I think the swimming lessons are good because most of the population know how to swim but the other part doesn’t know so its for good learning. I also think that it is good because it makes you more successful at swimming even if you are good at swimming. Our swimming lessons start on Tuesday 17 Jan. I think its going to be fun but challenging.
On every Wednesday at school we have a science club. On the first week of science club we had to find out who put a white powder in Mrs. Clark’s hot chocolate. It was great fun. We had to find it by going to different parts of the kitchen and finding out whose mark matches the criminals mark. There was finger prints, bites on cups and we had to see what what pen was the same as the one the criminal used. The second week we got to make crystals. We made the crystals by putting in over salted water and food coloring to make them look good. On the last week of science club it was really disgusting because we were dissecting a fish and at the very end we dissected a deer heart. Although earlier before we were naming body parts and we got 2 chocolates out of an advent calender. We would like to thank the people from the high school for coming over to help us and we would really like it if science club is on again.
During this term cooking club has been run by Mrs Harrison on a Monday after school. It was run from 3:30 to 4:30. Every week we made different foods. The first week we made a scone recipe choosing some ingredients to put in. The next week we made pizza using the scone recipe as a base and made our own tomato sauce. The next week we made a pasta bake to take home and share with our family for dinner. We boiled pasta then made sauces, there was a cheesy sauce and a tomato sauce. The last week Mrs Harrison thought of something more exciting so we made pancakes. We made apple flavour which was from Jamie Oliver’s recipe and we also made a thick and thin pancake recipe. We then shared the pancakes and put our own favourites on them. We had jam, butter, golden syrup, maple syrup and some bananas. We all enjoyed making our recipes and going to cooking club.
On our first week we were in partners we had to research nice things to make for the Christmas fair. We made soaps in our partners both people chose what the soaps were going to look like then one person chose the scent and the other person chose the colour.On the second week we got things to draw around one was a star, a Christmas tree and a stocking we drew around them in pen on felt. then we sold our products at the fair and got to take some home for Christmas.
Every day on Monday after school Mr Shakespeare runs a sports club. Loads of people in the school go to sports club and enjoy it. We have been doing lots of different activities such as football, shinty, hockey handball, dodgeball and eliminate frisby. It is great fun.
On Friday the 16th December, Port Ellen Primary School did a Christmas jumper day for Save the children. We raised £75.65 which was fantastic. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who wore a Christmas jumper and everyone who donated.
P5\6\7 have been doing Symmetry for math. We have look at shape symmetry and name symmetry. If you put a mirror in the middle of a shape you can check if its symmetrical or not. We all did name symmetry, it was really fun to make and they look really nice.
Dance club is run by Eva, Natalie and Lauren on Fridays at Lunch break. It’s for any P1\2\3\4 that want to come. They have been learning dances and seem to be enjoying it. They hope to be restarting the club after the Christmas Holidays.
P1\2\3 from Port Ellen Primary School will be doing a Nativity on the Wednesday 21st of December at half one at St John’s Church. They have been working so hard practicing and learning the songs and the words. We want to say a big thank you to Miss Brown for working so hard on the Nativity, and to Mrs Campbell for playing the piano.
Port Ellen Christmas Fair was a great way to get ready for Christmas. P1\2\3 had the soap and bath bomb stall, P4\5 potpourri, chocolates, cookies, Christmas tree decorations, candle holder and more. P5\6\7 made Christmas magnets, Olaf’s, candles, lights, bobbles, tagul pictures, nativity finger puppets, little creatures and mirrors. Santa visited and we were very busy. The fair in total was a great success, the school made over £2,000. Thanks to everyone who came along to support the school.