During December, several classes at Bell’s Brae were asked to consider making a donation to Shetland Foodbank as part of a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’. In the last week of term, both Primary 6 classes carried the items to the Foodbank to help support their work during a very busy time of year.
In the run-up to the holidays, Primary 6 pupils prepared cards to exchange with partner classes on the other side of the English Channel! They did a brilliant job in writing and designing their cards, and learned some new French vocabulary.
Primary 6 pupils from Bell’s Brae recently took part in the Shetland heat of the annual, national “Euroquiz” competition, run by the Scottish European Educational Trust. Teams from P6n and P6s did really well in the quiz, particularly with their knowledge of the geography and languages of Europe. Well done to all who took part!
P6 have been delighted to welcome Field Studies Advisor Mr Rose to Bell’s Brae this term as part of our “Light & Sound” science topic. He has shown P6s several experiments and we have learned lots of interesting facts. Thank you, Mr Rose!
This term Primary 6 have been learning all about Victorians, and we recently held our annual “Victorian Day”, where children are given the experience of what life was like for pupils during Queen Victoria’s reign. The pupils and staff were dressed appropriately and everyone contributed to a memorable day! We would like to express our huge thanks to Miss Swanson, who provided costumes for the day and visited both classes for a lesson in the afternoon.
(We’ve made the photos look old-fashioned to be more authentic!)
Both Primary 6 classes were recently paid a visit by children’s evangelist Gordon McCracken and his collection of puppets! Pupils were given some tips on ventriloquism and how to pronounce tricky letters without moving their lips, before being given an opportunity to operate the puppets themselves.
In December, Primary 6 and 7 at Bell’s Brae took part in a “reverse advent calendar”, where pupils were invited to bring in one food item on their allocated day, which was added to a box with contributions from the whole class. On the last day of term, the contents of these boxes were donated to Shetland Foodbank, who sorted the contributions into emergency food parcels to be given to people in need.