On Friday 1st March Primary 7 presented a literacy assembly on Writing using the VCOP strategy. The VCOP strategy is all about thinking about Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation. By using WOW words, engaging sentence openers, good joining words and exciting punctuation you automatically make your writing so much more interesting.
Primary 7 had great fun sharing their learning about VCOP in assembly and have challenged the rest of the school to use this strategy in class to improve their own writing, otherwise the VCOP will be after you!
Therefore each day, every class will focus on one aspect of VCOP. We look forward to reading all of these great pieces of writing.
Literacy Week will be starting next week in school on World Book Day. We have lots of exciting activities planned. In assembly today P6/7 shared with everyone all of the activities that will be taking place and we discussed how important literacy is in all of our lives. Newsletters have gone out to explain what will be happening and please keep up to date by looking at our website!
Primary 7 entertained members of the local community on Friday at their very own Burns Supper! The children organised the whole event. This included Scottish songs, poems, dancing and most importantly serving their guests with a serving of haggis, neeps and tatties with homemade shortbread and Irn Bru. It was a great success. Our local MSP, Ian Grey and MP Fiona O’Donnell were able to join us and couldn’t believe how well organised and confident the children were throughout the event!
P7 Burns Supper 27.1.2012 on PhotoPeach
Some Primary 7 pupils visited the Marie Curie Hospice today to sing their Burns songs and recite their poems. They entertained the many volunteers who help out at the hospice at their annual Burn’s Supper! The children did a super job! Marie Curie is a charity the school have supported for a long time and this was a nice opportunity to show the schools ongoing support. The children also got the chance to engage with the wider community.
Burns at Marie Curie on PhotoPeach
Before the pupils left they were congratulated by the Lord and Lady Provost of Edinburgh!
Primary 7, Mrs MacFadyen, Mrs Jack, Mr Antenelli and Mrs Richardson all had a fantastic time in Italy. Barga was a beautiful hill top town, we did lots of walking and kept ourselves very fit as everywhere was on the top of a hill, to everyone’s delight!
We had lots of tasty local food! The children enjoyed home made pizza, ice-cream, pasta and much more!
The hotel we stayed in was very nice. It was a family run hotel and they were very kind to us! It was great to chill out on the roof terrace, not that we got much time to relax!
On the Wednesday we visited the town Lucca. This is an ancient town that is surrounded by a wall. We had pizza for lunch and did lots of shopping. We also sang in the main square and many people stopped to listen.
The concert that the children were involved in on the Friday evening went very well. The mayor of Barga came along to see the children perform and was very impressed! The singing and dancing was brilliant and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They all looked very smart in their white T-shirts.