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King's Park Primary School



Primary 5

24

Sep

2018


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King’s Park Standard, Quality and Improvement Plan

Our Standards, Quality and Improvement Plan Parent Report is now available for you to read.

Primary 5

15

Jun

2018


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P5A Have Another Busy Week

In numeracy this week we have been learning about money and budgeting. First we planned a family holiday using a worksheet. We then used the Ipads to browse the Ikea website to start looking for new furniture to brighten our school entrance hall, as we know that this is something Mrs Renton would like to [...]

Primary 5

15

Jun

2018


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World Cup 2018 and P5b

Weekly Update Dear Parents and Carers, On Monday we started our Kings Park’s Got Talent competition. This is where you audition with something you are really good at such as dancing, acting or singing and if you’re successful you get through to the semi finals. In our class, Rosie and Jack qualified with their comedy [...]

Primary 5

01

Jun

2018


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Fire Strikes Queensville! – P5a

Fire Strikes Queensville! In a traumatic turn of events this week, we arrived back to class on Tuesday afternoon to discover that Dreams restaurant in Queensville had been burnt down. We looked at lots of different statements about the incident and sorted them into facts, opinions and ambiguous statements. On Wednesday, we worked in pairs [...]

Primary 5

01

Jun

2018


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Arson Attack Strikes Kingsville in P5b!

Dear Parents and Carers, This week we returned from Daily Mile and found out to our shock that someone had set our Kingsville restaurant on fire. Our building we had made was shrivelled and burnt to a crisp! Mr Cross opened his emails to launch an investigation and found out that Police Scotland had sent [...]

Primary 5

25

May

2018


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Primary 5b debate Kingsville Shopping Centre

Dear Parents and Carers, This week we have received news from a newspaper company that a new shopping centre has been proposed to be built behind Kingsville school in our village! In class we have had a debate on the pros and cons of such a building and most people have decided for several reasons [...]

Primary 5

18

May

2018


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P5a – A busy week!

What a busy week in P5A! In numeracy, we completed a new assessment to judge how far our learning has come and see what gaps we need to fill before the end of the term. Most people made a great improvement and some are even trying a more difficult assessment. We have identified that we [...]

Primary 5

11

May

2018


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P5a say farewell to Isaac

At skiing this week, we got ready much quicker and had lots more time on the slopes. The beginners managed to keep 2 skis on their feet and mastered balancing. They began to work on the snow plough. The advanced group went to the top and skied down the face, and worked on their hockey [...]

Primary 5

11

May

2018


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P5b – Beth and Hannah write the review!

This Weekly review was written by: Hannah Scott and Beth Campbell Dear Parents and Carers This week in P5B we have had a relatively short week because we were not in school on Monday because it was the May Day holiday but we have been continuing on our village project by making village charters. The [...]

Primary 5

04

May

2018


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P5a and our action packed week!

A long time ago in a classroom far, far away… Primary 5A had a fantastic, frantic week! As part of our topic, we heard about Mr Cross’ house and discussed the various forms of housing available, and what people look for in buying a house. We then went to the research room to search on [...]

Primary 5

04

May

2018


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Midlothian Ski Centre and P5b

Dear Parents and Carers, In possibly the most hectic week of Primary 5 so far, this week P5b all went skiing for the first time as a class! When we first arrived we had to take our shoes off and were given skis and our ski boots. We found it quite challenging to put our [...]

Primary 5

27

Apr

2018


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Queensville residents move in

What a wonderful week in P5A. We designed characters to live in our village, which we have named ‘Queensville’. Our partner village is called ‘Kingsville’, and we chose these names because both classes liked having a link to Kings park and came up with those pairings. For our characters we thought about the kinds of [...]

Primary 5

27

Apr

2018


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KingsVille has characters!

Dear Parents and Carers. This week we continued our village topic by creating characters for our village. Each character had to be realistic and unique. All our characters had different jobs to fit the buildings we created last week, a variety of ages so that our village had believable family groups and a mix of [...]

Primary 5

20

Apr

2018


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Welcome back! – P5a

What a busy week back in P5A! We all really enjoyed our Easter holiday and spent Tuesday morning writing postcards about them. Miss Griffith then read them aloud and we played a mystery guessing game to work out who had written which postcard. The highlight of our week was the arrival of a very important [...]

Primary 5

20

Apr

2018


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Welcome back to P5b!

Dear Parents and Carers Welcome back from your Easter holidays! We hope you had a great time and are recharged and ready for the term ahead! On Tuesday we received a letter saying that Primary 5 had been chosen to design and build two small neighbouring villages in the Scottish Borders! Miss Griffith and Mr [...]

Primary 5

23

Mar

2018


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P5b and Easter

Dear Parents and Carers This week we have continued practicing for our Easter Assembly. We made our Easter props including palm leaves, posters and trying on our costumes. The palm leaves are to wave to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem as are the posters. Our dress rehearsal went well and we look forward to welcoming you [...]

Primary 5

16

Mar

2018


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Easter Assembly Practice – P5a

This week in Primary 5A we have been practising our Easter assembly. We are learning a mime to the song ‘Amazing Grace’ as well as singing some other songs. In grammar we continued to learn about collective nouns and made posters of our favourite ones. We also looked at singular and plural words. In numeracy, [...]

Primary 5

16

Mar

2018


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Parents’ Night and The Easter Assembly! – P5b

This week in P5b we are really excited to tell you how we have been getting on with our Easter assembly. We have been doing lots of practice by learning the songs, reciting our lines and rehearsing our acting. The 27th March is when we are going to perform our assembly to everyone who can [...]

Primary 5

09

Mar

2018


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Another busy week in P5A!

In literacy we have been learning about collective nouns which are names for groups of nouns. Some of our favourites were ‘a blessing of unicorns’, ‘a hole of doughnuts’ a ‘caravan of camels’ and a ‘giggle of girls’. In writing we wrote a short imaginary story about what would have happened if we had been [...]

Primary 5

09

Mar

2018


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The Beast From The East and P5b

Dear Parents and Carers While some of us have been having snowball fights, others movie nights and some stuck at traffic lights we are happy to report that we all survived the Beast From The East and have returned safely to school! This week we have been learning about balance and travelling in gymnastics during [...]

Primary 5

28

Feb

2018


Snow Day Learning Activities and Ideas

Please find a variety of ideas that you can choose to work on during Snow Days. Please share your learning on our Twitter feed @KingParkPS

Primary 5

23

Feb

2018


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P5A Are The Champions!

This week in P5A… We’ve had a very busy start back after our short, but well-needed break. Now that Miss Griffith has marked our numeracy assessments, we are spending time finding out our ‘gaps’ and looking at what we need to learn in order to fill them. This week, the Pascal and Pythagoras groups have [...]

Primary 5

23

Feb

2018


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P5B are sent to the workhouse!

This week Primary 5b were sent to the workhouse! We learnt that workhouses were places that poor people were sent if they couldn’t afford food or somewhere to live and they normally were pretty horrible places. The men and women were separated and had to work long hard hours at difficult or unpleasant tasks. For [...]

Primary 5

12

Feb

2018


Primary 4/5 Rugby Festival

Some photos from our recent P4/5 Rugby Festival

Primary 5

09

Feb

2018


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P5b and our Victorian Poster

This week we started creating a poster about Victorian schools.

Primary 5

09

Feb

2018


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The One Where P5A Made Cake

The highlight of this week in P5A was baking a Victoria Sponge cake as part of our topic work and for Numeracy and Maths week.

Primary 5

02

Feb

2018


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Victorian Schools

This week’s weekly review was written by Scott, Xanthe, Alyssa, Hannah, Beth, Euan, Keziah, Sophie, Zayaan and Christopher.   This week in P5b has been very Victorian themed. We returned from music on Tuesday to find Mr Cross not his usual self. Instead he was very strict! We thought he was just in a grumpy [...]

Primary 5

26

Jan

2018


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Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot…

This has been an important week for the people of Scotland. We have been learning about Robert Burns, a poet from Alloway in Ayrshire. We have been learning about his history because on the 25th January it was his birthday and we were celebrating him and his work. Some examples of the poems and songs [...]

Primary 5

19

Jan

2018


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The Victorians and P5b

This week’s review was written by Jack, Beth, Hannah, Euan, Sophie, Max, Zayaan, Christopher, Liam B, Liam H, Rosie, Amelie and Lila. This week in P5b we have been travelling back in time and began our learning about Queen Victoria and the Victorian era. We learned that Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901 which [...]

Primary 5

12

Jan

2018


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We had a lovely holiday but are glad to be back with everyone in Primary 5A.  We started off the week with a New Year campfire where we shared our stories about the Christmas holidays and our New Year’s Resolutions. We then put these into our ‘phone’ display booklets. In literacy we [...]

Primary 5

12

Jan

2018


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Welcome to 2018 in P5b!

Dear Parents and Carers This week we have been working very hard on our first week back in 2018! We started our wonderful week talking about our favourite holiday memories. We hope you had a restful holiday and are ready for the New Year. We have been reading a series of short stories by Roald [...]

Primary 5

19

Dec

2017


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PlayTalkRead Bus

Benji the PlayTalkRead Bus is coming to Midlothian. The Bus will be hosting free storytelling and rhythm sessions and a range of play and activity sessions for children and their parents.

Primary 5

15

Dec

2017


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Snow here it is – Merry Christmas

This week in P5A has been very festive as we are counting down to Christmas and the holidays.

Primary 5

15

Dec

2017


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A Festive Week in P5B

This week’s review was created by Caitlin, Alyssa, Keziah, Lila, Izac, Amelie, Hannah, Scott, Rhys, Alex, Zayaan and Christopher.

Primary 5

08

Dec

2017


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An Egg-citing Week in P5A

This week in P5A has been very egg-citing, because we have reading The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher and found out what happened to the egg in the story. We have found lots of examples of alliteration which is when a group of words start with the same sound (such as ‘polar bears playing ping pong’ [...]

Primary 5

08

Dec

2017


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Feeling Festive in P5b

This week’s update was written by: Keziah, Scott, Beth, Lila, Christopher, Hannah, Sophie, Liam, Rosie, Max, Amelie, Zayaan, Euan   Dear Parents and Carers This week we have been very busy! On Tuesday with Mrs Dunn we looked at Sudoku puzzles. This is where you place the numbers 1-9 in each row, column and box [...]

Primary 5

07

Dec

2017

Primary 5

01

Dec

2017


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P5a and Literacy and Languages Week

Hauld yer wheeist, sit back and read what P5A have been learning this week! This week has been a braw week in P5A. We have really enjoyed Scots literacy and languages week particularly as we have had the opportunity to learn Scots words. Some of our favourites are drookit, wheeist, haver and fankle. We read [...]

Primary 5

01

Dec

2017


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Literacy and Languages week in P5b

This weeks update was constructed by Hannah, Cole, Christopher, Ellis, Zayaan, Euan, Amelie, Liam H, Beth, Scott, Hope and Keziah J Hi everyone! This week at Kings Park has been Literacy and Languages week. We have had all sorts of celebrations such as a visit from the theatre group called Macastory. They asked some senior [...]

Primary 5

30

Nov

2017


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CHRISTMAS DATES AT KING’S PARK 2017

Christmas Dates parents 2017 (v2)

Primary 5

24

Nov

2017


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What P5A (the best class) have been learning!

This week in P5A…we have been learning some amazing maths, literacy and Physical Education! In maths we’ve been learning about how to make certain amounts of money using notes and coins. For example can you work out £6.58 using one note and eight coins? We also learnt that the = sign means ‘the same as’ [...]

Primary 5

24

Nov

2017


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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar P5b

Primary 5b review of the week This week’s review was written by: Beth, Christopher, Hannah, Cole, Euan, Amelie, Liam H, Rhona, Calum, Xanthe   This week in p5b we are all really excited because we have started a new class novel which is a collection of short stories called “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” [...]

Primary 5

17

Nov

2017


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P5A’s Learning Week

This week in a classroom far far away… We created our own planets for our space topic. We also wrote our travel brochure about our chosen planet from our solar system. With Miss Galacher we started to make our own space buggies. At campfire we read a DR SEUSS book called “Green Eggs and Ham” [...]

Primary 5

17

Nov

2017


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Apollo 11 and P5b

This weekly update was written by Liam B, Christopher, Sophie, Beth, Rhys, Cole   Dear Parents and Carers This week we have been learning about Neil Armstrong. He was the first man on the moon when he flew on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Two other astronauts came on the mission with him called [...]

Primary 5

10

Nov

2017


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10th November 2017 P5A

We have been learning about Remembrance Day, the skill of note-taking and developing our ability to tell the time.

Primary 5

10

Nov

2017


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This week in P5b

This weeks update was written by Beth, Hannah, Rhona, Euan and Zayaan.

Primary 5

03

Nov

2017


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3rd November 2017 in P5b!

This weekly update was written by Kritakshi, Amelie and Euan Dear Parents and Carers This week in P5b we have learned about space travel. I learned that Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space and he was from Russia. We also watched a video about the famous British astronaut Tim Peake who travelled to [...]

Primary 5

26

Apr

2017


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King’s Park Primary Telephone Line

  26 April 2017 We have a problem with our school telephone line this morning.  The engineers are working on the fault.   Please e-mail Kingspark_ps@midlothian.gov.uk if you need to contact the school.   Thankyou Mandi Pache School Admin  

Primary 5

05

Dec

2016


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Children In Need

Thank you to all those who brought in their spare coins to make a class sized Pudsey.  Take a look at our creations!  We have been busy counting up all of the coins and we raised a whopping £685.12! We also had fun spotting the odd coin from around the World! Your Pupil Council  

Primary 5

04

Oct

2016


Success at the Swimming!

P5, P6 and P7 pupils represented King's Park at today's Swimming Gala.

Primary 5

05

Aug

2016


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Writing our news

Each class will be writing their news and it will appear here.