New Beginnings Mass at St John’s Parish Church

Primary 3-7 joined parishoners at 1000 Mass this morning (Friday 30th September) for the New Beginnings Mass. This was the first time multiple year groups have worshipped together in church since January 2020.

P7 led the Mass beautifully, reading with confidence and being an excellent example to younger classes. Children from across the school sang hymns enthusiastically, and a big thank you to Miss Black for accompanying the singing on the piano.

As the term goes on we hope to have classes attending Mass on a regular basis, our next large school Mass is for All Saints Day on 1st November at St Mary Magdalene’s church and will be led by Primary 6.

Week Overview Monday 26 September

It is a busy week this week, it is both Maths Week Scotland and Scotland’s Climate Week! Some other topics this week are:


  • This week we will be writing an account of what we did at the weekend.
  • Some reading books will be coming home. Please make sure your child brings their book in to school every day.


Ancient Egypt

  • We are learning about the importance of the river Nile.
  • We will be making a model of a shaduf. If you have any mini yogurt tubs (petit filous size) please bring them in!

The P3 Team

App ideas to support Literacy and Numeracy at home

The attached PDFs have been used for the past 9 years to advise schools and families at home about apps appropriate for Dyslexia support in literacy and Dyscalculia in numeracy. They can also be of use to develop general learner confidence in these areas of the curriculum. We hope you find them to be of use to you.



Meet the Teacher ✏️

The Primary 3 team would like to thank everyone who joined us yesterday for our Meet the Teacher session. It was lovely to put a face to the name and match up children with their parents! We hope you found the session helpful.

For anyone who did not manage to make it along, please let us know and we can share our Powerpoint with you.

Enjoy the September weekend break when it comes ☀️

Erin Gargaro, Rebecca Williamson and Laura Birdsell