In class all term we have been learning about the Scottish poet Robert Burns. As well as completing a personal project about him we also planned a Burns Supper. The Aileymilll Burns Supper was held on Thursday 26th March at 6.30pm. When we arrived we took our guests into the school dining room and then we asked them if they wanted a drink. There were lots of people there talking and talking photographs. Many of the girls were taking selfies. Everyone looked really smart. The boys all wore kilts and the girls had on their smartest school uniform. Most of the guests entered the hall first and then the top table was piped in by our piper (Billy McCready) . Once everyone was in the hall the chairman (Robert) introduced the top table. The piper then piped in the haggis and Anissa said the poem “Address To A Haggis”. She then used a knife the cut the haggis open. We then sat down to our food for the night. We had broth soup for a starter. After that we had haggis, turnip and potatoes followed with shortbread and a cup of tea/coffee. There were 3 speeches during the night – The Immortal Memory, Toast Tae The Lassies and Reply To The Toast Tae The Lassies. Matthew, Jason, Chloe, Scott, Kayla and Katrina all worked very hard on these. They were fantastic! Primary 7 provided the entertainment on the evening. We recited an extract of the poem Tam O’ Shanter, and all of the poem “Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation. We also sang two songs – Ae Fond Kiss and Ye Jacobites. Some of the class had been practising a country dance called “Burns Night” which they performed on the night too. To end the evening everyone sang “Auld Lang Syne”. It was a night that we will not forget.
By Craig and Nathan
Our head teacher Mrs Lind invited all of Primary 7 in small groups to visit the cook school in Greenock. Our visits there have been amazing.
When we arrived we walked into a fantastic kitchen. In fact everyone wanted a kitchen like that in their own home.
Our first task was to make a pizza. For our pizzas we first had to mix ingredients to make the dough. While the pizza dough was warming up we decorated aprons and we also decorated a cupcake coaster.
A short while later, we came back to the awesome kitchen and actually made the pizza. Our dough was now ready to use. We rolled out the dough and then put on the tomato and basil spread. We then put the topping of our own choice on top of the spread. We had great fun choosing our pizza toppings. There was a great variety of things to choose from such as pepperoni, chicken, sweet corn, ham, mushrooms, pineapple and lots more. Once our toppings were added we then finished off with some cheese. After that we put them in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
While the pizzas were cooking we made a Knickerbocker Glory. We used big glasses to put our ingredients in. We could choose from strawberries, grapes, bananas, ice cream and strawberry, chocolate and toffee sauce, whipped cream and SPRINKLES! We sat at a beautifully decorated table with our delicious Knicker Bocker Glory and a refreshing drink and a little peach rose.
Then it was time to get our lovely pizzas out of the oven. They looked and smelt fantastic!
With our pizzas safely in a box it was now time to go home. We left not only with our pizzas but with a little bag with our own aprons, a coaster and also instructions to make the pizza or Knicker Bocker Glory at home.
Every year in school we have a Scottish Poetry Competition. Each class chooses a Scottish poem to learn. Primary 6 and 7 must learn a Burns poem. We are given some time to learn the poem at home and then we have to perform it in front of our classmates. Our teacher judges our poems and decides which pupils will go forward to the whole school competition.
In our class we had 4 finalists – Chloe, Megan, Abby and Scott. On Thursday the 19th of March the finalists from P4-7 went down from their class and sat at the side until it was their turn to recite their poem. There were a number of different poems performed. Some recited an extract of Tam O’Shanter, Willie Wastle, Up in the Morning Early, Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation, Michael, Heron and Address to a Dinner Ticket. Many of our parents came to watch us perform It was a great afternoon.
Every Monday we attend after school football. We train hard to learn new skills. On Friday 13th March we competed in our first competition of the year. It went very well. We played against Inverkip Primary, Saint Andrews, All Saints and Whinhill. We won 3 out of 4 of our games.
We were very proud of our achievements and are looking forward to some more games in the future.
Every day we do maths in school and we also have activities that we complete at home. Sumdog is a website that we frequently use to support and improve our maths. It is a fun, mathematical game to play in and out of school to help us with our basic skills in: dividing, multiplying, adding and subtracting. There are often competitions that we can participate in. Sometimes they can be national competitions or local ones. Starting on Friday 13th March there is going to be another competition which all Inverclyde Schools can take part in. Each day there will be daily winners. Just check the leader board for your progress. Last year when we were in P6 we won the Sumdog competition which we were very proud of.
Sumdog has helped us a lot with different aspects of our maths. There are so many games to play like race cars, submarine diving, athletics game, dump building game and more, and you can even make your own avatar. Obviously you have to start at level 1 but when you build up you can get better. Click onto the website and try it out!!! www.sumdog.com By Rebecca and Sol
In class we take our work seriously but the teacher makes it fun and it is… well most of the time. The type of work we have can determine our mood so for example in maths, some of us will agree that it is fun and others will disagree and say it is horrible.
In certain tasks we have to work on our own and in other tasks we have to work together- often in cooperative groups.
Sometimes our parents are invited in to see what we are learning and to help us with some of our activities.
By Chloe and Kayla
Last Thursday P7C and P7B went to a work shop called Future Earth by Generation Science. It taught us about how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. During the workshop we discovered facts about different types of materials such as plastic, metal, wood and oil. We now know that a non-renewable resource is a natural resource which either cannot be reproduced or grown or is consumed mush faster than it is created. When we have used all the non-renewable resources on the planet they will be gone forever.
Crude oil is an example of a non-renewable resource. Crude is extremely useful. We use it for petrol, kerosene and plastics. Crude oil is found deep under the earth surface, and was formed when a large quantity of dead organisms, such as plankton and algae, they became trapped under layers and layers of sand and mud. As millions of years passed, this dead matter got buried deeper and deeper in the earth’s crust and the pressure and heat caused it by these layers turned the material into oil and gas.
If we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle we should hopefully make these non-renewable energy resources last longer. The workshop was fun and interesting. It certainly made us think about what future earth would be like.
By Bethany and Sophie
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