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P1 Assembly

P1 performed two AMAZING assemblies showing off a wide range of singing, dancing and acting. They told us about all the amazing learning they have been doing this year. Everyone had worked really hard to put on such a great performance.

There was a lot of practising involved and it is really hard for P1 to sit still for such a long time. The whole school enjoyed watching and there were a few tears for the buddies song at the end of the show.  We are all very proud of them.

Check out some of our videos below!

That’s What Buddies Are For…

How Many Green Bottles…?

What’s For Lunch…?

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What’s The Sound Of The Aeroplane?


A Week Of Learning!
[Blog Post by Torin and Eilidh]

We have been learning the last sound this week so we read the 3 Billy Goats Gruff story. We thought about how else the goats could get across the river.

We had lots of good ideas, we could make a boat, bridges stepping stones, diving boards. We had a go at making these.

We also did ‘Fit In 15’ on the new track outside.

We then had a visit from a giant who wanted our to help measure things.

Well done to Torin and Eilidh for all of their help taking these photos and putting them on the website!


Easter Surprise!

A secret visitor made their way to Primary 1 at the end of the Easter term… Can you guess who it was?!


RSPB – ‘Giving Nature A Home’

On Wednesday 7 March, P1/2, P2A and P5A had a visit from the RSPB. We we learning all about the habitats that animals need to survive. We looked at the different areas in our playground and found lots of places that would provide great habitats for birds, insects and small animals. Check out our pictures below to see what we were up to!

Here’s P1/2:

And here’s P2A:

If you’d like to find out more or check out some games and activities that can be done at home then click the link below:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-wild-challenge/


SumDog
With Our P7 Buddies!

P1 have been learning all about an online app called SumDog! With help from their P7 buddies, they learnt how to log in and play some cool maths games. They’ll also be getting to take home their usernames and passwords next week for them to play at home!


Tesco Trip

Last week all of P1 and P2 had a visit to Tesco to find out how our food gets to the shop. On Thursday afternoon it was the tun of P1/2. It was quite a long walk and we had lots of roads to cross. Luckily we had just watched a Magic Road Safety show so we were able to make sure we could cross the roads safely by remembering to Think,Stop, Look and Listen.

When we got the store we went to the back of the shop and saw where all the food was stored in the big storerooms and fridges. We also saw the loading bay where the lorries delivered the food for the whole store. At the end of the tour we got to sample some of the produce.


Feeding The Birds

P1/2 will be going out each week to feed the birds in the allotment. Mr Millar has built a fantastic new bird table next to the Hyde. Over the next few weeks we hope see the birds enjoying the seeds.


P1/2 Learning About Skeletons!

This week we have been finding out about the bones in our bodies. We listened to the Funnybones stories and we used straws to make our own skeletons. We also went into the woods to collect sticks and with a partner we made big skeletons with these sticks.


Library Visit!

This week Primary 1 had a visit to Corstorphine Library.

We listened to a story then got to explore the children’s book section and we got a special Library card for our class.

We got to take some books back to school with us, that we’ll have fun reading in class.

Barney (The P1B class bear) had fun visiting the Library too.


t… t… t…t… tie!

P1A were missing their teacher for a few days this week but that didn’t stop them from learning some important sounds!


Meeting Our Buddies!

It was an exciting time for P1 as they got to meet their P7 buddies for the first time!

Here are just some of the things we were doing:
Reading stories… Drawing pictures… Playing with sand… Watching Alphablocks… Going outside… Playing in the house corner and… Collecting lunches!


 


Archie Visits P1/2 and P2A

Primary 1/2 and Primary 2a were very excited to receive a special visitor this week!

We learned all about Archie’s job as a therapy pet visiting children in schools and people living in care homes.

We also learned about how important it is to ask an owner before stroking a strange dog, and how to approach a dog without making them nervous. We asked lots of interesting questions and had lots of fun!

 


Visit to Edinburgh Castle

On Thursday 31st May P1 /2 and P2 went to Edinburgh Castle. It was really busy with lots of tourists. We were able to get round the castle and see most of the important parts.


Robin Hood and Castles
[Blog Post by Harris and Sammy]

We were making our own Robin Hoods. We were also drawing and cutting out castles.


Robin Hood Needs A New Castle!

At the start of the Summer term, P1/2 and P2A went for a walk in the woods to look for signs of Spring…

Suddenly a man appeared from behind a tree. It was Robin Hood!

He started by telling them all about losing his castle to Guy of Gisbourne. The classes agreed to help Robin by finding out all about castles. They also learned how to make a bow by tying some string to a bendy stick. The next step is to find out how to attack and defend a castle.


It’s Electrifying!

At the end of March we had some visitors from General Electric. They came to talk to us about electric circuits. They showed us how to make a circuit using play doh,a battery ,a light bulb and some wire. We all got to have a try to make the light bulb work.


RSPB – ‘Giving Nature A Home’

On Wednesday 7 March, P1/2, P2A and P5A had a visit from the RSPB. We we learning all about the habitats that animals need to survive. We looked at the different areas in our playground and found lots of places that would provide great habitats for birds, insects and small animals. Check out our pictures below to see what we were up to!

Here’s P1/2:

And here’s P2A:

If you’d like to find out more or check out some games and activities that can be done at home then click the link below:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-wild-challenge/


Primary 6 meet Primary 2!

At the end of December, P2 and P6 got together to have fun playing board games. They had the chance to play lots of different board games and card games. It was sometimes hard to work out who was teaching who!


Tesco Trip

Last week all of P1 and P2 had a visit to Tesco to find out how our food gets to the shop. On Thursday afternoon it was the tun of P1/2. It was quite a long walk and we had lots of roads to cross. Luckily we had just watched a Magic Road Safety show so we were able to make sure we could cross the roads safely by remembering to Think,Stop, Look and Listen.

When we got the store we went to the back of the shop and saw where all the food was stored in the big storerooms and fridges. We also saw the loading bay where the lorries delivered the food for the whole store. At the end of the tour we got to sample some of the produce.


Feeding The Birds

P1/2 will be going out each week to feed the birds in the allotment. Mr Millar has built a fantastic new bird table next to the Hyde. Over the next few weeks we hope see the birds enjoying the seeds.


P1/2 Learning About Skeletons!

This week we have been finding out about the bones in our bodies. We listened to the Funnybones stories and we used straws to make our own skeletons. We also went into the woods to collect sticks and with a partner we made big skeletons with these sticks.


P1/2 At The Library!

Today we went to our local library. We had to be careful to cross the roads safely. At the library we met a lady called Shirley. She told us about the books and how we can borrow them. She read the story –  Shark in the Park. Everyone got to choose a book to bring back to school. We got back to school  just in time for lunch!


P3 Roman Assembly

On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May, the children of P3 performed their version of the story of the Roman God, Hercules!  There was outstanding acting, clear narration, great group work and fabulous musicianship!  Both performances were fabulous and made everyone involved feel ‘Proud’.

Fred Frog was also very impressed… Click here to see what he had to say!

 


 

Roman Foods!

P3 have been learning about foods in Roman times. We tasted dates, grapes and figs. We also made honeyed bread which the Romans ate as a sweet treat.

 


Puppets and Nests
[Blog Post by Megan and Arran]

We made a puppet show and put lots of effort in to our shows.

 

We also went outside and built some nests.

 


Introducing… The P3 Puppet Theatre!

In Primary 3 we don’t sit still for long.  We read the stories of the Enormous Crocodile and the Giraffe, The Pelly and Me and we decided to put on a puppet show!  We then had to investigate Puppet Theatres, puppets and props.  The children wrote their own play scripts in several ‘scenes’ to allow the puppets to act out the story.  The children worked in small co-operative groups. They sorted out narrators, puppeteers, scenery designers, and prop builders. Each group put on their puppet show for a group from the other class and Miss Inglis popped in to watch one of the shows!  She was very impressed! Well done to all the children in Primary 3.

 


Looking For Spring!

The children of P3 were looking for signs of Spring and answering a maths challenge.  They looked for new buds on trees and shrubs in the friendship garden and the story garden.  They searched in the woods to identify new, fresh leaves.  They searched for spring flowers such as snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses. They worked through their challenge with a partner and finally, using some of the twigs, sticks, moss and feathers they found, built little nests for birds.  Here are some of the results.The children were really thoughtful about how to protect the birds’ eggs.

 


Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

P3 had a design challenge this week. This came from our weather study.

We had to design a kite, build a kite and try to fly a kite! A fun way to think about the wind.

Ask your child to describe how they made the frame for the kite.

 

We succeeded! Look at the fabulous designs the children put on their kites! The trickiest bit was getting the string attached, but once that was done we had great fun flying them up and down the field in the afternoon breeze.


Autumn Poems

P3 have been busy writing autumn poems, examining leaves for lines of symmetry(you would think they were there but….).

We made quick designs out of autumn leaves, twigs and stones.

Connor wrote about what it felt like to be a conker  in autumn.

The conker smells the leaves.

The conker sees darkness

The conker feels cosy

The conker hears the wind

The conker will soon fall off the tree.

 


Welly Walks!

Autumn weather means going for a ‘welly walk’. We found lots of interesting things in the poly-tunnel.

 


Extreme Weather Conditions

As part of their Weather topic P3 have been having fun designing houses to withstand extreme weather conditions.

 


Checkout These Amazing Achievers

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Railway Safety

Today we welcomed P.C. Jackson into our school and he was telling us all about railway safety. The key messages were not to climb up the fences, not to throw stones and cans onto trains and train tracks and don’t go onto the railway tracks.

Wise words.

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When Women Got The Vote!

“We went to a procession and were celebrating 100 years of women getting the vote. There were 3 main colours- Green, White, Violet -it stands for: Give Women Vote. We felt very proud and empowered.💂🏻‍♀️🦄”

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Super Swimmers and Super Heroes!

Another successful week of learning in P4, from sculling, treading water, learning to float and learning from our mistakes! You guys are awesome!

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Great Focus and Motivation

On behalf of ‘Focused Felicity’:

“Well done boys! You have produced some great work this week. You are awesome – so are the gloves!”
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Lookout… Superheroes About!

IMG_0733.JPGCheckout this week’s certificate winners! All these students have been caught doing amazing things this week!


Designing Board Games

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Superheroes Soup

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Rubbish!
[Blog Post by Kirsty and Ava]

P4s have been looking at ways to try and stop plastic going into the sea.

We’ve also been counting the amount of break rubbish in one break time.


More Area Things
[Blog Post by Jaidyn and Megan]

We have been measuring area outside in maths.

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Measuring Area in Primary 4

All classes in Primary 4 have been exploring ways of measuring area. Their first task was to create a square that measured one metre by one metre! Using this metre square, groups were able to go and measure the areas of spaces both inside and outside the classroom. We found out that four P4 students can sit comfortably inside the metre square! As fun as this task was… we are thinking there must be an easier way to measure area! That’s our next step, watch this space!


Achieving Alfie

It’s only week one but look how many children have impressed their teachers already! Great work! Keep it up!


Assembly Photos

What an amazing assembly!

Primary 4 wowed everyone last week as they performed their ‘Scottish Inventors’ assembly.  Based around Britains Got Talent, there was some amazing acting on show as well as singing, dancing, jokes, catwalk models and even a moody Simon Cowell… What more could you ask for!


Motivated Mark

Well done to these students who showed great motivation this week, great concentration, listening and talking as we prepared for our assembly!

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Focussed Felicity

Well done to all those students who won certificates this week. We had a focus on ‘Focussed Felicity’ and were watching out for wonderful focus and concentration.

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World Book Day In P4!

IMG_2843.JPGWhat an amazing variety of characters! Bogus, Bunce and Bean were so impressed! It was wonderful to see all these much loved characters come to life! 

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Keep on reading, p4!


Cereal Detectives

P4B have been exploring cereal boxes, looking for all sorts of information…

They found out how healthy each cereal is or isn’t. They looked for adjectives and adverbs describing the cereal. They even found out which cereals the Queen eats! Lots of good fun and motivated reading!


Starry Night Calendars

IMG_2574.JPGP4B enjoyed studying Van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night. They experimented with line work to complete their own Starry Night pastel calendars.


P4C Trip To City Chambers

Congratulations to one of our P4C pupils for winning the Lord and Lady Provost’s Christmas card competition! On Tuesday, the class were invited to the City Chambers for a special reception and short tour. The staff there kindly provided us with tasty refreshments before Ruby was presented with her winning design. Everyone in the class was also treated to free tickets for them and their family to the ‘Bairns Afore’ show on Hogmanay!

We were shown some very important items kept in the City Chambers, and we learned a lot about what the Lord Provost does and where he works. Some of us were definitely inspired to be Lord Provost one day!


Properties Of 3D Shapes

All the students in Primary 4 have been studying 2D and 3D shapes. They have been learning about edges, faces and vertices. They had lots of fun creating 3D shapes, using spaghetti and marshmallows.

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Code Club !

Over the past 6 weeks, some of our P4 children have been attending our first ever Code Club. With help from some Lloyds Banking volunteers, they’ve been making animations, programming some talking robots and even creating their own games!

Ryan: “It’s fun because you can make games, things move around the screen and things can make sounds!”

Aiden: “I’ve been learning how to use coding and Scratch to make games. I’ve also been doing it in my house!”


Plants!

Primary 4 have been busy investigating plants. We discovered lots of plants growing around our school and we identified what they need to grow. We have even designed our own experiments! We have been learning about variables and how to set up a ‘fair experiment’. We have planted our own seeds and we are going to see what happens when we change the amount of water or light they get. We wonder which seeds will grow ? We will update you soon 😊


Glasgow Science Centre

On Tuesday 15th May Primary 5 visited the Glasgow Science Centre. The children have enjoyed learning about various scientific topics this year and were all very excited about the trip. During the day the children got the opportunity to explore countless interactive exhibits. They also had a Waterworks workshop in the science lab, where they created their own water filters and learnt about the water filtration process. All of the children were a credit to the school and the only problem was, we didn’t have enough time!


5 Star Cereal Bars! 🤗🙂🙃😉
[Blog Post by Quentin and Max]

We designed and created our own cereal bars.
We also made packaging for them.
On the packaging we did the ingredients and the nutrition information.

When preparing our cereal bar we had to choose what types of ingredients we would like. Hopefully the parents will choose these when they come in next week.


Resilient Board Games
[Blog Post by Avi]

Primary 5 have been working on making our own resilient board games.

As part of this we have been creating resilient and not so resilient cards.

We worked as a team to achieve lots of excellence when making board games.


RSPB – ‘Giving Nature A Home’

On Wednesday 7 March, P1/2, P2A and P5A had a visit from the RSPB. We we learning all about the habitats that animals need to survive. We looked at the different areas in our playground and found lots of places that would provide great habitats for birds, insects and small animals. Check out our pictures below to see what we were up to!

Here’s P5A (and a video of some very active learning!):

If you’d like to find out more or check out some games and activities that can be done at home then click the link below:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-wild-challenge/


STEM challenges

Science Technology Engineering Maths

In Primary 5 we have been looking at water. First we looked at the different states of water and devised an investigation to work out what factors which affected the speed snow melted.

Next we investigated the buoyancy of different materials and calculated how much air was needed to float different weights.

Then we our engineering skills were challenged. We were asked to make a cardboard boat which would hold a 250g weight. We really enjoyed this challenge, and all of us were successful. Some people manage to make boats which would hold up to 900g and still float!

Our most recent investigations were all to do with sound and were very noisy!

We have all also had the chance to bake with the help of Gemma, our very supportive parent helper. Thanks Gemma!

What will challenge ourselves with next?


The Desperate Journey

In both Primary 5 classes we have been reading ‘The Desperate Journey’ as our class novel. A lot of literacy work has been linked to the novel and it has also taught us about the Highland Clearances. In Primary 5A, a Highland croft was constructed, an eviction notice was served on it. Both classes then went out to the allotment to re-enact the part of the novel where the Murray family are evicted and croft is burnt down.


P5 Assembly

P5 headed to the rainforest last week as they performed two OUTSTANDING assemblies!

This term they have been learning about different aspects of the rainforest. Our P5 assembly considered the destruction of the Amazon rainforest from several different points of view. These included the indigenous tribes people, the local farmers, the animals, the logging companies and from a scientific point of view. This was done through acting, poetry, singing and dancing.

A huge thank you to all of our parents for coming along to support us!


In The Allotment

Primary 5 have been learning to maintain crops and harvest on the allotment. So far we have harvested apples, plums, tomatoes, runner beans, crab apples and potatoes. We have also been using benches made by volunteers over the summer holidays to promote enjoyment of reading whilst outdoors.


The Solar System
[Blog Post by Orla]

We’ve been using the iPads to find out about the different planets and finding out how much a day on each planet is.We have also been making model suns, moons and earths to show rotation and revolution.

We also have been telling our talk partners about rotation and summarising the lesson in one sentence.


A Great Week In P6B
[Blog Post by Leyton and Finn]

Badminton:

This week we started doing badminton. So far we have been learning backhand, forehand and the ‘v’ grip. It would be good to watch some badminton videos at home to help.

We are now also doing a lot more ‘Fit In 15’ and now we have new paintings on the playground so that we can follow a route.

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Keeping Myself Safe:

This week we have also started KMS (Keeping Myself Safe). We will watch 5 videos this year and 5 more videos next year. They show us cartoons of different personal safety situations and teach us how to deal with these.

We have already watched The Skate Park and The City.

Space:

This week we have been working extremely hard and have started a new topic about Space. We made poems to remember the order of the planets and we also made moving paper sun, moon and earth. We all have many questions and will hopefully answer these as our topic progresses (e.g. all moon names,what is space).


Our Resilience Assembly

Before the school was closed due to the snow, Primary 6 performed a fantastic assembly on building resilience!

They demonstrated that everyone can go through challenging situations in their life but by keeping connected to friends they can support us to get through these troubling times. They gave us great advice on how we should listen to our positive thoughts more than our negative ones.

P6 also showed that by belonging in groups such as football teams, Guides or dance groups, this can be a great way to build new friendships and help us improve our mental wellbeing.


Cross-Country
@ Roseburn Park

On Monday, some of our P6 and P7 children competed with around 15 schools at a Cross-Country Festival.

The children were absolutely amazing! They supported each other, cheered each other on and they didn’t do too badly with the placings either – we even got a FIRST PLACE in the Primary 7 girls race!

A huge thank you must also go to Mrs Ross for organising this and to Mrs Beath for acting as chief camerawoman!


Fitness Fanatics!

Since it is the New Year P6 have been working on their fitness in PE. We have been skipping, running, doing sit ups, planks, burpees and stepping. We have been recording how many we can do of each in a minute and recorded our results to see if our fitness will improve throughout the year.


Primary 6 meet Primary 2!

At the end of December, P2 and P6 got together to have fun playing board games. They had the chance to play lots of different board games and card games. It was sometimes hard to work out who was teaching who!


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