Our Autobiographies

For homework we were asked to find out about our past. We all interviewed our mums and dads to find out about our life before we started  school. We also brought in some photographs of important events (if we had them). We used the information to write our Autobiographies.

Here’s what we did:

  • We added the answers to our questions to Powerpoint slides

  • We inserted our photographs of the events (if we didn’t have photographs, we looked for clipart images to use)

  • We used a big font for the writing to make it stand out

  • We saved the individual slides as jpegs

  • We added all our individual jpegs to Windows Movie Maker

  • We edited the timings to make sure that the writing in the jpegs was there long enough to be read

  • We even added some music so that people can listen to it as they watch our autobiography movies

Have a look at some of them here and let us know what you think. They’re also going to be appearing on our individual ePortfolio blogs.

We hope you like them!

Katie’s Autobiography

Sam’s Autobiography

Ben D’s Autobiography

 Isobel’s Autobiography

James G’s Autobiography

Lots more Autobiographies to come, soon!!

Our National Poetry Day Friendship Cinquains

 On Thursday it was National Poetry Day  and we had a whole school assembly so that all the classes could share the poems that they had written.

The theme was ‘Stars’ and Primary 5V decided to write Friendship Cinquains .

We interviewed a good friend and asked them to describe themselves then we wrote poems.

We wrote them again onto a Powerpoint slide then saved them as a jpeg.

After that we put them all into Photostory 3 then we all voted what music we should use. We got the music from this site.

we’re going to put them on to our own ePortfolios

On Friday we showed them on the big screen to the rest of the school.

We thought they looked great!

Leave us a comment if you like our poems!


Our Friendship Cinquains from mvass on Vimeo.

Finally …. Some Digital Stories!

Well – as promised here are some of our collaborative digital stories! Have a look/listen and let us know what you think.

We’re going to add them to our ePortfolios as inside school achievements and we’ll write about how we worked together to plan, write, make and publish them.

Here’s Ellie and Rachel’s story.

Bobby, Daniel and Robbie worked hard on their ‘ Deadly Desert’ story

Here’s one about a Snowball Fight from Ross and James

Jamie M decided to work on his own for this ‘Football Match’ story

Finally (for now – we’ll post more soon!) here’s one about a Trip to Paris from Stuart, Faiza and Ellie T

A Short Catch Up Post

 Everyone in Primary 5V has been very busy during the first three weeks back at school after the Summer holidays.

One of the things we’ve been doing is working hard to create some collaborative digital stories … they’re almost ready so watch this space 🙂

We’ve also been getting to know our new ePortfolio spaces. It takes a while to set these up and we’re really keen to share what we’ve been achieving inside and outside of school. Meanwhile some of us have been experimenting with our new spaces and we’ve updated them in our own time using the ‘Our News’ categories. Have a look at some of them and let us know what you think.

Ellie R wrote a post about her weekend. It sounds like she really enjoyed it. Have a read by clicking on the image below. Let her know what you think of her ePortfolio so far.








Daniel T has chosen a great theme. Everyone in class likes to click on the different theme effects at the top of his new ePortfolio. He took some time to write a short post about how much he’s looking forward to learning in Primary 5V. Click on his blog image below to pay a visit.







Aimee W has chosen yet another ePortfolio theme and last night she decided to have a go at writing a post from home so that she could tell about her short break in North Berwick this weekend. Click her blog image to read her post – leave a comment if you have time!