Thursday, December 21, 2006

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee

Today we looked at Kirklandneuk's blog and saw how they had been practising their numbers. We tried out their ideas and left them some comments - as you can see from the pictures, we had fun trying out the ideas! Then, Mrs McDowall taught us two French Christmas songs - Vive le vent, which we sang to the tune of Jingle Bells and Joyeux Noel, which you can listen to on our photos. It was quite hard to get our tongues round all the words but we gave it our best shot. Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année tout le monde.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bonjour et Bienvenue 2!

Well with a bit of home tinkering I think I have managed to upload our podcast via Odeo Studio. Fingers crossed it works and doesn't have too much feedback this time!!

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Bonjour et Bienvenue!

We have been working on our podcast for the last two weeks. We had a bit of rerecording to do as some of our original work didn't come out very clearly, but it is finally all ready. Mrs McDowall is trying to find a way to post our mp3 here - a school network issue? - but until then, you can find it on our school website . It lasts nearly 5 minutes which is quite long but we are really proud of the end results. We hope you have fun listening to it - we certainly had great fun making it!

by Primary 5

Sunday, December 10, 2006

P6 French

Having read all the posts from Primary 5, we decided that if they could do it, so could we. So we put together our own post and our very own podcast. Mrs McDowall called it our half hour podcast! We think it sounds really professional. Our voices sound different when we record them, but we do think our French accents are cool! We haven't figured out how to post a mp3 within our blog (help, please?) so we are linking this back to our school website where we have posted our podcast. Enjoy listening!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Rationing - Two Stars and a Wish

In P7 our topic is World War II. We have been doing lots of interesting activities. Today we were finding out all about food and rationing during the War. We filled in some missing words and then we used this LTScotland website to find out all about it. Mrs McDowall (our teacher on a Friday) asked us to think of Two Stars and a Wish for things we learned today about rationing. These are some of them.

Two things we learned:
• In August 1940 the Government passed a law that made the waste of food illegal.
• Petrol was rationed from the beginning of the war but a small allowance was available to private motorists.
• Before 1939 imported about 55 million tonnes of food each year from other countries.
• In May 1940 food rationing was tightened up.
• In 1953 there was once again unlimited butter and sugar.
• 1954 was the official end to rationing.
• Food rationing was introduced in January 1940.
• Fish, jam, biscuits, breakfast cereal, cheese, eggs, milk and canned fruit all became strictly rationed and fruits like lemons, oranges and bananas disappeared from the British diet as these had always been imported.
• You only got enough clothes rations for one outfit a year.
• Some people didn't have meat so they killed rabbits.
• Ice cream was banned in 1942.
• Chocolate was expensive during rationing.

One thing we wanted to learn more about was:
• The Black Market
• Clothes rationing
• What vehicles bombed or sank our imported food and clothing materials
• How the war started
• What make up women used
• The Home Guard

If you know about any of these things or were surprised like us, please leave us a comment.

by Primary 7

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