Category Archives: P5a (Mr Drysdale)

An unusual war wedding! P5A

Mrs Watt came in and talked about WW2 to P5a last Thursday during snack time. She told us about when her Grandmother and Grandfather had an unusual wedding! It was a surprising, interesting and enjoyable talk from Mrs Watt!

On the 23rd December, 1944 Mrs Watt’s Grandmother got married to a Welsh sailor. It was unusual because she actually had a wedding dress and two dinners. The cake had two tiers which was really lucky because of the rationing going on. One tier was donated from the Navy, and the other tier was made from all the rations from around the village.

After the wedding, it was talked about for years as it was so special. As a class we can understand because we have learned about rationing and how tough it was.

During the war Mrs Watt’s Grandad was in the North Sea on a Navy boat and they came across 9 Norwegian children in a rowing boat. They brought them aboard because they were going to sink and took them back to land. It was a tragic and heartwarming story.

We all say a massive thank you to Mrs Watt to sharing her story!

Look at the photographs to see the special day!

A massive well done to the whole class who combined their writing to make this post! – Mr Drysdale

Christmas Jumper Day Friday 15th December

On Friday 15 December we’re inviting all pupils to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The whole school and nursery will be taking part, with everyone getting the chance to show the world their silly side by wearing their favourite festive knits for the day.

We’re asking pupils to make a £1 donation, or whatever they can give, to help save children’s lives around the world.

The money they raise will help Save the Children give the world’s forgotten children a brighter future. It could help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.

And you won’t need to splash out on snazzy new sweaters to join in the fun – simply decorate an old woolly to create your own crafty masterpiece, or wear something festive.

We’d really appreciate your help to make Christmas Jumper Day a huge success.

With your support we’re looking forward to a woolly great day!

P5a’s awesome and busy week

This week we have done so much World War 2 stuff! – Aidan Mc

We started building spitfires – Daryl

We have been learning about the bombs and planes for WW2. – Connie

Port of Pinkie was bombed and one building was destroyed. – Caitlyn

The boming raid  was terrifying and exhausting. –  Maja

We tested our Anderson Shelters. Some survived and some were destroyed as they weren’t strong enough. – Abbie

Maja’s WW2 cake was delightful. – Lily and Morgan


This was our last week to bring in homework… It was exciting. Lennon

In Science we made hovercrafts with a bottle cap and balloon – Jayden

We have been learning all the key features of a newspaper – Leah

When talking about WW2 we were highlighting the 5 W’s to use in  our newspaper. – Natalia

What a busy week indeed!!!

Codeword: Spitfire


P5A WWII Diaries

This morning, 5A looked back over their fantastic diaries they wrote in character discussing evacuation, new surroundings and missing Pinkie. It was a great opportunity to self and peer assess the diary writing against their own success criteria. Here is what some of the pupils said at the end of the lesson:

Natalia – “It was really good because you could see the amount of work and success criteria and all the tickled pink in the other persons work.”

Maja – “It was a nice double check to share with a partner.”

Leah – “You can do another one in the future and aim for all tickled pink.” 

Isla- “I think if you get green for growth that’s what you need to aim for to achieve success next round.”


Codeword: Success


In 5A we have been….

This week we have been acting like evacuees back in WW2 – Aidan Mc

We were learning about evacuees and them going on trains and what their experiences would be like – Lyall

Most people are really committed to our topic! – Emma

We have learned there were mickey mouse gasmasks for kids – Natalia

In PE we have been doing badminton the last couple of weeks and we’re pretty good at it. – Jayden

We have been learning how to go on google docs and have been pasting photos from WW2 like gasmasks on to the doc – Connie

Codeword: Marbles