P6C Update

P6C have been very busy recently so we wanted to update you on our progress.

We have been working on Keeping Myself Safe this term. This has been very interesting to work on and the class have provided interesting and insightful comments.

We have recently begun working on fractions during our maths lessons. We are working on identifying fractions and equivalent fractions. Continue reading “P6C Update”

P6C Blog – Week ending 26th August 2016

Welcome back after a lovely summer.

In P6C this week we have been very busy learning about many different things. In Art we have been learning about Pablo Picasso and cubism. We are creating our own cubism self portraits. Jazz and big band were introduced in our music lesson this week, as we looked at different music genres. Co-operative learning groups were set up and we made our group shields and table tents. It was enjoyable to work and get to know other people in the class. P.E. has been a firm favourite in the class as we enjoyed learning about invasion games through playing basketball.  Mr Davis came and joined our class on Thursday and taught us about the jet stream and how it works. We learned how it pulls the air from the North Pole to the equator and how it changes temperature. This is how we sometimes get storms here in Scotland called the tail end of a storm as it comes from America where they have had a previous bad storm.

We have really enjoyed our learning over this week and hope to build on it throughout the term.

We have learned something new and we  hope you have too!

By Ben, Ryan, Hannah and Carla.

This Week In P6B And Transition Days

On Monday we talked about transition days and how we felt about going into our P7 classes. We also learned more about negative co-ordinates and played co-ordinate Bingo. It was really fun. We also finished of our Keeping Myself Safe topic and we now know exactly how to keep ourselves safe. Monday was a really fun day as we also lay silently on the grass listening to the different noises we could hear in nature. This was because we are taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge.
On Tuesday we had French with Mr Reid we learned more about how to say different family members in French. We also did pond dipping for our 30 Days Wild Challenge . We also tidied up the classroom for the transition days.
On Wednesday we were all split up into different classes for the transition days we made up rock bands and we did lots of art. P7A was with Miss Lee, P7B was with Mr Mitchell and P7C was with Mrs Idle. We went on tours with our bands to Glasgow, Edinburgh, America and Sydney. We did not have a budget limit so we could spend as much money as we wanted. It was great fun.
On Thursday we finished of our band tours and pictures and we got to sit on the benches at assembly :0! P7A did not get to sit on the benches as there was no room left for them. We then got ready to leave P7 and go back to our original classes.
On Friday (that’s today!) we have had a spelling test and we have reflected on our learning for the week. We are about to go and watch a fashion show with all the winning hats from the design a builder’s hat competition and then we will have golden time.

By Stephanie and Josh


On Thursday the 21st of May the Primary 6s went to Amazonia in M&D’s Theme Park, Strathclyde. We got to walk around the theme park and it was teasing us because we wanted to go on the rides. When we got there we didn’t get to go into Amazonia straight away because another class were in it at that moment so we had to do some worksheets to do with the rainforest and we got to do a word search. When we got to go in the Amazonia part it was very warm inside because all the animals have to be in a similar climate to the rainforest. There were lots of animals such as monkeys, toucans, piranhas, poison dart frogs and lots more. When we got half way through Amazonia we got to go in the nocturnal area it was very dark so the nocturnal animals thought it was night time. There were lots of animals in there too. There were snakes and spiders and there was even a cage on the ceiling so the kinkajou could crawl over our heads, it was kind of creepy! When we got to the end we went in the handling room we got to hold animals like snakes, cockroaches and tarantulas. Then we got to go to the Amazonia interactive room where we took photos and played games whilst learning a bit more about the layers of the rainforest, it was really fun!
By Katie and Grace 

Tribe Celebrations, Opera performances and lots of Sport!

Last week in the class we played coordinate bingo. The way the game works is you plot 6 coordinates then you roll a dice twice. The first time you go along the corridor and you go up the stairs for the second roll. We also made monkey masks by following coordinate instructions. Some of our class went to Meadow bank. Some of the events were cricket ball throw, long jump, high jump, 600 meter run, 150 meter run and 80 meter sprint. Our school came 5th overall. That week we also had an Amazon rainforest celebration because we stopped Amazon loggers cutting down the trees, where our tribes have been living, for palm oil plantations. During the celebration some of our tribe members got their faces painted. Excitedly we did an opera show for parents and some other classes with the Scottish Opera. The day of the show people from Scottish Opera came and taught some dance moves to go with the songs. We had a dress rehearsal in front of the P3s to P7s. We will be writing a review of our work with the Scottish Opera tomorrow to tell you in more detail all about our day! We were given costumes to wear for the two shows. We have now started doing cricket in P.E and we are really enjoying it.

This was Ellie and Katie McD

Cups, time travel and rainforest tribes!

It has been a few weeks since our last blog and we definitely have lots to share! Over the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to have 2 teachers! We have still had Miss Lindsay teaching us but we have also had Miss Douglas teaching us too. Miss Douglas has been teaching us all about the rainforest and the people who live there. We made a rainforest in our classroom and we made our own tribes in our co-operative home teams. We have been making decisions about their beliefs and values. We got quite a shock on Tuesday when we came into our classroom to find our rainforest had been closed off as it was due to be destroyed for deforestation. We are now researching palm oil and how it can affect the rainforest and the people and animals that live there. Hopefully we will manage to save our rainforest! Today we went on a trip to Amazonia and got to see lots of animals that come from the rainforest. We will write another blog telling you all about our trip!

Since our last blog we have also been working on two performances. We have been doing lots of singing in preparation for our performance of Warriors! The Emperor’s Incredible Army with the Scottish Opera next week and we are all very excited about it! We have also performed our Music Through The Decades Assembly to Primaries 4-7, parents, carers and grandparents. We started our assembly with the cup song and then travelled through time looking at the events and music from different decades. We loved performing and have received lots of great feedback about our performance.




Euro Quiz

In February we talked about an upcoming quiz especially for P6. The quiz was all about the Europe and the European Parliament. This year was the first year that Windygoul entered a team. The people who went were Ellie, Luke, James, and Niamh S. They were asked questions about Languages, Maths, Flags, Parliament and Countries. They did really well, scoring 34 out of 60. This was above the average score which was 30. Well done guys!

Matilda, Dorks and Cats in Hats!

This week we have had special visitors in our class from Primary 6/7 while the Primary 7s have been at camp. We enjoyed spending time with some of the other Primary 6s.
We have been working hard converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions and finding a fraction of a number in Maths this week. We have been learning this by completing questions in our jotters and playing games such as dominoes and connect four.
We have also been learning about different Human Rights Campaigners such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Desmond Tutu and Abraham Lincoln. We are making posters to share our learning with others in the class.
We also dressed up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day on Tuesday. Some of our characters included, Matilda, Gangsta Granny, Dorks from Dork Diaries and The Cat


Four people from P6 have been studying for the Euroquiz for weeks on French and maths and they done really well and studied hard. The Euroquiz is about other countries in Europe like France and Germany.
Well done everyone that took part.

P6B up their reading target!

This week we started our new target to read 5 million from January to the Easter holidays. So far we have read around 3,240,000 words. We also have started to learn about our new Living and Growing topic. In spelling we did same root spelling words for homework, this helps us work out the meaning of unknown words. In Literacy Evolve we wrote a diary as David the main character of Friend or Foe. We also went over the cup song and sang a couple of the songs we have learned for Music Through the Decades. Finally we started to make posters of famous human right campaigners we have been learning about.

This has been Aaron T and Logan