Category Archives: News

P2 Roots of Empathy News – Discovering Emotions

Recently the P2’s have been learning about emotional literacy, to identify, name and feel comfortable about discussing emotions. They have discovered that emotions are not good or bad, but pleasant or unpleasant. Also that everyone experiences the same emotions and that our temperament and personalities influences how we deal with them.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed our family visits with Oliver, and his mum Sally they recognised and named baby Oliver’s emotional cues and facial expressions. How Sally reads Oliver’s emotional cues to meet his needs and he feels understood. The children really enjoyed their visit, asking Sally lots of questions and sharing her experiences. The children sang songs for Oliver including Wind the Bobbin Up, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Oliver really enjoyed the children’s singing and actions to the songs.

We also talked about different types of teasing and bullying behaviour, how this makes us feel and how talking about our emotions can help us manage them. Also the children created artwork and discussed how they can help their friends when they are sad.

For more information please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Miss Younger, Mrs Gunstone and Mrs Chadwick. Also check out http://www.rootsofempathy.org


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P3 Model Monsters

Primary 3 took part in some design and technology this month by creating a 3D model of the Loch Ness monster swimming around the loch. We had a look at all of our friends model and Anay was the winner! Everyone did a fantastic job and showed amazing creativity skills.


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P3 Nessie Baking

As part of our Scots focus, Primary learned and recited the poem ‘Nessie’ by JK Annand.

To follow on from that, we decided to write a recipe for shortbread and bake some in the shape of Nessie. They were delicious!


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Sorries for our Assembly

The wonderful folk band The Sorries were finally back in school helping us start our Scots week celebrations for the first time since January 2020.

It was brilliant to sing along with them once again.


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P4-7 Rugby Fridays

A Local rugby club is offering Friday afternoon rugby sessions for P4-P7.

Click the 2 page leaflet below for more information


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