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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.

P5 Rocket Building

Both Primary 5 classes have been enjoying learning all about Space as our topic this term.

As part of this, pupils had to design and then create model rockets using junk that they had collected and brought in from home.  Some excellent rockets were created, have a look at the pictures below.

Primary 5 classes have also really enjoyed their weekly visits from Mr Harry Rose where he has been able to share his wealth of knowledge on Space with us all.  Thank you to him for coming in this term and thank you to everyone who collected junk for our rocket project.




Primary 5 Screenplay

On Thursday 31st of August both Primary 5 classes went to Mareel to watch Dhanak (Rainbow) which was being shown as part of the Screenplay festival.

Before going we watched the trailer and then worked in groups to predict what we thought was going to happen in the film.

Everyone really enjoyed the film which was in Hindi with subtitles.  This was a new experience for all.  We then attended a workshop with other schools to discuss and retell the story of the film.

Since watching Dhanak both classes have been researching facts about India and using these to create  fact files.  We have also begun writing our own adventure story.

Both classes would like to thank the parent helpers who accompanied us on the trip.


Bressay Ferry Trip

As part of our sea themed activities  we went for a trip on the Bressay Ferry on Thursday.  The usual ferry is away for a refit just now so we got to go on the Fivla.

The steps down to the passenger lounge was very steep and it was very noisy.  Some of the children thought the visor looked like a shark’s mouth!

We had a lovely time!

On Friday, we had some Fish and Chips for our lunch.  This was kindly donated by the Fort Chippy and was enjoyed by all. A massive thank you to them.