Before the February break, P.3 were exploring symmetry and tessellation. The children were creating their own symmetrical pictures using numicon and using Top Marks website to sort symmetrical and non-symmetrical shapes. They also had to complete the shape so it was symmetrical. They also tried tessellation (or Tiling) where we covered a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so that there were no overlaps or gaps.
John and Elaine, the owners, came in and spoke about the process of egg farming. Pupils then had the opportunity to prepare their own egg sandwich. They boiled the Auchtralure farm eggs and then had to shell the eggs by themselves and then cut and mash the egg up to put in their sandwich!
Our Scottish week was rounded off with family and friends joining a Scottish morning where the poetry winners recited their poems, received their certificates and classes sung songs such as Jeelie Piece and Donald, where’s yoor Troosers?
Family homework this year was to create a picture or a model linked to their Scot’s poem. The standard was very high and it was very hard to pick a poster and model winner from each class. But the results were:
Since the beginning of this term, all children have been busy learning a Scots poem. They had to consider their pronunciation, pace, volume, clarity and use of actions. Mr Plant had the hard job of deciding the winners from each class. They are as follows:
P1 – Moray (Raindrops by J K Annand)
P2 – Ava Stevenson (Twa Legged Mice by J K Annand)
P3 – Niamh Castle (Circus by J K Annand)
P3/4 – Lachlan MacDonald (The Magic Pizza by Alison Fitt)
P4/5 – Millie Whorlow (Skippin by J K Annand)
P5/6 – Erin McCulloch ( Willie Wastle by Robert Burns)
P7 – Jenny McCulloch (Up in the Morning Early by Robert Burns)
Over the last few weeks in Nursery we have been entertained by local piper Harry and dancer Emma. Harry played his pipes in the garden where the children enjoyed a dance and some shortbread they had made earlier that day. Emma held a session with the children where she performed Highland dances and the children even got to try some of the dance techniques themselves.
Other activities included reciting Burns poem’s, some children created picture of their poem’s at home and enjoying a traditional Burns supper of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.