On Tuesday 27th May both Primary One classes went for a trip to Bressay. We were lucky to get the chance to talk with Captain John Clark and his crew on the Leirna. We went up to the Bridge and saw how the boat is steered. Once safely ashore we walked up to the Maryfield House Hotel, where we enjoyed crisps and juice. There was even time for a play in the garden before we caught the ferry home! We had such a super morning.
As part of our Moving maths sessions on Wednesday afternoons the boys and girls in Primary 1s and 1n made Fruit punch. We have been learning about volume and capacity. We followed a recipe and filled the cups up to the correct lines with different fruit juices. We enjoyed our drinks afterwards!
Both Primary 6 classes presented some of their poetry work at assembly on Friday, then as a ‘brain break’ led the whole of P4-7 in a Just Dance routine! There were some very impressive moves…
We have been learning all about water. Today we were scientists, investigating ‘floating’ and ‘sinking’ through different experiments.
We made predictions on whether or not everyday classroom items would float or sink and tested them in water to see if we were right.
In pairs, we constructed our own tinfoil boats and watched to see if they would float. We even added weight on to the boats to see if they could stand up to the test! We loved being scientists for the morning. 🙂
P4 – P7 had a great time at the Marine Wildlife Roadshow learning all about the marine environment and the current challenges the creatures face due to litter and plastic pollution. The children learnt how important it is to recycle plastic to stop this going into the sea and how beach litter collections can make a difference to our marine wildlife.
The children really enjoyed meeting the inflatable sea creatures.
Both primary 5 class have had a visit from Ann-Marie Anderson, who is the author of the children’s book ‘Da Ooriks.’ She told us about how she started writing and the process involved in creating a book. We then did some work on Shetland Dialect writing.
Primary 5 have enjoyed some outdoor learning with our maths lessons on shape and symmetry.