Tag Archives: Primary 1

Sharing Stories

Primary 5s have created their own ‘alternative’ fairy tales.  We spent some time exploring a variety of picture books which had alternative endings to the traditional stories we all know.   The children then had to write their own version and turn it into a picture book which they then shared with P1n.

The boys and girls in P1 loved this and said that they recognised the stories but they were much more interesting and really liked the illustrations! P5 really enjoyed being able to share their work with some of our younger children and P1n were excellent listeners!

Primary One Trip on the Bressay Ferry

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.

Primary 1n Floating and Sinking

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. 🙂