheese.  They examined the uncook pasta and described how to cook it.  They looked at the difference between cooked and uncooked macaroni and they added the cheese to the cooked macaroni.

This week the children enjoyed making and tasting apple pie.

The children have also been developing their pen control and artistic skills through creating self portraits. We think the look great. Please check them out in the gallery below.