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Building Resilience – Take a Moment


Let’s revisit strategy four of the Building Resilience Programme.

Everyone encounters a wide range of emotions every day. Becoming more aware of
how we feel can have a big impact on our well being, our behaviour and our
relationships with others. Learning to be more aware helps us to get in tune with our
feelings and stops us dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
In this unit, we have been learning:

 We all experience a range of emotions every day
 Sometimes we feel stressed
 I have ways to help me cope


We need to take a moment to look after ourselves by slowing down and doing something different. You will all be aware of the five senses – touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. 

Take a piece of paper or a whiteboard and draw out five boxes or bubbles and write the name of a sense at the top of each box or bubble. Now go on a walk and using your senses, draw or write what you have noticed for each of the senses. Is it a blackbird singing or your dad playing music? Is it the smell of your mum’s perfume or is it something cooking in the kitchen? Is it the colour of a particular flower in the garden or  the clouds in the sky? Is it the taste of the sweet you are eating or is it the baking mixing spoon that you have just licked? Is it the touch of your cat’s fur or is it the touch of the ice inside the freezer?

Sometimes, we have to stop and look at the world differently, to make us see the world around us differently, to make us forgot about things right now and to focus our minds on something new so take a moment.

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This week we have been:


  • Revising our tricky words by working with a partner to test each other we call this teacher/pupil
  • Identifying verbs and adding ‘ing’ to verbs


    • Playing spelling games
    • Developing our skills within our reading groups


  • Writing a familiar story using exclamation marks, question marks and full stops



This week we have been:


Other Areas

  • P2 Show – This week we had the opportunity to perform the show to a small audience, had our photos taken in our costumes and had it recorded. The children did a fantastic job and Mrs Imrie said it was ‘wonderful’ – well done P2!
  • We have been Learning Through Play
  • We had great fun learning outside on Thursday afternoon

Please come back to the Blog at noon on Monday to find a selection of suggested literacy and numeracy tasks along with other ideas linked to skills to support your child’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate it.

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Really Weird Removals.com, chapter 23

Check you understand what these mean:

  • Limply
  • Merciless (grip)
  • Conferring
  • (Look at something) longingly
  • Vanquish
  • (Smile) indulgently
  • Recoil (in horror)
  • Repulse
  • Wrenched

Think about these comprehension questions:

  • Why do you think this chapter is called ‘A night of fear and miracles’?
  • Why do you think the baobhan can appear as either a beautiful woman or a monster? How do you think they choose what to look like?
  • Luca says ‘Flying above the woods in the velvety night is the loveliest dream and most awful nightmare.’ How can it be both? What do you think you would be feeling if you were in Luca’s position?
  • Do you think Valentina might the right decision not to try and contact Camilla? Why or why not?
  • What is the baobhan’s ceremony for their victims?
  • What do you think an ‘ancient, echoing, terrifying song’ sounds like? What do you think the words of the song would be?
  • Luca thinks Valentina is crazy and brave to shout at the baobhans. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  • What does Luca mean when he says ‘that act of mercy had saved my own life’?

P4W Wise Woodies Learning Together at Home 28.5.20

Hello everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday!

Thursday 28 May 2020      28.5.20

Thursday Challenge- we are learning to identify the value of each digit in a number.

Look at each number. Show the value of each digit.                                                                                  For example:    365 is  300+ 60+ 5

SUPER –  76    29    96   80    43   123    574   406

FANTASTIC-  246    678    906    360    109     767      532  

SPECTACULAR- 546   809    2354    4035    8604    15 647    28 045   19 207  

Daily Maths

Key Vocabulary– whole, fraction, tenths, equal.

Task– Count in tenths-  0… one tenth,…2 tenths…3tenths….4 tenths………carry on counting in tenths all the way to 1….. 1 and 1 tenth…..1 and 2 tenths…..then to 5!

We are learning to show fractions in different ways.  

Choose 5 more tenths fractions – write them as a mathematician does, write them in words and show them as part of a whole divided into 10 equal parts.

When you are finished you can split it up into pieces and make it into a matching game.               Please ask an adult before you use scissors!

Extra Challenge- Choose  three of the fractions from your sheet.                                                                                   Add them together, Choose another three, then another.

We are learning that 2 halves = 1 whole                                                                                                                                         4 quarters = 1 whole                                                                                                                                    10 tenths = 1 whole

When we have 10 tenths we have one whole.

Use this knowledge to write tenths in words and numbers.

wholes and tenths

Extra Challenge Choose  three of the fractions from the first activity,                                                                               Add them together, Choose another three, then another.


Daily Literacy we are developing our knowledge of poetry.                                                                                              we are learning how to write a calligram.

Go to the link:


Reading task-We are developing our reading skills.                                                                                                          We are finding evidence in a text.                                                                                                               We are learning to summarise the events in a text.

Continue with this week’s task.  See Tuesday’s blog  for details.

Daily Spelling Activity Task: choose a different spelling activity from the pack that you have at home and remember to Look, Cover, Write, Check.                                                                          Extra Challenge -add new and interesting words from the book you are reading.


Reading For Pleasure– enjoy relaxing with a text of your choice in a shady part of your garden. Read for at least 30 minutes each day.

We are developing our listening skills by listening to David Walliams read at ‘Elevenses with David Walliams’.

Art and design- Continue with your art work inspired by the designs ofCharles Rennie Mackintosh.

Topic-  Look carefully at the images available on Monday’s blog. What do you see, think, wonder?


P.E. -We are developing our fitness. Choose an activity from the PowerPoint.


Have  a good day- enjoy the sunshine!








P3M Learning Together at Home, Thursday 28.5.20

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday.

Here are your learning activities for today:




Read these numbers and say them out loud. Then say the number which comes before and the number which comes after:






















11 321

45 222

60 786

20 721

73 446

98 585



Today we are going to practise reading scales. This is an important skill to have because the wrong amount of something can really change the end result.  This is very important when you are cooking or baking but even more important if you are a scientist and measured the wrong amount of  something you were using for your experiment!

Have a look at this clip which shows how different scales are used in real life situations.


look at the pictures below, the pears are being weighed on a pan balance and we can see from the scale that they weigh 2kg. The measurement on these scales goes from 0 to 6. The arrow is pointing at the 2 so the pears weight 2kg.

The other set of scales might be the kind you would use to weigh yourself, or something heavier than 2kg. From reading the scales below we can see the amount it shows is 54kg. Each little black line represents 100grams. There are 10 x 100g in 1kg.


In your jotter write the heading – Measure – Reading scales- and today’s date 28.5.20.

Write down the weight on each of these scales, remember to write kg:


Now have a go at these ones, look carefully at each scale and the numbers they use.



If you would like a challenge, these are much trickier!


Here is a fun game to give you some extra practice at reading scales. You can choose grams or kilograms.





Complete an activity from your spelling grid to help you learn your new words. Dictation tomorrow.


Complete an activity from the sheet assigned to your group. These can be found in Teams(in the general channel under files).


I hope that you have all found a book that you are enjoying. It doesn’t matter whether it is fiction or non- fiction. Perhaps you would like to share the book you are enjoying on the ‘Sharing your learning’ channel on Teams?


Yesterday I asked you to write about your own personal experience of staying at home and how it made you feel.

We were not focussing on punctuation and spelling yesterday because I wanted you to concentrate on writing your ideas down.

We have spoken before about writing being a process. This means that we don’t just write something and stop. We go back and read it over and try and improve on it. I know that this is a difficult thing to do.

Writers like J.K. Rowling and David Walliams have spoken about writing many drafts of their books before they were happy with them. A draft is a first version of a piece of writing.

So today we are going to think about our star steps for this piece of writing:

WALT- write about our personal experience of staying at home during lockdown.


*Describe how staying at home has made us feel

*Write about the things we have missed and anything we have enjoyed about being at home.

*Use punctuation correctly.

*Spelling : remember our tricky words and spell correctly the words we have been learning, think about the correct use of the homophones: to, too, two, they’re, their, there.

Sometimes it is difficult to know where to put full stops. It helps to read your writing out aloud as this will give you an idea where to take a breath and where one idea finishes.

I have written a piece of writing without any punctuation, there are also some other errors in it, see if you can spot them:

caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake I like a victoria sponge cake  but our oven was broken we couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to tesco and  we bought too  a white chocolate and strawberry one and a chocolate one for caitlin and danny  there were candles on it

Let’s look at the punctuation first. Without any full stops or capital letters, this piece of writing doesn’t really make any sense. I’m going to add the correct punctuation:

Caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake. I like a Victoria sponge cake but our oven was broken. We couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to Tesco. We bought too, a white chocolate and strawberry one,  and a chocolate one for Caitlin and Danny. There were candles on it.

Look at where I have put full stops. I have broken my writing down into smaller parts so that it makes sense and is much easier to read. After every full stop there is a capital letter, I have also written capital letters for names (proper nouns).

Did you spot the wrong homophone? I should have written – We bought two – not too because it was the number two.

So now my punctuation and spelling are correct but I haven’t really written about how I felt. This kind of detail make our writing more interesting. So, I am going to add a little more detail:

Caitlin was going to make me a birthday cake. I like a Victoria sponge but our oven was broken. We couldn’t get anyone to fix it in time so we had to go to Tesco. We bought two, a white chocolate and strawberry one,  and a chocolate one for Caitlin and Danny. There were 8 pink candles on it with one gold candle in the middle, even though I am older than 9! I didn’t manage to blow them all out with my first puff.

I have added a little more detail to make my writing more interesting to read. I have also added two adjectives : pink and gold. Did you spot them?

Have a go at reading over your writing from yesterday. Think about the star steps. You don’t need to write it all out again, you could write above the words or use a pen to correct your punctuation. It might be a little messy or difficult to read so maybe you would prefer to write a neat copy.

I would love to read your pieces of writing, please post them on the ‘sharing our learning’ channel on Teams.

Remember to look at the separate post for RME activities.

Have a good day everyone.

Mrs Munro















































P5H Learning Together at Home 28/05/20

Good afternoon P5H !

It was a scorcher yesterday ! I hope you managed to enjoy some of the Well Being Wednesday activities posted on the website !

Also a reminder that at 11am tomorrow (29th May) we are holding a Class Meeting on Teams ! I am so excited about it and looking forward to hearing your news. Remember to mute your audio when you join and think of one bit of news you’d like to share.

Here is today’s learning ! I will double triple check that everything has uploaded today!

I will be popping into Teams all day so here is you have any questions !

Enjoy your day 🙂

Ms Hastie

Have a lovely day!

RME – Islam

Hello P4J! I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunshine this week.

Today we are going to develop our knowledge of Islam.

Islam is the second largest religion in the world with over 1.6 billion followers. It’s followers (called Muslims) believe there is only one god, who they call Allah.

They believe in special messengers between Allah and the people, called prophets. The last of these messengers was called Muhammad and he is very important to Muslims. They say ‘peace be upon him’ after saying his name. He was born in the city of Mecca, which is in Saudi Arabia.

Task 1

Look at a map of the world to see if you can find Saudi Arabia. Where is the United Kingdom on the map?

Now look at the map below and see if you can find Mecca.

The Five Pillars of Islam

Muslims believe that there are 5 duties that every Muslim must do in their life.

Find out more about the Islam faith and the Five Pillars of Islam in the clip below.


Task 2

Create a poster or a mind map showing your understanding of Muslim beliefs. You should use your own words as much as possible and include illustrations (pictures) in your work.

To help you out a little, here are the names of the each of the five pillars:






Here are some more resources to help you:





Task 3

Discuss with an adult at home why you think it is important to learn about different beliefs and religions in the world.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Mrs Bailey

P3 RME: 28.05.20

This term we are learning about different religious foods and festivals from around the world. This week we are going to learn about the importance of sharing food when visiting a Sikh place of worship, a gurdwara.

Before we begin, think about:

  • What do you know already about Sikhism?
  • Where in the world do you think Sikhism is most commonly practiced?
  • Do you know about any Sikh festivals?
  • What do you know about the gurdwara, the Sikh place of worship?
  • How do you think food is important when visiting a gurdwara?

Before we learn more about food in a gurdwara, here is a basic introduction to Sikhism and the gurdwara in general:


(you will need to be able to launch a PowerPoint presentation for this to work)

Now let’s learn about how food plays a part during worship at the gurdwara.


Think about or discuss with someone at home:

  • What is the langar hall? What happens in it?
  • Who cooks the food?
  • Why do you think the meal prepared is vegetarian?
  • How many people eat the meal?
  • What happens to the food if it’s not eaten?
  • Why would a family volunteer to cook the meal?
  • Can you identify any of the food’s being served in the langar meal?
  • What do you notice about who sits at the table and who sits on the floor? Why do you think this is?
  • Why do the children like going to the gurdwara?
  • Do you think you would like to visit a gurdwara?

Read through and discuss the questions in this PowerPoint at home:

Why is the langar meal such an important part of Sikhism?

If you are interested in learning more about Sikhism you could look at:

The langar and ‘seva’ (act of service)

The beginnings of Sikhism

Other clips about Sikhism: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3c8mp3/resources/1

Possible follow-up activities:

Design your own langar meal:

Cook your own langar meal

P5M Learning Together At Home 28.05.20

Good afternoon P5M,

I have a fun drama activity for you to try today- Tongue Twisters.

Start by scrunching up your face and making it as small as possible for a couple of seconds. Then stretch your expressions to make them as wide as they can go. Wiggle your nose, then pretend to chew on an imaginary piece of bubblegum, blow a huge bubble and then pop it. Now try the following tongue twisters…

*        I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

*        Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry

*        A proper copper coffee pot

*        She sells seashells on the seashore

*        A big black bug bit a big black bear

*        If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

*        Six slimy snails slid slowly seaward

Start by saying the tongue twisters slowly then try to get faster and faster! You could also try using a stage voice or silly voice or you could take this up a level by assigning an emotion to each tongue twister; for example, you could try angry ones, happy ones, sad ones, and so on.

Below you will find the links for your Literacy and Maths tasks. I have also attached the science grid which runs until the end of this week and the personal project information if you need to look at it.

I will be on teams throughout today to answer any of your questions.

Mrs McFarlane

P5M 28.05.20

P5 Spelling Grid WB 25.05.20

Persuasive Writing Invention

WAGOLL invention letter

My Invention Planning Sheet

P5 Personal Project


P2 Warty Gruffalos Learning Together at Home

Good afternoon Warty Gruffalos, it’s thrilling Thursday today!

We hope you enjoyed the learning yesterday. It was such a beautiful, sunny day! You will find the weekly planner and today’s learning below and as always please remember do what works for you and your family.  Please send us your snail learning from today if you would like us to give you some feedback.  We are loving seeing your learning on our e-journals – thank you!

Highlighted Weekly Planner:

P2C and P2W Weekly Planner

The same as before, our daily blog is attached as a Word document and all the links to websites, learning activities/grids/worksheets and quick links which will support your learning are attached on the blog, just underneath the Word document.

Please let us know if there are any issues. Just click on the links below to get started on your learning. (We’ve also added a couple of links from yesterday.)

Have a great day! 

Mrs Graham and Mrs Williamson

Word Document:



Here are the links, PowerPoints, resources and worksheets you can use to support your learning:


Monster description worksheet


Time -‘ Quarter to’ video (YouTube)

‘Quarter to’ time worksheet

Topmarks Game  – Analogue/Digital  (choose your level for differentiation)

Topmarks Game – Analogue/In Words (choose your level for differentiation


Dino Dig




Snail PowerPoint

Parts of a Snail

Facts I have learned about snails

Snail Word Search













Quick links

Health Week Grid


Some useful advice for Parents 

Spelling City P2 page


Free audiobooks for children

 Mrs Imrie’s blog page

Daily Live Activities