Please remember to bring a packed lunch tomorrrow. Thank you
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
Thank you for your support with the Blythswood Shoe Box appeal. The boxes were collected on Friday and will make Christmas vry special for many families. It is good to remember and help those who don’t have what we enjoy.
Thank you to the girls for helping to decorate our school hall for our Assembly as we thought about Remembrance Day again
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.
Pr 7 would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising disco last night. We hope everyone had lots of fun . You all looked amazing in your costumes.
Special thanks to the staff who helped us to run it and to our Pr 7 parents who supplied so much to help make all our stalls such a success.
World of Work session 2 31.10.19
Please bring a packed lunch. We leave at 11.45 am so no school dinners available.
Wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions.
We have used some of the £100 Parent Council Money given to each class, to buy books to refresh our class library. Our selection has come from local some charity shops. We look forward to some great reads.
DJ’s for ELC and Pr 1 Disco/Door Money team be there for 4.45pm please
Everyone else can set up your stall in the dining hall from 5.20 pm. Be ready for 6.00 pm
You may want to see your buddy in the hall once you have done that.
Know your own going home arrangements. We should be tidied up and ready to leave at 8.30 pm.
Congrtulations to Mia for achieving great learning this term. She is always enthusiastic, determined and so happy!
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.
We enjoyed our visit from PC D. Grant today. He took along the drug boxes which showed us 36 different types of substances which can do harm to your body. We completed a quiz and he answered our questions which we had prepared earlier.
Photograph orders to be returned by Friday 4 October
Learning Pathways Numeracy to be returned by Wednesday 9 October
Christmas Card to be returned by Monday 7 October
Open Morning Tuesday 8 October 11.00 – 11.45 Come along and see some of our work in our jotters and on our Chromebooks. We will be also be sharing some of our Health and Wellbeing Substance Misuse learning. All welcome!
Well done to everyone for receiving such positive comments from Mrs Finlay yesterday. It was lovely to come back to class after my meeting to hear how well you had done. Her words were similar to the feedback I had given you at the start of the week too. Hope you enjoyed the reward!
Highland Council have revised and reissued the Chromebook Agreement that was sent home to p6s and p7s at the beginning of term. The revision brings the agreement in line with current guidance, particularly around charging devices at home. As these have been signed and returned already this term, no action is required. Here is the revised agreement for your information.
We had a loud and exciting start on our return to school today!
A drumming group from Jamestown, Ghana were showcasing their fantastic skills.
“It was cool how they played the instruments and used everyday materials to make them from e.g. cow skin, seeds, grasses” Gold group feedback
“We liked how they didn’t just show you but they gave us something to do and we had to join in.” Platinum group feedback
” Very interesting to find out how the drums were made and learn more about their culture.” Titanmium group feedback
“It was fantastic how they changed the sound with their feet.” Tungsten group feedback
Well done to our first Star Pupil! Kai is really trying his best. on task and is always a very willing helper.
We had a great first session at World of Work. We looked at the engineering and technology around prosthetic limbs. We designed and created our own robotica arm and relected on the skills we used e.g. setting goals, cooperation, problem solving, explaining . Thank you to our parent helpers for their time and support.
We are sending home our first Key Assessment Task. We would appreciate it if we could have it returned by Wednesday 18th September. KAT 1 has a Health and Wellbeing focus. We hope you enjoy sharing our work.
Have a lovely long weekend!
This week in Explore, P7 will be using yoghurt pots and egg boxes. If you have any of these can you please bring them in on Monday or Tuesday? We are also looking for sports bottle caps or fruit shoot caps for next week. Thanks.
Just a reminder for next week…
Packed lunches only for Thursday 12 September please. We leave for World of Work at 11.45 am so need an early lunch. Canteen lunches not available that early.
We require one adult helper for that visit. Please let us know if you can help.
PE – Wednesdays and Thursdays. Full change required.
We have been workiing on our Alcohol leaflet which is part of our Health and Wellbeing key assessment task.
We played touch rugby with Mrs Chisholm and studied areodynamics with Mrs Scotson.
We had a big Lost Property clear out this afternoon. Bags of items had appeared at the end of last term. One of our Pr 7 jobs is to sort Lost Property every week.
Our reading group routine was established this week and we are getting into our new books. Ask us about our unusual group names!
Great start to spelling and getting homework done on time. Keep it up.
The Tungsten group were our group winners this week and we have also had a few successful “Secret Students”.
We have all settled in and are geting into the school routine.
An overview of our plans wil be added to the blog at the end of this week to give you a bit more information about how what we will doing over the term.
We all enjoyed supprting our buddies last week. It was lovely to meet their parents and give them a “Welcome to Pr 1” card we had made. We will keep an eye on them in the playground for the next few weeks.
We have made our class charter and have our new homework jotters covered and ready for action!
This week the upper school started Explore classes: our new outdoor learning lessons (p3/4 will have this next week). All 250 kids had the chance to say what they thought Explore should be about and what they wanted to learn. All the classes started making class totem poles! To quote one P5, “This sounds amazing!”