Please find attached a suggested home learning grid to support the work of the P3/4 Google Classroom. Details will be issued with pupils later.
We are now unable to go on our trip to Brodie Castle. Any trip money already paid will be refunded from the school office.
Mrs Fisher is performing at Eden Court next week. Good luck Mrs Fisher!
We had an amazing workshop programming robotic cats with Vince from the SSPCA
We are planning our own story maps to help us write a villain story.
Just a reminder that the Open Morning is on Wednesday 11th March from 9.20 to 10.00 am and we look forward to seeing you. Also, as part of our topic we have arranged a school trip to Brodie Castle on Tuesday 24th March. A letter will be sent home soon with further details.
The children have been investigating magnetic materials this week in their Science lesson. They made some good predictions on which ones were attracted to a magnet and discovered that not all metals are magnetic.
We have been finding out all about Fairtrade. We used our Emotion Cogs to help us.
P3/4 will be visiting the book fair on Wednesday 4th March
An amazing day finishing or class talks.
We are enjoying hearing all the exciting class talks. Well done P3/4!
We have begun our exciting class talks
We enjoyed making music with Rosalind
We had a great afternoon with some fitness fun activities.
We were played a cone target game, went on a scavenger hunt and enjoyed hot chocolate.
We are choosing our next class novel based on book recommendations.
We used the chrome books to look at different tartans. We then had a go designing our own tartans. Lots of lovely straight lines with the rulers to help create our unique patterns.
What a wild day it was for our workshop but we managed some outdoor learning before the weather became too bad. The children were learning about climate change and enjoyed making a timeline to show how scientists think our planet has evolved changes from the beginning of time. Then we came indoors and pretended to be carbon atoms. Rachael and Kelly played a game where we discovered what happened to us with different events.
Baby Isla is now 17 months old. She was excited to visit the class again.
We are on the second week of our latest Kodaly block with Rosalind. Lots of clapping patterns to warm up cold hands on a frosty morning!
We designed our own unique Coat of Arms.
We enjoyed our second outdoor learning session today. We wrote the story of an ant’s journey along a piece of string, played a listening game and enjoyed hot chocolate!
The children have been busy making their castles. It has involved a lot of problem solving and perseverance but they have worked well and their models are looking brilliant.
Thursday 6 February is Inside out for mental health day. The idea is that you wear your clothes inside out to make people stop and consider that others may look OK on the outside despite feeling distressed or upset on the inside.
Today we were finding out about a trebuchet. We learned it was a medieval weapon used to sling stones to break down walls and to sling other things, such as the corpses of diseased animals over the castle walls .Then we used lollipop sticks and elastic bands to make a catapult. It was tricky but everyone had a go.
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!