P5a’s News of the Week

Hello everyone!

It has been a busy week for P5a. Across the school (and country) it is Catholic Education Week, Book Week Scotland as well as Anti-Bullying Week so we have tried to fit in a bit of everything amongst all of the other learning we had to do!

For Catholic Education Week we reflected on how best we could follow Jesus. The children came up with some really lovely ideas about the qualities which Jesus embodied which we will try to follow both in our thoughts and our actions. Their writing is in their Snapshot Journals so we hope you’ll be able to see it one day soon.

For Anti-Bullying Week we held a class assembly and circle time to discuss what we can do to help someone who is being bullied and who we can reach out to if we need help.

For Book Week Scotland we read the prologue to Ross Mackenzie’s The Nowhere Emporium and watched an Authors Live interview with him. We also read ‘The Magic Box’ poem and wrote a class poem with wonderfully imaginative descriptions inspired by it. We are looking forward to writing our own poems next week. Many children dressed up as their favourite book character on Friday which was great to see. Others enjoyed wearing their casual clothes- they looked very comfy!

In numeracy and maths we finished our unit on three and four digit addition and moved on to subtraction which we’ll continue next week. We also did an assessment on data handling which showed us which skills we still need to work on.

The children also had a wonderful time in Art and Outdoor Learning on Wednesday this week. Please see Ms McWilliam’s website update for more information on their art.

Our most exciting news is that we placed 19 out of 305 classes in the Sumdog Edinburgh Contest! Huge thank you to all of the children who put a lot of effort into answering as many of the 1000 questions as they could (both at home and at school). I’m very proud of you.

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll look forward to seeing you back and ready to learn on Monday.


Mrs Birdsell

Primary 5 Learning Update

As it is Book Week Scotland, Primary 5 have been enjoying a number of exciting activities.

Joseph and John in P5b said “We read the prologue of THE NOWHERE EMPORIUM by Ross Mackenzie as part of Scottish Book Week. We also read a poem called ‘The Magic Box.’ It was lots of fun.”

Tomorrow we are looking forward to seeing all of the children either dressed as a character from a book or in their casual clothes.

Have a wonderful weekend when it comes! Thank you all for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,

Miss Redman, Mrs Birdsell and Mrs McIntyre

P5 Home Learning- Term 1

Good Afternoon,

Please find attached the home learning activities for this term.  

At second level, our grid is separated into three areas; literacy, numeracy and outdoor learning/health and wellbeing. The grid covers term one from September to December.  

We ask that learners choose 2/3 activities per week from each area to complete and upload a photograph of their work onto  Learning Journals. Teachers will check in with homework fortnightly  on Learning Journals to provide feedback on tasks completed. Please do not send in hard copies of completed work. 

At present P5 are completing active spelling tasks  in class therefore there is no requirement to extend this further at home.  

We are in the process of rolling out a new reading programme in school (Accelerated Reader). Information on reading homework and how this will be managed in light of current restrictions will follow soon. In the meantime, we encourage lots of personal reading at home whether this is fiction, non-fiction, online articles etc. 

Many thanks for your continued support
Mrs Birdsell, Mrs McIntyre  and Miss Redman


Last Grid of the Year for P5

Hello everyone,

Well done for almost finishing another school year! We have really enjoyed being your teachers this year and we are sorry that we have missed being with you every weekday for the past few months.

Thank you so much for working so hard at home while we have been away from school. You have been brilliant and we are very proud of you and grateful to your parents who have been a fantastic support to you at home.

We will be at school this week for you to come and collect your jotters. We will send a group call message with a confirmed date and time once we have checked with Mrs Kelly

If we don’t manage to see you, we hope that you have a wonderful summer and we will look forward to catching up with you next year.

Sending you love and best wishes for a safe and healthy summer for you and your family,

Mrs Kinsella and Mrs Birdsell

p.s. Mrs McIntyre sends her well wishes too! She has been helping in P2 with their home learning which is why you haven’t heard from her over lockdown.


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Hello P5!

This coming week is Health Week and we have tried to make our home learning grid full of as many healthy activities as possible. Please be sure to check the website every day for videos of your sports day events.

Attached please find your learning grid and other resources for the week.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs Birdsell and Mrs Kinsella


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