On Thursday 25th January Jenni and Stuart from the Islay Museum came to Port Ellen Primary school to talk about WW100 on Islay. This is so we can get information about WW1 on Islay and what happened here during the war. They told us about the Tuscania, which was torpedoed by a submarine in 1918 […]
Just before Christmas P4/5 were thrilled to get a visit from Miss Heads nephew Luke, who is a geologist. He answered lots of their questions about volcanoes and earthquakes. He was also very impressed by the children’s knowledge of the earth’s structure and plate tectonics.
To complete our IDL on earthquakes and volcanoes, P4/5 have learned about the pros and cons of living in areas of the world where there are volcanoes and earthquakes. They wrote a piece of persuasive writing to convince people that living in Iceland had lots of positive aspects and found out how engineers try to […]
P4/5 are learning about poetry and figures of speech. Here is Drew’s volcano poem using metaphor for the first time.
P4/5 have been learning how, during the Neolithic, people started to move away from being hunter-gatherers and started farming. They began to build permanent homes. They worked in groups to build models of Skara Brae as well as Iron Age hillforts, roundhouses and crannogs.
P4/5 have been finding out about the work of archeologists and how they go about finding evidence of the past. They took part in a mini dig, tried to reassemble bits of old pottery and dissected a Stone age poo to find out what people ate long ago.
As part of their learning about Islay Prehistory P4/5 went up to see the standing stone outside Port Ellen. They were amazed at it’s height up close and how people long ago managed to get such a big piece of rock into a stand
On Wednesday 7th September Mrs.Clark’s class and P1/2/3 went bramble picking at the croft road. There was 2 people in each pair and every pair was given 1 bag to put the brambles they find in. As we set off to get brambles a buildbase lorry went by and we all had to get on the grass […]
Last week Joe, Bronagh, Kaya and Murray traveled with Mrs Clark and Mrs Leask to Glasgow and Edinburgh to take part in the Celebration of Science and Engineering run by @scdiYESC at the Glasgow Science Centre. They were finalists in the Junior Saltire Awards with their Wave […]
A few weeks ago p5/6/7 worked on designs for a wave power device for the Junior Saltire Awards, which is a national competition for school children to design and make their own devices to promote the use of renewable energy. The group that built the device was called Wave Islay, and included Bronagh, Joe, Murray, […]