For the last month P7 have been carrying out research at home and working hard to create a personal project. All P7 pupils got to choose what topic they wanted their project to be based on. We were also given time to work on it in class and share our progress with our peers. As part of our project work we created presentations to share our findings with the rest of the class. We have been sharing why we chose certain topics and we have really enjoyed hearing about how some of our families were involved during World War 2. We have been given the opportunity to give each other some feedback about our presentations and we are finding this very useful. Miss Brown is really looking forward to reading all of our projects, although we know it might take some time to get through all 28 of them! There will also be time for us to look at each others’ projects, appreciate how individual they all are and celebrate the hard work we have put into them.
We have been enjoying exploring our Victorians topic and we visited Hopetoun House last week. We thought it would be a nice, relaxing day for us, learning all about life as a servant in the Victorian days…how wrong we were! We were immediately dressed as servants, some of those being the scullery maid (a terribly hard job!), nursemaid, boot-boy (and many more) and put straight to work! In fact, we arrived at Hopetoun House at 9.45…they expected us at 6am! Some of the boys had the pleasure of becoming the ‘butler’ for the day…what a nice job that must have been! Hopetoun House has really put into context what we have been learning and it gave us a real insight to what life would have been like back then. Life as a servant meant long hours, extremely hard work and no days off! We had a fantastic time, the Housekeepers Mrs Ward, Mrs Stewart and Mrs Carmichael kept us working hard all day, however, they were actually quite kind to us! A big thank you to Hopetoun House and the ladies for a wonderfully engaging day!