At Bell’s Brae we are introducing a weekly Signalong sign. As we have just returned to school, we will have the ‘good morning’ sign this week and next week.
We would like to encourage you to sign with us and to share the weekly sign at home.
P6 were extremely fortunate to have a workshop with the poet and comedian John Hegley on Friday. We had great fun in P6N!
We were so lucky to have author Lynne Rickards in to visit our classes today. She read us a few of her books and we were able to ask her some questions too!
Pupils in P7n and P7s had an opportunity today to interview this year’s Guiser Jarl for Lerwick Up Helly Aa, Stewart Jamieson, along with his son, Haydn. Pupils in these classes have been planning the interview since we came back after the Christmas holidays, thinking carefully about the difference between open and closed questions. Stewart took in the helmet, shield and axe he wore and carried when he was in the Junior Jarl Squad as a young boy. The pupils really enjoyed asking him questions and it gave them a real insight into what is involved in becoming Jarl as well as the build up to Up Helly Aa day at the end of January. We wished Stewart and Haydn all the best for the big day with three cheers at the end of the interview.
We retold the story of the little red hen in class using prompts. Listen and hear our version.
Today P7S had a lot of fun writing a dialogue between two characters, which they had created as puppets beforehand! Their task was to write a conversation between their characters and punctuate their speech. They then performed their conversation (using their writing as a script) to the class.
Primary 7N have also been busy creating their own board games, with instructions, in cooperative learning groups. They were inspired by their class novel – “The Brilliant World of Tom Gates” by Liz Pichon. Pichon uses lots of doodle cartoons and calligrams to make her stories even more interesting. P7N used these techniques on their board games to make them really eye catching and quirky.
We had a really fun afternoon playing our completed board games.
Both Primary One classes have been very busy learning through stories this term. We have enjoyed lots of activities to help develop our pre reading and writing skills.
This term P7S have been reading ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ as their class novel. As part of this, they were set the task in their cooperative learning groups, of designing a board game based around the theme of the character Tom Gates. The board games are great and we’re looking forward to showing them off at the learner led event!