Primary 5

Welcome to the P5 class page.

Teacher – Mrs Robertson

Are Ye Dancin’? Project


Throughout this Summer term, Primary 5 have been involved in the ‘Are Ye Dancin’ ?’ project and it has been one of the most rewarding and exciting activities of our whole school year. Organised by Oaknote Theatre, which encourages young people to be active in their local communites, the project has linked us with older people who attend the Merchiston Day Centre.  The name ‘Are Ye Dancin’? gives away the theme that we are working on together, based around the older peoples’ experiences of the dance halls of Edinburgh in the ’50s and ’60s. We had some training from Alzheimer’s Scotland before we met our older friends which helped us to know how to communicate with them. We’ve learned old songs such as ‘Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl’, we’ve learned dances like the Jive and the Foxtrot and we’ve carried out interviews with our senior partners about their memories. We used the interviews to help us to write and record radio plays that helped us to understand how Edinburgh people lived in the ’50s and ’60s.

This week we will be having a special celebration with our older friends at Merchiston Day Centre and we will be performing our songs, dances and plays for them. From Saturday 23nd June, there will be an exhibition of everything to do with the project on display at Colinton Library in Thorburn Road.

We want to invite everyone to go to see the exhibition, but also to visit the Oaknote Website to see and hear some of the work that we have created together. Just click on the link below.

Oaknote ‘Are Ye Dancin’?’ Project

We hope that you enjoy hearing about the project as much as we are enjoying  participating in it.