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P5H – 11//1/19

Here is what we have been up to in P5H this week!

Blog 11.1

Here is a video explaining how we do column addition. Remember, the naughty number goes into the dungeon!

We have also done some wonderful calendars using perspective and shading. Here are a few for you to look at.

P5H Mandarin

P5 learnt a Christmas song in mandarin this week, enjoy watching it below.

We also learnt how to make origami Christmas trees, it was incredibly hard to do! Here is a link to a YouTube video below.

P5’s Learning this week 7.12.18

Here are a variety of reflection sheets highlighting what the children have been learning this week.

We have been very busy amidst the Christmas countdown!



Watch out for Learning Stories which will also be coming home during the course of the coming week!

18 sleeps to go …apparently!


P5’s Learning this week

It has been a very busy week of learning  and we have used a hige number of skills .

In literacy we wrote reports about the Rainforest and our Assembly.

In numeracy we were subtracting using “grouping”  or “borrowing” .Youcan see how to do  it here .

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day we discussed his life and why he is our ptrom Saint . We managed to learn the orcadian Strip the Willow and took part in a cweilidh with P4

As part of enterprise we all made fantastic wooden Christmas star decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair.

To help decorate the scvhool we created a fabulous Christmas tree ,each making a bauble.

We also went to the Pantomime which we thoroughly enjoyed.

It has been a fun packed week of learning!


P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂

P6 Wee Sleepout!

Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!

Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.

The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.

The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.

If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.



Times tables

Later this term in P5 we are going to be learning about formal written methods for multiplication and division. In this post you will find some ideas and games to play to help learn times tables in an interesting and fun way!


Below are some interactive games to help learn times tables;


This website has some other great games to play!



Have fun!!


We have been so busy getting ready for our awsome assembly next Friday we have done a whole-class blog post this week;

We have spent lots of time preparing for our assembly. Our assembly is going to be on The Rainforest and Broomlee! We have been busy learning our parts, can you please help us practise at home making sure that our voice is loud, clear, confident and not too fast. Some of us have got outfits to prepare, can these please be taken in on Monday so we have them for our rehearsals.

** It is a dress down day on Friday, please come in your SCHOOL UNIFORM (or outfit for the assembly) and take your dress down in your bag.**

Can you please help us learn this song for our assembly


We have been learning about metaphors and using them to create a character description. We drew our own character and had to describe them using similes and metaphors and next week we are going to try and match up each other’s’ characters with their descriptions. Here are some examples;

We started to learn about money. Can you please show us how you might buy things online, your debit and credit cards, let us pay for some things in shops, how to get cash out of an ATM and explain what bills you pay by direct debits because we have been learning all about these things in class.


We made firework posters with onomatopoeias, an onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like the noise it’s describing.

We have started using chimney sums in maths, ask us how to do a chimney sum and we will explain how to do one.

We made our own poppies to help us remember those who fought in all the wars.


Here is what we have been up to in P5H this week;

Class blog 2.11.18 It was written by the Toucans!

Here is our spelling for the week SPELLING P5 WEEK 7

We have been learning about food webs. Here is a great video explaining them. We watched part of the video in class.


We are going to be very busy over the next two week starting our class assembly. Can you please keep an eye out for any lines that come home and help read over them in loud, clear voices (we have a whole hall to fill!).