The Yester Museum of Jacobite History!

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Last Thursday we had a Jacobite Open Day to let our parents and family see all of our hard work on this topic!
We set up the Yester Museum of Jacobite history. Our museum had 15 exhibits including…
a real Jacobite and Redcoat soldier who answered visitors questions…

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…Diary extracts retrieved from Jacobite soldiers diaries found near the site of the battle of Culloden. They brought a tear to the eye of many a visitor who read them…

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…Persuasive letters from Bonnie Prince Charlie himself!

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…and many more!
There was also an art area where lots of visitors made their own Jacobite cockade. Here are some VIP visitors hard at work!

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Nicola Kavanagh, the Museum manager, was so very proud of her staff. They all worked so hard on the exhibits and were fantastic hosts to our VIP guests. What a fabulous afternoon!
The Yester Museum of Jacobite History on PhotoPeach

Our Jacobites Museum

P5 are very excited about hosting the eagerly anticipated…
YESTER MUSEUM OF JACOBITE HISTORY
this Thursday.
Visitors will have the chance to travel back in time to see ‘real’ artefacts from the Jacobite period in history (1685 – 1746). Guests will find out about events and weaponry from the time and there will even be a chance to meet a Jacobite and Redcoat soldier!
There will also be refreshments available.

P5 are so excited about sharing their learning with our visitors and we are looking forward to Thursday.

Watch this space for photos and articles from our journalists on the scene on Thursday!

Tree Rubbing with P1

We went into Yester Primary Forest this afternoon to work with the P1s. We had great fun doing some tree rubbing together to create textured pieces of art. We looked at the different trees and began to think about the differences between them and how we might classify them. Next week we will be working together again to look at the different shapes of the leaves and how they help with classification. We’ll do some leaf rubbing and create our own 3D trees with our artwork.

Tree Rubbing on PhotoPeach

It was a lovely afternoon! P5, it was delightful to see you all working with the P1s. You were so patient and kind and really enjoying the outdoors – well done.

Jacobites at the Water of Leith Centre!

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We visited the Water of Leith Centre in Edinburgh on Thursday. We learnt about the last part of the Jacobite campaign in 1745. We found out that Edinburgh was occupied by the Jacobites in 1745 and they camped out in the woods right beside the centre!
We marched into the woods and went back in time to 1745 to become Jacobite soldiers.

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We made dens and thought about what it would be like to be a soldier living in those conditions with minimal food, having left behind families and farms.

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After making dens and marching to ‘Derby’ only to turn back defeated, we re-enacted the fated battle of Culloden.

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It was a great way to finish off our topic and really get into the mindset of a Jacobite soldier. We couldn’t have done it without our helpers so thanks again to Piper’s Mum, Phoebe’s Mum and Darah and Jasmine’s Mum. What a great day!

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Have a look at our slideshow…
Our Jacobites Trip on PhotoPeach

Co-ordinates Homework

We have been learning about co-ordinates in P5. We are completing co-ordinates puzzles for homework this week. We had to choose a mild, medium or hot puzzle to complete depending on how confident we felt. These are due back into school on Friday.

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Author visit!

We were visited today by Judy Hayman. She is the author of the ‘Dragon Tales Chronicles’. She told us all about how she came to be an author and where the inspiration for her books came from. We were also lucky enough to listen to Lari Don talking about her books last week at Haddington Corn Exchange. She told us about some of the tricks writers use to engage their readers. With all of this inspiration we can’t wait to get started on our own stories!
Judy Hayman Visit on PhotoPeach

Water of Leith trip

We are going to the Water of Leith Centre this Thursday to finish off our Jacobites topic. The bus leaves sharp at 9.50 so make sure you’re on time. We will also be outdoors den building, so make sure you are dressed for the weather on Thursday. Waterproofs and wellies could be necessary depending on the weather! You will also need a packed lunch. Stay posted to see our adventures on the day!

Jacobite Battleships

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We have been learning about Co-ordinates in Maths. We decided to mix up our maths work with our topic and play ‘Jacobite Battle’ (which is a game like ‘battleships’). We cut out Jacobite soldiers and symbols and glued them to our sheets. Then we read out the co-ordinates to our partner to see if it was a hit or a miss. We had great fun playing our games!

Angles Everywhere!

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We found angles everywhere! First we went on an angles hunt…we found lots of right angles. We sorted, measured and classified angles. We also went on an Angles Treasure Hunt around the school!