This term, Primary 3/4 are using Famous Scots as a learning context. We are learning about Scots who have made a difference in a variety of fields including; music and popular culture, engineering, sport, science and technology, historical figures, art and literature and exploration. We began with Robert Burns, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and William Wallace so were able to link this to our writing, art and history lessons. Each pupil will now select a famous Scot of their own to study in more detail and this will culminate in a ‘Scottish Portrait Gallery’. The class were successful recently in winning a ‘Villains and Heroes’ writing competition in conjunction with the Tollbooth and as a result we will enjoy working with a professional artist for four days to further enhance the children’s learning.
In numeracy our current focus is multiplication and division and we are challenging ourselves with problem solving to apply this! A key part of our learning is on sharing strategies and talking about our understanding of number processes.
We have also been outdoors and spent a muddy morning in Burnside Wood with local volunteer June Waley who showed us some of the magic of the outdoors. The children used this experience to then write some excellent woodland poems in a variety of creative styles.