Category Archives: P3A Class Blog 2020-2021

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!

P3A Circuit Challenge

Yesterday P3A were given a challenge to see if they could make a bulb light up. They were given a battery, wires, a bulb and a bulb holder. Some of the children managed to light up the bulb really quickly. They really enjoyed this activity and next week they are going to make a switch to turn the bulb on and off.

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!

P3A Weekly Update

Another busy week over in P3A. In maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting within a 100 and also 3 digit numbers. We started our topic which is called Helping our World, we looked at litter and the impact that this can have on animals and the environment. In art we drew detailed pictures of bonfires and fireworks. We enjoyed circuits and rounders for PE. Today we played some games with the parachute which we really enjoyed.

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

P3A Weekly Update 1

It has been great to be back this week. We started off by capturing our thoughts on being back so far and what would make things even better by making a pupil voice display. Some children wanted a swimming pool!

We enjoyed lots of Halloween stories this week and made newspaper collage cats after listening to Meg and Mog stories. The are super!

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!

P3A – Update

What a busy week it was! We have been learning about fiction and non-fiction texts, doing yoga and working on adding strategies. We have an area of the school garden to look after that has a few small raised beds in it. For outdoor learning, the class have chosen to grow food and flowers in them. We hope to start planting next week. I have some daffodil bulbs I can bring in and if you have anything at home – cuttings, plants, bulbs or seeds you don’t need we will gratefully receive them!! We are almost at the end of our Book Study. Plop’s mother has been a good role model, giving us strategies to try when we are afraid of something or worried. Looking at the stars made Plop less afraid of the dark and he even taught us a few star constellation names. The children were very creative and designed their own constellations. Aren’t they fabulous? Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome back!

We have a P3A Google Classroom set up and will be using that for keeping you up to date. If you haven’t accepted the invitation to join our classroom then please do so – this will help you keep up to date with all we do.

Thank you!

Our first day.