Celebrating Scotland

Last Friday P3/2 presented their learning across the curriculum with an assembly celebrating Scottish culture, customs and wildlife.¬†We worked together to create powerpoints showcasing Scotland’s beautiful landscapes, iconic buildings, notable people and Scottish foods and drinks.

After a visit from the author, Rachel McGaw, we used her story “Ruan the Little Red Squirrel” as a context for learning. Following Ruan’s adventures around Scotland, we have extended our knowledge of Scottish wildlife and habitats through research tasks and writing factual reports.

We loved putting together our ideas for the assembly and worked hard with Primary One to learn some ceilidh dances, which they performed with us in our assembly. Thank you Primary One ! We accompanied our singing with highland dancing and accordion playing. Some of us read out our poems about Scotland, which we’re very proud of and we all shared posters we designed as a homework task. They looked terrific and are very informative – we’ve learned a lot from one another.

Here are a few thoughts from P3/2 about their learning:

“Having a real author to visit us was exciting.”

“It’s been fun using the computers for research and I’m more confident using them now.”

“I was nervous before we started but once we were performing I felt really good.”

“It’s been great creating pictures of our favourite animals.”

Please enjoy looking at photographs of our Assembly!