We have had another super busy week. On Monday we had a rehearsal for our WW2 sharing assembly and are improving with our lines hugely. Tuesday came quickly. We went to the book fair to look at some books. We then completed the Anne Frank books we started making on the I Pads last week. On Wednesday we all met in the hall at 11’o clock for a 2 minute silence. We completed the floor book ready for the open afternoon the next day. We then did French, revising the 4 basic questions. On Thursday we had an assembly. In the afternoon we had German with Frau Rosmanith. We played battle ships which were helping us to revise our numbers and alphabet. After German we had an open afternoon. This is when parents come in for the afternoon to look at all your work with you. While some parents were in we had the task of designing a war memorial. Today the whole school came in onesies and wellies to raise money for Children In Need. We also had a bake sale during break. We managed to raise £160.25. We had another rehearsal and are getting even better than on Monday and are getting excited for our actual performance. We have been very busy this week and are ready for our weekend again.
This week we have been super busy doing lots of interesting things. On Monday we came in and had an exciting play rehearsal with another class. Our play is based on WW2 which is our topic this term. We came in on Tuesday morning to have a special assembly because a visitor came in called Graham. He was telling us about a story from the bible. We also learned a bit about Anne Frank and had a computer tour of the secret annexe. On Wednesday we had P.E and we did gymnastics. Then we did Literature Circles. This is a meeting we have in groups about a bit of a certain book that we have read. In the afternoon we made books on I Pads with an app called book creator about Anne Frank in groups. On Thursday we had another assembly. This one was the one we have every week. After that our class and P5/6 walked to the war memorial which is just down the road from the school. Here we laid crosses and sang The White Cliffs of Dover. In the afternoon we had German with Frau Rosmanith. We learned about St. Martin’s Day with her. We also learned a song. Today we had an assembly about Remembrance Day and why we use poppies. We then had another play rehearsal. We did some French and then did art. This week we have been very busy being fabulous and we are ready for our weekend.
My Grandfather Dreams Twice of Flanders, is a poem based on an experience Ron Butlin had when he was around six years old. That was when he first noticed people wearing poppies, and he asked his mother why. She explained about war, and about death, neither of which made much sense.
Then she told him about his grandfather who had ironically died on the day peace was declared, after lying in hospitals for years with injuries sustained earlier in the war. As a child he had nightmares, and the poem is a sort of exorcism.
Ron Butlin was born in Edinburgh in 1949, but grew up in the countryside in the village of Hightae near Dumfries. He has been a computer operator, security guard, footman and model, as well as Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University. He writes in English and Scots.
Hi I’m Lucy and today I’m going to tell you about our Remembrance service.
P7 organise and take the assembly, we Sing songs, read poems, and tell are memories we also have a two minute silence at 11 o’clock. Remembrance is a very sad time so we take two minutes to remember the brave men who fought in the war!
On Wednesday we found out who made it into the netball tournament team. The names got picked out of a hat. Sophie, Lucy, Emily, Zoe, Morven, Samia, Aislinn and Ewan all made the team. We all trained on Thursday even the people that didn’t make the team. All of the people that made the team went into the one team to get used to each other. We all hope that we win on Monday. Wish us luck!!!