We would like to thank Kirsty from Stirling council for coming and speaking to us about journalism.
It was very helpful to us. Some of the tips she gave us are very useful.
You have to remember the 5w’s (what, why, who, when, where!) and make the article short so people don’t get bored! We should write an article as if we are drinking coffee with a friend and having a chat.
Our favourite part was when she told us about her work for the council and in her past experience as a journalist. That was pretty cool. Kirsty used to have to make quick calls from public phones, but sometimes people had cut the wires and the no-one could get in touch with anyone!
The media group enjoyed it and are very appreciative for all her tips and help. We hope we can see her again.
By Julia, Neil-Arthur and Olivia from St Marys EPS.
Primary 5/6 have been taking part in THINK DANCE 2017! We have been practicing since November and we have loved doing it!
When we arrived at the Macrobert Centre, we all were very ‘nervousited’ (Nervous and Excited!) While we waited, we played games and ate lots of sweets. The maximum amount of time we were allowed to dance for was 10 minutes but we danced for 4 minutes.
Our dance consisted of 3 dances. The dances were inspired by the thought of travelling through time. The dances started in the 1950s through to the 1960s then 70s. We wore yellow T-Shirts that made us stand out more. We danced to the 3 songs; In The Mood, Here Comes The Sun and Staying Alive.
Performing in the Macrobert Centre was nerve- racking and really fun!!!
A big thank you to Mrs Smith, Kim and Zoe for helping us do the dance!!!
On Friday the 10th of February, p1-3 and p4-7 were given a presentation about the body and how it works. There was different experiments to show us how it works in a more fun and interesting way. Although there were a lot of disgusting parts in it, it was very good at teaching us how and what our body does. We got shown where our wind pipe is in our throat and where our lungs are. Then we got told how people’s hearts beat at different speeds depending on what age you are. We learnt where our stomach is and how it expands. We were also shown some clips of a camera going down a guy’s throat and in his stomach. Though this got some people feeling sick it was quite cool! Then we got shown a demonstration of a plastic bag (which was the stomach) and food was being put into it to show us how the stomach expands throughout the day. Overall this was a great learning experience for us all.
During the term we have been focusing on lots of Scottish things for our topic; Primary 1/2s did a Gruffalo performance in Scots and the Primary 7s looked at scots poems. The whole school also held a poetry recital competition. So much Scots learning had taken place in school and we wanted to share it with all the parents. The event started with the Primary 7s singing ‘The White Cockade’. The Primary 1 and 2s had the opportunity to share their Gruffalo performance in Scots and Primary 3, 4, 5, 6 all sang songs. The primary 3s and 4s performed a song from the film ‘Brave’. They brought their own instruments in and they all played and sang along. The Primary 5s and 6s re-wrote songs and they changed the lyrics to fit in with their Lochs and Water Cycle topic. All the Poetry recital winners also performed. Everyone one had a great time at the Sharing Event and hopefully we can do something similar in the future.
There was a poetry competition held at our school on Thursday the 19th of January. Each class had a different scots poem to learn off by heart and had to have a prop. P1 had robin red breast, p2 had bum be, p3 had Nessie, p4 had piper, p5 had the ment to the lost dinner ticket, p6 had address to the toothache and p7 had address to a haggis.
We were learning these scots poems because it was coming up to Burns night. We had time to practice them but p7 had the shortest amount of time to learn it. On Wednesday the 18th each person performed their poem to their class. The teachers got given the tough job of choosing who goes through to the competition. Although it was a hard choice they decided in the end, on Thursday for assembly each person who went through performed their poem yet again but to the whole school and to the judges, David Smith and Rev. Nick. They had the toughest job, choosing an overall winner. The winner had to, have a prop, have actions, takes on character, poem has a good pace. After lots of AMAZING recitals the judges made their decision. Rosie T. was the p1 to p4 winner for a great performance with good actions. Madeleine B. was the overall winner for a dramatic recital of address to a haggis. She was truly magnificent! This was a good experience for all the children in the school.
Everyone had fun and we learnt new scots words. Congratulations to everybody who got picked to go through.
By Vienna and co