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Room 13 Kirklandneuk

Monday, 27 April 2015

Our trip to Alloway, Ayr, to see the Robert Burns Birthplace museum and cottage.

Being Burns workshop at The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.  Two volunteers dressed in clothes similar to what Robert Burns and Mary Campbell would have worn.

"Georgian lads"

Even more of the "Georgian lads" and "Robert Burns" at the top of the table!

"Georgian lassies"
Out enjoying the fresh air in Alloway

In the Byre

Making butter in the Byre

In the spence.  This is where Robert was taught.

Even Robert Burns had an "iPad"...

The Poet's Path in Alloway.  Learning about the Tam O' Shanter story.

We found a "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie..."

We found a "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie..."

We found a "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie..."

Re-enacting Brig O' Doon... at the Brig O' Doon!

Perfect place for a class photo.  Brig O' Doon, Alloway.

We loved making our very own Shadow Portraits.
Guess who!

The Summer Term has arrived!

It was such a busy Term 3 for Primary 5/6 in Kirklandneuk Primary and we couldn't quite believe how quickly Easter seemed to arrive! As you all know, we were learning all about Robert Burns and The Georgians last term. Beginning with our Burns Assembly, Supper and Ceilidh back in January, we continued to explore what life might have been like for Robert Burns and others who lived during the Georgian period. We learned all about where people lived, in cottages and town houses; we looked at the clothes people used to wear; we found out more about many of the historical events that took place, such as The United States declaring its independence from Britain in 1776 and Bonnie Prince Charlie being defeated at Culloden in 1746, and much more. One of the highlights of our topic last term, was our trip to Alloway, Ayr - the village where Robert Burns was born. During our visit, we tried on Georgian clothing; we explored the cottage in which Robert Burns was born; we visited the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, where many of us made our very own “shadow portrait”, as well as exploring a range of original artefacts related to Robert Burns, his life and work as a poet. Luckily, the weather was wonderful during our trip to Alloway, so we were able to end our day with a fascinating walk around the local area, during which we saw many of the landmarks and places we learned about during our topic, such as Brig o' Doon.

Another highlight of the term was our Open Evening, where we brought together and showcased all the things we had been learning about, across all curricular areas, through our interdisciplinary topic 'Robert Burns and The Georgians'. We really enjoyed welcoming our parents and guests to Room 13. Some of the activities on offer included: guessing the current UK population at 'The Population Station'; 'Pinning Robert Burns on Alloway'; discovering the Robert Burns Heritage Trail through our interactive map; exploring our huge frieze and time line of some of the significant events during the life of Robert Burns and the Georgian period; and discovering what it might have looked like inside a typical countryside cottage and town house, during the 18th century. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it along! We received some really positive feedback for all our hard work and effort to make our Open Evening a success. Everyone in Room 13 should be exceptionally proud of their determination and commitment – especially for the Personal Projects, which were wonderful! Well done!

Finally, Primary 6 thoroughly enjoyed their recent visit to St Mirren Park, Paisley, for the Safe Kids event. We heard from the Police, Fire & Rescue Service, footballers and others, to learn more about Internet safety, drug awareness, littering and other ways in which we can be Responsible Citizens. If it wasn't interesting enough, we were also really lucky to catch a glimpse of the Scotland U21 national team, during their training!

So, from everyone in Room 13, we hope you had an eggcellent Easter!