Primary 5 Blog (2018-19)


What A Quick Year!

None of us can quite believe that the school year is nearly over! Some of the P5s have spent some time showing off their impressive iMovie skills. They were tasked to make a video which summarised their year…they truly did not disappoint.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you all in August, settling in to your new classes!

Ready, Steady, Grow!

P5 are hard at work, setting up their business. We have designed plant pots which will be painted and then completed with herbs which we have recently planted.

Watch out for your very own ‘pre-order’ letter coming to a school bag near you…

This week we have started painting our plant pots!


STEM Morning in P5A (by Lucas)

We’ve been cleaning up oil from feathers with soapy/normal water sponges and sandpaper .we also tested friction by making ramps and putting stuff at the bottom like tape whiteboards and carpets and finally we got tiny people and we made parachutes out of different sizes of bags

STEM Morning in P5B (by Bruce)

In P5b we had our STEM morning. We had three activities. The first one was trying to slow down the plastic toy with certain materials. The second activity was getting the oil off the feather with certain objects. The third activity was friction were you build a ramp and put stuff at the end of it.

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STEM Morning in P5C (by Hope)

On Tuesday morning the whole school did an awesome STEM open morning. It was so fun. In P5C we did some different stations.

The first station was cleaning oil of a feather (it was very hard,once oil gets on something its very hard to get of). The second one was friction where we made a slide out of cardboard, rulers and dictionaries then we put toy cars down the slide and saw how far it goes. The last one was making a parachute with different bags that were different weights.

We had lots of fun.

P3 and P5 Love ASL Literacy Buddy times…

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Fred Frog’s P3 friends are really enjoying Literacy Buddy times with their P5 Reading buddies. We practise reading our green and red words; we enjoy reading and listening to stories together; we add words to our phonic sound trees; we play literacy games; we celebrate our success and PRAISE OUR PARTNERS; WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN!


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Learning can be such fun!



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Story Writing in P5!

Throughout the term, Primary have been working incredibly hard to produce their own story book!

These budding authors enjoyed great success when planning, drafting, editing, illustrating and publishing their fabulous stories!

We also had a ‘Meet the Author’ event where the children got to share their stories with a younger audience.

“It was amazing!!!!!” (P3 Child)

Happy Easter

I can’t quite believe that Easter is here already, but we did it! P5 have achieved their goal of writing their very own novel from ‘scratch’! I am so proud of every member of P5b that has worked incredibly hard since January. They all tried to include lots of new writing skills to go with their gripping plots! 

Be sure to have a look on learning journals to see your child’s individual progress, books are heading home today to be shown off to family members, pets, neighbours…

Wishing you all a brilliant Easter break!

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P5B World Book Day

We wanted to share a (slightly blurry) picture of us all together for World Book Day 2019. img_1466.jpg.

There were some absolutely fantastic and creative outfits. A special thanks to all the parents who have made this all possible. The whole school enjoyed showing off their outfits this morning.

Mr Morrison.

World of Work Week in P5A

In P5A, we have been learning what it’s like to work and also learn about some jobs we can have in the future. We made posters and had various visitors. The visitors included a midwife, a technologist, an IT manager and an engineer.

World of Work Week in P5B

In P5B, we have been learning about some jobs we did not know about. For example, a dietitian, neonatal nurse and lots more. P5B have also been interviewed by the parents at the open afternoon and we made hiring posters for some jobs!

World of Work Week in P5C

In P5C, we took part in lots of activities for World of Work week. We made posters and worked out what we could be when we are older. It was so fun. We all loved it on Thursday when we did a ‘swap’ with 3 different classrooms. Some people went to see a police officer, some people saw a dance school director, some people went to see a technologist and there was many more people around the school!

Merry Christmas!

2018 is almost over and P5B have ended the term on a high! Keep your eyes peeled for your very own copy of ‘The Bear and the Hare’ coming to a school bag near you! The children wrote a joint narrative to go with the animated John Lewis Christmas advert. They  then managed their own time and worked with their partner really hard to make this into a story book,  complete with illustrations. 

I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas break, see you in 2019! 

Mr Morrison

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Hmmm… That’s debatable!

P5 have been working super hard to organise and participate in a class debate. P5 were shocked to discover that plans for a hydroelectric dam had been put forward, which if approved, would threaten their local area!

Roles were given out and the groups had to organise the information given to form reasons for or against the project. The really tricky bit was guessing what their opposition might ask them!

What a brilliant effort, well done! It was such a roaring success that planning permission was rejected as a result……..

STEM: We Are Sailing (By Lucas, P5A)

In P5A, for our STEM challenge we had to create our own boats. They were only successful if they a) were able to float, b) stay waterproof and c) hold 500 grams.

STEM: We Are Sailing (By Bruce, P5B)

This week in P5B, we took part in a pirate-themed STEM challenge. P5Bs challenge was to build a Pirate ship and the ship had to have an anchor and it had to look like a pirate ship.

We tested our ships at the end to see if they could hold 500g – three of the ships managed it but and three didn’t!

STEM: We Are Sailing (By Hope, P5C)

Yesterday, the 07.11.18, P5C did a huge STEM challenge. Our task was to make our very own boats ⛵️, only with recycling. It was so so much fun.

We had 15 minutes of planning time and 35-40 minutes to make them. Once our time was done we tested them out in the water. First, we put them with nothing in/on it and then we put a wight in/on it.

We all enjoyed it thanks to Mr Hay.

Baking and Building!

It’s been a very busy week in P5!  We have been making apple and cinnamon loaves which went down a treat. P5 had to carefully measure, mix and weigh all the ingredients. A special thanks to Mrs Ross for helping to keep us right!

In the second half of the afternoon, P5 were set a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge. The task was to build a bridge which was a) functional and could support weight and b) attractive to look at. We looked at some bridges around the world for inspiration and the results were brilliant and really creative.

We hope that you all have a brilliant October break, and a well deserved rest.

Wait… I’m Lost…

It’s been a beautiful morning, so we thought we better spend it outside!

P5B have been learning to make and follow compass directions. By working in learning partners, everyone picked a start and end point. Our directions had to be as specific as possible, including paces and turns according to their compass.

We had the chance to test out different sets of directions to see if we could follow them easily. The results were mixed!

Well done P5B!

Fantastic Flying Forces!

Primary 5 had a special visit from the National Museum of Flight. Each class learnt the reason for an aeroplane’s shape, what they need to stay in the air and much more! We took part in lots of fun experiments, and even had a paper aeroplane race!

What a great day, well done everyone!


Making Angles… Not Angels!

This week we have been learning about angles and the names used for them, depending on how many degrees they measure.

There was lots of new vocabulary, as well as revisiting some terms we’ve used before (acute, right angle, obtuse, straight angle and reflex). P5b have worked super hard and even braved the drizzle to work as a team to demonstrate these angles.

Well done!

Budgeting in P5B – THE RESULTS!

Wow – what a week it has been! P5 have been working super hard in their budgeting challenge. We’ve paid, rent, council tax and even some fines for not paying a bill on time!

Each ‘family’ came together to manage their money really well, they even received some hard earned cash for their brilliant efforts in different tasks this week. Throughout the week each member of the family was able to calculate different amounts of money which was due as well as the change they required. We had our trusty banker on hand to collect in the money and ensure the correct change was given.

Leader Board…

1st: The Adams family – finished with £50 left

2nd: The Clark family – finished with £30 left

3rd: The Skelton family – finished with £25 left

4th: The Stuart family – finished with £5 left

5th: The Smith family – finished with -£5

A very well done to P5b for their efforts this week, we have made it to Friday with  brilliant idea of how important it is to ‘make money last’.

Our Budgeting Challenge!

This week, all over Scotland it is maths week! P5 have just been set an exciting budgeting challenge.

Each table has been given a family name, different professions, different weekly wages and different bills – just like real life!

In their families, It’s P5’s challenge to budget their money for the week the best they can. There will be chances for them to earn a little bit extra money but also some surprise expenses to come their way. We’re off to a flying start as rent was paid very quickly!

Check back later in the week to see which ‘families’ manages to budget the best!


Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is ready for all the exciting challenges and opportunities that Primary 5 will bring. This year Mrs Moffat and Mrs Kane will be teaching P5A, Mr Morrison will be teaching P5B and Mr Malone will be teaching P5C.

Keep checking back here as the year progresses for more updates and photos!