Over the past couple of months our interdisiplinary learning has been about Scotland and Scottish culture. We have been comparing our country with others. During our learning we have expressed what we’ve learnt through different mediums, such as poster making, literacy and art and design to mention but a few.
Here are some of our wonderful creations from posters about Scottish produce, to thistle tealight holders and clay Nessies.
Very Delicate and elegant thistle tealight holders hand crafted from clay.
Some of our creative expressions of our beloved Nessie, molded from clay.
Individually designed posters on Scottish produce.
The Eco group would like to give a big thank you to all the pupils and parents who helped make our book swap last Thursday such a big success.
We are happy to report that all children who brought a book from home left with a new book and story to enjoy.
Here are some photos of very happy and excited children with their newly swapped books.
On Thursday the 24th of May 2018 the Eco Group will be hosting a book swap in each class to encourage pupils to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle their books.
If each child could bring at least one unwanted book that’s in good condition and at an appropriate age level for their class. Could parents please explain to younger children that a book swap means they will be going home with a different book not their own, so as not cause any upset.
Thank you to all the pupils and parents for all their support in making our book swap day a success.
The pupil council would like to thank all the pupils who took part in the mask decorating competition to raise money for MFR cash for kids. It was clear to see that Beauly has a lot of very creative personalities which was evident in the standard of design.
Here are a selection of the wonderfully creative masks.
we are very pleased to post, the wonderful winners were:
Erin McKinnon P1 for her Sheep mask.
Finn Johannsen P1 for his Tiger mask.
Finlay Seller P3/4 for his person mask.
Iona Simpson P5/6 for her Decoupage mask.
We are really looking forward to our own superstars preforming at Beaulys got talent on Friday evening at the Phipps Hall at 6:30 pm.
Prior to this event we will be having rehearsals on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th during school hours.
Therefore we would ask that all participants bring with them any props, costumes and music they may need.
We’re sure you will join us in wishing all the participants the best of luck when performing on the night and we hope to see you all there.
On Friday a select group of Primary 6/7 girls took part in a dance event at Charleston Academy. Since October the girls have been taking part in a dance class every Tuesday afternoon held by Rhianna and Erica the dance leaders from Charleston Academy. The conclusion of these classes was for the pupils of Beauly, Muirton, Tennasie and Kinmylies primary schools to get together and demonstrate their dances to the each other and some parents.
We really enjoyed the dance class on a weekly basis, as we were able to express ourselves to music we love. Being able to demonstrate the dance to our own classes boosted our confidence, meaning there were very few butterflys on the day. As you can see from the above photo we had a ball and would love to do it again.
The Eco group would like to thank all the pupils who participated in the waste free packed lunch week. All the pupils who took part will recieve a certificate.
On Thursday last week P 5/6 had a Victorian day because it is our currant topic.
To initiate the day the boys and girls were separated into groups as girls and boys in the Victorian era would not have mixed together at school.
Our first subject of the day was maths, were we problem solved with Victorian money. We used chalk and boards instead of whiteboards and pens, we found this tricky.
After maths we had Recess and played various Victorian games, such as jump rope, hopscotch, skip rope, spinning tops and toss the stone into the circle, some of these games we still play today.
Here is our Victorian class photo.
After Recess we had handwriting with ink and Quill pens. We had to copy fancy writing and if you made a mess you were punished. However most pupils made a great job of their handwriting so no one was punished.
If you were punished in the Victorian era you were made to wear the dunce hat or hit with the belt/cane. We pretended to be very sad pupils being made to wear the dunce hat.
Here are our Victorian day classroom rules.
- Students must stand up to answer questions and wait for permission to speak.
- Students must call Teachers “sir” or “Miss”.
- Students must stand when an adult enters the room.
- Students must use their right hand at all times for writing.
- Girls will learn needle work and boys will learn technical drawing.
- Students must not put their hands up unless they are told they can do so.
- Students must not ask questions.
- Talking and fidgeting will be punished. Children who are truant (late), behave badly or do poor work will be belted.
As a modern day class we didn’t like the Victorian rules and much prefer our own class rules.
As a class we had a great day acting out a typical Victorian school day and would like to do it again.
This week on Tuesday we made some William Morris inspired Victorian tiles. William Morris was a Victorian artist and designer from the arts and craft movement who created spectacular interior designed textiles and tiles.
William Morris’s work was always symmetrical and he used nature to inspire his designs.
We used our knowledge of our Victorian topic, symmetry from Maths and research of William Morris’s art to create our own tiles.
We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed designing and creating them.
Week commencing Monday 12th February will be a week of waste free packed lunches. The Eco group have instigated this challenge to the whole school to heighten the awareness of food and plastic waste that effects our environment and planet as a whole. We hope that you will support us through the week ahead by trying to have a waste free lunch.