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.
P1/2 heard the author read the story from the Smartboard and then discussed what they are good at and what makes them special. They looked at the artist Kandinsky and then found items in their classroom that they could draw round to make dots of different sizes. They chose colours to do this on and learnt how to not waste the paper. They then cut their dots out and made patterns in the style of Kandinsky.