Category Archives: Non-fiction

Artwork for school blogs

S2 Art and Design have been asked to create a series of banners for the Our Lady’s Latest blog using parts of famous artworks. Only part of the painting or sculpture will be visible in the header because of its shape so … Continue reading

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Great Writing Challenge 2

For the second Great Writing Challenge, Mrs Macfadyen explained that pupils would have to put their characters into some sort of danger. Their task was to investigate dangerous locations around the world to help them decide where and how their characters … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Contribution to Science Part 2

Pupils are investigating Scotland’s contribution to the history of science: Thomas Telford, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Watson-Watt, John Napier, Lord Kelvin, James Clerk Maxwell, Joseph Black, James Hutton, James Lister, Ian Donald and all the others. You might notice they’ve … Continue reading

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More Victorians

2nd year are busy researching their Victorian topics, from New Lanark to inventions and from childhood to cruel punishments. Once their research is complete, the class has to write up their blogs, add them to the English department blog (Eye … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Contribution to Science Part 1

1st year pupils came to the LRC with Science for their first ever secondary investigation, investigating Scotland’s role in scientific history. Pupils investigated a number of distinguished scientists, engineers, inventors and doctors, some of whom were Scottish by birth, and … Continue reading

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Art and animals

Today’s 1st year English class were having a look at illustrations and their captions, and as usual, a couple of themes emerged from the photos they chose. This time we had lots of animal pictures and lots of art pictures, … Continue reading

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The Vikings are back!

Mr Krawczyk /Miss McTiernan’s class were in the LRC to start their Viking research. We discussed the Viking influence on Scottish placenames and language (including the days of the week) and pupils described the Vikings as murderers and berserkers but … Continue reading

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Lights in the sky

Mrs Mitchell’s class had a go at finding pictures and captions today, and some of the pictures followed a theme: strange things in the sky. First, Nicole spotted a brilliant picture of a cloud that looked just like a UFO. … Continue reading

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Sharkbite!

It’s amazing what you learn in the LRC. Do you know how a male shark shows a female shark that he likes her? He bites her! Mr Deans’ class were looking for fantastic illustrations and their captions, and discovered that as … Continue reading

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Anamorphic art and cake decoration

1st year pupils have been looking for spectacular pictures in non-fiction books and hunting for the captions that explain what’s going on. Today Mrs Jeffrey’s class were accompanied by a special visitor: Mrs Shearer from Cathedral Primary came along to … Continue reading

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