The Reiver Rat and Lady McNessie (P2B)

In our Short Read session this week, we read a story called ‘The Reiver Rat’ (The Highway Rat in Scots). We explored the Scots words in the story and then used clues from the text to work out their meaning.

In writing, we learned to describe a character in Scots. We worked together to list adjectives to describe the reiver rat. To help us to plan our writing, we drew detailed pictures of the reiver rat. Using our pictures and a word bank, we used Scots words to write a character description about the reiver rat. We were very resilient and worked very hard on our reiver rat descriptions in Scots.

This week we have continued to explore the work of Steven Brown. We looked at his ‘McThistle’ painting and discussed our thoughts and feelings about his art work. Afterwards, we looked at his ‘Lady McNessie’ painting and explored his use of vibrant colours. We created our own wax resist ‘McNessie’ paintings. If Steven Brown ever needs any help then we would definitely be up to the job!

On Friday we had a Scottish assembly. We have been learning the song ‘Loch Ness Monster’ with Mrs Bain in music and we performed our song at the assembly. Our singing was fantastic!

This week we revised all of our consonant blends and common words. Some of us also learned the ‘sn’ and ‘sp’ sounds. Next week we will begin to look at the ‘magic e’ patterns.

In Numeracy and Mathematics, we have been continuing to explore subtraction. This week we learned to subtract a single digit from a teen number, bridging 10. We used a number line to subtract to 10 (a friendly number) and then we worked out how many we still had to count back to find our answer. This week we also learned subtraction facts for 11 and 12. Some of us have also been learning to subtract numbers to 50.

Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely weekend.

P2B and Miss Harrison xxx