Monthly Archives: October 2018

Class 2 – Kapla blocks

Did your child come home today and say they spent the afternoon playing? I hope so!

This afternoon we looked and played with our new Kapla blocks that are currently on loan until the holidays. The children had a great afternoon. The team work, cooperation and communication between them all was simply amazing!


Ice, Ice and More Ice

After we had so much fun exploring and melting our ‘ice prisons’ yesterday, Class 1 have decided to make their own. We have begun the first few steps:

  • Step 1: Fill a cup with water about a third or half of the way.
  • Step 2: Place in the freezer.
  • Step 3: Place your creature into the cup.
  • Step 4: Add enough water to ‘trap’ your creature.
  • Step 5: Freeze again.

Class 1 soon realised that this task was more complicated than it looked, especially when the first block of ice started to melt and float upwards! Nevertheless, we are persevering with this challenge and are excited to see what the end results will be.

This afternoon, we also had a go at building with ice cubes and have chosen items to make our own autumnal ‘ice garden’. A very busy Wednesday indeed!

Super P1s


Well done girls, you’ve come back from your holidays ready and excited to learn. Fantastic phonics work, and I love that you’re now making your own obstacle courses and using some positional language too!

5 Star Gold Award

We started the term by celebrating with our 5 Star Gold Award. Well done to Ben, Angus and Katie.

Ben was awarded it for all his effort during the superhero topic. This included helping his peers peel and cut vegetables during the Superhero Training Day. Well done Ben.

Angus and Katie were awarded theirs for showing true determination and perseverance during their Cross Country competition. It was a hard run and they kept going to the finish line. Well done!


Millburn Halloween Film Tonight

Letters are going home with all P5-7 children today. If interested please complete the form and take it with you, with the £4 entrance fee. Any children who have given money to me will get this back, along with their letter.

A copy of the letter is below for reference –


Dear Parent Carer

The Millburn Academy 2019 Romania team, who work with Blythswood Care, are hosting a Halloween film night on Monday 29 October for all primary 5-7 pupils from our feeder primaries and their family and friends to raise funds for their trip next summer. This would allow pupils to visit their link secondary school as part of the transition process and have a fun night at the same time.

Parents/Carers do not have to stay for the duration of the film as they will be supervised by adults and senior pupils but are most welcome to stay. If your son/daughter needs any special care or assistance however, it would be advisable for them to be accompanied (free of charge).

We plan to start the film sharp at 6 pm with the doors opening at 5.40 pm. It is estimated that the film will end at 8 pm for parents/carers to pick them up.

Tickets cost £4 for the film. There will be snacks and drinks for sale before the film starts in the foyer, including freshly made popcorn.

Pupils are invited to dress up for the event if they wish to but this is not compulsory.  There will be prizes for the best costumes on the night.  If they wish to come along in their onesies and take along a blanket etc they can.

If you have any questions contact me at

Roz Souter

Roz Souter (on behalf of Morgan Barras, Megan Campbell, Ellie Campbell, Chloe Cheyne, Orla Davidson, Heather Forsyth, Ailsa Hewick, Fiona Jones, Anna MacQueen, Stephanie Macrae, Sarah Oliver, Lauren Pepper, Ruby Soldan, Rachel Urquhart and Freya Waudby-West)Millburn Academy’s Romania 2019 Team

Welcome back

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow at 8.45am. A few reminders below:

1) New lunch menus begin on Monday.  Sheila would appreciate it if all lunch money for the week is paid in on Monday please.

2) ALL children require a pair of indoor shoes. These should have a hard sole and should not be slippers.

3) As the weather begins to get colder, please ensure all children have a suitable jacket each day. Hats, scarves, gloves and an additional pair of socks may also be helpful.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.  Enjoy the last day!