Category Archives: P3 Blog 2019-2020

Lochardil LockDown Bee Happy Stone Display!

One of our extremely talented Lochardil Primary Parents has been very busy creating this beautiful “Lochardil Lockdown – Don’t Worry Bee Happy” outdoor display right outside the school gates!

Some children have already been very busy painting stones at home, and what a fantastic job they have made. It is lovely to see such bright and colourful creations making us all smile during lockdown.

We think the stones are looking a bit lonely and thats where you guys come in – our fabulous Lochardil Primary Pupils and Families! We want you to add to our lovely display by getting your hands on some stones and taking the time to paint or colour them in whatever way you choose – and when you are out on your daily walk make sure to add your stone to our collection.

Let’s see how many amazing colourful stones we can get displayed in front of our school gate to make sure that we keep each other smiling during Lockdown.

Have a lovely long weekend!

P3 Weekly Update


Orchid is swimming 270m in a loch soon. We measured 270m with a trundle wheel to see what it would look like. It was 18 and 1/2 times our playground width (where we line up).Good luck to Orchid with her swim!

Book Fair

We were excited to shop at the Book Fair together. Tom Gates was popular with the class. Ioan bought a joke book and entertained us before we went home.

World Book Day

We played Who am I? using book characters, then the class went around other classes enjoying book related activities.

Some children dressed up – here they are – fabulous costumes again this year.

P3 Update 28/2/20

We have finished our Roman topic now and are starting a CS I – Cool Science Investigations one.

Reading will be on the following days – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A big well done to 2 of our pupil reps who spoke at both assemblies today about Fairtrade. You did a great job Callan and Alex!

P3 Future Dates 28/2/20

Book Fair Visit

Our class are visiting the book fair on Friday 6th March. The £1 book token given out last week can be used there.

Open Morning

Our next open morning is on Wednesday 11th March from 9.20 – 10.00 am. There will be a literacy focus.

Class Trip

A letter will go home on Monday with information about our trip to the STEM Hub on Friday 20th March.

P3 Update


We have started measure in maths this week by measuring like the Romans did, in hands, and… avoiding the snow showers! Next, we will revise metres and half meters and move on to using cm’s.

The last class talk was about flint and steel by Ethan. Santa brought him the modern version and he showed us chert from Smoo Cave, Durness, that can be used to make fire too!

P3 Weekly Update

In  our short week we have been very busy! Our class have been doing their bit for the environment by litter picking, in our house groups.

Counting the pieces of litter.

Class Talks

Class talks have been amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped the children prepare. We have made a wall display you can see on the the next open morning.

Special thanks to Mrs Urquhart, Hollie’s mum, who took a virtual reality headset in to show us around Rome. It took all morning for 30 of us to have a shot.

Fun! Amazing! Fantastic! are some of the comments the children made. I was blown away by the experience….maybe we could fundraise for a set or ask Santa?!

Ashton away to look around the Colosseum.

Finally, on Friday Duntechaig house captains held a health and wellbeing day for us. It was indoors as the weather didn’t hold up. Everyone had fun and some exercise followed by a Time to Talk back in class.

Happy after exercising.


We have started thinking about the C word this week by starting to read The Christmasauraus by Tom Fletcher. Children are welcome to read along in their own copy if they wish. (If anyone’s interested, it’s £4 in The Works.) The children have chosen some Christmas songs they’d like to learn this year too.

After hearing the story of Rama and Sita the children designed their own Mehndi patterns which Hindu’s would wear at Diwali. Aren’t they amazing! Next week I will bring in some Henna paste to try some of the designs out in class.

We read Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser story this week and the children decided the message in the book was:

“Sometimes you get things wrong a few times before you get things right. “- Ava M

“If your ideas don’t work out, ask a friend what they think.” – Liam

Children in Need 2019

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!

UNCRC Birthday Celebrations!

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 2019

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

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

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

Blythswood Shoeboxes

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

Parent Council Contribution

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Parent Council for giving our class some money. We have spent half of it… on a CD player, Nessie book and Nessie soft toy. We are using them as content for writing this term. We gave our French partner school the same Nessie book and toy. Our boys and girls liked them and asked if they could write their own Nessie story and do some Nessie art. Yes, we can!

Here are 2 more fabulous Hallowe’en costumes which got missed out last week…sorry girls!

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

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

P3 – Welcome to Term 2

Bonjour! Welcome back to our next term. Hope you had a good October break. I spent a week of mine in Paris and Versaille, visiting our partner school, Ecole Des Sources, in Linas, Versaille. The French children loved the Nessie toy, storybook and shortbread we gave them. Our children also made a Scotland flag from recycled materials for them. They are excited to hear about and see pictures of what life in Scotland is like and I am excited to use French more in the classroom!

Mrs Wilson and I have changed our days slightly so from this week on, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be Mrs Wilson and I will be doing Thursdays and Fridays.

We will be sharing our learning overview with you later this week.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

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.

Thank you!

We wish you a very warm welcome to P3 life! This week we made our class charter using our rights and we chose our class reps. Photos to follow next week.

Our project this term is an Enterprise Activity. To help prepare us, we had a team-building afternoon where the aim was to build a bridge to hold a toy car. Each team member could only touch their material and together plan and build the bridge. Every team was successful in the build and could talk about how they got on working as team.

Team Building