I have dyslexia.
Dyslexia is something that makes you learn differently and can sometimes make you learn slower. It isn’t a bad thing because there will be other things that you are good at and it also has nothing to do with how clever you are.
In my school we have lots of things to help me. We have regular dyslexia meetings. At these meetings we talk about how we are getting on and what could make things better. In every class we also have a help box with materials that I can use with my work.
I am one of the oldest in our school with dyslexia. I have been to lots of different places to talk about it. I have been to Murray field, the Holiday Inn and other schools. I hope that what I have to say about it helps other children.
In class we have been learning about electricity. We have learned how to make electrical circuits using wires, motors, bulbs and buzzers. We have also drawn circuits diagrams using the correct symbols.
Our next project is to made our own structures like rocket ships, cars and buses. We will add buzzers, light bulbs and motors to make the structure more realistic. We are working individually, in twos and some in groups of three.
I am building a rocket ship with my partner and some others in the class have made a bus with head lights and a horn.
Watch this space for some photos of our completed great electrical inventions.
On Friday 24TH April, Primary 7C participated in a healthy eating workshop to learn about fats and sugars in our food. Katie was out instructor. She has visited our school on many occasions.
Katie came in to teach us about how we can eat more healthily. She gave us lots of samples of different fruits and vegetables to taste. We really liked the carrots, melons and the cheese biscuits. It was a great way to start our morning.
We found out what would happen if we eat too much fat and sugar. Katie also showed us pictures of what lots of sugar can do to our teeth. It was horrible.
We hope to follow Katie’s advice and eat healthily.
On Monday 30th March we had a trip to Alloway in Ayr – the birthplace of Robert Burns.
When we got there we were split into 2 groups. Our group went to the Burns Museum first whilst the others went to the Burns Cottage.
The museum was very interesting as there were lots to see and do. There was video playing the poem Tam O’ Shanter; a shadow picture booth that you could put your e-mail address in and get the picture sent to you; a huge interactive play board which you could play different games on; there also was a Lego man of Robert Burns that cost £75!!!
After we finished exploring the museum we went to the shop just outside and bought some things.
When everyone had finished in the shop a tour guide came and took us around the important sights in the area. First we saw the Robert Burns memorial. It had real gold at the top of it. Next we went to the Brig O’ Doon. This is the bridge that is mentioned in one of Burns most popular poems – Tam O’Shanter. Some of us pretended to be townspeople or witches from Tam O’ Shanter and a couple of people were Tam and Meg. We re-enacted an extract from the poem. It was fun.
When we finished at the bridge we went to the Kirk Alloway where Robert’s Dad, William Burnes, was buried and where the church from Tam O’ Shanter was set. It was really good to see.
On our way to Burns Cottage we passed through a path next to a field. There were a lot of different statues and special plaques to commemorate Robert Burns. There was also a giant mouse from ‘ To a Mouse.’
When we finally got to Burns Cottage we got to explore the cottage dressed up in clothes that would have been worn at the times of Burns.
The visit was very good and exciting we would love to go back. It has helped to expand our knowledge on Robert Burns. We enjoyed it very much.
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.