£1 Challenge Day

After 2 weeks of preparation, Primary 6 held their £1 challenge day sale on Thursday 22nd November.  Pupils from throughout the school excitedly visited our classrooms to take advantage of the great deals on offer – guessing the number of sweets in a jar, snapping up Christmas decorations, freshly made popcorn, tray-bake of all kinds, bracelets, recycled plastic key-rings,  and wonderfully vinegary chips amongst many more fantastic products.  The buzz all day as the students prepared their stalls, served their customers and counted their takings was fantastic.

 The range of ideas that were displayed was wonderful and resulted in the children making a fantastic profit of almost £190 on the day!  A huge thanks then to all our pupils for their endeavours and to all the adults that helped – in the kitchen; hosting craft-making sessions or by providing loans.  (Keep an eye out for the loans being repaid this week.)

5WD Coding using Scratch

The children have been learning how to create a game using the visual coding website Scratch. They worked in pairs to paint a maze background and create the code for their sprite (or character). Each team was able to tell their sprite to move a certain way depending on the arrow pressed, go back to the start if they touched an obstacle and change the background when the maze is complete.

The children have worked very hard on these games and a few examples can be seen and played here – why not give them a go!

African Drumming and Dance Experience

The Primary Fives have been learning African drumming and dance over the past few weeks which culminated in a fantastic workshop and performance to the whole school last Friday.

Every child who took part in the performance was able to take a drum solo and had the chance to do a dance solo if they chose. Both classes learned a lot and were amazing at showing their skills to the rest of the school. By the end of the performance the whole hall was dancing along! Well done to everybody!


Primary 1 sounds packs

The children in Primary 1 have been working so hard, learning all of their letter sounds in class and at home.  It is really helping their reading and word building!

Sounds we have learned to read and write to date are:

a b c d e f g h i l m n o p r s t u

If any of these sounds are missing from your sounds pack then please do let us know, via  your child’s reading record, and we can make sure you have a full set.

Thank you very much

Mrs Law, Mrs McConachie and Miss McLean

Last day on the slopes!

After all the trips last week, we had a quieter but still full week in P6.

After a very fast 6 weeks, we had our last lesson on the slopes and it was brilliant to see how far everyone had progressed as they practised stopping on demand and skiing from the green line, while the intermediate group skied from the very top with their instructor.  While everyone is sad that our skiing is now finished, we all agreed it has been a brilliant experience – well done to all!!

While the skiers were having their last lesson, the group that stays with Mrs Herbert had an interesting morning attending the Harvest Assembly and then making and decorating biscuits, which looked fantastic!

In P6LY this week, we held elections for two positions: Pupil Council and Eco Council.

  • Olive Teece and Ellis Batchelor were elected as the class representatives for the pupil council.
  • Aiden Armes and Skye Valentine were elected onto the Eco Council

Well done and good luck in your new roles! And well done to those that also put themselves forward for the roles – it was a closely fought election.

This week we have also enjoyed practising using interesting and ambitious vocabulary when writing stories in literacy, making posters about how to ‘Take a Moment’ with Mrs Sawers and in our Ancient Egyptians topic we have started to learn about the Pyramids.


Primary 6 on tour!

It’s been a very busy week for Primary 6 starting on Tuesday with a visit to Craigie’s Farm.  Both classes had great fun as we were given a ride around the farm in a tractor & trailer to see lots of different produce and soft fruit.  Then we got to see jam being made in the jam kitchen. Finally we were treated to a cookery demonstration using freshly picked ingredients!  Lots of inspiration to be had for when we start to plan our own garden.  We even saw blue and white pumpkins – although Mr Lynch didn’t believe us until he had seen the photographic evidence below!!


On Thursday we were off again as we took the train to Holyrood Park for an Outdoor Learning Challenge Day.  Splitting in to 4 groups, we got to experience a variety of different outdoor activities and some of our favourites included mountain bike skills, den building, problem-solving team games, learning how to calculate how fast we could run and bug-hunting with the RSPB.  The poe-tree session was also great fun and we loved the fantastic tree-inspired poems.

Finally, on Friday we had our 5th week of Skiing (it’s going so fast!) – the progress each week has been brilliant to see and there were lots of happy faces today as the majority of the beginners group got to ski down from the green line (and use the faster tow) for the first time.  The intermediate group also had a landmark day as they finally got to ski from the very top of the slope!!

All of these trips would not have been possible without the assistance of so many parent helpers, so we would like to take this chance to say thank you very much for your continued support!

Mr Lynch & Ms Love