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Discussion in 'Primary' started by jhu05179, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. I have been asked to work a supply day in a school I have applied for a job in (obvioulsy want to try before they buy). I have to plan an afternoon lesson for a composite P1-P3 on Scottish Weather or Scottish Landmarks. Any ideas for this age level would be greatly appreciated.
    I have had a wee think about discussing Loch Ness and incorporating the ORT book Monster Mistake and doing something on the Loch Ness Monster - not sure what my actual teaching could be though. Lesson will last no more than 2hours. Hope you can help.
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    I can point you in the direction of some resources which are suitable for older pupils, but you may be able to adapt. Loch Ness Monster Song - poem by Edwin Morgan - is great, but be careful as audio recordings have 'fok' sounding like a rude word! Year 5 noticed it, but would the younger ones? The Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centre site has some ideas you might be able to tailor in both the pre-vist and post-visit resources.
    Does the school have the CD to go with the ORT books? There might be further ideas on that.

    Sorry I can't be more help, but I have very little experience with this age group.
    Good luck!
  3. How about doing a Scots language lesson? Help the children learn some great Scottish words, extending their vocabulary and finding out about new and unusual words? I have done this with different age groups - borrowed the idea from Itchy Coo and their fantastic Sweetieraptors book, making up Scottish dinosaurs by combining Scots words with dinosaur endings - for example a a crabbit-dactyl (crabbit means grumpy) or a minging-saurus (minging meaning smelly or stinking). The children loved making up weird and wonderful creations!

    You get online Scots dictionaries and examples from Itchy Coo can be found here


    The pupils came up with some fantastic illustrations to show just what the Scots words mean
  4. Do you know what,I am sorry, I never read your post properly before I flung that idea in. I see now you are to do something on the weather or landmarks, so my suggestion isn't much use! Unless you are doing something about Loch Ness and monsters, I suppose......

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