Term 3 has been a busy term for the P7 pupils, full of memorable learning experiences. Here are some of our highlights from the term so far!
Our Global world – Scotland
Every year, we focus on Scotland during the month of January, in honour of Robert Burns. During this month we wrote in literacy, we learned to speak and write in Scots and wrote and performed our own poems. We had a visit from Sheena Blackhall, a famous Scots poet and story teller. In expressive arts, we drew beautiful sketches of famous Scottish landmarks and created a collaborative class portrait of Robbie Burns. We also got to try some traditional Scottish food and drinks, which definitely passed the taste test. In our PE lessons, we learnt two traditional Scottish ceilidh dances; The Dashing white sergeant and the Gay Gordans. We then had a whole school ceilidh with a live band, where every class performed their dances while wearing a touch of tartan. As part of our homework, we were encouraged to take part in a Burns competition which including poetry, singing, performing on instruments and creating Scottish themed artwork! We packed a lot into our 3 week context for learning.
Our Global world – Malawi
The next stop in our global world journey was Malawi. P7s were particularly excited about this because our class novel “The Boy who harnessed the wind” is set there. To kick off this context for learning, we celebrated Africa week. We had traditional African dress, drumming, dancing while creating our own traditional African masks, pottery and sunset painting. We even got to watch the Lion King as an extra special treat! Our Active adventure day was based on games from around the world. This was an amazing week and one that the pupils will always remember.
Other curricular areas
The P7s have been enjoying their trips to ASV to take part in multi sport activities on a Thursday morning. In numeracy, we have completed our fractions, decimals and percentages topic in maths and we are moving on angles. We have started our confirmation preparation while also working on our Way of the Cross performance at the end of this month! We also enjoyed World book day, with all pupils going home with two new books which they were very excited about!