A busy term in P2n

We’ve been very busy this term. Our topics have been “Materials “ and “Houses and Homes.”

We have investigated the properties of various materials.

Our museum visit focussed on materials people used in the past and we made our own clay pot. We had a super time.


We have been working with numbers to 100, learning addition and subtraction strategies, time and measurement.


and learning about verbs, adjectives, nouns and alphabetical order.


P7 Titanic Homework

Both Mr Sandison and myself have been blown away by all of the efforts the primary seven classes have put into the Titanic homework tasks they were given this term.  We have seen everything from models, fact sheets, cooked meals, menus, boarding passes, diary entries, clothes designs and lots more!  A big well done to all of the pupils in P7 and a thank you to all of the parents/carers for their efforts and collaboration with this too.



Baldy Bane Theatre Company Performance

Primary six and seven enjoyed a performance called ‘The Journey’  by the Baldy Bane Theatre company this morning.  The performance was ‘forum theatre’ which meant that the pupils were able to particiapte throughout the play and were invited to make certain decisions to determine the outcome of the scenes.  The key messages of the play were all about road safety.  The pupils shared a lot of great knowledge to ensure a safe outcome for all of the characters in the play.

One from the Sea, Three from the Land

This term pupils in P4n and P4s  have been learning all about Fishing. They have been lucky enough to tour a pelagic fishing boat the ‘Antarctic ll’ and had a visit from Frankie’s Fish and Chip shop to help them understand the journey of fish from the sea to their plate and making them aware of the richness around our island.

With excellent support from Izzy Swanson the pupils brought their topic to life with a special play, which they performed to their parents/carers last week.

‘One from the Sea, Three from the Land’ was written especially for the class by Izzy Swanson and brings together stories of old folklore and dialect singing.

One from the Sea, Three from the Land


Carpet Bowls

For the last six weeks some pupils from both Primary 5 classes have been gathering on a Friday lunchtime to learn how to play carpet bowls.

Volunteers from the local bowls club have been coming into the school to teach the children how to play.  As part of this, the children were split into 6 teams and had a mini tournament against each other.

Here is a picture of the winning team with their trophies.

The winners of the mini bowls tournament.

The winning team along with 4 other pupils have been selected to go and take part in the top bowls competition against other schools next week.  The volunteers said it had been really difficult to choose as everyone had put in so much effort over the last 6 weeks! Well done!

More information about the competition will follow next week.

Busy term for P4S


Its been a busy term so far in P4S. To start our topic ‘Shetland Fishing’ we had a trip to the museum to find out about fishing in the past.

We then had a visit from ‘Frankie’s Fish and Chips’ to understand how our fish get from sea to the plate. This also included some yummy tasters. We really enjoyed picking up and feeling the different sea creatures they brought in to show us!

We also enjoyed an amazing trip to see the Antarctic ll fishing boat in Lerwick, to find out more about how we catch the fish we eat. We learnt about the different parts of the boat and the jobs the crew have. I think we have some fishermen in the making!