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It is hard to believe the end of the session 2019/20 has arrived! It has certainly been unprecedented and we have all had to learn new skills, new ways of doing even every day tasks and adjust to a different way of living.

So here is a little virtual end of session WOW Wednesday that I hope you will all enjoy!

Zoo trip!

Hello all, please feel free to join us today as we go on a virtual trip to the zoo!
You should already have access to Zoo trip guide for today so feel free to join at your leisure and to add comments on this post as you work through our tour.

This post will be updated at the times for each stop, so we will begin at 9 a.m.
Alternatively, you may wish to follow along on Twitter so please check in via the Primary 2 class Twitter account.


It’s 9 a.m. so let’s get on the bus! Can you share some of your favourite music with us? Take 10 mins to have a sing and dance!



Before we set off, it costs money to enter the zoo. We are having a virtual tour which is free. We need to know where we are going! We are visiting: the pandas, penguins, the tigers and lions and the koalas. You will also get to visit some other animals today but do join us on our tour!
Here’s a link to the some maps for the zoo:

Have a look at the zoo’s full map. You can download a pdf or explore it online at the link:

  • Can you find out how much it costs for an adult or a child to enter the zoo?
  • Some of the class blogs have a challenge question or two about entering the zoo in their zoo guide, can you answer them?
  • Can you find some of our tour animals on the interactive map?
  • Can you name another animal on the map that we aren’t visiting as a class today?
  • Do you have your masks with you? If so, can you share them with us via Twitter or send in a photo?




We are off to see the pandas! Watch the live webcam of the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link:

Here is another video so you can see some pandas if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera:

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!



healthy drinks

We normally have snack now, so don’t forget to have something to eat and a drink!




We are off to see the penguins!

Watch the live webcam of the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. You can also check out the rockhopper penguins on their live webcam.

Here is another video so you can definitely see some penguins if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping or not on camera.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned to share with the class!



We are off to see the tigers and lions!

Watch the live webcam of the tigers and lions at Edinburgh Zoo by following the links.

Here’s another video of tigers and of lion cubs so you can definitely see some animals if the Edinburgh ones are sleeping.

Post any fun facts you’ve learned!
Can you find out 3 things tigers love to eat? What about lions?




We stop now for lunch. Please join us again at 12.45!

You might want to look at some of the extra activities available on your class blogs such as the Zoo Grid or you might want to share more music and songs with us!
Please do feel free to comment below.




It’s time for us to visit the koalas!

Watch the live webcam of the koalas at Edinburgh Zoo by following the link. This is another video so you can definitely see some koalas.

Keep posting any fun facts you’ve learned!




You now have some free time to visit your favourite animal! heart emoj

There are a range of animals below for you to choose from: – wolf pups – sun bear – sloth – lynx – sea lions – tortoise – polar bear – elephant – hippo

Please comment on what you watched and why and if you looked at animals or creatures not on this this!


We are now on our last activity of the day!

Comment on your class blog or Twitter to share what has been your highlight of the day!
Even if you are touring at your own pace or at a different time, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Don’t forget to send in any work to your teacher that you want to share for our MEGA WOW Wednesday!

We hope you all enjoyed the trip!



Moving on into P6

An easy read information guide for moving into P6. Some children might find it helpful to read this as the return to school in August gets closer. Any questions they may have can be sent using the comments box or directly to and we will try to answer them as soon as we are able.

here is some information for

Welcome to Primary 6

To all current Primary Five children and families,

I hope you are all doing well and have been able to stay in contact with each other over the lock down period. I am pleased to tell you that I will be your primary six teacher next year.

Although there are still many unknowns and questions about next year for children, parents and staff we will all work to make sure that next year is as normal as possible and children and families are well supported.

Mr McPheely

The classroom is looking a little different at the moment with the desks spaced two metres apart and the walls bare. But we can soon make it feel a little more warm and welcoming.

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The grid for this week is all based on transition and moving on to primary six. It would be great to hear from as many of you as possible. You can email me at with the subject ‘FAO Mr McPheely’. I have attached the grid and all other resources needed below. There is also a social story to help explain coming back to school too.

Hopefully I will hear from many of you over the next week. If not have a fantastic summer and I am looking forward to welcome you back in August!

All the best!

Mr McPheely

End of Term Grid

moving on 2020 (Word)

moving on 2020 next (PDF)

Virtual Zoo Trip!

Zoo grid P6

Social Story 



P5 Home Learning Grid Week Beginning 15/6/20

Hello P5 families,

attached below is the grid for this week:

Word Doc: Home Learning P5 Week beginning 15.6.20

PDF: Home Learning P5 Week beginning 15.6.20

One of the tasks also requires this for reference: moving on 2020 next

Remember that I love hearing from you- perhaps you would like to send in a piece of work that you are most proud of or share something with the class? Looking forward to sharing some examples on WOW Wednesday. Just a reminder of ways that you can keep in touch with me:

  • @Pentlands2019 (twitter)
  • Comment on this blog post (text only)

I look forward to hearing from you,

Ms Murray