Space links

6 06 2017

Click on the link below to become space explorers

Space links

John Muir Award

28 04 2017

Please click on our John Muir Award page to discover what p5 have been discovering.

John Muir Page

Wannabe Wednesday

8 02 2017

Today is Wannabe Wednesday at school. Pupils  have come to school dressed as the job they would like to do in the future. We made a wordle to show what different careers Primary 5b would like to do.

York Residential Reminder

2 02 2017

Final confirmation for groups travelling to York, week beginning 20th February 2017.

• Group 1: P5A, P5E and ½ P5F,
• Group 2: P5C, P5B and ½ P5F

Monday 20th February (In Service Day) – Wednesday 22nd February
• Group 1 departs Dunbar Primary, Lochend Campus at 8.10am
• Group 1 returns to Dunbar Primary, Lochend Campus at approx. 5.30pm

(please check twitter for updates or contact school for confirmation of time)
Wednesday 22nd February – Friday 24th February
• Group 2 departs Dunbar Primary, Lochend Campus at 8.10am.
• Group 2 returns to Dunbar Primary, Lochend Campus at approx. 5.30pm

(please check twitter for updates or contact school for confirmation of time).

Burns Day Celebrations

25 01 2017

Primary 5 celebrated the birthday of our National poet this week. Everyone worked extremely hard to learn their Burns poem and include gestures and lots of expression. All 150 of us had a ceilidh and shared the many dances we have been learning. Our favourite was the Canadian Barn Dance.

Burns Day homework

16 01 2017

Burns Day Homework

Please find attached the Primary 5 homework task for Burns Day.
As part of our literacy assessment this term pupils should select and learn one poem. Children should be able to recite the poem from memory using expression. We will hold a competition in class on January 25th.

Street Talk
There was a rammie in the street,
A stishie and stramash.
The crabbit wifie up the stair
Pit up her winda sash.
“Nou what’s adae?” the wifie cried,
“Juist tell me what’s adae.”
A day is twinty-fower hours, missis,
Nou gie us peace to play.
“Juist tell me what’s ado,” she cried,
“And nane o yer gab,” cried she.
D’ye no ken a doo’s a pigeon, missis?
Nou haud yer wheesht a wee.

“I want to ken what’s up,” she cried,
“And nae mair o yer cheek, ye loun.”
It’s only yer winda that’s up, missis.
For guidsake pit it doun.

Mince and Tatties

I dinna like hail tatties
Pit oan my plate o mince
For when I tak my denner
I eat them baith at yince

Sae mash and mix the tatties
Wi mince into the mashin,
And sic a tasty denner
Will aye be voted “Smashin!”

Up In The Morning Early

Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west,
The drift is driving sairly;
Sae loud and shill’s I hear the blast
I’m sure it’s winter fairly.

Up in the morning’s no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a’ the hills are covered wi’ snaw,
I’m sure it’s winter fairly.

The birds sit chittering in the thorn,
A’ day they fare but sparely;
And lang’s the night frae e’en to morn
I’m sure it’s winter fairly

Up in the morning’s no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a’ the hills are covered wi’ snaw,
I’m sure it’s winter fairly.
Robert Burns

Viking Homework

13 01 2017
  • P5 Homework January/February
  • Weeks Ending 20th , 27th and 3rd
  • Please complete one task per week to be handed in on Friday

Task 1: Viking Game

Learning Intention: I can invent an indoor or outdoor game that Viking children could have played.

Success Criteria:

  • Make a plan of your game.
  • Investigate what materials would have been available to Viking children.
  • Make your game. Include rules so that we can play.

Task 2: Viking God

Learning Intention: I can create my own Viking God.

Success Criteria:

  • Design a new Viking God.
  • Decide how you want to show your creation – a model, lego, poster etc.
  • Include a short paragraph explaining the special power your God has.
  • Task 3: Viking Longhouse

Learning Intention: I can create a 3D model of a Viking Longhouse.

Success Criteria:

  • Research what might be found inside a Longhouse.
  • Include some the main features of a Longhouse in your model.
  • Think carefully about the colours and materials you use.

Task 4: Secret Rune Message


Learning Intention: I can use the runic alphabet to write a secret message to my friend.

Success Criteria:

  • Create your message using the Viking runic alphabet.
  • Use the sheet provided to help you.
  • Make sure you know what your secret message says.


Christmas Web Quest

13 12 2016

Please click on the link below to access the webquest:
Christmas Web Quest


When you are finished show your teacher your answers.

Click on build a snowman

Christmas Enterprise

12 12 2016

Kathryn helped to make a slideshow to show how we created our Enterprise evening.
Primary 5 Christmas Enterprise Fayre on PhotoPeach

Primary 5 Christmas Enterprise Fayre

5 12 2016


Dear Parents / Carers,

As part of our Enterprise project, we will be holding a Christmas Fair on Thursday 8th December, from 6pm to 7pm in the Lochend dining room.

This will give you the opportunity to buy the Christmas-themed products that the P5 classes have been making. As we are an eco-friendly school, we ask that you bring your own bags to take home all your goodies. Please remember to bring lots of change.

We would appreciate it if parents could order tickets in advance. Please indicate on the form sent home today how many tickets you require for the Christmas fair and return along with the money. The tickets are priced at 50p. The P5 children will not require a ticket.

Once again, many thanks for your continued support.


Primary 5 Team




Child’s name _______________________________
Number of tickets required____________________