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.
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!
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 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