The children exceeded our expectations this week with their performances of ‘400 Years Dead’ celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare. For the past three months, children have been studying the scripts and language of Shakespeare and our thanks go to Zoe Brooks and actors Jenni Green and Charles Donnelly, who have worked tirelessly with the children to bring these stories to life.
Primary 1-3 performed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Primary 4/5 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Primary 6/7 brought Hamlet and MacBeth to the stage.
We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did and we would like to say a huge thank you to Bazooka Arts (Zoe), Jenni and Charlie for their collaboration. Also to Matt who has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the staging and setting matched the quality of our of actors and actresses.
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The boys and girls of Uplawmoor enjoyed a trip to Alloway last Tuesday, to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.
The extensive museum is set in 10 acres of beautiful countryside in Alloway and the site includes a collection of buildings and landmarks that are all connected to the poet’s life, including Burns’ Cottage where he was born in 1759, the Burns Monument and Brig O’ Doon, from his famous poem Tam O’ Shanter.
The boys and girls of Uplawmoor Primary entertained the audience with song, dance, story telling and drama on Friday afternoon. A huge well done to all the competitors who recited a Burns poem or sang one of his songs. We had such a great afternoon and we hope all the parents and friends did too.
The boys and girls are excited to welcome friends and family to enjoy our annual Burns celebration. The children have been busy learning poems and songs to celebrate the life and times of Robert Burns.
There will be a variety of entertainment from each class and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday afternoon!
The pursuers and defenders of Primary 6 and 7 were called to court on Monday 26th January in the case of Mrs Telfer vs Talk and Text Communications. Uplawmoor Primary School took part in the West of Scotland category and were competing against two other Primary Schools in Glasgow.
The children did a wonderful job and representing their clients and have worked so hard to ensure they were prepared for court. Amongst the children we had witnesses, solicitors, reporters, gown makers and court artists.
A special well done to Niamh who was the defending solicitor and Erin who was the pursuing solicitor. You both took on a very important (and scary) role and made us all very proud.
This was a once in a lifetime experience for the children and allowed them to apply their learning in a real life context. We await the results…
We were lucky enough to take part in a workshop with ‘Pace Theatre Company’ this morning. Our play was based on being a good person and taught us how to be individual and confident. The children performed to Primary 1-3 and the staff and parents.
A big thank you to Pace for coming to spend time with us!
The boys and girls are getting extremely excited about our school show which will be taking place on Thursday at 1.45pm and 7pm. Zoe (and Matt) have given up so much of their precious time this month to rehearse with the children and prepare the costumes, props and staging for our big performance. We have also received lots of help from Mrs Kee, Mrs McQuaker, Mrs Black and Mrs Sanders who have been busy sewing and stitching this week.
The staff and pupils of Uplawmoor Primary really appreciate the hard work and effort which has gone into creating such a unique and special end of term show.
Wow! What a day! The children of P4-7 have been busy today making props with Zoe for our summer show. Without giving too much away, we have been cutting out and decorating giant gingerbread men, making bombs and sweeties and creating amazing scenery for our show.
P4 – 7 have been working on our summer show with Zoe. The show will take place in the middle of June. The play is based on several traditional fairy tales which have been re-written by Zoe and the pupils of Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7.
We have been rehearsing on our stage every Wednesday lunchtime and we will be starting work on our props and staging this week. The final performance will take place on the 19th June.
In our topic we have leaned the difference between fact and opinion. An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks while a fact is a true statement. We created a rap song to show our understanding about fact and opinion. We wrote the lyrics and we decided about the dance movements.
Moreover, this term we learned to debate and support our opinion using powerful arguments. Finally, in our topic we have learned the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’. Wants are things people would like to have. Needs, on the other hand are things people must have to live. Children’s rights are needs. Everyone should respect children’s rights.