Working as a full-time artist in Glasgow, whilst exhibiting in galleries in the UK and Japan, is a result of being motivated creatively. My creative inspiration finds roots in Hamilton College's art department.

Blair Thomson
Class of 1998

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J4: Romans for the Day!

J4 have been Romans for the day! Pupils came to school this morning dressed in Roman costumes and went on a...
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23 Oct, 2014

Study Zone

Study Zone has become a very popular lunch time club for J6 and J7 pupils. Children give up part of their...
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23 Oct, 2014

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29 Oct, 2014

Geography Field Trip

Geography Field Trip 29/30/31 October 2014
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J5 - J7

At the upper end of the Junior School we continue to build on the skills learned within J1-4. From J5 we set our children according to their ability for Spelling and for Numeracy/Mathematics. This enables children to be taught at a pace that best matches their level of progress. Children move between sets as they make progress or require support.

A range of literacy skills are developed with children being taught to develop their higher order reading skills and how to write for a variety of purpose and audience. The life-skills of talking and listening are put into practice in a wide range of learning opportunities.

Teachers at J6 and J7 work cooperatively with senior school specialists in Mathematics and English to give children a range of transition experiences which will aid integration to senior school and ensure continuity and progression across the curriculum.

From J5, our children enjoy weekly visits to senior school where they are taught French by subject specialists. Music and Physical Education continues throughout, again taught by subject specialists.

Curriculum for Excellence outcomes in Social Studies are taught through a wide variety of ‘Topic’ studies across the year in J5-7 including:

J5: Scottish Wars of Independence/Knights and Castles, Working Children and ‘Europe’

J6: Eco Matters,  The Rainforest and The Victorians

J7: World War Two, Scottish Studies, Keeping Myself Safe

Samples of our work can be seen on these links:  

J7 Art Project.  Click here for more information.
J7 World War II Topic.  Click here to read an evacuee's letter written by a J7 pupil. 
J7 Stories to J1 Children - 2009/2010.  Click here to view.
J7 Samples of Art Work - 2009/2010.  Click here to view.