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Scott of the Antarctic

Today we started to learn about Captain Robert Falcon Scott. He was one of the early explorers to Antarctica. He led two expeditions. The first of these was on board a ship called the “Discovery” in 1901. This is of special interest to us because this ship is now docked in Dundee and we are going to visit it in two week’s time.

We are beginning to learn about writing non-fiction texts. Mrs Stewart gave us a piece of writing about Captain Scott. We had to highlight important information, then we worked together to put this into bullet points. We discussed how bullet points are a good way of summarising information. We made a poster about Captain Scott using some of our bullet points.

One of our posters using bullet points.

Mrs Stewart has a new Flip video camera. We made this wee video as a test. We think we are going to be using it a lot to share our learning with you!

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Our Local Area with Flat Stanley

We have been investigating houses and homes in our local area with Flat Stanley.  This week we went out with Mrs Campbell to take some photographs of houses around our school, made collages of our own homes and during our Walk on Wednesday we looked out for examples of street furniture and took more photographs. 

We are also drawing maps of the route we walk from school to home.  We are doing this for our homework this week.  Flat Stanley was bit worried that he would forget how to get to our houses if he was ever invited back for tea!!

Is Flat Stanley looking for a new house?
Working on our collages.
All finished!