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Our Scottish Poems

Every January we celebrate Scottish Poetry. This year Primary 3 learned the poem ‘A Dug, A Dug’ by Bill Keys.

We performed it with a partner and we’ve chosen three recitals to share with you on here. It was hard to choose which ones to put on! Let us know what you think of them.

The first one is by Beau and Casey-Jo

Next is the recital by Caitlin and Katie.

Finally, here’s one by Ross and Stuart.

Our Winter Poems

Winter Poem by JaymieIn class, we thought it would be a nice idea to use our grammar lesson to help us write Winter Poems. Here’s what we did:

  • We thought up one thing that we see, hear and smell in winter (nouns)

  • Next, we added two ‘WoW’  words (adjectives) to describe them

  • Finally, we thought up three words to describe our feelings about winter

  • We went along to the computer room and wrote our poems in a Microsoft Publisher template

  • We decorated a big ‘W’ with clipart at the start of the poem

  • We saved the publisher documents as jpegs

  • We uploaded the jpegs to Windows Movie Maker and added some nice Christmas music

Have a look! What do you think?

Friendship Cinquains

Today in class we made Friendship Cinquains. A cinquain is a five lined poem that follows a pattern. First of all we interviewed a friend to find out how they would describe themselves. We also asked them what their hobbies were and what makes them a good friend. We used the information to help us write the poems. We even asked them if they had a nickname to add to the last line of the poem!

Have a look below to see how they turned out  ……. and leave us a comment to let us know what you think of our work 🙂


Our Class Poem – ‘If Only…….’

Last week we watched a video about how to write an ‘If Only…’ poem and we decided to try to write our own one with the same title. We chose whether we wanted to work with a partner or work on our own, and we brainstormed our ‘if only….’ ideas.

We made a PowerPoint slide to illustrate each idea. We also recorded our verses and then put them all together in Windows Movie Maker to make one big ‘If Only….’ class poem.

We’ve got some more ideas about more ‘If Only…..’ poems – but meanwhile have a look/listen below at our first attempt and please leave a comment to let us know what you think.


If Only from mvass on Vimeo.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

This is our last week at school before our Christmas break. We wrote some Winter Poems to help decorate our school hall.

First, we thought of three nouns to do with Winter – one thing that you see, one thing that you hear and one thing that you smell. We then wrote two adjectives to describe each noun.

For the last line of the poem we wrote about how all these things made us feel. Finally, we decorated the big letter ‘W’ with some winter clipart.

Here are our poems. Leave us a comment to let us know what you think of them 🙂

Winter Poems on PhotoPeach