Reading with a Buddy! Week beginning 7th October 2019
This week, Primary 5 were given the opportunity to read a book of their choice with Miss Stewart’s Primary 6 class. Everybody read to their buddy with great enthusiasm. In their reading pairs, the Primary 5s and 6s discussed their likes and dislikes about the Primary 5’s chosen reading book. They also asked questions about the plot and characters in the story. The chance to read aloud to a different audience was not only an enjoyable experience, but, enabled reading with fluency and expression to be practised. Both classes have been exploring Harry Potter novels, it was lovely to see a common interest in their learning and J.K. Rowling’s books proved to be a popular choice when the classes met. Continue to read aloud your books of choice at home, making it as interesting as you can for your audience.
During our first full week of term, P5 visited the Book Festival at Charlotte Square.
We met the author Thomas J. Clark, who has adapted the popular book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ for the Scots language: ‘Diary O A Wimpy Wean’. We had a fantastic time discovering new words in the Scots language, attempted to beat Thomas in a Scots language quiz, performed part of the story on stage, and had the opportunity to ask questions. He was great fun! The walk there and back was long, but we represented our school well and even kept our spirits up in the heavy rain!
Last week we had a trip to the breakfast club at Drummond Community High School. In the morning we were met by three of the S6 leadership team, who helped us travel to and from the high school. The breakfast was delicious. We could have second helpings and some of us even had thirds! The S6 pupils were fantastic too. They took us, in small groups, on a treasure hunt around the school. We got to see the science classrooms and spoke to some of the other teachers and pupils.