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It has been a very busy term here at Lethnot our P6’s have taken part in the Safe Angus Event and visited the new Brechin High School Campus. We also had a visit from local author Abi Elphinstone who told us all about how she went about writing her new novel “The Dream Snatcher” Health Week in school was great, we made fruit salads and fruit kebabs with Mrs Cameron. We also had Miss Gordon our active school coordinator who gave us lessons on geo caching and Golf. Chloe from Dance Studio Forfar came along to school also and showed us how to hula hoop and zumba. There were a few sore bits the next day!!!

Also that week Mrs Greenhill held a curricular evening for parents. The children showcased their learning by giving a presentation on SHANARRI. Also that evening there was a CEOPS presentation on internet safety and an input on drugs, in particular legal highs.

Tarfside, Lethnot and Stracathro schools joined together for their annual Sports Day. We had flat races, potted sports, bouncy castle and face painting, we even had a BBQ at lunchtime. A Big Thank you to all our teachers and parents who helped out on the day.

We took part in Brechin Cricket Festival but unfortunately it was rained off before we could finish.

We joined with Tarfside School for a nature and wildlife walk with Andy Malcolm as this tied in with our topic Living and Non-Living things. Thankfully this was a lovely dry day and we all enjoyed seeing all the wildlife that lives in the Glen. A big thank you to Mr Malcolm.

We travelled to Brechin to take part in the Brechin Flood Prevention Scheme- making of the mosaic panels. Mrs Crosbie gave us this great opportunity to take part in the actual creating of the mosaic panels, we all enjoyed getting a turn of cutting and placing them in the chosen designs.

On Wednesday 17th June we travelled to Blair Drummond Safari Park for our summer trip. We all had a great day out we saw many different animals, went out on the paddle boats and some of us were even brave enough to try the flying fox.

Our End of Term Service is to be held on Monday 22nd June. This is where we will say goodbye to our Primary sevens who will be leaving us for secondary school. Think we may need the hankies out!!! We will be off on our summer holidays soon, when we return we look forward to telling you all about what is happening here at Lethnot School. HAPPY HOLIDAYS




We are all back from our Christmas break and looking forward to all the good things we will be learning this term.
                                                    Snowy school day at Lethnot

Our topic this term is on the Romans, look at some of the lovely things we have done so far.

P7 Writing Sessions
On 21 January our Primary seven pupils joined pupils from Tannadice, Aberlemno and Stracathro for a writing session with Mrs Rose from Brechin high School.

Scottish Morning
On 22nd January we invited parents in to school for a Scottish morning, with poetry, song and dance from the pupils, followed by haggis, neeps and tatties  Everyone who came along said how much they enjoyed the morning.
In the afternoon we had a visit from Sheila and Ranald  who gave us an interesting talk about Childline.

Mrs Grant our music teacher comes to school every month to teach us music

Mrs Henry comes in to school every week to give brass lessons to two of our pupils.

Robertson Reporters
On 30 January our primary 6's were invited back for their second visit to the new Brechin Community Campus. It was amazing to see the difference from our last visit in October.  This visit informed us about their site management waste plan which helps them to reduce, reuse and recycle materials from the site.  Look forward to our next visit in May.

Mosaic project- Brechin flood prevention project
Mrs Crosbie, one of the peripatetic art specialists has been asked to create 5 mosaics for the above project.  She came to Lethnot to ask the children from Lethnot and Tarfside on their ideas for the mosaics. Once the designs have been chosen the children will then have the opportunity to take part in the making of the mosaic panels.

Pancake Day

On shrove Tuesday we made Pancakes with Mrs Cameron. This was great fun and we even got to add our favourite topping to our pancake. Looks like we enjoyed them.

We have had  RME visits this term from Father Mumford and Mr Gray .

P7 transition visits -BHS
Our two P7's have been joining other P7's from Maisondieu, Andover, Edzell, Stracathro, Aberlemno and Friockheim for transition curriculum visits at Brechin High School.  Mrs Rose and Mrs Lowe had split them into two groups for French, Science, Art,PE and Technical lessons.  They enjoyed meeting the other children from different schools and  the teachers. They are looking forward to starting  secondary school in August.

"When Fairies Glide"
Tarfside and Lethnot pupils were asked if they would like to perform a play that was written by Helen Cruickshank, an author who had a real love of Glenesk.  She wrote a play called "When Fairies Glide", dedicated to children who attended Tarfside Primary School in 1957. The pupils at school at that time also performed this play.
Montrose Museum and the Retreat asked if we would like to perform the play at two venues over the next few  months.
A Big Thank you to Mrs Rolfe who has been coming into school every Thursday morning to help us practise for this play. These rehearsals , including drama games have helped cover many areas of the curriculum and outcomes for drama this year.  The two performances are to be held on Friday 27th March at Montrose Museum @ 7.30pm and also at the Retreat, the Hearth and Home Event, Glenesk on Friday 15th May . A Big thank you for everyone who helped us with the play from prop making, costume making and helping making the play a great success.


Book Week
This was a week full of book related activities, making bookmarks, charades, bring in a book from home and a quiz. On World book Day 5th March we all came in dressed as our favourite character from a book.  Look how good we all looked.

Cross Country
On Wednesday 4th March our P6/7 pupils joined other pupils from Brechin cluster for a cross country event at Brechin High School.  Well done to all our pupils who took part and ran the whole course and a big thank you to Mrs Cameron who went out running with us every Tuesday dinner time before the event.

Scottish Country Dancing
We attended the Scottish  Country Dance 2015 event at Montrose Academy on Thursday 12th March.  The children all enjoyed this event and a thank you to Mrs Greenhill, Miss Wright and Miss Jamieson for all the practice sessions they provided for us before the actual day.

Red Nose Day.
On the 13th March we joined Tarfside school for red nose day events. We had a baking stall provided by parents and pupils, teas, coffees and lovely pancakes made by Mrs Greenhill and a Car Wash with Mrs Ferreira and the children. Miss Jamieson for helping with teas and coffee and the lovely comic Relief cakes.  The children were kept very busy with the car wash as residents of the Glen came with cars,  tractors and landrovers!!!A Big thank you to everyone who helped and supported this event and an amazing £340.00 was raised for Comic Relief. School totals are being matched by the Government so that makes our fantastic total £680. Here are a few pictures of the day.


Angus Potato Project
Again this year we will be taking part in the Angus Potato project  run by The Royal Highland Education Trust. We have our tub ,compost, potatoes etc here in school and we cannot wait to get them planted. We will keep you posted on how are potatoes are growing.

News just in - all our pupils at Lethnot Primary School have received a Talent for Writing certificate for a fantastic poem they entered in The Young Writers 2015 competition. They now have their piece of writing published in a Young Writers' anthology. Congratulations to everyone, what a fantastic achievement.

Roman Workshop
On Friday 20th March we had a visit from Paul Smith (Decimus Gaius  ) from Roman Tales.  Paul  came in to school and dressed up as a Roman Soldier Decimus Gauis. He talked us through what it would have been like to be a soldier in Roman times  and he interacted with us by allowing us to join in with him, as you can see by the pictures below. His workshop was funny and entertaining  and  very informative and kept us entertained for 2 hours.  Miss Jamieson and Mrs Strachan had to take part also , but  we  don't  think they would have made very good Roman soldiers!!

Solar Eclipse
Here are a couple of the pictures we took from the Solar Eclipse on Friday 20th March


Primary 3 Games Festival
Our primary three pupil took part in a games festival at Brechin Lesiure Centre on Monday 30th March.  This was a super event and a thank you to Miss Gordon and the sports leaders from Brechin High School who helped with this event.




Winter term

We would like to welcome Mrs Elaine Greenhill as our new acting head teacher,  we are sure Mrs Greenhill will love working here at Lethnot. We would also like to welcome a new pupil to our school.

We have been busy creating items for our Craft Fayre. We are holding our Craft Fayre in school on 2nd December from 2-3.15pm. All welcome.   


  A Big Thank You to Mrs Cameron and the pupils for making lots of lovely Christmas crafts to sell at our Christmas Craft Fayre. An amazing £200.00 was raised for our school fund.  Thank you to everyone who came to support us on the day.

 We are busy practising for our Christmas show . Our Christmas show is called Christmas with the Aliens, this is to be a joint performance with Tarfside school. If you would like to come along to see the show we are holding a performance at Lethnot Hall at 1.45pm and Maule Memorial Church Tarfside at 6.45pm on Thursday 18th December. All Welcome. Watch this space..

Tarfside school have been joining us every Thursday for cooperative mornings.

Our topic this term is Space, we are looking forward to learning all about space and our solar system.


Robertson's Reporters

Primary six pupils from the Brechin cluster were invited to visit the new Brechin Community Campus site as they will be the first pupils to go up to the new school campus. On our first visit we got to learn about the buildings sub structure and  how engineering/ job roles played a part of this new construction.  We all were issued with hard hats and visitors badges and were lucky enough to go on site and see how the new campus was being constructed. A big thank you to everyone from Robertson's construction who presented us with lots of information that we can share with our classmates back in school.  We are looking forward to our next visit.


    Transition Day
Our primary seven pupils joined primary seven pupils from Brechin cluster for their first transition day at Brechin High School.

Halloween Party.
A Big Thank You to Miss Jamieson for organising our Halloween party in school on 31st October. We all dressed up in our favourite halloween costumes. Look how scary we were


  Dundee Science Centre
We travelled to Dundee Science Centre to take part in a workshop called the Magic Planet show, which told us all about our solar system and beyond. We were taken on a space exhibition through an amazing solar system, and found out what is out there.


We have had RME visits this term from Father Mumford and Mr Ian Gray.

Heartstart/WaterSafety Day.
Primary seven pupils were invited to take part in a Heartstart/water safety day at      Brechin High School. We were all placed into four different groups. The groups  were then taken to four different workshops to learn how to deal with different first aid scenarios. We had a talk from Montrose coastguards re water safety, we were shown how to help someone if they were choking and also we had to learn how to resuscitate someone if they were not breathing (CPR).  In the afternoon we were taken along to the swimming pool, we were shown how to help someone if they got into difficulty whilst swimming. This was a great day, we successfully managed to pass and were issued with our certificates. Well done.

Christmas Lunch
Tarfside pupils joined us for our Christmas Lunch , we had turkey, chipolatas, roast potatoes, vegetables and all followed by ice cream and shortie. Look at our lovely Xmas table.

Christmas Party
Tarfside joined us for our Christmas Party on Tuesday 16th December.  The was a fun  afternoon we played lots of games, pass the parcel, musical statues, musical chairs, pin the nose on the snowman, mummy game, mars bar game and many more.  We went through lots of toilet rolls with the mummy game as you can see on our picture.  Thank you Mrs Cameron and Miss Wright for organising a brilliant fun filled party. 

Jack and the Beanstalk
Tarfside school are joining us to go to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Webster Theatre, Arbroath.
We travelled to Arbroath to see the pantomime on Wednesday 10th December, we were worried that we may not get as the weather forecast was saying we were in for snow and wind.  The pantomime was great there was Jack, his sister Jilly and their mother Mama Moo. They were due money for their rent and they had to sell their family pet Daisy the cow for some magic beans. Jack planted the beans at the bottom of their garden and a giant beanstalk grew. They all climbed up the beanstalk to where the giant lived, he tried to hypnotise them by all by saying  "look into my eyes". They all managed to climb back down the beanstalk with all the gold and they chopped it down. Jilly got married, they managed to keep Daisy and the farm and they all lived happily ever after.  Another great performance from all the cast at the Webster Theatre.

Christmas with the Aliens
We held our Christmas Performance in Lethnot Hall and Maule Memorial Church , Tarfside on Thursday 18th December.  We have been practising really hard for this performance.  We had a very good audience  in both venues and everyone that came along said how much they enjoyed the show. We thank Mrs Greenhill, Mrs Cameron, Miss Wright, Miss Jamieson, Mrs Ferreira and Mrs Strachan for all their hard work to bring the show together. Well done to all the cast of the show , you all performed brilliantly.   Here is a picture of us all on stage.

                                      Christmas with the Aliens



  School closes for Christmas holidays at 3pm on Tuesday 23rd December and returns at 9am on Wednesday 7th January. We would like thank everyone for there support in 2014


A MERRY CHRISTMAS                      


 Here we are all back from our sunny summer holidays. We have Mrs Cameron teaching us on Mondays and Tuesday and Miss Jamieson teaching us on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. We look forward to keeping you updated with all the great things happening here at Lethnot. We have just heard  Mrs McLean our head teacher who has been our head teacher here for 14 years will be leaving us all. Everyone here at Lethnot wish Mrs McLean  all the very best in what she chooses to do in the future and thank her for all her hard work/support in her post teaching all our past and present pupils. Please keep in touch.                 



We have just heard that Mrs Elaine Greenhill will be our acting head teacher until June. We hope she enjoys working with us all here at Lethnot.

Congratulation to Miss Simpson our music teacher who got married in the summer holidays and is now Mrs Grant.

Scarecrow challenge.
Over the summer holidays we were set a challenge by Mrs Hemmings of Glenesk to make our own scarecrows.  A big thank you to Mrs Hemmings as we all received  a gift voucher and a book about scarecrows and treated us to juice and cakes at the GlenEsk Retreat. Look at all our lovely pictures of our scarecrows.


Our topic the term was Today's Scotland.
We have enjoyed learning about Today's Scotland with Mrs Cameron and Miss Jamieson.
Tarfside school came round to join us the week before so we could all work together on our YES/NO debates. On the day of the Referendum and we had a good debate between the two YES and NO group's. We then had to vote in our polling stations for which group we wanted to win, which we then counted This was a great day as you can see by all our lovely pictures.


K'Next Challange
On Thursday 25th September we had a K'Next challenge in  school.  Tarfside pupils came along to join us on the day. The workshop was about Solar Power. We all went in to groups of two and three's and we  had the challenge of trying to see how many gear cogs could be driven by the solar energy.  This was a great challenge and enjoyed by all of us.
A big thank you to Ann from K'Next for delivering a fantastic workshop .


Come Dine With Us
We have been busy here at school making our invitations and menus for our come dine with us . We have decided that this years will be a Fair Trade Come Dine with us.

We have just had a very successful come dine with us for our family and friends.
We made lovely soups, apple pie and chocolate gateau.  Everyone said how tasty everything was.




Pumpkin Festival
On Thursday 2nd October we went to Brechin Castle Garden Centre to take part in the Brechin Castle Garden Centre Pumpkin Festival. A Big Thank You to Val and her team for a fantastic morning.

End of term
Where has this term gone, we have been so busy this term , I hope you have enjoyed reading all about the great things we have doing here in school.



Wishing everyone a very happy summer holiday



We look forward to keeping you informed of all that is happening in our school in the summer term.

We would like to welcome Miss Crabb a student on her placement from Dundee University who will be with us for a month. We hope she enjoys her time here at Lethnot.

Our topic this term is Health & Wellbeing and Commonwealth Games.


We have just heard that three of our pupils have won a prize in the Brechin Easter in the city competition run by BRAVO.  Here are some of our entries. Well done to everyone who had a winning entry.


On 24th April we went to Stracathro school to design our logo for our t-shirts for the commonwealth games that are to be held in June.  Miss Wright and Miss Jamieson had prepared a power point with lots of interesting facts about the commonwealth games. Mrs Moonlight came along and talked to us about the commonwealth games and also explained about what information she would like on our logo. As our chosen country was Kenya we had to draw a design which represented Kenya , we had some fantastic designs. It was very hard to pick a winner, but after a lot of consultation the teachers finally came up with a winning design. We will put up a picture of our finished t shirt in our sports page, keep watching........


                   Mrs Henry visits every week to give brass lessons to two of our pupils.


Miss Simpson visits us once a month to give us music lessons, last month Miss Simpson brought African drums for us to have a play with.


We have a visit every month from our minister who talks to us about RME.

Clemence a French Language Student visit us every fortnight to teach us French.

Brechin Castle Garden Centre Visit
On Thursday 8th May we joined up with Tarfside school and went to Brechin Castle Garden Centre. We were met by Val who helped us choose vegetable plants and flowers to plant in both our school gardens. We are also taking part in the inter school pumpkin challenge, we planted our pumpkin seeds last week.  A big thank you to Val for all the help she gave us on choosing the right plants that will grow well in our schools, we just hope that the rabbits don't take a liking to them. Thank you for our juice and shortie they were very tasty.


Safe Angus
Our primary six pupils went along to the Jock Neish Scouts Centre to take part in this years Safe Angus event.  When we arrived we joined up with pupils from Edzell and Stacathro to make a team.  We had six different sets to go round which informed us on countryside, road, internet, food, water and fire safety which we all enjoyed very much. We had our lunch and a play outside but thankfully we managed to run back onto the building for the thunder and lightening came. After lunch we took part in a Qwizdom answering question on important information that we had been told about in the morning. Before we left to go back to school, Constable Rattray announced the winners of the day and our team had most points, only winning by half a point!! Well done, everyone worked really well together as a team and everyone commented on our knowledge and good  behaviour.


We enjoyed learning about first aid with Mrs Cameron and Miss Crabb, we also enjoyed our healthy smoothies with Miss Jamieson and Miss Crabb,


Sensation visit.
On Tuesday 3rd June we went to Dundee Science Cente with Tarfside pupils.  As one of our topics has been on healthy bodies we had organised two workshops to take part in. We were met by Katherine and she showed us where to put our bags and told us the rules of visiting the science centre.  We got to have a play before our first workshop was called. Our Primary ones to fours went to the first workshop on healthy body bits with Stufee the rag doll.  This was great we got to take body parts out of stufee and we then had to tell Katherine what they were are what part they played in keeping our bodies healthy. Our primary fives to seven then went to the same workshop but the questions were slightly different and harder. We all got to have a little play and visit the shop before we went to our next workshop on Strength, Speed and Stamina.  We all enjoyed this workshop as it told us what specific food to eat if we want to take part in different sporting activities.  Some of us got to create a plate of food for different athletes ,  this was very interesting as it showed us how eating lots of specific foods helps us have the healthy body to compete in that sport.


Angus show
Our primary six pupils were invited to the Angus Show on Friday 13th June. We arrived and was met by Carol Littlewood who works with the royal highland educational trust. The day was split into  different sessions, we had Dairy, Arable and Veg and fruit in the morning and Conservation, Machinery and Sheep in the afternoon.  Thankfully the day stayed dry as the forecast for the day was to be rather wet.  A thank you to everyone who helped out at each session as we learned lots of interesting things from each group. I think we liked milking the cow and making our own butter at the dairy session , this was great fun.


Look how good our Team Kenya t-shirts turned out.


Here we all are planting our pumpkin seeds for the Brechin Garden Centre Pumpkin Challenge.


Here we are busy working in our garden


Look how are potatoes are growing.

Wow, what a busy exciting year we have had, hope you have enjoyed reading our website as we have enjoyed sharing all the great things we do here at Lethnot Primary School.


End of term Celebration is to be held in school on Friday 27th June at 10.30am. What a quick year.

                       happy easter



We are all back to school after our Christmas break, we look forward to sharing with you all that is happening in our Spring Term.


Our topic this term in on Africa, we will share with you some of our pictures so far.


Mrs Cameron gave us all a Scottish poem to learn, P1-3 The Wee Rid Motor, P4/5 - The Crocodile and P6 The Puddock.  We recited them to the class and on the same day Mrs Cameron made shortbread with us- yummy. Look at our pictures.



Primary 6 pupils have been taking part in The Scottish Book Awards which they then have to vote for their favourite book and Primary 5 pupils had been taking part in Which Writer Wins , in March they have to vote for their favourite author.


On the 4th March we all made yummy pancakes with Mrs Cameron.


We have been visited this term  by Rev Gray, Ian Gray and Father Mumford .

Clemence, our French Language Assistant has been teaching us French in school every fortnight. Mrs McLean has also been teaching us French on a Wednesday afternoon.

World book Day
On World Book Day we all came dressed in our favourite character from a book we had read, can you recognize who we are?


On Friday 7th March Tarfside school came round for a cooperative morning,  we also had Zoolab visiting us in the afternoon. In the morning we went into groups to see which group could make a bridge out of paper,  here are some of our pictures.

In the afternoon we were visited by lots of different creatures, we saw frogs, spiders(not so keen on that one!) snake, millipedes, cockroaches and African snails. This was an very informative visit and we learned lots of interesting facts about each creature. As you can see by our pictures we always enjoy our visit from Zoolab.


Cooperative day at Stracathro

We went to Stracathro school on Thursday 13th March to join Stracathro and Tarfside pupils in a cooperative morning.  The first part of the morning we went into our groups and played maths games, we enjoyed playing games with other children our own age. After playtime we went in our groups again and our group had to design an advert,  we then showed our ideas off to the rest of the groups.  We all had so much fun doing this and came up with really interesting products. Here are a few pictures of our morning.



Which Writer Wins
Our primary fives have been taking part in this years Which Writer Wins, they had to read books by a few different authors and then vote for the one they liked the best.  On Thursday 20th March they travelled down to Maisondieu school to join other primary fives from Andover, Maisondieu, Edzell and Tarfside to find a Which Writer wins ceremony to find out who had been chosen by the pupils.  We had a quiz about the books which we had read , then we went up to tell everyone who we had chosen as our favourite author.  This years winning author was Shoo Rayner.  We had crisps and juice and then we had to leave as it was time to go home. A big thank you to all the teachers that helped to make this afternoon enjoyable.

Scottish morning
We invited parents into school on Friday 21st March for a Scottish Morning. We all wore something tartan.  We sang lovely Scottish songs, Three Craws (also played along on the guitar), Ye canna shove yur grannie aff the bus and Coulters Candy.  Two of our pupils played Scottish tunes on their trombone and we all recited our Scottish poems.  Miss Simpson our music teacher played lovely Scottish music on her violin.  A big thank you to everyone who came along and to our teachers for helping us produce a lovely Scottish themed morning. 


On Wednesday 25th March, Farmer Bob Myles came along to help us plant our potatoes for a RHETACI Angus potato project called Superspud.  This is an Angus competition where we weigh 3 seed potatoes, then plant them in a big container and made sure they have plenty water. After about 10 weeks we harvest the potatoes.  We then weigh them and send our end weight to out local coordinator.  Thank you Farmer Myles for coming to our school to show us how to plant our potatoes, look after our potatoes and lots of very interesting information about potatoes. We will keep you updated on how our potatoes are coming along.



Merry Christmas and a Happy New year      

from staff and pupils

at Lethnot Primary School  


Term 2

                                 Our topic this term is The Vikings



On Thursday 24th October we joined up with Stracathro and Tarfside for a cooperative morning.  The first part of the morning we were split in to 3 groups and we played maths games, the second part of the morning we worked cooperatively in our groups drawing round someone and them labelling our body with what we use them for, ie hands for playing violin, legs for running. Look at our pictures..


Rev Gray came to school to give us a RME lesson.

Clemence, our French language assistant came on Wednesday 30th October, she taught us how to say what the weather is like in French. 

                                 Quel temps fait-il? Il y a du vent.


Mrs Henry comes to our school every Friday afternoon to teach two of our pupils the trombone.

Miss Simpson is our music teacher, she comes once a month to teach us music. We have been learning how to play the guitar.


 We have been invited by the Cairngorm national film project to the film premiere of our “Glen Survival” film. This will take place on Saturday 2nd November at Deeside Community Centre in Aboyne. We are looking forward to seeing our film and also all the other schools films also. This was the framed certificate we received from the cairngorm trust for taking part in the project. Thank you Mrs Mclean for transporting us there and back.

             here is our certificate 

Halloween Party
Miss Jamieson organised a halloween party for us in school. We all came dressed up in our halloween outfits.  We played pass the parcel, musical statues, four corners, best dancer and we also had to guess what mystery "gunge" was in the bowls. This was great fun and we all enjoyed getting our hands messy. We also had to eat mini swiss rolls from a string without touching them with our hands.  We had lots of lovely halloween goodies to eat and drink. Thank you Miss Jamieson for a great afternoon.


We have set up a post office in our classroom, we are getting ready for the christmas rush


Here we are designing our posters for Poppy Poster- First World War Centenary Poster competition 2013.


We joined up with Stracathro primary school for another cooperative learning morning, we worked in ours groups doing mathematics and language.


On Friday 22nd November the Royal Highland Educational Trust Angus countryside initiative asked a local farmer to bring his tractor to school for the day. This was raising awareness of how the RHET educate children all about farming and how they play a part in how food is produced.  A thank you to Mr Strachan for bringing his tractor along for us to see.


Here is our art work we made with Mrs Smith our art teacher. We would like to wish Mrs Smith a happy retirement and thank her for all the lovely art work she has inspired us to do.


On Thursday 11th December Tarfside pupils joined us for a whole day of Christmassy activities. In the morning we had a Christmas Craft morning , we made wreaths with our handprints , cracker cards and snowmen, we had lots of fun doing this. At dinner time we had our Christmas lunch, roast turkey and all the trimmings, ice cream and shortbread- lovely. In the afternoon we had our Christmas party, we played musical statues, pin the red nose on Rudolf, pass the parcel, a big thank you to the teachers for giving us a fantastic party.

We have a new pupils started school, we are sure he will just love it.


Fischy Music Workshop

On Tuesday 17th December we joined up with Stracathro, Tarfside and Edzell pupils to perform a Xmas Fischy Music Show for our family and friends in Edzell Church. Stephen and Margaret from Fischy Music taught us all the songs to sing and a big thank you to them both and also Rev Gray for his organisation of this event.  We all enjoyed performing for everyone and by the noise in the church I think everyone else did too.


We travelled to Websters theatre in Arbroath to see the pantomime Babes in the Wood.
We all enjoyed the afternoon show, we were glad that Anastatia and Hugh managed to find their way back out of the creepy woods to their uncle  Jim and auntie Brenda. Another great show from the cast at Websters Theatre.



Autumn's arrived and we are off on holiday on Friday. The leaves are now falling off the trees in our playground

Happy Holidays from all of us at Lethnot Primary School.

Term 1

Here we are all back from our great sunny summer holidays. Mrs Cameron has returned from her maternity leave to teach us two days a week. Miss Jamieson has joined us here at Lethnot, she will be teaching us on three days of the week. We are sure that Miss Jamieson will just love coming to Lethnot to teach us. We had to say a good bye to our primary sevens and also to two pupils who have moved to another school. We hope they enjoy their new school as much as they enjoyed Lethnot and keep in touch with all of us.

Our topic this term is energy, motion and machinery we cannot wait to start learning all about this with Mrs Cameron and Miss Jamieson. Here are pictures of some of the things we have been doing in class.


On Wednesday 21st August Mrs Smith our art specialist came to school and we produced some lovely art work.


On Wednesday 21st August we had  4 volunteers from Scottish Hydro Electric who came along to school to help us with jobs that we were needing done in our garden and playground. They painted out sheds, benches , plant pots, planted flowers  and also helped us put bark down in our playground. We would like to say a huge thank you to them all for coming and helping us make our play area a lovely place to play.


On Thursday 29th September our primary fives and six's went to Brechin High School to take part in Bibleworld. Bibleworld mobile was a 45ft, fold out trailer which offered P5-S1 pupils a lovely and stimulating introduction to the bible and designed to support the curriculum for excellence for RME. There were six activity zones which groups were allowed participate in four activities which lasted total of 70 minutes. We got to take part in The Library, The Aeroplane , The Quiz zone and also The Museum. The Bibleworld coordinator/helpers were very helpful and supplied us with workbooks, pencils and we all received a copy of 'WILD' by Luke:' a glossy, illustrated version of Luke's Gospel , which had been specially designed for children. We all enjoyed our time in the Bibleworld mobile and could not wait to get back to school to continue with our workbooks.


Look what came to visit our bug hotel...

   We have made a cafe in our classroom look at our great pictures

           Anyone for strawberry tart?         


                                                                                 What can I order from the menu?

We have been working co-operatively to create tablecloths for our French café experience. 


On Wednesday 11th September we had a French morning with Mrs Cameron. We made our own yummy crepes and Mrs Cameron had lots of topping for us to try. When all our crepes were ready we sat in our french cafe
and we were able to say in French what we were eating and how we were enjoying them. As you can see by our pictures we all had a great morning.                                                                                                            

                                               Lifeboat visit

 On Tuesday 17th September Mrs Cameron had arranged for us to go and visit Montrose Life boat station as a part of our Energy, Motion and Electricity project. We were met by Mr David Cameron who showed us round the station and let us see all the different machinery that helps him in his job as a senior helmsman. We got to sit in one of the smaller lifeboats and try on the life jackets and helmets that the crew would have to wear when they are called out. He also explained all the parts of the lifeboat that actually helps it to work when in the water.  We then went outside and we saw a huge crane working and we all had a shot of pressing the button to raise it from the water.  Mr Cameron them took us down to see the RNLI Moonbeam which is the larger lifeboat and told us all about how it works. We were lucky that day as Mr Cameron carries a pager with him at all times and thankfully it did not go off!!

A big thank you to Mr Cameron to taking time to show us round the lifeboat station and giving us lots of informative information to help us with our project, also the goodies we were given when we left.            


                              Here we are with Mr Cameron and RNLI Moonbeam                          

Fantastic news- We has just been informed that Lethnot Primary school has just received their first green flag- Well Done everyone, more picture on the club page....


Look at our amazing gobstopper machine we made with Mrs Cameron and Miss Jamieson

On Wednesday 25th September we joined Tarfside and Stracathro pupils for a co-operative learning day. In the morning we worked with Mrs Smith our art teacher. See below for all our fantastic art work .  After lunch Miss Jamieson took the P4-7 for cooperative learning and Mrs McLean worked with the P1-3's. We all worked very well together , we will share some of our pictures with you.




Before the summer holiday we took part in a scarecrow competition run by The GlenEsk Retreat, Tarfside. We have just had a telephone call to say that we had been highly commended for our Oor Wullie scarecrow. Congratulation to Tarfside school who came first with their gamekeeper scarecrow. We all received a Glenesk Retreat t-shirt for our prize.



Term 4

We look forward to our family and friends coming to our end of term celebration , we would like to say a big goodbye to our primary sevens who are leaving us, also to Miss Thompson who has been our class teacher last year and also Miss Wright our Friday teacher for the last two years. We are going to miss you all.

 Our topic this term is the Rainforest


Look at some of our lovely rain forests we made


Our Primary 4/6 went to visit Brechin Fire station on Monday 3rd June.
A Big thank you to the fireman who showed us round the fire station and told us how important it is to make sure our houses are checked regularly for potential fire risks.
We also got to sit in a fire engine and  we all got a shot of holding a fire hose.


We had our second Come Dine with Us in school on Thursday 30th May. We sent out our invitations and we worked very hard before organising this event. As we had attended the sea food festival at Brechin High School we decided that we would make our Come Dine With Us using locally sourced fish. We made carrot and coriander soup and monkfish broth ,  Arbroath smokie salad and fish pie followed by a yummy carrot cake and apple pie. Everyone that came along said that they thoroughly enjoyed their lunch. Unfortunately we were left to tidy up and do all the washing up!!! Look at our pictures on our gallery page.


On Wednesday our Primary Fives went to Maisondieu for Which Writer Wins ceremony. We won a gift voucher for WHSmith to the value of £10.00 for returning the correct unscrambled book titles. We look forward to buying some nice books for the school.
The winner was announced from the gold envelope and the most voted for author was
Kaye Umansky. 

Mrs Cuthill and pupils of Tarfside primary school came round to join us for a talk from Neil Lowther( Glen Doll Ranger) and Mrs Gaul from the Cairngorm Trust. We all enjoyed their talk and we had lots of questions to ask them.

On Friday 17th May we went on our litter pick. We went in two groups, one group went up towards Hunthill and the other group went the other way towards the caravan park.
Thankfully the rain stayed off and we had a nice sunny afternoon. We had a  very successful afternoon and really didn't find too much rubbish cluttering our lovely Glen.
Here is a picture of us with the rubbish.  
                   Litter Pick

   Bird Box Talk with Neil Lowther
On Friday 3rd  May Miss Wright arranged a visit from Neil a ranger from Glen Doll. He gave us a talk on different types of birds, their nesting and eating habits. After his talk Neil had brought bird boxes for us to make. We went into two groups and we got started making one each.  This was great fun and look at how our bird boxes turned out. Unfortunately the rain came on and we could not go outside to put them up.

Making our Bug Hotel
After the long winter and finally seeing our garden again, Miss Wright took us outside to start making our Bug Hotel. We had researched into this, sourced and made some the thing we needed to do this. We got started and levelled the ground for it to go on, we then placed the wooden pallets one by one on top of one another and placed, bark, sticks pine cones, leaves all things that bugs may want to stay in. We also made a stick pile in our garden for creatures to live in too. We all had a very busy morning and as you can see it turned out really well. As we all came in to take our wellie boots off, there was a very heavy shower of  hailstones that turned the ground very white again. We timed that right!!



Save the Squirrel talk from Ken Neil
On Friday 19th April Miss Wright had organised a visit from Ken Neil. Mr Neil works at Camperdown Park in Dundee. He told us about how he is trying to save red squirrels  as they have become an endangered species. He told us how they track where the red squirrels are in and around Angus. 75 percent of red squirrels live in Scotland.

Squirrel boxes are placed on trees and filled with nuts and the squirrel then go in and eat the nuts. Inside the box there is sticky tape and the squirrel brushes up against the tape, he can then keep a track on where the squirrels are and also if something else has gone in the box to eat the nuts.   Mr Neil said that if we see a red squirrel in our area we can go online and register where about it was seen. We all enjoyed Mr Neil's talk and we all liked the picture he showed us of the baby squirrel.

Farmhouse Scottish Breakfast
On Thursday 18th April Mrs Littlewood project co-ordinater for RHET and Mrs Dawson catering officer from Angus Council came along to school and delivered a mini farmhouse breakfast.  Mrs Dawson gave a talk to us on healthy eating and told us why eating breakfast was a very important meal to have in our day. Mrs Littlewood talked to us about all the produce that we can source locally to have as a part of our healthy breakfast. Mrs Dawson made lovely yummy porridge which we all tried and there was breakfast cereals, yoghurts, fruit salad , bread, rolls, oatcakes, jam ,honey, cheese, milk, oaty milk, apple and fruit and vegetable juices. We were all encouraged to try different things that we may not have tried before. A Big Thank you to Mrs Littlewood and Mrs Dawson for coming along to school and giving us this experience. We were  all glad that we didn't have too much breakfast before we came to school that day!!!

Back from our Easter holidays and all the snow has disappeared, we now can see all our





We are off on our Easter holidays at the end of this week, we just hope when we come back that all the snow has disappeared and we have some lovely sunny days!!

Well done to our primary sevens who took part in the Rotary quiz at Brechin High School, they came 2nd.

 Miss Thompson made up great snow packs for us to do just in case we could not get to school some days due to snow, they kept us very busy last week when the school was closed.

We enjoyed a visit from Father Mumford last week.

Look at our squirrel we made with Miss Wright       .

We had lots of fun on red Nose Day,

we made yummy red nose cakes, dressed in red and wore our red noses all day!!           

A big welcome to  our three new pupils who have joined us at Lethnot School we are sure that they are going to love coming here.

Primary Sevens are enjoying their transition mornings at Brechin High School.

Scottish Book Awards

We were very lucky to attend the Scottish Book Awards ceremony at the Caird Hall in Dundee on the 7th March. In the morning went to Watersons book shop to spend our World Book Day voucher and we visited the McManus gallery too.


Visit to Hospitalfield

On Tuesday 26th February we went to Hospitalfied in Arbroath to take part in an art detective workshop. This is a lovely old house which goes back to the 1200s , the house is now used as an art centre,  also music and conference venue. Inside the rooms are beautiful and full of lovely paintings, victorian sculptures and wood carvings which was lovely to see. We had to be art detectives and with our magnifying glasses and sketchbooks we had to go round and look at a painting or object in the room and write down what we the thought the story was behind the picture/object, how it had been made and also how it made us feel. We also made some lovely drawings to take back to school. We then worked with Liz Niven a poet who by the end of the afternoon had us writing some fantastic poems. We all enjoyed this afternoon and we would like to go back again.



Our project this term is Ancient Egypt, we look forward to learning lots about Ancient Egypt with Miss Thompson.

  Look at our Egyptian Mask.            

As part of our project Miss Thompson gave us an experiment to show us how mummification occurred. As you can see by our picture of our apple before and after. We covered our apple with salt and bicarbonate of soda and left it for a week and look what happened!!!


                                                very snowy Wednesday..........


On Shrove Tuesday we made pancakes with Miss Thompson, we then got to add whatever topping we liked on to them. There was chocolate and toffee sauce, fruit and mash mallows to choose from - look how good they turned out!!


On 5th February we travelled to Arbroath to visit the Signal Tower Museum, before we went to the Signal Tower Miss Wood organised for us to go to Spinks fish shop. This was very interesting we saw how they smoked the fish and also got to ask the lots of question to the workers preparing the fish that they sell in their own shop.  We then went to the Signal Tower and learned lots of very interesting facts about the lighthouse, lighthouse keepers and their families who stayed in the building we were in.  We then went round with our teachers and wrote down facts that we enjoyed hearing about and we drew some fantastic pictures. A big thank you to the staff at Spinks and the Signal Tower Museum for making our visits enjoyable. Before we travelled back to school we all went to the Bell Rock Restaurant to have our lunch.

        fish in the smoking process                                  outside Spinks Fish Shop


                                             Arbroath Signal Tower


     We are all glad to be back after our Christmas holidays, hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Here are some of our snowy pictures, as you can see the snow was well over our welly boots!!!  

                                   Our playground covered in snow


               look at our snow dog                               making our snowmen                        



              look how they turned out               a hungry pheasant came to our bird table

  We have more snowy pictures on our gallery page


                          MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2013                 




We have been very busy after our Autumn Holidays, here are just a few things we have been doing-

We went to see Sleeping Beauty at Webster's Theatre, Arbroath. We met Tarfside school and travelled with them to the show.  The show was brilliant, we all really enjoyed this year's pantomime. We had no voices left when it finished,  especially after singing 'Just a wee deoch an' doris' !!!

On Friday 14th December we had our Christmas lunch in school. 

We are busy rehearsing for our school Christmas performance which has been written and produced by us.

We performed our christmas show to family and friends, we were all very nervous before the show . It was worth all the hard work , everyone thought we were fantastic.


Here we are all dressed ready to perform to our family and friends.

We enjoyed a Christmas craft morning with Miss Thompson. Look at what we made.


On Friday 7th December we made bird feeders with Miss Wright. We made them with lard, bird nuts, raisins and suet. We had great fun making them. We used our recycled yoghurts pots to put the mixture in. Look how good they turned out.



Miss Thompson gave Primary sevens a book bug book to read and share with the younger children. We then choose our favourite and wrote a book review and then given an author to look at in detail. We wrote a biography of this author and made up our own little book telling others about that author. Here we are with our favourite book...


Look at our Jolly Postman art work we did with our art teacher Mrs Smith and Miss Thompson .


  Our gallery page has some of our letters and stamps we made for the Jolly Postman to deliver.

On Friday afternoon we went out to harvest our vegetables from our vegetable plot in the playground.

        Look what we found    

          This is us making ice cream as part of this terms science topic .                                 

We really enjoyed art with Mrs Smith, we drew caricatures of famous people, here are two that we have done, we hope you can guess who they are!!  We then made a background to stick them on with painting an A4 pieces of paper which had a wash of icing sugar and water (see pictures below)  look how lovely they turned out. (see finished pictures in gallery)


We have been having French lessons every Thursday morning with Pauline a French language student, last week she was teaching us how to say our colours and tell the time in French.

Miss Wright has been taking us out every Friday to clear the garden at the back of the school. This area is to be transformed into a wildlife garden- watch this space!!

Miss Thompson organised a CIS day for us, this was very exciting. We had to work out who stole our lap top, there was muddy footprints , fake blood, crime scene banners and clues all round the school for us to try and find out who the culprit was.  We had to take finger prints of everyone in the school to try and eliminate the people who had not done it.  Thankfully we found out who the culprit was and our lap top was returned to its usual place in the classroom.  Look at our pictures below ........................



We had our Halloween party in school on Wednesday 31st October .  We all came along in our fancy dress, we had James Bond, little red riding hood, cat, bat, army soldier and little princess and Miss Thompson came dressed as a witch. We played musical chairs, musical bumps, eye and spoon race and we had a race to see who could eat our doughnut the quickest from it hanging from a piece of string!!  Miss Thompson had provided lots of lovely food for us to eat- a big thank you Miss Thompson.  We all had a great time , see some of our pictures below


Hello, back after our holiday to tell you about all the great things we have been doing this term. Congratulation to Mrs Cameron on the birth of her gorgeous baby boy Blake, born in the summer holidays.

We are very lucky to have Mrs Smith for art, we see her every three weeks and we do lots of lovely art work with her. Look at our gallery page to see our great pieces of art work.            


  One lovely sunny afternoon we went out to do a little bit of weeding in our garden, we found lots of interesting things, we even found a toad which was hiding under our peas!!!


Sea food festival 12th & 13th September

P5-7 pupils in our school joined up with all Brechin cluster schools P5-7 to take part in a two day sea food festival.  On  the !2th two of our pupils went to have a cookery session with Nick Nairn, how exciting, we even got filmed for Landward. We all got our pictures taken with Dougie Vipond , Landward presenter. We made a lovely spicy fish soup from scratch which we could take home with us if we wanted, but it was so good that we ate our soup there!! On the same day three pupils went to the Sea food workshops which were held in the assembly hall.  This was very interesting, it taught  us how good sea food was for us and this was explained through very informative workshops and getting to have hands on experience. There was a 'come dine with me 'workshop that we actually got to try different sea foods, this was great as there was lots of different sea foods that we had not tried before.

On the 13th two pupils went to a cookery session with  another award winning chef Alexandria Hay and we made a lovely dish with smoked haddock as you can see from our picture it does look very good.  A big thank you to everyone involved in this Sea food schools project as we didn't stop speaking about it for at least two days!!!!      




Zoo lab

On Tuesday 18th September, Tarfside and Stracathro pupils joined us at Lethnot for a Ecolab workshop with Zoolab.  Ainsley brought lots of different creatures for us to see- Giant African Millipede(choo choo),  cockroche,  tarantula ( Little Miss Muffet), snake and her rats ratatouille and husky.





We would like to say good bye to Mrs Cameron who is going off on  maternity leave to have her new baby, we will miss you, and also good bye to Miss Stewart who is leaving us to take up her new post at Seaview Primary School, we will miss you also. Please keep in touch.

Miss Kirsty Thompson will be coming to our school in August as our class teacher, she will be working along with Miss Wright and Mrs McLean. We know that she will love coming to Lethnot.

Olympic torch

On Tuesday 12th June we travelled to Brechin to see the Olympic torch.  This was so exciting, we all were really excited and it was well worth the wait!! Our P6 pupil was invited through to Forfar to take part in the Angus 10,000m Olympic Relay attempt. He was joined by other pupils from the whole of Angus schools. Unfortunately they didn't beat the record but they came really close.


Our p7 pupils is joining Edzell and Stracathro pupils for drugs awareness with PC MacPherson.

Angus show

P6's pupils were invited to the Angus show on 8th June  to take part in educational workshops. Wellies were definitely needed on the day!!!

We went to Tarfside to make flags and t-shirts for our Olympic games. We decided to go as Team Zambia. A design from P1-3 and P4-7 was picked to be printed on our t-shirts. Our flags were fantastic too. Well done to the designers.

Safe Angus 2012

Our P6's went to Safe Angus on the 29th May, We all learned so much about road safety, water safety, food safety, rail safety, first aid, fire safety, internet safety, country side safety and drugs and alcohol awareness.  This was enjoyed by us all.


Our P7 went to Loch Morlich for the week.

Highland Games

We held our Highland Games on May 25th and again we needed the sun cream. Tarfside and Stracathro schools came along and we enjoyed potted sports which was organised by Mrs Kelly Moonlight. Thank you again for another great day.

Eco morning

On 24th May we held a eco morning, what a lovely sunny day it was!!! We made paper plant pots with old newspapers, we filled our outside planters with lovely flowers and we planted lots of  vegetables in our garden. We even painted our own mural for our outside shed. Thank you to all the parents who came along and helped us out.


Our P6's went to Maisondieu school to take part in a Health and Wellbeing workshop.

Generation Science Workshops

We were very lucky to have two workshops from the Generation Science team.  The morning workshop was for P1-3's and was called Ellas Wobblies and it was very enjoyable. We even got to make our own musical instruments. The afternoon workshop for P4-7's was called Cosy Cosy Gameshow, this was so much fun, we hope they can come again.


                                                Out on our litter pick.                                                                                                      On May 16th we went on a litter pick for National Spring clean Week. We put on our fluorescent jackets and with our litter pickers and black bags went up Hunthill and collected all the rubbish from the roadsides.

 On May 11th we went to the Garden Centre to buy plants and seeds for our garden.  We wrote out a list of what we needed and enjoyed going round filling the trolley!!      .

We have Miss Ironside a student on her placement from Dundee University with us for a month. We hope she enjoys her time here at Lethnot.

 We are doing an European topic this term with Mrs Cameron, this is a picture that one of our pupils drew when learning about Norway. We are also learning about Olympic Values with Miss Stewart on a Thursday.Look at the gallery page to see more....


We had fun on our Easter Egg Hunt with Mrs Cameron


                                           Art afternoon with Mrs Smith   

Our trip to visit a windmill for our renewable energy topic with Miss         Stewart. This is some of our renewable energy brochures we made in school, look at the gallery page to see more......



                                             Music with Miss Marshall


On Tuesday 20th March Duncan and Rachael of Live Music Live came along and entertained us and told us all about the instrument they had brought with them. A big thank you to them both as we thoroughly enjoyed their visit.

We planted a couple of trees in our playground.

Our p7 pupil joined all P7 pupils from Brechin cluster in an enterprise day at Brechin High School.   He will be attending Transition mornings at Brechin High school after the holidays .                  


                                     Show and Tell with Mrs Cameron.


Hello everyone, it's so nice to be back after our Christmas holidays, so far no snow!! We have a lot planned for this term and we cannot wait to let you all know what's happening in our school. Update- during this weekend we have had snow and this is the lovely winter scene that we came back to on Monday!!


Our topic this term with Mrs Cameron is the water cycle. We have already started learning lots about water, we have made our own posters, made our own boats and also we are in the process of making our own water information leaflet. As you can see by our pictures we are all enjoying this topic.


On the 25th January we all had to recite our Scottish poems that Mrs Cameron had given us to learn.  This is one of our pupils reciting his poem to the rest of the class.

 Reciting Scottish Poem                                                       

On Thursday 26th January Mr Garnett came to visit our school for our re accreditation for our Health promoting school . We produced power points to show him and also we took him round the school to let him see all the great things we were doing at Lethnot. As you can see by the picture below we were accredited a health promoting school and we have now received our certificate to prove it!! 

               Well Done         

On Monday 31st October Mrs Cameron had arranged an Halloween party in school. We all dressed up in our Halloween costumes, played lots of great messy games and then we  had lots of nice things to eat. As you can see by our picture we all had a brilliant time.


On Monday 7th November our P6 class went down to Edzell primary school to join in with Edzell and Stracathro pupils in a poetry session with Liz Niven, a well know poet. This was a very enjoyable afternoon and we look forward to our next session with her. Here we are with Mrs Niven.

    P6 pupils with Mrs Niven     

On Thursday 10th November all P7 pupils from Tarfside, Edzell and Stracathro came to our school to take part in an art workshop with Ms Hislop. We were all put into different groups to work and we had to design a shoe, from planning and drawing how we wanted it to look, and then actually making it into a shoe.  This was a fantastic day and a big thank you to Ms Hislop .  Here is one of our fantastic finished shoes.


                          Look at our fantastic shoe!!

Children of Lethnot Primary School have been busy entertaining at a “Come Dine With Us” which was held on the 25th November where they shared the produce from the school garden with the local community. The idea started in February when they decided to create a vegetable plot. Once it was complete they went to Brechin Castle Garden Centre to buy seeds to plant. After harvest family and friends were invited to share their produce at their Come Dine With Us.                                          

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Xmas Fayre a fantastic £110.70 was made. Well done to everyone involved. 

                  Happy Shoppers!!

      We have two new pupils in school, we are sure they will love coming to this school.  

                enjoying our Xmas Lunch

We travelled to Webster's Theatre in Arbroath to see Puss in Boots, We have not stopped speaking about it. We all enjoyed all the different characters, Doris Dimple , Donald the Daftie, Wicked Witch , King Juan, Princess Heather and Hamish Dimple. I think we all had sore throats the next day with all the shouting and especially singing 'Donald Where's yer troosers' !!!

 We held our Xmas service in school on Friday 16th December. We performed                CH R I S T M A S  to our family and friends.

                                       Merry Christmas Everyone


We would like to wish everyone a lovely Christmas and Best wishes for 2012 from everyone at Lethnot Primary School.


Our project with Mrs Cameron this term is World War II. We look forward to learning all about what happened in the war. We made evacuee's suitcases and filled them with all things that are special to us.  Look how good they are...                                 



Our project with Miss Stewart is renewable energy, in class we made lovely windmills, look how they turned out.



If you would like to view the school meals menu Tayside contracts have on their website an interactive menu that you can view the meals the children will be given on that day.  You can view this at:

On Wednesday 19th October we all brought in our gardening clothes as we were to be harvesting our vegetables in our new vegetable plot. We dug up our potatoes, carrots, onions and beetroot. As this was our first attempt at this I think we should give ourselves a pat on the back especially when we have had no sun this year to help them grow. We are now looking forward to making something tasty with all our lovely vegetables.  At lunchtime we were lucky enough to get to taste how nice the carrots tasted. As you can see by our picture, they were delicious.


Here we are learning to play the guitar at our guitar lessons. We have guitar lessons every fortnight in Edzell Church Hall.

Hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are glad to be back to school.  Congratulation to Miss MacPherson who got married over the summer holiday and we wish her all the best in her new school.  We are so happy to have Mrs Cameron back to work after maternity leave , we have Miss Stewart and Miss Wright who have come to join us here at Lethnot.  We also have a new pupil in school and we are sure he will just love coming to school.

Our topics for this term are Rocks and Crystals with Mrs Cameron, renewable energy with Miss Stewart and Farming/Food with Miss Wright.  Look forward to learning lots thisterm.                                                                                                                     

                                                                                Wow! Look at our volcano             

We look forward to Rev Gray and Father Mumford coming into school to teach us RME. We have Mrs Henry who comes in on a weekly basis to teach brass instrument lessons to our P6/7 pupils. Mrs Smith teaches us Art and Miss Marshall comes in once a month to teach us music. We go down to Edzell school to have our PE there with Mrs Brown.


                                                  The Rock Cycle


    Look at our gallery page to see all the lovely art work we have produced with Mrs Smith

 Our countryside                         

On Tuesday 13th September our P7 attended the Safe Angus event at Jock Neish Centre, Tannadice.  This is a fantastic event, it makes pupils aware of how to deal with  safety issues in the home, countryside, water, road and railway and fire.

                                   waiting for the emergency services to arrive

We are learning about Food and Farming with Miss Wright, recently we gathered the apples from our tree and we enjoyed an afternoon making lovely yummy puddings and our own apples juice with them. As you can see by the pictures our afternoon was very successful.



On Thursday 29th September we joined up with Tarfside school to go and visit a farm  near Edzell.  When we arrived Mr Christie and Mrs Littlewood were waiting to show us around.  We saw inside the grain sheds, potatoes, carrots and oilseed rape growing in the fields. We saw Aberdeen Angus cows and lots of baby calves.   We also saw a tractor sowing seeds in the newly ploughed field and a tractor baling the straw from the recently harvested crop.  Thankfully the sun was shining for us and everyone enjoyed our trip to the farm.  A big thank you to Mr Christie and Mrs Littlewood for taking the time to show us around at this busy time of the farming year.






have a great summer holiday!!



Knex Challenge

Mrs McLean set us an knex challenge. We had to design a vehicle that would transport a small easter egg down a slope. We had great fun doing this and our two P5 pupils won the challenge. 

Garden Centre Trip              

On Wednesday 4th May we had a trip to Brechin Castle Garden Centre.  We have established a vegetable plot at the back of the school and we went to purchase vegetable plants to put in it.  We also bought other bedding plants to plant in our outside planters and also seeds to sow in our greenhouse.

Wildlife Crime Prevention Winner

Our P5 pupils came best in class for her entries into the Wildlife Crime prevention competition. She had to draw a picture of an animal, bird , insect or plant, compile and autumn diary and take part in a quiz about the wildlife DVD. She was invited to the presentation in Perth where she received a book for all her good work. Well done.

Litter Pick            

On Monday 16th May we took part in a Litter Pick up the Caterthuns.  One group went up the White and another went up the Brown Caterthun.  We all met up about half an hour later and discussed our findings.  Both groups found that there was hardly any litter on either not even enough to fill one black big  bag. Thank you to everyone who walks there and takes their litter away with them.


Goodbye Miss Simpson- We had Miss Simpson here on her placement from Dundee University , we were all sad to see her go, please come back and visit us.

Art All Day

We are very lucky to have Mrs Smith for our art teacher, again we had made  lots of lovely art work to tie in with our topic on The Romans.  Take a look at our gallery page.

Staff and pupils are happy to announce that Mrs Cameron is back from her maternity leave, Mrs Cameron and Miss MacPherson will be working together until end of term.

Which Writer Wins

P5 pupils from Brechin cluster schools had to read books from 3 different authors, Jenny Nimmo. Geraldine MacCaughrean and Kaye Umansky.  They then voted on which one they liked the best and votes were counted from each school. The winner was announced from the gold envelope at the Which Writer Wins ceremony at Maisondieu school. this years winner was Jenny Nimmo.

Cinderella Rockerfella

After a lot of practising and hard work we performed our school show with Tarfside school Cinderella Rockerfella to packed out audiences at the Masonic Hall in Tarfside. We all thoroughly enjoyed entertaining everyone and everyone who came along to see us said we all were fantastic. A big thank you to everyone who helped us with the show.


We have all had a lovely Xmas break and we still have lots of snow lying about.  Our topic this term is Healthy bodies, we look forward to learning lots with Miss MacPherson.

Tennis coaching-  P3 children joined Edzell, Tarfside and Stracathro children for Tennis coaching at Edzell Primary School.

Young Leaders training-Kelly Moonlight our active schools co-ordinator has been coming to our school to do DPA with us and also train our P5-7 to be young leaders.  See picture on our sports page.

Drama Workshops -P3 pupils enjoyed a drama workshop at Edzell primary school all about Pirates. P5-7 also enjoyed their drama workshop which was about friendships and wellbeing.

Royal Mail Book Awards-Primary 5 - 7's took part in The Royal Mail Book Awards. The books we had to read in the 8-11 years category were Invisible Fiends by Barry Hutchison, The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare and The Secret of the Black Moon Moth by John Fardell and  the winner was Invisible Fiends by Barry Hutchinson.

Forfar Ranger visit -On Friday 25th March Mhari the Country Ranger from Forfar Loch came along to give us some advice on how to look after our willow round the back our school.  Here we are busy cutting the willow back!!                                                


Eco-school meeting -We held an eco-school meeting in school to ask parents is they would help us  set up an eco school committee as we are trying to achieve our silver eco award this year.

World Book Day-We took part in World Book Day on 3rd March. We all brought in our favourite book to share with the rest of the class.

We all enjoyed our Art Day with Mrs Smith look at the gallery page to see all our lovely art work.

Inside Outside Workshop-On Friday 18th March we had an Inside Outside workshop with Amy and Louise. We all had to sit in a circle and close our eyes and try and guess what fruit was passed around. This was good fun and some of us did actually guess what they were!!.  We had dragon fruit, pomegranate and avocado and got to taste them all.  My favourite was the pomegranate, I did not like the taste of the avocado or dragon fruit. After tasting the fruits we all had to try to make ourselves in to a fruit and everyone had to guess what fruit we were. Can you guess what we were from the picture below? After we put on our painting overalls and we got to paint a picture with ready made fruit templates that Louise had brought for us to use.  The templates were great as they were cut out from recyclable materials and this gave them different texture which came across in our pictures.  We cut out our fruits and we displayed them in a fruit bowl which we made. Take a look at our fruit basket on the gallery page.


Red Nose Day 2011

We all came along wearing something red for Red Nose Day. In the afternoon we had a Lethnot's own X Factor and we have some budding Leona Lewis's!! This was a great afternoon and we all thoroughly enjoyed taking part. This is a picture of us wearing our red noses!!


We had Miss Simpson a student from Dundee University  in school last week for her induction week . We look forward to her coming back in May for her months placement.

SSPCA visit

Mr Lumgair an inspector for the SSPCA came to visit us on Wednesday 23rd March to tell us all about the work he does in the area.  We enjoyed his talk very much and we all had lots of questions to ask him.


We took part in WWW Earthhour on Friday 25th March. We switched off all our electrical switches for an hour in the afternoon. We took a note of our meter reading before and after so we could see how much electricity we had saved.

Guide dogs visit- On Tuesday 29th March Nicky and Gail from the Guide Dogs for the Blind came to talk to us about training guide dogs. Tarfside primary school came round to us for their lunch and they joined in with us for the talk. Nicky and Gail brought along Umber and Midge who were cross between a Labrador and a retriever and they were well behaved and lovely.  We asked lots of questions and learned lots of important information on how guide dogs help in the lives of people who are blind and partially sighted.  A big thank you to Nicky and Gail for visiting us and bringing Umber and Midge for us all to see.  This is a picture of one of our pupils handling Umber.


Parents afternoon -We invited parents into school to see all the great things we have learned this term.

Visit to Dundee Rep and Sensation.

On Friday 1st April we are going to Dundee to see the Firebird at Dundee Rep and in the afternoon we are going along to Dundee Science Centre to take part in a healthy body workshop.

We are all back after our autumn holidays, our topic this term is Australia.


We all enjoyed our Halloween party in school. We had a surprise visit from Buster. This is Buster dressed up for Halloween. One of our pupils got to take Buster home for the weekend.


On Monday 1st November we travelled to Tarfside Primary School to see Zoolab. Tristan showed us lots of different creatures, here are a few of them we got to see and hold, Giant African snail, Hermit crab, cockroach, tree frog, giant african millipede, corn snake, tarantula spider and a scorpion. As you can see by our picture we all enjoyed Tristan's visit very much and hope he can come back and visit us again very soon.


We all took part in the Four Nations Maths Challenge in November.

We had an Art Day with Mrs Smith, we made lots of lovely things, have a look at  the gallery page to see how busy we have been.

On Wednesday 17th November we had a visit from our community policeman Mr McPherson.  This was very informative and interesting, he told us how to keep safe in the darker nights and lots more.  We had lots of questions for him and we even got to try on his hat and protective jacket.                                                                                                                                                                                 

We have just been informed that one of out P5 pupils has won 1st prize in the Design a Dwarf competition for Arbroath's pantomime Snow white and the seven dwarfs.            Well done!!                                  


On Friday 10th December we invited our mums in for a Hobbies Day. We made felt decorations for our tree, we decorated glass candle jars and glasses, made our own pretty wrapping paper. In the afternoon we were very luck as one of our parents brought in lots of lovely dried flowers and baskets and we all got to make a lovely floral arrangement.  Thank you to all our mums for sharing their hobbies with us and making it a very enjoyable day.  Look at our gallery page and see some of the great Christmas thing we made.                                                                                                            

On Wednesday 15th December we had our Christmas lunch in school. As you can see by the picture on our gallery page we all enjoyed our turkey and all the trimmings.

Unfortunatley due to the snowy weather we had to cancel our carol singing at The Glens nursing home and our Christmas nativity. We had been practising very hard and learning all the songs and looking forward to presenting it to our family and friends

We had booked to go and see snow white and the seven dwarfs at Webster's Theatre in Arbroath but again we had to cancel for the weather.




                 Everyone at Lethnot Primary School would like to wish you all a

        Merry Christmas

     and a Happy New Year


We are all back to school again after our summer break. Congratulations to Mrs Cameron on the birth of her gorgeous baby boy Findlay who arrived at the start of the summer holidays. We would like to welcome Miss MacPherson to our school as she will be teaching us until Mrs Cameron returns from her maternity leave. We hope she enjoys it here at our school. Two new pupils have started on our return to school, we are sure they will love coming to our school.

Topic this term
Our topic this term is birds, we look forward to learning about birds with Miss MacPherson. We will also be looking at eco/environmental issues this term. We made bird feeders with the apples from our own trees.  Take a look at how good they turned out..............

Art with Mrs Smith

On Thursday 19th August we had art all day with Mrs Smith. We made lots of lovely things, we made cup cakes out of clay and then painted them, drew and painted cup cake pictures and made puppets out of old milk cartons. Look at our gallery page and see all the fantastic things we made.

P3 Playground Games.

On Friday 27th August our P3 pupils joined Maisondieu, Andover, Edzell, Tarfside and Stracathro pupils for playground games at Andover school.  Jo Whaite our active schools co-ordinater organised this event and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A thank you all P7 leaders at Andover for helping with this event.



Trip to Forfar Loch  

On Monday 20th September we joined with Tarfside school for a trip to Forfar Loch. This term we have been learning all about birds, so we arranged for a morning with the Forfar Loch rangers Craig and Mhairi.  We set off from Edzell and arrived at Forfar Loch where we were met by the rangers. We all changed into our wellie boots and we each got binoculars to take round with us. We then went along the path to see what birds we could see and hear.  Craig and Mhairi told us all about the birds that could be seen around the loch, what berries the birds preferred to eat and all the different type of berries that could be found on the bushes nearby. Mhairi took some bird seed with her and we all got a handful to encourage the ducks to come out of the water. This was great fun feeding the ducks. We all enjoyed our trip to Forfar Loch and thankfully we did not need our waterproofs, hat and gloves as the weather stayed nice for us.  Luckily we managed to have our packed lunch outside, then a little play in the park before heading back to school.                                         

Art with Mrs Smith

On Friday 24th September we had art all day with Mrs Smith. Look at our gallery page to see more pictures of all the lovely things we made.


Every Friday afternoon our P6 pupil has brass instrument lessons with Mrs Hendry.

Goodbye Jo.

We would like to wish our active schools co-ordinator Jo Whaite good luck in her new post. We look forward to working with our new active schools co-ordinator Kelly Moonlight.

Bag2school collection

A Big thank you to everyone who donated their second hand clothing for our Bag2school fundraiser.  An amazing 480kg was collected and raised £192.00 for our school funds. We are having another collection in November,  so please start collecting for it now!!

Tesco for schools vouchers

We collected 1314 vouchers for school , thank you to everyone who kindly gave us their vouchers.  We have sent an order away for pe/gardening equipment and it should arrive very soon. We look forward to collecting them again next year.


Our Easter holidays are over and we are back at school again for our summer term.

Our topic this term is flight and we have just completed making a DVD called Flight Force which we loved doing.

Drugs Awareness

Our P7 pupils joined Tarfside, Edzell and Stracathro P7 pupils for a drugs awareness workshop at Edzell Primary.

Primary Day of Song

P4-7 pupils enjoyed a Day of Song at the Reid Hall in Forfar, on 4th May. All Angus schools came along to take part.  We joined up with Tarfside pupils and their teacher Mrs Cuthill and we practised really hard on the songs that we were singing. This was a great event and we really enjoyed our day there. Thank you to Ms Simpson for all her help with rehearsals.

Mrs Cameron's Maternity Leave Party

We organised a party for Mrs Cameron on the afternoon of 20th May. We decorated the classroom with balloons and banners for her and it looked really pretty. We had all make special cards and baked lovely cakes and biscuits.  We had a lovely time and we were very sad that Mrs Cameron was going on maternity leave to have her baby. We presented Mrs Cameron with two bushes for her to plant in her garden.  We wish Mrs Cameron all the very best for her and her baby. Mrs Nastuik is covering for Mrs Cameron until end of term. We have just been told that Miss Eilidh McPherson will be covering for Mrs Cameron while she in on maternity leave.  We look forward to Miss McPherson joining us in August.



We have been busy planting seeds in our new greenhouse with Mrs Nastuik. Look at the gallery page to see what we have been planting.

Bishop of Bangladesh visit

On May 27th the Bishop of Bangledesh visited our school.  He was in Scotland to take part in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.  During his visit he showed us the clothes he would wear in his country and what school life was like in Bangledesh.

Visit to Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre 

On Thursday 17th June we travelled to the Montrose Wildlife Centre. We arrived to be welcomed by Dave who was to to be our guide for the morning. We got taken to a room where we kept our bags and Dave told us all what our plan was for the morning. We shifted in to our wellie boots and headed off to the mud. Dave put us into pairs and we got buckets and shovels and then got to go and find all the different creatures that live in the mud. Look at the gallery page to see all the different creatures we found. After the mud we went back inside, we took our wellies off first as they were rather muddy!!!  We washed out hands then we had a quick snack.  We then went upstairs and Dave told us about all the different birds that could be seen at the centre.  Sparrowhawks, kingfishers ,greenshanks and common sandpipers and lots more. Common seals often can been seen on the sand banks.   We all had half an hour to explore the centre, some of us looked out into the water to see what wildlife could be seen, some of us played in the centres playroom and we all looked at all the information  that was displayed all round the centre. We then had our lunch, I think we were all very hungry after being out in the sea air!!. A BIG THANK YOU to all the staff at the centre for making our visit very enjoyable.  It was such a lovely day we then went round to the Splash at the seafront at Montrose Beach.  We  all had such a brilliant time there, we were all rather tired on the bus coming home.

BioBlitx Workshop                                            

On Friday 18th June we had a visit from an Angus Council ranger from Monikie park who came to show us what was hiding in our playground.  We went round the back of the school first to see what creatures lived there and we had to name them and put a flag where we found them. We them went onto the grass to see what plants we could had growing in our playground and had to do the same thing there. At the end of the afternoon we had lots and lots of flags in our playground, red ones, yellow ones and green ones. This was very enjoyable and we even go to see a baby swift, look at the gallery page to see our great photos.

Sports Day

On Thursday 24th June we travelled to Tarfside school to take part in Sports Day. Mrs McLean came to school and took us all up to Tarfside.  We arrived and went and joined the children in the classroom at Tarfside.  We had our break and after break we went into our sports teams and made our banners. We had to design our own banner and this was great fun. Then it was lunch time, it was berry day and we all had ice cream and strawberries, lovely!! We all changed into our sports wear and we had a little playtime before the parents arrived.  Mrs Brown came along and set up all the potted sports games, and Jo came along to help too. When Mrs Brown blew the whistle we all started off at our first station and our parents joined in too. We then had running races, egg and spoon race and sack race , this was lots of fun. Mrs Brown counted up all the team scores and the winners with the most points were Red Hot Chillies- Well done. We then went into school to have refreshments and Tarfside parents had put on a lovely display of food for us, a big thank you to them all. After we went outside to finish off the day with non stop cricket, everyone takes part, parents and children and this is something that is enjoyed by everyone.

End of Term celebration

We held our end of term celebration in school on Wednesday 30th June. We invited our family and friends along to celebrate another great year. We wish our P7 pupil the very best on her move to secondary education.

Thank you once again to everyone who kindly gave us their Tesco for school vouchers to our school. We counted them all up and we had 1314 vouchers to spend on lots of lovely gardening equipment and PE equipment.  We also had a Bag2school collection this term, a thank you again to everyone who sent in all their old clothing/bags/footwear they no longer required.  We have not heard yet on how much money we have raised for school funds, but keep looking on the website and  we will keep you informed.


Hello everyone.

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New year.  Unfortunately we did not get back to school until Friday 8th January due to very bad drifting snow which made our roads very bad to drive on.  As you can see by our picture when we did eventually return we had great fun making our snowmen. 

Topic this term

Our topic this term is all about space, we look forward to learning lots of information about space from our teacher Mrs Cameron. Look at our lovely displays on our gallery page.

Burns Lunch.

Mrs Cameron gave us all a Scottish poem to remember an read out in class, we also got our Burns Lunch in school, but only one pupil had the haggis!!

Dance Workshop

On Tuesday 16th February just after our mid-term holiday we went to Inchbare Hall, Stracathro to join Stracathro and Tarfside primary 4-7 pupils in a dance workshop. Our instructor was called Donna and she taught us all the different dance moves. We then went into groups and we got to make up our own little dance routine. We then all got together again and performed our routine to the music. This was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed it and hope maybe soon we can do it all over again.

Keith Charters- author

On Friday 26th February our P 7 went to Edzell primary school to see author Keith Charters. Keith Charters has written the following books, Lee's Holiday Showdown, Lee goes for Gold and Lee and the consul mutants. He read to us chapters from Lee and the consul mutants which was entertaining. Keith Charters was very funny and the afternoon was very enjoyable.

Literacy Week

Brechin Cluster school were holding a Literacy week from Monday 1st march - Friday 5th March. This was a very busy week  and we will tell you all about it.

On Monday 1st our P7 attended Brechin High School to take part in a creative writing day. 1st and second year pupils also participated in this years event. Two writers came along to work with the pupils, Gerry Cambridge and Tom Murray. This was a great morning and we would like to thank Brechin High school for making this morning a great success.

On Tuesday 2nd or P2 pupils went to Edzell Primary School to see Sylvia Troon and her puppets. Stracathro and Tarfside pupils were there also. This was brilliant, Mrs Troon told a lovely story called 'Fairy Cake' about fairies and the king and queen wanting cake. The characters in the story were Hamish and Janet, baby, dog, cat ,king and queen. Our pupils just loved the story and all the lovely costumes and accessories Mrs Troon had brought along with her. Our pupils loved the queens outfit, lovely shiny and sparkly material and said the queen was very pretty dressed up in her costume.

On Wednesday we all brought in our favourite book and we read our favourite parts out to the rest of the class. We also told them why we liked this book so much. See picture on our gallery page.

On Thursday 4th we took part in World Book Day. Our P4 pupils got to go and meet author Frank Rodgers at Brechin Library. Frank Rodgers has written and illustrated lots of lovely books eg. The Witch's Dog and the Crystal Ball, The Robodog and the Big Dig, The Robodog Superhero and lots more. Frank Rodgers drew a lovely character picture for our Primary 4 pupil from one of his books. Look at our gallery page to see which character it was!

On Friday 5th march our P5 pupil joined Maisondieu, Andover, Tarfside, Edzell and Stracathro p5 pupils to take part in a Which Writer Wins ceremony. For the past six weeks pupils have bee reading lots of different books from 3 different authors. Kaye Unmansky, Jenny Nimmo and Geraldine McCaughrean. The children have been posting their book reviews on GLOW and sharing their views on which books they have enjoyed. Each child has to vote on which author they think was the best then the votes were all collated from all the schools taking part and only the one with the most votes wins.  The ceremony was held in Maisondieu School and each school had someone reading out their book review. We then had to wait and find out which author had won......the winners name was pulled out of the gold envelope, this years  winner was Kaye Umansky. This was the first time that she had taken part in Which Writer Wins, some of the books we read by her were Meet the Weirds, Pongwiffy and Quentin Quest Hunts the Yeti.

P7 transition morning

Our primary seven pupil has been attending BHS for transition mornings with children from Maisondieu, Tarfside and Aberlemno.  During the 5 week period they meet teachers from BHS and are lucky enough to get lessons in Science, IT, HE, Mathematics, English, Music, and technical studies. They find these morning very beneficial and makes their transition to High school a lot smoother.

Enterprise Day at Brechin High School.

All primary seven pupils from Brechin High School cluster attended an Enterprise Day at Brechin High. This was very well organised and a big thank you again to all teachers and staff who made this day run very smoothly for us.

Live Music Now/Sax Ecosse music workshop

We were lucky enough to have Lynsey and Andy from Sax Ecosse to come along to our    school to give us a music workshop.  We had the opportunity to get interactive and creative and were very lucky to learn all about the saxophone and other instruments and all the different types of music they play.  A Big thank you to Lynsey and Andy for coming to our school as we all enjoyed taking part.

We had an open afternoon for parents on Tuesday. Mrs Cameron and all pupils made up a presentation for our parents telling them of all the things we have learned about Space, which has been our topic for this term. We showed our parents our film we have made this year called Trip to the Moon. Thank you Mrs Cameron we have all enjoyed this terms topic.










Christmas Performance - Christmas with the Aliens.

We have been practicing very hard for our Christmas performance, we have friends and family coming to watch us. It is about an alien spaceship breaking down in Earth and the children telling them all about the Christmas story and helping them get back home. Our performance is today so we are all very excited.


Christmas Lunch

We all had our Christmas Lunch in school on Wednesday 16th December. We had Roast turkey, sausages and roast potatoes and carrots followed by ice cream and a lovely shortie- yummy. The dining room was decorated for us and we had christmas music playing, crackers, santa hats and we all had lots of fun.

Christmas Pantomime.

On Friday 18th December we went to see Aladdin at Websters Theatre in Arbroath with Tarfside School.  Aladdin was fantastic, we all really enjoyed it, we had all lost our voices by the end of the show with shouting and singing and taking part.  The cast of the show were brilliant and I liked Wishy Washy best as he was very funny and made us all laugh. 



Christmas Fair

On Thursday 3rd December Mrs Cameron and pupils organised a very successful Christmas Fair in school.  Mrs Cameron and the children worked very hard to make all the lovely christmas crafts that they had for sale.  They made lovely candle holders, christmas cards, calendars, gift bags and gift boxes.  The Christmas Fair raised £101.00 for school funds and a big thank you to everyone who came along.

Hobbies Afternoon

On Thursday 9th December we participated in a range of Christmas Art and Craft activities with our parents.  We really enjoyed the afternoon and gain some new skills too.  Look at our pictures on our gallery page.

Royal Mail Book Awards

On Tuesday 24th November we travelled to Edinburgh on the train to attend the Royal Mail Book Award ceremony.  Children from all over Scotland read all three books.  The books we had to read were "Dino Egg" by Charlie James, "First Aid for Fairies and Other fabled Beasts" by Lari Don and "The Eleventh Orphan" by Joan Lingard. The winner in this category was Lari Don with "First Aid for Fairies and other fabled Beasts" We had voted for "The Eleventh Orphan" but we were happy that Lari Don had won as this was her first book that she had written. After the presentation the lights went out and fireworks were released from the stage, this was amazing. Unfortunately we had to leave to go to the station to get our train back home.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable day and we cannot wait to go again next year.


Our topic this term is about Scotland. We are learning lots about Scotland from  Mrs Cameron.

Football Coaching.

We have been lucky enough to get football coaching from Dave Easton. This will be on a fortnightly basis from now until March 10. Unfortunately  the weather has not be good each time, but we have a village hall that we can use  if we need it. Hopefully we will get outside some time soon if the rain stays off!!!

Allan Burnett visit to Edzell Primary.

On Monday 26th October we went to Ezell to see Allan Burnett, an author who writes stories about Scottish history.   He has written lots of books about famous Scottish people e.g Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wallace Mary Queen of Scots and lots more. We enjoyed this visit as it was very informative and he was very entertaining and made it fun, it also made us want to read all his books.

Hamish the Hedgehog.

We had John Nickson in school on Friday 30th October to read to us his new book.  The new book is called Spooky Spiky and it is all about Hamish's adventures at Halloween. We all enjoyed this very much and thought the book was fantastic. Mr Nickson signed a few books for us here and Lethnot and we cannot wait to here what Hamish is going to get up to next.

Halloween Party                   

We had our Halloween party in school on Friday 30th October.  We all came in fancy dress, played lots of games, ate lots of lovely food and had a great time.

Fantastic Mr Fox/Verdant Works   

We travelled to Dundee on Wednesday 4th November with Tarfside School to go and see Fantastic Mrs Fox at the Odeon Cinema in Dundee.  We arrived and got shown to our screening room, and we were lucky enough to get the whole cinema to ourselves.  This was a really good film enjoyed by us all, but a few thought that it was slightly different from the book. After the film we all boarded the bus again and we then went to the Verdant Works as this was tying in with our topic on Victorians. Firstly we had to have our lunch. After lunch we saw a film about old Dundee, then we were taken round and shown all the machines that made the jute in the factories in the olden days.  This was very interesting and a big thank you to all the people who kindly showed us the machines and how they worked.  This must have been a very noisy and dusty environment to work in as we were only there for a short while and it was very noisy and dusty. Back then there would have no protective clothing/ear protectors for them to wear. Unfortunately we ran out of time and we had to leave to come home. The journey home was fine but we all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.



We have just returned from our summer holidays and look forward to telling you about all the good things happening in our school.




Autumn Term topic

Our topic this term is about the Victorians. We will be learning about inventions, school life, the great exhibition and lots more. Look at our gallery page and see our lovely displays. 

                                Tesco for Schools Vouchers

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who kindly gave us their Tesco for Schools vouchers. We collected 990 vouchers and managed to purchase Tennis balls(set of 12), gardening set, eye stickers, egg shakers and watercolours pencils. Look forward  to collecting them again next year.


Our Primary five pupil receiving his Quest Seekers Summer Reading Challenge prize from Keith our mobile library van driver.

JRSO Induction Day

On Thursday 17th September our newly appointed Junior Road Safety Officers will go to their induction Day at Forfar. Junior road safety officers from Angus Primary School will receive resources and information to assist with promoting and highlighting road safety issues which may arise in their own school and community.                     

Storytime with Keith

Keith the mobile library van driver reading us a story. Keith visits us once a month for us to choose books from the mobile library.


Historic Scotland workshop

We joined Edzell, Tarfside children to take part in an historic Scotland workshop on Friday 25th September.  We all got to dress up and take part in this workshop and this was great fun.  Look at the gallery page and see some of our lovely pictures .                 


Visit to Fettercairn                                                      

We travelled to Fettercairn with Mrs McLean.  We have been learning about victorians in this terms topic and we thought it would be nice to go there as Queen Victoria visited Fettercairn a long time ago. Fettercairn has a lovely arch and we all got to take our clipboards and pencils and draw a picture of the arch. Luckily the rain went off and it turned into a nice day. We have some pictures that we drew on our gallery page.


We are all back after our Easter holidays, refreshed and ready for our next really busy term ahead. We have had two new pupils join us and we are sure they will just love coming to our school.

Our topic

 We have been learning lots about plants and living things in this terms topic with Mrs Cameron.

Mr Watt - Our school minister.

Mr Watt has been coming along to school every second Tuesday afternoon to do a teaching session on religious topics.  We all enjoy Mr Watt's visits.  Mr Watt is retiring very soon and we will all miss him here at Lethnot. We were very lucky on his last visit as he kindly brought in a lovely cake to celebrate his birthday and retirement and we all sang Happy Birthday to him. We all wish Mr Watt a very happy retirement and hopefully he will pop back and see us when he can. 


Mrs Cameron gave us all a sunflower seed to plant. We have all now planted them at school and how they are growing.  Next step is to transfer then into a bigger plant pot and take them home to look after. We will have some pictures of them when they get really big!!!


National Art Gallery Competition

We have all entered in the national art gallery competition this year. The categories were P1-3 Super Duper Animal and P4-7 Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Look at our pictures on the gallery page.


Drugs Awareness.

Our P7 pupil joined Edzell, Tarfside and Stracathro pupils for a drugs awareness afternoon at Edzell primary school. The policeman gave a talk on all the different drugs to be aware of and he found this afternoon to be  very interesting .



Safe Angus Event.

On Monday 18th June our P6 travelled to the Jock Neish Centre with Edzell and Tarfside pupils to take part in the Safe Angus event. Andover P6 puils were also there on the same day.  This was thoroughly enjoyed by us all and one of our groups came out top!! This is a great day as it tells children all aspects of how to keep safe, from road safety, fire safety , safety in the home and lots more.



Botanic visit

On Friday 15th May we went with Tarfside primary school to the Botanic Gardens in Dundee. We left Edzell at 9.45 and travelled to Dundee on a big bus. We arrived at Dundee to be met by DR Paterson who took us to The Education Centre to put all our bags in.  We split into two groups Nursery and P1-3's went with Mrs Cameron ,Mrs Strachan and Edith Farquhar on the garden trail. We had to find all different plants and trees round the trail. We had to touch and smell them all, this was good fun, even if it was rainy. The p4-7's went with Mrs Cuthill and Mrs Ferreira on the rainforest trail in the tropical greenhouses. We met back at the centre to have our lunch and then we split into groups again in the afternoon. The older children went back into the greenhouse's with Mrs Cameron and Mrs Ferreira and the younger group went into another greenhouse with Mrs Cuthill, Mrs Strachan and Edith. We saw all the different plants in the greenhouse , look at our pictures on the gallery page. There was even a small pond with gold fish in it. We all met up at 2pm to go and collect our bags and then to the bus to make our way back home.


Scottish Opera

The P 6 & 7 pupils are taking part in the Scottish Opera. They had there first rehearsal at Tannadice school last week and really enjoyed it. The show will be at Tannadice school on Friday 19th June in the afternoon.

Sensation day out.

We travelled to Dundee to Sensation on Friday  29th May on a lovely sunny day. We arrived at 10 and the P1-3's went to a workshop  about Healthy Body bits, the P4-7's workshop was Robolab.  The P1-3's workshop used Stufee, a giant rag doll, who was more than happy for the children to operate on him and find out about what organs he had.  The P4-7's workshop was robolab  which used Lego Mindstorm robot buggies and Robolab software to programme their robots to move, and respond to light and touch sensors. Both groups had a great time in their workshops. We then got to explore all the different science activities and this was really great fun. We had our packed lunch at 12.30 and then unfortunately it was time to go home. We then went back on our bus and headed home.


Highland Games

We went to Edzell Muir on Tuesday 2nd June to join Tarfside and Stracathro schools for our Highland Games event. This is organised by Jo Whaite our active schools coordinator and she had lots of great potted sports for us to enjoy. We were split into 4 different groups. There was McKilties, McMunros, McHaggis and McSaltire. Jo had invited a piper to come along and open our highland games and he played the bagpipes for us.  This was brilliant.  We had a lovely day and we hope Jo organises the same event again next year.




We all hope you have a lovely Easter and look forward to updating our website after the holidays.


Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

Mrs Cameron  organised an Easter Egg treasure hunt for us.  Mrs Cameron hid easter eggs out in the playground and we had to go out and find them. As you can see by the picture we found them all and had a great afternoon.

Puppet Festival

On Wednesday 1st April we went to the Webster Theatre, Arbroath to a puppet animation festival. It was called Book of Beast, it tells of the adventure of Lionel the king who with the help of Hippogrigg manages to capture the dragon who escaped and caused havoc from the Book.  This was very good we all really enjoyed the performance. It was very exciting and entertaining  and the actors in the show came to speak to us after the show had ended.

Potato update    

This is our latest update on our potato growing. We have planted them in our black bags, and are watering them regularly.  See how they have sprouted!!

Show and Tell                   .                           

On Friday morning we  all did a show and tell presentation. We all had a week to organise our talk on something that we liked doing.  This was very interesting and we all learned something about each others interests. We had talks on skiing, penguins, bionicles, beano comics and a fishing holiday. We all brought in things from home to show when we were doing our talk. This was a great way to find out about what our school friends enjoy doing.


Hand Hygiene Talk


On Wednesday 25th March we had a talk from the school nurse on how important it is to keep your hands clean and free from germs. We all had to wash our hands  and then put them under an ultra violet light to see if we still had any germs left on our hands after washing them.  We then got  a  demonstration on how to wash our hands properly.  We all found this very interesting and can now pass this on to the rest of our friends and family. This picture is our hands in the light box.


Red Nose Day 09Staff and pupils all came dressed in something red for Red Nose Day 09. We all had great fun. Look at our picture wearing our red noses.


World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day recently. Mrs Cameron arranged for John Nickson the author of Hamish the Hedgehog to come into school to read to us Hamish's recent adventure Hamish Goes to the Woods. We really enjoyed Mr Nickson's visit and  cannot wait for his next book to come out.


Art with Mrs Smith

We have been doing lots of lovely art work with Mrs Smith our Art Teacher who comes to our school for a whole day once a term. Look at our gallery page and see all our lovely art work.


Grow your own potatoes

We are involved this term in  a grow your own potato iniative run by The Royal Highland Trust. We received our Rocket and Vales Emerald seed potatoes and we are now is the process of planting them in the black grow bags supplied. We will keep you informed of every stage of how our potatoes are progressing.

Topic this term     


Out topic this term is  Light and Sound. We have been learning all different things about light and sound in our new topic with Mrs Cameron. Look at the gallery page and see all our lovely wall displays we have made. These pictures were taken when we were trying to make our very own rainbow.

Fruit Salads             

We designed our own fruit salads with Mrs Cameron. We drew our design first and then decided what fruit we would like to use to make them. This was great fun to make, and we even got to eat them. Take a look at our gallery page  and see how good  they turned out.

Healthy Eating



Our Active School Co-ordinator  Jo came along to school and told us about healthy eating. We had to collect food packaging for a week and then we put in on a healthy plate that Jo  had made for us.

Topic for this term


Our new topic this term is Toys. We have been looking at how they are designed and making our own puppets. We made lovely puppets with Mrs Cameron, please take a look at our gallery page and you will see them on there.   We have also been looking at toys from the past.



Invermark Castle visit

On the 5th September we travelled up to Tarfside Primary School to join them in a visit to Invermark Castle.  We arrived at school and then all travelled up to Invermark Castle.  It was a lovely castle and we enjoyed taking lots of lovely pictures and learning lots of things to write about when we got back to school.

Edzell Castle visit

On the 9th September we joined Tarfside primary school  in a visit to Edzell Castle. We had a lovely morning and learned lots of interesting things about the Castle and gardens. We went to visit the castle as this terms topic is on castles and we are hoping to visit another castle before the holidays.


Crathes Castle visit




We went to visit another castle on the 29th September. We got picked up in Edzell by bus and went to Crathes Castle.  When we arrived  we all had to change in to our castle costumes, which we all thoroughly enjoyed wearing. We were shown around the castle and got lots of information to take back with us to help us with our topic.  In the afternoon we met the Crathes Ranger and she talked to us about red squirrels.  We all had a great day and really did not want to come back.


Brechin Arts Festival Rural Arts Competition

Our primary six pupil won the Bosco Fernandez trophy for the best art picture in this years rural school Brechin Arts Festival. Well Done.


JRSO Induction Day

This year our primary six pupil went to the Reid Hall in Forfar for an induction day for our JRSO. This was a great morning and learned all about how to keep ourself and others safe on the roads. We got lots of goodies to take back with us to teach the others in our school about road safety.

Creative Writing Day

Our primary 6 pupils joined other pupils from the Brechin Cluster school for a Creative Writing Day at Brechin High School.

Dance Workshop

We took part in A Dance Workshop at Inchbare Hall on 27th October. Stracathro and Tarfside joined us and we had a great morning dancing.



Genes For Genes Day

We all came to School on Friday 3rd October in our jeans as we took part in Genes for Genes Day.

Halloween Party

We had a Halloween party in school on Friday 31st October. We had lots of games and party food and we all had a brilliant time.




Learning Festival

On Wednesday 5th November we held out Learning Festival in school. We demonstrated to our parents how DPA is used in the classroom.



Christmas Enterprise Afternoon.

We invited family, friends and the local community to our Christmas enterprise afternoon. This was held in school on the 5th December. We had made lots of lovely Christmas items to sell, tea light holders, cards, felt bags with chocolates, calendars and much more.  We raised £112.00 for our school fund.


Christmas Lunch

We enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch in school on  Wednesday 10th December.


Pantomime at Dundee Rep.

We all travelled up to Dundee Rep on Friday 12th December to watch Beauty and the Beast.  This was a great pantomime and we all really enjoyed it.

Christmas Nativity

We joined up with Tarfside to perform our Christmas nativity The Bells Ring Out. We held a peformance at Lethnot for family and friends on  Wednesday 17th December and then on the Thursday evening  in the Maule Memorial Church Hall Tarfside.

Easter Spot the Difference Competition

Our primary five pupil was highly delighted to hear that she had won first prize in a Easter Spot the Difference competition sponsored by Radio Tay/Tayside contracts. She is the proud winner of a £100 voucher from Toys'r'us. Well Done.

Lifeboat Visit

On Thursday 8th May we went to visit Montrose Lifeboat Station. We were able to find out what the lifeboat crew do to help people at danger at sea. We were also able to find out about the equipment they wear as well as the equipment they use. 

We also went to the Splash at where we enjoyed our ice creams and played at the park area. We had a lovely day.


Shell talk

On Tuesday 6th May we had a parent in school to tell us about all the different shells to look our for on the beach as well as sharing with us shells she had collected from all over the world.  Look how beautiful they look!

World Book Day

On March 6th 2008 we had World Book Day. Mr Gavin Hunter, Head Librarian at Brechin Library came to school and read us lots of lovely stories.



March into Science

Primary sevens joined other schools in the Brechin cluster for March into Science workshops at Brechin High School. They took part in a Balloons, Buggies and Genes workshops and thoroughly enjoyed this event.



Yellow Woods Challenge 2008

This year the school joined other schools in Angus to recycle old yellow pages.  Lethnot Primary school was one of the top six schools in Angus to recycle the highest number of yellow pages directories in the Yellow Woods Challenge 2008. This year we received the Best Newcomer's award and £100 for our School Funds.

K'nex Challenge

We joined other schools at this years Knex Challenge at Edzell primary school. We did very well and came in second equal with Tarfside school.


Farm visit

We travelled to Westside Farm near Edzell with Tarfside  school when we were doing our project on farming.

Health Day

Last term we had a health day in school.  We made bread and made fruit smoothies and enjoyed tasting them.


Y Dance(Street Dance)

We joined Tarfside and Stracathro at Inchbare Hall to take part in Y Dance. We travelled to Inchbare hall one morning a week and enjoyed learning to street dance.


Dannsa Scottish Dancing

Finn And Caroline from Dannsa came to our school to learn us how to do traditional step-dance.


On Tuesday 22nd May  primary 4-7s went to Inchbare hall to have the second meeting of their secret book circle, Page Turners Inc. They met with the primary 4-7 children from Stracathro and Tarfside schools. They all had to make a mask of a character from a book and take their favourite story. They took part in lots of book related activities.  



In the Beetle drive we held on Friday the 1st of June we raised £44.50.


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