We had a visit at school from the Shoogalie Road Company who performed the pantomime Aladdin. What a fantastic afternoon we all had!
Here are some comments the children made after watching Aladdin.
“I thought the pantomime was enjoyable because I liked the songs and it was very funny.”
“I liked how the Princess and Aladdin fell in love. It was good acting.”
“The monkey kept popping up. It just kept appearing and I thought it was so funny.”
“I enjoyed the fighting with swords as Aladdin was the winner.”
“Genie, who watched the pantomime with us at the start, was funny. She granted Aladdin three wishes.”
“The colours in the background, and the costumes were wonderful.”
“I liked Aladdin’s mum, she was funny and she was a great singer too. My favourite song was ‘Senorita’.”
“I liked the bit where the DJ’s came on and they were doing different types of cool dancing.”
P3/4 worked in groups to construct Oscar the Owl and then they learnt how to code Oscar to make head movements and to make sounds. This helped them to learn about the diverse wildlife owls have in Scotland, their biology, the environment they live in, and how clever owls really are.
Fun facts we learnt about owls.
- Owls have very good eyesight and can hear very well.
- Owls have very sharp claws called talons.
- Owls have wonky ears, sitting at different heights.
- Owls can fly as high as trees.
- Owl’s heads can turn twice as far as our heads can, their necks are very sensitive.
- Owls eat mice as food, what they can’t digest they put back out as pellets.
- Owls have very sensitive ears.
Today we did lots of maths related activities to help us find out more about dinosaurs. We did some measuring, used coordinates and did some adding. We also had a tour of the UHI campus and learnt what jobs you can train to be at the university.
Today we learnt:
- About dinosaur fossils and how they look like rocks today.
- About different jobs the people go to the college to learn about.
- How dinosaur poo turned into rock over time.
- That there are 3 floors in the college.
- How big a dinosaurs step was, it was about 570cm.
- If all the students in the college were there on the same day there would be 6000 people there.
- That mechanics wear boiler suits or overalls on their body.
- That the mechanics have metal plates in their shoes to keep their feet safe in case they drop anything on their toes.
- You can only tell if it’s a dinosaur bone if it has holes in it.
I liked the show ‘James and the Giant Peach’ because ………….
- I had never read James and the Giant Peach before but now I am going to read it.
- It had lots of music which I like.
- It was really funny in all sorts of ways like the lady bird doing funny things with the net.
- I recognised some of the songs and they were really good.
- There were lots of props in it.
- It was really funny; they were singing together with funny sun glasses on.
- It explained the story of James and the Giant Peach really well.
- I knew all the songs.
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