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Monday 18th January.

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well! It is Monday again and we are onto the 2nd week of our pack. It has to be handed in on Friday 22nd January when I will have another pack ready for you to collect. Don't panic if it is not finished just return it in the folder and collect your new 1. Reading books must be returned. Please keep your mental maths, English practice and Friday test books as you will need them.

This week I'd like you to go on your Winter walk, looking out for signs of Winter. It would be great if you could take some pictures and send them to me. When you have time then write your Winter adjective poem. If you can send me a picture or copy of your poem, or maybe even record yourself saying it, that would be great!

Healthy kidz have sent through information about their home activities which you can register for online. 

CBBC is also running their primary education schedule. This week there is Spanish, punctuation and continents to look out for. We looked at continents during our first term so I think you'll enjoy it.

Studyladder extension activities have been set and as always remember AR and Bugclub.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries and remember to send me your pictures I love to see them! 

Have a good week, take care and be kind. Mrs Rice 😁👍❤

CBBC schedule

New healthy Kidz pack which you can register for from Monday

Healthy Kidz home learning pack.

Friday 15th January 2021


It is hard to believe we are already half way through January and I think that is a good thing! We have completed our first full week of home learning and I hope you are managing well.  Half of our class have completed at least 1 AR quiz and everyone has been on Studyladder at some point in the last week!  That is fantastic, I knew we could do this!  This is in addition to your home learning pack which I know you will be busy working away on.  I hope you have taken my advice to set aside a little time for a task, work hard for that time and then move on.  Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.  Your Mum's and Dad's are doing an amazing job at home, working and helping you with your school work.  Well done and Thank You!

I found our class page really uplifting last time around and I think we should try to do that again by sharing pictures of what we are getting up to at home.  I thought you could send me some pictures of you playing with a gift that you received for Christmas, maybe you got a new device to take it on!  I would love to see them. 

Have a lovely weekend, get outside, weather permitting and have some fun in these crazy times!

Mrs Rice laughyesheart

p5 certificate for Faith, who has quizzed very steadily on AR since we started back, well done! Keep it up! P4 certificate goes to Jake who has also quizzed steadily and accurately on Studyladder. Congratulations!

Happy new year P4/5! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and I look forward to hearing all about it! We are starting the new term with some home learning and I know we are fit for this challenge! This time I have prepared written packs with work for 2weeks which can be extended with activities on Studyladder. As in school we will all work at different paces and this is perfectly normal. At home you will all have different routines, I suggest you allocate an amount of time for an activity and do your best at that activity for that time. Remember quality over quantity! I will be checking in with you as we go along and am available via email if you have any questions or queries. 

As before the links to our online platforms are on our website in the children section. Use Libraries ni to access ebooks for accelerated reader, they have a huge range of books. Joe Wicks is leading PE and we should keep up our daily mile and improve our 100m sprint! We have really enjoyed online assembly and we even won a prize! You will be able to keep this up at home too.  Our class page was so important last time helping us to keep in touch and see each other without being in school so please contact me with photos of what you are getting up too. 

Don't feel overwhelmed at home, you will be inundated with images of people all over the country doing amazing things at home! Each of you are all amazing, do your best and forget about the rest! 🌟 I can't wait until we are back in our bubble together but for now work hard and keep safe! Mrs Rice 👍😁❤ 

The BBC have been promoting their schedule to support home learning- I have included it below, you might enjoy some of the programmes.

Leah's Christmas writing. The cheescake sounds delicious! We played a lot of board games this year too!

Emily's Christmas recount! An early start on Christmas morning! Well done Emily.

Victoria sent me her writing about her Christmas holidays, great work with the word processing! I think she is exactly right- Christmas was a little bit different this year but we all still had areally good time!

Lily celebrating her Granda's birthday! Happy Birthday!

Thomas and Chloe made the local press with their fantastic snowman!

Thomas having fun in the snow!

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What a stylish snowman Leah! He is fab! I hope your Dad isn't cold?!

Riley, Alexa and Freddie having fun in the snow! I love the pictures!

Thomas and Chloe enjoying the snow! We all love a snow day!

Snowy scenes from Cortamlet! Thanks Lily!

Great to see that Thomas completed his work before he went out in the snow! It's good to get back in the swing of things!

Welcome to our Primary 4 and 5 class page.  We are so glad to be back at school learning new things and working with our friends.  Keep an eye out for some of the fun activities that we get up to. 

We had a surprise visit from a very special gentleman in red! It was great to see Santa at Cortamlet!

We won a class prize with Hope for Youth Ministeries. We have really enjoyed their morning assemblies, especially their visits to the farm! Each pupil got a lovely puzzle book.

Accelerated Reader certificates were awarded to those who reached their target, congratulations! Missing from the photo are Zoe and Alfie.

Marshmallow snowmen! Delicious!

Learning about the properties of 3D shapes.

PTA Santa decorations!

Christmas dinner, enjoyed by all!

Christmas reindeer craft! cute and tasty!

We took part in a virtual assembly with Andy and his band, The Odd Socks! We loved their music and the message. There were lots of other pop stars and athletes who took part.

Riley made a great effort for odd sock day- he even made himself a sock badge! Good man Riley!

Odd Sock Day!

We had our virtual fire safety talk from the local fire service. They delivered a very important message and we all got our packs and bags to take home.

Accelerated Reader certificates! Well done everyone! Faith is missing from the photo.

We placed a few teeth in coke over half term and then looked at the difference when we returned to school. The biggest difference was the colour. Do you know how many spoonfuls of sugar are in a can of coke? 13!

We used measuring tapes to measure our body parts, great fun!

Ditch the dark day! We all made such a great effort to dress in bright clothes to remind us to keep safe on darker mornings and evenings. Remember 'Be bright, be seen!'

Primary 5 worked together to write an acrostic poem for Harvest.

Looking to spring! We received some free bulbs from the Edina Trust so we have planted them in and look forward to the bright days of Spring.

Autumn walk. What a beautiful morning for an Autumn walk! We do not have to go very far to see nature and wildlife in our beautiful countryside! We all enjoyed a little paddle too!

We were glad to get outside for accelerated reading and thanks to Fane Valley we each have a lovely new bucket to sit on. These will be really useful for our outdoor learning activities and can be used in so many different ways. Thank you again!

Land art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. This style of art uses natural materials in our environment so we headed out into our playground and created our own natural art. Fabulous work!

Outdoor Learning! making the most of our fabulous car park to play hopscotch, who knew there were so many rules?

Number scavenger hunt! Look high, look low!