Rehearsals for the P4 show are in full swing! Parents and carers – please help us to learn our lines at home as we will soon be rehearsing without our scripts. We are busy singing, dancing, acting, learning to work the sound system and computer and designing and painting scenery. More information about hte show, including costumes, will come out by letter soon. Thanks!
Mrs Carral and Miss Brown just want to say a HUGE well done to all pupils in P7! We are so proud of every single of one of you. You have all worked so incredibly hard on learning lines, singing songs, acting with expression, controlling lights, sound and microphones and creating fabulous backdrops… the list is endless! You put on such a wonderful show and we know that your families loved every second of your performances!
Thank you to all parents and carers for all your support and lovely comments.
Enjoy your holidays – rest and relax! Come back refreshed and ready for your final term at Williamston!
P7 have been working on facial proportions and enjoying some sketching. Look out for some Elizabethan inspired artwork during showtime! Did you know that painted portraits became very popular in the 1500’s? Actually, around the time Shakespeare lived; he became somewhat of a celebrity and artists wanted to paint portraits of him!
March is going to be an extremely busy month for us all in P7! Of course, we have our show to look forward to and we are rehearsing a lot (these show songs are really getting stuck in our heads now)! The show is called ‘Shakespeare Rocks’ and yes…you guessed it, it’s all about William Shakespeare! It’s very funny and we can’t wait for the whole school and our families to see it; we’re working very hard! We are really enjoying the whole experience and it is also giving us the opportunity to learn about Shakespeare too!
There are two opportunities to see the show, with an afternoon and evening performance. All P7 children were given a letter with all the details regarding tickets last week. We also would like to ask that if anyone has any Tudor/Elizabethan costumes and you would consider kindly to loaning them to us for the performances, it would be much appreciated! All costumes would be returned to you after the last performance!
All P7 children were sent home with a maths booklet with different concepts for them to apply the maths skills they have been developing at school. We have worked extremely hard in maths over the last few weeks identifying strategies and using our ‘How to..’ jotter to record what we have been learning.
Don’t forget you should also be learning lines for the show and learning the lyrics for all eight songs (which are included in the script).
Not long now until ‘showtime’ and we can’t wait!
Well done to all P4 pupils who learned a Scottish Poem! (And thank you to parents who helped us learn them!) We performed the poems in class and gave each other feedback on our strengths and next steps. It was really hard to choose the finalists from so many talented performances. Chloe, Hannah and Sophie from P4b and Aimee, Caitlin and Ayanna from P4a went through to the school competition and all performed very well on the stage. Congratulations to Sophie and Caitlin who came joint Third, Ayanna who came Second and Chloe who came First.
In P4 we were lucky enough to take part in a drama workshop day with Stacey and Cameron from One Day Creative. The title was Rabbie Burns, A Play-in-a-Day – and it was all about the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Luckily we had already learned quite a bit about him and his poetry and songs, so we had lots of information to share. We all had a part to play in the show and we worked really hard to learn our lines and say them with expression. Remembering all the actions and directions wasn’t easy! We discovered there are lots of talented actors and actresses in P4! The highlight of the day was performing the play to an audience of other pupils and teachers. It was an amazing experience!
Last week in primary 3a and 3b, we were very excited about having our family into school to share everything we have been learning in our Katie Morag topic.
Our special guests arrived at 9.15 in the morning and we welcomed them in the small hall and got started right away with sharing our work.
We performed the Canadian Barn Dance and Gay Gordons in the small hall, and then even asked an adult to dance with us! We were very impressed with the effort and enthusiasm from our guests.
In our P3 classrooms, we performed our Katie Morag puppet shows. We have been working very hard with Mrs Thomson to plan and script our puppet show and then made puppets and backdrops for our performance. We also showed our guests our 3D model islands. As Katie Morag lives on an island, we have been exploring island life and designed and made a model island of our own. We had to explain how we did this to our guests.
We shared stories with our guests in the library. Primary 3a have written a whole class Katie Morag story and read this to our guests and Primary 3b have been working on individual Katie Morag short stories and shared these with their guests. We also took the time to relax with a Katie Morag book.
To finish off our busy morning, we went back to the small hall to sing some Scottish songs. We sang “Ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus”, “The world must be comin’ tae an end” and “three craws”. We have also been working on a traditional Gaelic song with Ms Macdonald and performed this too.
We had a wonderful time showcasing our learning to our invited guests and our teachers think we did a wonderful job of explaining everything we have been doing in our topic work.
Here are some of the comments that have been made by our special guests:
“I can’t seem to pick a favourite as everything was great! A big thank you Ethan, P3’s and teachers – the effort and quality of work blew us away!! Good job everybody!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was nice to see Hamza’s interest and involvement in every part of the event – especially dancing and singing.”
“I enjoyed everything. It is lovely to get an insight into what your children do at school and how they interact on a daily basis.”
“It was fabulous to see all the hard work undertaken by the pupils – loved the opportunity to see Roan’s work after hearing all about it over the past few weeks.”
“Primary 3 Katie Morag showcase was amazing! It was great for parents to gain a better understanding through participation.”
“Great interaction, allowing the child to showcase what they have learned. Really enjoyed the morning – a very proud Dad.”
In Primary 4, we are busy, busy , busy rehearing for our upcoming show, The Last Monster in Scotland. We have been singing, dancing and acting, as well as designing and painting scenery. Mrs Thomson (drama) and Ms MacDonald (music) have been helping us lots. Next on the list will be costumes, props and the programme….
The show will be on Monday 22nd June and there will be two performances (morning and evening). Letters about ticket orders were sent home today. Please place orders by Monday 8th June 2015. Thanks!
The P4 Show is called “The Last Monster in Scotland”. The auditions have been held and our roles/parts have been given out. Our teachers were impressed that we all did an acting and singing audition – lots of talent in P4! We will all have an important part to play in the production of the show, including singing, acting, dancing, making props, costumes and scenery or in the technical and front-of-house crews. We are busy learning songs and dances with the help of our teachers and Mrs Thomson (drama) and Ms MacDonald (music). The P4 Show will be on Monday 22nd June and there will be a morning performance and an evening performance. There is lots to do and P4 would welcome any help that parents/carers could offer (please contact class teachers if you are able to help in any way). Exciting times ahead!
P7 have had a fantastic time performing their spectacular junior production of Olivia! Our final performance was for the infants on Monday afternoon and we cannot believe it is all over!
Everyone gave it their all and were so enthusiastic which allowed us to create an outstanding atmosphere, not just within the cast but in the audience too!
This show was definitely not put together over night as we remember just sitting with a script and a hope that it would all come together in time.
Our show included so many different characters from a different range of plays, novels and movies which made it such an exciting story.
P7 would like to thank everyone for coming along and giving lots of support, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!