Category Archives: P1B Class Blog 2020-2021

Red Nose Day and more…

Thank you to all those who took part in our ‘Superhero/Wear Something Red’ for Red Nose Day. Lots of smiles below…

Since being back in school, we have been reading lots of stories about feelings and we have discussed how we feel when certain things happen to us. One of our favourite stories has been ‘The Colour Monster’ and we enjoyed making our ‘feelings jar’ wall display after reading this story.

We have also been learning about rhyme this week and have had great fun reading some Dr Seuss books including ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’.

We also had our own ‘Cat in the Hat’ to help us make sure we placed our rhyming word on the correct hat during our rhyming activity !

Finally we made our own cats with rhyming hats!

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!

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!

Party time in P1B…

We have had such a fun, busy and exciting party day. The icing on the cake was a sack full of presents left by Santa Claus himself. How kind of him to take time to visit us – apparently he had been informed by Eddie Elf and Floppy that we had been working so hard that we deserved a little treat. We were ALL on the ‘nice list’ and ALL got a present AND an extra little box of Lego for the classroom!! Amazing!

Scottish Book Week

This week we really enjoyed reading the book, The Girl Who Stole the Stars. The author is Corrina Campbell and she is from Nairn.

The girl in the story had asked for a ladder from Santa and she had used her ladder to climb ‘up and up and up’ to reach the stars and steal them.

When a ladder magically appeared in our classroom we were inspired to write our own stories entitled…’If I had a magic ladder I would…..’

We had some very creative, funny and interesting stories…some competition for Corinna Campbell I think!!!!

This week in P1B…

…we found out about Remembrance Day and why we wear a poppy. We joined up with P1A to make a fabulous display with the poppies that we made.

We also enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need and taking part in some fun activities in our classroom.

A huge thank you to parents for sending in such generous donations for Children in Need…amazing!

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!

P1B love books!

We love having a story read to us every day and we also like to have a wee quiet read by ourselves sometimes.

We really enjoyed the story ‘Cock-a-doodle Don’t You Dare’ which we read this term for our book study.
Poor Robbie the Rooster found it hard to crow and all the animals on the farm made fun of him. However, his friend Steve the Swan helped Robbie and we liked that the story had a happy ending. The power of friendship…

P1B Thursday 27th August

The children had a busy day today. First they learned the sound ‘a’ and a song to practise it. Then they listened really well to a story. After break they moved round different activities to make and count numbers to 10. We had a lovely lunch together in the classroom too. Here are some photos of our day.

What’s been going on in P1B?

Here are some pictures of us during number time activities, snack-time in the playground and play activities. We also met our buddies for a quick catch-up and tried drawing the s sound in the playground. Busy, busy, busy…Fun, fun ,fun!


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.