Scottish Wars of Independence

Primary 5V have been learning about the Scottish Wars of Independence and last week Clanranald came to tell us more about life during that time.

After the visit, everyone jotted down some notes about what they had learned. We’ve added some of these orally to the pictures we took on the day.

Have a look/listen and let us know what you think.


Clanranald Final from Carronshore Primary on Vimeo.

Our Class Poem – ‘If Only…….’

Last week we watched a video about how to write an ‘If Only…’ poem and we decided to try to write our own one with the same title. We chose whether we wanted to work with a partner or work on our own, and we brainstormed our ‘if only….’ ideas.

We made a PowerPoint slide to illustrate each idea. We also recorded our verses and then put them all together in Windows Movie Maker to make one big ‘If Only….’ class poem.

We’ve got some more ideas about more ‘If Only…..’ poems – but meanwhile have a look/listen below at our first attempt and please leave a comment to let us know what you think.


If Only from mvass on Vimeo.

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!



A Welcome from P5V – More Bio Poems

Our Bio Poems have been written, recorded and uploaded to our Voki sites for a few days now. They’re all great but we’ve been so busy in Primary 5V that we’ve not had the chance to add some more until now.

Here are Faiza J’s, Ellie R’s and Calum M’s poems for you to listen to – press the ‘play’ buttons to hear them and let us know what you think. 

We’ll all find the time to post the rest of our Bio Poems on here soon so that we can introduce ourselves……and we’ll (hopefully) be sharing some other exciting links on here in the near very near future as well 🙂

Primary 5V Welcome You!

      This session our blog belongs to the children in Primary 5V.

We’ve been back at school for only a week now and already everyone has created their own avatar so that you can get to know us when we write posts on here about what we’ve been getting up to in class. 

We’ve also been busy writing our Bio Poems and they were so great that we decided to record them so that we could share them on our blog.

Have a listen to some of them here and it would be great if you could leave a comment to let us know what you think of them.