Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens

Our group is the apples we have been reading Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex Mc Call.The story was about Giant Robot chickens attacking the city of Aberdeen,Jesse is the main character who hatches a plot with Rayna to stop the invasion of the chickens.

The book contained alot of humour including chicken jokes !This book was great because it was set in places we knew.It mentioned Clifton Road where our school is.

We tweeted about the book and the author Alex Mcall tweeted back. We were really excited that he liked our tweet!

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Quids In Scots Through Drama

IMG_0183 IMG_0176Last week at Woodside School was different, Quids in theatre group came to teach some Scots through drama,it was really exciting. We started to focus on “Geordies Mingin Medicine”. On Monday we started some really fun miming, making a medicine machine with an underscore.Later on in the week we started to practise a Bothy Ballad. A Bothy Ballad is a song that gets passed down the family for generations.We learned a Bothy Ballad about “Geordie’s Mingin Medicine” or in translation “George’s Marvelous Medicine”.On Friday we performed our play to the whole School.Primary 5-6 did the “Geordie’s Mingin Medicine”,Primary 3-4 did “The Wee Book o Fairy Tales”. My favourite performance was “The Three Wee Piggies”.

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Scots Fairy Tales – Room 17

img_4375The ‘Peach’ reading group have been reading ‘A Wee Book o Fairy Tales’ in Scots by Matthew Fitt and James Robertson.

The book contains The Three Wee Pigs, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Snaw White, The Billy Goats Gruff and Wee Reid Ridin Hood.

We’ve been doing lots of reading activities with the book.  We used the question dice to ask each other questions about what we read.  We also drew the Scots dwarves – The Big Heid, Greetie, Luggie, Nebbie, Crabbit, Glaikit and Minger!  We used our skills in metalinguistics to find out the meaning of Scots words we didn’t know, using a Scots dictionary to help.

Here are some of our thoughts on the book :

I liked that we were learning some new Scots.

The pictures from the book were amazing.

Each chapter was a different fairy tale.  I enjoyed the Cinderella story, the mice turn into cuddies!

I liked it having Scots in it.  I liked the part that said “Snaw White wis awfy,awfy,feart.”

My favourite part of the book was Rumpelstiltskin, the king said his daughter was beautiful “See my dochter,she’s bonny and she’s braw.”

The book is great, we would recommend it to others.

Peach Reading Group

Room 17

 

P5 Book Launch

Morning,

We’re Primary 5 in Room 17.  It’s been an exciting week for us we want to tell you all about it!

On Wednesday we all went to Woodside Library.  We had invited lots of important people from the Council,our families and the press.

We then talked about the process of getting our books published and how we created them.  We held reading sessions where we read to our guests.  They loved it, we got some great feedback.

At the end we sold our books and merchandise.  If you haven’t bought any yet, come to our Christmas Fair or ask the school for an order form.

Since Wednesday we have been looking at all the posts on twitter about us.  Today we learned that John Swinney has read our books- wow!

Primary 5

Room 17

Picture Books

We have been working very hard in class to create picture books for younger children. Working in groups we began by looking at existing picture books for inspiration. We then structured a story, using a storyboard to help us plan the pages. We have been busy writing and drawing the last few weeks! Inspired by the ‘Thistle Street’ stories we have also included some scots in our books. Our next step is to start putting pictures and text together on Publisher. Watch out for exciting news regarding their publication next term!