Thank you to everyone who has started to bring in boxes for our castle modelling. I have searched my stocks and found some spare boxes which can be used by anyone who needs a shoe box. I will provide tin foil and lollipop sticks too. All we need is smaller boxes and tubes for towers and any items they want to bring in for other features the children might want to add. I plan to start the castles on Tuesday 28th January . Happy hunting!
We are learning about different Scottish Artists and have been looking at the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
What fun the children had making 3D shapes. They used their knowledge of 3D shape to construct their models. It was quite a challenge getting the shapes to join but they persevered.
We are busy weaving using either a circular or rectangular board.
Check out our topic plan for Cool Castles
As part of our topic the children have been set the challenge of making a castle. Today they looked at the different features of a castle and made a design of their ideas. The plan is to build the castle at school, so we would be very grateful if you could send in any old cardboard packaging such as biscuit boxes, kitchen roll tubes, etc you are throwing out. It would be great if every child could bring in a shoe box sized box for the basic structure too. The criteria for the model is that it has 4 walls, at least one tower and a moving drawbridge or portcullis. I’m looking forward to seeing their Cool Castle!
We are looking at work of the Scottish Artist Steven Brown.
We used the £100 from the Parent Council to buy some new resources for our class.
Congratulation for winning an Enjoyable medal for achieving in four different sport activities.
Today the children were finding out about the properties of materials .Mrs Sutherland made a bag from paper and asked the children to fill it with water. They were able to explain that the paper bag was not waterproof and let the water pass through.
Welcome back to another exciting action packed term in P3/4!
Keep checking our blog to find out what we are upto especially with our new topic “Cool Castles”
We are busy making 3D snowmen!
Here are some photos from the parties today. We all had a fantastic food and enjoyed all the snacks. Thank you all very much for your donations.
P3/4 looked very bright and colourful in their Christmas jumpers. They had a lovely Christmas lunch too.
The P4s had a brilliant time making their own Buzz the Wire game to finish off their science topic ‘Electricity’.They have enjoyed learning with Mr MacKenzie and we thank him for all his support.The P3s were looking at different objects to explore what materials they were made from then went on a material hunt around the classroom.
We wrote our own weather forecasts and are having a go at filming them!
We are busy creating the most amazing stained glass windows!
The children have enjoyed using metre sticks and tape measures to measure different things in the classroom and each other. Here are some photos of them busy at work.
We started a busy week with a blast of Go Noodle dancing!
Today we were talking all about the achievements we are most proud of.
A proud Brownie with her two new badges for baking and looking after plants.
There has been a change of date for the open afternoon. It is now Friday 13th December 2019
The children are learning how to measure length, width and height in maths today. They took their metre sticks and half metre paper strips out into the playground to record the measurement of lots of different objects. They worked really well together and drew some long snakes.
Here are some photos of the children with their achievements last week. Well done to you all.
How lovely the children looked in their party clothes today. They had great fun rotating round the different classes to the different party celebrations. Here they are in their party clothes.
P3 are excited to see what goodies are inside their bags!
We used charcoal, chalk and some glitter to create some very dramatic lightning pictures!
A massive than you to everyone who donated money, items and their precious time to help our fundraising efforts for Children in Need. We raised a fabulous £786.58! Mrs Prentice and Miss MacArthur would also like to thank the P5 pupils and P7 volunteers for all their hard work organising and running all the fundraising activities. Well done everyone!
We have been using different techniques to create our silhouette pictures.
To celebrate the 30th birthday of the United Nations Rights of the Child, please enjoy a special day at school on Wednesday 20 November.
Come to school in your party clothes if you want to dress up!
Play some fun party games
Enjoy a special Celebration assembly with UNIKIDS.
Let’s have some fun as we remember all the UNCRC articles that we enjoy.
Children in Need is on Friday and P5a and P5b have organised lots of fun activities and games to raise money for this fabulous cause. There will also be a ‘Dress Down Day’ on Friday for a donation of £1. There will also be a bake stall and raffle. Any donations of baking (no items containing nuts please) or items for our raffle would be gratefully received. Please send in any items of baking, or prizes, into school by Friday. Thank you very much!
From P5a and P5b
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Blythswood Shoebox Appeal! We have collected a fantastic 52 boxes this year. These gifts are really treasured by those who receive them.
From Primary 5a
We welcomed baby Isla back to our class. She is now a year old.
We enjoyed watching Dumbo this morning!
Just a reminder that we are heading to Vue Cinema on Friday 8th November to see Dumbo. Please remember to take a small snack and water bottle. Thank you!
A massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the Blythswood Shoebox appeal so far. Please can we have all donations into school by Friday. Thank you very much!
From P5a and Miss MacArthur
P5a are organising a collection for this year’s Blythswood appeal. We would be very grateful if we could have all shoeboxes handed into school by the 08.11.19.
Leaflets about the shoebox appeal, including a checklist of items, were sent home this week. Please let us know if you need any more information or anymore leaflets.
Thank you so much for your support!
From P5a and Miss MacArthur
This week, classes in Explore have been making things over the campfire. The classes learned about fire safety and used their weighing and measuring skills to make Dampers – sweet bread – over an open fire.
In case you would like to make this tasty bonfire treat, here is the recipe.
- 250g self raising flour
- 40g Caster sugar
- 100 ml water
- First, put the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the water a little at a time and mix well.
- Use clean hands to knead the mixture and bring it together, adding more flour or water as required.
- Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
- Find a 50cm stick and cover the end in tin foil.
- Take a small amount of dough, make it into a sausage shape and coil around the top of the stick.
- Bake over hot embers for 10 to 15 minutes until it is golden brown and solid to touch. Alternatively, these could be baked in the oven (without the stick!).
- Fill with butter, jam or chocolate spread.
Check out all the details about our new topic Wild Weather!
We watched a clip of Aesops Fable about the North Wind and the Sun. We then had a go at creating our own North Wind characters.
The children have the opportunity on Thursday 31st October at 2pm to visit the Book Fair to window shop or purchase some books. There are small items for about £1 too.
Today the children were making witch’s potions. They mixed some unusual ingredients together to make a potion to turn people into frogs. Hopefully, none of the children have turned into frogs!
This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.
This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.
Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.
The children used their Wildlife Park designs in technology today. They made brilliant backgrounds for their coding project and used the blocks of code to move their character around the park.
Congratulations on winning the British Junior Golf Tour trophy.We were very pleased for you!
It was lovely meeting you all today and the children were very excited that you were visiting today.Here are some photos of the day.
What a way to kick start a Monday morning with fun at an Enjoy A Ball taster session!
Just a reminder that our open morning is 08/10/19 from 11-11.45.
We hope you are able to join us
We created posters about endangered Golden Eagles
As part of our Emotion Works we were exploring “triggers, behaviours and regulation strategies”
The children brought their awards to school to tell us all about their achievements in the Inverness Junior Triathalon and Brownies.
The children were hard at work on their Wildlife Park design today.They thought about the background design and the blocks of code they would use to program their character to move around the park.
We are entering the Road Safety banner competition with the chance to win a big banner for our school. Winning schools will also receive a high-visibility bag for each child and the individual winner a special personalised award. We are taking our designs home tonight as we need a parent to sign the form for publicity if we win. Good luck P3/4!
Today in Kodaly with Rosalind we played a clapping and movement game called “Skip One Window” It was good fun and we finally cracked all moving around the circle, clapping and singing at the same time!
We have been busy working on different strategies to help with addition and subtraction. We have made our own maths strategy toolboxes to help us. We wil lbe taking these home to share soon.
The children had a fantastic time with ICT today.
We have started a new block of Kodaly fun with Rosalind. We will be enjoying lots of fun musical activities. What a way to start the week off!
We were acting out keeping safe in different situations. We loved the drama!
We were looking at the jawbone of a Red Deer as part of our topic. The teeth were amazing – but we thought they needed a good brush!
WE enjoyed using the ipads for some of our maths work
P3/4 enjoy PE with the specialist teacher Ms Barclay.
The Dream Team are ready and raring to go!