Numbers, Numbers Everywhere!

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What a fantastic start to our Maths and Numeracy week. Today the children across the school engaged in a paired number bond activity. We like to call it Number Bond Buddies!
The P7 children were paired with the P1 children. Mrs Hill and Miss O’ Regan brought the children outside to the basketball court. Each child had their name and a certain number of dots on a badge. They ran about until an adult called a number. Then the P7 and P1 children came together to form that number. The children had to learn how to identify the number of dots really quickly!
After the children found someone to pair up with to make the number, the older children helped the younger children to write the number sentence on the ground. It was so wonderful to see all of the work displayed so quickly!
The teachers did test the children’s skills by asking for numbers that required some subtraction work.
Well done to the P7 and P1 children!
We look forward to speaking to other children in the school and find out how they got on during the Number Bond Buddy Session!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday the 25th of September 2015 P5/6 hosted a special coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. We made invitations and printed them out using the computer. The invitations had information on them including time, place and day.
We decided to accept donations for the cakes rather than have set prices.

On Thursday before the bake sale, we prepared everything for the day. On the day of the coffee morning, we were all excited but a bit nervous. The first guests started trickling in at 11:00. We had two games set up. One of the games was “Baked or Faked”. Players were blind folded and tasted a bit of cake. They had to guess if it was homemade or store bought. It was great fun!
Thank you for donating your money! It is a big help for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In total, we raised £213.99.

Printing with toys in P1 and P1/2

As part of our Toys project, P1 and P1/2 used printing techniques to create a toy soldier. The children printed using real toys and created some fantastic effects. They rolled toy cars in paint to make tracks which became the soldier’s trousers. Marbles were rolled in paint and over paper to make the buttons on his jacket. The children blew bubbles in paint using straws to create the soldier’s face and hat. Finally the children used transport stampers to make the soldier’s jacket. He looks fantastic and is standing to attention waiting to greet our grown-ups on Parent’s Evening next week!

Making Toys in P1/2

P1/2 have been learning all about toys! They explored how toys with wheels work and how they are made. They looked at toys that can be pushed and pulled and toys that roll. They created a variety of toys with wheels on fixed axles. This means that both wheels attached to the axle move at the same time. The photographs show the children working hard to create a Bugmobile, a Pull-Along Chick, a Red Bus and a Push-Along Ladybird.


Primary 4 have been studying volcanoes, what they are, where they are and how they affect us.

As part of our homework we were set the task of designing a diorama……….                we hope you enjoy looking at them!!!

Mock Court Project Update

On 28th September, some P7 children attended the Scottish National Gallery for a Mock Court Speciality Day.

This was a wonderful opportunity to meet some experts from the legal and tax profession! They gave the P7 children some advice for their Mock Court project. They pointed out some potential arguments that the solicitors could make and what the witnesses might say under examination and cross examination.

P7 are very excited about their project and working hard to complete their deadlines.

If you would like more information about the project, why not ask a P7? You can also find out more information at the mock court website:



Sports Day 2016

We have recently been advised by St David’s High School that the P7 transition visits will be on 8th and 9th June 2016 and as such clashing with our intended Sports Day.  Sports Day will therefore be re arranged and the new date confirmed in due course.


Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 Old Playground Games

As part of our toys topic Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 learned to play some old playtime classics! The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own hopscotch and playing this traditional, well known game. They worked very hard trying to turn a hoop with a stick! They also enjoyed skipping and a team game of duck, duck goose. The children are excited to try these activities during playtime tomorrow. Have a look at the photos below.

Buddy Reading Session

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On the 15th of September P7 had their first buddy reading session with P1. We helped them to pick out an important piece of punctuation in their reading books; a full stop! We had lots of fun reading fun stories and talking with our buddies. It was interesting to ask them questions about their work. The Primary 1 children were very happy to see their buddies and were excited to read different stories.
We look forward to our next buddy event.
By Jack and Bruce

Love Drama!

Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 were very lucky to join in a workshop led by the fantastic Love Drama group. The children created a magic potion to make them line up! Have a look at the photos below and look out for the leaflet in your child’s book bag.