P6 2016-17

Welcome back everyone!

This term Miss Deplano will continue to teach on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Mrs Martin will be in class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Open Afternoon and/or Parents’ Evenings.

The timetable remains the same, with continued opportunities this term to join other EM classes at assembly every fortnight to celebrate children’s achievements, sing together and review our school’s Golden Rules. Please remember to send in your WOW certificates!

The homework routine remains similar, although pupils may find they are busy practising songs/lines/music for upcoming Christmas performances! This term, we have provided pupils with a homework activity grid detailing a range of activities which should be completed each week, in addition to extra tasks if children wish to do a little more. All homework on sheets or in the jotter should be checked and signed by an adult at home.

Please remember to check and sign your child’s homework diary regularly. We check diaries regularly and value your notes giving us any extra information you feel we should know about your child.

With thanks for your support,

Mrs Martin & Miss Deplano

P6 Homework Grid Term 2 2016

In the activity grid below you will find a range of homework activities for P6 pupils. Three activities are set: these are the weekly spelling, reading and maths activities: these are to be completed every week. There are 6 other suggested activities which link with this term’s work. It is up to you how many of these you do.  You might want to pick one and do it in great depth or you may want to do all six or you might be too busy with extra-curricular activities to complete any.  The choice is yours.



*Watch a Hallowe’en themed movie

Extras if you’re really keen:

*make a piece of Halloween themed baking



* Spelling words given weekly

* Practise words in any way that suits you

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November the whole school will be taking time to remember the First World War.

*Watch some of the films on the following website


Guy Fawkes

*Make a word search based on facts from the story of Guy Fawkes

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Create a piece of fireworks art



* Choose a home reader from home, school or high school library (if you take a core reader home daily, read that too)

* Make time to read from your home reader every day-it counts towards your reading challenge!

NB Reading from newspapers, magazines and websites are also relevant forms of reading for enjoyment


Children in Need

*Find out what the song is for this year’s appeal

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Learn the words

*Make up a dance

St. Andrews

*List 10 facts about St. Andrew

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Make up a quiz based on facts for the class



*Practise times table set in homework diary from your tables test in class

* Maths Minutes


*Research how Christmas is celebrated in France

Extras if you’re really keen:

*Learn the words to a French Carol

Jacobites Topic Work

We have been studying the Jacobite’s over the past 2 terms.

Christmas Craft Faye

P6 are doing a variety of activities for the Christmas Craft Faye this year.  We have face and nail painting.  We have created and organised a variety of Christmas Activities: Beat the Santa, Lucky Dip, Chimney Challenge, Pin the Nose on Rudolf. You can play to win a wee prize.  These will take place upstairs in the resource area and in the P6 Classroom. Down in the Gym we will have a a bottle stall where you can play to win a bottle of something nice.  Thank you to everyone who donated to this stall.  In addition, we will have beautiful, individually decorated Christmas ornaments and delicious home baking for sale.

As a class P6 raised over £300 from all the activities we had organised!! The school as a whole raised nearly £2000!  Thank you for supporting this event to make it the success it was.

The Nail Painting Team


The Face Painting Team


The Christmas Activities Team

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WEll DONE!!!!

Christmas Concert

We are singing ‘All I want for Christmas’. The links for the song and the actions are below:

All I Want for Christmas is You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UymLTtfJak (karaoke track)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_M3U-WR4o (lyrics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIaP920Kqc (For song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNmlzWar-hA (For Actions)


I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need

I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know

Mia & Katie
Make my wish come true… (pause)

All I want for Christmas (pause)

Is you… (long note)
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don’t need to hang my stockings
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you…
You baby

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I won’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe

I won’t make a list and send it
To the north pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click

‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
You Baby…

Girls singing, rest ‘ooh’

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
Girls singing, rest ‘aahh’
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door

Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
You Baby

All I want for Christmas is you baby x7
All jump with hands out


P6 2015-16

Primary 6, alongside John Phillips, the Highland Council Ranger, followed the route of the River Snizort, from  the source to the mouth of the river.

They started up at Glenmore and then followed the different stages of the river.

They followed flowing, rocky streams, waterfalls, meandering rivers, floodplains and finally to the wide river mouth into Loch Snizort.

p6 having their lunch at mkicdremid school

p6 having their lunch at mecDiarmid primary school

This is the river were we were river dipping.

This is the river where we were river dipping.

p6 river dipping for litter.

p6 river dipping for litter.

Testing the Flow

Testing the flow of the water with an orange!


A flowing waterfall


River dipping and investigating the wildlife that is found here.


Looking to find living things and identify them.


Dylan and Natasha are enjoying river dipping. They have to face the flow of the river.


Sophie and Grace are looking at the river species under the microscope and trying to classify using a key.




Following the river as it widens. The flow has reduced as it is on flatter ground.


River dipping. Finding more species.


Robert emptying his net


Looking to see what they can find.


Some parts were starting to get deep.




The meandering river


Finally at the mouth and Loch Snizort.

Primary 6 are learning about our Blue Planet and the impact human activity can have on the environment.  We have also discussed the importance of the fishing industry and how there has to be a balance between the fishing industry and environmental factors.

On a beautiful September morning P6 took a walk to the fishery pier and looked at the different boats and their purpose.  They also looked at all the industries that work from the pier.  The pupils also had an opportunity to sketch some of the boats and have now produced beautiful  paintings back in school.



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Term 1 News


Noah received a certificate from the Reading Challenge run by Portree Library. Well done Noah


Natasha, Sophie and Kizzy also completed the reading challenge. Well done girls.

 Sophie won the best guitar player of the week in her music class.  Friday 11.09.15IMG_3133

P6 2014/15

Tam ‘O’ Shanter Play in a Day

On Friday the 20th of April P6 were involved in producing a play in a day.  They worked really hard with Mr and Mrs Smith who came to the school to proved a workshop based on the Robert Burns poem of Tam’O’ Shanter.  At the start of the day we cast the play with pupils choosing with parts they would like to play.  They were divided into two groups and Mr & Mrs Smith worked with the pupils to develop the play.  By the afternoon, and after only one very quick dress rehearsal the children performed infront of the whole school.  They did a brilliant job and the play was really enjoyed by the other pupils.   Here are some photos of the event:




Tam ‘O’Shanter Part 1

Tam’O’ ShanterPart 2

Well done to P6, it was a very professional performance!

Europe Topic Homework – Part 2

WELL DONE to all those who completed a Class talk.  They were of a very good standard, well researched and presented.  Lewis Colven gave a fantastic talk about going on a holiday to Turkey.  He had memorised his notes and had photos of places to stay and things to do.

My Friend Selma

Back for 2015, this wonderful performance and travelling museum tells the real-life story of 8yr old Selma – a young refugee who fled the Bosnian conflict in 1992, finding refuge in a disused boarding school in Leeds. Giving young people a powerful yet age-appropriate insight as to why some families have no choice but to leave their homes, P6 learned about what life in war-torn Bosnia was like, why these children had to flee and what it was like to have to start life again in a strange country. It is the story of an incredible journey, of a world turned upside down, of loss, friendship, courage and conkers.

The specially designed interactive museum also gave the children the opportunity to explore items and photographs from all of the children who lived in the disused boarding school, as well as press coverage of the events.

P6 thoroughly enjoyed both the performance and the museum.


Topic Homework Term 3: Famous Landmarks of EU Countries

To finish off our personal project work on EU countries, you have to choose a famous landmark from an EU country.  In your homework jotters answer the following questions:

  1. What is the name of the landmark?
  1. Which EU country is it in?

3. Why is it famous?

     4. Why did you choose this particular landmark?

Give careful consideration to landmark you are choosing are you are required to build a 3D model of this landmark using junk materials.  You may team up with other pupils in the class in you wish.  The model can be as big or as small as you like.  I would suggest sketching a drawing of your model and list materials you think may be suitable for building it before you get started.

The presentation of the models with take place the week beginning the 25th of May. Please ask for help with preparation of your talk if required from Mrs Martin.

Good Luck –  I look forward to seeing your structures!

Competition Winner

AGNV Annual Writing competition was won by Morag Bruce.  Many congratulations to Morag on her well deserved success.  Here is a copy of her story:

Silks in Summer

Hallo, my name is Alala. It means “dreamer”. I am eleven years old and I live with my two siblings, Bahati, meaning “luck”, and Chioma,”God is good”, but everyone calls us the ABC sisters. We live in Nairobi, Kenya, with our foster parents Lauren and Paul Sullivan. Our real parents were killed in the bombing that took place when I was only five.

It happened near midnight, when I was fast asleep. I awoke to a BANG that shook the house. I ran to Mama and Papa’s room where I found Bahati and Chioma crying.

I scrambled under the covers and buried my face in Mama’s night gown. I sent a silent prayer to God, knowing that He would hear me. In my head I re-lived all the beautiful moments I had had here in Nairobi.

I remembered the market in Summer, with the sun beating down on my back as I browsed the billowing silks that were draped from the stalls. And in Autumn! The streets were lined with chestnut stands and the lights brightened everything. The Winter brought snowfall and with snowfall came snowball fights. I remembered building a small igloo and crawling in, but it caved in on top of me! The Spring was joyous for everyone as the weather was warm and breezy.

BLAM! BLAM! I jumped. Blinking groggily, I sat up. I had fallen asleep again. The bombing sounded farther away so I scuttled back to my own bed. When the cock crowed, I sat up to a half caved in house and no parents.

Festubert Commemorations 2015

P6 were involved in preparing and presenting a play as part of the Commemoration events over the weekend of the 15th of May 2015.  The put on a fantastic performance on the evening of the 15th of May.


In order to prepare for their performance they had to learn lines and characters as well as prepare a variety of props.  The props team were involved in sewing sandbags, creating hats for the soldiers and constructing the most impressive replica of the war memorial from the village with a lot of help from Miss Cannon.


The P6 boys were involved with other children in the school in a commemorative shinty match against Kingussie which they won.  They were presented with special metals to mark the event.



It was a very eventful, emotional weekend enjoyed by many.