Gaelic 4/5 planned and organised a Mad Hair day and encouraged all pupils and staff to support the fundraising event.
Tha iad airson taing a thoirt dhan a h-uile duine a ghabh pairt ann. Abair gu robh seallaidhean annasach ann an Sgoil a’ Bhac an-diugh! Thug sinn a-steach £125 agus tha sinn eagalach toilichte leis an sin.
On Monday we had our sports day which we all enjoyed. Lots of parents came along to watch us take part in the races. There was tea, coffee and home baking being served in the school. We all had a great day.
On Tuesday we had art and we are doing a board to be displayed in Stornoway during the summer. I was drawing the new ferry on the board. The school is busy getting ready for the mod next week.
Today was MAD HAIR DAY today in Sgoil a’ Bhac . Everyone made a big effort to make their hair as crazy as possible. Even Mrs Murray wore a bright red wig and she looked like Stephanie from LazyTown.
On Monday we had sports day. On sports day I had a lot of fun. The races we did included the sack race, running race, egg and spoon race, the 200m race and the relay.
On Tuesday we had art and we were designing a Stornoway Tattoo board, although we haven’t started making the board yet. After lunch we had French and we were learning names of the shops in French, like the post office and the vet. After French we had our new topic which is the human body and we were doing our cover sheet and talking about the skeleton.
On Wednesday we had to go to the library to choose a new book to read then we had maths. At maths we were doing money and decimals. Decimals are easy and I really like them. After break we have been doing language where we are doing Nelson Skills. After lunch we will be doing some dictionary work with our teacher and the other P6s while the P7s go to French.
On Wednesday mornings we go down to the library to choose a book. In the Afternoon when we learnt about Rosa Parks and we summarised her story by writing bullet points about what she did. She was really heroic and stood up for equal rights in America. Then we went down to the computer room and we all chose our own person that was courageous and changed the world. I chose Nelson Mandela and had to do some research about him.
On Thursday morning we did some reading activities. I chose to design a house for the main character in my book. We had P.E with Mrs MacLennan where we played cone ball and corner hockey. In maths we have been working on adding and subtracting decimals and I am starting to get the hang of it!
On Monday when we came in we had P.E. We played some games and then went back to class. After P.E we did reading activities where I did a story map. I did my story map on Shrinking Violet. After lunch we went to watch the P7s do their Young Leaders test so we will know what to expect next year.
On Tuesday morning we did an imaginative story. My story was called Shrinking Ailyn. It was a funny story. After break we had Art with Mr Smith. In art we were painting. After art we had language and we were doing Grammar. Finally we had Gaelic with Mrs MacLennan where we were working on our Gaelic vocabulary.
On Wednesday morning we went to the library to choose and swap our books. At maths time we went to the computer room to do Alta maths. It was okay and I am starting to get better at some of the tricky bits. We also did hand writing and Nelson Skills. After lunch Mrs Murray read us the story of Rosa Parks. It was an interesting story and Rosa Parks did an amazing thing in protesting for equal rights in America.
We have been learning languages. We had French and we know our numbers and some colours. Then on Tuesday we had Gaelic. Mrs MacLennan drew a line in the middle of the white board and put numbers on each side. Then she would say a number in Gaelic and the first person to find it would get a point.
On Thursday Mrs Dillon came in because Mrs Murray was off. She did angles with us in maths. After lunch Mrs Dillon did a lesson with us about what we want to be when we grow up. We also had to write all the steps we have to take to get there.
I want to be an artist.
On Friday my reading group had reading. We all have different books and we tell everyone what has happened since the last time we read aloud. My book is The Snow Merchant.
On Monday morning we had gym outside with Mr. Smith. We played a game called Foxes, Chickens and Worms, it was really fun. In maths this week I have been learning division facts and using EducationCity to help me.
In language I did some work on comprehension using two different stories, one about King James and one about a tightrope walker. I liked the story about the tightrope walker because there was a part where he had to rely on his friend for help and his friend was very scared!
This week the P7s were sitting PIEs and PIMs. That stands for Progress in English and Progress in Maths. We will be doing them next year too.
In art on Tuesday we were learning how to draw the human eye. This will help us when we start our Human Body topic in class.
Sports day is coming soon and some of us have already started practising in the playground!
Some of our P2 and P3 pupils took part in a special football festival for Lewis schools today. It was organised by the Council’s Sport Development and Active Schools teams. This festival aimed to enhance children’s ability to run, throw, jump and kick the ball and to develop balance and co-ordination through playing four-a-side football games. All our pupils did really well and enjoyed their day. Thank you to Mrs Graham (G1-3), Mr Macdonald (Janitor) and Mrs Macdonald (Parent) for escorting the pupils to this event.
The picture below shows them returning to school with their certificates of participation.
Everyone at Sgoil a’ Bhac would like to congratulate the book committee on the successful launch of their book ‘Sgoil a’ Bhac Memories Through the Ages’.
This book is the culmination of months of hard work and perseverance by the committee in gathering information, stories and photos, identify the names of hundreds of former pupils and staff and bringing all this together in a volume that charts the 136 year history of schools and education in Sgire a’ Bhac.
It was a delight to see the community coming together at the school last night to see the launch of the book with an evening of talks, singing and musical performances.
Nach math a rinn sibh!
After selling out the initial delivery of books on the launch night, copies will be available for sale at Gordon’s Shop and in Stornoway newsagents in the coming weeks.