Category Archives: Primary 5

Happy World Book Day P5/6!

Since we are not able to work together in school today I’ve put together some things you can to do to get into the spirit of World Book Day!  You can choose any from the list and you can work on your own or collaborate with others……I’m sure you are in touch with each other!


  • There are 3 departments at Bloor’s Academy, Music, Drama and Art. Think about your skills and talents.  What department would you be in and why?


  • At Bloor’s Academy, the pupils have to wear capes in different colours to show what department they belong to, blue for Music, purple for Drama and green for Art. Design a different item (instead of a cape) for your Bloor’s Academy uniform to show what department you belong to.  What do you have at home that you could use to make your design in real life?  Take a photo so that you can share when we’re back in class!


  • Bloor’s Academy is an old and spooky building with towers, stone spiral staircases, echoing corridors and doors that haven’t been opened for years. Have a look around at home and see if you have any materials you could use to make a model of Boor’s Academy.  Boxes and cartons would work or, Lego.  If you don’t want to build a model, you could draw your version of Bloor’s Academy.


  • Charlie had a tough first week at Bloor’s Academy. Imagine you are Charlie and write a personal diary for the first few days at your new school.  Use your Emotion Works cogs to explain how you are feeling about your new life and why.



  • Charlie Bone has an unusual talent. When Charlie looks at photographs, he can hear the people in the photos talking and the sounds happening around them.  Choose a photograph that you have at home and write down what Charlie would hear if he looked at your picture, voices and sound effects!


  • Mr Onimous is a mysterious figure in the story so far. He pops up randomly with his three very mysterious cats, ‘The Flames’.  If Charlie Bone was made into a film, I think Mr Omimous and the Flames would have their own music.  It would play when they were about to appear and when they were on screen.  Write your own words for an ‘Onimous and Flames’ song.  You can compose your own tune or fit the words to a piece of music or song you already know.


And, if you’ve worked too hard on all of that, relax,  sit back with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy two super ‘Biggest Book Show on Earth’ films with authors and illustrators sharing stories.


There are outdoor ideas and Maths activity links in my post from yesterday if you missed it!

See you all soon.

Miss Kennedy

Snow Day Activities

Check out the blog under ‘important documents’ to find things for all P5-7 to be busy with during our snow day.

Other ideas for P5:


  • How many tennis ball sized snowballs does it take to go round the perimeter of your garden?
  • Put out a slice of bread for the birds. How many birds come down to your garden to eat it? How many different types of birds do you see?
  • Time yourself to see how long it takes you to clear the snow from your front door to the pavement.
  • Build a snowman. Measure in cm to see how tall you can make it.


  • Choose your favourite book and make up a brief talk about why it is your favourite. Remember to include the title, author and summary of what the story is about. Extra challenge- create a powerpoint to go with your talk.
  • Design an alternative cover for our last class novel ‘Cool’.
  • Look out of your window and write a description of what you see and how it makes you feel. Use a thesaurus to try and help up-level your description.
  • Create a short newspaper report on a t.v. programme or video game that you watch/ play today.
  • Log on to Sumdog and see what rewards you can earn.

Remember – if you are out and about, make sure an adult knows where you are, who you are with and when you will be home. Wrap up warmly with a cosy jacket and sensible footwear and don’t forget the hat, gloves and scarf. Stay warm and keep safe.

What a lot of rubbish!!!

P4/5 & P4 Litter Pickers clean up Kenilworth Rise

Today we went out to do some litter picking round about the school to help the environment. We found a load of rubbish just down the path a short way from the school gate.

There was everything from polystyrene packing, pieces of metal and a plank of wood to cans, cigarette ends and sweetie papers.  It was really messy but now the bits that we have been to are clean.

We feel proud of the difference that this has made to our local community. We picked up two big bags of rubbish and P4 picked up the same.

Everybody needs to remember to put their rubbish in the bin so as not to hurt nature. You can help our area become a better place by picking up litter. Remember! Don’t Drop It! Put it in your pocket!

Run, Jump, Throw Club – P4-7

There is a FREE ATHLETICS open afternoon taking place at the James Young H.S on Friday 20th January from 2.00-3.30pm. The club is aimed at P4-P7 pupils and is a fun club focusing on running, jumping and throwing. This will give children the opportunity to try out the sport before committing to joining the club and paying for the block. If you would like any further information and to book your child a space you should contact Kim O’Connor, Active Schools Coordinator on email: kim.o’ or Tel: 07917078448.


Goodbye Mrs Horne

P5 had a very sad goodbye today to an important member of the Bankton family! Mrs Horne is leaving us for a whole new adventure.

P5 has some special things to say:

“She was always very kind” Jack

“I will miss you and hope to see you again!” Louise

“She was a very funny teacher and in P2 all the lessons were very fun!” Isabel


Thankyou for all your hard work Mrs Horne we will miss you lots!


Love from P5 and Miss Lovett xxx


Brrr… we’re getting Winter Ready here at Bankton!

winter ready


In anticipation for any snowy days, the children at Second Level are well-prepared for any closures! All children have (or will be given in the very near future) their Glow log ons, a home learning activity grid and a selection of websites you may wish your child to complete at home. The activities vary in challenge and offer a range of different approaches to the curriculum.

Paper copies of log ons, the activity grid and websites can be found in your children’s homework diaries. Or you can click here!