Photo a Day J

 Hi it’s Cameron L here my photo letter is J, so I took a picture of the Janitor’s office!

I took a picture of his office door because it was something that started with J.I like the janitor because he is the football coach for Carronshore School and he helps us to train.

Photo A Day I

Hi, Garry here for photo a day  I had the letter I but I couldn’t find anything starting with I so I just thought of something in the ICT suite….

wait for it GIANT KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!                 

so bye then.        🙂

Photo A Day – H


H is for Happy.

There were lots of happy people in Carronshore when the Pied Piper group came to our school.

Eilidh took the class camera into the big hall and took lots of pictures.


The slideshow below was made by Eilidh to show all the pictures she took of the happy event!

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Photo A Day G

Hi ,mason here!My photo a day picture is going to be a victorian Gentlemen. Notice Gentlemen starts with G.So heres my victorian gentlemen I made at art.                                                                       

It took me time to make but I finished last monday.I used tights and cotton to make the head and done alot of pinching to make the eyes and nose and the hair is red fur or something!I used paper for the shirt,Short fur material for the waist coat,orange leather for buttons,card for gun on his back and brown leather for the gun strap.The frame was made from cardboard.It also had pasta bits on it and also gold paint.It is really smart and other peoples are really cool aswell.Its suposed to be a hunter!Other people done a gentlemen in a suit and a hat.The girls done queen victoria.They used some cool material aswell!

Photo A Day – F

  Today our Fabulous Trophies arrived! We all saved up for them and Natasha phoned up in class and ordered them. This one is for the winning group. They will be able to have it on their table all week. We are going to take it with us to Primary 7.

The other ones were for the prizes in our Inanimate Alice competition. The winning group chose these trophies.





The runners-up chose these trophies. We got to take them home today.

The group who were third all chose a medal and they chose their own colour of ribbon. They say 3rd and clip on to the ribbon.


 Everybody was very excited when they got delivered and it was Jade’s dad who brought them to the school because he works for the delivery company! It was Tommy M who chose F for Fabulous Trophies.

Photo A Day E

This is a picture of the earth.I turned it round to europe because that also starts with e.


Were doing Europe for our project. Everyone had to pick a country.

I picked Italy!!!

photo a day D

 Here is a picture of 2 dinner ladies.


Here is Joyce cooking lunch in the kitchen.

Some times I have a school dinners there is 3 choices of meals. They are different everyday.

Photo a day C

Hi it’s Kyle here, I took a picture of a computer because I go to the computer suite daily. I also like computers because we have glow wikis and blogs. There 37 computers in the school.

Photo a Day- B

Hi, I’m Jade this is my picture for photo a day. I’ve got the letter B and I’m doing…a bee!

The reason I chose a bee is because I really like bee’s and I find them quite interesting.This bee is not actually a bee, we are doing puppet shows at the minute so I borrowed a puppet, they are from the Primary 1 area, that is where we got them from.

Photo a Day-A

Hi, Andrew F here. We have decided to do a Photo a Day at Carronshore. Everyone gets a letter of the alphabet an has to think of a word for it. Then, when it’s your day you have to find that object in the school and take a picture of it. Today it was Ryan R’s turn. He took a picture of the art room.



Now Ryan will say a little bit about the art room…

Ryan R here we go to art every Monday morning. The art teacher is Mrs Williamson. This is a picture of one of the walls. 

What We’ve Been Up To!

This is a quick post to let everyone know just some of the things we’ve been up to recently. This week the whole school are involved in ‘Money Week’. P 6V are looking at mobile phones and their tariffs and if you click on the image here you’ll be able to read all about day one on our Glow maths blog. Mason wrote about what was happening in class – he did a great job and he’s promised to write up Tuesday’s money Week report tomorrow.

 Primary 6V seem to be enjoying the Money Week activities so far … even Ryan R’s group have promised not to be silly! Click on Ryan’s Glow Blog header icon to read what he said. Hopefully he means it 🙂 

There have been some other great recent blog posts from Primary 6V – some of them have been written at home. This weekend Anna wrote a post to tell us all that she’s finally clear of her egg allergy  and she can now tuck in to all sorts of goodies … including ice-cream! Click on her Glow header to visit her blog.

 All Primary 6V have  a Glow ePortfolio. If you’re not sure what a Glow ePortfolio is, Andrew wrote a bit about his:

“…this is actually a GlowWiki but I am using it as an ePortfolio. Incase you were wondering, an ePortfolio is something online where you record your achievements throughout the years. You can use it to get a job when you grow up as well”

Anna added this explanation to hers:

..And as if all that isn’t enough, check out two of our Inanimate Alice style digital stories. There are more to come, and we’re having a film premiere on Thursday afternoon. The whole school will hopefully help us decide which group has produced the best story.

Watch this space! Meanwhile why don’t you leave us a comment to let us know what you think of the two  stories that have been published so far?

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Burns Poetry Competition Update

Our last Class blog post was about the annual Burns Poetry Competition with a neighbouring school. We had some great primary 6v competitors this year – but we didn’t get the coveted gold medal 🙁

Natasha has written a follow-up post  about her thoughts/experience of taking part in the competition – and she mentions some great advice from Robyn. She said: 

it’s not about winning its about playing the game”

 We’re very proud of our silver ‘runner-up’ medals!

All the finalists from Carronshore received a silver medal  and Robyn brought hers in to school today to show it off.

It looks great, doesn’t it!


Here’s the Primary 6V finalists … well, it’s their voices, anyway 🙂

Robyn’s poem

  Andrew’s poem

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And, here’s Natasha’s

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P6V Burns Poetry Finalists!

Natasha wrote a ‘nail-biting’ post tonight as she prepared to go to the annual Burns Poetry competition.

Here’s what she said:

“I know burns night was like TWO WHOLE months ago but our school are only having the competition now. Anyway me, Andrew and Robyn are the finalist’s for p6 for carronshore primary school. I’m quite nervous, but I’m sure I’ll be fine. I did a little pretend competition in front of my Teddies and I was fine, so yeah!
Andrew told me he was SO nervous he threw up last night because of it! I’m sure I’m not THAT nervous!! I’m doing ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’. The competition is in Carron and I’ve never been there before so that’s something! I hope we win…..”

You can read the rest of her post by clicking on her Glow blog header icon.

Good Luck, Natasha – you’ll be GREAT!

And good luck to Robyn and Andrew, too. We’ll be checking out their blogs to see if they write anything about how the competition went for them 🙂


Good luck, Robyn!!!


Best of luck, Andrew 🙂

Hot Off The Press!!


Here they are – four brand new blog posts from Primary 6V.

These posts are just some of the ones published today and they’re worth reading!

 One was published earlier today, and the others were written at home after school.

They’ll be shared in class and we’ll give them each a ‘Two Stars and a Wish’ comment.

Primary 6V would also appreciate any comments from visitors.  

Reading and discussing each others’ blog posts is a great way to learn how to improve writing – much better than using textbooks 🙂

Click on the Blog Headers below to read the new posts:

1. Homer The Hamster – a great read!

2. Farewell Mrs Green – wonderful 🙂

3. Comic Relief – tomorrow!

4. Football Training – to be continued

More Great Things From Primary 6V

 Since the last post, there have been lots of new great updates on Primary 6V individual Glow blogs.

The Blog header icons below link to some great posts.

Charlotte wanted to tell everyone about her fabulous trip to New york with her Mum. She waited until she had some pictures to include before she wrote her blog post. Click on her Header icon to read about her adventures.

 Alyson has written a great account of her weekend. Click on her Header to read the blog post.

 Kian has written a wonderful imaginative story based on some bunnyhero labs characters. Click on his Header image to read about the adventures of ‘Pepe the Spanish Warrior’, ‘Hamish the Highland Pig’ and ‘Finney the Ferret’. Others in class have already begun writing their imaginative stories after creating their own online pets. What a great idea 🙂 

We’ve also been working on writing our autobiographies … visit again to have a look. They’ll be on our Glow ePortfolios soon!

Meanwhile Robyn has added hers to her blog. Click on her Header to have a look.


And if you want to see Jack’s, he’s added it to our One True Media account 

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More About Primary 6V’s Great Blogs!

 In the previous post, there are links to some Primary 6V’s individual Glow blogs. Today we read all the posts out in class and gave them ‘two stars and a wish’ comments ….. the hardest bit was keeping the ‘star’ comments to just two 🙂

One of the posts was from Andrew who wrote:

  “Hi everyone! Everybody in my class went on a school trip to Callendar House last Friday. We went there to learn a bit more about the Victorians, which is our topic for this term”.

He also designed this image on ImageChef – it looks great so it’s been included on here!

Some more posts about the visit have recently been written on more of our blogs and there are links to them below. Let us know what you think!

Click on Robyn’s Header to read her report: 

Cameron B also wrote a post about his visit. Check it out HERE

Here’s Hayley’s memories about the  day – click to have a look

Lucy wrote a great report as well. Click on her header icon to read it

Garry enjoyed the trip and learned lots – but he’s glad he lives now and not then! Garry’s Post

Tommy’s post is HERE and Kyle’s is HERE .

It would be great if you left some comments for them.

.. But there’s more!

Matthew is in Primary 4 and has been visiting our class. His blog is already looking great. Click on his blog Header icon to read about his Treasured Possessions. 

  Ryan wrote about how much he’s looking forward to a sleepover this weekend – have a read

Finally … Anna also wrote about her weekend – and she just might keep on doing that. What a great idea! Click on her Glow blog header icon to read her latest post:

Introducing Primary 6V’s Glow Spaces!


Primary 6V have their own individual Glow blogs and they update them regularly. In class, we enjoy reading new blog posts and sometimes we give them ‘Two Stars and a Wish’ (we found this animated picture and really wanted to include it here so we asked the creator and he said we could – thank you!)

If any visitors to this blog want to give some advice as to how we could improve our writing by leaving a ‘Two Stars and a Wish’ comment, we’ll do our best to follow your suggestions 🙂

 One of the recent blog comments was written by Robyn describing her visit to the Youth Club. Click on her blog Header icon to have a read:


Tommy’s been reading a book with a great title – ‘The frog and the Monster’s Toothache’! Check out what he has to say about it … and have a listen to his Voki message on his blog sidebar:


Matthew is in Primary 4 and he joins our class every day for maths. He’s only had his Glow Blog for a very short time, but he’s already learned how to make an animation and show it off on his blog. What do you think?



On Friday we went on a school trip to learn about what life was like in Victorian times. Click on the next three Blog header icons to read what Brooke, Alyson and Andrew learned:




Alice Icon.jpegWe hope you visit again soon to see how our Inanimate Alice tasks are coming along.

Check out the great effort by the Rain Drops and Wellie Boots   group!

We’re also writing our Autobiographies on our Glow Blogs and links will be on here soon, too.

Watch this space 🙂

Welcome To Carronshore Blog’s New Glow Home!

The Carronshore Blog has been on the go since 2006. You can view the journey of the blog so far by viewing a Photopeach Presentation made by Mrs V in 2009. Have a look HERE

 The blog’s new home is now on Glow and this session, Primary 6V are going to use it to tell you about all the wonderful things they’ve been up to inside and outside school.

 For example, they are using Glow Wikis as ePortfolios.

Click on the image to listen to how Anna intends to use hers.


 Their Individual Glow Blogs are definitely worth a visit, too. Click on the image below to view Natasha’s. We’ll showcase lots more soon,








And finally – keep an eye out for our Inanimate Alice style digital stories on our class shared wiki … they’ll be appearing soon!

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The Visit From The Bookbinder!

bookbinder linkIt was well worth the wait!!

A couple of months ago, we wrote letters to a local Bookbinder. He replied and offered to come to visit our class to show us what sort of things Tom Valentine Bookbinders does. This prospect inspired us to write our own books and we linked to some of them in a blog post. You can read the post by clicking HERE

When Louis visited our class on Friday, we were all amazed and delighted that he’d read all our finished stories … and had made them into real books – we’re going to design our own illustrations for the front covers. We’ll post pictures of them on here soon.

Here’s what Kian and Andrew said about the visit:

“We had a very exciting day! Mr Valentine came in and gave a demonstration on how to bind books. He talked about how paper has developed through the years. At the start people scratched on rocks, then the Ancient Romans invented tablet things to write on. After that the Egyptions invented Papyrus made from reeds. Next people copied papyrus and made a scroll. Then the japanese invented paper made from grass. After that the Japanese invented the first notebook.

He then told us about what skills you need to be a Bookbinder. There was reading, listening, patience, spelling, imagination, maths, communication skills and you had to be good working with your hands. As you can see there are a lot of skills you need to become a Bookbinder.

Next Mr Valentine told us about the tools and leather you use. Did you know that the glue is melted animal fat!?”

We looked at the pictures we took and tried to remember some of the things we learned. Press play and have a listen.

Primary 6V Make the Sunday News!

Well done Primary 6V – you’re in the  sunday post !!

Sunday Glow post

 Here’s the article in case you missed it.

If you click on the image, you’ll be able to read it.

I know there are only a couple of quotes, but you all deserve to be stars – keep blogging 🙂

Two Messages For Primary 6V

This is a very short post for Primary 6V at Carronshore. I have two messages for you.

sunday postThe first message is that I’ve just heard that we’ll have a mention in the newspaper this week about how we used our Glow Blogs to keep in touch during the recent bad weather – how exciting!

Jack, Kian, Jade and Alyson were interviewed by telephone. I don’t think all their ‘quotes’ will be there, but one of the photographs we took will be … and they’re all in those anyway 🙂  

The second message is that I hope your Primary 1 buddies enjoy your Christmas cards you made for them today and that the Portable North Pole messages all got delivered safely to Mrs R’s email address. Your buddies will LOVE them!

 I’ve also included a Christmas card for you in this post.  Click on the image below to view it (you’ll need to follow some instructions once you open it).

christmas card







….. See you all on Monday 🙂

A Scary Moment At Carronshore!!

 Good Grief!! What a fright Primary 6V  got this afternoon (Mrs V and Miss M were pretty taken aback as well!) when we decided to have some outdoor fun after being couped up for weeks with no playtimes because of the very cold weather.

swan 5We went outside to have a competition – we wanted to know how far we could throw some foam arrows. 

We divided ourselves into teams and began our activities -and then The Scary Moment happened!!!

The picture here contains a clue as to what happened. 

It was taken after the school bell rang for hometime. Mr Aitchison knew that the noisy playground would be upsetting for our unexpected visitors so he lured them down to the football pitch with some bread and water.

You can read more about our Scary Moment on our Glow Blogs’ descriptions. Just click on the ‘Header’ images below – it will be worth the read 🙂

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 Robyn’s Scary Moment Post!


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 Natasha’s Scary Moment Post!


charlotte header 2


 Charlotte’s Scary Moment Post!


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 Andrew’s Scary Moment Post!


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 Jade’s Scary Moment Post!


lucy n header 2Lucy N’s Scary Moment Post!



hayley header Hayley’s Scary Moment Post


Back At School Despite The Snow!

3rd blog post picOn Thursday we all came back to school after being snow bound for over one and a half weeks. The playground was still covered in snow, though, – as you can see from our picture! 

Some of us noticed the blog post on here trying to reach Primary 6V during the Snow Days and the responses can be seen on our previous post.

Now that we’re back at school others have also been writing about how they spent their time off and have been busy updating their Glow Blogs.

Have a look at what they’ve written by clicking on the links via our Glow Blog header images.

andrew headerPoor Andrew’s family had arranged for windows in their house to be replaced … then along came all that snow! Luckily Andrew was able to spend some time with his Gran and Grandad while all the work was being done. He built a snowman as well – I have no idea how his snowman managed to survive – but he did 🙂

Andrew’s football had to be cancelled because of the snow, but he found lots more to occupy him instead. Read the rest of his post by clicking on his Glow Blog header image.

hayley headerHayley had a few attempts at building a snowman, too. She learned that it’s best not to rush it, though, because it could mean that all the work wasn’t worth it.

She had a lot of fun with her friends, but also found the time to help clear the path, put up the Christmas tree and tidy her room!

Click on her Glow Blog header and have a read … and leave a comment if you have the time 🙂

natasha headerNatasha’s Glow Blog post title is “Winter Wonderland” and she starts of by saying: 

“I thought i could do my writing in white since its about my snow days but that wouldn’t work”

I’m so glad that she decided not to write in in white because we might have missed out on her entertaining – and informative! – post. There’s Christmas

  • ‘hints and tips’

  •  recipes

  • short stories

… and lots more. Don’t miss out by not having a read 🙂

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 Kyle was ‘over the moon’ when he heard his mum saying that school was off because of the snow but he soon realised that going out to play in it was risky – on day one he fell and hurt himself!

Kyle’s dad learned just how dangerous the snow was as well when he got stuck in traffic coming back from Glasgow where he works, but he was luckier than one of his workmates who was stuck in his car for 21 hours … scary!! 

lucy n header

 Lucy learned that winter was here when her mum got a text from the school to say that it was having to close because of the weather. Her mum had been planning to go Christmas shopping, but she soon realised that it would be much safer if everyone stayed at home instead.

A week later, everyone thought that it would finally be safe to travel to school again … and then the text came. The weather was now worse than ever 🙂

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 Robyn was not impressed by her mum’s efforts to build a snowman and decided to lend a hand … and so did some of the neighbours. Robyn describes the events really well and in te end their snowman was superb – I would love to see some pictures!

Robyn’s description of her little brother Lucas crying at the ‘Lion King’ DVD makes me want to hug him, too! Have a read by clicking on her header link 🙂

Don’t forget to check back for more of our Snow Day reports and activities updates … apparently it’s to snow again at the end of this week!!!


8 School Days of Snow, Snow… and More Snow!

8 daysWell, we’ve finally returned to school after more than a week and a half of being snow bound!!

 When I wrote the last blog post on here trying to reach Primary 6V, I had no idea if any of you were listening – but it turned out that you were!

Some of you wrote posts straight on to your Glow Blogs, and others decided to write in a Word Document first then copy this on to your blog. Thank you for taking time out from your fun Snow Day activities to write these reports and stories. We’ve already shared some in class, and we’ll be sure to read out the rest next week. Just in case any of you pay a visit to our class blog meanwhile, however, I’ve added a link to them here.

It was good fun having some time off, but it’s lovely to see you all back in class again for the Christmas Countdown 🙂

jade's headerThe first Snow Days activity report was from Jade. She wrote about an experiment that she carried out with the help of her dad. She made a great job of writing up a step by step account of what they did, and even included some super pictures to illustrate the results. There’s a link to her blog post via her great header picture.

alyson's headerAlyson was next to publish something during the Snow Days. She wrote a detailed report about how she spent her time. What a busy time she had – even managing a trip to Glasgow in that weather! There are great comments from her dad and grandad as well 🙂


jack's headerJack noticed the message on this blog and set about writing a wonderful story called. “A Snowy Adventure For Two Polar Bears”. He wrote it up on a Word Document first, then copied it on to his Glow Blog. Jack’s stories are always entertaining. I’m sure you all still remember the hilarious Rediculous Underpants Eating Toilet  he wrote for the Bookbinder 🙂 His Blog Header image will take you to his latest story.

kian's headerJack mentioned to Kian that there was a message for primary 6V and, as a result, Kian updated a Word Document daily before copying it on to his Glow Blog to share with the rest of us. He spent the first few Snow Days enjoying playing outside and entertaining his little sister on his Wii. Sometimes he had to go to his Mum’s shop, and reports on what happened when the Motorway to Glasgow had to close because of the weather.

Now that we’ve returned to school, others have been updating their Glow Blogs with their own reports of how they spent their time off school because of the snowy weather.

anna's headerAnna has taken the time to write this super description of how her Snow Days were spent. She even had the time to get her frogs in to the ‘Christmas Spirit’ .. we all know how much Anna loves her frogs!! Check out her report by clicking on her Froggy header 🙂


eilidh's headerFinally, here’s a link to Eilidh’s new blog post about her Snow Days. She managed to make an igloo (eventually), and even though she hates shopping, she managed to put up with it because she had £30 to spend on buying Christmas presents! I’m sure her family and friends will love them.

An Important Message For Primary 6V!!

snow viewToday is our third day of being snowed in! It must be very exciting for all of Primary 6V and I’m sure you’ve all found plenty to do outside in the ‘Winter Wonderland’ 🙂

As we are now off until Monday, I’d like you to find the time to either:

1. Write an account of how you’ve spent your three days off school


2. Write an imaginary story about a Snowy Winter Wonderland Adventure

You can write on your Glow Blog, on a new page of your Wiki (this might be best if it’s a story you want to add to later), or you can write on paper if you prefer that or if you can’t get access to a computer.

We’ll read them all out in class  when we finally get back to school!

snow journal

Another great idea is to log in to Aberdeenshire’s super Snow Glow Group. There are lots of great ideas for things to do while you’re off school because of the bad weather. For example, there are links to help you create a Winter Comic Book, or advice as to how to become a Winter Nature Detective. Just click on the Snow Journal icon and log in with your Glow Blog username and password.

Leave a comment on here if you need any help, or if you manage to complete any of the activities 🙂

Meanwhile, though, Dylan has returned home from Lanzarote (he must have been surprised to see all the snow here!) and he’s begun to write about his holiday on his Glow Blog. I hope he adds more soon. Charlotte has also written about her trip to New York last week…. and Andrew has written a great post about his brother’s exciting football news!!

Click on their weemees to take you to their Glow Blogs. Please leave a comment for them 🙂

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