Last week we went to John Muir`s birthplace in Dunbar to learn more about his life. All the primary five pupils are doing a John Muir Award, we are conserving the Law by helping to redirect the path up the Law because it is being eroded and we will be making podcasts with information about the Brithonic Iron Age people for tourists to download.
Before we visited the birthplace we learned about his life by making a timeline of his life and we learned about his inventions and that he was a conservatinist and environmentalist.
When we got there we learned lots of new things like lots of his books were published after he died and that he worked at a newspaper, he started the Sierra Club and lots of other things.
By Charlotte and Chloe P5B
Ali Sparkes was in our school! Wow! She was so interesting and inspiring and funny. We felt so lucky to speak to her, Thanks for coming in to see us and for signing all out books…and there were a lot.
On Tuesday all primary 5 pupils visited the Edinburgh Mosque and Synagogue. We have been learning about different religious buildings and it was great to see everything in real life. We all learned a lot. Thank you to our guides for showing us round and making it really interesting for us.
The primary 5 John Muir Award continues this year from the good work done last year.
We are all exploring and discovering our wild place, the North Berwick Law. We are continuing with the plans to re route the trail up the Law as there is significant erosion going on. We are also learning all about the lengthy history of our majestic landmark dating back from the Ice Age and with a particular focus on the Brithonic Iron Age people who lived in the round houses there. Our podcasts will be very interesting and informative and will inlcude snipets of the stories we are writing to bring the past to life…so watch this space!!
In primary 5 we have been using adjectives to bring our Scottish characters to life. We watched video clips of well known characters to stimulate our imaginations and help us plan our best work.
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