Month: December 2017

Scenes from the life of Mary Queen of Scots

Primary 5C have been working short drama sketches about the life of Mary Queen of Scots. The children then performed their plays to their buddies. The Primary 2s were very impressed.

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Carol singing raises funds for @crisis_uk

We were incredibly proud of all the primary 5 pupils today, for their continued effort and hard work they have put into our homelessness project.

This mornings carol singing was a huge success and we have managed to raise an incredible £510 for the charity Crisis. Thank you to all the families that turned up to support us, it was really appreciated!

We hope you have a cosy weekend to warm up and rest those voices!

Homeless project part 2

We had a great visit today from Joel’s Dad, Tim. He has had lots of experience working with homeless people both here in Edinburgh and in England. It was so interesting to hear what he does and the kids had some really interesting and well thought out questions for him.

We also had a run through of the songs we will be singing on Friday to raise money and awareness about homelessness. Performing outside made us realise how cold it will be, so remember lots of layers on Friday! If you are able to come along it would be great to see you!

Emotion Talks

The emotion talks chat boards are a great tool to discuss a real life situation or how a character feels in a book or film. P5B worked really well collaboratively to talk through the chat boards this morning. Everyone spoke with real confidence when sharing what they did with the rest of the class.

Homelessness Project

We have been learning all about the reality and impact of homelessness in Scotland over the past few weeks. The children have been so engaged and motivated to learn more and come up with ideas about how they could help make a difference to the lives of homeless people.

We began by looking at the stereotypes linked to homelessness and used a variety of sources to find out what it can really be like.

The children have decided to do some carol singing on the Meadows next Friday to hopefully raise some money and awareness about the issues they have been learning about. If you are available from about 9:30 on Friday the 15th then please come along to show your support!

This week we worked in co-operative learning to create information leaflets about homelessness.