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Primary 1 – 15/16

End of P1

Here are some final thoughts on our P1 “best bits” and thoughts on moving on next year.

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“I liked doing all the reading because I learned to read.  I feel happy about going to P2.”  Lily

“I have enjoyed working with Mrs Henderson and Mrs McAra.  I like when they teach us and do all different stuff.  I am happy for going to P2.”  Nicole

“I like maths best because I learned how to add numbers and what they make. I am excited about P2.”  Holly

“I have enjoyed writing and learning how to write anything and everything.  I am looking forward to next year and a new teacher.”  Eva

“I liked gym best and playing dodgeball.  I am a wee bit nervous about P2.”  Levis

“I like art and gym and topic.  The best was doing the castle things.  I am happy, excited and a bit nervous for P2.”  Emma

“I liked when the teachers taught me lots of things.  The best was how to read and learn.  I am excited for my new teacher Miss Giblin.”  Amy

“The best thing in P1 is having fun in school, everything is fun.  I am really excited about P2.”  Ryan

“I liked best doing handwriting because I like learning how to write the letters properly.  I am nervous and happy for next year.   I will like Miss Penman as my teacher.”  Chloe

“I have liked topic especially the castles.  We learned lots from the books.  I am excited for my new class.”  Anna

“I liked reading because we get lots of new books.  I am sad to leave to leave P1.” Daniel

“When we did the school fayre.  We took turns to go and it was fun making the stuff to sell.  I am happy for going to P2, I will have a good teacher.”  Alyssa

“I have liked phonics best because I like learning new letters and it is exciting.  I am excited for going to P2.”Aiden

“I like writing best because I have learned how to write about different things.  I am excited for 2”  Isla

“I like playing in P1 with the building blocks.  I like going outside and playing tig. I am happy to go to P2.” John

“I like phonics best because I like learning new words. I am excited for P2 because Miss Penman will be a good teacher.”  Louisa

“I liked reading best because it helps me to do better reading.  I am excited about P2 because I will do new writing.” Murray

“I like art best.  I like painting with my friends.  I am excited for P2 because I will still be in the same classroom.”  Molly

“I have like Mrs Henderson and Mrs McAra teaching us.  They help us with maths and things.  I am happy fro P2 because I will have a new teacher.” Stephanie

“I liked writing best because I liked learning to write sentences.  I am happy for P2 because I will get another nice teacher.” Rhys

“I have liked maths best because I like the number sentences.  I am feeling good for P2.” Stewart


What a fab year we have had in P1!  We have all worked so hard and learned so much.

Thank you for being such a great class.  We have really enjoyed working with you all and seeing you grow and progress.  Also, thanks to parents and family for their ongoing support.

Have an amazing summer and good luck for P2!

Mrs Henderson and Mrs McAra

One World Picnic A block

On Friday we had a lovely picnic, the weather was not very good so we had it in the hall.

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Baillie Cup

What a fabulous day at the Baillie cup yesterday, even with the rain.  All the children did so well and representing the school brilliantly. We also won best banner and got a box of celebrations.

‘It was exciting doing the Baillie Cup, I came third in the relay and the sprint.’ Charlie

‘It was fun running for our school. I got a medal for the relay.’ Grace

‘I was a little bit scared at the start but when it was my turn I sprinted all the way to get third place.’ Ewen 

‘I liked running and getting a medal. I was doing the sprinting and I got a third medal, I felt excited after the race.’ Amber

There were different races of different lengths and primary 1, 2 ,3 and 4 went.  I really liked when we did the relay because the primary one started, then primary two, then me and lastly Ryan.  My group came third and I got a medal.” Jamie

“I enjoyed this activity because it was the first time going on the track.”  Rhys

“I thought it was really fun as we won the best banner”  Rachael.

“I liked the 100 metres relay race and the 150 metres sprint.  I came third in both of these”  Ryan

“I was nervous before my race.  I cant really remember what I was thinking or feeling but I know that I had to run around the whole track once and a half in the 600 metres race.  Afterwards I felt ok as I had manage to complete the whole race”.  Harvey.

“I liked the bus journey.  I felt nervous on the way there but then on the way back I felt mixed feelings.  I was disappointed because I had not won anything but I felt happy to be involved in the opportunity to go and represent our school in the Baillie Cup”  Kirsty   

“I liked doing the Baillie Cup and the races.  I came fourth in the relay.  If we ran really fast we got a medal”  Lily

“It was really fun.   I came second in a running race I got a medal.  All of it was amazing.”  Rhys

“It was fun because we won the banner competition for having the best banner.  I enjoyed running because I almost got a medal but someone overtook me.  We needed to work hard and train for it.”  Murray

‘It was really fun and everyone was really encouraging. Everyone ran really fast. I got a silver medal in the relay race.’ Kirsten

‘It was good watching other people’s races. We had a cool banner which said Bring the Cup Holm Sweet Holm. We got two chocolates at the end because we won the banner competition.’ Emily

‘I enjoyed being there as I saw lots of people I knew.’ Blair

Thank you to Mrs Dillon, Mrs Foxcroft and other parent volunteers for their time and enthusiasm whilst training the children and for attending the event on the day. 🙂 

See you next year Mr Baillie!

Fairytale Friday

Fairytale Friday, we have really enjoyed dressing up and learning together.

We did workshops about Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Tournament.

‘It was fun because we dressed up and we were doing activities to do with Fairytales.  My favourite activity was doing the Rapunzel story map.’ Laurie 

‘I have enjoyed when we have done Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel’s tower.’ Suzie

‘I have enjoyed hearing different stories.’ Emma

‘It has been lots of fun because we were allowed to dress up and I enjoyed getting some sweets from Miss Macnaughton.’ Finlay

‘I enjoyed doing  writing because it was exciting, I was writing about Rapunzel.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed doing drama, because we got to act as people from Jack and the beanstalk, we got to wear masks.’ Josh

‘Its good today because its Fairytale Friday and we are learning about different stuff all together, like Jack and Beanstalk, Rapunzel and The Tournament .  We did 2 groups before lunch and 1 group after lunch.’  Adam

‘The message of the story in ‘The Tournament’ was all about not judging a book by its cover.’ Melody

‘We shouldn’t judge people on what they can do just because they are a man or a woman.’ Lois
‘Girls and boys can do any job they want to.’ Alyssa

‘We had to decide whether a man, a woman or both could do different jobs. We had to move under the poster to show our answer.’ Rory C


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“I liked reading all the stories and I liked when we did the story map with Rapunzels hair.  I liked everyones costumes”  Emma

“I liked reading Rapunzel and we made a map of the story.  I enjoyed being at Miss Giblins doing her tasks too”  Nicole

“I enjoyed dressing up and liked acting out Jack and the Beanstalk with the masks.”  Thea

“I liked doing Jack and the Beanstalk with our masks, it helped me to act it out.” Amy

“It was good to go around all of the classes.  We did different activities and I liked them all.  I liked doing the Rapunzel Hair best.” Alyssa

“It was good doing the knight story.  I wanted to be a footballer when I am big.”  Daniel

“I liked the knight book because it was about castles too.”  Rhys

“I liked doing the knight story because it was a good story and there was a castle in it.”  Stewart

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P1 Trip to Urquhart Castle

What a beautiful day for a trip to Urquhart Castle.

‘It was exciting going on the trip and when we got there we had a snack then we bought stuff in the shop.  I learned how Urquhart castle got blown up.’ Adam

‘It was fantastic because we got to watch a movie about the Castle.’ Xane

‘There was a fake man in the dungeons in the castle.  My favourite part was buying something in the shop, I got a sword.’ James B

‘The trip was exciting because we went in the castle, I learned that castle are cool.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed the trip because I liked getting my toy and I learned about the castle.’ Grace

‘I enjoyed going to the dungeons because it was really scary and there was a fake person in there, he couldn’t hear anybody. James C

‘The trip was awesome because we learned that they had prisoners that betrayed them.  I liked buying my knight helmet and my sword in the shop.’ Olly

“We learned lots we didn’t know.”  Anna

“I liked when we went up to the top of the castle.  We climbed up the round steps.”  Suha

“We watched a movie and we saw knights fighting at the castle.”  Isla

“I liked it when we went up to the keep and I liked it when we tried to find all of the things, the bus was fun too.”  Michael

“I liked the spiral staircase.  It was hard to go down but a bit easier to go up.” Alyssa

“I enjoyed when we had to find the bed, toilet, and the prison in the guards part.” Chloe

“I liked looking into the dungeon I saw a square window and a wee light, it was a little space.”  Thea

“I liked it when I bought stuff in the shop.  I got a helmet and a sword.  I liked it going up the big towers.”  Aiden

“We learned about all the different things they used in castle.  We got to hold them.  There were shackles like handcuffs made of metal and iron.”  Murray

“There was chain mail that the knights wore.  It was heavy.”  Rhys

“I liked getting the sword.”  Seth

“I liked going up the staircase.”  Emma

“I liked when we saw the film and how the castle had been burned.”  Ryan.

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Health Week

We enjoyed lots of super activities as part of Health and Wellbeing Week.

On Monday we spoke about what it means to be healthy and how we can work towards this.  We also put food into a healthy packed lunch.

On Tuesday we made delicious fruit smoothies and enjoyed infant sports in the sunshine.


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On Wednesday we had an A Block health afternoon.  We mixed the classes and took part in Jump Start Jonny fitness, Mindful Meditation and Breathing and ‘How to Keep My Body Safe’ sessions.

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“There was time to relax and listen.  I enjoyed it.”  Grace

“It could help me to meditate and try to calm my anger dragon if I was angry.”  Laurie

“It made me feel sleepy and relax and rest.”  Adam

“It would feel good to try it with a friend to help them calm down.” Kamilla

“It felt good and we got to meet our anger dragon.  I felt in control of my anger dragon.”  Effie

“I made my anger dragon happy by giving him love.” Melody

“It was peaceful.  My anger dragon was not angry today.”  Rory

“It felt good to relax.”  Seth

On Thursday Mrs Renton led singing sessions.  We learned how to sign “Touch the Sky” from Brave and thought about the messages we could take from the song.  It sounded and looked magical when all of A Block came together to sing and sign the song.

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“I loved the song from Brave.”  Lily

“I tired to remember the signs” Aiden

“It sounded nice.” John

On Friday we took part in a busy and exciting health day.  We engaged in 10 different healthy stations.  In the afternoon we cheered lots at the Staff V Pupil football match.  The results were close!

“I liked the watermelon pizza best.”  Levis

“I liked doing the yoga.”  Nicole

“It was fund doing the fitness outside.”  Ryan

“I was cheering for the teacher to win”  Amy

“Maybe the teachers will win next year!”  Thea

Primary 2 Reflections on Health Week

Primary 2 have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Health Week activities. Here are some of the things that they have been up to:

Creating a Healthy Packed Lunch:

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‘We thought about what would make a balanced packed lunch.’ Katie

‘I’ve learned not to eat too many sweeties or too many sugary and fizzy drinks.’ Rory H

‘Too much of anything is bad for you, you need to have a balance of different foods and drinks.’ Lois

‘If you’re not healthy it can make you feel unhappy and a bit grumpy.’ Andrew

‘ We thought about how to keep healthy in other ways. Running is really good exercise and it also helps you to feel better and happier.’ Brody

Primary 1-3 Sports Day:

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‘I was cheering for everyone and everyone did really well.’ Sophie

‘I enjoyed taking part. It’s not about winning, it’s about taking part.’ Samuel

‘I enjoyed taking part and having fun. I didn’t care about winning, I just wanted to try my hardest and I did.’ Katie

A Block Group Rotations:

‘In Miss Giblin’s class we had to decide if different kinds of medicines go inside the body or on the body to help us get better when we are ill or hurt.’ Suzie

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‘I really enjoyed Jumpstart Johnny in Miss Macnaughton’s class.’ Sophie

‘In Mrs Henderson’s class we were taming our angry dragon to calm ourselves down with breathing exercises.’

‘Mrs Henderson taught us 3 different breathing exercises to help us stay relaxed.’ Katie

Morning Dance Mania:

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‘Our morning dancing with Dance Mania helped us get lots of exercise and we also learned some more dance moves.’ Grace

‘When we were doing the dancing it was helping our brains to feel happier and it helped us to think and concentrate during the day.’ Melody

‘The dancing before school was a good way to keep us fit and healthy.’ Aiden H

Primary 2 children from Miss Macnaughton’s class and Miss Giblin’s class followed Dance Mania with some intensive circuit training!

Warming Up:

Rouge = stop and strike a pose

Orange = walking

Vert = run

Jaune = star jumps counting 0-10 in French

Bleu = star jumps counting 10-0 in French

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Circuits – hoop-la-hoop, squats, bean bag hold, star jumps, running on the spot, shuttle runs, box jumps.

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Makaton with Mrs Renton to ‘Touch the Sky’ from the film Brave:

The Primary 1 and 2 children had a wonderful time learning lots of Makaton signs to go with the words of the Brave song ‘Touch the Sky.’ The children thought about how important it is to have a healthy mind, as well as a healthy body.

‘The film Brave is all about having the courage to do things, especially things we don’t want to do, like owning up to something we have done wrong.’

‘We talked about how it’s important to feel good inside to be able to be brave.’

‘We learned some Makaton which is what some people use to tell their own stories.’

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Health and Wellbeing Whole School Rotations:

We ended the week with a rotation of 10 different Health and Wellbeing related activites around the school. The children rotated around each of the activties and after lunch we had the staff versus pupils football match!

Disco Français:

‘I really enjoyed the French disco because it was fun and you got to do lots of different moves!’ Grace

‘I learned how to say disco arms in French – bras disco and sautez – jump!’

‘The disco made me feel happy because I was exercising and getting fit.’ Lois

‘I learned a new move – the dolphin and in French they said go under the washing line to make the dolphin move. I really liked doing that move.’ Samuel

‘I liked the disco because I liked moving and jumping around.’ Judi






Drama with Eden Court Creative Team

Today we had a visit from Katie.  Katie is part of the Eden Court Creative Team.  As part of our “Year of the Story” she came to do some drama relating to “The Snail and the Whale.”

P1 had lots of fun and enjoyed taking pat in activities and games.

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“I liked doing the game when we had to go to into the different places from the story.   I liked when I was the whale, I got to wear a big blue costume.” Chloe

“I liked doing the parachute it was meant to be different types of water.  Doing the show was good.  I was a speedboat and had to wear goggle and I liked Murray being the whale.”  Alyssa

“I liked when we were playing snail tig.” Aiden

“I liked doing running in the hall to different places in the story.”  John

“When we did the parachute, it was fun.”  Levis

“I liked when we acted out the bit of the snail and the whale and I liked when we were on the beach and we pretended to be speedboats.”  Nicole

“I liked doing the acting out of our bit of the story in my group.  We did the bit with the fireman.  I was the snail.”  Isla

“I liked doing the snail tig.  We had to be the snail if we were caught someone had to give us a shell to free us.”  Lily