Victoria’s Ships Verse 2 – Sailing away on the high seas
CLASS Primary 5
SCHOOL Letham Primary, Perth, Scotland
HONOURS Glee is about spreading cheer to the world and having fun. In 2018 we won a glee trophy in a singing competition – we are entering again this year. We have won other singing contests, and a music star.
In our classroom we have been learning about the senses and we are going to be learning about floating and sinking. The skin has three layers called Dermis, Epidermis and Subcutaneous fat – we have been learning about sun safety. Did you know the ear has the 3 smallest bones in it? The eye: we learned about the parts of the eye and what they do. Lens helps us focus. Pupil lets in light. On the Minerva Scientifica project we learnt:-
Victoria Drummond was a marine engineer, she built ships and sailed them – we have a song about her Letham Pupil
The song tells the extraordinary story of Marine Engineer Victoria Drummond who was brought up in Megginch Castle near Perth. She built ships before sailing them herself and eventually becoming a WW2 hero as a result of her uncanny ability to make engines go faster than they should! You can read more about her on her page here We split into 3 groups to make verses and helped with ideas for the chorus. We are singing, speaking, acting and making the sounds of the story.