Williamston Primary School

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Welcome to Williamston Primary School

Welcome to our Williamston Primary School blog.

I am delighted to welcome you to Williamston Primary School and hope that your child will be very happy throughout their years with us. We pride ourselves in being a vibrant learning community where the individual is valued and achievement in its widest sense is celebrated.

We have very strong home/school partnerships and welcome the support that parents can offer, not only to their own children but also to the wider school community. Parental support helps to enhance the activities on offer to the children and we value offers of help in any capacity.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and we make every effort to ensure that it is relevant to today’s society and therefore meaningful to the children.  We use a variety of learning and teaching approaches and offer many opportunities for the children to learn independently and as part of a group. The skills they will develop will be essential to them as they progress beyond primary school and face the demands made of them as they get older.

We believe that learning should be enjoyable and believe that fun is an essential part of life at Williamston Primary. We want our pupils to leave Williamston Primary with very happy memories of their time here, having achieved success and feeling motivated and enthusiastic about their future.

I look forward to working in partnership with you and should you have any issues, concerns or ideas for improvement, please feel free to share these with me.

 

Mrs F. Hollands

Head Teacher

 

 

P5 drumming outside, making the most of summer weather…Happy children!

P5 make the most of summer, drumming out of doors..we are happy!

P7b 16.6.17

This week most of the soon to be S1 pupils went to visit James Young High School for induction days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of the subjects we did included; Modern Languages, Business Education, CDT (craft,design and technology), Art, Science, English, Maths, History, Mandarin, RMPS, PSE and PE. We went around our classes with our tutor group and our S6 buddies! On Wednesday we took part in an I-Participate Fair where we got to walk around and put our names forward for school clubs! We had great 2 days and are so looking forward to August now.

We have been learning more about the charity ‘Smalls for All’ and how they support children and women in countries around the world. We had a great day today wearing pants in funny ways and donating lots of pairs of pants too.

We said farewell to Miss Ramsay today. She has been working with us for 4 weeks and has taught us lots of science and geography. We will miss her lots.

Bon weekend!

P7b and Miss Brown

P7a 16.6.17

This week was dominated by our two days Induction at JYHS. it was so fun and very interesting. It was good to know our way around the school and we met our buddies. we planned our visit to Pizza Express for our end of P7 treat!

News from P2/1, P2 and P3/2

We have had so much fun and excitement this week. Our adventures with Mr Grinling have come to an end and we hope Mrs Grinling would have approved of the wonderful picnics we made on Tuesday afternoon. Some of us even discovered new foods to enjoy.

  

 

 

We want to say a huge big ‘Merci! to the fabulous PSA who planned ‘the most amazing day ever’ ( Sam’s words). We played games, disco danced and were budding scientists. Watch out for concoctions being made at home !

 

       

  

 

If you are feeling energetic at the weekend, why not try our disco diva ‘ five a day’.

P7b 9.06.17

We have been exploring different number patterns and sequences this week and looking at how symbols and letters can replace numbers. Some of us have been exploring Pascal’s triangle too.

We have creating comic strips this week and focusing on the features of a great comic strip. We are keeping what these are about and for a secret for now though!

Some of use had bikeability this week too and we are still really enjoying this opportunity. We have bikeability again next Thursday.

Mrs Vest has been helping us to complete our French passports for taking to JYHS next week on our induction days. As part of this we have been learning to talk and write about ourselves and our families in French.

Lots of us are excited about going to JYHS for two days next week for our induction days and enjoyed looking at our timetables today.

Bon weekend from p7b, Miss Brown and Miss Ramsay

Toilet Twinning Success!

Thank you to everyone that supported our Toilet Twinning challenge. There were lots of bright colours worn on the day and lots of change was placed on our “Rainbow Toilet”! Our Target was to raise £60 so that we could twin with one toilet in another country and we are pleased to announce we raised a total of £206.94!!! This will be enough to twin with at least 3 toilets! Many thanks for helping us support this charity that helps to provide toilets, clean water and health education to people in other countries. This  has supported us in working towards some of the Global Goals: Water and Sanitation, Good Health and Well-being and Quality Education.

P7a’s week 9.6.17

This week we welcomed animal encounters and really enjoyed learning about the different creatures.
In maths, we investigated number patterns and some of us were amazed by a mathematician called Pascal!
We learned about Fact and Opinion in reading. In science, we learned more about Food Webs. We created our French passport for High School.
Today we got our induction timetables for going to JYHS next week#excited!
Marcello broke his collarbone doing a bike stunt outwith school- we wish him a speedy recovery!

Primary 2/1 and Primary 2a express the story using percussion!

P2/1 Express the story of The LightHouse Keeper’s Lunch

Expressing parts of the Light House Keeper’s lunch story using tuned and untuned percussion.

P3a’s Assembly

We had a great time presenting the assembly to our parents, family and friends this morning. Our assembly was on the value of “wisdom”. There was singing, dancing, drama and lots of stories. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our learning with everyone. We now know the difference between knowledge and wisdom and hopefully we will make wise choices in the future. Our teachers are very proud of us!

Come and find out about what we have been doing in P4a!

We are pleased to say that our show rehearsals are going well! We have learned all the songs and dances and we have practised each scene at least once. Next week our rehearsals will move to the big hall and we will start putting it altogether. We have begun making scenery – thanks to our parent helpers – and we have sent out a letter about tickets (get your order in fast!)

Our new health topic is medicines and drugs. We have started by thinking about different types of drugs, why people use them/take them and some of the dangers of drugs. In science, we have continued learning about electricity and this week we made electrical circuits including a bulb and a switch. We also learned how to draw these using symbols. In P.E. we continued practising our Kurling skills and we are now ready for a game. In art, we have been studying portraits of Mary Queen of Scots and we have begun working on our own portraits. We have started by drawing Mary’s face and part of her body and we will soon be painting her.

In maths, our fractions topic involved us learning about equivalent fractions and ordering fractions. For example, we know that a half is the same as 2 quarters and a fifth is bigger than a tenth. We enjoyed our “I love Maths” morning which had a focus on fractions, time and calculations. Thanks to the parents/carers that came along. In language, we presented our group “Big 5” talks about Scotland’s Big 5 animals: the otter, the red deer, the golden eagle, the harbour seal and the red squirrel. We also wrote Robin Hood stories inspired by our show.

Last week we enjoyed the taster Judo session as part of Health Fortnight. We also took part in a orienteering challenge to find different food types – some of us found the map-reading a little tricky and we had to run from one end of the playground to the other!

 

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