Our whole school community will strive to enable everyone to be successful , confident, effective and responsible learners. We will work together to build a happy, healthy and inclusive school community.
Our curriculum is underpinned by our values:
RESPECT / AMBITION / RESILIENCE / INTEGRITY / KINDNESS
Dear Parent / Carer
Welcome back to a new school term! Please see message below regarding a council survey for parents from Andy Gray (Head of Schools). I would urge as many parents as possible to complete the council survey as we will use this information to inform our school improvement plan for next year. The deadline for completion is Friday the 2nd March 2018.
This survey has been devised to help us provide your child with a high quality education. Your views will help us find out what we are doing well and where we could improve.
Thousands of parents and carers have taken part in previous surveys and I would like to encourage even more of you to do so this year. The views of parents and carers really help us to improve services at the school level and across the city.
If possible, please complete the survey online but copying and pasting the following link into your browser:
or request a paper copy and return it to your child’s school.
We have not asked you to provide your name. This is so that you can express your views freely knowing they will be anonymous. A summary of the results will be circulated to all schools.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Head of Schools
OUR CURRENT FOCUS ACROSS THE SCHOOL IS COMBINING & PARTITIONING AND PLACE VALUE
From Monday 19th February to Thursday 30th March
What will this look like for my child?
Combining & partitioning and place value within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)
Make finger patterns:
- To show numbers 1 to 5 using one hand
- To show double patterns for 1 to 5 (two hands)
- To show doubles plus one patterns (two hands e.g. double 3 plus 1)
- To partition numbers (e.g. “Make 6 on your fingers. Can you make it another way?”)
- To partition 10 (e.g. 9 fingers up and 1 down shows 9 + 1 = 10
Recognise flashed patterns (domino and random)
- Explore partitions of numbers through dot patterns
Combining & partitioning and place value within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)
Combining and partitioning
- Partition numbers up to ten into number bonds (e.g. know that 5 = 1 + 4 and so on)
- Use number bond knowledge to say what number gets us to/from a decade (e.g. 34 + ? = 40, 54 – ? = 50)
Split a number containing tens and units
- In a standard way e.g. (36 is 3 tens and 6 units)
- In a non-standard way (e.g. 36 is 2 tens and 16 units)
Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed e.g. the 3 in 236 means 3 tens or 30
Split a number into its place value parts e.g. 364 = 300 + 60 + 4 (numbers up to 1000)
Combining & partitioning and place value within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)
Combining and partitioning
- Partition 100 (e.g. 23 + ? = 100) to help with percentage calculations
- Partition 1000
- Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed (numbers up to 1 million)
- Split a number into its place value parts
- In the range 1 to 1000000
- For decimals up to 2 decimal places (e.g. 2.5 is 2 and 5 tenths)
- Split a decimal up in a non-standard way (e.g. 3.2 can be 2 and 12 tenths)
Primary 2/3 hosted a very succesful book sale today. They did a fantastic job of organising all the donations, making sure they displayed the books and being very enthuastic to all the classes that came to buy books! Thank you to everyone who supported the book sale. All proceeds will be going to our partner school, Mpeni Primary in Malawi.
We started our day off being with Mr Whitmore piping in the playground. We then all danced to Strip the Willow with parents and friends cheering and clapping us on. Thanks to Sean from Central DJs for providing speakers to allow us to have a fabulous big ceilidh.
Our Burns assembly
Our Nursery class sang Three Craws.
Primary 1 class sang Katie Bairdie.
Our Primary 1 finalists were: Jonny, Stanley, Freddie and Matilda (absent)
Our Primary 2 finalists were: Anoushka (not photographed) and Jamie
Our Primary 2/3 finalists were: Sonja and Carter
Primary 3 sang a Gaelic song.
Our Primary 3 finalists were: Ronnie and Elian
Some pupils from Primary 4 sang a song.
Our Primary 4 finalists were: Elizabeth and Abigail
Ella (Primary 5) sang Loch Lomond
Our Primary 4/5 finalists were: Rebecca and Sadie
Our Primary 5 finalists were: Olivia and Benjamin
Our Primary 6 finalists were: Flora and Samuel
Calum M (Primary 7) played his violin
Our Primary 7 finalists were: Kirsten and Rosie
Primary 7 have been reading Tam O’Shanter and have written play scripts based on the story. Some Primary 7 pupils acted out Oskar’s play script in our assembly.
The Brett family, Elsa (am nursery), Daphne (P2/3), Benjamin (P5) and Rosie (P7) performed a dance for us.
There was a surprise act was our staff act. They performed two of Rabbie Burns poems.
A big thank you to Mrs Metcaffe, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Cowie who judged our Scottish recital competition. They had a very tough job!
The winner from the Primary 1 to 3 category was Jamie, Primary 2.
The winner from the Primary 4 and 5 category was Benjamin, Primary 5.
The winner from the Primary 6 and 7 category was Samuel, Primary 6.
We finished off our assembly singing Auld Lang Syne.