We are a Rights Respecting School

Pupils from Brydekirk Primary have been working together on animations and songs to show that they have learned about their rights.

Some P5-7 children wrote a script and drew and coloured characters and backgrounds. Next, a couple of P7s scanned the work and saved them in our shared folder which were then used to make animations in 2Simple 2 Animate. After that Mr A transferred all of the animations onto another computer.

Ms Davis, our Music Teacher, taught both classes and recorded pupils from P1-4 who made their own song and also played the bells. She then edited the videos and shared them with the staff.

Finally, Mr A edited all of the videos with iMovie. Then we narrated the videos in the P5-7 class, all with respect to social distancing, which was a challenge.

We really hope you enjoy our video which has been loads of work and we’ve put a lot of effort into.

All the best for 2021,

P1-7 Pupils from Brydekirk Primary 🙂

The Nativity 2020

This year due to the limitations on social gathering, instead of our usual Nativity, we took on a project to make a video instead, to be shown on the Internet on Thursday the 17th December at 7pm, now!

We read the Nativity in a book called Catherine Marshall’s Story Bible and then planned our film using a storyboard. Some P5-7 children then wrote a script, whilst other pupils drew and coloured characters and backgrounds. Next, a couple of P7s scanned the work and saved them in our shared folder which we then used to make animations in 2Simple 2 Animate. After that Mr A transferred all of the animations and a couple of green screen videos onto another computer.

On another day, pupils from P1-4 made green screen videos of some of the scenes and also recorded songs which they didn’t sing but did actions in Makaton. These videos were also transferred to the computer.

Finally, Mr A edited all of the videos using OBS and iMovie. Then we narrated the video in the P5-7 class and also did the same in the P1-4 class, all with respect to social distancing, which was a challenge.

We really hope you enjoy our Nativity which has been loads of work and we’ve put a lot of effort into.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021,

P1-7 Pupils from Brydekirk Primary 🙂

Scots Poetry

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.

Enjoy!

Mr A

Scots Wha Hae!

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.

P5-7 Resolutions for 2020

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.