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Visiting Dunblane Library to meet an author!

P1B and P1S were lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Morag Hood, author of “I Am Bat”, one of the Scottish Book Trust’s Book Bag books.

Morag has written several other super picture books and shared a number of them with us.

We loved them all but the excitement in the room rose when she read “I Am Bat” to us all.

Morag showed us how she set about drawing bats, and we helped by making sad/happy/angry bat faces!

We then decorated paper bats.

“Awesome!”

“Exciting!”

“Special!”

These were just some of our responses.

John Muir Award

We launched the first of many outdoor lessons by creating our own mini National Parks in the playground. As it was still icy we were able to create ski slopes and caves which added to the excitement. We have plans for many more outdoor adventures this term.               

P5P’s Merry Adventures

P5P have been incredibly busy over the past few weeks. With Christmas fast approaching they are feeling very festive. They loved making snow globes to sell at this year’s Christmas market.

Huge congratulations on an amazing result at last week’s Fun in Athletics Festival! P5P took a very impressive second place and will go through to complete in the finals next year. They had a wonderful day supporting and cheering each other on. Well done P5!

P5 continue their adventures as Time Travellers and have been exploring the Scottish Wars of Independence. Last week we were visited by David Smith from the Stirling Smith Museum. David shared his knowledge of William Wallace and even brought in some weapons for us to see.

This week we also enjoyed a visit to the Battle of Bannockburn Centre. Pupils visited the statue of Robert the Bruce and had an opportunity to be brave leaders in their own battle!

 

“My favourite part was the 3D glasses and experience.” Jake

“My favourite part was the battle.” Oliver

“I loved the whole trip.” Hollie

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From P5P and Mrs Spence

Time Travelling in Primary 5F

Primary 5F have been busy this term. To start off we had a Halloween Poetry competition with Sam’s poem winning first place. He used excellent adjectives for description and lots of WOW words throughout. See for yourself…

Also in the first few weeks back we studied the work of an artist called Vincent van Gogh. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of artwork, in particular Starry Night. From this, we created our very own Starry Night inspired art.

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Primary 5F are enjoying learning all about the past in our ‘Time Travellers’ context for learning this term. So far we have been to Ancient Greece and we are currently visiting the Romans. Over the remainder of the term we will be visiting the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Victorians and finally the Future. Here are some of our fact files and vases created whilst in Ancient Greece…

Fairyland

Primary 2 are enjoying their magical learning context – Fairyland. They have enjoyed receiving letters from the friendly dragon, as well as hunting for fairytale characters around the school. The friendly dragon wants the children to keep reading and believing in fairytale stories, so along with clues we have been exploring some well-loved fairytales. The children have been developing their understanding of describing character and setting and will use this learning to help them write their own story, very soon.

‘Our topic is Fairyland and we have been reading lots of fairytale stories, my favourite has been Little Red Riding Hood. A friendly dragon has asked us to turn our classroom into Fairyland and read lots! I really enjoyed doing art.  I chose oil pastel and watercolour to decorate my dragon art.’ Anna (P2K)

Primary 1 Reading Detectives!

As part of our learning in literacy, Primary 1B have been learning about what a sentence is.  We found out what a  full stop is and what they mean.  We practised writing some words and using a full stop.

As part of our learning we became Reading Detectives, and our job was to find the full stops hidden in our books.   We had a great time!

Ancient Animators

This term’s context “Ancient Animators” has been brilliant! We have  learned so much about the Romans and ICT through our big questions “What have the Romans got to do with Scotland?”, “How does animation work?” and ” How do you make an animation about  he Romans?