I’m not very confident but I’ll try my best. I like to read although I don’t have a favourite book. I prefer fiction books though to non-fiction. I do read a lot of comics (I have a hole big box of them). I forgot to tell you I’m 11 years old and I from Manchester.
The trouble is that, every time I started to write this blog post, some other exciting thing happened and I had to put it off.
I love getting a bit older, but I’m learning that the older I get, the more full my diary gets!
I’ve finally managed to take some time out from my busy life to let you all catch-up.
I’ll begin with our visit to Scotland.
My nana and papa thought it would be a good idea for me and Theo to spend some time with them. Before we came, my nana helped our wee cousin Bella to send a message to us.
Have a look.
We were really looking forward to our trip because daddy was going to drop me and my brother off at nana and papa’s house, then drive back home to Manchester.
Just before we set off, though, nana phoned daddy to say something sad had happened – auntie Pat had died.
Theo and I loved auntie Pat and we were very sad too.
When we got to Scotland, daddy decided to stay there a bit longer so that he could go to auntie Pat’s funeral.
Theo and I went along to the funeral as well. Everybody we know loved auntie Pat and there were lots and lots of people there. My daddy wanted to say something special about her.
Have a listen.
Daddy went back home to Manchester after the funeral – and Theo and I had a really fun time catching up with all our Scottish relatives.
Soon it was time for nana and papa to take us back home.
It was a long journey, but Theo and I were very well behaved.
Our mummy and daddy were very pleased to see us, but they told us that we needed to get back down to the allotment to help out.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is hard work, but we don’t mind because the food we grow is very yummy!
We had to make sure the allotment was especially well looked after that weekend for another reason.
We were heading back up to Scotland in just a few days for auntie Laura’s wedding!
I loved it – and I loved wearing a Scottish kilt again.
Everyone had such a fun time!
Have a look at some of the photographs.
My daddy chatted with me about the wedding.
Have a listen!
We all had to pack our summer clothes because we were going on an aeroplane to Greece!
Four of our friends (two for me and two for Theo) were coming with their mums and dads as well.
Here’s a picture of us heading off to catch our plane.
We had such a fun time there …. but one thing made us a wee bit sad.
We missed our wee cousin Bella’s first birthday party.
We heard all about it when we came home, though.
It looked like Bella had a lovely day – starting from the minute she woke up.
Have a look.
Her birthday cake looked yummy.
When mummy showed us a picture of it, we told her that we were sad that we hadn’t been able to come along.
Bella was coming to visit us in Manchester!
We were so excited that we almost jumped out of our car seats when daddy told us the news!
A week later she arrived with her mummy and daddy.
Theo was very happy to show her around all the favourite places we like to visit on a sunny day.
I think he was feeling quite grown up when she was around.
We had such fun playing hide and seek with her.
I liked showing uncle Graeme how to make pizzas.
Pizzas are one of my favourite foods and my daddy has taught me how to make really good ones.
Uncle Graeme watched how I made mine, but he was so hungry that he didn’t even want to wait until it was cooked.
I think he likes food almost as much as my brother Theo.
What do you think?
We loved having a visit from Bella and her mum and dad and it was sad when we had to say goodbye to them.
But – guess what happened the very next weekend?
Uncle Brian came all the way from Scotland to visit us as well!
We enjoyed showing him our new playroom.
He was very interested in all our toys and books. We spent hours chatting and learning together 🙂
Theo and I were a bit sad when all our Scottish relatives had gone home, so daddy thought that he’d cheer us up with a visit to the zoo.
We made a list of all the animals than we might see there.
We thought it might be a good idea to take the list along and tick each animal off if we spotted them.
Guess what? We managed to tick off every one of them!
Here’s a picture of me and Theo having a good look at the elephants.
Phew – I told you that I’d been too busy to write.
So busy that I almost forgot to tell you about our trip to Wales. Here’s a wee clip of us playing in the woods.
Theo and I have a trip to Scotland planned soon.
I’ll try to write a blog post about our adventures there …. before our next Scottish wedding.
Watch this space!
It was very wet and windy this morning, but last week the sun was shining! We decided to go outdoors for our maths lesson. We all had a clipboard and worksheets with questions about things we could see in the playground. Everyone in the class really enjoyed maths that day and we learned loads too!
Here is a video we made to remind us about the great time we all had learning outside. please leave a comment to let us know what you think.
Every January we celebrate Scottish Poetry. This year Primary 3 learned the poem ‘A Dug, A Dug’ by Bill Keys.
We performed it with a partner and we’ve chosen three recitals to share with you on here. It was hard to choose which ones to put on! Let us know what you think of them.
The first one is by Beau and Casey-Jo
Next is the recital by Caitlin and Katie.
Finally, here’s one by Ross and Stuart.
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!
We hope that everyone who visits our blog has a very lovely Christmas! Today we joined up with Primary 4D and sang ‘Away in a Manger’. Ross, Casey-Jo, Katie and Aaron played the Bell Plates while we were singing. We added our singing to some of our Winter Pictures we’ve been colouring in class.
Have a look below …… and we’ll see you all again in 2014!!
Yesterday in class we made Christmas table decorations. Julie came along to Carronshore primary School to show us how to make them.
We made one each and today we are going to take them home so that our families can put them on the table and we can admire them when we are having our Christmas dinner!
Sophie, Ross, James G and Isobel are going to tell you the step by step instructions for how to make them.
First we were all given an Oasis block
Then we all got a straws and we had to cut them into 4 pieces
After that we were all given 4 sweets (ours were from a big Roses tin)
Next we twisted the sweet wrappers and sellotaped it onto the straws before we stuck the straws into the Oasis block
After that we were given 8 pieces of gold coloured tissue paper and we put 2 of them around each sweet
Then we were each given a large piece of Christmas paper and a coloured ribbon and we tied it around the outside
Finally we stuck on a star and added a strip of red tinsel
We are very proud of our table decorations. Written by Ross, James G, Isobel and Sophie.
Here are some more of our Autobiographies we’ve been writing in class.
You can also see them in our individual ePortfolio blogs.
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!
Ben D’s Autobiography
James G’s Autobiography
Lots more Autobiographies to come, soon!!
In class, we thought it would be a nice idea to use our grammar lesson to help us write Winter Poems. Here’s what we did:
We thought up one thing that we see, hear and smell in winter (nouns)
Next, we added two ‘WoW’ words (adjectives) to describe them
Finally, we thought up three words to describe our feelings about winter
We went along to the computer room and wrote our poems in a Microsoft Publisher template
We decorated a big ‘W’ with clipart at the start of the poem
We saved the publisher documents as jpegs
We uploaded the jpegs to Windows Movie Maker and added some nice Christmas music