The whole school went on a trip to Kirbuster Farm Museum. The older class have been learning about the Victorians, and the younger class about farming, so it all fitted well. Nursery children were very excited to go on a trip too!
Thank you to Sue for showing us round, and to Shapinsay Community Council for funding our travel.
Today we went to King Street Halls in Kirkwall to take part in the Orkney Celebration of Engineering.
We had two teams (P1 – 4 and P5 – 7) and we made displays of our STEM work that we have been doing in school. We had to present our work to the judges.
We had lots of STEM challenges to take part in, and we learned about a TESLA electric car. We heard from people in work in engineering and learned about possible careers.
And at the very end of the day, we found out that P1 -4 had won the Primary Prize for their presentation!
David, the puppet man, came in to work with us all. We all really enjoyed it, and there are even some budding ventriloquists!
Today we all took part in the Labyrinth activity, led by Kate Coutts, in conjunction with the Kirk. Everyone listened while Kate told the story of Assipattle and the Stoorworm, and we learned about the story behind the labyrinth. P5 – 7 drew two labyrinths on the tennis court (involving a lot of measuring!). Then the younger children had a go. Finally, we had some folk from the community and parents come and try the labyrinth. We had a great experience today!
Jason has mended our polytunnel, and we are now starting to plant things. We have also created a log pile to encourage wildlife.
We went to Sandgarth Beach to bag the bruck. This means that we went along the shore and picked up any rubbish that had been swept up by the tide. We mainly found plastic and bits of rope. Thanks to all the parents who came with us, and to Stanley for helping transport! Altogether we collected about 20 bags worth of rubbish.
We all really enjoyed the drum for fun session this morning!
We did a lot of book related activities on World Book Day. Everyone came in dressed as a character from a favourite book.
One of the library group led a book quiz which the children did in teams. Then the children all got the chance to swap some of the books they had finished with at home, and take some new ones home to enjoy. After that was a book scavenger hunt.
For PE, the children did activities based on stories from the sea.
In the afternoon, we read the French book “Cher Zoo” and then worked together to make animals from cardboard.
Thankyou to Sensei Amy and Jo who came out to do our first kickboxing club. Everyone really enjoyed it!
The children in P5-7 have been designing and making wind powered devices. Thanks to Dave Craig who came in to work with the children.