The Primary 7 Burns Supper will take place at 1.30-3pm on Thursday 30th January 2020. Invitations will be out shortly.
We are very excited to announce the visit to the school of local author Lindsay Littleston. She will be speaking to children in P5-7 about creative writing and life as an author. Her books will be available to purchase on the day at the price of £6 each but there is absolutely no obligation to buy! Children can bring cash on the day if they wish to buy.
She will be reading from her latest novels, The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
It will be a fun, interactive presentation with a quiz, book reading and question and answer session.
Mrs Campbell (Literacy Champion)
Good morning – I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and I look forward to checking in with you. Last week was extremely busy in class but we accomplished a lot – let’s have a fabulous five days 😊
Please take suitable notes in your topic jotter that can be transferred into your fact file.
As a class we will watch the following videos:
Using the ipads, you should use the following links to research the life and history of Robert Burns.
The next installment for the residential trip to Dukeshouse Wood is due by January 31st 2020. This can be paid through Parent Pay and is £90.
If you have any problems, please let us know straight away.
Welcome back! It was lovely to see you all yesterday and to see you thoroughly enjoying our new class novel. Let’s have a great week 🙂
Here are your homework activities for the week ahead. As discussed in class, if you have any problems, please let me know straight away.
- Spelling – You will have 6 spelling rule words (referral, inferred, transfer, preferred, deferred,conference) and 4 common words (suffix , especially, plural, cotton). Try to add at least one shoot word per spelling word.
Please complete the three spelling tasks for Friday.
1. Copy the words x2.
2. Add at least 3 of your own words using the rule.
3. Write 8 sentences using the spelling rules and common words. If your sentences are longer, you may write 5 or 6 which still include 8 of your words.
*P.E. is on Tuesday and Thursday. We will begin Scottish Country Dancing in Preparation for our Burns Supper.
*Please let me know the poem that you have chosen to learn by Friday 10th January
P7 Burns Poetry Recital
You need to choose one of Robert Burns’ poems to practice and recite for our annual school competition. You must rehearse your poem and be prepared to recite to our class and one other class by Monday 20th January. You must let me know your chosen poem by Monday 13th January. Please use the weblinks below to help you find a suitable poem. The poem should be challenging but manageable. As you are P7, you are expected to choose a poem with a minimum of 4 verses (16 lines).
BBC – Burns Poems (has some audio links to allow you to hear the correct pronunciation)
As usual there will be one winner chosen from each class after reciting your poem to our own class then another class within the school.
The following are the points you will be judged on:
- Good, clear diction.
- 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.
You must recite your poem in verse, not singing.
We are also looking for anyone who can play Scottish music, sing a Scottish song or can perform a Scottish dance. Please let us know if you are able to perform at the Burns Assembly.
I cannot believe we are about to begin the final week of Term 2! You have worked incredibly hard this term and I have been extremely impressed with your positive attitude, infectious enthusiasm and determination to succeed. A huge well done – you are a credit to yourselves. Let’s have a fabulous final week in class 🙂
Please see below for homework information and news:
Homework: There is no homework this week. Please return any outstanding reading books by Friday 20th December.
Holes: We have been studying Holes this term in class and have been engaging in lots of fantastic discussion about the book. In order to finish off our novel study, we aim to watch the film in class this week before completing a book to film comparison task. This film is rated PG. If you would prefer your child not to watch this film, please let me know and I will arrange an alternative activity for them.
Read and Munch: We will be finishing off this term with a festive themed read and munch session on Friday. If you would like to bring a particularly festive book in to share with your buddy, I can store them in class until Friday. Please remember to bring a healthy snack.
Vegan Cookbook: Thank you so much for your support with this project. We had a fantastic time creating the book and it looks super. Orders are being processed and we will be in touch when they arrive.
P.E. is on Thursday and Friday this week.
A big well done to Primary 7 who were responsible citizens as they hosted the school Christmas Lunch. Here are some pictures of the event.
A wee reminder that tomorrow (Friday) is Christmas Jumper Day 🎄. The children may come to school in their Christmas jumper/top. Please note this is a non-uniform event. A donation of £1.00 is suggested. All monies raised will go to the Save the Children organisation. If the children are not taking part, they should come to school in school uniform as normal👍🏼.
Primary Seven Teachers ☺️