Monday, 27 May 2013


Laura is here this morning telling us all about Childline - what it is, how to use it, when to use it,...

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Meeting Author Teresa Flavin

All three P6 classes gathered in Miss P.'s room to meet author and illustrator Teresa Flavin. Teresa explained what gave her inspiration for setting and character in her stories. As an illustrator, she showed us how she draws on the work of other artists for her story ideas. She also explained how she planned and drafted her ideas. Teresa proved herself a wonderful story teller as she entranced P6 with the background to her trilogy of novels and read from "The Shadow Lantern."

Teresa began as a children's book illustrator then branched out into writing art-based fantasy-mystery novels for age 9+. Her first illustrated novel, THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA  was shortlisted for a number of UK children's book awards and was a Junior Library Guild Selection in the USA. The sequel, THE CRIMSON SHARD was a Junior Library Guild Selection for  2012. THE SHADOW LANTERN, the final book in the Blackhope Enigma trilogy, was published in 2013. 

This is Teresa's website

Gillian from Looking Glass Bookshop in Quartermile brought along "The Blackhope Enigma", "The Crimson Shard" and "The Shadow Lantern." We were delighted that Gillian showed so much interest in the three books that our Primary Seven pupils have had published by Mary Turner Thomson over the last three years. It was lovely to make a connection between school and a local bookseller, almost on our doorstep.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Congratulations Robert

Robert won three medals at a recent swimming competition:
Gold for the Warrender Team relay
Gold for 50m front crawl
Bronze for 50m butterfly
We're expecting great things at the swimathon too!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Welcome to our exhibition

Primary 5 visiting our exhibition

P2s continue to be impressed

Tom & Sam would put no 76, The Bollywood Touch by Jemima on their bedroom wall!
Isla would put no 95, Highland Hills by Amy.
Roomy would have no 47, Thistle Art by Alex Shen on her wall!

P2 are also visitors to the show

P2 come and view the show!

Some comments from the P2s:
"It's really nice pictures," said Stella.
"Fantastic," said Melissa.
"I really like how they are all so different," said Roscoe.
"I like the people who have done the drawings. I like the black & white ones," said Louis.

Some comments from the P6 art critics:
"Best art show in town," said Mr Galloway.
"What phenomena artists the P6s are" commented Miss Treanor McCann.

P1 view the show

P6A show the P1s round the art exhibition.

P6 Art Exhibition

P6 are enjoying their art work!

Enjoying our art