Category Archives: Scottish Culture

Primary 3 Scottish Poetry Winners

Our seven class competition winners did us proud this morning at the school poetry competition.  They were confident, spoke loud and clear and we heard and saw some super expression and actions from all of them!  Miss Robertson, Mrs Stephen, Mrs Mayhew and Mrs Cameron and all of Primary 3 thought they did an excellent job at representing us in front of the P1-3 classes and teachers and our special competition judges.

Well done Ben, Lucy E, Morgan, Lucy L, Hamza, Andrew and Josh!



The judges said they had a very tough time choosing a top three and so they decided to award a first place and then a joint second place.

So in joint second place we have…………..


Lucy E and Morgan from P3b!!  They both performed “Mince and Tatties” by J.K Annand.  Well done Girls!

And in first place……………..


Hamza from P3a!!  Who also performed “Mince and Tatties”  Well done Hamza!


Well done to our three winners and all our other competitors – you all did a fantastic job!

P4 do Rabbie Burns Play-in-a-Day!

In P4 we were lucky enough to take part in a drama workshop day with Stacey and Cameron from One Day Creative. The title was Rabbie Burns, A Play-in-a-Day – and it was all about the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Luckily we had already learned quite a bit about him and his poetry and songs, so we had lots of information to share. We all had a part to play in the show and we worked really hard to learn our lines and say them with expression. Remembering all the actions and directions wasn’t easy! We discovered there are lots of talented actors and actresses  in P4! The highlight of the day was performing the play to an audience of other pupils and teachers. It was an amazing experience!

St Andrew’s Day in P4

100_8092Happy St Andrew’s Day! In P4 we have been learning about Scotland’s patron saint – St Andrew – and also about how people celebrate St Andrew’s Day on the 30th November. We gathered information from a variety of sources including a PowerPoint presentation, some films and a quiz. We learned lots of information which we then used to make our own quiz questions and leaflets. This will help us in preparation for our new Scotland topic which will start in January. Our leaflets look great! Can you find any examples of leaflets at home? Please bring them in to share with the class.

‘Williamston Remembers’ Book Launch

Yesterday at our Parent helpers Coffee morning we launched our World War 1 book- ‘Williamston Remembers’

This is a diverse collection of drawings, poetry, photographs and stories from our children and poignant memoirs from some of our families. It is a collection of facts from the past, and personal thoughts of individuals. it is a journey through learning where we can see World War 1 through the eyes of children. It is our act of commemoration ‘Lest we forget’

The book is on sale for all to buy. Any profit made will go to Poppy Scotland. Books cost £7.00 and are available from the school office.

Front Cover WW1


P4 Edinburgh Trip

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Last week, Primary 4 went on their trip to Edinburgh. At the castle we met Mary Queen of Scots who prepared us for our Stuart party. We found out how boys and girls would have lived during her reign, dressed up in suitable clothing and learnt a dance. At thePalace of Holyroodhouse  we learnt about Mary’s life at the palace and saw the place where her secretary Rizzio was murdered. We also learnt about how members of the royal family have used the palace since. Both classes had the opportunity to explore the Royal Mile when travelling between the two locations and we saw John Knox’s house.


P4 Book Project

The deadline for submitting the P4 book to the publishers is fast approaching. Mary Turner Thomson, our author, has sent us a copy of the book with our illustrations inserted and we are now busy editing it. We are also reviewing the story and illustrations sent by our partners in Mumbai. We really can’t wait to see the final product and share it with everyone at our official book launch at the end of April. Watch this space for more details….