Artists, Evacuations and a New Teacher!!

This week P7 has been very busy, first off, our new trainee teacher arrived, Miss McGregor, who has been helping us and Mr Downs around the classroom and will start taking more and more responsibility with taking lessons. We were also very fortunate to have a special visit from the Artist, Iona Leishman to kick off our new 6 week topic on the Famous Scottish architect, John Allan. We went on a trip out where we were taken to some of John Allan’s buildings and we had a go at drawing some of them. John Allan was famous for his contradictory and magpie-like tendency to borrow ideas and designs from other countries and cultures, designing buildings that stood out from the average Scottish dwelling.

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We have just kicked off our reading topic of identifying themes in movies and books, we started this off by doing short drama sequences with a theme that the rest of the class had to guess.

We also had a taster of what it must have felt like for children in the 1940s by doing an air raid drill and then been rushed to the train station without warning to be evacuated and billeted to host classes in the school, some of us had a pleasant experience in our host classes meanwhile others were made to feel rejected and had to make themselves scarce to avoid a telling off.


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Also, on Thursday evening the APC hosted the Halloween disco which involved dancing, fabulous costumes, competitions and games. There was also a best costume which zombie agent won but the entries were show stopping with the joker from suicide squad and others.


Archie & Alasdair