Category Archives: Class Blogs 2020-2021

*REMINDER* Registration for School Age Childcare (SAC) (Out of School Club and Breakfast Club)

Just a reminder for all parents to require School Age Childcare (SAC) – formally known as Out of School Club and Breakfast Club to register their children for next term.

All children need to be re-registered for each school term, and each child needs a separate form.

The Google form can be found at

Thank you

World Book Day 2021 – £1 Book Tokens!

World Book Day is back with their fabulous selection of £1 books!  To find out more information about the selection of books available this year, please visit:

Normally, we would be distributing £1 book tokens in school, which can be exchanged for one of these brilliant books, or £1 off any other book of your choice.

This year, World Book Day are making digital book vouchers available for all pupils. In order to get a digital voucher, you will need to download the attached PDF and print the voucher off. It can then be used in any participating retailer. The tokens are vaild from Thursday 18th February – Sunday 28th March.

There is also a fabulous selection of ideas and activities related to both story telling and the £1 books available on the World Book Day website. Have fun enjoying the magic of books!

ELC – Virtual Nature School

The Virtual Nature School are providing a variety of outdoor play and learning resources which can be used to support home learning. These materials are available through the Virtual Nature School and are signposted on Parent Club. There are:

·         Activity ideas and tips shared regularly on Facebook and Instagram

·         A downloadable nature diary which can be used to celebrate learning,  support reflection and improve literacy

·         A regular newsletter. Each edition answers a question asked by parents and helps to support discussions with children around outdoor play

·         A regular parent podcast focusing on myth busting and ideas to get outdoors. Episode 1 is tips for parents on dressing children warmly for outdoor play.

·         A regular practitioner podcast exploring outdoor pedagogy

·         Access to the Virtual Nature School videos which provide outdoor learning ideas or inquiries to start of the day’s learning .

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you message for all the food donations from Lochardil Larder!

Please see the presentation below for our thank you message for all the food donations from Lochardil Larder!

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal! Thanks to your kindness and generosity we have collected 61 boxes along with donations of money and gifts. It is really appreciated!

Children in Need

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Children in Need today! So far we have raised an amazing £533! Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. We had so much fun and it was really lovely to see our friends in other classes virtually during our school quiz!

Children in Need 2020!

This Friday is the big fundraising show for Children in Need and Primary 5 have been working hard to help everyone take part safely and have lots of fun while raising money for this great cause!

This Friday will be a Dress Down Day. This year’s CiN theme is ‘Wear Yellow’ but any dress down clothing is fine!

The activities, which have been organised by Primary 5, will take place virtually within your child’s classsroom.

We are not charging specified amounts for taking part in either the Dress Down Day, or the activities. Any donations would be greatly appreciated though! Please hand in all donations to school on, or before, Friday the 13th of November. Thank you very much!

From Primary 5 and Miss MacArthur!

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

A huge thank you to all of you who have donated to the Blythswood Showbox Appeal.
Please can we have all donations in by tomorrow. We are very grateful for any donations, whether it is a filled shoebox or items that can be included in a shoebox.

Thank you!
From P5 and Miss MacArthur

Blythswood shoebox appeal

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Primary 5 are organising this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal!

The Blythswood Shoebox appeal helps make Christmas a special time to those in need.

You have been given a leaflet, which tells you all about the Blythswood Shoebox appeal, how to make your shoebox and a checklist of things to include.

There are extra leaflets available at the office for anyone who needs.

We would be very grateful for any donations of filled shoeboxes, or any items which could help to fill a shoebox.

Please hand in all items and shoeboxes by Friday the 6th of November.

Thank you very much!

Love from Primary 5!


Welcome to the wonderful world of Primary 1B! The children are beginning to settle in well to their new surroundings and Mrs Sutherland and I are enjoying getting to know everyone.

An overview will be posted later this week to let you know some of our class routines and also what we will be learning this term. We will be using the blog to communicate but will also be posting much of our classroom information on our google classroom so if you haven’t already done so, please accept the invitation to join the P1B classroom. (If you haven’t received your invitation yet, don’t worry, it will be with you soon!)

Our PE days will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – all sessions will be outdoors, 2 on the field and 1 on the MUGA. Initially, we will not be changing to go outside but we will keep you updated as to when PE kit will be required.

Let the fun begin….

Thankyou, Mrs McArthur.