Category Archives: Literacy

P4 Author Workshop (3)

We have had our fourth workshop with author Mary Turner-Thomson. Mary had put all our ideas together to create two characters called Bob and Cerrin and so we then started to think about the storyline for the book. We worked in groups to think of ideas for the story and what might happen at the beginning, middle and end. We tried to include a Scottish theme to the story. Over the next few weeks we will continue to edit the story and then we will illustrate it. There is a lot of hard work ahead now but we think it will be worth it! And we are looking forward to working with our partners in Mumbai and finding out their characters and ideas.

Author Visit to P4

Primary 4 were delighted to have a visit from the author Mary Turner-Thomson this week. She will be working with us this term to help us write and illustrate a book in partnership with some of the boys and girls from our link school in India. The first workshop was all about “Perception” and how different people see things in different ways. We had a fun afternoon looking at and discussing lots of pictures and illusions. We can’t wait until next week’s workshop!

P4 Poetry

Primary 4 have been learning to write poems over the last few weeks. We have written poems about Fireworks, World War 1 and Water. We tried to include lots of interesting “wow” words, adjectives and onomatopoeic words, and use tools such as rhyme and alliteration. Come and read our poems – they are displayed on the wall outside our classrooms.

P3 Katie Morag Showcase

Last week, family and friends of Primary 3 children were invited into school. This gave the children the opportunity to share what they had been learning in the Katie Morag topic. There was Scottish country dancing, Gaelic and Scottish singing, storytelling, puppet shows and artwork. The children showcased all that they had done and parents had to join in too! It was a very successful morning and we have received lots of positive feedback.

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is a week long celebration of books and reading. It was celebrated in school with exciting activities and a great assembly to which each class contributed. Mrs Black, Mrs Thomson and Mr Brice read the three books shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. We voted for our favourite and the winner was “Robot Rumpus”. We enjoyed listening to another teacher reading their favourite book, silent reading and paired reading where the older pupils read with the infant classes. One of the highlights of the week was the Treasure Chest challenge where we had to guess the name of a book from clues hidden in a treasure chest.  Thanks to the Library Group who organised the event.

Primary Two Magic Key Adventures!

As part of our literacy based topic, Primary Two have been enjoying Magic Adventures every Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of our favourites have been a Pirate Adventure and a Castle Adventure but the best surprise of all arrived on Monday. Santa Claus sent some of his special elves to Williamston Primary and our Christmas Adventure began!! Next week we will be writing our own Elf adventures so why don’t you pop on your thinking caps and imagine what mischief the elf could get up to if he came to stay in your house!!