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Primary 7



Studyladder stars this week are …

Jack K, Dario, Kiera and Charley


Sumdog stars this week are ….  Jack K, Brendan, Dario, Pieter and Kevin


Mrs Collins is proud of ….

Pieter for persevering with tricky number work where he had to divide and multiply by 10 and 100.

For Big Write Persephone Myths using: colons and semi-colons, sentence openers and wow words.

High word counts from Lauren, Charley and Kiera.

Super use of colons and semi-colons by Brendan and Ben.


Hockey with Mrs Baillie also had a number of stars.....

Kevin top goal scorer

Matthew man of the match

Erin girl of the match


Maths Week

We can count to 10 in Greek.

We know that the shape names come from Greek and we had a go at drawing some many sided shapes like octagons and decagons.

We have been learning about Greek mathematicians Pythagoras and Archimedes.




Perth Theatre Design Challenge

Week beginning 2nd October: We are creating a set for Aladdin. We will be working in small groups to design a stage set for The Market, The Launderette or the Cave of Treasures.

Can everyone look out scraps of material, junk, sweetie papers, beads, buttons, ribbon, wrapping paper etc so that we can use it for our sets.


Everyone now has a log on for Sumdog which is an excellent site for practising mental maths skills. We will be using this in school and it would be brilliant if everyone could use this as part of Home Learning too

Studyladder is also a fantastic learning tool and our

      Stars this week are ……

Jack K and Charley

Well Done!

Outdoor Learning Day

We loved playing hundreds square games in the playground to practise French numbers to 100 and prime numbers, square numbers, factors and multiples.

Active spelling games outside was fun, too.

Rugby Taster session on Friday

The Big Run-some of us ran 2 miles!


Wider Achievement Time

Chloe says, “We picked Elderberries and made an elderberry juice with Mrs Amdura

Euan says, “I’ve been tidying the garden areas by pulling up all the weeds that have grown over the summer.”


Laila says, “Last week we made bird feeders and this week we made a wormery. It’s fun.”


Finally, prefects have been appointed and are doing a fabulous job already by helping around the school.





What a fantastic learning week we’ve had.

‘I liked doing the cyclops chalk drawings because it was different. The help guide made the pictures look really good,’ says Erin.

‘All the cyclops drawings are unique which is why I liked them’ says Casey.

‘We read a Greek myth about Odysseus tricking Polythemus the cyclops,’ says Kyle.

‘Our name patterns were fun to create,’ says Kiera.

‘Today we had a theatre design workshop where we learned the language used on the stage,’ says Charley.

We had to use our imagination to think up interesting ideas.

Our Star Pupil is Kiera. What a brilliant start to P7. Working hard and completing lots of Home Learning.

Emilka is our Top Trumps Champion. She earned lots of individual points and won the weekly Top Trump Battle. Well Done!

Mrs Collins is so proud of …..

Casey for her Big Write word count-252

Erin’s holiday diary that showed brilliant VCOP. She completed that during her summer break.

Kyle has really improved his talking and listening skills this week and been a super role model when out and about around the school.

Stevie Lee completing the AK Bell LibraryReading Challenge this summer.

Home Learning

Studyladder is set up and everyone has passwords and logins to use at home and school. This week I would like everyone to complete a reading and number task. If your child has no internet access at home they are very welcome to use computers in class at break or lunch.

Also, regular reading for enjoyment at home and times tables practice.

Spelling lists can also be practised at home, too.


Welcome back!

Primary 7 have had a super start to the new term and got straight into learning and keeping the Golden Rules. They are all aware of their new P7 responsibilities and many of them have been busy completing application forms to become new prefects!

P7 is always an exciting year with lots of different experiences. This term we look forward to a day trip to Lendrick Muir thanks to Supa Club funding and also we are participating in theatre set design workshops.


Full P.E Kit is required on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Water Bottles

As a health promoting school we encourage pupils to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Please can you ensure your child has a refillable bottle with them in school.


A focus this term is reading for enjoyment and everyone has chosen a library book. Most days there will be opportunities to read in class but it would also be beneficial if your child could read daily for a short time at home. 15 -20 minutes would be ideal. Library books should be kept in school bags so that books can be read in school and at home.


Learning times tables at home would really, really help all number learning in school. Practise with an adult or older sibling would be beneficial or playing ICT games.

The web link below is a fun way to practise all times table facts.



It was lovely to see some parents on Meet the Teacher afternoon.

I look forward to chatting further at Parent Contact in September. Any questions before then please make an appointment through the office as I am always happy to help and support your child. 

G. Collins 25.8.17