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SCOTLAND TOPIC HELP!!

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 Forum guide

    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.
    http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scotlandsculture/lochness/lochnessmonstersong/poem.asp
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=1683
    http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/resources/e/edwinmorganpoems/introduction.asp?strReferringChannel=resources&strReferringPageID=tcm:4-630874-64
    http://www.lochness.com/schools.htm
    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

    http://www.itchy-coo.com/resources/sweetieraptorsteachersnotes.pdf

    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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