Tag Archive | writing

Our Animations

Today we all made animations.

Here’s what we did:

  • In pairs, we came up with an idea for a story based on ‘kindness’

  • We made a rough plan of what our story was going to be about in our Busy Books

  • We went along to the computer suite and made our animation scenes

  • In class we all shared what we had made and had a discussion about how we could tell our stories in more detail

  • Working individually, we wrote what happened in each scene

  • We got together again with our partner and decided what bits we would use to narrate our stories

  • We recorded our stories on the class microphone

  • The audio recordings were added to the animation videos in Windows Movie Maker

  • We then uploaded the finished animation videos to our school YouTube channel

Have a look at some of them here and let us know what you think!


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 Most Precious Possessions!

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This week, we wrote about our most treasured possessions.

For our ‘Talking Homework’ we were asked to discuss at home what one item we treasured most.

We had to talk about how long we’d had it, where it came from, why we chose that item and what we hoped would happen to it in the future.

In class, we wrote about our treasured possession and included a description.

Some of us were able to bring the item into class and we took pictures of them. Others drew a picture of what it looked like.

We’ve added our pictures to our pieces of writing and we’ve put them on here to share with you. Katie’s is here, and others are included in our video below.

Have a look and let us know what you think.

  We’d love to hear from you!

All About Our Friends!

We have made a movie about some of our friends in class.

Here’s what we did to make the movie:

  1. We chose a friend to interview and wrote down one or two sentences about them

  2. We added what we had found out about them to a PowerPoint slide

  3. We inserted their weemee onto the slide

  4. We saved the Powerpoint slides as jpegs 

  5. In class, Mrs V collected all the jpegs and showed us how to add them to Windows Movie Maker

  6. We made the movie and it’s on here for you to look at (some of us are not on here, but we’ll appear in next week’s movie version!)


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

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.

A Wonderful Writing Opportunity!

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A few weeks ago, we all wrote letters to a local Bookbinding company http://www.carronvalebindery.co.uk/ .

We’re so excited that they’ve written a letter back to us saying that they would like to come to our school and show us how to bind books so that they can be published.

They didn’t just reply to our letters, though – they took the time to display them in a beautiful leather-bound book with gold lettering 🙂

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When they come to visit us, we’ll want to show them that we have great story ideas and we’ve all been very busy writing books. Some of us have been writing them on paper, and others have been writing them on our new wikispaces.

Andrew loves his new wikispace and he wrote about it on his Glow Blog.

You can read his Glow Blog post by clicking HERE .

 You can also read the start of his story on his ‘my stories’ page on his wiki:


Here are links to two more of our story pages on our new wikis:



Check back soon and read about how our stories are being updated.

Our next post will be about some of the things we do outside of school … some of it might impress you 🙂