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P5 – Influential Scots – Research task

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Learning Outcome: I can make notes, organise them under suitable headings and use them to understand information, develop my thinking, explore problems and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-15a

I am learning to use language and style in a way which engages and / or influences my reader. ENG 2-27a

I can convey information, describe events, explain processes or combine ideas in different ways. LIT 2-28a

Success Criteria: I can use my research of an influential Scot to write an interesting and detailed biography.


There have been many Scots, over a number of years, who have achieved great success in their chosen field or have had an impact on our society. Today you will be choosing one to research and create a biography on.

Please use the links below to find the relevant information on your chosen influential Scot. Notes should be taken and recorded under suitable headings. If you have any personal knowledge of your chosen person, you may also include this (as long as you are sure it is accurate).

Andy Murray

Alexander Graham Bell

Sir Alex Ferguson

William Wallace

J.K. Rowling

Nicola Sturgeon

P5 – Paisley Landmark S.T.E.M Task

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During our Scotland topic we have been researching various landmarks/buildings found in nearby Paisley. Using this information we are going to recreate our own group version of some of the buildings. In your groups you should decide which one you would like to recreate. You should consider any design issues/problems and how you can overcome them. What resources will you require? How can you ensure you complete your design within the allocated time?

Please think about any resources you may have at home that will be of use and bring them in for Monday.

P5S – Scotland: It’s All About Paisley

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For our IDL session today we were learning about different landmarks/buildings found in Paisley. Working in pairs you had to research a building of your choice and take relevant notes under suitable headings: Important People, Architecture and History. How did you do? Did you manage to put the correct information under the correct heading? Were you able to include personal knowledge?

After researching you had the opportunity to display your information in any way you wanted. We had posters, group and paired versions, and some of you created a fact file. Later this week you will have the chance to share your information with your peers who researched a different building. This will be your opportunity to teach others what you have learned.


Scots’ Poems

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As part of our mini Scotland topic you should choose a poem to learn and recite to the class. This can be either a Scots’ poem or one by Robert Burns. You may be the lucky person who then represents your class at our annual Burns’ Assembly on Thursday 7th February.

When presenting your poem you will be judged on the following:

  • Good, clear diction
  • Pace
  • A good understanding of the poem
  • Correct pronunciation of Scottish words
  • Good facial and vocal expression conveying the sentiment of the poem
  • Variation in pace and tone
  • A moderate amount of appropriate gesture if it comes naturally and if it enhances the poem
  • Over-dramatisation should be avoided as this distracts the audience and detracts from the flow of words

Please use the links below to see a selection of Scottish poems. There is also a link for other examples if you do not wish to use the ones given. A link for poems by Robert Burns has also been given if you wish to learn one of these. Please try to challenge yourself with your choice of poem! All poem choices should be made by Friday 18th January.

Street Talk

Brekin Rainbows

Fireworks aff the Castle

No. 115 Dreams

A Dug, A Dug

Sleep Well

Scottish Poetry Library

Selection of Poems by Robert Burns  (click on the link “Poems”)

P5S – Where in Scotland is ……..?

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Learning Outcome: I can successfully use a map to locate specific places and show these on a blank map.

To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.  SOC 2-14a

Our first task for our new topic was to find out where a number of places and landmarks are located within Scotland. Using our class atlases we had to find different towns and cities and then plot them on our own map of Scotland – which was a little tricky! However, once you got going with it, you did really well. Everyone should now know where a lot of the big cities are within Scotland.

Once we finished that part of the task, we then plotted them onto a larger map of Scotland which is now on display on your wall space.

Here is everyone hard at work.

P5S – Meet our new groups!

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This week we completed our home team challenge for our new mini IDL topic and I have to say I was super impressed to see how well you were all working – keep it up!

After researching different aspects linked to Scotland you had to use your information to come up with a new group name ……… and what interesting names you decided on!

Meet our new groups for term 3.

The Loch Ness Monsters


The Dancing Mince and Tatties


FBI Haggises


The Highland Hoovers


The Highland Unicorns


The Highland Coos




Celtic Connections – Helpers Needed

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Next term we will be learning about different aspects of our heritage in our mini Scotland topic. We have been very lucky to have been allocated tickets to the anniversary celebration for the Celtic Connections. This will take place on Thursday 17th January 2019 at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. We require 4 parent helpers (2 per class) on the day. The bus will be leaving school at 10.00am and we should be returning around 1.00pm.

If you are able to help, please send  note in to your child’s teacher or leave a message on this blog post.