The Selfish Giant St Sylvester’s, Elgin, Scotland. Comenius Project September 2010 Summer Concert Our Whole school worked together to produce a musical about the Selfish Giant. Key Competence: Primary 1 Interpersonal, intercultural and social competences and civic competences. Learning Intentions To explore God’s natural world and enjoy and delight in the gift of creation To know that God loves me because He has created a beautiful, natural world for me to enjoy and care for To create a range of visual information through observing and recording experiences across the curriculum To help grow plants and name their basic parts To talk about how plants grow and what I need to do to look after them To be aware of how the concept symmetry can be of use when creating images Making our garden God made all the trees and plants. The giant has a beautiful garden. We wanted to have a garden on the window of our class… We found some daisies in our school garden. We put them in a vase and tried to draw them. We used coloured chalk. We printed apples on our tree. We cut some apples in half. We used red paint to print the apples on our tree. Growing the apple seeds We found seeds inside the apples. We planted them. Look how they have grown! In maths we learned about Symmetry … We found out that a butterfly is symmetrical. We painted on one side and folded. The wings are the same! Thank you God! We are so lucky to have our beautiful world. We wrote a prayer to say thank you. Primary 1/2 Learning Intentions To use more interesting words than happy or sad in our stories to describe our feelings. Success Criteria I can use interesting words to describe my feelings in the stories I write. First we made a list of all the words we could think of that were more interesting than happy or sad. We use these lists to help us think of interesting feelings words. We add to the list if we think of new words. This is us using our interesting words in our stories. Here are some of our stories. Here is Daniel looking “miserable”. We are feeling……happy pleased excited Brilliant! Primary 2/3 Learning Intentions To learn about that we have four seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. To understand the changes in plants, especially trees, throughout the seasons. Success Criteria I can show through art work the changes in nature throughout the four seasons. Investigating Weather Primary 2/3 wanted to know….. “What is Weather?” They carried out an experiment and discovered all around them is a huge layer of air called the atmosphere. Key Competence: Primary 3 Communication in the Mother Tongue Learning Intentions •We are learning to use adjectives in our stories. •We are also learning to work in a group and take turns. We came up new words to describe the giant... Instead of using the word “selfish” Children worked in teams to come up with different words to describe the giant. We came up with ideas like the fat giant, the ugly giant and the kind giant. We wrote our ideas down, stuck them on a poster and then told the class our favourite new adjectives which could be used to describe the giant. Here we are sharing our fantastic ideas! Racism P4 are learning to understand racism. St Sylvester’s World Team Pupils chose a country, they made the country’s flag and researched a name from that country. Here are P4 making their own messages for their World Team P4 showing their hard work Learning about racism through literacy... Through reading books. Through writing poetry. Poetry Our Dream Our dreams are: People with different colour of skin, getting to know one another. People who speak in another language are made to feel safe and welcome. All citizens understanding one another’s cultures and religion. For a world free of racism. James P4 P4 ‘s Discrimination Rap Can I get your full attention? For I feel it's time to mention, Everyone at this school, Should follow the golden rule. See we've been learning bout discrimination And how it can happen in our nation. It's not pretend , it's fact – and we've decided to fight right back. For it really is only up to us to show, the way on how to love. So say it loud and say it proud. Sing it loud- Discrimination Out!! Primary 5 have been learning about … What’s in the garden ? Learning Intention Children will be able to research to find out and state the habitat, diet and appearance of various living things. Activities Children took part in a bug hunt, to find out what types of wildlife live in the school garden. Children undertook research to find out about some type of living things. Children observed a tadpole and took notes on how it changed into a frog. Children studied butterflies and made symmetrical patterns. Children made pencil drawings of a butterfly and colour studies of animal skins. We began to explore Living Things… We created a wildlife garden in the classroom and observed some tadpoles as they turned into frogs. Children worked together to make various living things for the garden in our play. Ready for the stage! We studied butterflies and here are some of our pencil drawings. Communication in Foreign languages… We learned some names of animals in French… Un papillon Un abeille un poison rouge un chat un lapin un chien Assessment Show me thumbs... I’ve got it ! I need more practise I don’t understand – can you help me? Traffic Lights... I can do it ! I need more practise. I don’t understand. Can you help me? Peer assessment Read one another’s stories and tell your buddy what you liked... Primary 6 Learning Intentions I can gather information using a tally chart and present the information in a bar chart. I can plot the horizontal and vertical axis using the correct scaling and titles. I can cooperate with a partner to present work neatly. Key Competence: Primary 6 Mathematical literacy and competence in science and technology Context- Count the visitors to the Wildlife GardenInformation Handling (Mathematics) Activities Decide on categories of insects to include in the tally chart Visit the wild garden and gather information into the tally chart Total the tally chart Organise the information into a Bar Chart working with a partner Use the correct scaling and titles for Chart and labels for the axis Assessment Check our finished work using the learning intentions. Peer assess each groups finished bar chart to check they have achieved the success criteria. Show me thumbs and two stars and a wish. Primary 7 Tolerance and Respect Activities… We discussed Tolerance and Respect. We brainstormed in small groups about what Tolerance and Respect are, who and what we show them to and how we show them. We created a wall display to remind to show Tolerance and Respect in our daily lives. Assessment We filmed ourselves discussing Tolerance and Respect .