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Nether
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Nether
Currie

Primary School



Primary 6


P6,

Get on with your work.

Mr Main


Only joking! How are you all doing? The first week of working from home is nearly complete and it is Friday!! Woohoo! Remember today is a half day so in the afternoon, you don’t have to do any of the P6 tasks. Why not try something new, be helpful around the house, or to others, or go for a bit of exercise (following the government rules of course)? Maybe you could have a think about all the people who are working hard just now to help us and protect us from the Coronavirus? Is there something we could do to thank them when we get back to school?

Friday is our problem-solving day so maybe you could use this morning to make a maths ‘murder mystery’ for someone in your house? You could make clues for them to solve and hide them around your house? Be creative and if you are stuck for ideas, think of some of the problem-solving tasks we have completed in class. 

Remember to keep doing a bit of reading each day and you have the learning walls to select tasks from as well.

It is great to see some of the things you are doing at home. You are all working very hard! Matt designed a flyer that was based on a short video by a Graphic Designer on making the images for pilot flight simulators.

Elliot was working on some maths…

………while Matthew has been cycling, doing a circuit in his garden and made this brilliant 3D Harry Potter puzzle.

Fantastic work boys!!  

Keep sending your photos to the Nether Currie admin email address and I will put them up in my messages. Keep healthy and have a nice weekend, 

Mr Main

Today’s ‘Joke of the Day’ is from Daniel N, thank you Daniel! I’m sure it will start your day with a smile!  : )

Plane with 5 passengers on board, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, the Pope, Nicola Sturgeon and a ten year old schoolboy.

The plane is about to crash and there are only 4 parachutes.

Sturgeon said “I need one. I’ve got to sort out Scotland!”, takes one and jumps.

The Pope said “I need one. I’ve to sort out the Catholic Church.” He takes one and jumps.

Trump said “I need one. I’m the smartest person in America”, takes one and jumps.

Boris Johnson said to the ten-year-old “You can have the last parachute. I’ve lived my life, yours is only starting.”The 10 year old said “Don’t worry, there are still 2 parachutes left. The smartest guy in America took my school bag.


Thursday 26th March 2020

Bonjour Primaire Six! Or as Del Boy Trotter would say, Au revoir Primaire Six (ask mum or dad)!

Did any of you practise your French yesterday as suggested by Mrs Johnstone? If so what did you learn? J’ai appris que Google Translate est un outil fantastique pour bluffer sur la qualité de votre français!

Over the last couple of days, we have come to realise how lucky we are to have internet access. It is keeping us all connected! It has also allowed me to see some of the great work you are doing. It was nice to receive a picture yesterday of Ben and his brother doing some maths (see below). I also seen via Twitter that Sophie and her sister have been doing some PE with Joe Wicks, and Ellis did some STEM and JRR Tolkein learning. Fantastic work all!

Please do keep me updated on how you are getting on via the Nether Currie email address: Admin@Nethercurrie.edin.sch.uk. I will put up any pictures I receive in my message to you all.

The internet is obviously an extremely useful invention. As a research task you could maybe think of some other inventions/creations that you are grateful for? Maybe you could pick one invention and research it a bit further? Who invented it? When was it invented? Why do you think it is useful?

I hope you are all well and being kind to those around you. While we are thinking about people close two us at this time, have you thought about how pets are being looked after at this time? I received a very funny video from Mrs Cooper yesterday in which a dog showed ‘disgust’ at only getting one walk a day! How are your pets feeling do you think?

As always, keep working through your home learning pack doing a bit of maths and literacy a day. You have the freedom to choose what activities you do and when but remember to fit in fresh air and enjoyment! If you are finding a task tricky, don’t worked at it for hours – take a break and go back to it with a fresh mind at a later date.

Bonjour…….(whoops I mean) au revoir pour le moment!

Mr Main

Joke of the day: What is the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know but the flag is a big plus…..

(Feel free to send in a joke of the day via email and I will stop using my poor ones!)


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello P6!

How are you all getting on? I hope you are all well and that you are adjusting to learning from home. For the footballers, if you are anything like me, you will be missing the beautiful game. For some PE, can I suggest watching the following video clip to get your fix of football?

It is a classic match, with LOTS of goals from 2012……………enjoy  : )

Did you know today is J.R.R. TOLKIEN READING DAY? Celebrated around the world on March 25th, J.R.R. Tolkien is a renowned author of the classic works The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings and The Silmarrillion as well as Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham. If you would like to do something a bit different for literacy today, you could find out more about the author, his works or even watch the three Lord of the Ring films (that would probably take you up until after Easter though!). Tolkein created many mysterious and wonderful creatures for his Lord of the Rings novels. Can you create your own mystical creature? Please be remembering to read a bit of your group’s novel each day and feel free to be reading your own personal reading books too!

I’m sure you are all getting on fine with your maths worksheets – remember to refer to the textbook if you need any reminders. 

I hope you are enjoying doing some of the Expressive Arts and STEM tasks. Be as creative as you can and do share them with us! 

Keep safe and healthy everyone! 

Mr Main

Joke of the Day: Toilet paper eh? What a rip off!


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning P6!

I hope learning from home yesterday. I am curious as to what you have all been up to. Here is a photo from Abby from yesterday. Fantastic creativity Abby!

Have you; helped around the house, helped prepare a meal, washed some dishes, worked from the learning pack or carried out some exercise? All of these count as home learning experiences and are excellent ways to develop lots of skills!

I have set up a Sumdog competition which will close at 12pm on Friday. Feel free to have a go!

Hope you are all safe and well.

Mr Main

P.S. Today’s joke of the day is: “I’m a big fan of whiteboards, I find them quite re-markable.”


Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning P6. Our new, temporary learning journey begins! 

It will probably feel a bit strange learning from home but please do remember to do a bit each day from your learning pack. I would suggest doing a bit of maths and literacy and perhaps a task from your expressive arts / STEM learning wall. For maths you can select one of your worksheets to do and for literacy select a task from the learning wall. Remember to get some fresh air and do some exercise too! 

It will take a bit of time to adjust, but just remember how resilient and able you all are! 

Signing off with a joke to hopefully start your day with a smile:
A spider just crawled into my keyboard as I was typing…….. it’s ok though, I have it under CTRL.