P3/4 go back in time with the Vikings!
Exclusive By Riley Porter
Last Thursday P3/4 had an exciting Viking visit. When we opened the door we were met by funny Vikings. Some of us got to dress up as people in the story Simon told us. He also told us about lifestyle in Viking times. A corner of the classroom was turned into a Viking home. Later on we pretended to row a long ship to raid other countries. Mrs Anderson split the class into three groups of seven. The first group got to play Viking chess. Next we got to talk to Simon. He told us about how the Vikings weighed the silver to see if it was the same weight as what the other Viking had to get it. Some of the people got to blow the horn and lie in the bed. After that we went to see Eric. He told us about how the Vikings made things out of wood and showed us some of his tools to carve wood. Last of all we went down to the field and they had a battle with all of their weapons. We were all gripped with fear and excitement. It was a fantastic day.
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On Friday 18th March Primary 3/4 visited Alma House to share songs and entertain the residents. P3/4 have been involved in learning a range of traditional songs as part of the Feis Ros music programme.
CHILDREN MAKE VIKING HOUSES
AT DALBEATTIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Exclusive by Fraser Campbell
The P3/4 children made mini—Viking homes. It took them a long time but they finished it. Some of them thatched the roof while others planted sticks in ground and then slid art straws through. The way that they thatched was with straw and card. They cut the straw and placed the straw on the card “Well it was not easy,” said the children. It was really brilliant fun. I thought they all looked great.
P3/4 were learning how to measure a Viking ship.
Reported by Abbie Millar
On Wednesday 10th of February P3/4 went down to the field and measured the size of a Viking war ship because they are learning about the Vikings. They worked well together to complete the task. From their research they knew it was 23 metres long and 5 metres wide. They were all working very hard to measure it accurately. Some used metre sticks while others used trundle wheels. Most groups managed confidently even though it was tricky. Well done P3/4. “ It was tricky but we managed it!”