Category Archives: Primary 5

Primary 5 Cooperative Learning

Primary 5 loved making their new Home Teams today. They worked well together to create their Home Team shields and fantastic new Home Team names.

The children had to share a sentence and a hashtag to share their thoughts about their experience. Below are a few examples…

It was good working together. #fun

We worked really well together. #awesome

I think we did a great job but at the start we could think more about how we are using our time. #great

We hope you have enjoyed sharing our learning.  Miss McKay

Pupil Voice

Some of our pupils took part in a Pupil Focus Group today. We had representatives from across the school looking at Health and Wellbeing in our school community. We used statements and questions from the document How Good is OUR School to help our conversation along – great work everyone – we came up with a small list of actions

Busy first week back!

Happy New Year to you all , I hope that 2019 is a happy and healthy one for you.

We have had a very busy first week back. The staff were all delighted with how quickly the children have settled back into their learning.

This block , up until the February break, there is a focus on health and wellbeing in every class so our pupils have already been exploring different aspects.

As a staff we have worked on tracking pupil progress using the James Nottingham Quadrants and the Leuven’s Scale of Engagement – these tools help us to think deeply about progress, attainment and engagement in learning, for our pupils as individuals and to plan necessary future steps. If interested, you can find out more at

Miss McKay also ran a session for us looking at Making Thinking Visible techniques – approaches to learning which encourage richer thinking and deeper understanding for our learners and ourselves as teachers. If you are interested in finding out more >


We have a busy term ahead and a calendar and newsletters will be coming your way next week.

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