60 Second Update


This week we welcomed Miss Thomson to the nursery. We all loved watching the school Christmas show on Tuesday, and making Christmas trees with P6. Our mums and dads and childminders came in to look at our Learning Stories, and we went to the hall and practised party games.


P1B have loved performing in the nativity show, it was great fun putting on our costumes and singing Christmas Carols.

We have kept busy with our Ditty Books but have managed to make Christmas Cards. – expect a deliver next week!

We have also created some Christmas patterns and sequences. We are very much looking forward to our party on Wednesday.


We hope you enjoyed watching the Nativity as much as we enjoyed performing it! It was fun up on the stage looking out to a “real” audience; though the lights were very bright and it did get very hot!

We have been doing Christmas activities in class too – making cards, trees, snowflakes and singing songs. P7 helped us complete Santa mosaics on the laptops.

We have still been doing lots of reading and writing – last book before the holidays will be sent home today.


Primary 2 have been working really hard on the nativity this week, and were really excited to perform for the nursery on Tuesday and parents and carers on Thursday and Friday.

We enjoyed going to the church to watch the primary 7’s in their church service, and we have been busy practising songs that we are going to sing while walking around Pencaitland on Monday. If you see us out carol singing please give us a wave!


We’re getting so excited in P3! The children are counting down the sleeps and ticking off the days on their December calendars in class and Christmas is getting closer every day! We loved the Christmas lunch on Tuesday, enjoyed our visit to Church on Wednesday and sang with the whole school in our Christmas concerts on Thursday and Friday. Now we’re busy making things for our Christmas party next week…. crowns fit for kings and queens!


This week we finished our Romans topic.  We have really enjoyed our topic and have learned lots of new facts.   ‘The Romans built straight roads’ (Emma K); ‘The Roman army had different formations to protect themselves’ (William); ‘I liked learning about farming and Roman villas’ (Alex); ‘Rich Romans had slaves who worked for them’ (Morven); ‘Romans used sponges on sticks to wipe their bottom!’ (Nina) ‘They had baths and went to the toilet all together’ (Connie); ‘There were some people called wanderers who wandered around the empire’ (Robert).

On Thursday morning, we took part in a NYCoS session with Charlotte McMillan.  It was really good fun.  We learned some new songs and played some listening games.  Some of us are very keen to go along to the NYCoS singing group.


We have been learning about Christmas around the world and we were very lucky this week to have Mrs Jackman come and tell us about Christmas in Argentina. We have made ourselves into Christmas elves in art and have hidden them around the school. I wonder if anyone will be able to spot us hiding?


This week was a wonderful and busy week performing the nativity for all of the nursery boys and girls, parents and other family members and going to the church service. We are all looking forward to the second performance of the nativity this morning.


We have been working on our latest blockbuster music video – especially for Christmas!  Watch the P7 blog next week at https://edubuzz.org/p7pps.