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.

AROM Principles’ Visit

The Annan Riding of the Marches Principles visited Brydekirk Primary this afternoon.  This is a tradition that has happened for many long years and long may it continue. Following an introduction and short speech from Stuart Thompson, the pupils entertained the visitors with singing. Next Mrs Sybelle Raey announced the prize winners from Brydekirk in the competitions, including poetry, handwriting, colouring and poster; well done to all who took part. Especially well done to Lilian who won best overall poem, 1st place in poetry, 2nd place in handwriting, Hannah 3rd place in poetry, Izzy and Poppy. The pupils then gave the AROM Principles a couple more songs and wished them good luck to send them on their way.

Here’s some of the pupils poetry below:

Burns Supper

Here are some lovely photographs, taken by Mr McBain, of the Burns Supper held at the Village Hall on Friday night.

Everyone had a great time. The pupils were on great form and provided an evening of entertainment. The PFA also worked really hard to feed the 100 guests, keep them from getting thirsty, not to mention a brilliant raffle that topped off a fine evening.

Mrs Turnbull and Mr Archibald would like to say well done to all who contributed for their efforts and thanks again to all helpers and to Mr McBain for the great photos.

 

Christmas Holidays

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and has been able to get around OK in the stormy weather.

As discussed in class for those who are at a loose end or want a wee project, here’s some ideas:

  • Those reading The Machine Gunners, you could do a project on World War 2. It’s a big subject so you could look at making a time line of events, focusing on the Blitz, or rationing, countries involved or anything that takes your fancy.
  • Those reading Natural Record Breakers, you could write your own chapter, including pictures and diagrams, of any natural record breaker not covered so far in the book.
  • As suggested by Mrs Robb, who recently inspected our school, write a proposal to Mr Cameron and Professor Heppell to say why we should take the iPads home for homework.
  • Learn a Burn’s poem or song off by heart for our Burn’s Supper next month.
  • Create an idea to get more parents and people commenting on this blog.
  • Or anything else you fancy doing related to A Christmas Carol, Rubik’s Cubes, ice crystals or whatever. If you think it’s a good idea, add it as a comment below and maybe other members of the class can do it or work with you too.

Anything above should be fun and something you want to do. Don’t over do it however if you are going to do something, then it’s worth doing it well.

See you in a week or so and enjoy the break,

Mr Archibald

Christmas Eve at Brydekirk

This evening at 6pm in the Church most members of Brydekirk Primary attended and participated in the annual Christmas Eve Service, conducted by Mr Pickles.

Our contribution included members of P1-4 reading The Night Before Christmas,

P5-7’s video A Christmas Carol, including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen singing and saxophone:

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P1-4 Shadow Puppet Nativity:

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We hope that all who attended enjoyed the evening and those who could not attend enjoy the videos above.

All at Brydekirk Primary wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year!