P7 weekly blog

This week we found out that we are going on a class trip to Edinburgh in February. We are going to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and we are going to have a walk up the Royal Mile. We are going to enjoy a Costume workshop at the Palace. We have made an illustrated time line of the History of Edinburgh and continued reading the story of Greyfriar’s Bobby.
We have been preparing for our Burn’s night – we have learnt songs and poems. We made a collaborative piece of art work but we can’t tell you what of, as it would spoil the surprise.
In PE this week we did more gymnastics using benches and mats for jumping and balancing.
Our literacy work has focused on play script writing. We read an excerpt from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and had our first attempt at writing our own scripts around a bible story. We enjoyed a visit from a local poet – Peter McCulloch, who recited some of his poems for us. He writes in Scots and lives in East Lothian. We shared some of the poetry we have written this school year and he was very impressed by our work.