All the children in Glenurquhart have now begun learning about various themes within Equality and Diversity, using the new books we purchased and shared at parent meetings in November. These have been linked with our school values also.
Each class will have weekly lessons with Mrs Laird focusing on these themes. We have started by looking at ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds.
This has linked with our school values of ‘Positivity’ and ‘Creativity’ as well as, the work we have started on Growth Mindset and builds on learning from whole school assemblies. A part of this learning, each class has completed Dot art work in the style of an artist who left their mark on the world. This is displayed around our school – please do pop in and see. Each class will also create a dot character and piece of writing about how this character solves a problem.
P6/7 heard the author read the story on their Smartboard. They then considered work we had completed around Creativity skills in assembly. Using the skills poster and our discussion, they wrote a description of how they could show each of the creativity skills; curiosity, open mindedness, imagination, applying creativity and problem solving. From this, they plotted how they would rate themselves against these areas and then set a personal goal for one. They will use this in their story writing lesson.
P6/7 then looked at the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder. They consider the elements of line, shape and colour and discussed how this following on from their previous learning in Art. They then created dot pictures in the style of the artist.