Category Archives: P7b ( Miss McKinlay)

Tam O’Shanter

P5, P6 and P7 were treated to a performance of Tam O’Shanter today as part of their Scottish topic. Craig visited the school and talked to us about the origins of the poem and then he acted it out, making us laugh and jump.  We learned a lot about how to perform and make a poem come to life as well as a bit about life in the time of Robert Burns and the story of the poem.

P5-7 Christmas Show

P5-7’s Christmas show will start at 2 pm on Monday and Tuesday. Doors will be open at 1.45. Please note the change of time.

After our performances we are welcoming parents up to our classrooms to showcase some of our learning.  Some classes have made some Christmas  items and will be selling them for a small donation.

Showcase days:

Monday – P7a, P7b, P6b ONLY

Tuesday – P6a, P5a, P5b ONLY

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!

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory – P7 b’s visit

It would be fair to say P7B enjoyed their trip to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.  From RSM Peter putting his new recruits through their paces to the actual making of the poppies on the shop floor; everyone had an interesting time. Iona may now be known as ‘John’, we met James Bond’s granny,  and we know what a 4 week ration of chocolate looks like. Meeting all the service men making the poppies and wreathes means we can understand the difference between the types of poppy popular around the world. Most importantly, this trip gave us all a better understanding of our World War 2 topic. Thanks to everyone who helped us with this trip.