Hot and Cold Colours in Art

Inspired by the snow outside and the work of other artists, we created our own snowy trees. We used the colour mixing techniques we practised when painting in the style of Steven Brown, and talked about warm and cool colours, using the cool colours to create the snowy landscape with the warm colours to emphasise the winter sun. These lovely paintings were created using only red, blue, yellow, black and white paints.

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UNCRC Article 29: Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.

Bingo Night – Postponed

We have had to postpone our Bingo Night on 5th March due to a very poor uptake. Sadly only 2 families have showed an interest to date.

We will look to rearranging this for a Bingo Afternoon later in March. We hope that you may be able to join us then and will get a date confirmed very soon.

Bingo Night: Monday 5th March 2018

Primary 5 are hosting a Bingo Night on Monday 5th March at 6 pm in St George’s Church Hall, Hayton Road. This is to raise funds to sponsor children in a Ugandan School.

Created by P5R in ICT
Created by P5R in ICT
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Entry Tickets will be on sale from Monday 26th February and must be bought in advance. Entry costs £1 for Adults and 50p for Children and this includes refreshments. All children attending Bingo must be accompanied by an adult.

Bingo Cards will be on sale at the event. These cost £1 for 5 games (but can be split and shared between a family if you wish, or you can play the whole card by yourself!).

£1 will buy 5 tickets like this on the night. We will tell you which game (eg. red game) and you can share the ticket with the family or play it alone.

The emphasis is on joining in and having fun together, but we do have some great prizes coming in …

Hopefully more to come! Star prizes in the raffle will be a Pampering Hamper and a Food Hamper!

Please come to Primary 5 (downstairs cabin) between 8:45 – 9:00 am or 3:00 – 3:10 pm if you wish to buy Entry Tickets.

We are also selling raffles to be drawn on the night with Star Prizes of a Pampering Hamper and a Food Hamper. Raffles are 50p a strip.
Please come and join us for a fun family evening!

Contact Mrs Russell via the School Office (01224 483217) if you have any queries.

UNCRC Article 28: All children have the right to an education.

UNCRC Article 31: All children have the right to relax and play.


Primary 5R will be going swimming for a 6 week block, commencing Tuesday 20th February. All pupils have taken home forms that must be completed and returned before we start. Please ensure that your child comes to school with a swimming costume and towel.

We will require a Parent Helper – if you would be able to help please contact me via the School Office. We will leave school at 9:45 am and return at approximately 11:15 am.

Our PE with Mrs McGregor will change to Monday during this time.

Work hard / play hard in Primary 5

We’ve been forming new teams for Cooperative Learning. Here are some photos of us establishing our new group identities. We will work in these groups for some learning tasks, supporting one another and practicing our skills in communication and collaboration.

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We have also been playing hard and very much enjoyed a PE session in class using Go Noodle!

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UNCRC Article 31: Every child has the right to relax and play.

Wanted: Parent Helpers for Library Visits

Primary 5R visit the library with P2/3B once a fortnight on Mondays (2 – 3 pm). If we are not at the library we do paired reading. To comply with the policy on staffing ratios for outings we really need 2 parent helpers to walk with us to the library. If you would be able to help please contact Mrs Russell via the School Office.

Forest Schools

As the saying goes, better late than never! We very much enjoyed our Forest Schools sessions last term with Mrs Macleod and have only just realised we never did share the photographs of all the good work we did!

Lots of learning took place around working together in teams and keeping safe outdoors.

UNCRC Article 29:
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help
you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

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Chocolate Making at Cocoa Ooze

Today Primary 5R went to Cocoa Ooze. Cocoa Ooze is a chocolate factory in Altens. We had lots of fun making chocolate! We made chocolate lollipops, a chocolate bar and chocolate marshmallow creations.

Thankfully nobody turned into a blueberry or got sucked up the big pipe!

UNRCRC Article 28: Education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

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