Miss Copeland and Mrs Masson
We have been learning about soundscapes and programme music. We know that we can create sounds which remind us of places or feelings. Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns is a piece of programme music – we guessed what the animals were!
We know that if something gets closer or scarier the music gets louder and if it gets calmer or further away it gets quieter. We can play louder if we hit the instruments harder or we stand closer to the iPad. We are using the app Book Creator to record our music….
Lesson 1 – We narrated and added the music to the story ‘A Walk in the Woods’
Lesson 2 – We added sound to the photo story ‘A Story Sailing Trip’.
Lesson 3 – We listened to the beginning of this piece performed by the choir Perpetuum Jazzile, where they create a rainstorm with their bodies. This is called a soundscape. We had a go and recorded it using the app Garage Band and added the picture on iMovie!
We have travelled back in time to Ancient Rome!
We have been creating mosaics, designing villas, dressing up in togas and tunics, and comparing life from then to now.
In Maths we have been learning about shape and number patterns.
We created our patterns with numbers, learning about odd and even numbers.
We have also created patterns with shapes, dance and materials we found in our forest.
Our school is trying to earn our Green Flag Award. P3/4 have been thinking about ways to recycle materials that would normally be thrown away. We put on our creative hats and used the waste from sharpening a pencil to create interesting designs! To make sure that everyone receives a birthday card this year, everyone in the class made a card and these will be handed out as the year goes on.
During Scottish Poetry Week, Miss Copeland read the class the poem, ‘Please Mrs Butler’, by Alan Ahlberg. The class enjoyed it so much we re-wrote it for our class and performed it in assembly! You can read it by clicking the link below.
Calum’s Grandad, known as Calzie, kindly wrote a poem for us, which Calum performed to the class and we really enjoyed listening to. Thank you very much! You can read it by clicking the link below.
We have also been writing acrostic poems.
Here is our class Halloween one.