World Book Day 5th March 2020

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World Book Day         Thursday 5th March

This year, instead of dressing up, we would like all children to produce a 3D model of their favourite character or book. Anything can be used to produce this but it must be 3D.

Some suggestions for the base: different size/shape boxes, tubes, potatoes, origami, lego or other construction materials, eggs (hard boiled). These can then be painted and decorated with anything of your choosing.

If anyone needs any help from school please let us know.

We will have an exhibition of all the models for the classes to view. There may even be some prizes too!

We will be giving out the vouchers for a free book on Thursday too.

Below is the link to the World Book Day website. Here you will find lots of fun activities and ideas to encourage your child with reading for enjoyment.

On Thursday we will be doing ‘Drop Everything And Read’ your child can  bring a book from home if they would like to…when the bell rings in school they will stop whatever they are doing and read for pleasure. We will be counting up the number of stories we share with each other from Monday until 29th March as part of the ‘Great Story Share’.

In school we will do some story sharing among other fun activities.

P4 Homework w/c 20.1.20

Hello and apologies for the delay in wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2020!

We are delighted to welcome Miss Bone into P4 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the February break and then she will be in class full time until the end of March. She will initially observe lessons and then increase responsibility and lead some learning herself with Mrs Roy and myself assisting.


  • Spelling: Pupils will write their new spelling words in their jotter on Wednesday this week. At home they should use:

                                     LOOK    THINK    COVER    WRITE    CHECK

to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns.                      They should also complete a green activity card which will earn                          pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be                                  completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not                          mandatory

  • Numeracy & Maths: please continue to practise individually chosen times tables for ‘hot-seat’ testing in class
  • Reading: pupils will be learning new Literacy Circle roles in class over the next few weeks so there will be no need to take reading books home.  Reading groups will continue to be heard in class
  • Pupil Talks: pupils have chosen dates and times for their personal choice of topic to be presented to the class in their chosen form (slips went home last week). Talks should be approximately 2 minutes with questions at the end. Skills will be taught in class over the coming weeks and slips include some handy hints but please ensure pupils do not worry about this and have fun preparing
  • PE : will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with a P4 class handball tournament on Fridays over the coming weeks

Additional Information

Monday 20th January 2020 – Teachers will hear Scottish poems this week and choose two pupils to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January.

Thursday 6th February 2020 – Learning Trio, 3:45pm – 8:00pm, Appointment forms will be sent out this week.

Friday 7th February 2020 – Learning Trio, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P1 Homework w/b 7.1.19

Hello parents,

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holidays and have had a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We are starting the new term with Scottish week. We will be learning about Scottish traditions and the Scots language.

This week’s sound: x (pronounced ‘ks’ not ‘ex’) as in box


Groupings have changed so you may find your child has a book at a different stage than before.

Letters have been sent home to let you know what key words your child struggled with in a recent Key Word Assessment. Could you please make these your main focus at home this week for homework.

Chips- Kipper the Clown

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Kipper the Clown booklet

Biffs- Floppy the Hero

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- A Good Trick

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- Bob Bug 

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

As part of our Scottish week we are asking the children to learn 2 Scottish songs which the school will be singing in assembly on Friday:

Auld Lang Syne

O’ Flower of Scotland

I have sent home copies of the song lyrics and ask that you help your child to learn the songs for Friday.

I have also sent home 2 Scots poems –

Mince and Tatties – JK Annand

The Wee Rid Motor-Sandy Thomas Ross

Please can you help your child learn 1 of these poems to recite in front of the class next week. Some children may be selected to perform these at our poetry recital in a few weeks time.

Finally, just a quick thank you for all of your lovely gifts at the end of term, they were appreciated. It was really very generous.

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

P5 Week 06/01/2020

Happy New Year to all and we hope that you all had an enjoyable time over the holiday. Thank you for all the lovely gifts we received, they were very much appreciated.

This week…It is Scottish Week! We will be learning about different aspects of Scotland and Scottish life / history / culture. All children will be given a poem this week to learn and recite with expression for the competition towards the end of January.


Reading -(Daily) See reading diaries as usual.

Spelling (For Friday) – See purple spelling jotter. All children must write either sentences or a paragraph containing their spelling words. Red and Blue group should also find five new words and their meanings, these words must be of the same spelling pattern and sound.

Scottish week – Please research an aspect that Scotland is famous for and produce at least 3 facts to share in class on Friday.

PE remains on Tuesday and Thursday – please ensure your child has a full PE kit to change into (Shorts/leggings, T-shirt and socks(for girls if they wear tights).

Please could you make sure your child has indoor shoes – this helps to keep our school clean especially as children sit on the carpet.

Thank you,

Lisa Cumming and Karen Hinton


P7 Info W/B 25th November 2019

Hi all,

Schedule for the week:


Boys’ Football (pm)





SCHOOL FAIR12:30 – 2pm. Donations of unwanted/unused gifts gratefully received please. Some P7s have volunteered to stay and help or run smaller tables for the duration of the fair. I’ll send home permission slips to these pupils. We plan to have:

  • Nearly new gift stall
  • A P7 festive craft table
  • Glitter tattoos and nails
  • Guess the name of the Husky dog (20p a guess; win the Husky toy)
  • Find Santa’s hidden present on a map ( 20p a guess; win a prize)
  • Snowman skittles – 10p a shot, win a sweetie

Christmas Show – Some children have lines to learn for this so must practise at home. We’ll work out what costumes are required and let you know ASAP.

Independent Study Task – There will be a new numeracy task sent home on Wednesday. Children should still be practising the fractions and percentages ‘LearnIts’ that Mrs Caldwell sent home. The children know what these are.

Reading – We are reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class and completing comprehension tasks based on this story.


Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt















P4 Homework w/b 18.11.19

A huge thank to all those who came along on Friday 15th November to see P4 showcase all their fabulous learning around the Viking topic. The class had an exciting morning and were rightly proud of their achievements – well done P4!


  • Spelling: Pupils have written their new spelling words in their jotter on Wednesday this week. At home they should use:

                              LOOK    THINK    COVER    WRITE    CHECK

  • to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card  which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory
  • Numeracy & Maths: please continue to practice the 3 x table or if this has been mastered then the table identified during your child’s Learning Trio target setting or in class
  • Reading: most pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 21st October
  • PE & Swimming: will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with the 13th swim session on Friday

Additional Information

Friday 29th November 2019 – Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm.       P4 will be selling their painted scallop shells filled with chocolate and gift wrapped with personalised Christmas label. A bargain at only £4 per package!

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P1 Homework w/b 11.11.19

Our Sounds: ‘ai’ on Monday and ‘j’ on Wednesday

Our Tricky words: ‘all’ and ‘you’

Reading books.

Chips: Kipper’s Birthday

Biffs: The Water Fight

Kippers: Fetch!

Floppys: Fetch!



Christmas Nativity:

Primary 1 and 2 have began to practise our school nativity and the have been little stars so far, we have learnt 5 of our 8 songs. Our show is called ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ and we are really enjoying it so far. Children were informed of their parts on Monday. Lines will be sent home on Wednesday of this week. Thank you all in advance for your support with this. If you would like to practise songs at home they can be found at:

(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations greatly appreciated.
  • Friday 29th November: Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm. P1/2 are collecting ‘Nearly New Toys’ for the toy stall and the lower atrium are creating a ‘Pamper Hamper’ that can be won at the fair. We will be collecting for both of these things.
  • Monday 9th December: P1/2 Nativity for the parents at 1:3opm in the large hall.
  • Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day – we will  be collecting donations to continue the funding of schooling for two children in Africa.
  • Wednesday 11th December: Nursery – P4 have a Christmas show in school.
  • Tuesday 17th December: P1/2 Christmas Party. Your child can bring in a change of clothes for this and get changed at lunchtime. Santa will also be visiting and parents are welcome to this as it is a great photo opportunity!
  • Friday 20th December: Whole school visit to the church and school ends at 12:25pm.

Miss Ramsay