Category Archives: P6/5 Class Blog 2020-2021

P6/5 – Scotland vs Czech Republic

P6/5 had a great day celebrating Scotland’s first match of Euro 2020 (even if the score was disappointing)!

They had a go at spelling the names of competing countries, used the match schedule to continue our time topic in maths and explored emotion behaviour cogs. The children thought about the emotion behaviours that we can see when football teams are scoring goals or when they lose in a final. We had lots of chances to discuss our own body sensations while we were watching the game – there were certainly lots of highs and lows.

P6/5 – March

P6/5 have had a busy couple of weeks back in the classroom. We have been spending time catching up with our friends and continuing our learning about Ancient Egypt and properties of 3D shapes. We have enjoyed taking our learning outside to make the most of the fresh air and space. We have started looking at a text called ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ and are in the process of creating a story map before we have a go at writing our own stories.

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!


P6/5 showed brilliant team work when playing dodgeball yesterday. I was very impressed with the way the teams made sure that everyone was included and taking part.

I love the facial expressions here. The boys were trying to figure out a tricky problem during problem solving.
We had a google meet with the ELC children yesterday. They performed their BSL Christmas song for us and shared their learning about nocturnal animals. Some of these children might be buddied up with some of our class next year.
Spreading some Christmas joy in the playground this morning.

P6/5 Christmas Party – Monday 14th December

Our Christmas party will be held between break and lunch tomorrow (Monday). We are looking forward to playing fun games, dancing and showing off our festive/party outfits. Remember to bring along a party snack for yourself, if you would like. Maybe a bag of individual crisps and a wrapped cake bar/sweet. You can also take juice in your usual water bottle. See you tomorrow!

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

P6/5 – Outdoor Classroom Day

Today was Outdoor Classroom Day and P6/5 spent all day outside. First, we had PE, then we studied the Robert Louis Stevenson poem “From a Railway Carriage” and used our school grounds as inspiration to write our own “From a Classroom Window” poems. And this afternoon, we planted our new fruit bushes into planters before they go outside and enjoyed our class novel with some hot chocolate! Learning feels so different in the fresh air, and such a beautiful day to enjoy it.

P6/5 Emotion Works – The Cube

Today P6/5 watched a very tense clip from The Cube and thought about how the participant, Sam, was feeling at certain points during the challenge. We used the Emotion Works 5-cog model to support our discussions. We thought about the triggers for Sam’s emotions, body sensations that he might have felt, behaviours that we could see and regulation strategies that Sam could have used to keep calm.

I love this video of the reactions to Sam’s final try at the challenge. We talked about the body sensations that we felt while watching.

Welcome Back P6/5

It has been lovely to see lots of smiley faces back in school after the October break. P6/5 have got straight back into the swing of things, with lots of hard work already this week.

Our new topic for term 2 is ‘Scots who changed the world’.

P6/5 have had group discussions to decide who they would like to learn more about.

This week we have started to learn about Mary Seacole. She looked after wounded and sick soldiers during the Crimean War. Her Dad was Scottish and her Mum was Jamaican.

The children worked in groups to research the work of Mary Seacole and then made posters to share their learning.
I am always so impressed with how well this class work together on projects like this. Excellent co-operative learning and team work!

We studied the work of expressionist artist Alma Thomas and created our own art inspired by her colourful style. Alma believed that creativity should be independent of gender or race.

Busy creating masterpieces!

In PE, P6/5 enjoyed skipping to music. There was lots of competition to see who could skip for the longest without stopping.

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!

P6 and P6/5 Wonder film showing

This term, P6 and P6/5 have been studying the book Wonder by R J Palacio. Next week, we are planning to show the film Wonder to compare the film and the book, and to explore the interpersonal relationships we have studied in the book. The film is a PG and we need permissions from parents before we can show the film. Please complete the Google Form below to indicate whether or not you are happy for your child to watch the film.


P6/5 have been enjoying using the Chromebooks and iPads to write stories about facing a fear. They worked with a partner to provide feedback and suggest edits for each other’s stories.

We chose new table names this week. I was very impressed when the Bald Eagle group decided to write down all their suggestions and have a vote to decide on their table name.

In PE, P6/5 worked through a circuit of different exercises which worked muscles in the whole body and released lots of endorphins!

Catching up on Newsround while eating lunch.

P6/5 Talk for Writing

Today P6/5 watched the Pixar short – Piper. We paused the short film in different places to discuss how the creators showed how Piper was feeling. We talked about body language, facial expressions and how the music was used to create atmosphere. We linked this to Emotion Works by generating emotion words, thinking about the triggers for Piper’s emotions and the behaviours that he displayed. We will transfer these ideas to our own piece of writing next week.

P6 Chromebook Information

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education

Article 13: Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

Dear Parent/Carer

Today, P6 pupils took home Chromebook Agreements that need to be signed and returned to school.

Chromebook Use At Home

In P6 and P7 pupils will have access to a personal Chromebook. We are hoping to have new chrome books allocated to our P6 very soon. This will support learning in school and allow pupils to extend and continue their learning at home.

It is hoped that pupils will use the devices to finish schoolwork, to work on personal projects and to complete assigned homework.  Pupils will need to bring their charged device to school with them each day to use in class.

In order to protect the devices between home and school, each child will need a cover for their Chromebook (11.6”) before it can be sent home.  The recommended option is a neoprene sleeve style case to protect the device in school bags and when not in use.  These can be purchased at relatively low cost online.  Once your child brings a case to school, they will be able to take their Chromebook home, once they have been allocated.  If there are any issues around providing a case, including financial concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Please note that as these are council devices, our Acceptable Use Policy applies at home as well as in school.  A copy of the Acceptable Use Policy is available on the school blog, along with safety information regarding charging the devices at home.   

If you have any questions please contact the class teacher.