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We can’t believe this is the last blog from Primary 5 this year. We’re doing our All About Me sheets just now and are enjoying looking back at our old ones from P1 – P4!
We meet our new teacher today – very exciting!
Our class talks finish today – everyone has done really well and we have learned an awesome amount of stuff about Victorians. We have our Victorian school day to look forward to next Tuesday when we can come dressed up as Victorian children. Don’t forget…!
We found out at the end of last week that Rebecca was the best girl overall in the Biathlon at Donaldson’s – well done Rebecca, you really deserved the trophy. Again, well done to Ross our fastest boy.
A wee reminder that reports went out on Monday so if you could return the acknowledgement slip that would be helpful. Also reading books should all be handed back next week in time for a fresh new term – thanks for your help with this.
Everyone should bring in a bag next week so we can send work home, also PE kits and indoor shoes will be sent home to be washed/replaced.
Lastly, a huge thank you to my wonderful Primary 5 class who have made this year a fun, challenging, noisy, incredible, interesting, funny, amazing, awesome year – I’ll miss you but wish you loads of luck in Primary 6. Perhaps some of you will sign up for netball next year and I’ll see you then!
Have a wonderful summer and come back safe and sound in August!
Mrs Johnston

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Mrs Johnston was at camp for half the week with P7s so we had Mrs Ramsay which was lots of fun! Our class talks are going really well and the feedback we are giving each other is really sensible and positive. We are learning lots about the Victorians including school, foundling hospitals, punishments, transport and the justice system.
We LOVED the Biathlon – 4 lengths of the pool at Donaldsons followed by a run round their grounds – everyone did so well but there has to be a winner! The fastest girl was Rebecca and the fastest boy was Ross – well done! We will find out soon how our fastest compared to the other schools in the cluster – fingers crossed. Special mention to Kristina and Joseph who came in a close second.
Coming up:
Marches day 16th June – hope the sun shines!
Meet the new teacher Thursday 18th June

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Huge excitement in Primary 5 this week – the chicks have hatched! At this time we have 8 chicks, 7 yellow ones and one black one. We all got to suggest names and then voted on our favourite ones. The names chosen were Pixie and Penny, Ant and Dec, Gus, Nut and Ella and Gold. Sadly we did have 9 chicks at one point but poor Phoebe didn’t survive last night. We think she maybe hatched a little too early. We’ll keep the chicks until Friday when Gordon’s mum comes to pick them up and take them back to the farm to live out a long, healthy life there. It’s been awesome having the chicks and they fit right into our health and wellbeing topic of life cycles and reproduction. With the sad death of Phoebe we’ll go on to discuss the circle of life and death too.
We all enjoyed the LEPRA workout on Monday – the music and dancing got us all up and ready to face the day head on – perhaps we should do a wee workout every day! Thanks to everyone who brought in a donation.
We loved the P1 assembly – they were amazing and wonderful and we can’t wait to be their chums next year!
Coming up:
8 – 10 June Mrs Johnston is away at camp so Mrs Ramsay will be in P5
11 June – Biathlon (don’t forget to wear sporty clothes and bring a swimsuit and towel and goggles)

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Lana had the best PE of her life this week because we got to take the parachute out and play team games. Rebecca enjoyed the freedom during PE – freedom to decide their own games and to make up their own games. Laura liked it when Mrs Johnston refereed the P5 football game because she made everything fair. Mrs Johnston was pleasantly surprised at how well the game went because there have been a few disputes throughout the year all because of football.
CEM testing started this week – Lois thought it was fun and she likes how it checks her understanding of different things. Oscar found some of it hard especially the word and picture problems (he wasn’t the only one!). Our vocabulary was tested really well and that was a tricky part too. Kristina enjoyed using the touch screen computers but the headphones were a bit fiddly and uncomfortable.
Molly, Oscar and Ruth are very excited about playing at the Crying of the Marches on the 13th June – good luck!
Matthew and Sophia enjoyed making trails in the school grounds and also enjoyed trying other groups trails out. It was a very energetic afternoon!
Some of us have moved on to decimals in Maths and so far, so good. Everyone else is concentrating on division.
Sports day was great fun! Everyone took part very well and the winning house was Ochiltree – well done. In the P5 races we had a couple of very close finishes – well done Finn, Broddy and Sam and well done Kristina, Ella and Anna! Great sportsmanship displayed throughout. Special mention to the ‘guy in the tie’ (Mr Veitch) who won the Dad’s race for the 4th time running!
Coming up:
1st June – dress down day/LEPRA workout
3rd June – chicks are due to hatch!!
5th June – VLG – last one!
w/b 8th June – class talks begin – can’t wait!

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Election fever gripped Low Port last week, votes were cast and the winners were announced during our assembly. Mrs Johnston was very impressed by how enthusiastic, hard-working and team-spirited we all were during our politics topic and we all really enjoyed learning about politics and elections. In the end it was The Outside Party who won by a slim margin from The School Funding Operations Party. Not much divided our 3rd and 4th placed parties Active Like Animals Party and International Low Port Party so well done to everyone involved and thank you to everyone who voted. The Outside Party (TOP) are now looking forward to meeting with Mrs Livingston to discuss how they could implement one of their policies, although unfortunately the outdoor swimming pool has already been ruled out due to lack of funding!!!
Our election assembly was great fun and everyone performed really well – we hope the rest of the school and our parents and families enjoyed it as much as we did!
We’ve been continuing with multiplication and division in Maths and our topic assessment scores have been very good. We’ve been doing a lot of Cloze work in language lessons – filling in the words – and this has been helping us with our reading and comprehension of texts.
We heard from the charity LEPRA and the work they do to help people with leprosy and we’re looking forward to our workout on the 1st June and the opportunity to dress down.
We now have 24 eggs in the classroom courtesy of Gordon’s Mum and we’re hoping that we’ll get some chicks hatching out very soon. Gordon’s Mum is coming in soon to tell us a bit more about the hatching process and this will link in nicely to our next health and wellbeing topic which is all about life cycles and our bodies.

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We have found out that we have some super fit children in P5. The PE students took us for PE on Tuesday and made us do lots of exercises to improve our cardio, core and arms. After that we did the plank challenge – everyone was really impressive but a special mention needs to go to Joseph and Adam who held their plank positions for a very, very, very long time! We then had a press up/push up challenge and again after a very determined battle Adam and Gordon came out top! The next day arms were still sore – but we’ve learned that we are a very determined bunch!
Assembly preparation is going well. We are all in groups and have responsibility for a part of the assembly and so we’re sorting out lines and a PowerPoint to show. We are also campaigning round the school for votes. Primary 6 gave us a good grilling about funding which we tried hard to answer honestly. We have set up a polling booth in the Zone, made a couple of ballot boxes, printed off the ballot papers and have made placards to encourage last minute voters to support and vote for us. We are all very excited by the election and remember to come along to our assembly to find out the result, live that morning!
In Maths we have been focussing on multiplication and division and thinking about the link between the two.
Any writing we’ve done this week has been linked to politics. We had a fun lesson discussing who we would form a coalition with and we ended up having a ‘question time’ with our party leaders. They answered the questions very well and stuck up for their policies confidently.
We went on a canal safety cruise on Wednesday – thanks Mrs Maxwell for helping us with that. We learned all about how to keep ourselves safe near water of any kind and we had a lovely cruise along to the leisure centre and back.

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Our ‘political’ campaigns are hotting up – lots of debating, arguing amongst and between our parties already. We are having to really work hard at communicating and collaborating with our team mates, making sure everyone is included and listened to. We will be presenting our parties to the rest of the school tomorrow with a ’60 second’ presentation so we hope that goes well!
We are doing lots of multiplication in Maths and trying out different mental strategies to help us with this – any times tables practise at home would be really helpful!
Our writing is all to do with our politics topic really with poster and leaflet creation. We’re also concentrating hard on our punctuation including speech marks! (Adam is very happy about this)
Our outdoor learning came indoors this week due to the dodgy weather – it really is amazing how many things you can make with a plastic bottle. We’re hoping we can make some sort of artwork that will use these bottles and display them in the school grounds somewhere – more on that next time!
Magical moment of the week –
Well done to Leah, Chloe and Laura who won 3rd, 2nd and 1st prizes for their artwork entered into the LUCS birthday competition – they all received book tokens – well done, and thank you LUCS.
Coming up:
Holiday 4/5 May
Cricket sessions – next 4 Thursdays – bring trainers that day too if possible as these will be outside!
Canal trip 13 May
Assembly 15 May

 

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Welcome back to the summer term – lots of things to look forward to!
Our new topic is politics and we are all very excited by this. As well as learning about politicians, elections etc. we are forming our own parties and having an election, the result of which will be made public at our assembly on Friday May 15th! We have already chosen names for our parties, come up with a slogan and a colour scheme. We will be choosing leaders soon, making logos and fine-tuning our policies. We will be introducing ourselves to the rest of the school at next week’s assembly hopefully so the leaders will have to make an impression!
Multiplication is our main focus in Maths – as well as learning our tables and new strategies to do multiplying we’ve been making up our own routines to help us remember our tables. Most of us think this is helpful!
In PE we are doing football – not everyone’s favourite sport but it is a lot of fun and hopefully it will help with our playtime and lunchtime games and sportsmanship! We also did rounders – we learned some new rules which were quite challenging but it’s good to try new things. We have a PE student in class called Mr Donaldson for the next 4 weeks.
Magic moment of the week – everyone has their own opinion on this but Mrs Johnston’s favourite moment was Matthew, Leah and Sophia sharing their 6 times table routine – MAGIC!
Coming up:
Bring trainers in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for outdoor learning and PE outside
Deacon’s Court visit about the Marches – Thursday 30th April

 

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Sorry for the lack of blog last week but Mrs Johnston was away on camp with Primary 6 having a fab time! Not to be outdone, half the class were away on their activity week last week and this week the other half are away on theirs – the P5 classroom has been a peaceful place to be!
Highlights from the activity week include biking (Broddy, Oscar, Gordon, Leah and Sam), archery (Adam and Lana and Mrs Johnston enjoyed her archery at P6 camp), Bush craft (Emma and Laura), ski-ing (Anna and Findlay) and Problem Solving (Chloe). A real mixture of activities and a lot of fun was had by all. Fantastic, supercalifra….., epic, adventurous, fabulous and brilliant!!!
We had our last rugby session with Tom from Linlithgow Rugby Club – most of us really enjoyed this and learned some new skills that we can use in other areas of PE. Thanks to Tom and to Euan who also came along to help.
We have been writing our entries for the Young Writers competition and Primary 5 really love to write imaginative stories. We’ve also been very artistic this week entering another RHET competition and also the LUCS 40th birthday art competition. Fingers crossed that we have more success.
We were chuffed to see ourselves in the Gazette – centre spread no less – it was a great morning and it’s nice to get our photos in the paper and to be rewarded for our hard work.
Coming up:
Parent night – Mon 30/Tues 31 March
Easter service – Wed 1 April
Easter egg decorating – Thu 2 April (bring your own egg(s))
Easter holidays – hope everyone has a fab time!

 

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This week’s blog comes from The Question Mark table – Sam, Leah, Joseph, Ella, Findlay, Emma, Madeline and Broddy.
We all really enjoyed our breakfast being made for us by RHET as a result of us winning the Farmhouse breakfast competition. Joseph’s favourite food was the bacon roll, Sam tasted potato scone for the first time and loved it, Emma enjoyed tasting the apple juices and deciding which one she preferred, Ella liked her bacon roll the best, Findlay added scrambled egg to his bacon and had it in a roll and thought it was fab, Leah enjoyed queuing up and being tempted by all the lovely smells and she enjoyed the potato scones, Madeline loved the scrambled egg best and Broddy thought the bacon tasted best – we all thought the RHET volunteers were very clever to make such a fantastic breakfast for 33 of us with only a microwave, a little cooker, 2 hobs and a toaster! WOW!
Emma learned that we should try and eat different varieties of food to get a balanced diet. Findlay learned that you can get healthy cereals that taste much nicer than the sugary, unhealthy cereals. Sam learned it is important to try new things that you don’t usually eat – you might find something new that you like. Overall it was a super experience – so make sure you enter competitions because you might win, we did!
Joseph enjoyed the new games we played at rugby this week, especially the passing game. Ella says we were very energetic due to our big breakfast! Madeline enjoyed being the official photographer – look out for them on the plasma screen! Broddy enjoyed the capture the flag game we played. Only one week left sadly but most of us have really enjoyed our rugby training – especially this week when it was lovely and sunny for a change!
Our activity weeks start next week – we’re all looking forward to it. Findlay can’t wait for the ski-ing, Ella is looking forward to ski-ing because she’s never done it before , Broddy is looking forward to the day of biking, Joseph thinks the ski-ing will be the best, Madeline is looking forward to orienteering, Sam can’t wait to go biking, climbing, archery – everything, Emma is looking forward to the climbing the most and Leah is looking forward to everything!
Coming up
Activity week 1 – 16 – 20 March
Activity week 2 – 23 – 27 March