Our pupils have drawn on their rich experiences about The Great War and written in many different genres. Some of the diaries on this film were chosen to be read aloud at our Remembrance Service.
As part of a Primary Engineering initiative, our P6 pupils built their own World War One Tanks and had a competition to discover which would be the winner.
This film was created by our P4 and P5 class and is their interpretation of the Christmas Truce. The class worked with their teachers, Miss Black and Mrs Wood and a wide range of partners. This included our Artist in Residence, Graeme Milne who worked with different classes throughout the school to create the stunning art work you can see in the film. The class also worked with one of our parents Sue Thomson, Children’s Minster at St Columba’s Church to explore the meaning behind the story. We are very fortunate to have Anna Hamilton, Vocal Instructor, as part of our team at the school and the music adds a rich dimension to the film. P4 – 7 all learned Silent Night in German for this film and for our Christmas Nativity.
And, we are lucky enough to have Rob from Aberdeen Football Club work with P4 and P5 on their football skills!
Our Primary Seven leaders have created 6 short films to share their learning about World War One. They have each chosen a different area and have worked in teams to research, film and edit their films. Below you can find their set Success Criteria.
Class Success Criteria
Creating a documentary film about life during WW1 times. Your film must include:
Title, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Presenter, Test, Image – Drawing or photos, Credits, Video Clips, Sound Effects, Voice Overs and Editing. You must also include references.
Primary 5 worked with artist Graeme Milne and their teacher Miss Black to create these recruitment posters. The original poster contained an image of Lord Kitchener encouraging men to sign up for the Great War. The class have been reading ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo and identified with the character Tommo. He lied about his age because he wanted to be recruited for the War.