Jen has been finding out a lot about the haggis. Haggis is something we eat on Robert Burn’s Birthday, 25th January. In Jen’s film she reads a great poem about the haggis – hope you enjoy it! Click this link to see her film:
On Robert Burn’s Birthday lots of people in Scotland have parties called Burns Suppers. The food at the party is Robert Burn’s favourite – Haggis Neeps and Tatties. He liked this dinner so much he wrote a poem about it. We’ll be looking at how we cook a Burns’ Supper tomorrow.
At a Burns Supper people read some of Robert Burns’ poems and sing some of his songs. One of his most famous songs is Auld Lang Syne. Maybe you’d like to learn it. Scots people (and Americans and other folk around the world) like to sing it at New Year, but we sing it at Burns’ Suppers too! It’s a song about remembering old friends and things that happened long ago. In this video, look out for people playing the bagpipes,( you could even count them) and some lovely Scottish scenery. This version of the song is very long, but maybe we could just learn the first verse and chorus:
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For days of auld lang syne