We will share video footage of the awards and presentations on our Google Classroom tomorrow. We hope you enjoy our assembly today.
We ask P7, S2 and S4 pupils to complete our Highland Lifestyle Survey every 2 years. We have been using the Lifestyle Survey since 2009 and so have a good amount of trend data. This year in particular it would be really helpful to have the survey completed by as many pupils as possible. It will give us good information about the impact of COVID as we will have comparative data from 2 years ago.
The survey isn’t compulsory and pupils can opt out. However, it is helpful if they are encouraged to participate and we have as full a return as possible. S2 and S4 pupils can make the decision about taking part themselves. Parents/carers have the option of withdrawing their child from the survey and to enable this the attached letter should be sent out a week before the P7 pupils are to complete the survey.
The survey is lengthy (80+ questions covering many aspects of lifestyle and wellbeing) and some pupils who have literacy or learning difficulties can be supported to complete it if appropriate. However it does require a reasonable level of understanding and so may not be suitable for pupils with severe learning difficulties.
The survey can be completed during the school day or the link can be provided to pupils to complete in their own time. Ideally, completion will be during the school day as questions can be clarified for those pupils who may require help.
The survey is anonymous and no pupil will be identified from the data they provide.
Please complete the attached form if you NOT wish your child to take part in this survey. Thank you for your help with this.
The school photographer will be in school for the Pr 7 photos on WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL.
Please wear “traditional” purple school uniform. Thank you
Well done Elsie, for being our Star Pupil this term. It was a hard choice as ever. A big thank you to Cole and Calum for volunteering to be our Pr 7A readers at the Easter service today.
Have a great holiday everyone. Let’s hope we can all have a great Term 4.
We discussed the emotions and experiences felt over the past year due to the pandemic and lockdowns. We linked colours with emotions and got some inspiration from an artist called Marc Allente.
We have enjoyed our group task today making our WW2 Anderson shelters. Thankyou to everyone who came so well prepared with resources to make it all come together.
We used lots of skills – cooperation, listening, compromising, problem solving and creativity.
We have settled in well and enjoyed some partner and group tasks. We celebrated the arrival of spring with some daffodil art. Our hoodies came yesterday! We are working on our Yearbook ideas already.
We helped with a litter pick as part of a survey for our data handling for maths. We drew pictures of Scottish Wildlife for a mural which is being commissioned by Mr Dowling on Green Drive.
We look forward to welcoming Miss Munro on Monday to take us when Mrs Murray has her management time. Congratulations to Mrs Paterson who has given birth to a boy last week.
It was great to be together again today! We enjoyed catching up with everyone and avoided using our Chromebooks. Our Miele’s Gelato treat was a special way to celebrate our return to school.
Well done to James who finally received the Citizenship Cup from last session for all his digital contributions to Lockdown #1.
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: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/
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!
Wishing you all a lovely time over the holidays. Thank you for cooperating with the restrictions and guidance to keep us safe.
See you all in 2021 in our Google Classroom.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please see the presentation below for our thank you message for all the food donations from Lochardil Larder!
We enjoyed some time together in the hall yesterday at our party. Lots of traditional games and great food! Thank you for supporting us with providing snacks from home.
We had a super workshop on games design today. Thank you to Amy from Skills Development Scotland for teaching us some new skills. She shared the types of jobs which may need to use this technology. Some of us are very advanced already after only 1 hour of training! It would be great to get more sessions next year.
A group of us have been working together to help count, sort and pack up the food donations we received after our dress up day in October. We covered boxes with Christmas paper, made salt dough decorations and covered the hampers with recyclable plastic cellophane to finish them off.
We were delighted to share 12 food hampers with Inverness Women’s Aid today and have 10 more ready for delivery to some of the senior citizens in the community next week. We will share out the remaining items to other families and the Inverness foodbank.
Thank you to everyone who donated food, which will make such a difference to families at Christmas.
We enjoyed some Benchball in the gym with Miss Barclay this week. We had our coding session with Skills Development Scotland today (Code Art). We found it challenging and fun. We were good at helping each other and trying to keep up with the pace of instructions. It was great to have the virtual link to help us develop our skills, since we are unable to visit the office on Church Street.
As we start our Christmas countdown, we have our Santa stocking all ready stuffed with our class names. With washed and sanitized hands we pick out a new name each day. That person must try a “Who Am I?” or a Charades mime to get their candy cane. Molly was first today and had to work out that she was the fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
We are issuing a reminder for parents/carers to cash the cheques you were given for Lion King refund as that will be approaching the 6 month mark and some banks will not accept them after this time. Thank you
We tried some topic linked art this week, drawing a bottle, since we have been looking at alcohol as part of our Substance Misuse topic. The line pencil drawings showed our understanding of perspective and shading.
We hope to use the NSPCC online assembly resources next week as part of the “Speak out, Stay safe” campaign. We have enjoyed “live” assemblies with Mr John Darcy from the NSPCC in previous years and we look forward to the “virtual” materials provided for us to cover this important topic. Please see the attached parent information letter for further information.
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!
We have had a great week writing our suspense story. We included lots of techniques to build up the tension and mystery. We took part in the Pr 5 Children in Need quiz which had a range of quite challenging questions. We donated £20.35 for the event today. Thank you for your contributions.
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!
It is always great to see shoeboxes arriving for Blythswood. Thank you to the families who have donated today.
It was a perfect afternoon for a bit of tennis. We started our new block of PE lessons in the MUGA. We are trying out netball on Wednesdays and games with Miss Barclay on Thursdays.
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
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!
Thank you Pr 7A for a good work of trying out routines and groups. Some tricky Ninja maths for the Cubes and hard definitions for Dictionary Dudes! Find out about our acronym reading group names! Have a good weekend!
We have been working on our Book Creator Buddy Books this week and designing our All About Me T-shirt. Mrs Paterson inspired us to write our own “This is the Time” poems. We have published them for everyone to enjoy. https://read.bookcreator.com/HJQZDnlW1sSty79mpaEFFnqSup63/UEV14elVSS61NxkXvwUz_Q