Our class have been very inspired from our Remembrance Day learning and finding out more about JJ Chalmers. It has been great to find out more about family stories, heroes and see some real life medals , soldiers hats and pictures.
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!
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!
Today P6 learned about 2 Scottish heroes who were awarded the Victoria Cross medal for their bravery. We spoke about some of our families (past and present) who have been involved in wars or served in the armed forces. There was a lot of pride in the room.
This week we have been learning about Charles Rennie Macintosh and his designs. We were inspired by his rose design to create our own Poppy themed stained glass windows. Some of us chose to do purple poppies to remember fallen animals, white poppies to resemble peace or black poppies to remember those from African and Caribbean communities . Here are just some of the finished examples:
We also took some time to write acrostic poems using the words : Poppy and Remember. Our poems demonstrate our awareness, empathy and pride for those whose lives have been affected by war. Some of us are still working on our poems but here are some that are finished:
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!
Today is outdoor classroom day and we made the most of the opportunity to learn outdoors . This week we are learning all about Robert Louis Stevenson as part of our topic. Today we studied his poem : My shadow, and learned all about similes, metaphors and personification.
We then took our learning outdoors and worked in small groups to describe our school grounds using the techniques we learned . Here are some examples:
As we are not able to go to the fireworks and bonfire tonight we thought we would use our skills to make our own. We filled the playground with positive firework themed quotes to make everyone smile .
We then worked together to create a life sized firework scene in the front playground. We drew round our bodies and our shadows to create a crowd watching the fireworks above .
we ended our day with some hot chocolate around the fire and a little bit of R&R (read and relax) time.
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.
From P5 and Miss MacArthur
Today we learned about how colour can convey emotion in art. We looked at “The Scream” and learned a bit about expressionism. We are working on our own versions of #TheScream with different emotional themes. We are going to put our own faces on our pictures. Can you guess the emotions we chose ? Finished work coming soon. . .
P6 are working on creating comic strips to summarise chapters of our reading books. Picking out the key points in the stories was tricky but we helped each other.
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!
Wow! I can’t believe We are in October and at the end of term one already. It has been a great start to P6 being back together again. We have done lots of learning, had tonnes of fun and made many memories.
The final week of term one has been a busy one . This week we got the skipping ropes our at PE . We all had a great time. We finished our class novel: Wonder and watched the film . It’s very emotional. We thought about peer pressure and how to o we come it and gave everyone a little confidence boost by completing a “wonder page” for each person in our class
. In maths we ALL aced our end of unit test by getting more marks than the start of term test. We also explored a little algebra and put our lateral thinking to the test in problem solving .
Have a fantastic Holiday and I look forward to continuing our learning adventure in Term 2.
Well done to everyone in our class. EVERYONE absolutely smashed their end of unit maths assessment and got more marks than they did in their last assessment. Whole Class Success and a perfect example of the power of a positive mindset and a little self belief. Super Proud Teacher !
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.
we have been working on creating detailed “show don’t tell “ descriptions to use in our writing. Last week we were thinking about the feelings: love and hate. We worked together to create a list of things we love and a list of things we hate, on padlet by writing “what sentences” eg: What I love about ……..is…… or What I hate about …….is …… Then we helped each other to think of really good descriptions to fill in the blanks . We put our favourite ones on our working wall and used these to help us write an opposites poem. and are going to use these to write an opposites poem. We will share these soon.
Well done to Lilly who raised £200 for the Highland Hospice last weekend by holding an outdoor bake sale for her community . Her efforts even made it to the newspaper !
P6 watched Pixar’s short film: Piper and evaluated the emotions of the main character using @EmotionWorksCIC . We made Emotional Rollercoasters ? to show the triggers and behaviours related to the characters emotions.
We have loved getting to know each other a little bit better over the past few weeks in P6. Pupils brought in a few items that were special to them to share “All about me”. Here are some of our class with their favourite thing that they brought in.
It felt like Christmas in our classroom this afternoon . We got our Chromebooks ! We are very excited to explore these and use them in our learning. We are being very patient as we are still waiting for some to be connected to our network before we can use them but we are all crossing our fingers that will be this week.
Today we read Bogtrotter by Margaret Wild. This is a story of a creature who has a very rigid daily routine and is anxious about stepping outside his comfort zone . We are going to use this as our model text for writing over the next few weeks. Today we explored The theme of facing a fear and discussed emotions such as anxiety, fear and nervousness. This text. will help us write our own @Talk4Writing “facing a fear” story. Here is some of our teamwork on Our first Working wall that we will use to structure and support our writing .
We have had a great start to our time in P6. By the end of week two some of us were hanging on by our finger tips but we made it with smiles on our faces.
Please find attached a copy of our term 1 overview. Keep your eyes peeled on our blog and class dojo pages for lots of pictures of our learning, next week.
Here are some very flattering pictures of our teacher, Miss MacDonald:
Some more adventures…
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.
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.