We’ve all being learning to recite a Scots Poem off by heart and had a class and then school Heat for the Annan Cluster Primary Scots Poetry competition. Well done to Donovan and Ben who were put forward for the Cluster Competition. Extra well done to Donovan who won his category.
Here’s some recordings that P5-7 made plus a couple of bonus tracks. One bonus track is Scots Wha Hae and the other is a very old recording that was on the recording device that I thought I’d share.
Here’s a video of the Scottish Country Dancing that Miss Irvine and Mr Archibald have been teaching to the whole school this session. P2-P7 had fun learning the dances to traditional music and also to Electronic Dance Music. Daft Punk were a particular favourite amongst the pupils.
The music in this recording is the song version of the Scots poem Scots Wha Hae! by Rabbie Burns which P5-7 learned during handwriting and Mr Archibald accompanied on the guitar. This poem is what Burns imagined Robert the Bruce might have addressed his troops with before the battle of Bannockburn. P5-7 have been learning about the Scottish Wars of Independence.
At the start of term P5-7 set targets which they resolved to achieve this year. They tried to make them SMART Targets: S specific, M measurable, A achievable, R realistic and T time bound. The pupils then scanned them and manipulated them using MS Paint, so that I could upload them below. They have been displayed in class and each pupil has a copy of these targets in their Homework Diary.
This week and last week the primary 2-4 have been really thinking about what makes a good reader. We made a display in the library corner to remind ourselves what we should do each time we read a book. The pupils designed, created and even stuck the display up themselves. Miss I was the photographer who took (mostly) candid pictures of the children reading. Have a look at their great work.