P4 News

WeatherSince the Easter holidays we have been very busy in class with our Financial Focus fortnight when we learned all about coins and notes to £100 and how to give change from £2 and £5.  We enjoyed using ICT to help us consolidate this learning.

Our class topic has been Weather and we have been learning how weather impacts on people’s lives, how climate change affects the environment and living things and which instruments record which aspect of the weather.  We have had the opportunity to become meteorologists and to use these instruments in our playground.  We have used this real life data and the information handling tools we have been learning at maths time to create bar graphs, trend graphs, bar line graphs and pictographs.  We also used the internet to check the weather forecast all over the world and to answer questions about the data we collected.

We are looking forward to learning some conversational French in the next two weeks before our final topic this year – Scotland’s Landscape.



Mini Lasswade’s Got Talent

Got TalentThere has been a huge interest in the Mini Lasswade’s Got Talent Competition.

The auditions will take place at lunchtime from Monday 1st June to Wednesday 10th June.  The 10 finalists will be announced shortly afterwards.

P1x- Mon 1st June
P1Y – Tues 2nd June
P2X – Wed 3rd June
P2Y – Thurs 4th June
P3X – Mon 8th and Tues 9th June
P3Y – Wed 10th June

Good luck to all our little stars!!Got Talent


Nut Aware School

Just a reminder to all parents that pupils should refrain from bringing any snacks which contain nuts or any nut products in their packed lunch as we have a number of children who have severe allergies to nuts.

Your support is much appreciated.

For any further advice or guidance please download the attached factsheet.




Nut Aware


Science Masterclasses

Science GeekNext week will see the start of our science Masterclasses.  The children will be mixed and have the opportunity to work with a range of science experiences and outcomes:

P2 and P3 – Magnets, Dissolving, Electrical Circuits and Materials

P4 and P5 – Dissolving, Chemical Reactions, Citizen Science and Electricity

P6 and P7 – Filtering Water, Vibrations, Earth Layers and Floating and Sinking

Children will experience all 4 sessions over a two week period.


Learning Superheroes

File-10-05-2015-15-53-13Our P1 teachers, Lynsey Binnie and Alison Adams, led a learning conversation at #PedagooPrimary entitled: Using ‘Learning Superheroes’ to develop growth mindsets in the Early Years.

They shared their work on developing growth mindsets in the Early Years through the use of ‘Learning Superheroes’. They drew upon relevant theory and research to discuss how this impacts upon what children perceive a ‘good learner’ to be.

You can listen to the learning conversation on the following link:

Pedagoo Primary: Learning Superheroes