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Scottish week in P5/6

Picture by Elliot

The children from the website group share their experiences of Scottish week.
On Monday we walked to Burns well and thats where his mother got their water. We enjoyed the Burns Supper on Tuesday we got haggis,neeps and tatties and a carton of orange or apple juice which was awesome. On Wednesday a story teller came and told us some stories and songs. On Thursday p5/6 said their poems and recorded them to put on the website. On Friday we are going to have a Ceilidh.
by Niall and Ross

We had a good time at Scots week, these are the things we did. We walked to Burns Well on monday 23nd of January 2012. Mr Leslie recited the poem ‘My Love is like a Red, Red Rose’ at the monument.
On Tuesday the 24rd of January 2012 we had a Burns supper. We had haggis neeps and tatties and had orange juice and p1/2 said the poem nessie, p2/3 said my wee doggie, p3/4 and p5/6 sang every where we go and p6/7 said “you’re welcome willie stewart.” We sang “for auld lang syne” and did 2 verses.
On Wednesday the 25th of January we had a group of story tellers. We were told about how midges were invented. On Thursday the 26th of January we had a vote to see who was going to go onto the next round after we had said our poems. On Friday the 27th of January we are having a Ceilidh. We did lots of things on scots week. It was lots of fun.
Posted by Amy and Cora

Oor version o’ “Tae a Haggis!”

Abigail's 'Haggis!'

Haggis – you either love it or hate it!!
This week with Mrs Overmeer, Primary 5/6 were working on writing their versions of “Tae a Haggis.”
We wrote our poems in English first, then translated them into Scots.
Here are some of them, (in Scots and English).

Haggis is braw but nae fur me
Haggis is jist haggis but nae fur me.
Some fowk hae it fur their tea
Oh mah gosh nae fur me!
It can be served wi’ mash an’ neeps.
In th’ hills it’s knoon tae leap.
It rins bens the’ heaither in aw types ay weaither.
Haggis haggis isnae fur me!


In Scotland there is a big hill,
On the big hill there is a damp cave,
In the damp cave there is a dark corner,
In the dark corner there is a lovely smell,
The lovely smell is coming from a black stove,
In the black stove there is a pot,
In the pot is HAGGIS!


Up the brae oan th’ top
lives a creature, haggis!
It has three legs an’ lots ay fur
Ain wears black an’ red tartan.
Yoo wood nae loch tae shoot hem
Coz he can haud yer sheesht.
Sae gang awa’ back tae yer motur
An’ lae th’ wee loon, haggis!


Ye main be pit aff by th’ ingredients.
But actually it is huir uv a braw.
Hot ur braw, dornt lit it moods.
Haggis is a pile ay meat.
It goes wi’ a dollop ay neeps, some tatties tae.
Dornt pit it doon th’ cludgie ur else yoo’ll block it!


Writing and Recording Speeches

This week, one of the points we were looking at in Literacy and English was the different features of spoken language. We discussed what a speech is, and how we can use language to make it more effective. Two examples of speeches we listened to were from Martin Luther King, (“I have a dream”), and William Wallace in Braveheart, (“They’ll never take away our freedom!”) Eddie made a fantastic observation, that the speeches were said ‘from the heart!’
The children were given a text which a child was supposed to have written as a speech, to try and convince the listener that they should be given the “teacher’s pet” award, (fictitious, of course!) With a partner, they had to decide where to add any pauses, which words to stress, when to raise their voices etc.
Then their task was to write their own. Here were the children who were brave enough to record their speeches. See if you can recognise your child!

Click on the green arrows to play each speech.








Writing in Scots

We have been looking at Scots Language this week, and the class were asked to brainstorm in groups how many Scots words they could think of. Although they came up with some good suggestions, the children found it hard to think of many, but they discovered we sometimes use words which they didn’t realise were Scots. The children listened to the story of ‘Rumplestiltskin’ told entirely in Scots, and they understood it all!!
In our I.T this week, we used the website: to create a cartoon strip, then used an English to Scots translator, to convert our writing:
Here are the results……