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P5HW learning this week 25/1/19

Today’s Reflective blog was written together .


We have started to work on Time looking at calendars and working out the days and weeks between dates. 

In number work we have been practising our times tables. Please see the previous blog with sites giving ideas to practise at home.

We are learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number like 25 x 6 =

We have been learning to work them out using the column method involving carrying numbers.


In Spelling we have been learning words which end in ture

Our tricky words are heard and herd.

We are learning how to be a storyteller and we are working together to make up a story to retell to an audience. This week we put our ideas onto a comic strip and worked out props we may use.

In Literacy Circles  we all took on different jobs . We read them out to our groups and then discussed them .


In Mandarin we learnt the days of the week.

In German we revised colours .

In French we talked about the vocabulary for animals


We are exploring the life of Mary Queen of Scots. We have looked at her family tree and made a timeline of her life.

In PE we made a sequence of movements on benches and mats.

We looked at some of the poems of Robert Burns and designed tartan.

We have talked about the Holocaust as it is Holocaust Week and listened to stories from survivors who are now grandparents .

We made out targets for our Learning Stories which we can share at home.

Times tables

Primary 5 are learning about multiplication and division this term.

For homework, can pupils please complete some of the following games to help them learn their times tables and division facts. If you play any and find it really useful, make sure you add it to our homework highlights jotter in class!


Below are some interactive games to help learn times tables;


This website has some other great games to play!



Have fun!!

P5W learning this week 18.01.19

Happy New Year!

P5HW have had a very productive week. It has been a great start to 2019 learning new skills and reflecting and building on skills.

We have enjoyed discovering facts about Mary Queen of Scots , learning what makes a good story ,using speech marks, spelling words with -tion, starting new novels in Literacy circles, developing gymnastic skills, learning about Time , consolidating subtraction and revising tables from 1-9,

Today’s post is a selection of our reflections.


To help with tables …

Enjoy the weekend!

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.



P5HW learning this week 9/11/18

Today’s reflective week was written together .


We have begun a topic on Money.

We are learning different addition strategies in numeracy including column addition and in mental maths we have been using empty number lines.



In literacy this week we have continued to look at similes and metaphors and how they are different from each other.

We are also really enjoying our class novel The Explorer.

In Literacy Circles we shared our learning on our new books in our groups.


In Mandarin we made a booklet about Chinese numbers.  It was lots of fun!  We were counting beyond 10.

Topic – The Rainforest

We have been continuing with our fact files about animals in tropical Rainforests.  We drew some of the animals we have researched and we are also working on presenting the Rainforest as part of our Assembly.


We have been practising out assembly on Broomlee and the Rainforests. We been learning how to work together cooperatively and share our learning in an interesting and informative way.

It is all coming together nicely. Please find the link to our Rainforest song below:

Have a lovely weekend!