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September 11, 2020
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Poems on the Table

We have been reading Table a poem by Turkish poet Edip Cansever translated by Richard Tillinghast. The class have been writing their own poem basted on the ‘shape’ of this poem. Click the titles to read the poems. The featured image on this post is Our Table by cogdog on Flickr shared as Public domain Continue reading

June 17, 2020
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Riddle Poems

Last week in teams we were looking at the poem Bluebottle by Judith Nicholls. We ended up by writing our own. Who dives and thrives, Who is always is wanting to chill, When scared, there invisible because they stop and stay still, They can go slow or full speed ahead, Some people like to keep … Continue reading “Riddle Poems” Continue reading

January 31, 2020
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The Bantiraptors

A week ago we looked at the poem Sweetieraptors which as a lot of Scot’s words and is great fun. The biggies wrote their own verses, being careful to rhyme and follow the rhythm of the original. We put together the movie to show our poems. Each pupil made a keynote slide to cary the text and … Continue reading “The Bantiraptors” Continue reading

January 25, 2019
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Scots Week 2019

For Scots Week the Biggies have been listening to and reciting poems and writing their own. You can read the Poems, listen to the poets read them and see their illustrations on the Scots 2019 project page. Continue reading

June 26, 2017
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We Know Everything

Back in April the Biggies wrote poems for the Kilsyth Rotary Club competition. The Primary 7’s recited their’s at their leavers assembly last week and did a great job. The competition winners were Callum, Fergie, Zara and Aaliyah, but I think they are all great. Primary 7 reflections I know just about everything, now that … Continue reading “We Know Everything” Continue reading

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