On Monday we did our weekend news.  My news was that I went to my swimming lessons. 

Everyday after break we do our Maths.  In my group we have been learning our 2 times table. 

Every Tuesday we visit the school library.  We get to choose a book to take home for the week but we must remember to bring it back again.

Our topic just now is plants and minibeasts.  In two weeks time we are doing a class assembly and I’m playing the part of the caterpillar!

By Molly

Parent Council Meeting – Weds 17th

Dear parents & guardians


the next meeting of the Parent Council will be held tomorrow, Wednesday in the Dining Hall at 6.30pm. All are very welcome to attend. The Agenda is as follows:




Wednesday 17th April 2013 1830

  • Welcome, Apologies & Previous Minutes
  • Matters Arising:
  • Quiz – spot prizes and ticket sales – all
  • Advertise PC vacancies – Bill
  • Promote Education Scotland workshop to parents (once arranged)
  • Disclosure Scotland clearance for parents – Bill
  • Health Week Timetable – Anne B
  • School Update
  • Treasurer’s Update
  • Fundraising – Summer Fair, Quiz, Playground Project
  • Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Eco Committee
  • ELAPCM, correspondence, etc.
  • AOB

Book Fair Timetable, competition and dress up day!

Dear Parents,

 Scholastic Book Fair 2013

This year’s Scholastic Book Fair will be on Thursday 7th March and Monday 11th March.

To mark the occasion P6 have announced a competition for the whole school.  Pupils are being asked to design a bookmark.

All entries need to be submitted by Friday 8th March.  Prizes will be awarded for the best in each class.  The winning entries will be laminated and sold at the Summer Fair.

Pupils can come dressed as their favourite character on Friday 8th March if they wish!

Parent Council Meeting – 27th Feb

The next meeting of the Parent Council will take place on Wednesday 27th February at 1830 in the School Dining Hall. We are happy to welcome our Active Schools Coordinator, Anna Potter along, Anna will give us an overview of the Active Schools Programme.

A draft Agenda is below – if anyone would like anything altered, please let us know in the comments or email to

As ever, all parents and guardians are welcome, please come along!



Wednesday 27th February 2013 1830

  • Welcome, Apologies & Previous Minutes
  • Matters Arising:
  • Advertise for P6 rep
  • P6 library cards
  • Quiz – check availability of Hall
  • Appoint Eco Committee rep
  • Write to ELC regarding Crossing Guard Position
  • Contact Road Safety Unit, and local police re parking
  • Book fair – volunteers
  • Bind Story competition entries
  • Promote Education Scotland workshop to parents
  • Active Schools Coordinator – Anna Potter
  • School Update
  • Treasurer’s Update
  • Fundraising – Book Fair, Quiz
  • Playground Project
  • Curriculum Subcommittee – Handbook
  • Eco Committee
  • ELAPCM, correspondence, etc.
  • AOB



Recently in our class we have been learning about Scottish things.  We learned a song called ‘Auld Lang Syne’.   We also celebrated Robert Burns’ birthday on 25th January by singing ‘The Craw’ song and doing Scottish dances. For our poetry competition we learned a scots poem and the winners were Grace C, Molly and Ben from our class.  In art we did weave pictures which made a tartan pattern and we also added a picture of a Scottish plant onto it.  The plant is very prickly and is called a ‘thistle’.   We made colourful thistles by using lots of different coloured paper.

By Scott & Daniel

Christmas Short Story Competition results!

There was a presentation after assembly on Friday for the competition winners. Many congratulations to:

Caitlin P1, Ava P2, Mia P3, Bruce P4, Charlotte P5, Ceri-Ann P6 & Liam P7

The competition was judged by 4 independent librarians and the positive feedback has been fantastic. Well done to everyone who entered, the judges were very impressed with the overall high standard of work.

General comment – “Well done to them all. I am most impressed”.

As always, we would love to hear your comments and any ideas you may have for future projects.


Parent Council

Thank you from the Eco Group!

Thanks to all parents who sent in their Christmas cards for recycling.  We collected a massive 2765 cards.  Take a look at our photos below to see how we counted them.  We decided to put them into piles of 20 and then count up all the piles at the end.  There were soo many that we nearly ran out of space in the spare classroom.  All the tables and lots of the floor was covered in our piles of cards.  Whilst we were counting we discussed  how much money had been spent on buying and posting the cards and how much paper had been used.  We reckoned it must have been hundreds of  pounds. This made us think about how we could be more Eco friendly with our Christmas cards in future.  We came up with some ideas –

  • P5 cut up some of their cards for art work.  We will ask all classes to do this next year.
  • We will ask all children to only give 1 card to their class instead of writing individual ones for everyone in the class.
  • We will ask parents again next year to recycle their cards with us.

Enjoy our slideshow!

Eco Committee



Eco Group – Recycling Xmas Cards on PhotoPeach


Tickets are now on sale for the OLOLYPS Annual Show which this year is Oliver!  The show is running during the February school break with shows taking place on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th at 7.30pm and on Saturday 16 February at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.  Pupils from P6 & P7 are starring in the show as well as many former pupils.  Please show them your support by coming along to what will be a wonderful show.

For information and tickets please contact Lorna Stewart on 665 4519. Tickets  prices – £8/ £7 for seniors and children. Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £28.

Anyone interested in joining OLOLYPS for future shows should check out their website for more information.