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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

Sneak Peek at our Week – P5/6

On Monday, we did some spelling. For spelling we wrote our spelling words in our literacy jotters and some groups watched their videos for this week’s spelling zone. Next we did maths. First we did our multiplication square. Then we did some revision on 2D shapes. We had to name the shape that was on the smartboard and how many corners and sides it had. We learnt some new shapes and what a group of shapes were called if they have 4 sides and corners. The group is called quadrilateral. After break we had PE with Mr. Muldon. We did gymnastics. It was fun.  We read our fantasy class novel “Magyk” which is about a boy who finds a baby on the street and takes it home with him. We are enjoying it so far!

On Tuesday, for maths we did some more revision on 2D shapes. After that we got given a shape sheet each to cut out and stick in our jotter, then we had to name it and write the properties of it. We read some more of our class novel ‘Magyk’ . Some people went to choir practise with Mrs Drummond and others stayed with Ms Kennedy to do handwriting. For handwriting we focused on the letters ‘or’, ’ar’ and ‘re’. After that the choir came back and we were designing a vehicle to travel to the centre of the Earth in our sketch books for art. It was too wet to go outside for daily mile so we read some more of ‘Magyk’ instead before music with Mrs Drummond. In music we were practising some songs for our upper school show.

On Wednesday, first thing we listened to some poems. Then we started writing a fantasy scene for writing. Using SEWT (Special Effects Writing Techniques) After break we did some more writing. After lunch we heard a few more poems before some people went to choir. Everyone had to vote on one person to say there poem in front of the whole school. Brooke, Alex, Cole, Carlos and Tiana all got 3 votes but Ms Kennedy still had to do her vote and she voted for Alex because she had the best expression so she said her poem ‘A Dug, A Dug’ in front of the whole school. The choir also sang some songs at our Burns Day. After our Burns Day Assembly we had a quick philosophy session with Mrs Hocknull.

On Thursday, first thing we did vocabulary building where we had to look at a picture and describe it using some adjectives.  Next we did a new number talk called ‘Where’s poly?’.  Then we did a reminder on 3D shapes. After break we did some reading comprehension and then class novel before lunch. After lunch we went to the library and people picked some new library books to read at home. Then we came back to class and did our spelling. We did partner work in spelling.

On Friday, first thing we were finishing off our writing. Then we had assembly, after assembly we started to finish off our properties of 2D shapes and finished it off after break.  Lastly, we had our reward time.

“My favourite part of this week was practising for the school show” By Darcy

“My favourite part of this week was cutting out shapes and writing the properties of shapes in maths” By Caiden

“My favourite part of this week was listening to the Burns poems” By Morgan

“My favourite part of this week was designing a vehicle to go to the centre of the Earth” By Kai Hamilton

Bloggers this week are Brooke Lockhart and Lewis Fraser

P7a go Eco Wild!

During Eco week Primary 7a set themselves the challenge of creating life-like wildlife art work.   It took a lot of perseverance (and working through our frustrations)  to create images that had all the correct visual details that would bring our wild animals to life.  Have a look at some of our finished masterpieces!

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We also investigated food chains and webs in our science work, identifying ‘producers’, ‘primary consumers’ and ‘secondary consumers’.  We considered and discussed the changes that can happen in an ecosystem and to food chains when we make changes in our world.


It’s more fun that it sounds, especially when you get to learn by singing (and dancing for those who felt like it) the information!


Fairyland Restored!

Happy Easter to everyone from Mrs Lloyd and P1b.

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P1b were delighted to receive a letter from the dragon today thanking them for the wallpaper that they worked alongside P1a to design.  The children worked together in mixed teams to share ideas and resources and to design some fairytale wallpaper to brighten up the friendly dragons new castle.  The dragon loved the wallpaper and sneaked into school last night to collect it.  He has already hung it up in the castle and the gingerbread man has already popped by to have a peek!  Doesn’t it look fantastic?!

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Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf!

P1b have been looking at the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ this week.  We have been practising our detailed line drawings on whiteboards before drawing pictures of the wolf with the black pens.  We used writing pencils to shade in our wolves and are very proud of the results!

We also used different colours of paper to produce some artistic pictures of Little Red Riding hood walking to granny’s house through the woods.  We had to cut the different shades of brown paper to make the trees, them assembled the triangles and cut some leg shapes to make Little Red Riding Hood and then finally we made the silhouette of the big bad wolf!

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Fairyland Fun!

P1b have had a very exciting week.  The class were shocked to find that a friendly dragon had visited the class and left a letter and some glittery footprints!  The dragon was asking if we could help him to rebuild fairyland as it has disappeared and the dragon was feeling very sad.

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Luckily, the children were all very happy to help and they wrote back to the dragon to tell him.  After we read ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, Charley suggested that we could begin turning the classroom into by Fairyland by building our own beanstalk.  The children worked with a partner to begin making the stalk and leaves and our beanstalk has been growing!  We still have a few more leaves to add but it is looking great already!

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Our structured play area has been turned into Fairyland and the children have had great fun dressing up, completing fairytale jigsaws, making castles out of construction materials and counting and making patterns with Jack’s magic beans.

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Today we had a think about what we think the friendly dragon looks like.  We discussed our ideas with a partner before we used our black pens to draw detailed pictures. Mrs Ferguson visited our classroom and said they looked fantastic.  Well done everyone.

I wonder what the dragon will be up to next week!  We’ll keep you posted!

Fun in P1!

Primary 1 have been very busy this week with fun lessons planned by Miss Hewit.  On Tuesday the children enjoyed listening to the story of Hansel and Gretel before making gingerbread houses using real sweets.  The children really enjoyed this experience and although they were tempted, they managed to stick the sweets onto their houses rather than eating them!!

Today, Miss Hewit led a measuring lesson.  The children were involved in a variety of activities including ordering items from smallest to largest, drawing pictures of their families – ordering them from tallest to smallest and measuring a variety of items using non standard units including lolly sticks and footprints.  The children really impressed Miss Hewit and Mrs Lloyd with their measuring skills.  Well done everyone!

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P1 Fun in the Structured Play Area

This week P1 have been busy extending their learning of our Fairyland topic.  In the structured play area this week, the children were drawing detailed pictures of a fairytale of their choice – Jack and the Beanstalk was a firm favourite!  The  children enjoyed using their imagination when playing with the castles in the small world area and they really impressed Mrs Lloyd with their writing at the literacy table where they worked hard to write a speech bubble for the Gingerbread Man, sounding out their words really carefully.  At the maths table, Miss Campbell played dominoes with the boys and girls and was impressed by how well the children were able to match symmetrical butterflies.  Finally, in the role-play area the children were challenged to act out a favourite fairytale to see if Mrs Lloyd could guess it.  During this time the wolf could be seen trying to blow down the little pigs house, Goldilocks was caught eating the bears porridge, Cinderella lost her glass slipper and the evil queen was asking the mirror who was the fairest of them all!

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Fabulous Artists

Over the last couple of weeks we have been looking at the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ in P1a.  This week the children drew out the bears from the story.  Some people decided to draw Daddy Bear using a big piece of paper, some people drew Mummy Bear using a medium sized piece of paper and some people drew baby bear using a small sized piece of paper.  The quality of the art work is outstanding and the pictures look even better now that they are coloured in and have some porridge oats added to them!  We did make a bit of a mess while producing this work but it was definitely worth it for the finished effect.  More pictures to follow when the Goldilocks display is finished………

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Message from Benmore

Many thanks to staff who contacted me both last night and this morning to reassure me that all is well at camp. Our P.7s thoroughly enjoyed their soggy, muddy activities on Monday afternoon and relished the challenges of the Nightwalk in the pitch dark which proved to be a great team building and bonding experience. All children were exhausted and in bed by 9.30pm.

Needless to say, the girls were up early and organised for breakfast while the boys …….. had to be wakened and encouraged to get out of bed by the teachers! After scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast they were looking forward to a day of varied activities which included orienteering, climbing and abseiling, forest walk and mountain biking.

Ms Kennedy reported that there had been a light dusting of snow everywhere which made the landscape particularly beautiful. I look forward to the photographs!

P.7 who are not at camp have enjoyed William Morris art work and additional outdoor tyre park time with Mrs. Ferguson and The Supermarket project and French activities including singing with Mrs. Balfour.