Category Archives: Primary 4 16-17

Calling Dalry parents, family and friends -Help Needed!

Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with a small group of pupils?

Could you commit 1 hour on a Friday for 3 weeks?

We have reviewed our Masterclass programme and the children have identified some activities that they would like to have next session:

Loom Bands
Programming (Scratch)
Stop Motion Animation
Obstacle Courses
Wrestling (non-contact)
Conversation Space
Jewellery making
Stunt biking
Go noodle
Caring for animals

If you have skill, talent and enthusiasm in these areas, or indeed and other areas that you would like to share, please contact Mrs Mason.

P6b and P4 Theatre Workshops

P6b and P4 have an exciting opportunity to visit the Brunton Theatre to see the fabulous show “Bamberts Book of of Lost Stories” on Tuesday 30 May. The show has been described by theatre reviewers as a small, perfectly formed masterpiece that imaginatively explores the idea that stories can change the world.”

To support the performance, the Imaginate organisation offered whole day Workshops for each class, during which the pupils worked with real theatre set designers to create miniature “shoe box” theatre sets. It was a fantastic day and their work will be on display at the theatre.

P4 NMS Egyptian Tomb Visit

During our visit to the National Museum of Scotland we enjoyed learning all about the tomb of ordinary Egyptian people, a police captain and his family. We looked at coffins, shrouds, statues, amulets and other amazing artefacts.

Following that we had a great time taking part in a “Death in Ancient Egypt” workshop. We tried out some gory mummification techniques and held some ancient objects, the oldest being 3000 years old!

If you want to know more about the exhibition you can visit the museum website.

What a super way to finish up our topic. We are all budding Egyptologists now!


P4 returned from the Easter break to some great news.

Our very own Amber Webb has become the first pupil from Dalry Primary School to ever make it through the first round of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Word Competition!

The competition is a story writing contest and the BBC describes it as:

Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity…like Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons, or Sherlock himself – Benedict Cumberbatch. Each year, 10 million Radio 2 listeners hear, read and love these stories.”

If you want to know more about the contest you can read about it on the BBC website.

We were so excited to hear that out of 131,798 entries, hers was one of 5000 chosen to go through to the next round.

Well done Amber and good luck!

Heritage Themed Easter Egg Competition

We really enjoyed admiring the many creative entries into our annual Easter egg decorating competition. Well done to everyone who took part in this creative home learning project. The theme of heritage was creatively interpreted by so many of our pupils.


500 Words Writing Competition

P4 have worked really hard over the last few weeks to prepare and type up their entirely original stories for BBC 2’s 500 Words writing competition. 
We managed to submit the entries on time and each received a personalised certificate. 
We did it!!
If you’d like more information, or to hear some previous winners stories, please have a look here.